Archive | October, 2014

Senses & Motor Skills

I think this might be a good tracker for Rett’s senses and motor skills for the first year. So far, we are right on track at 3 months although he is getting pretty good at pushing up on his elbows!

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Oatmeal Bake Recipe for Breastfeeding

My good friend Tracie, who has been a bit of a mentor through this whole having-a-baby-thing, gave me some good advice as to how to get and keep my breast milk flowing. One of the tricks is to eat oatmeal. She recommended this recipe by The Dairy and Soy-Free Mom but I have tweaked it because I am not dairy or soy-free! Plus, I doubled the recipe to have enough to eat for an entire week! Here it is:

Oatmeal Bake Recipe:

Prep time: 10 min. (the night before)
Bake time: 35 min. (the next morning)

Ingredients in order of use:
1/2 c. canola oil
1/2 c. apple sauce
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
2 T baking powder
6 c. quick cooking oats
1 c. fresh or frozen fruit of your choice {blueberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.}
1 apple, grated {no need to peel}
1/2 c. nuts {we used walnuts}
1-2 generous dashes cinnamon

Mix the oil, applesauce and sugar in a bowl. Then add the eggs, milk, salt, and baking powder, and mix well. Add the oats then the fruit and grated apple and mix together. You can add nuts also if you’d like. Pour into a 13 x 9 x 3 pyrex pan. Add the generous dashes of cinnamon over the top, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the oatmeal, uncovered for ~35 min, or until it’s slightly brown around the edges and soft/firm to the touch in the center.

You can eat it cold or heat it up and/or add milk. I love it warmed up for 2 mins in the microwave and with milk. My favorite fruit to use so far is peaches. We have tried mixed fruit, blueberries, strawberries, mango and peaches are still my favorite. Sometimes we omit the grated apple and just add more applesauce and you can’t really tell a difference.

This one is shown with a frozen fruit medley of strawberries, blueberries and mango:

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It’s DELISH! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Watch Me As I Grow: 3 Months

Everett is 3 months old and is getting so big already. Follow us on our journey as he grows and becomes our {even more} handsome little man.

  • 13 lbs. ? oz. inches long {I will measure him when I find my measuring tape}
  • We’ve got Giggles! I will play Peek-a-boo with him when I’m washing his face in the morning and he just laughs! Its the cutest darndest thing!
  • I watched him push his pacifier back into his mouth with the back of his hand. I’m not sure if he meant to or it just happened when I looked over.
  • Working on tummy time at home and at daycare… he’s getting stronger and stronger!
  • Discovered his tongue and sticks it out at us all the time!
  • Loves to chew on his hand
  • He already has girlfriends: Nick picked him up from daycare one day and said there was a 6 mo old girl squatting next to his bouncer with her hand on the bouncer bouncing him and a 1 year old girl on the other side in a walker yelling at her. Lol Oh boy! We are in for it!
  • He can sit up in his bumbo for a little while until he gets tired.
  • He really likes watching TV, especially football and Nascar with daddy!
  • He hates red lights when riding in the car… everytime the car stops and hes not asleep, he starts crying.
  • Rubs his eyes when he’s tired.
  • Hates having a dirty diaper, wet or poopy
  • Loves watching the fan move
  • He’s a happy baby! Mostly only cries when he needs a diaper change, is hungry or ready for a nap/bed.
  • Finally starting to sleep through the night! The new record is last night: 8.5 hours straight! Hurray!

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We had our first snow day. Thats fall in Colorado… cold and snow-drizzling one day, and 80’s the next. So unpredictable!

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We love our Broncos!

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He’s sitting really good in his bumbo and loves watching football with dad!

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We took some family photos last week up at Kenosha Pass with the beautiful trees. Check out all of the photos here:

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Here’s some more cute ones from the month:

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Happy Sunday Funday everyone! Go Broncos!

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How are we doing? Well, I got the most sleep last night so far… 7 hours! and yes, I feel like a new person! Nick is doing really good, just working hard. I started my  new job on September 2nd and I’m loving it! Rett started daycare and he’s having a good time. We really love the place and the ladies, they are all great! We are finally getting on a good schedule and used to our new life. At the moment, Nick’s taking Rett to school in the morning and picking him up in the afternoon. We started out where I was taking him in the morning, but then wouldn’t get to work until almost 9… with pumping and getting ready in the morning, it takes me way longer to get things going, so this schedule seems to be working pretty well. I’m pumping at work, which is going ok. It sucks to have to stop what I’m working on to go pump, but I keep telling myself “it’s not for me, its for Rett” and that keeps me going!

We are just loving all of the smiles and laughs Rett gives us. He’s really alert and has started interacting with us. He knows who we are now and is starting to recognize things like his  bottle. He will grab on to a rattle and we will help him shake it. He kicks and kicks his legs when he’s in his bouncer and almost kicks them like he’s riding a bicycle. We say he’s going to be a runner like his Uncle Kody. We truly are loving every moment. I miss him so much when I am at work, but know he is in good hands while I am away. I just can’t wait to get home from work to play with him and kiss him! I will say that I’m sure glad the 4th trimester is finally over! Whew, it was rough but we have survived! Let the fun begin!

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