Sunday, January 6, 2013

Motherhood and Shelby's First Play Date

Shelby will be a month old this week and now that we have a few weeks of parenthood under our belt here are a few of things running through my head.

* I'm really glad that I decided not to breastfeed. 
This was a personal decision that was a result of what happened right after Shelby was born. I'm owning my decision and feel really good about it. Shelby likes to eat A LOT and it would have been a lot of added stress.
(again, this is my personal decision)
* I'm ready for a routine.
I'm probably jumping the gun a little bit but I'm ready to get Shelby and our family into a routine. Brad is going back to work in 2-weeks and I'm REALLY nervous about that.
We're working on transitioning her to sleep in her crib and starting a little bit of sleep training but next week will be the real 'go time'.
I feel like the sooner the better before I go back to work in a couple of months.
Plus, it will give us more freedom to plan around her feedings, etc. 
Right now it's a free for all.
In other news, Shelby had her first play date!
Our friends Robin and Chris had their baby boy, Austin, a month before Shelby and they were kind enough to have us over for dinner last week.
How cute is this?
 It totally looks like Austin is telling her a story.
The two Dads.
 So nice to get out, especially with other new parents.
We all traded stories and tips!
On Friday, I ventured out by myself with Shelby.
My friend Lynn invited us over for lunch so I jumped at the chance to get 'practice'.
 Other than that, we've pretty much been laying low and at home most of the time.
I've been eating WAY too many cupcakes.
I'm glad we only have one more left.
It's time to get serious about getting some weight off.
I'm hoping I can start back exercising very soon.
In the meantime, I'll continue to learn my way as a new Mom and hope that I'm doing it all right.
Now it's time for me to sign off and get to our nightly routine of story time, which Buddy likes too!
 Happy Sunday!


Tricia said...

She's a month already? Wow, that just flew by!! :)

Mandy said...

Loving all of your updates and photos! Sounds like you two are pros at the parenthood thing ;)

starnes family said...

A month!

I bottle fed all 3 of mine. They've lived to tell about it and me, too. :)

Routine is a good thing! All in good time. You're a pro already.

donatelli98 said...

Mine were bottle fed too and have done fine! I agree with the routine - it will be good for all of you!

I Do Declare said...

I love that picture of the 2 babies!!!

Chrissy said...

She is so cute!!! My friend always tells me, when you go to the playground you can't point at kids and say "that one was breastfed, that one had a medication-free birth, that one wore disposable diapers!" You just have to do what is the best fit for your family and only you know that!

donna said...

She's too cute! Looks like you all are settling in well. Good job momma!

Carol said...

I see you have the rocking that Shelby's in the pic at the dinner table? Addison lived in hers the first two months. Seriously, my sister asked if I ever held her because every picture I have of her the first two months was in that thing! She did great in it, slept in it at our bedside until she was two months old. Give yourself some time, you will both get a routine soon. Congrats again, she's beautiful!