Monday, September 28, 2015


Although there haven't been any floods, zombies, or earthquakes today, the Blood moon has certainly affected our house.

Here is a list of my day's challenges so far:

  1. Milo woke up like 10 times after we put him to bed. He just wouldn't stay sleeping and kept squirming all over. 
  2. The dog has pooped the carpet twice.
  3. Milo is having a an impossible time napping, doesn't really ever feel like eating  (but does), and keeps screaming his tired scream.
  4. McDonald's computers had to reboot as I got to the window. This forced Milo into hysteria because he hates sitting in the car when it's not moving. 
  5. Sean is reportedly "feeling out of whack".
It's been quite a day. But I'm pretty sure everyone has days like this.... Right? 

Here's more pics ofor you:

Monday, September 21, 2015


Milo is so great. The last 3 nights in a row, he's slept 8 hours straight with only 1 early morning wake-up each night. He's still not in love with napping, but he knows night time and rocks it.

Here's how we did it:

Up until a few weeks ago, we focused on teaching Milo the difference between night and day - lights on, windows open, all volumes regular.

When he turned 7.5 or 8 weeks, we started a nighttime routine:
1: Sean gives him a bath with the special bedtime bath soap.
2: I dry him off and put on a new diaper.
3: Sean lotions him with the bedtime lotion and we put on his jammies.
4: He gets wrpped up in the SwaddleMe swaddle wrap (you can get at target).
5: I sing while he fusses himself to drowsiness.
6: I put him in the crib just before he's all the way asleep and he finishes drifting off by himself.

It works like a charm, basically and I'm super proud of him.

Other than that, he's been so happy! He smiles all the time (besides right before sleeping times) and loves having his face tickled. He's the happiest boy in the mronibg and likes reading books and getting mommy kisses.

For the first time today, he sat in the high chair while I made and ate lunch. Yay!

There's been a lot going on lately that I keep thinking I should post about but then I get sidetracked or take a nap or I just don't think it'll go over well, so I don't.

I will try to post more often, though.
Fun thing: Milo is napping on me as I write this and he just smiled and chuckled at whatever his dream was. What a cutie.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lovin' It

It's hard to be a mom and there's very little reward at this point, but I am more than in love with it than anything else I've ever done.  Right now, I'm on my couch, holding my beautiful sleeping baby, watching tv (no star trek today because our bluray Netflix thing is down and I don't know how to fix it) and there's nowhere else I'd rather be. We cleaned the entire house on Saturday so I get to feel much more relaxed than the last few weeks where things have all gone by the wayside, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm still learning. I think I'm finally being able to let Sean take him without feeling guilty, which I know is ridiculous, but new mom syndrome is tough. And I know Sean is working on not feeling bad if he has to give up. It's definitely a process.

Milo has been sleeping a solid 5 hours at a time at night, which is awesome. Naps are still tough, but we're working on it. He's getting more smiley and cooing a lot, which I love. He's getting big, but is still really little. I love him nonetheless.

If my phone does the blog thing I want it to, here are some pictures.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanging in There

These last few weeks have been a little rough. He's been less willing to take naps, going to bed is a fight some nights, and I've had a few meltdowns.

I get that we're still learning. He's only 7 weeks old, but it's definitely difficult. It's like a puzzle that randomizes itself every hour and you have to find the new set of tricks that will work each time. There are so many things that I want to do for him or for Sean and it's just not always possible and I have to accept that as much as I'm in charge, it's him that's running the show.

We've spent a good 80% of our days this week sitting on the couch. Who knew being a mom would be the perfect opportunity to binge watch all the shows. Netflix is a real new mom blessing.

It's also pretty crazy seeing how I have had to change my diet. Doing so many simple tasks is a challenge now. Eating takes coordination, planning and sometimes doesn't even happen. Showering is truly a feat. Getting chores all the way done is almost a distant memory.

But, like I said, we're still learning. And I love that my doctor has validated my meltdowns. I'm not crazy, it's a good mix of hormones, sleep deprivation, and baby talk.

I can handle it. And I will handle it. I can't always promise that Milo will be able to keep it together, but we'll do our best.

Love, Miss Ellen