Guyon – Month 1

For some reason, I felt very accomplished that we made it a whole month. To me it felt like it lasted a long time, more than a month, but I guess that is good since it has been a lot of fun spending so much time with the little man. He really is a great baby and has been a great addition to our little family. Here are just a few things from your first month of life.

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How Big Are You?
– At 2 weeks, you were 21 and 3/4 inches and 8 lbs 12 oz.You gained 2 lbs in 2 weeks.
– Your next appointment isn’t until you are 8 weeks old so I don’t know where you really stand at a month old.

What’s Your Temperament?
– You are a seriously good baby. Typically the only time that you get really upset with us is when you want your diaper changed or when you are hungry. And boy do you LOVE to eat.
– You like to be read to and don’t mind doing tummy time too much. You can handle doing it for almost 10 minutes at a time these days. You have started to be more alert in the afternoon and then it is back to sleep.

What Are You Eating?
– What are you not eating at this point? You eat every 2-3 hours, which wears momma out. You are a breastfed baby which means I have no idea how much you are really eating but I know that if I am not around every couple of hours, we are in trouble.

What Are you Sporting?
– You wore newborn clothes for about the first 2 weeks of your life. After that it has been 0-3 and 3 months clothes.
– You wore paper diapers for the first 2-2.5 weeks of your life until you were big enough to fit in your cloth diapers. Now you wear those pretty much every day and you rock them. You have showered both mom and dad. Dad got it the worst though with a straight shot to the face. You have only given mom the opportunity to experience the blowout diaper and pooping on mom.

How Are You Sleeping?
– You typically sleep during the day for about 1-2 hours between feeding. Lately, you have been staying more awake in the afternoons. You take your naps either in the Pack n Play or in your swing. You aren’t normally swaddled but if we really want you to sleep, we will swaddle you.
– At night, you still only sleep about 2-3 hours at a time. If we get 4 hours(which has only happened 2 or 3 times), we are jumping for joy. You sleep in your room every night and you sleep in either your fleece or cotton halo sack.
– Mom takes care of everything for you Sunday through Thursday nights so daddy can sleep and be ready for work. On Friday and Saturday night, daddy will help by going to get you and helping change your diaper.

Guyon Likes + Dislikes:
Likes
– Tummy time. We thought you weren’t going to like it but you really don’t mind it at all. – Reading books with mommy and daddy.
– Car rides and your swing. Both put you right to sleep.
– Riding in your stroller. This also puts you to sleep.

Dislikes
– Bath time. You normally scream through the entire thing.
– Being put in your bed if you aren’t asleep. You scream. Literally.
– Burping. You take after your father on this one and have the worst time burping.

Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Guyon Quirks + Milestones:
– Grandma and Grandpa were here for about 10 days to meet you and help mom and dad around the house. – Uncle Sam and Uncle Andrew flew into meet you for Easter weekend.
– You celebrated both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter in your first month.
– Grandpa was your first babysitter. Mom and Gigi went to do a couple of errands while you stayed at home.
– You got to put in the last piece of the puzzle that mom, dad, grandpa, and gigi built.
– You rolled over on April Fools’ Day. Thank goodness for video because no one would have believed mommy that it happened.
– Your first outing was to the Butcher shop and Richard’s Fish Market with Uncle Sam and Mommy.
– Your first bath at home was when you were 4 days old. You are probably tired of having a camera in your face all the time because mommy takes pictures of you everyday. That is all mommy’s phone is now, pictures of you.

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Rough Week with a Nice Ending

I think I am going to go with a list on this one.

    1. Last Thursday we had a small bump in the road. I have been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy so you probably won’t see many pictures including my face until after that decides to clear up. It will go away hopefully with no permanent damage but it has been rough emotionally. I already don’t feel like myself due to pregnancy but to add this has been pretty rough on me.
    2. Good news is the diapers arrived! They are oh so adorable. Now I just have to run them through the washer 5 times before we can use them. That is for tonight and this weekend. Cloth diapers these days are so much cuter. Before you think this, I know we are crazy for trying this but we might as well try, right?!?!!?

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    1. Memories and little things keep reminding me of my grandparents. The other day I was cleaning up the house and found a couple of empty thread spools. Only my grandmother would have thought that thread spools were a great toy for a kid. The second thing that sent me into tears was an older couple at the liquor store. (Yes, I know I can’t drink, I was picking up a gift.) The gentleman held the door for me as I was coming out and his wife had a hold of his arm and held his arm all the way to the car. Grandpa always had Grandma’s hand when they walked someplace, especially in the last few years and it hit me pretty hard. I know they are still up there holding hands and will be forever.

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    1. My co-workers are pretty awesome. I was completely in shock this morning to walk into a banner and invitation for a surprise shower for me today. It was so thoughtful and they got us such nice gifts. I am still in awe of this place. Alums always say “There is a spirit about this place.” and I could not agree more with the outpouring of love I have felt this year, first for the passing of Grandma and Grandpa, and secondly for Baby Caff.

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    1. I have hit 36 weeks and definitely am feeling it! I am completely exhausted most days. Tomorrow will be the doctor’s appointment and we will see if I have started to dilate at all.

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Like I said, it has been a week full of ups and downs but I am feeling the love today and will just keep going on that for now.

Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts

What was I up to over the week long break where I was pretty much snowed in? A little shopping for Baby Caff, trying to keep the house a little cleaned up from all of the dust, and TONS of sewing. Upon coming back from the holidays, I set a really, really ambitious goal for myself. 3 baby blankets for others that are having babies right around the same time, curtains for the baby’s room, and a project for the family that includes nine different finished pieces. I can honestly say that I have finished almost all but the family project and it is well on its way. Just

On to the quilts though. I can’t believe I actually finished five quilts over the last week. Granted two of the quilts were already put together but needed to have edges put on them but still they were finished this week. So here you go!

Here are the two that needed edges. The first is one for the boat that I worked on last summer and just slacked off when it came to finishing it. The second was one that I worked on last July at home in Indiana and was too lazy, again, to put the edges on it. This one will end up getting shipped to somebody, someday for their new bundle of joy.
DSC_8398DSC_8396DSC_8383DSC_8380 After that it was on to the quilts that I was planning on making for others that are having their first little one. The first one is for a co-worker from the job that I left last June. Her and I had become really close and we would have had so much fun comparing bellies at work, had I still worked there. She is having a little girl and I LOVE how girly this blanket came out. I think that she is going to really like this a lot. DSC_8375DSC_8373DSC_8376

The next one is for someone in Sean’s family who is due in May and they don’t know the sex of the baby. I fell in love with this one in general. It turned out even better than what I thought it was going to turn out and they got lucky. I had just enough material left to make them a couple of matching burp cloths to go with the quilt.
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The last quilt is for a friend from college. I just found out that she is having a girl last weekend but knew that I only have a short period of time to get it finished before our little one gets here. I really hope she likes this one.
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More to come on the curtains and the family project soon.

Christmas Wishes for 2015

Christmas Wish List

1.  Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine – This book seems awesome to learn more about pairings and how to identify different wines.
2. The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt – I have been watching a sew-a-long on instagram with the book and the blocks seem really neat. It seems like it would be a good challenge.
3. Plaid Vest – Just because I love my down vests and don’t ever have enough of them.
4. Riding boots in brown – I have been wanting a pair of these for a while. Plus they are flat which is helpful when walking as much as what I sometimes do in a day’s time.
5. Yeti Cooler drink mug – When I got my new car, my water bottle doesn’t fit in the drink holder anymore. This one will work much better and it keeps your drink cold for up to two days.
6. Elsa top in pink – Being pregnant these shirts fit me so well and they aren’t maternity looking. I still have room in the ones that I currently have and I am hoping I can stay in them for a little bit longer.
7. Headband for workouts – My hair seems to fall all the time when I workout and I think this might help!