Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Square One

I have been so blessed over the last six weeks to get to be a part of a really special mom's group at Grace Covenant (not even our church!) called Square One. We've met every Tuesday morning and shared tips and tricks about being a new mom. It's been a great opportunity to hear from experienced moms about everything from sleep training (whatever that is!) to holiday traditions with a little one now in the mix.
Last night the Henegars (the parents of a really good friend of mine) hosted a dinner party for us at their home and had a team of grandmothers from the church watch all of the babies upstairs. They even had our husbands one-by-one go around the table to tell us how much they appreciated us. It was really neat.
I'm so happy that this group is going to go from a semi-formal discussion group to a play group!
Here we are at the party last night. I wish I'd taken a shot of all of with the babies. There are some Baby Gap models in this group!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How is this going so fast?!

I feel like our little bea was born yesterday! I'm not sure how she's gotten so big so fast! Before I had her, I never understood why people were so obsessed with their child's weight and height, but now that I'm a part of the work that helps her put on the weight, I think I understand a little more. It really is just amazing how quickly they grow and get bigger. I realize she's not on her way to college or anything, but it's still just shocking that she's already gained almost 3 pounds. So cool!

At birth:
7lbs. 8oz.
21 inches
Day 4:
6 lbs. 15 oz. (25th percentile)
21 inches (75th percentile)

Day 16:
8 lbs. (50th percentile)
22 inches (95th percentile)

1 month:
8 lbs. 11 oz. (25th percentile)
22.5 inches (90th percentile)

2 months:
10 lbs. 4 oz. (45th percentile)
23.5 inches (90th percentile)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Where's Waldo?

Making the Switch

Over at our house we're making a switch that we hope will save us some moola in the long run. They're great for the environment too, but I'd be lying if I told you that was my primary motivation.

We started with these while we got some baby care basics figured out- feeding, sleeping, etc.

And, for the last 4ish days, we've made the change to the BumGenius Elemental All-in-one diapers. They have been super easy so far. I picked this particular brand and style after reading this blog post

Does anyone else out there use these? And, do you have any tricks of the trade?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What you NEED to Race for the Cure

#1 A warm winter hat- pink, of course.
#2 A personalized breast cancer ribbon onesie

#3 Oops, scratch that... a matching personalized breast cancer ribbon onesie with your bestie

#4 Your bestie*

*this hand-holding was not posed (sigh)