Friday, June 7, 2013

5 on Friday

Linking up again this week with some fabulous ladies for 5 on Friday!

1. I wrote last Friday about being nervous to post Andie's little birth story and I finally did it 2 days ago.  It was one of those posts that I kept just hitting "save" and finally just hit "publish" and nervously read and re-read after I posted it.  It's always a weird feeling to not know who exactly is reading what you write, but at the same time - it means so much to me to read all of the sweet comments, emails and text responses that I received.  Thank you for your support and encouragement... I can feel the positive energy, and it is truly amazing! 
Her little hospital photo shoot at one day old.

2. I have been obsessed with this candle {beach rose by ebba} in Andie's nursery... it makes her whole room smell SO good.  I another one so I can spread the love around the house.  I don't think the "strong sensitivity to smells" has left me yet.  This is probably my most favorite scent.  I am addicted.

3. Tomorrow we are going to try and give Andie a bottle (of bre*stmilk) for the first time.  I have been nervous about this because I don't want her to have any confusion, but the lactation consultant we saw said 4 weeks is a great time (can you believe she's 4 weeks tomorrow?!?).  If it works out and she takes it, we will only do it for special occasions for the next 4 weeks until she is bigger and I feel more confident.  If she takes it, I may actually leave her for more than an hour while I see my bunco girls on Sunday :)

4. My sweet mom got us some amazing frames that I love!  I am definitely tuning into my "wanna be a southern girl" roots - I love anything monogrammed or with our names on it. {There are plenty of other reasons I wish I was a southern girl - y'all are amazing!}  She also got us an adorable personalized blanket for Andie that we keep in her crib.  She is the most thoughtful mom in the world.  

5. I had my postpartum check up with my OB this week and he told me I need to wait another 2 weeks before I can start slowly getting back into my work out routine.  Part of me was a little bummed because I know it will be great for me to get back on our treadmill, but part of me was also a little relieved.  2 more weeks of not having to come up with excuses ;)  I was fortunate enough to snap back to my pre-pregnancy weight pretty quickly, but the muscle tone is definitely lacking.  I walked A LOT every day after we were taken off of bed rest (8 miles the day before Andie was born)... but, I have severely missed running.  It will feel good to get back into it.  Looking into a half marathon to run this fall to get me motivated! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

Natasha said...

i love your "wannabe" southern girl ways...we'd claim you in a heartbeat ;)

as for the bottles, definitely a good thing to try out now that way andie WILL take both...makes it a lot easier and i know having TL feed sometimes will help you, too mama!

and yes, take advantage of the no working out...though i was bad and disregarded the advice and walked early, too!! i couldn't help it-i know you will look fabulous!!

Kaleigh said...

I was nervous about the whole bottle thing but I think they enjoy "you" more than you would think. She's absolutely perfect

Caitlin said...

Andie is just SO precious! That little face is so beautiful. I love that frame your Mom got as well! How sweet :) Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

I love that frame! And I am a "wanna be southern girl" too! I was definitely born in the wrong part of the country ha!

Keri said...

I was wondering how long you have to wait before you are allowed to exercise again! I am about 19 weeks pregnant with my first and still running (for now!)

Loved reading the birth story! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

I just LOVED reading your birth story...so very glad that everything worked out in the end!

& I'm sure Andie will do fine with a bottle...Elyse took one easily and it made things so much easier!

ashleigh said...

ahhhh i want to try that candle!
and yes take the time to relax and not jump back into working out =] enjoy this time with andie.
andddd that picture of andie. i swoon..so cute

Carolyn said...

I LOVE her hat in the picture above. :) SO cute! and that frame is adorable too!!!

Treasure Tromp said...

what a cute frame!

Ashley said...

Honestly - don't worry much about the confusion. I BF and bottle fed because I didn't have good supply, and Colton was never, ever confused!

Meagan said...

You should do the nike women's half in san Francisco! You get a tiffany's necklace at the end. It is October 20th. Sign ups are soon or yesterday. Good luck with the bottle! Chase always took a bottle great and never got confused. I had one lactation consultant tell me most babies prefer the boob and they can usually get them back on the boob. We rarely gave him one but it was nice to be able to. I was in a wedding when he was 4 weeks old and my mom watched him at the hotel.

Kaity said...

Visiting you from the link-up and can't wait to read your birth story. I'm obsessed with reading about labor and delivery...so strange. ;)

Kaity said...

Visiting you from the link-up and can't wait to read your birth story. I'm obsessed with reading about labor and delivery...so strange. ;)

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Thanks for linking up with us, dear! I love that hospital pic of sweet, sweet Andie ... precious!

Nicole Marie said...

love that frame... adorable! i wish i could love and miss running... i still hate every single step of it