Pretty Fly for a Small Fry

Saturday, August 12, 2017

 7.26.2017
One of my friends gifted Rowan this cute little tank top at my baby shower and I have been anxiously waiting for her to be able to wear it. I finally busted it out and we had to have a cute little photo shoot in our front yard with her in it. And a little bonus of having her big puppy in some with her. 

  










"Pretty Fly for a Small Fry" tank -- Root Avenue
Camper Headband (circa 2014 but similar from same shop) -- Sadie Sky Boutique
Bloom swaddle blanket -- Copper Pearl 

Five Months of Rowan Christine

Friday, August 11, 2017

7.22.2017


We are so close to being half way through Rowan's first year and it is flying by faster than I ever thought possible. As much as I want time to slow down her milestones are so much fun to watch and seeing her succeed just makes us so happy!
Here are Rowan's 5 Month Photos and Updates…

CHANGES + MILESTONES :
  • She is weighing in at almost 18 lbs now.
  • She is still sleeping all night long and has turned into a belly sleeper. Oh and she is sleeping through the night in her crib!
  • She is so close to sitting up on her own and she has learned that to get wherever she wants she can roll there. She hasn't quite mastered the army crawl but every once in a while she gets it. 
  • She still loves her mommas milk 
  • She is quite the chatterbox and she recently started blowing raspberries (cutest thing ever)
  • She has two teeth now!!!!


PEDIATRICIAN CHECK-UP & GROWTH:

No appointment until her 6 month checkup

EYE COLOR, HAIR & BABY GIGGLES:

Miss Rowan is still rocking her mohawk! Some little hairs are starting to fill in on the side. Like I said she is quite the chatterbox and she is always laughing and smiling. She almost always wakes up smiling and is slowly turning her Momma into a morning person.

SLEEP:

She has finally created a sleep pattern. She goes to sleep every night no earlier than 10:45 and no later than 11:00/11:15 and she wakes up around 5AM, dreamfeeds for a little while and goes back to sleep until 9:30/9:45.

SCHEDULE:

Little Miss still takes her naps pretty sporadically throughout the day but she has dropped her second three hour nap of the day and reduced it to 45 minutes. 

FEEDINGS:

Rowan has been a fantastic eater however since those two little teeth have come in she bit Momma a couple times so we switched her day time feedings to pumped bottles and through the night if she needs milk I will nurse her. The less distractions the better!

Summer Nights

Friday, July 21, 2017

A little over a month ago we moved back to the country to live with my parents for a year or so until we can figure out some other living arrangements, whether it be build a house or find one we actually want to purchase. More on that for another post.

Ever since moving back home it has been so nice because we have found ourselves spending so much more time outside. We eat our dinners on the back porch, sit on the hammock swing in the front yard, or take long walks around the corn field to visit the pond. I has been great! Rowan has been loving her exersaucer and she has really grown into it so much in the last 2-3 weeks. It is amazing to see her learning all the bells and whistles. She can also touch the ground now while she is in it. The other night we decided to take it out into the yard for her so she could put her toes in the grass. She loved it!





That doggy of hers is enjoying the country life too. At our other house he had the neighbor dogs that chased him so we could never let him out in the yard outside his fence. At Mom and Dad's he has free range to go wherever he pleases. He typically chooses the dirt pile in the yard where we are working on some landscaping. 


Four Months of Rowan Christine

Thursday, June 22, 2017


4 Months!?!!! Say what!!! 
We are just as surprised too baby girl! 

As much as I want time to slow down we are having so much fun watching you change daily and grow into your own little self. Four months really was a game changer in the activity department. You are a rolling fool and are talking up a storm. We love you so much!

Here are Rowan's 4 Month Photos and Updates....




CHANGES + MILESTONES :

  • She has finally passed 16 lbs. She loves her Mama Milk!
  • She is able to sit in her bumbo seat, loves her entertainment center (bouncer) and is a rolling fool! This girl loves being on her belly and looking around!
  • She is still sleeping through the night. Amen.
  • She is so close to sitting up on her own and really wants to start crawling. I have a feeling she will be mobile very soon.
  • She is quite the talker and is still constantly smiling
  • We moved in with my parents this month and Rowan is adjusting very well.
  • She is still in size 2 diapers and loves her wubbanub. 


PEDIATRICIAN CHECK-UP & GROWTH:

We don't go back to the doctor for another 2 months and we have been super healthy so we haven't had any surprise visits. Daddy weighed her and she is 16.3 lbs now!

EYE COLOR, HAIR & BABY GIGGLES:

Miss Row's hair is really lightening up. Sometimes in the sun it has almost a red tint to it too but I think it is going to be more dirty blonde than red or brown. Her eyes are still a really pretty blue and we have been finding so many tickle spots. Sunday I found that her armpits are actually ticklish and she has the most contagious laugh

SLEEP:
We have been going to sleep for the night around 10:45-11 and sleeping until 4:30/5 AM. It is glorious!

SCHEDULE:

Little Miss is still not sticking to a consistent schedule. Her lack of an eating schedule caught up with me this past weekend. I actually ended up with a clogged duct because she nurses here and there, gets distracted and then wants more later. She also goes hours without eating which is not helping my supply. Here soon we might be switching to exclusively pumping and feeding her by bottles other than at night.

FEEDINGS:

In my opinion Rowan has been a fantastic eater other than her schedule. She has been gaining like a champ though and pumping isn't absolutely terrible.

May Favorites of Rowan

Friday, June 9, 2017


Three Months of Rowan Christine

Friday, June 9, 2017


Rowan's third month has been a blast! She has changed so much and we are just loving her sweet, happy go lucky personality. Being her parents has been such a blessing!

Here are Rowan's Month 3 Photos and Updates…

CHANGES + MILESTONES :

  • She is up to 15 lbs now!
  • She is still sleeping through the night. Next month we might be transitioning her to her crib because she is starting to out grow her bassinet
  • She takes naps pretty much anywhere, just like her Mama!
  • She is officially able to hold her own head up and is so alert. She has been nicknamed Nosey Rosey because she is so easily distracted.
  • She is definitely talking more and more now. 
  • We graduated to size 2 diapers and we can pretty much use any brand diapers and wipes without a reaction which is pretty awesome!

PEDIATRICIAN CHECK-UP & GROWTH:

We don't go back to the Dr until she is 6 months old so no update here

EYE COLOR, HAIR & BABY GIGGLES:

Miss Rowan's hair is really starting to lighten up and her eyes are official a beautiful blue. They are so big and bright. Rowan also has the biggest smile which she flashes around pretty often! My cousin Molly finally got a real laugh out of her by tickling her collar bone. It was the best thing ever and we have been tickling her all the time now because it is so cute. 

SLEEP:

Her naps throughout the day are not as routine but so far (knock on wood) every night she is asleep by 10:45 and then she sleeps until 4AM. Even then she ends up getting in bed with us and we dream nurse the rest of the morning. I love these moments together so much!

FEEDINGS:

Breastfeeding is still going amazing! I am starting to have a love hate relationship with my pump but I know that pumping is the only way we are going to make it through this first year.


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