Showing posts from September, 2014

Washington, DC "tourists"!

Good morning from C-Squared!! Grammy is currently hanging with the boys so mommy is able to blog this morning! What a treat. :) Grammy and I made these fun "cookies" on Friday. What a p erfect summer treat - without having to turn on the oven. My mom has been visiting this weekend, so we tried this fun dessert. The best thing besides not having to bake them; is that there are only  four   ingredients. 1.) 8oz crushed pineapple (well drained) 2.) 8oz soften cream cheese 3.) Crushed pecans 4.) Coconut Drain the crushed pineapple.  Then, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple until combined then fold in the pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Take out of refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls; then roll the balls in the coconut. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. It has been such a fun weekend in DC with mom. We visited Eastern Market on Friday, because I had to return a few baby items. I also took her on a little

Blue Skies and Blue Apron!

Big news!!  We have officially eliminated the  "dream feed"!!  While it sadly feels like the end of their newborn era, we have quickly gone from about 6-7 feedings each 24 hour period to a manageable 4-5 feedings each day. And let me tell you, when everything is doubled, saving even just a minute helps. And not only have we cold-turkey-abruptly-ended the dream feed, the boys also don't wake much in the night (1-3am) at all. Therefore, we've seriously cut back on feedings. They pretty much sleep from 6:30pm-6:30am and we are very grateful.  We also had our four month appt on Wednesday and received a very healthy report! Conor weighs over 14 lbs and Caden weighs over 12 lbs -- -and both are a little over 24 inches long. They are hitting all their milestones and most importantly, they're happy, happy babies.  So here is what our typical day looks like: Wake: 6:30am Feed: 6:30-7am Play: 7-8:00am Nap: 8-9:30am Wake: 9:30-10am Feed:

FOUR months old!

I wanted to blog about my two little cherubs and their different personalities now that they're four months tomorrow (woah!). Essentially, I wanted a good way to document them as babies, because they are simply growing way too fast. Just yesterday my dad said the boys looked different on FaceTime, and he just saw them a week ago.  Conor - My snuggly little boy. Conor has always loved being held and rocked and soothed since we brought him home from the hospital. He loves to eat and has gained good healthy weight. He's such a good baby, so curious and so sweet. When he's tired, he makes sure to let me know by yawning or rubbing his eyes. While he often enjoys being rocked to sleep, he falls asleep so great on his own in a dark room (with his pacifier). When he wakes, I find him in his room "ooh-ing" and "aahh-ing" ever so softly. He loves hearing his voice. What a wonderful little boy - he is so good; he allows me to give Caden the extra little T

4 Month Sleep Regression??

Naps. We all want to take them when we are older, but never when we are babies or young children. No matter the circumstance, we can all benefit from more [good, deep] sleep. I started writing this post while I was still up in MA - and Caden and Conor were waking through the night. Since I was completely clueless as to why they were randomly waking up at midnight, 3am, 6am, etc...I conductive a few internet searches before they see their pediatrician on Sept 10th. I found a bit of information regarding this " 4 month sleep regression " thing and quite frankly, it sounded horrible. Conor has been a better sleeper since he was born, mainly (I thought) because he weighed a little more. Conor was also originally a better eater too, since he didn't have the milk allergy - so I summed it all up to be the same thing. In other words, a better eater (chubbier) would in turn sleep better. I still may think this is the case. Well anyway, Caden was having a very hard time going t