3 – 4 Months of Kaya

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OK…I started writing this post the day before Kaya turned 3 months to make a 3 month update. Now…we’re 2 days away from her turning 4 months!! #procrastinatemuch? At least I’m gettin’ to it! Right? Here is my 3 month baby update and 4 month baby update of Rohan for comparison.

Next survey update will be 6 months. I can’t believe 4 months have already passed since Kayabean’s birth. She is the best little girl I could’ve asked for.  I’m so grateful!  She’s such a big girl. and has changed so very much since her colicky beginning.  She’s so chill and only cries when she’s ready to sleep.

Weight Well this lil girl is getting long and heavy. I have to take her to the doctor soon so we’ll get an accurate weight, but when I get on our bathroom scale with her and then without her, there’s a 14.8 lb difference. So that’s a rough estimate for ya. Tho, she seems super light in comparison to Ro.

Clothes She is in 3-6 months and some 6 months! Her tiny lil shoes no longer fit either. She still fits her size 1 shoes. I gotta say, I LOVE baby girl clothes. All baby clothes is adorable just because of the tiny factor, but omg lil baby girl dresses and leggings and bows. ugh! I see why people go overboard with girls. I’m fighting it. (And let my mom go overboard on my behalf)

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Diapers We have tried a few brands with her so far: Pampers, Honest, Huggies, Love and even Publix. So far, no standouts for either great or awful, so going to try a few more brands and if none stand out will choose her diapers by price. Gotta say, Honest diapers are the cutest things ever!! I love the size 2 girls diapers w/ the strawberries. Honest wipes are my second fave, after Kirkland wipes from Costco.

Eating Kaya eats every 2 to 3 hours. I nurse on demand just like with Rohan. I get so worried now that she’s sleeping long at night that she’s starving. I know it’s irrational and that she’d wake up and cry if she wanted to nurse….but still.  When in Florida she got a bottle for the first time. It took her 3 attempts with a bottle to get used to the nipple. I’m glad she was able to catch on, I am not so tethered to her now. Overall she’s a good eater. There were some latch, and air gulping issues in the first month or so, but that’s over now.

Naps Kaya sleeps so randomly it’s ridiculous. Some days she’s the queen of cat naps, some days it feels like she sleeps for 24 hours, and some days it feels like she downed a bottle of no-doze and is tweaked out and wide awake. I am trying hard to find some sort of pattern, but she is throwing me for a loop. One great thing about her, that never happened with Roey, is that she will fall asleep on her own!

Nighttime Ahhh sweet night time. at about 7 weeks Kaya’s colickiness kicked the bucket and since then she’s been a perfect sleeper!! Before and during our time in Florida she would go down around 9:30/10 and then wake around 4:30 to nurse and pass out while nursing and stay asleep until 8 or 9.  Now, she goes down around 9:30 or 10, then wakes around 6:30 sometimes…and other days doesn’t wake until 8:30 or later! Thank you heavens!!

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Likes

  • Her brother – she stares and smiles and giggles and coos at him all day long
  • Being upright and walking around – she likes to see everything going on
  • Pulling hair, blankets, earrings, fingers, anything within reach
  • music, being sung to
  • her playmat and her rocker
  • bathtime – kicking and splashing
  • sucking her fingers – I’m happy she can self soothe and fall asleep, but worried she’ll be a longtime sucker

Dislikes

  • being held in one position for too long
  • being in an unmoving car
  • waiting for me to pull my breast out – those 2 seconds are entirely too long when she’s ready to nurse

Milestones

  • Rolling over! I gotta get her on camera, I always just catch her after she’s done the deed.
  • Scooting around
  • Giggling! i gotta get that on camera too
  • Taking her first dip in the pool and first flights

Overall

She’s such a calm baby. She’s so much easier than Roey and Roey wasn’t even that bad! #SOGRATEFUL I think she’s going to have a calmer personality/toddlerhood that Ro, but we’ll see. She may be a lil tornado just like her big bro. She’s already full of personality and makes the best faces! She’s just the softest snuggliest lil thing and I’m so excited to be her mommy.

Happily married mom of two.

Thoughts on Thursday

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I just realized I leave for BlogHer14 in a week and I am SO unprepared. I didn’t secure a sponsor so the trip is being paid with beachbody earnings, didn’t reach out to brands and other bloggers via social media…I didn’t even order biz cards! What is goin’ on with me?! ::sigh:: I almost feel like I shouldn’t go because my blogging hasn’t been up to par these days. But I think attending will help re-energize and re-inspire me.

Are you going to BlogHer?

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When Rohan was little his jumparoo was the best. He would just jump and jump until he passed out. I loved it! Now Kaya is too small for the jumparoo just yet, but her lil playgym thingy is working out just the same. She will scoot and roll and kick and reach and swat until she’s pooped! Today she took a random nap that let me have a lil quiet time. (If we’re Instagram friends you already know how I celebrated lol)

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So I am psyched for October. John and I are going to take our first baby-free vacation since our 1st anniversary Vegas trip in October 2011. We’re dropping Ro and Kai (sidebar, my LLC is KaiRo, I thought that was cute…..anyway….) we’re dropping them off with my family in Florida and taking a quickie cruise to Key West and Cozumel. This’ll be our first Carnival Cruise too. I. Cannot. Wait.

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So, after my lackluster T25 results (which are so embarrassing that I am SO NOT sharing pics until I get closer to my goal) I really had to “life coach” myself and commit (well, re-commit) to eating healthfully again. Granted, it’s a lot easier now that I’m home and am preparing the healthy meals instead of having delicious, but unhealthy, meals made for me by family. I’m glad that John’s on board, too.  Today I asked Roey “what do you want for snack, apple sauce or yogurt?” he replied, “Salad.” John and I looked at each other wide-eyed. I’m glad lil man’s on board too!!

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How’s your week goin’? What are your thoughts this fine thursday?

Happily married mom of two.

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Happily married mom of two.

Mind Right Monday

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Happy Monday!! How was your weekend? Mine was painful (had bad migraines since thursday) but productive (got a lot of stuff packed up to give away). Yesterday was my first pain-free day, and we went to my mom’s for a nice bbq. I took zero pictures, like a dummy. My dad took 2:

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OK Let’s see how I did with last week’s goals: 

  • Start my free 7-day challenge group  - Did it!!
  • Post to OKDani at least 3 times – Failed, sadly.
  • Daily workouts  - I skipped a couple days (and guilt-free at that!)
  • Start planning for BlogHer’14 – Started, I have so much to do!
  • Do something nice for myself – Ummm I painted my nails!
  • Increase water intake – Dit it!! (This also kinda counts as doing something nice for myself, doesn’t it?)
  • Read a book (this one) – Read it, and didn’t like it much at all. Too…diety…versus…lifestyle/way of eating but still going to be pescetarian for a while until I man up and give up fish.

 

This week I’m going to do much better. I am back home now so I will be trying to get Roey back on his routine here, and deal with Kaya’s ever changing daily routine as I can.

This week’s goals are to:

  • Post to OKDani at least 3 times
  • Be physically out of my bed before 5:20am each day
  • Daily workouts (Piyo and BodyBeast combo)
  • Continue with herbal teas (ONLY! no more coffee or lipton w/ milk)
  • BlogHer’14 prep
  • Read a book  (this one!!) and do the activities
  • Do something nice for myself
  • Do another faux minimalist clothes overhaul/downsizing
  • Get back on my beachbody and writing grind

 

I am extremely grateful for: 

  • Having a great time in Florida
  • My chirrens
  • Working from home
  • John and our marriage
  • My cozy bed
  • Kaya sleeping through the night (well, 9pm to 5am (ish)
  • Bad summer TV programming
  • Blogher coming up
  • The interwebz
  • Everyone poppin out babies these days!
  • Tanning
  • My kindle
  • My parents
  • Warm weather
  • Abundance
  • Options
  • Skillz to pay da billz
  • NYPL
  • Vision boards
  • October vacation! (Florida & a baby-free cruise!)

What is your #1 goal for the week and what are you grateful for right this minute?!

Happily married mom of two.

Sunday Social: Special People Edition

 

Linking up with Ashley and Neely again this week. I hope you join me! I love doing these questions, I wish I remembered every Sunday.

This Weeks Questions:

1. Tell us about the family you grew up in, parents, siblings, grandparents. 

I was an only child until I was 14 years old and my little bro came along. My parents are still together and I was also raised by my gram around many of my cousins, aunts and uncles.

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2. Tell us about your husband, fiancé, boyfriend, significant other. 

Despite our open marriage (wink!) John is my husband of almost 4 years, though we’ve been together since the days of the dinosaurs. He’s very funny, smart, a great dad, and more importantly, always goes along enthusiastically with my harebrained schemes. Although there are times where I want to punt him into the deepest ocean never to be heard from again…overall I’m happy to be doing life with this guy.

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3. Tell us about your children. If you don’t have children, talk about your fur children. 

Rohan Thomas is 2 years old and full of energy. He’s super smart and speaking more and more and cracking me up…and making me change my language.  (So yesterday I pull down the chocolate and I hear a small voice behind me say “aww sooky sooky now mama, hot chocolate!!!” I had to hide my face to laugh.)

Kaya Marie is almost 4 months old and is such a sweetie! She’s so freaking good I cannot believe she’s mine. Never fusses…unless she’s ready to be put down (a far cry from miss colic) and she’s super alert, is scooting, turning over, smiling a lot and almost laughing.

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4. Tell us about your best friends. How long have you known them? How did you meet?

My two oldest besties, Judy and Kim, are from when I was 12 years old! I met them both in 7th grade bonding over teasing somebody I’m sure. *shrug*

Other than those two Co-Ds I have a few very good friends I’ve met over the years through work, and modeling back in the day.

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(Just realized all my pics of my 2 besties are on my external hard drive which I am not going to go dig up right now.  Further, I think my most recent pic of all 3 of us together is this one from Rohan’s Shower! -and we all look like crap- I need to make it a point to take some new pics with them!!)

5. Tell us about any other special people in your life. 

Well, there are all my cousins, my other good friends, my late mentor, and my entire extended family on both sides. I am not as in contact with my father’s side of the family as I used to be but they helped raise me and are wonderful. I look forward to seeing many of the folks on that side next month at my family reunion. On my mom’s side majority of the family is in Florida so I will be in better contact with them once I move there.

And….as cheesy as it sounds, the friends I’ve made through blogging are pretty special to me. And though I haven’t met all of them in person yet, I love the bonds we’re forming.

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And the new community of fellow beachbody coaches I’m involved with are really great too. I can’t wait to form new friendships with them as well.

 

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