Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Me, lately.

So, I haven't given anyone an update on myself lately, and since Cooper is almost 6 months old, I thought I'd update.  As some of you already know, I became a fitness instructor back in February of last year (coming up on 2 years) after losing over 40 pounds.  So, when I got pregnant with Cooper last August my goal was to gain little weight while being healthy, keeping my baby healthy, and working out the whole time.  Even though I ate well and exercised 4-6 times a week, I still managed to gain 40 pounds, which I was fine with.  Within 3 weeks of having Cooper I had lost 20 of that 40, but then I stopped. I have been continuing to eat well and I teach 7-10 fitness classes a week. I am learning that even though so many people say that breastfeeding will help the weight come right off, it's completely up to your genetics. If you have the body type to lose the weight after having a baby, it doesn't matter what you do, it's gonna come off.  Breastfeeding for me has made me keep the weight on, and I'm not going to lie, it's extremely frustrating.  I'm a size 8, and I range from 145 pounds to 150 pounds. I finally bought a pair of pants because I was annoyed of not having clothes that fit, and the 8's were a tad small, but 10s were too big.  


This is where I am currently at.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cooper is 5 months!

This kid keeps getting bigger and more fun! He's rolling over both ways and moving all over the place. He's no longer swaddled at night, which was a huge mistake on my part. A couple people with kids his age told me they stopped so I thought I should stop too, bad idea!! He typically take 3 naps a day (depending on my schedule), and sleeps most of the night now. He goes to two different gym childcares with me and does a really great job! He seems to have found his voice which sounds like high pitched squeals of happiness, which is both cute and loud at the same time.
He still hasn't had a doctors appointment since his 1 month appt, but I'm hoping he'll have one in the next few weeks and get some of his shots. I've been nervous with sick season coming around, but luckily he's breastfed, so that helps with some immunities. 
He's eating some solids, so far just bananas and butternut squash. He loves sitting in the bumbo, which my friend so graciously let us borrow. We have a different one, but it's somewhere in storage, and we can't seem to find it.
He loves Barley (our dog) and enjoys getting his face cleaned by Barley.
Sorry this post is almost 2 weeks late, but the picture was taken only a few days late of his 5 month birthday.

Here's our dude at 5 months.

weight:

birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 15 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
height

birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)


4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 26 ½ inch (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 5 months?

By the way, his onesie is by WatercolorZoo, check out their easy store, they're awesome!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cooper is 4 Months!!

I know I said this last month, but this kid is such a little love bug.  I have so much fun with him every day, and I just love to hold him.  He's been talking more and moving more.  He's starting to enjoy tummy time more and more (although I constantly forget to do it), and his hand-eye coordination is getting a bit better.  He loves his giraffe lovey, and sleeps with it every nap time.  His wake times have been getting longer, as he's starting to play more and more.  He's still napping very well, and I'm very thankful that he's able to nap almost anywhere (having one kid is SO easy compared to two,  I'm finding out).  Last weekend our daughter went up north with my parents, so we just had one kid the whole weekend, and he went everywhere with us, and it was no problem at all!!  
B's still really good with him, she's always super excited to see him in the morning and after school, it's been really fun to watch her interact with him!


weight:

birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
height

birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cooper's Newborn Photography

You all know my photographer friend is amazing!  If you've spent any time on my blog, you know that. I cannot say enough good things about her.  She took Cooper's newborn pictures about 10 days after he was born (sorry I didn't post this 3 months ago), and they turned out so great!!














sorry you had to see that, Coop.


Photos by Giana with Giana Silva Photography!

CHECK HER OUT!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bs first day of school

Yesterday I sent my daughter to school for the first time, and it was wonderful!  When living in Modesto we had planned on sending her to Lighthouse Preschool, which is at the church we went to there.  Since we weren't there anymore, we had to figure out another option, but I knew I wanted her in preschool.  I know preschool isn't necessary, but I have seen some research about the pros of preschool.  I was homeschooled, and I knew I definitely did not want to go down that route, and Matt didn't want me to either, but I also don't want to do public school.  My mom is the kindergarten teacher for Ygnacio Valley Christian School, so that was our obvious first choice.  The preschool meets at a church down the road from the main school campus.

Any way, I dropped B off at 8:25, walked her in, and she started playing with some toys.  Cooper and I left and went to Starbucks and spent 3 hours there! I studied my personal trainer information, and Coop slept (it was delightful).  When we picked her up, she was so happy.  She was ready to come home, but had such a great time!  Her teacher said she did really well, listened well, and had fun playing.  One of the projects they did was a book mark with a ribbon attached tied in a bow and it said:

"1st Day of Preschool
This ribbon is very
special, as anyone
can see...
Untie it...and it is
the exact same
size as me."

Such a cute idea, so, I put it in her baby book.

I took this as we were heading out in the morning.  She's so cute!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cooper is 3 months!

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this little buddy.  He is so cute, and so much fun! He's still sleeping a lot, 3 big naps a day, and 8-11 hours at night. He sleeps on his back in a swaddler wrap for bed time, but most naps are on his tummy.  He smiles whenever he sees Matt  (and everyone else Matt said it's only him). He's started to play with the toys hanging from his bouncy chair, and even though he doesn't enjoy tummy time, he's able to hold his head up high for a good amount of time.  He does a great job in the car and his car seat, and enjoys being in the Ergo.  We are still LOVING our BumGenius cloth diapers, and we (yes, even Matt) totally prefer to use them over paper.


weight:

birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 14 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
height

birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)

weeks 1-12

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 3 months? Here's her 3 month blog post

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cooper is 2 Months!

Cooper turned 2 months old yesterday, and he just keeps getting bigger.  I am constantly amazed at how fast this boy is growing. He's pretty smiley, which you can't tell from this picture, but it's easy to make him smile. He's sleeping 5-6 hour stretches at night, so that's been nice.  He's in cloth diapers, which I love! I'm using BumGenius brand, and they're amazing. I use the all-in-one, so I don't have to stuff diapers. 



weight:

birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
height

birth: 19 1/4 inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at this age? Here's her 2 month post.