Monday, August 25, 2014

6 weeks check up

i had my 6-week checkup with my doctor this morning. i weighed in at 118 lbs. my midwife said that i can start upping my exercise. the only thing that i have really been doing is walking. i have done a little bit of yoga and another post-pregnancy workout video, but that has been minimal. i'll continue to increase the number of days that i work out and continue to try different work outs as my body allows.
 
i'm not in a rush to get back my body. i just want to continue to work out and be able to walk up a flight of stairs without breathing hard ;) 

 
i still have a bulge on my belly so this picture may be a bit misleading.

 
excited to work out again!
 
-kaolee

first: church


after the short hiatus, we are back at church and it was mw's first time at church. i have been wanting to put him in the outfit below and was so excited for him to wear it as it is just so cute. he looks like an old little asian man haha! we received this outfit from our friends, the e. bd saw the outfit and immediately knew who it was from since the e' kids are always in little pant/suit outfits. i didn't realize that bd notices kids' fashion but apparently he does!
 
mw got a lot of loving and he did very good with our friends that held him.

 
this outfit came with a little clip on tie; however, he wasn't very comfortable with it on when he was in the car seat so we had to put it away. i didn't get a full picture of his outfit & wished i had taken one!!! :(



tired & fussy after church.


daddy & son sunday nap.

 
my two favorite boys.
 
hope you are all having an awesome monday!
 
-kaolee


Friday, August 22, 2014

review: origins mega-bright skin tone correcting serum

if you have read this post, then you know that dark spots are my nemesis. i'm still trying to figure out what works for these darn dark spots and i tried origins mega-bright skin tone correcting serum, but it didn't do anything for my dark spots. i do love the way it smells and how it feels on my skin, but that doesn't justify using this. when a serum promises something, that is what i expect so unfortunately as much as i love all things origins, this product is a thumbs down for me.
 
on a happier note, happy friday!
 
-kaolee

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

won't you smile for mama?

i've been trying to get mw to smile and laugh. i think we are close. in the meantime, enjoy!
 
 
"whachu want me to do?"
 
 
"you crazy!"
 
 
"i ain't never gonna smile!"
 
 
"no i won't!"

 
"i'm out!"
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

one month pediatrician visit

yesterday i cursed living in an apartment with elevators for the first time. it's always a pain to carry mw in his car seat, especially now that he weighs more. so there i was with mw in his car seat, diaper bag, and a store bag since we were going to make a pit stop on the way back from his pediatrician visit. i walked to the elevator, and it's not normally a long walk but with the aforementioned things that i was carrying, it seemed like a really long walk. of course, i get to the first elevator, and it's reserved. so i'm trying to decide if i want to walk over to the second elevator or just take the stairs. i opted for the second elevator. i get to the second elevator, and they are testing it. i just wanted to scream! since i had brought the baby bjorn, i put that on, and put him in it, and walked back, past the first elevator, and started down the stairs. i had parked on the 2nd floor of the parking deck. there were lots of stops on the way.
 
so there i was, with baby in baby carrier, diaper bag in the car seat, all lop sided, just walking and stopping every few steps. stupid elevators!
 
anyhow, i got to the car, put the car seat in and put mw in his car seat. of course, he is crying and i'm thinking maybe he'll be quiet once the car starts going. but no, he doesn't. so before we pulled onto the highway, i stopped on the side of the road, and fed my little brat, just enough so we could get there since we were already running behind. writing all this now makes it seem so trivial, but in the moment, it was a little mountain that i didn't know if i could overcome.
 
anyways, onto more important things. his one month stats!
 
height: 21 1/4 inches (26%)
weight: 10 lb (49%)
head circumference: 14 1/2 inches (15%)
 
bd had texted me before the appointment, hoping that he was at least 8 lbs, but nope! he was more than that. 10 lbs! that's about a little under a pound gained a week so i'm really proud of my little squirt. hopefully he starts growing a little taller as well, but only my short genes can be to blame for that :)


 
afterwards, we went to the mall to walk around. the h&m at perimeter mall by far has the best kids' clothes that i have seen so far. i definitely know where i'll go to get him some cute clothes when i need to get some more.
 
of course, i had to feed him in the car before we came home. i'm starting to realize that i need to be ready at all times, especially if i'm going to go out and about. it is a little more work, but it keeps me sane.
 
happy tuesday!
 
-kaolee