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Wordless Wednesday (7/31)

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Two Things Tuesday (7/30)

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1.  This little boy had a not-so-good night last night due to congestion.  Poor guy could not seem to clear his throat. I tried clearing his nose with the blue bulb thingy, but nothing seemed to help. I got lots of junk out this morning, but there's still some in there. 

2. We've decided that in order to do what's financially best for us, we need to lease out or sell our condo. Pronto.  Because of this very difficult decision, we have to find a home or homes for our two cats either temporarily until we're able to afford a place to live or indefinitely if the new owner(s) desire. It's really upsetting, and I'm trying to stay positive, but things are tough right now. I've had my Siamese since I was in college (over 10 years ago), and I've had my tabby since I moved into the condo 6 years ago.  They've been my constant companions, and I'm going to try hard to find them homes because I can't stand the thought of taking them to the shelter. Just brea…

Thankful Thursday (7/25)

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Today's "Thankful Thursday" post is a no-brainer.

Today, I'm thankful for family. 
You see, the start-up company The Husband started working for a few weeks before Jack was born has had financial trouble. Enough so that they've had to lay off all of the people who worked in the office. The Husband worked in the office. 
And, because they've been struggling to get their finances together for a while, he hasn't (along with everyone else in the company) received the last three paychecks. 
So, we've been staying/living with my parents and will probably have to continue to do so until he is able to find something that will pay our bills.  
My in-laws have graciously been taking care of our cats and making sure everything is ok at the condo, and The Husband may end up staying with them once in a while when he is networking and searching for jobs in that area. 
I can't tell you how difficult this has been. If you or your spouse has ever been without work…

Wordless Wednesday (7/24)

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Two Things Tuesday (7/23)

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Two Things
1). This little guy is 6 weeks old today! 

I didn't do a "what's happening with Jack" post when he turned a month old, so I might as well do one now!  
What's happening with Jack?  Well... ~He's far more alert these days and usually seems to enjoy tummy-time and the times he lays against my propped up legs while listening to me sing songs to him like "The Wheels on the Bus," "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?," and other nursery songs. 
~He hates to be swaddled, but he sleeps like a pro when he is. 
(First time to nap on the floor)
~He sleeps like an even bigger pro with the sound of rain I play on this awesome app my mother-in-law told me about. 
~Speaking of sleep...he's now (normally...but last night was a different story) at 4 1/2 hours, 3 hours, and 2 hours between feedings at night. It's soooo much better than the every 1 1/2 to 2 hours between feedings we were working with a few weeks ago. 
~He's a great eater! So …

Thankful Thursday--a new thing

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In an effort to be more consistent with posting (even if the posts aren't lengthy), I've decided to try out a few "theme" posts each week.
The truth is I'm incredibly thankful for many people and many things
This Thursday, I'm thankful for the opportunity to go to the gym. Even though it just consists of walking right now, the chance to get out of the house and to exercise has been such a sanity-saver. We're getting ready to go there now.  See?

Wordless Wednesday

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Two Things Tuesday

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Two Things
1.  Yesterday, we tried out the wrap successfully for the second time. I had tried him in it several times since the weekend at my parents', but each time he just cried and cried. Not a happy camper.  But yesterday, I wanted to clean up the kitchen, but he didn't want to be put down. So, I crossed my fingers, held my breath, and put him in. After 10 minutes of resting comfortably against me, he fell asleep and stayed asleep for about 45 minutes. It was really sweet being able to hold him close like that.


2.  Yesterday, after a good night of sleep the night before (thanks to swaddling him), I decided that swaddling is a must. But, the swaddles and blankets we have keep him too warm or are way too small.  So, I bought some muslin swaddling blankets.  I chose these because they're lightweight, breathe better, and are HUGE.  I swaddled him last night, and although he didn't sleep quite as well as the night before (he managed to do a Houdini and free his arms a f…

The 4th and Several Other Things

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It seems like I can only get one post in a week. I wonder why? :)
The Husband had a long weekend, so we drove down to visit my parents on the 4th. We stayed through Sunday, and other than having to sleep on the couch with Jack next to me in the rock 'n play, it was a great visit.
The Husband was feeling particularly patriotic :)


We headed to The Bestie's house for a visit. Because The Husband and I were too chicken to do it, she trimmed Jack's nails for us!  She rocks. 

I think these leg-warmers are deliciously cute on him! I also love this picture of his tiny feet with my dad's hand. 

We had lots of tummy time practice this weekend--the baby not us. Three generations :)
And, hello matching stripes!

...And bunches of naps.  Unfortunately, he didnt quite get this nap out before visiting with my sister and her family. He was one grumpy little man!

We even had time to hang out with friends. The Husband took this shot. Neat perspective!

We've already arranged their marri…

Why, Yes.

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Why, yes. I am three weeks old today. 


Why, yes, I do look adorable in this Under Armour onesie my Aunt Sam gave me.
Why, yes, I am wearing a completely different Under Armour onesie and diaper cover in the next picture.  

Is it because I peed EVERYWHERE while getting a diaper change?  The wall? The table?  Two clean outfits? Even on my face?  Twice? All by 10:00am?
Why, yes!

A Morning of Diapers and Friends

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We have had a lovely day so far!

First, PRAISE GOD, the baby slept a good three to three and a half hours between each feeding last night.  It's amazing what an extra 45 minutes to an hour of sleep can do for one's outlook :)

Second, I decided that since his umbilical cord has fallen off and his circumcision has healed, we'd try out cloth diapers today.  He hasn't cried any of the times I've changed him today!  And, they look super cute on his little tushy! :)  Haha, they look sooo big on him, but he's cozy, they haven't leaked, and they're downright adorable!

See??

 And, third, the two of us headed up to the school to visit with the ladies I was blessed to work with in the office.  I took the opportunity (and a willing pair of arms and a comfy shoulder to hold Jack--thank you Ann!!) to finally clean out my desk in the library.  That task normally would have taken place at the end of school, but since I was put on bed rest while school was still going …