Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baby Landon Is 2 Months!

Baby Landon is 2 months already!! I can't believe how fast time flies by!


At our 7 Week appointment, Landon had his first set of shots scheduled. We did split up the shots and have an amazing pediatrician who understands our needs and wants! Landon now weighs 11 lbs 8 oz! In 15 days since his 1 month appointment he Grew 2" in length (totaling 23.6"). I'm guessing within the last 2 weeks, he's gained another lb or so.

Speaking of SHOTS He took it like a champ. Well not really, he cried a cry I haven't heard since the minute I gave birth to him, but he stopped crying the minute I fed him. Next time, I might just feed him the second after the shot is done to help him sooth the pain! My aunt also suggested giving him 1/2 a dose of infant tylenol 30 minutes before and after the shot, I didn't do this, but he go a lot of cuddling that day. and that' was perfectly fine by me!


Well, he's doing VERY well. his cheeks are getting chubbier and CHUBBIER by the day and I LOVE IT!! He loves his listening to his Baby Einstien CD's his Aunt linda gave him! He enjoys his swing, almost TOO MUCH. He takes a nap in it during the day. Spitting up has started as well as slight drooling but that's ok. Girls rule and Boys drool right? His hair is filling in nicely and his eye color has lightened to a hazel. He looks a lot like his dad! His eyelashes have grown Long and he has discovered his hands and there are days where if we're not careful, he will scratch his face and give a hard grab on his hair!! so I keep his nails short (trimming them almost twice a week using our safety 1st baby fingernail clippers)!


you sleep from 8-12 PM, wake up to feed, back to sleep around 12:45-4:30 AM and then 5-8 AM. Your Nap schedule is: 11-2 PM and sometimes 4:30-6PM. 1 nap is taken in your swing and the other is either on the couch OR in your pack n play. If I'm lucky, you might wait until 5 to take your nap and I get to snuggle with you while you're sound a sleep. You naturally gravitate to me and I love it.


you wear 0-3 in GAP and Ralph Lauren. and then 3-6 in Carters, Hurley and Gymboree. When you first came home from the hospital, you could barely fit into newborn. Then one day, you just GREW and never looked back! You're also quickly growing out of your size 1 Diapers (we had a few boxes to mow through too!!) I'm guessing within this week, we will finish the rest of your size 1 pampers and move up a size by Saturday!! We are not a fan of huggies AT ALL. We also like the Pampers natural wipes.

DIET strictly BREASTMILK... and you LOVE it! You must have a very strong stomach because we haven't had any difficulties with you digesting Breastmilk. (we did purchase gripe water to help you, but your pediatrician recommended that I watch my diet and give you a 1/4 tsp of camomile tea if you show signs of gas/pain.. but nothing. you fart like a real boy but it doesn't seem to bother you at all! you're happy happy happy!


you are getting stronger with every minute of Tummy Time... but you hate it. HATE it. We must Persevere. You will get the hang of it. You are successfully holding little toys and you will hang onto it for as long as you can. Today, you held your Letter O sassy link for almost 3o minutes. Just shaking it. It was cute! You can push your little toys dangling from your mobile and you are VERY alert when items swing above your head. You will stare at your stuff for awhile. You also started to smile. Not too often, but you do here and there. You're more of an observer than anything. You like to look around and take it all in. but we LOVE your smile and we welcome it!


dirty diapers, hunger and when you're tired. Oh, also when you're getting your shots. Actually, the other day, you swung one of your mobile toys and it smacked you in the face. You cried and I don't know who was more upset about this, you or your dad... but you definitely know pain.


Well, for you, everyday is a milestone! But for your mom and dad, you've been successfully babysat by your Aunt Cathy (WHO YOU LOVE and LOVES U!) and by your Ong Ba Ngoai (my parents) so we could do the following:

Celebrate your daddy's Birthday
Had a Double Date with Aunt Vanessa and Uncle Andrew at the OC fair!
Had a Movie Date with your Aunt V & A again.

Also, I got pretty comfortable going out alone with you. Our first outing alone was to the mall to go shopping for your Dad.

Then We went out and about when your cousins Nina and Syndi came to visit. Its pretty exhausting taking you out all day but you love it!

Also, Now that I'm back to work full time and Daddy's been super busy with work, Ba Ngoai has stepped in to watch you while we're out bringing home the bacon! I'm so lucky to have your grandparents living nearby (3 miles away!)

Oh, it was your brother Maddox's Birthday! He turned 4. He worries about you... he can't seem to handle your arrival and spends his nights in a different room. Leiah however LOVES you. She loves everything about you and she stays by your side.

POSTPARTUM I've been very active as of Month 2. I'm following a pretty vigorous diet to keep my Breastmilk flowing so you can stay healthy and strong. I love it. It makes sure I'm eating healthy and eating enough since I'm working so hard lately!! I have lost ALL of the pregnancy weight, now I have to tone up. I've called a few pilates studios to start working out but Mainly its a lot of driving, walking, shopping and breastfeeding! I got this meal plan from babycenter and it helps!

Your Dr has approved swim time! You're using California Baby Sunblock (SPF 30) and wearing size 3-6 month swimmies from Gymboree. We Love the pool and bath. You seem to love water (like your dad!) We give you a water bath almost every night but we only use soap once a week (we use aveeno soap, baby shampoo and cephlaphil lotion).

Well My LOVE, congratulations on reaching your 2 month!! You are a joy to us! we Love you more and more each day!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Push Presents and Must Have Products!

I suppose while I'm trying to give birth to my son and the nurse says,

"Ok sweetheart, we need a few good pushes. I know you're tired, what will it take to get this going?"

and my husband chimes in and says, "what do you want babe. anything... name it!"

and I scream "I. WANT. A. PRESENT." as the contraction kicks in and I give a push.

he says, "YES. a present. ok ok, I'll give you a present. now PUSH"...

I give another push...


he says, "ok ok anything anything you want... just PUSH!!"

and then I forgot about wanting presents.. i just wanted the dr to come in and get the baby out... after I had him, I completely forgot about a push present...

a week went by, it was fathers day... a month went by, it was his birthday... then our 2 year wedding anniversary... I forgot about presents and focused on our little family.

Well, for our anniversary, I got to design some beautiful new wedding bands.. I've been wanting eternity bands! I have to wait until my finger returns to its normal size since I STILL can't remove my engagement ring!

so after 2 months... he took me and the baby to his favorite mall... South Coast Plaza... where this beauty entered my life. My first prada purse. I.LOVE.IT. he's the best!!

now onto products that I LOVE:

First off, it's very hard for me to get Landon interested in a pacifier. sometimes when he's desperate, he will take it from anyone... but its very rare.

here is an adorable video my sister took of him successfully taking a pacifier while she baby sat. It makes me laugh!!

So we tried a few different brands and our favorite Pacifier is actually the Philips Avent BPA free soothie. the same one you get at the hospital. they sell them at Babies R Us for $4.99 a pair. The blue ones are harder then the green ones for some reason.

He also LOVES his Sassy Letter Links!

we attach them to his Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Deluxe Musical Mobile Gym

He spends A LOT of time enjoying his gym! it's really cute watching him play!

I also ordered a carseat cover from etsy:

and I just ordered this today: a nursing cover and I'm super excited to try it out!I didn't want something too loud, I wanted it to look like I'm wearing a top!
this is from:

THose are my favorite products.. what are yours?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mommy, employee, business owner, wife, daughter.. Magician.

Well, I went back to work last week and it felt super strange to do so. I did jump right back into it without tears, but I find myself skipping through the hospital corridors daydreaming about my baby. He's just so awesome. A huge part of me is torn, When preparing myself to leave in the morning, I have to remind myself, "millions of moms go back to work.. you can do it.. he will be O.K"... and off I go. Luckily, I work from home 2-3 days a week, so I can still hear his little voice chatting up my husband or My mom.

The biggest challenge about returning to work.. I don't work in an office therefor, pumping has been pretty interesting. I travel with my pump, a car adapter and a cooler. The Medela storage bags are a lot easier to use than the bottles. HOWEVER, if you're not careful while finishing up, it could literally explode on you. I now carry a change of work clothes with me. Luckily, a few months ago, I transitioned into scrubs- easy to change in & out of!

The business has taken a back seat lately. I needed a break to figure out life as a mother. its been really hard to get back into it since I have other priorities.

wife duties... lets just say, my husband is the husband, wife and father. lol he's my super hero. he took over our cooking since I had Landon and I know I'm a little spoiled, but I'd like to let him continue cooking lol. I'm slowly getting back into cooking but the day just passes me by and it gets too hectic!

Overall, motherhood is everything I've been waiting for, Landon has a sweet personality. He cries for 3 things, food, a clean diaper and a nap. Sometimes, I forget that he needs to be held and snuggled because he likes to just lounge around and sleep, play or swing.

Since becoming a mom, I must admit, I admire mothers. It's a challenging job. it's not only a full time job, its a 24/7 ALL DAY job. I admire women who can do it alone and I'm so happy I don't have too! My favorite thing to do, talk with other nursing mothers.. especially at Nordstroms while we're all sitting in the ladies bathroom. lol.

for those of you who are reading this- I'm grateful to have you as followers. I hope this blogs helps all new mommies!