Where have I been? At home. With my babies. Soaking in mommydom. And the month of August was GLORIOUS.
It started off on a great note because I turned 26 on the 1st :-) I didn't have anything in particular I wanted to do that day except for love on my babies, but my family and friends showered me with calls and cards all day and I felt so special. And the hubby hooked me up with a home-cooked gourmet dinner and some bling - which is always a win. It was an awesome day.
The rest of the month, I totally consumed myself with my role as a mom and wife, and it felt great. I'm hoping some of my stay-at-home routine sticks even post maternity leave. By the end of break, I felt organized, the house was clean, dinner was cooked by me regularly, and I have even managed a couple workouts...LOL The trickiest part of it all has been trying to somehow feel like I am balancing my time between both kids. At first I felt like my 4 year old was just totally doing his own thing but I got better about telling him what I was doing with the baby (going to change her diaper, get her dressed, feed her, etc.) and asking him if he wanted to be a part of it. He always does because he's such a great brother... I also was comfortable going on walks with both kids so the big kid could ride his bike. We even did the park twice LOL
On August 20th, the big kid started PreK and so far he really likes his class. His teacher and assistant teachers seem like they are going to be great, so I am pretty excited to see what the rest of the year brings :-) I got a little pinteresty with his back to school photo - I told ya'll this break had me reaching new heights! hahaha
|My Big Boy!|
At Little Miss' one month doctor's appointment, she was 10lbs 4oz and 22.25inches. The doctor and nurses were very impressed with how well she is growing. Like three times I was asked, "And this is ALL breastmilk?" LOL So thankful for such a great milk supply and I can tell baby is too because she is eating like a pro... I cannot believe we will be taking her two month picture next week!
As an aside, breastfeeding has done wonders for my post-preggo body. I'm back to my pre-preggo weight despite eating like I'm still preggers...Now I just need to start counting calories so I can have a bikini body by next summer. I'm determined to be in the best shape of my life now that we are done having kids...I think ;-) Anywho, I totally recommend for anyone to try and breastfeed. Even if it's just for a short duration, you and your baby with reap the benefits!
Our family ended my time off with a quick surprise Labor Day trip so that our grandparents could meet Izzy. We didn't tell them we were coming and their reactions when we walked into their houses were priceless...
|Isabelle meets GG (hubby's grandma)|