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31 days of Mia, Day 21. I keep avoiding this post, because I don't feel like I can do it any justice 7 months later. I'm afraid the extreme lack of sleep, my mushy mommy brain and the passage of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 20. {So, I didn't quite make it to 31 days of Mia in 31 days. Life and work and such got in the way. But I'm still going to get in the 31 posts, for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 19. We have a playroom downstairs off of our living room for the girls. Up until now, it's been Molly's playroom. Now she gets to share it with her little sister! While Mia isn't quite... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 18. While we were excited about the possibility of having a little boy, I think we were all a little relieved that Mia turned out to be a girl. It just made everything much easier,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 17. At the beginning of May, Evan & Stacey invited us over for a cookout and a swim. Mia's first time swimming! It took me forever to get us all packed up for swimming and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 16. Last Easter, Molly helped us announce that we were having a baby: This Easter, we got to share all of our Easter traditions with a 5-month-old Mia! It was pretty low key, just how... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 15. Mia has been sitting up unassisted since before Easter (about 4 months, 3 weeks). I think cloth diapers give her a wider base for easier sitting. Just this week, at 6 months, 12 days,... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 14. I travel for work about five times a year. Most of the time, my mom and Molly go with me, while Doug stays home, takes care of the dogs and enjoys a quiet house... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 13. With Molly, we had just a plain old Sony monitor (this one), and we loved it. We still do, and we still use it downstairs. I always said that when we had another baby,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 12. According to the CDC's 2011 Breastfeeding Report Card, only 14.8% of babies were exclusively breastfed at 6 months, with Georgia's stats even lower at 10.1%. Since we fall into this very small percentage, I... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 11. One of the first things I thought about when I found out I was pregnant with Mia was that she would be born in November, and I would be on maternity leave over the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 10 Back in February, when I went back to work after maternity leave, Poppy-G came to visit for a few weeks to help my mom with the adjustment of two girls. Living apart from his... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 9 Mia's first trip in the car seat was perfectly uneventful. The nurses at the hospital made sure we had a car seat, checked it off a list and we were on our way home... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 8. At 12 weeks, when I went back to work, not only did it mean missing my sweet Mia, it meant I had to pump twice a day to continue to exclusively feed her breast... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 7. It was love at first sight. From the moment Molly laid eyes on Mia, she adored her. She came to the hospital each day to see us and was very diligent about sanitizing her... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 6. {This in no way is a reflection on you or your family. It’s about me and my family and what works for us.} The Cooles rolled into the New Year with this resolution: no... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 5. Since I didn't keep up with writing about her checkups, here's the fun part of going to checkups! Weight, height, head circumference and bonus picture! And since I have them, I went ahead and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 4. (@15 weeks) From the beginning, Mia was harder to nurse that Molly ever thought about being. She also didn't sleep as well, and come to find out, this was partly because of reflux. I... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 3. Back in February, Mia and I experienced the hardest five days of breastfeeding yet. The whole family was sick with colds and ear infections, and poor little Mia was so snotty she couldn’t even... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 2. Mia had her 6-month checkup, and she was the hit of the office! Everyone always says what a sweet baby she is and how cute she is with her chunky thighs. I think she... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at solofallop
31 days of Mia, Day 1. Mia is 6 months old today! To try to make up for the extreme lack of blogging about her, I am going to TRY to write a blog entry each day for the next... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at solofallop
On November 11, 2011, I went to the hospital early one morning, like 4 a.m. early, looking like this: And then out came a baby named Mia Eloise looking like this: Fast forward 6 months, and that sweet baby looks... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at solofallop
Molly is officially a swimmer! She's been taking swim lessons off and on since she was a little shy of two-years-old. She's finally put it all together and swims around like a little fish. I was so surprised last week... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at solofallop
38 weeks! Everything went perfectly fine at this week's appointment. They were running behind and took a while to get to me, but other than that, everything was normal. Appointment: 37.5-week Blood pressure: 102/70 Weight: +1 lbs. (+17 lbs. total... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at solofallop
Appointment: 36-week Blood pressure: 120/66 Weight: +7 lbs. (+16 lbs. total for the pregnancy)* Baby's heart rate: 180s/150s/140s** Measuring: 37 cm. We had some excitement at the most recent prenatal appointment! First of all, I gained 7 lbs. in 2... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at solofallop