Elena's Enchanting Nursery❀

Friday, May 30, 2014




















❀ A Closer Look ❀











❀ The Break Down ❀

Princess Canopy Crib from K-Mart 
Changing Table, mint lamp and canopy from Walmart
Bookshelf, purple basket, metal basket and princess book from K-mart
Dresser refurbished from childhood
Elena's Letters are from Mia Monroe Boutique
Mint Mum Knobs from DaRosa
Purple Circle Cushion from pier1
Purple Circle Garland on ceiling from GlitterandGrain
Elena's Bedding was made by Matts Grandmother! 
Belly sash now lamp decor is from girlfrosting
Butterfly decals from Urban Walls
Tassel garland from GlamFete
Lace Lanterns on ceiling from lightsforalloccasions
All fake flowers, birdhouse and glass pot are from JoannFabrics
Diapers from Honest
Tissue Paper PomPoms made by myself Learn how here
The mint bows I bought fabric then cute and sew them myself.
I also added the flowers on the canopy just made from lots of love and hot glue. 

Did I miss something you want to know? Just comment below! 
Hope you all love it, sorry it took me forever! 

My Journey after Pregnancy - Week 4 & 5

Thursday, May 15, 2014




Before I start on my 5 week update I wanted to first catch up!
As some of you may have noticed I didn't post my 4 week update. 
Last week was HORRIBLE for me. 
Not so much with life but just my body!

At first I was blessed with a wonderful sinus infection.
I was miserable while I juggled the kids with a horrible migraine, sore throat and runny nose. 
I couldn't sleep because I couldn't breathe!
I was ecstatic when my sinuses finally started to clear up.  
Little did I know that was just the beginning of my bad luck.

MOST of the time if you breast feed you do NOT get a period.
This is why I was shocked to see I was bleeding after I had already stopped at 2 weeks.
A few days before it actually started I was so sick I couldn't bare to eat or even ride in the car. 
The sickness was quickly accompanied by horrible cramps and even vomiting.
I probably scared the crap out of all my family members thinking I was pregnant AGAIN.
By the way, thats just a joke. 
There is no way I would or could be pregnant. 

After bleeding like a regular period for a few days things got insane.
I was getting very nervous as I started bleeding through big over night pads in a half hour. 
Even more nervous when I started passing blood clots the size of golf balls. 
Just when I thought it couldn't get worse along came the dizziness and sickness. 
I sat in the bath waiting for Matt to come take me to the doctors,
within 10 minutes the tub water was dark red
I was convinced I was dying. 
Good news is I survived! 

My midwife felt my uterus and did an internal exam. 
She wrote me a prescription for medicine that would shrink my uterus. 
The bad news was it would make things worse before they got better.
Every time I took a pill (every 6 hours) it felt like the contractions you had after birth.
Breastfeeding mommas understand this pain. 
The contractions you get that first day you start breastfeeding as your uterus shrinks!
After 3 days the bleeding stopped completely!
I couldn't have been happier to see the ending of that torture. 
Apparently that was my karma for not having a period in years. 
Funny mother nature, funny. 

From bloating I went all the way back up to 125.2 pounds. 
Which brings us to...



I started my pregnancy at 119lbs and 31 inches. 
I finished my pregnancy at 140lbs and 39 inches.

Pounds lost since pregnancy: -18.8 pounds

Inches lost since pregnancy: -8 inches

What I have been doing for fitness: BREASTFEEDING NON STOP

Short term  goals: Drink more water, walk more, run in the morning before the babies wake up, eat healthier and simply be happier. 

Long term goals: 110 pounds and the ability to run a mile in 6 minutes. Tighten up my loose skin mom pouch! 

Weekly wisdom: If you live your life to please others you will never be happy yourself. 





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Elena's One Month Update

Friday, May 9, 2014


Weight: 
Newborn- 6 lbs 0 oz
Leaving the hospital- 5 lbs 9 oz
One Week- 6 lbs 0 oz
Two Weeks- 6 lbs 6 oz
Three Weeks- 7lbs 8 oz
Four Weeks- 9lbs 2 oz

Height: 

Newborn- 19 1/4 inches
Four Weeks- 20 inches

Daily:

Currently Elena has no set schedule. 
She probably wont until she is a few months older.
Currently she eats and sleeps when and where she wants! 

Bedtime: 

For the first few weeks Elena had her nights and days mixed up.
She finally started sleeping more during the night but now is going through a growth spurt! 
My goal was to get Elena to sleep in her bassinet not co sleep.
Clearly this is NOT going to happen. 
She doesn't even like when mommy cuddles dad and not her.
I have to curl her into my chest and stomach then have my leg up under her butt. 
The second I stop cuddling her she is up yelling at me. 

Eating:

In the beginning weeks Elena slept a lot but would eat every 2-3 hours.
Now that she is going through a growth spurt she eats every hour if not more.
It is a mix of comfort nursing and her being a hungry little girl!
I have been trying to get her to take a pacifier that way I can get more done
but she has difficulties latching onto the pacifier because her mouth is still so little. 

Sizes:

For the first two weeks Elena wore Premie Outfits. 
She is now in Newborn Clothing! 
Her little legs are so long she will soon be in 0-3. 

Milestones:

Over the last month Elena is finally starting to un curl her body. 
As you can tell in the first and second week photos her body is kind of curved. 
Elena is now more aware of her surroundings and loves to look at lights. 
She sometimes burps as soon as you sit her up.
Elena loves to grab my finger and also pull my hair. 
She can lift and hold her head for a few minutes at a time! 
She will lock out her legs and push off my lap.
Getting stronger every day! 


Loves:
Bathtime cuddles & feedings
Being wrapped up tight
Swinging in her swing
Being held
Using mom boob as a pillow
Comfort feeding and feeding period
Brothers head kisses

Hates:
Cold hands and cold period
Sun in her eyes
Being put in her carseat
Getting dressed and undressed
Her pacifier (her mouth is still too small)

Struggles:
Elena survived her first yeast infection!
After quickly realizing that the red blisters were not just diaper rash, 
I quickly got her into the doctors and her infection was gone in only a few days!
May 8th 2014 was our first long night together.
Elena survived her first gassy tummy. 
After lots of comfort feeding, burping and bath soaking we got some rest. 

I love you baby girl. 
















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