Monday, March 28, 2016

Tanner James: 2 months

Tanner has been smiling and interacting with us a lot this month.  I love the sound of his coos.  He is growing like crazy and is almost 13 pounds.  He is wearing 3-6 month size and grows out of clothes quicker than I can keep up.  People comment on his size a lot but he's actually only in the 50th-ish percentile.  He is also up to size 2 in disposable diapers too.  He wears mostly cloth at home now but I'm still using both because he goes through quite a few a day.  I know he's getting enough to eat but he sure does spit up a lot.  I'm getting used to smelling like puke for most of the day.  Maybe I should slow down on the Mother's Milk Tea.  Could have an oversupply this time :).  He's still really mellow and easy and a good sleeper.  He wakes up one or two times at night and goes back to sleep quick.  He sleeps in the bassinet most of the night and then with me in the early morning hours.  Blake is sleeping with us too.  It's kind of nice having both my kiddos with me at night and I'm sure I will like the time with them once I'm back to work.  I use the velcro Swaddle Me swaddlers for sleep and he likes it.  He sometimes gets his hands out but I think I will keep using them for a little while longer because it really helps him stay asleep. I got some of the new hip trendy pacifiers and of course he's not interested.  In case you're interested they are Natursutten natural rubber pacis.  Neither of my kids really took to the pacifier.  Who knows, maybe he will later.  For now he gags on it and spits it out. 

Blake is still enjoying being a big sis and wants to be called sissy :-) 

My favorite thing this month: I got a Sakura Bloom sling and I am obsessed with it.  I have a problem with buying baby carriers.  I just love keeping him close to me and he loves to be held.  The sling is lightweight, compact (fits in my purse or diaper bag), easy to use, and looks beautiful. 

I'm really trying to enjoy my last few weeks off work with lots of quality time and fun with the kiddos.  I'm also trying to mentally prepare to the transition back to work.

No-bake Lactation Bites

Modified energy balls for lactating moms (or anyone else who likes sweets).

  • 1 cup dry oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal or freshly ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbs brewers yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave 
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (I use vanilla Perfect Fit Protein)
Mix ingredients together and chill in fridge for 30 min.  Then roll into balls and store in the fridge, 

I'm using a Fit Bit now so trying to track calories,  I think these are approximately 100 each. 

*If the ingredients are too dry add a bit more peanut butter to make it sticky.