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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Corbin - Two Months

Corbin is now two months old... Awesome!  Generally, he has become a happy baby.  :)  He's very healthy and growing at a great rate.  He's small for his age, but still growing, so that's all that matters. 

Growth:

Weight - 10 lbs. 9.6 oz   17%
Length - 22.25"              24%
OFC - 39.9 cm               80%

As you can see, he may be little, but he's got a giant head!  Like his big brother.  :)  (And dad)  ;)
He still gets me up once at night.  But, slowly he seems to be sleeping a little but longer.  So, hopefully soon...ish, he'll be sleeping through the night.  :)  I can't wait for that day!  I just hope it's sooner then later.  Alister didn't start sleeping through the night until 13 months old.  So, we'll see!

Corbin and Alister brighten my day.  :)  Even days when Alister is a but frustrating.  Those days I try and remember that he really is a good kid.  We're very blessed parents.  Both of our boys are healthy, handsome and happy.  :)  Mom and Dad love you both with all our hearts.

LIKES 

-same as last month.
 Plus:
-when I sing bad play guitar. (He smiles a bit) (: 
-being held. A lot. 
-binky

DISLIKES

-same as last month 





I'll probably get some pictures up later.  I  just really wanted to get this up while both of the boys are sleeping.



Monday, March 3, 2014

Maternity - Both Times

This blog is mostly just for pictures. I realized I never posted my maternity pictures while I was pregnant with Alister. So, I decided to put up both sets of pictures. Enjoy!

ALISTER









CORBIN





Corbin - One Month

Corbin is doing wonderfully. He's a good eater and sleeper. For the majority of the time, I only have to get up once a night with him. So that's awesome. He doesn't have another appointment until two months, so not really any updates.

LIKES

-eating
-sitting
-facing forward so he can see everything. 
-cuddling (when it suits him)
-pushing up with his legs to a standing position. 
-being held 
-being walked around  
-picture of Mary and Baby Jesus above the 

DISLIKES

-diaper changes 
-getting dressed 
-tummy time (when he's hungry or tired)





Alister loves Corbin. :)


Corbin - Two Weeks

At two weeks, Corbin was longer and heavier. Which made us very happy. It took some work to get Alister to gain good weight. The fact that we haven't had to supplement has been awesome. I'm not "nursing" but I am exclusively pumping. Nursing is a challenge on it's own.

Anyway... Two weeks! Yay!

He already makes the cutest cooeing sounds. He's also very strong. And as long as he's not hungry or tired he doesn't mind tummy time. He's perfect. (:







Sunday, March 2, 2014

Making a Change

EThis morning, I ponder to myself, as my baby boy sleeps next to me on the couch. I have reached a point in my life where I'm ready to make a change. Not one that will only be talked about or dreamed about. Ones that will become my reality. Today, I'm going to "step up". I'm going to strive to better my life. These changes will not only better my life, but be beneficial to my family as well. 

At the beginning of every year, people decide to make changes or goals. Things to better themselves and their lives. This year, I did the something. Although, now that I think back on it, I don't think I was truly ready to commit to those changes. I think I was excited off the high that simple comes to people at that time of year. But, now that my life has changed, I have come to the conclusion on my own to change. 

We now have two handsome boys. These boys who have captured my heart. These boys whose souls and hearts are pure. They also make me want to change. I want to be a better person for them. That I might be a wonderful example to them. Especially as they get older. Which is why now is the time to change. So it is well established and it's just part of who I am. 

So, I spent 18 months out of the last 27 of my life being pregnant. I no longer am familiar with my own body. I don't feel comfortable or condfident in my own skin. So, instead of mopping and feeling sorry for myself, I'm going to change it. I'm not going to diet, but change my lifestyle. I'm going to start by reading: Power Foods Lifestyle by Kristy Jo Hunt. 

Also, as many of you know, I jut started up my own Mary Kay business. I'm not even a week in and I'm already loving it. I started for a few reasons. One of them being, to build up my self-confidence. I know this is going to be great for me. Am I nervous? Yes. Overwhelmed? Yes. I mean, come on, I'm a mother of two boys under the age of two. (Side note: Alister turned twenty months old today). Excited? Absolutely. I can't wait to get this business going. 

I'm taking control of my life. Physically, emotionally and spiritually. I'm ready for a change. Will I struggle? Of course! Bettering your life isn't easy. Making change is hard. Will there be days I want to give up? You bet'cha! But, with prayer and encouragement, I know I can do and have it all. 

Take control of your life. Make the change. Be a better you. And never give up.