I would much rather sit on the floor and play with my lil guys. They are staying awake so much longer now (2 hours!) and then when they do nap, I either have to get ready for the day, clean up, check a couple emails, plan dinner, catch up on the phone with friends, etc. Lets just say the day gets filled up pretty quick.
I am STILL breastfeeding. However, I did get VERY sick with Mastitis, plugged ducts and all. My milk supply took a big hit. I was in tears thinking I was drying up! I had a fever of 101.4 body aches and all. I was about to give up, because I DID MAKE IT 6 MONTHS! But I some how found the motivation to pump again, take Fenugreek, and drink 1 beer a day. My milk is back. However, I am not producing enough to feed two exclusively. I have one booby boy and one temperamental baby. Rocco I am exclusively breastfeeding, Maximus I still beast feed in the morning (when I have the most milk) and he also gets 1-2 more bottles of breast milk a day and then the rest formula. I honestly don't think he was eating enough before, because all of a sudden he is gaining weigh again like a champ. Rocco is CHUBBY, Maximus was long and lean, but is now filling out some. He also fought with reflux, and had a slight case of pneumonia (both didn't help with his eating).
I have made all of their baby food. My freezer is stocked... Organic Yams, Green beans, Peas, Yellow and Green Zucchini, Butternut squash, Acorn squash, Apples, Pears, and Banana's. They also love their cereal. It makes me feel so good to give them the best! I love how VIBRANT the colors are in comparison to store bought baby food (which there is NOTHING wrong with giving your baby!). However we are saving tons of money by doing this as well. One jar of earths best is $.99. They eat three meals a day that would be $6/day!! I can make 14 servings of organic fresh food for that price! Plus I enjoy cooking. So its easy:)
We bought a house! It has been an emotional roller coaster. We did a 60 day escrow. All was going great, but then 5 days prior to closing my husbands company decides to close the Mortgage dept. I.E. My husband loses his job. Luckily, he had a tip off from someone hire up in the company and had another job lined up. We almost lost the house (MY DREAM HOME!!!!) (due to an employment verification) and we had to cancel the Kauai trip (boo!), but we are currently in beautiful Palm Springs making up for it... our first family VACATION! We get the keys to our new house on March 1, but we aren't going to move in for a couple weeks so we can paint, carpet, etc.
Here is our new home...
Isn't a beauty!?! We own our town home so we are going to rent it out. We already have a renter lined up... Thank you Craigslist!
For the boys 5 month photo's we did "Mommy and Me"(Most of the photo's my Mommy)...
Rocco and Maximus
Maximus's first time on the grass and LOVIN IT!
Rocco's first time on the grass
For their six month photo's we did "Dadddy and Me" (photo's by Mommy)...
I hope you enjoy!!! Miss you all!! I'm going to TRY to blog a little more often! :)