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I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We have been a family of 4 for a month already!

I can't believe Mr Z is a month old already! Our lives have changed completely. Definitely for the better. We were so excited to be one big happy family again. Being away from A for those 5 nights seemed never ending. She has since tried going on a sleepover at the grandparents but got upset when we started to leave. Perfectly understandable. Don't know if it's either she doesn't want to be away from us or she doesn't want to be away from Z. Either way, we don't mind.

Z is doing absolutely great. He loves to be held (what baby doesn't?!) and sleep cuddled up with us. The first couple weeks, he was sleeping in his bassinet. We have since discovered that he sleeps for longer periods of time when he is all snug and warm against me in the big bed. He even pulled 4 hours straight the other night! It was great. He is nursing like a champion. He was 6 pounds 14 ounces when he was born. He is already so much bigger than he was! A whopping 10 pounds 6 ounces!!

Breastfeeding is going well. Only a couple very slight issues. Since he is still very small and I have an over abundant supply, it overwhelms him sometimes. We are also possibly working with reflux. He is happy all day long yet when we lay down at night, he will scream in agony for hours. It breaks my heart. So as of now, we are going to try keeping up as upright as possible. We will prop up his bassinet somehow and he goes to see the chiropractor on Monday. Those 2 things are very easy to start with. We can always try baby Zantac, cutting dairy out of my diet, and possibly other tricks if we feel like we need to try something else.

The biggest challenge is trying to be organized. Luckily, K is still home for another week s he has been a HUGE help. He mostly cooks every night and he takes care of A at night. There seems to be never ending laundry and even though we try to tidy up the main living areas, within seconds, it's a mess again. Since it will just be the kids and I next month, it will be the ultimate test on how organized I can possibly be. Over the next couple days, I'm gonna try to figure out our monthly meal plan and then some sort of weekly cleaning schedule. Hopefully I can stick with it!

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