Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Reece's Nursery

Finally! I took these pictures after we got Reece's room finished late pregnancy and never got around to blogging them! I had a room "theme" picked out for a boy and a girl soon after we found out we were expecting but changed it up some after we found out "it" was a "he". :) I just love the way Reece's room turned out. Every time I walk in I still look around at everything and smile. We've made a few changes since he's been here, just organizational wise and got newborn pictures added to the empty picture frames. Reece also has his own bathroom since there is a bathroom right next to his room. We decided to go ahead and decorate it in similar colors since that's where we keep all of his things. I'll share where everything came from down at the bottom :) 

Crib - Jenny Lind from Amazon 
Bedding - My mom had it made from a lady in Ft. Worth, she made all the bedding, a boppy cover and changing pad cover (not pictured), and a bunch of burp rags 
Dresser - Antique that we refinished, it was my moms from when she was a little girl 
Glider - Amazon 
Small table - antique that we refinished
Shelf above bed - I had this in our old house but I think I got it from Home Goods 
Shelf above dresser - Hobby Lobby 
White book shelves - Ikea 
Baby rocking chair - Jenny Lind (not sure where it's from, it was a gift)
Chevron R above crib - Hobby Lobby 
Sign above crib - Hobby Lobby 
Turquoise picture frame above crib - Garden Ridge 
Noah's ark frame - gift 
Baby shoes - the crochet ones are from my family and the other ones are John's from when he was baptised 
Mobile - Buy Buy Baby 
God gave me you sign - Junk store 
Window shutter frame - World Market 
Reece blanket (on rocking chair) - Monogram Marketplace (Etsy)
Toy basket - Home Goods 
Elephant Diaper Storage - Pottery Barn 
Changing Pad cover - Target 
Frames above Dresser - Hobby Lobby
Elephant  above dresser - Hobby Lobby
Baby book (above dresser) - Two Giggles (Etsy)
Hanging Elephant - Hobby Lobby
Going home outfit - Anne Everett Rae (Etsy)
Reece banner above closet - Banner came from Hobby Lobby and coworkers attached his name 
Gray chair - Pottery Barn 
You make me happy sign - Nutcracker Market 
Diaper bag - Pottery Barn 
Curtains - Home Depot 
Elephant Rug on Glider - Pottery Barn 
Frame above glider - World Market 
Lamp - target
So Loved sign - Hobby Lobby 
gray/white frame - Michaels 
Elephant hamper - Home Depot 
Shower curtain - Target 
Towel shelf in bathroom - junk store 
Reece stool - Pottery Barn 


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Reece William: 2 Months

My baby keeps growing up! He's now 2 months old! I am loving seeing his little personality develop and watching him learn. It's been a great month with lots of new updates! 

Weight: As of his last doctors appt which was 2 weeks ago he was 9lbs 10oz. He has his 2 month appt on Tuesday and I'll update this then. 

Height: I'll update as of our appt on Tuesday. 

Likes: Eating, being outside, walks, bath time, Aden & Anais blankets, sucking his binky 

Dislikes: Tummy time, being flat on his back, waiting for his bottle, burping

Hair: Right after he turned 1 month he started losing the hair on top of his head. He still had a lot on the back though. It's starting to grow back now and it looks really dark! No more mohawks for awhile though ;) 

Eyes: Dark brown! 

Clothes: He's in all 0-3mo and 3 mo clothes except for some shorts that are newborn. And even some of those are still a little big. I think it's because of his skinny legs. His belly is starting to chunk up though so I think we'll be out of the last newborn things soon. He's still having to wear mostly non footed sleepers because is long legs and big feet. Oh yeah and he's in size 6-12 month socks! I bought alot of his summer things in 3-6 months because the doctor told us how big he was going to be so I'm really hoping he will start growing so he can wear all his cute summer clothes! When he is in a good mood in the morning when he's getting dressed we play "dress up" and I try on some of his outfits just so we make sure we're not missing any outfits! 

Diapers: Size 1 

Milestones: He is smiling, "talking", and trying to laugh. He mimics us - if we stick our tongue out, he will do it back to us. He also thinks it's so funny when we do it. We're working on bubbles with him now. He has great head control despite having little tummy time. We are trying to have more floor time on his playmat but with the reflux it's hard for him to be flat on his back. I know we need to do it though to help with rolling over. I bought a chair off of our neighborhood garage sale site for him to have stimulation with toys and he's been liking it, especially with it outside - he has started swiping at the toys hanging on there! Reece also took his first road trip this month to Ft. Worth and got to meet alot of my family for the first time! He also went to his first birthday party, block party and celebrated his first Memorial Day. 

Eating: We are still working through all of his tummy issues and we are almost there I think. The pedi finally referred us to a GI doctor after he continued having bloody/mucousy poops on the nutramigen and continued to spit up quite a bit, mostly out of his nose. The GI doctor was worried about pyloric stenosis but an ultrasound ruled that out but he still had concerns because he was malnourished. We had switched from zantac to prevacid and neither were working so now he's on erythromycin (an antibiotic) to help with GI motility. I was very concerned at first about having him on an antibiotic for an unknown amount of time, but the doctor said he'd been prescribing it for 30 years and there had been no long term issues. And, I can actually see a difference with him on it. His spit ups are alot less now! He's still on nutramigen which I'm not really happy about because he continues to have abnormal diapers. We tried a prescription formula (neocate) and he puked up every bottle so that's why we went back to nutramigen. We have an appt with another GI doctor in July for a second opinion. But through all of this, he is still a great eater. He acts like we haven't fed him in days every time he gets a bottle. He's eating 4.5-5oz now 5 times a day. 

Sleeping: We have a great night time sleeper, but not a good napper! Reece sleeps 8-10 hours at night for us but takes very short cat naps during the day. He goes to bed usually between 9 and 10 and wakes up between 5 and 7. I really want to try to get him in bed earlier, but his feedings always just fall around 8-9 so then he's in bed after that. He's still sleeping in the rock n play in our room and naps are just wherever he falls asleep, including my arms. We just started working on crib naps this week. He doesn't sleep long in the crib (I think because he's flat) so by the end of the day he's super fussy from being over tired. I am asking the doctor on Tuesday about a wedge or something for his crib. We have got to get him in the crib though for naps before he goes to daycare. He also loves his Aden & Anais blankets and rubs them on his face when he goes to sleep. Which is another problem for daycare since they aren't allowed to have anything in the crib with them. We have alot of work to do! We are doing the eat/play/sleep routine and I think that has really helped with Reece's nighttime sleeping. We have a bedtime routine now with a bath then his bottle then snuggles with mom or dad then bed. 

Momma: I had my 6 week postpartum appt and everything is back to normal with me. My blood pressure however still has his moments of sky rocketing. I have an appt this week with a PCP to hopefully get a handle on it. I start working from home this week, only for 4 hours/week but it means that I'm that much closer to being back at work for good. I go back July 9th. We interviewed an in home daycare person last week to see if we'd rather have that than going to a "school" but we are leaning more towards The Goddard School where is already enrolled. It breaks my heart knowing that it's almost time to leave him every day, but I have to do it for our family and I also know I would go crazy if i stayed home every day with no adult interaction. I love my job and my clients and I do miss them. 

Daddy: Daddy is back to working full time but has been able to get off work to go to Reece's appointments with us. He helps us with our bedtime routine when he gets home from work and really helps out on the weekends when mommy is tired from the week. Today he offered to take Reece out to run errands and then took him on a walk, all while I napped :) 

The Cats: There's nothing new with the cats. Pixie has no problem being around Reece but Lucy has her moments. I don't see Lucy most of the day while I'm home, but she comes out when dad gets home. She still sleeps with us too. 

Favorite Baby Items: 
Everything is still the same as last month, but I thought I would put links to everything that we have incase anyone is wondering exactly what we are using and add our new favorites. 

-Rock n Play - The one thing I'll say about the rock n play - yes, it's great. BUT, I wouldn't recommend it unless you have to get it (like for reflux), because transitioning to a crib from it is HARD! So, buy at your own risk ;) 

-Boppy Newborn Lounger - This thing has been a lifesaver for us. Although just like the rock n play, he loves to nap in it so getting him to nap in the crib now is hard. 

-Aden and Anais Swaddle blankets- (or muslin swaddle blankets in general). Reece loves them. Like I said before, he loves rubbing them on his face to help him sleep, but again, another bad habit we have started. They have A&A security blankets I am going to get him instead and they also have A&A sleep sacks I am going to get for daycare because that IS something that is allowed. We also have a few Muslin blankets from this Etsy shop which we love! 

-Aden and Anais Washcloths - these are SO much better than the cheaper ones you can get in a big pack at the baby stores. I found a pack of 3 at Home Goods and decided to buy them since they were cheap. They are our go to washcloths and work so much better. I think this brand is just high quality and worth the money! 

- Baby Einstein Aquarium Soother - My mom bought this for Reece and it has been great for keeping him occupied in his crib and also for transitioning to the crib. 

And here are more pictures from our 2 month photo shoot today...

And for a good comparison shot... 

We love you so much Reece!

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