Monday, February 2, 2015

some of my ramblings.

this past weekend my granny and gg came down from boise to visit little harper lee.
it was one of the first times that i took harper out of the house. we have spent a lot of time at home. i have watched all of the gossip girl series, read many books and even ordered chinese food for the first time in my life. life has been so different with a little one at our house. there is no more up and leaving at the last minute, there is a giant check list of things in my mind before we leave the house....

feeding harper.
disinfecting bottles. 
changing her diaper.
packing the diaper bag.
pumping. pumping. pumping.

it has taken me a long time to feel like i am starting to get the hang of this being a mom thing. one of the hardest things has been breastfeeding. it felt as though that was all i was doing with my day. feed her for 30 minutes, pump for 30 minutes and then an hour later repeat. always asking myself is she crying because she is hungry? gassy? poopy? oh gosh, is she hungry? i never could see how much she was eating, so i never knew how full she really was. i started exclusively pumping. it feels like her feeding time has gotten a lot quicker, and i can see exactly how much she is eating. it is going to be interesting seeing how things play out next week when i have to go back to school. that is a whole other story...trying to figure out when and where i will be able to pump. 
harper is probably one of the best babies in the world. i mean we really lucked out with a easy pregnancy, easy delivery and easy baby. she loves to cuddle. she will bury her head into your neck and fall asleep. some of her favorite past times are watching the ceiling fan and singing songs with mama. she is starting to smile, which melts my heart and she gets really excited when it is time for her diaper to be changed. her favorite place in the house right now is the changing table. seriously how cute is that?
really i think that our life can't get any better. i have an amazing husband who takes turns getting up at 2:00 in the morning to feed her (actually he lost a bet and is doing the night feedings for the next three nights in a row wahoo!) on the bright side for him, harper slept until 6:30 this morning making her sleeping through the night for two nights in a row. rrrrrrraaaaaaoooooorrrr (audience applause). 
let's keep our fingers crossed that it wasn't just a fluke.