Thursday, June 20, 2013

2 Month Collage!

I completely forgot to post the pics of Nora's 2 month photo shoot! Oops! Here's the group of photos for our sweet little Miss! Love her!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Nora Nora Bo-Bora Fee-Fi Mo Mora...NOOORA! (Nora Update)

Well it's been 2 months since this "little" ball of delight came into the world and she just gets better and better each day! She's still pretty easy - still sleeping a lot, but definitely starting to be awake more and more. Her schedule is starting to get more predictable; up early then down till about 7 then down for the tiniest nap ever then down for a nap then up for awhile then down for a looooong nap (She's currently in that nap now) if she doesn't get that long nap she's a bit difficult to get down for the night but in all honestly, so far her most difficult days have not been that bad...someone pinch me!

On my last post about her I mentioned her weight and how her Dr was having us supplement her a LOT of formula to help get her back up to an acceptable weight. I had several issues with his (none of which had to do with the use of formula, more-so that I just felt deep down that she was FINE and didn't need me force feeding her 5 times a day!). After weeks and weeks of this, we finally met with the Dr face to face and after looking at the weight Nora has gained from the beginning she finally agreed that all was perfectly fine with our Laubster. Nora has consistently gained 1oz/day since her birth and while that pattern has taken her from the 95%ile on her Birthday down to just above the 50th, the Dr thinks it's all well and good and that she just isn't going to be super chunky baby yet. I cannot tell you how amazing it felt to finally get validation on what I knew was going on! There's nothing worse than knowing something in your heart of hearts that something is fine and then being told by a Dr that it's not. I am the most obnoxious rule follower so to have ME going against what I'm being told to do was really stressful for me! I'm just so happy that it's confirmed our little string bean is healthy! So while her weight is in the 50th%ile, her HEIGHT is in the 90th! The Dr thinks she'll be pretty tall; looks like she'll be a Hanson/Underhill lady! Someone tell the Seattle Storm!

I don't really know what else to SAY about Miss Nora, so I'll let some pictures do the talking...enjoy!

2 Months!!

Killing. Me.

Not sure if she's saying "Seriously, Mom?" or "Whatchu Want?"

Not digging the hat...

"Bell (bunny) Look! A light...on the ceiling! Isn't it awesome?!"

"What did you say?"



My Dad meeting his first Granddaughter!

Chilling in the shade

Almost there...

...Aaaaand done!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Laubster Life Update

Wow! Nothing like having 2 kids to make your Blog(s) take a back seat!! I love being a Mama of 2 but holy cow there is no such thing as ME time any more! With just Logan I could always carve out a little time to write a post here, check email in detail there or even watch some TV but all of those things are the least of my priorities these days! If I didn't have a smart phone I don't think I'd have read an email since Nora was born! Ha!

So in my absence from the blog world, we've been having a LOT of fun! We've gone to some great parks, had my Dad visit, Jason's Dad has visited several times on his way either back to LA from Rio Vista or vis versa which was been really nice! Nora has been growing like a weed and is just the sweetest little baby - she is making Logan look like a DIFFICULT baby which is crazy because he was pretty easy too! Big Brother Logan is in love with his baby sister and always wants to kiss her and cuddle with her and he REALLY wants to help me put her binky back in her mouth; but his inability to know how much pressure in a babies mouth is TOO much makes him my binky ASSISTANT so far...yikes! He's fed her a couple of times, but isn't too fond of it haha...the minute she starts squirming he's outta there! While he's a dream with her he's been less than precious with me. His Dr described this stage as "FIESTY" and yup! That's a great way to describe it! My obedient little angle has turned into a boundary testing, sassy mouth monster! It's faaaaantastic. And although I feel like my days are filled with more disciplinary action than fun times when it comes to Logan, I know my "hard-ass" ways will pay off when we have a well adjusted and well behaved child and hopefully teenager some day! I can take the brunt of this developmental stage as long as he's sweet to Nora and pretty sweet to Jas (Jas still gets some tude now and then...).

Anyway, here are some pics of our adventures over the last few weeks! Enjoy
Water Fun @ Sycamore Valley Park

Soaking wet and happy as a clam!!

"Watch this, Mommy!!" Love it!

Pure and utter happiness!


He was literally too cold to smile! This was his best effort but he was shivering so bad!

Auntie Angelique is visiting for the summer from Italy and practicing her Mommy skills before her baby is due in December!

This is at a neighborhood park near Desiree & Gary's house - its AWESOME!

That Giraffe had water coming out of his mouth for awhile!

Having fun and making friends

Watching Nora...

Hot weather in the East Bay called for a hefty investment of $12 to make us all happy!


Happy Baby!

Pulling double duty

My life right now!

It really is exhausting being THIS adorable!

Having fun at the Concord KidsFest

No fear!

Handsome and happy! That's my boy!

Seriously, the kid is BEGGING for a trip to Disneyland!!


1 year ago Logan was so scared to ride on something without Jas or me...I think he's over that...

Mommy and Logan (note to self - NEVER wear this sweater AGAIN!)

If I look like I'm jogging in this pic, I practically was! These ponies went FAST!

Mommy, Logan and Strawberry the pony!

Like Father like Son...having FUN FUN FUUUUN!

Best picture ever!

Arms up!