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Melbourne oh Melbourne!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Zach and I love going to Melbourne (Florida...obviously not Australia)! We love that we can hop in the car and in 4 hours have an instant cheap vacation! As soon as Kye was born we wanted to go plan a trip to Melbourne not only so he could meet Nana but also so he could get used to traveling! We picked this past weekend to go because the month of April is PACKED for us and we didn't want to wait to go down there until May! Really though, we probably should have tried to wait a couple of weeks. Right now he eats every 3 hours...so that means I fed him at 4, we hit the road, had to stop to feed him at 7, then got there at 9:45 so I had to feed him at 10! That is a crap load of feeding for me! We should have waited until after he was 5 weeks old because then his feedings will be spread out to 3 1/2 hours which means we'll probably be able to make it down there without stopping to nurse plus after he's 4 weeks old I can offer him a bottle on the trip! Duh..I'm stupid to t

Meeting the Pediatrician

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Monday was Kye's "2 Week Well Visit" with his pediatrician. I didn't have a clue who to choose for a pediatrician so I asked Stacy and she said she uses Dr. Griner and that he's the best in town but hard to get an appointment with. She was right and wrong. I thought hard to get an appointment with meant that they'd schedule you far away or have a hard time finding a time to put you down for. I quickly found out that "hard to get an appointment with" actually means it's hard to get HIM to show up for your scheduled appointment! They called me on Friday and told me our 8:30 appointment Monday morning wouldn't work because Dr. Griner wouldn't be in. So we rescheduled for Tuesday at 1:30. Keep in mind that Kye feeds at 1:00 so this was going to be a pain in my butt, but she told me that 1:30 was a quick appointment because it was the first time after lunch so I should be able to get in to see the dr. super fast. Monday was my horrible da

Becoming Baby Wise

I've heard Crissy mention Baby Wise before but I never really asked her much about it because I was pregnant and couldn't even begin to think about when the baby would actually arrive! When she was over here two weeks ago she told me about Baby Wise again and suggested that I read the book. I ordered it on half.com and read it right when it arrived (Kye and I got some more fun mail time outside!). Really, you don't have to buy the book. It's pretty repetitive and could be summed up in a short couple pages. The goal of the system is to get your baby to sleep through the night. Don't we all want that? At first I was planning on not having Kye on a schedule because I didn't want to be on one. I thought a schedule would tie me down and I don't want that! I'm too busy and travel too much to be stuck to a schedule. Well once Kye was born I realized that having a schedule doesn't tie you down...it gives you freedom. It's like when you become a Christ

Picture Crazy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On Sunday we had Kye's first photo shoot! My plan is to get it done 4 times this year then twice a year after that. I know they change a lot the first year and I'm hardcore about pictures..I love them but I'm not good at taking them so hiring someone just works out best. Autumn did such a great job on the delivery room pictures that we used her again for the baby pics...and I ADORE them! Here is the link to them (it will also be in the top right corner of the blog for easy access). Almost all of them are my favorites but here are the best of the best in my eyes! I ordered his birth announcements and will be sending them out sometime next week so check your mailbox :) Also now is a good time to mention...I may be a HUGE picture taker but I have vowed not to overwhelm everyone with a million pictures of my baby. Yes, to me he is precious. To me, all the pictures are super adorable. I could look at him all day! But to you, he's just another baby! Cute for

Week Three Summary

Like everyone says, it gets easier and easier with time. The third week has been a lot better than the second! I hope the fourth is even better!!! I've started to go walking everyday for at least 30 minutes with Kye. He sleeps, no surprise there, but I still think he enjoys the outdoors and it's good for him to get some vitamin D since breastfed babies often don't get enough of it through the milk. For me, it's my exercise. I'm pretty proud of myself for doing this. For some reason pushing a baby in a stroller and sweating like crazy is a lot less embarrassing then going for a run alone. The construction workers even enjoy it when I walk by! haha! I'm hoping it will help burn off some of this baby weight, but so far no luck. :( Breastfeeding has gotten much, much easier. He actually has latched on himself a few times without me having to force him! I've done away with all the extra pillows and now just use the Boppy. I have to sit Indian style for the bop

Summing up the Rest of the First Two Weeks

I really think we adjusted pretty quickly to having a baby! By the end of the first two weeks I was starting to feel like I had a grasp on things. As soon as she got back in town, Stacy called me. It was so nice to hear from her. She said when she got back she just had a feeling and checked to see if I'd given birth. She was sorry to miss the big event! We talked for like 20 minutes and she wanted to know all the details..isn't she sweet? I told her, if it's not weird, that we should do something sometime. We're both new moms (she had hers in Sept) and both have sons! It's tough to find friends, especially ones that have babies! The church set up a meal plan for us so every other night someone stops by with dinner. It's been a big blessing for us! Even though I'm a picky eater, it's given Zach a TON of lunches :) The tough thing for me is keeping up with everyone who stops by so I know who to send thank yous too! haha. The whole Christian Student
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