Friday, December 30, 2011

2 Months

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Baby girl is 2 months old!

I'd say time is flying, but it seems like she's been in our lives much longer than that!  I can't imagine life without her :)

Things have been going much better since the first month.  The new normal is feeling more normal...  if that makes sense :)   And I've been making a point to get out of the house at least every other day and going shopping or some other type of  outing.  She's now been to Costco, Trader Joes, Christmas tree shopping, Ben's work, my old work, Target and Kohls.  I can tell she likes the new scenery and new things to look at.

She's still sleeping and eating like a champ.  She sometimes sleeps 8 or 9 hours so I can't complain at all!  And breastfeeding has been going fabulously.  I feel so lucky about that too!

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Hi, little sister

She had her 2 month appointment yesterday and she is now 12.3lbs!  Still a chunky butt!   Other than that she is doing great, but is apparently favoring her left side too much :(  So we are having to do some stretches and kind of forcing her to lay her head on the right side more so her head does not become misshapen. Poo :(  Hopefully we can correct it before she needs physical therapy or has to wear a helmet!  Yikes!

Besides that though, she's perfect :)   She's begun smiling, laughing and cooing and it is so cute!
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Her first Christmas was great.  We spent Christmas Eve & morning at our house and then traveled to my parents and then Ben's parent's the day after.  I was pretty stressed about how she'd do in the car for that long (1.5 hrs and 2.5 hrs ), but she did amazing!  She slept the whole way the first two trips and then only cried a few times on the way back.  I don't know how we got so lucky!

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Check out my super snazzy Christmas dress, while Gibson checks out my foot!

So, things have been going well.  It makes me think about how things were when we first got Gibson and everything was soo difficult, but now those things seem like second nature.  Hopefully, it will be the same with Miss Hadley :)


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grumpson's Christmas

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  Gibson got yet another nickname (Grumpson) and got totally spoiled in the gifts department.  Here's a quick recap of what went down:

1. Gibson was totally spoiled on Christmas morning!  Thanks to Karen & Bailey who were his Secret Santas this year :)   He loved all of the gifts.  Here are some pics and a video:

Sorry about the cursing.... :)


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2.  He slept a total of MAYBE 2 hours in 3 days.  Which made him such a grumpy butt!!  He was snarling and growling at all the other dogs. I've never seen him be sooo mean. And he was being so protective of me and Hadley.  If another dog (or another man besides his dad) came near us he snarled at them.  Such an old man!

3. Since he was up in the middle of the night, he decided one night to rummage through our bags and find ALL of the treats that I packed him and eat ALL of them.  ALL.  This included a bag of expensive dog bakery treats Ben put in his stocking and also a bag of treats my cousin got him.  He has been a pooping machine since.

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I am a big meanie!

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His poor cousin who he was meeting for the first time and greeted him with his teeth!  Rude much?

4.  He has now been Mr. Sleepy Pants and has slept pretty much the entire day.   He didn't even wake me up this morning.  I didn't come down stairs til 8am and he was totally cool with that!  So silly :)

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I sleep now, guys.


I have so much to post in the next few days.. Hopefully I can get back on some sort of blogging schedule soon! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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 Merry Christmas, Corgi Community! Love, Gibson

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Calendar Corgi of the Month: Sookie!

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on the wall

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on my screen

Miss December

Name: Sookie
Blog: Make Way for Cupcakes
Corgi Mom:Kitten


Sookie Cuteness:
Christmas picture!

Sookie

Really, mom?

December Calendar Ideas
(it's a great time to take those photos for next year's calendar!)

-Snow
-Christmas
-Holidays
-Family
-Corgis in Winter Clothes
-Corgis by the fire
-Corgis warm inside


Note: Every month I'll be featuring the corgi of the month on the "Corgis (with blogs) Calendar" and giving tips on the types of photos I'll be looking for for the current month next year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gimpson

For the past couple of weeks, Gibson has been renamed Gimpson.  Or Gimpy.  The poor guy has been limping :(

He is fine 90% of the time though.  Going on walks, running, playing fetch, zooming through the house, jumping up on furniture.. everything normal. When he gets up from laying down though, he limps.  It almost looks like his foot fell asleep and he needs to walk it off for a few seconds and then he is fine.

Normally, I would have taken him to the vet by now, but, ya know.. newborn baby.  He seems fine, but I am still worried that it could be the first signs of hip dysplasia and that scares me to death.  I've been massaging him and poking his leg/foot/hip to see if he yelps, but nope.  Seems perfectly happy.. just a little gimpy :(

Anyone else ever see symptoms like this w/their dog?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

1 Month

My baby is one month old already!  OH and she's a super chunk. Her 1 month check up was today and she weighs almost 11lbs! That's 2lbs gained since she was born.  Sheesh!

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Things have been crazy and I've pretty much been running on Hadley time.  The only time I get anything done is when she's sleeping, so I apologize for the lack of posts.  Luckily, she is a wonderful sleeper at night *knock on wood*.  She consistantly sleeps 5-6hrs straight at night (and then 3 more after that) and this weekend she slept for 8 hrs straight! It was nuts, but I'm not complaining :)

She may have been extra sleepy from all the visitors we had over this weekend.  Both of our families came over for Thanksgiving! It was nice and I think Mr. Gibson especially liked the attention.

With someone else here, we were FINALLY able to take our first family photo!
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Hurrah!

But yeah.. I've been trying to figure out how to get back to life on my new baby schedule.  Gibson has been neglected, but he is being a good boy about it and not complaining too much.  I used to wake up with Gibson whenever the sun came up.  Fed him, hopped my computer, walked him, then ate breakfast and got ready for the day.  NOW, I wake up whenever Hadley wakes me up, change her, feed her, put her back to bed, let Gibson out, and then hand the monitor off to Ben before he has to go to work.  This is when I try to walk the dog.  It sometimes works out and sometimes doesn't.  The past few days it hasn't worked out :(

But I am trying to make things work! Yesterday, I took Hadley for an afternoon walk w/Gibson in our Ergo Carrier and today I took her for a walk with us in her stroller when we got back from the doctors!  I felt so accomplished to do something out of the house without Ben.  It's the little things, people ;)

So, life has been crazy, but slowly getting a little easier.  Still can't complain much :)  I love my fatty dog and fatty baby!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Brother Love

This week, Ben went back to work so I have been alone w/my two kids for most of the day.  It was pretty tough at first.  I've had to change a lot of my normal routines.  I find myself rushing around trying to get things done (that used to seem simple) whenever Hadley decides to sleep for 5 minutes ;)   Things like showering, cooking dinner and (unfortunately for him) walking Gibson are now big accomplishments for me.

Luckily, I have a little helper...

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I keep finding Gibson hovering around wherever Hadley is sleeping.  The cutest is when he looks over the couch into her pack-n-play to check on her..

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He also randomly runs up the stairs into her room when she's sleeping in her crib.   Such a good big brother for being oh so terribly neglected by his mommy.

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I guess he thinks this little face is worth it too ;)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kong Cozies!

Gibson was sent a new fun toy from Kong to check out a few weeks ago, called a Kong Cozie.

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It arrived the day after we got home from the hospital, so it was great timing since Gibson was feeling pretty neglected ;)

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What is it?  Basically a super duper soft plush dog toy, that squeaks and has an extra thick layer of material underneath the softness to make it more durable.

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What do I think?  I love how soft it is!  And the extra material makes it feel pretty neat when you squeak it.. sort of like there is a layer of gel.. Not sure how to explain it :)

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What does Gibson think?  He really likes it!  We play fetch and tug w/it and also wrestle w/it!    He loves attacking it like it's a real animal and he's on the prowl ;)

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How's it holding up two weeks later?  Sad to say his head has been de-stuffed :(   I believe this is because only the body part of the toy has the extra durable layer.   I'm sure Gibson will still find some fun in it though.  Especially since the squeaker is protected by the thick layer.. and  I think the soft fur will be fun for him for quite a while!

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