I love my family

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seriously worth watching. 

Dry Shampoo?

Elias eats, burps, poops, and needs to be snuggled so often that I always end up taking my showers in 2 parts, unless I shower when Tall Cake is watching the baby but usually I just sleep then. It’s incredibly time consuming and I get water everywhere. I want to try showering maybe every other day and using a dry shampoo on the off days. My hair is very fine and long so if I go 24 hours without cleaning it I look pretty gross really fast. Does anyone have any suggestions on the subject? Experience with dry shampoos and my hair type? Tips and tricks? I’m all ears! 

botanicality:

Glossy blue giraffe with Tillandsia ionantha mexicana and Tillandsia usneoides.


https://www.etsy.com/shop/botanicality

want!

Everyone says he’ll never be chubby

Tall Cake, his family, sometimes my family, some of the nurses, I tell everyone I’m working hard to make him a chunker and they always come back with “as long as he’s gaining weight he’s fine, but he may never be really chubby. He’s just so long he might just remain tall and thin.” Though, one nurse did tell me that in a few months I’ll see fat rolls on him (she made me smile). Well, He’s not even 8 weeks yet and I think his thighs have some serious chub! You watch, I’m going to fatten that boy up before you know it. Babies ought to have baby fat and I’m going to make sure Elias is no exception on that front. And shoot dang if he isn’t making sure of that too. He is STILL eating very frequently. Anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours between feedings is all, usually it’s almost 2 hours exactly. Yeah it means I never get much sleep (unless I have a comfortable supply of milk in the fridge from my many pumping sessions), but it will be worth it when he’ll have enough fat to pinch while calling him a cutie patootie!!! =D 

paleoillustration:

Prehistoric giraffes by Willem van der Merwe

I am freaking out

little boy’s first car wash (found on 9gag)

little boy’s first car wash (found on 9gag)

I am SO grumpy right now!!!

Way way way TMI post below the cut, read at your own risk, I just need to vent. 

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Apparently Elias was real low when I carried him. Since he was my first I figured that’s just how babies were. Near the end though the midwives always said “he’s nice and low” and at L&D everyone was very pleased that he was down so far. Still, I always felt him right in my ribs and the ‘hard to breath, heart burn, difficulty climbing up stairs all the time’ stuff never let up. I wonder then how carrying a baby high would feel? How much does THAT suck? Any mamas out there with multiple kids who carried low and high? Is the difference noticeable?

stephlukeandbaby:

mamam0nkey:

ourlifewithneo-x:

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha thought some of you would appreciate this.

Truth!!

Legit

preach

stephlukeandbaby:

mamam0nkey:

ourlifewithneo-x:

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha thought some of you would appreciate this.

Truth!!

Legit

preach

Eli is a bad baby! (poopy stuff under the cut)
seeing-the-bright-side:

I dream with the day when I can have a family and make the best can I can for them *-*

seeing-the-bright-side:

I dream with the day when I can have a family and make the best can I can for them *-*

pic of Baby Eli on the changing table that my mom took two weeks ago at her last visit. He fell asleep after she finished changing him, the sweetheart. The fam will be back up to see Elias this weekend, and he’ll meet his great-grandparents for the very first time. =)

pic of Baby Eli on the changing table that my mom took two weeks ago at her last visit. He fell asleep after she finished changing him, the sweetheart. The fam will be back up to see Elias this weekend, and he’ll meet his great-grandparents for the very first time. =)