It’s been a while but who doesn’t love free stuff?

Hi!! It’s been forever! Work has been crazy, wedding planning has been crazy & just your average birthday party every Saturday & Sunday keeps us busy!!

Found a post about this in my EP group today. One mom said she signed up for Medela Moms Room and received this free package of pump stuff in the mail.:

https://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/the-moms-room

Here is the picture they posted:

It looks like they send you free Breastfeeding/Pumping info too. If anyone signs up send me your pics of your goodie bag!

Phantom Kicks – Yes a thing!

Um… I totally leaned a new thing today. I was reading a post on a local Mommy Facebook page (My DE people you know the one). Someone was complaining of recent pain randomly postpartum and someone suggested “phantom kicks”.

Mind blown

I have randomly been feeling these and just like this article says it freaked me out. I was like “wait I know I’m not pregnant, for sure not pregnant enough to feel kicks…but wait they say you feel them sooner the second time around”.

But no!! Here it is the answer I didn’t even know was a thing! Phantom kicks they say can be gas, digesting, muscle memory or nerve memory..so freaky either way.

They say some people feel it for years! God Bless. At least I know I’m not pregnant or crazy. I might take the advice from that article and buy a few pregnancy tests to keep just to help me sleep haha!

Some days you get puked on

Some days we are out the door early. Dunkin run, make it to work early, we’ve even had a whole week of those days!

… and some days you get puked on. Like today. Walking out the door – puke on me, puke on him. Late to work.

It’s the way life goes with kids. My life is now controlled by a mini ticking time bomb of spit up, random screams, diaper explosions and chasing after him.

But damn my kid is cute!

*shows how this week is going – finishing this up a day and a half later*

Cuddle Time

I’m happy to say my son has been consistently sleeping through the night. πŸ™ŒπŸ» In his crib! He never wakes up anymore and if he does he’s back to sleep within a minute.

He goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes up around 6:30am when my alarm goes off.

I was so afraid I was going to have to give up our cuddle time while he was falling asleep. A few nights he’s fallen asleep after I’ve put him in his crib still awake. He tossed and turned in my arms and just couldn’t get comfortable when that’s happened. So I put him in to see if he’s just ready to stretch out.

He’s recently been snuggling in on my chest instead of in the typical infant style holding position (whatever you call it).

He’s also been transitioning to the next class at daycare where he will nap on a mat. They started this week with the mat to practice since we were worried how he would do. Absolutely fine! Sometimes I wonder why I’m even surprised he does so well with everything else.

I can’t believe how grown up he is already! 😭

Potty Training Cues?

My son pulled his diaper off Wednesday night and walked over to our 4 square shelf and stood while peeing on one of the shelves!

Jon and I couldn’t believe it! We thought he was just taking the diaper off to be free but low and behold there was pee on the shelf!!!

Thursday morning he pooped when he woke up and took his diaper off before I got in to get him. When I walked in he said “oh what’s that!?” Lol.

Is this the start of potty training cues? He’s only 12 Months I cant believe it would be starting this soon?

Keto Mama Update

Weight loss: 13lbs

I have dropped out of Keto twice since starting. Memorial Day and last weekend. It has taken me 3 days both times to get back in.

Traveling and going to a wedding was tough. We tried really hard but I think we just went over a few carbs everyday and it eventually added up.

Clothes are fitting better, my face is skinnier, my stomach is flatter & I have no back pain.

I’ve stopped tracking as much with the app, I mostly use it when I go out to eat or eat something new.

I bought some Atkins chocolate bars with caramel and nuts because I needed a desert a time or two.

I’m trying to keep this up as a lifestyle just watching my sugar and my carb intake. We will see how that goes!

5 Days Strong

We are 5 days strong of sleeping through the night and not waking up at all!

He’s even been going to bed awake and putting himself to sleep!

It’s crazy how well this all worked, 3 days of work they say. Whoever “they” is … “they” didn’t lie.

Night 4 : Sleep Training

Updateeee!

Bedtime: 7:30pm rocked with a bottle cuddling Mama

4:30am: Woke up screaming – didn’t last 5 minutes went back to sleep.

6:30am: Woke up for the day

He didn’t even drink the bottle I left in case he wanted it when he woke up until the morning. The saying is 3 hard days and they are trained. But man, if this is it I feel like an asshole for not doing this sooner!

About Last Night

Update Post!! He stayed all night in the crib!!

Here’s how it went:

(We had a crazy night so our normal “routine” was a little off but he still went to bed in the normal time range)

8:30pm – Fell asleep with bottle cuddling Daddy on the couch. Daddy put him in the crib.

3:27am – Woke up screaming. I looked at the time and said to myself 3:37 I’ll go in. I fell back to sleep because he didn’t even take 10 minutes before he was back to sleep.

4:30am – Woke up and started crying and stopped immediately. He found the 2oz bottle I had left in there for him to find.

6:30am – Woke up talking. I decided since this is the time I normally wake up during the week it was an ok time to get him.

We both lasted the whole night in our own rooms, in our own beds! Night 3 of probably more to come but after everyone’s advice and doing what felt right to me, it looks like we’ve got a good thing happening here!

Thank you to my Mom Squad for all your advice and support as always we will keep doing what works!

I need SLEEP

Y’all, I’m asking you for help. Or letting you know what may be headed your way. My kid pretty much sleeps through the night most nights but he wakes up at 4:30 (2 hours before my alarm). If it’s a night he wakes up he wakes up at 10pm and then most likely one more time.

We’ve got the bedtime routine down. He is like clockwork when it comes to daytime naptime, eating and bedtime. He always starts the night in his crib. Asleep between 7:30/8 every night.

Bad habits or “sleep dependencies” as they call them I am working on breaking:

  1. Bringing him in bed with us if he wakes up
  2. Giving him a bottle everytime he wakes up

I am not oppose to the cry it out method. It has worked on numerous occasions however I have a limit. It use to be 8 minutes because he would fall asleep by then anything longer he wouldn’t. I’ve upped it to 10.

I put him to bed holding, rocking & with a bottle. If I can keep doing that a little longer and still break the waking up habits I would like to but I understand I may have to give that up.

He’s 12 Months.

Last night he slept until 3am πŸ™ŒπŸ» I let him cry it out for 10 minutes. He sounded like he was going to throw up by the end of it so I went in and rocked him with a bottle… he was so close to sleeping until I tried to put him back in the crib. It took me until 4am to calm him down, rock him standing & sitting to sleep without a bottle and get him back to sleep. I called in the reinforcements – Elvis & Florida Georgia Line. Next time I’ll start with them πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜­πŸ˜©.

Someone tell me this is just day 2 in the process and the end of the madness is in sight! Any other tips send them my way I’ll try anything.