Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Toddler Activities: Bell Pepper Painting

We tried this activity after breakfast one day! Its super easy and fun!

All you need is a few bell peppers and some paint!

He really enjoyed picking up the bell peppers and smashing them on the paper!


He kept calling them "Flowa" 


We paint with anything we have laying around the house but he the bell pepper stems make it easier to pick up.


The results are beautiful and he continued to paint for 30 minutes!


Landon loves art... we send a lot of his artwork to my husbands family in PA and my parents. A LOT of artwork.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lucy is 2 Months



We are a little late for our monthly update but better late then never right?


Weight
At her 11 week checkup, she weighed 12.3lbs (2 lb gain since her last appointment) and she measures 24.4" (2.4" growth!)



Health

I think we narrowed down her allergy to dairy and eggs. She was super clear during our vacation but since we've been home, she's started to flare up again. It makes it so stressful to see her skin dry up and breakout... But hopefully I can clear it up again.




Sleep
I cannot believe how well she does! She's sleeping through the night when she turned 9 weeks. 8:30pm-6:30am. I love that she sleeps so well! We also moved her to her own room for the 1st time... It's all happening so fast but we want to create healthy sleeping habits for her.



Clothes

Sizes 0-3 and 3-6. We finally found a diaper that doesn't leak! Hallelujah!! Seventh generation works great! Too bad they look like chipotle napkins!


Diet

Breastmilk.. She takes 4.5-5oz.. I swear she takes 8oz when she wakes up! 




Development
She tracks very well, holds onto toys, she swats her toys that hang over her little play mat. She enjoys sitting up to watch her brother play. She does great with tummy time.



Crying

Only when she is overly tired... When someone isn't holding her... And when she's hungry. 


Milestones

Sleeping through the night 
Finally takes a pacifier at 4 weeks and we were so relieved!
Tracks objects
Holds onto objects



Sibling Love

These two LOVE each other. Landon is very aware and cautious around Lucy. 



Postpartum

 At my PP appointment.. I lost 38 lbs. I started my insanity work out.. Hopefully I can tone up and get back to my old size soon! 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Toddler Activities: Cars and Tubes

I received a package the other day and was excited to use the box as a learning activity! 


Propped up the box at an angle and taped it to the wall..


Gave Landon some match cars and showed him how to drop them in...


He was instantly impressed.. Screaming "MORE".. And laughing!


He would collect them and repeat for what seemed like hours! 


He would count with his fingers 1-2-3 then yell "GO"!


It's great to watch him try to figure out where his cars where when they got stuck. This is such a great fun and free activity for toddlers! 


Monday, July 7, 2014

ScaifeBaby clothing Sale

I've been getting a lot of inquiries about my maternity fashion.. Since I'm closing up my baby making shop, i wanted to sell some of my clothes.. Check out my Instagram shop: scaifebabycloset

Items are actually selling fast! 

There are also items that arent maternity and I will also add items from my husband, son & daughter! 

Xo

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th Of July


Happy 4th of July blogger family! Hope you all enjoy a weekend filled with bbqs, fireworks and LOVE!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lucy is 1 month


WOW... 1 month already! Everyday has been a learning experience and worth every moment! 


Weight

At her 5 week appointment, she gained 2lbs and grew 2". Not to shabby! This puts her at 10lbs 4oz and 21". 




Health
She's doing pretty well in the health department! The only issue is we might have some sort of food allergy. What I thought was baby acne was not. Our ped recommended we omit dairy, nuts, wheat and eggs for a few weeks. This should be interesting! 


Sleep

Sleep is record breaking! We started sleeping through the night around 3.5-4 weeks. 

Sleeps 12-7:30am.. Sometimes I'll dream feed around 5am.. But honestly, if she's not hungry.. She won't eat. After 7:30, I'll nurse her and she'll sleep until 9:30/10 am.. Which gives me time to give Landon quality time. 

We take sleep very seriously... And we love it!!

Oh the best thing is- I trained them to nap at the same time.. Which means I get a much needed nap during the day! 


Clothes

Some newborn.. 0-3 is perfect and some 3-6. 

Diapers size 1. We are having diaper leaking issues.. We've been through 5 brands and we cannot control the leaks!!! 

Pampers.. Huggies.. Kirkland, baby ganics all leaked.. 1 out of 3 diapers leaked!! Ughh we are now using seventh generation.. Wish us luck!! 



Diet

Breastmilk.. About 3.5-4oz per session! 


Development

Not much in the development department.. She tracks really well. She has tummy time for 10 minutes every hour that she's awake... 


Crying
Here & there. It all depends on the day. She loves to be held... LOVES to be held and will give a pitiful cry if she doesn't get what she wants... 


Milestones

Sleeping through the night 
Finally takes a pacifier at 4 weeks and we were so relieved!
Tracks objects


Sibling Love

The transition has been smooth sailing!! Landon is in LOVE with his baby sister and we are quite pleased with their relationship! 


Postpartum

 Not sure how much weight I've lost but I feel good! 

Sleeping well, eating well and keeping busy!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lucy Addison Scaife!

Well, it's about time introduced our newest addition! 



Sweet Lucy.. Was stubborn as a mule during my pregnancy but she has been nothing but kind since her arrival!



She made her debut on May 24th, 2014 @ 10:54 pm. Weighing a wopping 8lbs 12 oz and measured 19.5" long! 

As you can see, big brother Landon is I love with his little sister! We were lucky to have the hospital photographer in the room when big brother arrived to meet his sister! She really captured such a pivotal moment in our lives! 
 

We are in love! I'm going to catch you all up on the details ASAP! It's been a bit nutty since I brought her home but we are trying to manage! 


For now.. We are a happy family of 4!