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Rhylan's 2 Month Update

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2 Months Old

We weighed mommy on the scale and then mommy holding you on the scale to try to estimate your weight and we tried measuring you with our measuring tape. We are estimating you to be 11 lbs and 23- 23 1/2" long.

B/c of the doctor's busy schedule this month, our busy schedules and me being back at work, your 2 month visit will be next month (big sister's 18 month visit also had to be pushed back to next month (you'll both be getting those visits together and will both get shots).

You're in size 2 diapers and you're usually drinking 4-6 ounces (but sometimes 2 or 3 oz) every 3 hours.

You are cooing and it is the most precious cutest thing ever!!! It seriously melts my heart and your daddy's heart. You talk up a storm. You will look at whoever is in front of you, stare at that person and start up a conversation.

During tummy time, you can push your upper body up some with your hands/ arms.
When you're being held/ doing tummy time on my chest/ b…

Rhylan's 1 Month Update

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Well I figured with Rhylan turning 2 months old in 3 days, I should probably get her 1 month update typed up and posted.

1 Month Old



1 Week: 7 lbs 14 oz (you got back up to your birth weight and then some!) and I think you were measuring 20" long. 50th percentile all around.

1 Month: 9 lbs 14 oz 62nd percentile, 22 1/2" long 85th percentile, and head circumference was 39 cm 84th percentile.

Your hair changes between blonde, red, auburn and light brown.

You're in size 1 diapers.

You're a talker! You're constantly talking or making noises- even in your sleep!

You're still learning to take a bippy (pacifier) but it has been a challenge. You only like the soothie pacifiers. So we decided to buy you a giraffe wubbanub (your sister has a fox one and still loves it) and we have had some success! You now keep it in a lot longer.

You nap in your boppy or in my arms. You're sleeping in the co-sleeper in our bed next to me. You're definitely a mommy's girl…

Birth Story: Rhylan Violet

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I'm finally getting around to typing up and posting Rhylan's birth story. Better late than never, right?

   Ok, so most of my pregnancy (the last half or so) I was convinced Rhylan was going to be born early. I was even convinced that she would end up being a March baby. It is so freakin' hard towards the end of pregnancy. You don't want to be pregnant anymore and you just want to meet and hold your baby. Once March passed, I was like "Ok, well she is still going to come early". And then once the gestational age that I had Rory at had passed, I'll admit I was a little down and surprised. But I am happy Rhylan came on my scheduled c-section date. Rory was at my mom's house, the dogs were at boarding, and we calmly (and anxiously/ impatiently) walked into the hospital to check in for my scheduled c-section.

   I was definitely disappointed that my c-section wasn't scheduled for early morning b/c 1. I wanted my freakin' baby and 2. That meant …

39 Week Bumpdate

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Y'all, it is so weird doing a 39 week bumpdate post! Since I had Rory at 38 weeks and 4 days, this is the longest I've been pregnant.


How Far Along: 39 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! 2 DAYS until she is here!!!

Baby is the Size of: a watermelon! Baby #2 should weigh 7 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last ultrasound at 33 weeks and 4 days where Rhylan was weighing 5 lbs 8 oz. The high risk Dr is thinking she'll weigh between 8 1/2- 8 3/4 lbs when born.. I'm going to say she is going to be 8 lbs 2 oz and 22" long at birth.

Weight Gain: 43 lbs.

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, lower back/ tailbone pain, acid reflux ("controlled" by Pepcid- I take this twice a day and am having issues with heartburn and acid reflux again), cramping, pelvic pain/ pubic bone pain, pregnancy brain, braxton hicks, pressu…

Easter Weekend Recap

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I seriously can't believe this was Rory's 2nd Easter! It goes by so fast y'all! And we totally hit a parenting fail. We were going to dye eggs this year but had like no time in our schedule. We picked up an egg dying kit Friday night and when we went to dye the eggs Sunday morning, we realized we had no vinegar. Sooo egg dying will have to wait until next year.

   Oh yea and good thing we didn't take her to see the Easter Bunny. He showed up at the grocery store Friday night and she was NOT a fan.

   Anyways, so our Easter festivities started Saturday with an Easter egg hunt and late lunch at my aunt's house. A lot of my cousins and family were there with their kids and it was so much fun. It is especially awesome b/c a lot of the kids are so close in age. The older ones are close in age and then all of the younger ones are too. And what is even more fun is all of the younger ones are girls and my 2nd little girl will be added to the bunch in 1 week (or less if …

38 Week Bumpdate

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How Far Along: 38 weeks and 2 days

Due Date: 4/14/18 but my c-section is scheduled for 4/11/18! Yup, still pregnant...

Baby is the Size of: a swiss chard! Baby #2 should weigh 6.5 lbs and measure 19-22" long. I had my last ultrasound at 33 weeks and 4 days where Rhylan was weighing 5 lbs 8 oz. The high risk Dr is thinking she'll weigh between 8 1/2- 8 3/4 lbs when born and that I'll give birth between 38- 39 weeks like last time. I'm going to say she is going to be 8 lbs 2 oz and 22" long at birth.

Weight Gain: 41 lbs. Woohoo! No weight gain this past week!

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting ("controlled" by Diclegis and Promethazine), MOODY, emotional, fatigue, Depression, super EXHAUSTED, lower back/ tailbone pain, acid reflux ("controlled" by Pepcid- I take this twice a day and am having issues with heartburn and acid reflux again), cramping, pelvic pain/ pubic bone pain, pregnancy brain, braxton hicks, pressure down low, and real contractions.

Gender: …

What's in My 1 Year Old's Easter Basket

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I can't believe it is not only almost the end of March but almost Easter!!! I still need to buy some plastic eggs (b/c why not?) and an egg dye kit for us to try to squeeze in some time to dye eggs with Rory this weekend.

   Anywho... I'm sure there are so many of you out there that are wondering what the heck you put in a 1 year old's Easter basket. Whether it be for your own kid, your niece/ nephew, grandchild, or whoever, I'm going to let you in on what we put in Rory's Easter basket. By the way, can you believe this is Rory's SECOND Easter?!!! Like how?!

   So I've been storing Rory's Easter presents in Rhylan's room and waited for her to go to bed so that I could finally put it together last night. She definitely got a little extra this year. I think I kind of wanted to spoil her a little extra since this will be her last Easter as an only child (unless Rhylan comes early).

    Oh and that beautiful Easter basket is actually the Easter basket…