We all fail as moms.
I love Amazon. I peruse the site no less than once a day, normally during my early morning nursing sessions. I love finding the newest "daily deal" and reading reviews on everything from baby wipes to banana slicers. (Seriously, if you've never read the banana slicer reviews, check them out now. HILARIOUS.)
Thankfully our budget doesn't allow me to order everything my heart desires, but that doesn't stop me from filling up my online shopping cart. What? Don't act like you don't pretend online shop. ;)
Amazon has a great feature known as "wish lists." You can add items to your wish list to save for later. I've found some cool products that are on my "saved for later wish list" and I thought I'd share them here to see if any of you have experience with any of these products. If you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Height: 22 inches (72nd percentile)
Sleeping: on a three-hour schedule. Of course this isn't 100% true, but she seems to be up every three hours most days and nights. She primarily naps in my arms and spends her nights co-sleeping in bed with me.
Feeding: nursing on just one side every two-three hours
Diapers: mostly newborn sizes, but Huggies size one diapers fit her now too
Clothes: just starting to enter the 0-3 month outfits; most newborn clothes still fit my little lady :)
What makes you laugh/smile: Since she isn't old enough for this yet, I'll just go with what makes her content: being held, nursing to sleep, snuggling close to Mommy
What makes you cry: the carseat, being put down, baths, Daddy (sad, but true)
Other news to note: I had my first taste of baby reflux in Georgia Kate's first month. Luke never ever spit up. Georgia Kate seems to spit up every other feeding. And I use the term "spit up" lightly; it's more like projective vomiting. I haven't quite figured out what causes it. It could be something in my diet, but since her poops are "regular," I doubt it's a food allergy/intolerance. Georgia Kate also seems to be happy before and after most feedings, making her reflux difficult to diagnose. For now we're doing lots of laundry and giving the newborn outfits lots of good use. :)
Georgia Kate has the sweetest temperment. She loves to be held and enjoys making eye contact with whomever is holding her. Everyone comments on how strong her neck is and she's already holding her head up for a few seconds at a time. Georgia Kate has an affinity for Mommy and doesn't seem to like being held by Daddy, but we're working on that. :) Much like her brother, she does not like to be swaddled and hates sleeping flat on her back, unless she's flat on her back in someone's arms. My little snugglebug, Georgia Kate is most content when held upright or cozy in the Boba wrap. She has been such a sweet addition to our family and we can't imagine life without her!
In less than a month I turn 30. THIRTY. Holy smokes that sounds weird. In my mind I always thought that 30 would feel old, but I really don't feel much different than I did when I first started teaching at the ripe old age of 23. Well I feel much more tired, and I've got lots of extra skin around my midsection after carrying two babies, but the rest of me still feels like I did in my early 20s.
But 30 is supposed to be a milestone right? So I think we should celebrate accordingly, with a good ol' Pollock Potluck wishlist. :)
Silhoutte Cameo - I've been wishing for a Silhouette/Cricut for a while. After talking with some people and reading about both, I've decided on the Silhouette Cameo. This is a pricey investment, but I've been saving and hope to be able to get one before too long. (hint hint!)
Amanda Leigh Knits.
Amanda is a friend that I met when I was a student at Virginia Tech. We were both involved with a campus ministry known as Cru, short for Campus Crusade for Christ. Fast forward five years and we're both stay-at-home moms to toddler boys and baby girls. Amanda has a *fabulous* blog that you can read here. But promise me you'll come back to The Potluck every now and again, k? Because once you start reading her writing, you'll be checking back daily for more. Trust me. She's good.
Anyways, the button you see on the blog is a direct link to her Etsy shop, "Amanda Leigh Knits." Amanda makes beautiful custom hats, washcloths and baby booties...the most adorable baby booties I've ever seen.