Flying Poo

Well that’s a title to a blog post I didn’t ever think I would have!

I’ve been MIA and I blame this new adventure of motherhood.  When I’m not soaking up time with my new baby I’m running around like a crazy because I haven’t figured out how to get everything done now that I’m back at work full time.  One of these days I think I’ll figure it out.

So back to this wonderful blog title. Flying poo.  Let me paint you a picture so you can imagine our Saturday morning.

Saturday’s are for lazy mornings.  It’s the only day of the week where we sleep in and aren’t rushing to get the day going.  Now that it’s football season you can usually find us sleeping in only to slowly wake up and sip on coffee while we watch College Game Day.  So this past Saturday we did just that.  Even Aubrey slept in (girl likes her sleep… She gets that from us) and by sleeping in I mean like 8:30.

After snuggling in bed and seeing her sweet smiles and giggles I got up to go change her diaper, and our relaxing morning had a quick transition to short lived chaos. 

I was getting the cutest little smiles out of Aubrey (she wakes up very happy… She doesn’t get that from us).  As I lift Aubrey’s legs to switch the dirty diaper out to a clean one she sneezes… Which pushes out a fart… Which pushes out poo.  Since I had her cute little tooshie lifted up the angle was perfect for her poo to go flying (a couple feet!) through the air to land on the back of her bedroom door! I can’t make this up!

I think I stood there for a second in amazement before I realized what actually happened! So I screamed for Paul.  He comes in (assuming I’m being dramatic because he can’t figure out why I just screamed his name).  After he asks me what the heck is wrong I tell him to shut the door he just flung open, and when he does he sees it!  I believe his exact words were, “Are you serious??” At this point I am just dying laughing because this is something you only see in movies.  I mean really! Who would have thought this cute little girl could do that! 

  
What an innocent face! ūüėÉ
While Paul cleaned up the poo (man I love him), he says, “man you should have taken a picture! Nobody is going to believe this!” I’m sure you’re all glad there is no picture evidence for me to post.  The story is enough without the images. ūüėČ  

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Happy 3 Months Aubrey Joy!

It’s official.  You’re no longer a newborn.  How did it go by so quickly?!  Sometimes I look at you, and it hits me how much you’ve grown! 

  
LOVES

  • Sucking on your hands
  • Talking
  • Bath time
  • Your swing
  • Outside
  • Mom‚Äôs milk
  • Walks

DISLIKES

  • Gas – poor thing 

I feel like we have the happiest baby, and not much makes you upset.  I’m pretty sure that means we are in trouble as you get older or our next child will cry all the time!  

  

This month you discovered your hands!  You hold them in front of your face and stare, and your Daddy always says you’re playing the flute, because that’s what it looks like.  Your little hands are ALWAYS in your mouth, and I’m pretty positive you will be a thumb sucker.
   

You are also starting to grab onto things.  The burp cloth, my hair, Pastor Shaddy’s microphone.  (but I’ll get to that later!) 

  

You had your first virus this month.  You had a little fever that spiked to 100.7 with extra spit up involved.  Since you were less than 3 months old, we had to make a trip to urgent care.  You’re daddy was out of town, and he was all worried about you. 
   
   
You are so incredibly strong!  I think someone tells you everyday how strong you are! You are holding your head up so well, and you’re even starting to control your body better! 

   

You have pretty much set your schedule and you take about 4-5 naps a day.  You officially nap in your crib as long as your swaddled, and I’m hoping that will help us when we do transition you into your crib at night.  You’re sleeping pretty well at night, and usually wake up once between 3:30-5am.  You’re up for the day around 7:30am.

I absolutely love coming to get you after your naps, because you give me the biggest smile when you see me.  I feel like it’s your way of saying you missed me!

  

You love reading stories.  I think the pictures mesmerize you.  You also like being talked to.  So stories are right up your alley.

 

You and your daddy are just the cutest together.  It melts my heart, and I just like to stand back and watch the two of you together.
   

You’ve officially started your first football season as a Seminole.  Your first words might be “Go Noles” or the fight song.

  

Your cousins absolutely love you, but Reese is obsessed with you.  Even though you’re only 4 lbs less than her she always wants to hold you and love on you! I can’t wait to watch you play and grow up together!

  

On Sunday, September 13,2015, your daddy and I dedicated you to the Lord.  Since you are still the spit up queen, I was terrified you would spit up on Pastor Shaddy, and you did as soon as he grabbed you! Fortunately it wasn’t projectile!  You also grabbed his mic and held on with a firm grip! 

   

You are starting to become so much more interactive, and I love just talking and playing with you! 

 

You’ve still got “the pout” on lock… even when you’re sleeping. 

   

Aubrey Joy I have loved every single day since you’ve entered our life, from the moment we found out we were expecting.  You have brought us more joy than we thought possible. 

Happy 3 months Aubrey Joy!  

   

…feel free to stop growing so fast! 
  

Confessions of a New Mom

Life sure is different once you have a baby. ¬†Now that our sweet girl is almost 3 months old (I know… time is FLYING), I feel like we have our new “normal” set for how our life is… at least for now. ¬†I also realized some of the things that worried me before Aubrey was here, weren’t as big of a deal. ¬†I also realized some of the things I seriously overlooked…

  • Showers. ¬†It’s like an ongoing joke with mom’s about showering. ¬†You always hear them say, “Hey at least I got a shower!”. ¬†I really thought they were exaggerating. ¬†They weren’t. ¬†Now, I do get to shower everyday, but they are the fastest showers I’ve ever taken in my life. ¬†I seriously value when I can take my time in the shower and actually shave my legs… which I’m sure my husband appreciates as well.
  • Don’t Google. I have never googled so many things in my entire life! ¬†My husband actually made me stop. ¬†Is she sleeping too long? ¬†Is she eating too much? ¬†Is she eating enough? Why is she so gassy? ¬†Is this diaper rash or a yeast infection? ¬†This much spit up can’t be normal… and so on. ¬†I worked at a daycare. ¬†I have nieces and nephews. ¬†I am NO stranger to kiddos, but having one of your own is a whole new ball game.
  • How many times can you check on your baby while they’re sleeping?¬†I know this isn’t just me, but I seriously freak myself out thinking while Aubrey sleeps. ¬†I know she’s fine, I can see her on the video monitor, but I HAVE to go make sure she is still breathing. ¬†The whole SIDS thing freaks me out, and Aubrey is in the prime age so I don’t think I’ll stop checking on her for a while.
  • Our baby won’t sleep in our bed! ¬†Right?! ¬†WRONG! ¬†There was actually a two week stretch where Aubrey wouldn’t sleep anywhere BUT in our bed. ¬†Co-sleeping makes night feedings SO much easier for breastfeeding mama’s! ¬†Aubrey can eat, and I sleep through it. ¬†More sleep for me. ¬†More sleep for baby. ¬†More sleep for hubs. ¬†It’s a WIN all around right?! ¬†Unless you’re terrified of rolling over her and you sleep in awkward positions like us.¬†
  • Breastfeeding in public. This never crossed my mind as as issue, because breastfeeding in my family is super normal. ¬†I just assumed some people use formula, some people breastfeed. ¬†No big deal, but apparently it is a big deal. ¬†I cover myself, and I still get awkwardly stared at. ¬†Get over it people. ¬†Stop sexualizing breastfeeding, and realize this is what¬†God actually created breasts for! ¬†My baby is hungry. ¬†You can hear her scream, or you can go about your day.
  • NO time for relaxing.¬†This probably one of the BIGGEST things I overlooked. ¬†I seriously don’t stop. ¬†From the time I wake up, to the time I go to sleep. ¬†Between work, Aubrey, cooking, cleaning, trying to get in some exercise to lose that baby weight, taking care of our dogs, there is NO time left for me. ¬†The time I get to relax is when I feed Aubrey in bed, and I can read a book or watch 15 minutes of HGTV. ¬†I totally understand the whole, “I don’t have time to workout” thing now! I have to squeeze every minute out of my day!
  • I never knew how much I would miss my husband.¬† THIS is the BIGGEST thing I overlooked. ¬†We live together, we both work at home. ¬†How can you miss him? ¬†Yes I see him everyday. ¬†We talk and laugh and it’s great, but I never knew how much adding a tiny little person to your family would change the dynamic of your marriage. ¬†It’s just not the same, and I miss him! ¬†Date nights are more sparse. ¬† As in we have had 1 in the last 3 months. ¬†We don’t lay in bed and talk anymore. ¬†(Because I pass out the second my head hits the pillow. ¬†There have been many nights that Aubrey and I both fall asleep while I’m nursing her, and Paul takes Aubrey and puts her in her bed, and wakes me up to make me lay down. ¬†Bless him). ¬†We went from being each other’s everything to having to share, and let’s be honest, sharing isn’t always easy.
  • Mama Bear. ¬†People talk about it, but man is it true. ¬†Aubrey is my baby. ¬†Don’t tell me what you think I need/should do for her, because my way of doing something is different than your way. ¬† Don’t get offended when I don’t take your advice. ¬†Our opinions can differ, and we can still both be great moms to our babies.

The last few months have flown by, and there have been a lot of emotions involved as a new mom.  All the unsolicited advice from when I was pregnant I can now see playing out.  Some of it was so far off, and some of it was so spot on.