Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sleep Problems! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay I am in dire need of help right now. Lexi has always been a decent sleeper, could be worse but could be better. Well in the last 3 weeks her sleep patterns have gone to, excuse my language, HELL! it has been a disaster. I have literally slept like 4 hours a night for 3 weekS!!! i am so sleep deprived its ridiculous. im not complaining about being a mom, dont get me wrong, i could just really use sleep.

Here is the scenario. Due to Lexi's GERD she has to sleep on an incline so she has been sleeping in her fisher price rock n play sleeper (which i love btw and would reccommend to anyone, especially babies with reflux!!) but she has been in this since she was about 6 weeks old. Well now that she is sitting on her own she has outgrown it. She sits up in it and stands and pushes herself out so it is no longer safe. this is where the problem comes in. In this sleeper she sleep from 10-6. Now we are trying to get her used to pack n play cuz since she still stops breathing in middle of night and her heart rate drops we have to be close to her. Well we tried this new bedtime routine with her and it is working great with no problem! The problem is about an hour after she falls asleep she wakes up scared to death and then i pick her up, calm her down, put her in playpen and she sleeps for 5 mins before this process happens again. That was the first night.

Last night we did the same thing, she went to sleep on her own, no tears but woke up bout an hour later. well ryan picked her up and she wouldnt calm down. he handed her to me and as soon as i picked her up she went right back to sleep. i held her til she was fully asleep then back in PnP. this lasted 5 mins and we did this 4 times! finally after i had a nervous breakdwn and cried for 30 mins i gave in. Help please! i cant have a baby sleeping with me until she graduates!! anyone have any advice? tnight we are going to try to put her in her crib  cuz maybe if she cant hear us she will be kay but im not counting on it. idk what to do anymore!! :/ please help someone!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

We are home! We got home yesterday but it has been crazy! my mom only got to stay for 24 hrs so we have been trying to spend as much time with her as we could. Now its time to clean house, re-organize, and spend much needed family time. I will be posting very soon, I promise but for right now this is it. Please pray for me as well. I am going through some things and need some guidance. Don't want to go into detail but I would appreciate it! Thanks to all the soldiers and veterans out there for fighting for our freedom! Freedom certainly isn't free and we are thankful for you! Hope everyone has a wonderful and enjoyable Memorial Day tomorrow!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


We are enjoying our vacay very much so. Just wanted to stop in real quick and let everyone know we are doing great! Lexi got her second tooth last Sunday and is working on a third! Hope everyone is doing great! have bunch to update on when we return!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My First Real Mothers Day!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's DAy! Yesterday was my first real mother's day! Last year Lexi was still in my tum tum baking and this year she is here with us! Such an amazing thing to be thankful for! A beautiful 5 month and 1 day old baby girl. This Mother's day pretty much stunk but hey it could be worse! We had a rough one b/c poor Lexi is teething soo very bad. :'( it really is terrible how much pain she is in! Then it also kinda stunk b/c the hubs had to work :/ so Lexi and I attempted church but had to leave b/c she was so very fussy. Then came home and had crying fits the rest of the day, poor baby girl! Then we ordered Zea's to go since Lexi wasn't in a very great mood. I ended up folding laundry most the evening and cleaning and packing as well. Mother in law came over for a bit as well.

The exciting part is that I got exactly what I wanted for Mother's Day from Lexi (aka Ryan)... a GPS!!! I know, most people would be mad to get this fr Mother's Day but me, I was ecstatic!! You see, I get lost everywhere, and I mean everywhere, I go! For Instance, this morning when I went to get the eclairs to bring to MO with us had I not had my GPS I would have been very very very lost! Thank YOU baby :) love you!! <3

Today, we are doing last minute things before we head out for vacation this evening. I will be gone for 18 days with Lexi but Ryan will be back a week from this coming Wednesday. My lil sis is graduating from HS and I'm so proud of her. She has worked so very hard for this! Well I won't be on here much for the rest of the month so hope everyone has a great month!

Already got a dozen eclairs, now off to get crawfish for my daddy :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy 5 month Birthday Lexi!!

Oh my lil cupcake how you are growing so much!! This is a bittersweet thing for mommy & daddy! you are just the cutest little thing ever and such a blessing! You always bring a smile to my face!
***warning- this is long b/c i want to remember everything!! sorry! ***

14 lbs 2 oz
not sure of your length :( 

Tiny little newborn

5 month old baby girl 

Now for the boring stuff I'd like to remember lol

Feeding time at the zoo!  
You love love love to eat!!
You have tried pretty much everything and like just about all of it!
You have slowed down big time on your formula, you show zero interest (dr says this is normal)
you love pedialyte  and hate water (go figure)
You enjoy eating your puffs in your mesh teething thingy and theyre gone in no time!
You are holding your own bottle all the time now :)
You try to feed yourself (which is crazy messy!)
You drink awesome from your sippy cup!

You are pretty good at sleeping.
You are out every.single.night by 9 no matter where you are or what youre doing.
You then sleep til 2 or 3 for bottle then right back st sleep til 6. 
I wish sleeping in would come back but oh well!
You take usually 2 naps everyday if not you are crabby!
You are very happy in the morning always! <3
You are still sleeping in your sleeper due to your GERD.
You slept with mommy & daddy last night for a bit fr the first time in bout 3 weeks.

You have your first tooth!! You got it a couple days ago!!
(she wont let me take a pic of it yet )
You sat up on your own :)
(yes im in her crib with her lol)

You rlled over from your back to your tummy! good job!!

You have this slight obsession with faces and you do it to everyone who holds you (which isn't many people)
We are starting to teach you sign language. 
You are actually starting to let mommy put you down for 5 or 10 mins here and there.
you like to play in your cribs (sometimes, sorta-ish)
You love to talk! anything and everything. you say dada all the time but I don't think its on purpose
You have said mama once accidentally and I almost cried literally. 
You have discovered your feet a while ago but now you think its cool to hold your bottle with them. 
For instance, 
You and your bestie Neela are getting to notice each other. 
We have to watch you very closely cuz you are a jerk sometimes. meanie face. 
You are also soon to get another tooth, one up top. 
You are loving Sophie the Giraffe with her matching giraffe leash. 
You have quite an arm and love love love to throw things now :/
You don't care for your nunu anymore, you prefer your thumb.
This morning when lookin in the morning as your daily routine you realized there was a baby in there and you tried t save her by scratching the mirror to try to get her out and trying t get in the corner in the glass. it was soooooo funny!
You love your walker and we will show you your jumperoo this weekend at nana and pop pops!

Clothes and Diapers
You are wearing disposables pretty much only at night and sometimes during the day.
You are in size 2 diapers now. 
We only have 4 cloth diapers so we dont have enough to fully diaper you yet. 
I can't wait until then, I'm one excited mommy!
You are finally wearing 0-3 month clothes, I totally am surprised!
You can wear some 3-6 month summer outfits but mainly 0-3. 

Laughing & Smiling
This one deserves its own post b/c you do it so much!
You smile at everyone, especially people you are familiar with. 
Laughing, which melts my heart every.single.time, is very often occurence!
You laugh at funny noises, daddy, peek a boo, and when we scare you!
A cuple days ago you laughed so hard that you just screamed and screamed and screamed!
so.very.precious i laughed til i cried! hahaha

You are hilarious and have such a bubbly personality!
You have discovered you can scream (at the top of your lungs)
You do this CONSTANTLY! 
you are oh so dramatic, you are going to be a handful I can already tell.
You are a flirt definitely!
You love to talk to mommy but are shy around others. 

That is pretty much everything my beautiful baby girl. you mean the world and so much more to mommy! It has been a rough but worthwhile road and I love watching you grow everyday even though it is bittersweet! You could never be anymore perfect. Love you so much baby girl!

Neela and Lexi cheesing it up!
kisses for Neela bug
babies with bows- no headbands!
Neela and Gabby with spit up yummy! <3 these girls!
Lexi drinking water from a cup with her nanny!

Happy 5 months Lexi Lynn! <3

Friday, May 6, 2011

Crazy Busy and fun days!

These last few days have been very busy around here! Being in preparation for our upcoming vacation, dr appts 2 days this week for Lexi, trip to the zoo, trip to aquarium, having some friends over, and then a play date/baby food making day with some other mommies!

The first thing I have to report back about is that Lexi's eyes are perfect! He thinks that us seeing her going cross eyed is an illusion and even if she is really going cross eyed then its completely normal! Such a relief it was! and on top of that we were in there and out of there in less than 30 minutes! Talk about being prompt!! That was all Monday. Tuesday we had a lazy day at the house cleaning and packing and then mother in law came over. Wednesday we took a trip to the zoo and then had to run out to mother in laws. And yesterday we had a dr appt and we went to the aquarium with Lexi's bestie Neela and my good friend Gabby and came home and had a little get together with some friends. Overall a few very successful days!

Now come the craziness! This weekend we are going to spend some time with lexi's nanny before we leave for vacay Monday. Then Sunday is my very first Mothers DAy! which I'm excited for because I have a beautiful little girl to celebrate that day. Just a little bummed b/c I thought we were going to be in MO for Mothers Day and the hubby has to work :/ booo!

I probably won't be on here very much once we leave for Vacation because we are going to be very busy with family pics, my sis two graduations, meeting up with friends, and all the other craziness. and then I decided to stay behind with Lexi for an extra week so we can spend some quality time with them. It is very much needed and I am very excited just not looking forward to packing 18 days worth of stuff for a 5 month old lol!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

First Tooth!

Today is a bittersweet day for this momma! Lexi has been teething since she was 2 months old so I knew this day was going to come sooner that later. Well its official, her first tooth has started to cut through! Explains why the poor baby has been so unhappy lately. Poor kiddo. It isn't completely through just the tip of it but still! It's very close! She is only 4months 3 weeks and 4 days old! This is crazy to me. So today we decided to go buy the poor teething baby Sophie Giraffe and a mesh teething thing to put fresh fruit in. She loves Sophie so far and mommy is very happy with her ( i have wanted one for a while now hahaha)

Today she also had another first, she rolled from her back to her tummy. It was very random because she hasn't been trying. I put her on her back and she just rolled right over like it was second nature. It was super cool because they hubby got to witness it as well! It was an all together great day! I really enjoyed myself.

I'm so very blessed to have such a wonderful hubby who spoils me and my princess :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekend Recap

What a fun Saturday night we had!! Yesterday we went to visit Lexi's nanny and spent the day over there helping, and that was very productive!! Then last night we went over to our good friends who just moved closer to us for a fun night. Their baby (Neela) is a month and a day younger than Lexi so Gabby and I can relate about many things. The girls are besties as you could guess. They take it far, for instance they were both in the hospital with reflux issues at the same time. Weird? Yes. Coincidence, probably! But we went over there and hung out and watched movies and the girls played. They are soo cute together! You can tell they enjoy each others company!

On another note, I'm thinking about starting a blog to link the giveaways that I am finding. Would anyone be interested in that? Also, I'm thinking about looking into reviewing products b/c we always love to try new things that make our lives easier! I will certainly be looking into each of these things! Question for all you experienced bloggers- how do i make my email visible for people to contact me? I would love to do this but I can't seem to figure it out :/  Any help would be much appreciated! <3

Oh my lil Lexi's face haha. pretty girls

The besties <3
want to hold my hand? lol
Neela, 'I'm guna get you!' Lexi, 'I'm watching you!'
she is screaming what do i do?
Passed out after a long night! they even sleep the same!
I love these girls and Gabby & Mike to pieces! <3