Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two Years & Eight Weeks

Two years ago today I brought home my precious little girls! 
It's hard to believe they've been in my life for two years now. I love these babies so, so much. They bring me so much happiness and joy!!! I love having two puppies versus just one. They play with each other all day long and sometimes it seems as if these two are in their own little world. I know I say this all the time but I love how much they love each other. They are the best of friends and their love for each other runs so deep. It makes my heart so full. If you want to take a trip down memory lane with me, you can read all about their first day at home with us hereIt's kind of crazy to me how pegged I had each of them after only being around them for a few hours!
This little peanut is 8 weeks old today! It's kind of crazy how different Campbell is today than he was just 2 weeks ago. He's awake most of the day now and is a lot more content sitting in his swing or bouncy chair while I take care of things around the house, instead of needing to be held the entire time he's awake. He's so, so smiley in the morning and it melts me! I love his smiles. We have a bedtime routine and it seems to work pretty great. Around 7:30 we do bath then bottle then he gets rocked to sleep and is out around 9:00. He sleeps until 1:00-1:30. After that you just never know. He's gone back to sleep and slept for 5 hours once before (it was the most amazing thing in the world) or he may only sleep for 2 last night. I'd actually like to try to push his bedtime routine back a little bit to allow more sleep for me. I tried last night and he was super fussy. We'll keep trying!
Now that he's 8 weeks old, I would love to get him on a daily routine but I have no clue how to go about doing that. I've googled and flipped through books and there doesn't seem to be a guide for me to follow. I need a guide. Like, should I feed him before he goes to sleep or after he wakes up? I pretty much feed him on demand now. And he likes to snack. Do I stop that? How many naps should he take and how long should they be? How long should he be awake for between naps? I have tons of books but I don't have time to read them. I honestly wish these baby books would just get to the point. About 90% of what I'm reading is just ramblings. Can't you just say 'do this, this and this' in just a few short pages and let that be that? Ugh, annoying. 
I'm pretty sure my little peanut is going to wake up soon so I better hop off. So much to do and so little "free" time to do it in....


  1. Hey Kara -
    Long time no see since our Kappa days! Congratulations on baby Campbell - he is precious! Our baby (Dane) is 7 months old now and I remember being where you are and how it can be very very frustrating (I had lots of breakdowns early on so that is totally normal). I know you've heard tons of advice thus far but if you want a book that tells you exactly when to feed, etc. Babywise helped me a lot. They give you schedules based on the baby's age, how often to feed and in what order. They basically recommend "eat, play, sleep" and just repeat that all day (at night it's just eat and sleep). I really started following it when Dane was around Campbell's age and he was sleeping through the night a little before 3 months old and still does (with occasional setbacks of course). Hang in there - he will do it soon!
    - Chelle

    1. Hey Chelle! Thanks for the input. I actually have Baby Wise and have heard awesome things about it. I just haven't had the chance to read it yet. I'm going to try to set some time aside to read it over the weekend because I'd love to get him on a schedule. I may be contacting you if I have any questions about it!!! :)