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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our life the last 5 months

It's Been about 5 months since I last wrote anything! Where to start to get you caught up?

Well for starts Hunter is now 9 months old (tomorrow)! It's hard to believe how fast time has gone. He is all BOY, very rough and adventurous. Hunter has been crawling for months now, has one tooth that just popped through last week, and spoke his first words "Mama" last week! (Autumn's first words were Mama also). He is into everything Autumn is in. He walks with holding onto things which means it's only time before he starts to actually take steps in his own! He is currently 18.5 lbs, this is such a big deal to us since he struggled with gaining weight. Around the first of April Hunter woke up one morning and just forgot how to breast feed (that's the best reason that many lactation consultants have given me). I battled only breast feeding for the whole month of April - no bottles. When May came we decided to pump and bottle feed. That was going smoothly until the end of May when my supply tanked. I breastfed Hunter until he was 7 months, which for a preemie born 7 weeks early is great. Since his weight was still low when we stopped breastfeeding the doctor put him on Similac Neo-Sure made special for preemies. The formula has more calories and higher in DHA than other formulas (along with other things too). Luckily for us it's considered a medical need so insurance has covered it at 100%!!!!! He is finally taking off with solid foods and his reflux is almost gone. Hunter hasn't been the best of sleepers, but a month and a half ago we went to the "cry it out" method. He it took him a month for us to be able to put him in his crib with out him crying every time. But I'm happy to say he is sleeping 12 to 13 hours a night now!

Autumn is well into the toddler phase! She has such a personality and is very moody! Her range of words is going by the minute every day. She has mastered body parts, colors, clothing, food, phrases, and so much more. Matt and I love that we can actually communicate with her and know what she wants. Her hair is so blonde and curly, I never thought I'd ever have a blonde haired blue eyed little girl with me having such rich brown eyes and very dark brown hair! Autumn still eats anything we set in front of her and if we're eating she still thinks she needs to have what we are having. She never sits still unless she's sleeping which is why she only weighs 22 lbs (4 lbs is the weight difference between her and Hunter). I'm pretty sure in a few months Autumn and Hunter are going to look like twins!

As for Matt and I we've enjoying these babies to the fullest! I have been going through a rough patch the last few months. I developed Postpartum Depression that only a very few amount of family and friends knew about. It took Matt and I some time to figure out that I needed to see the doctor and figure out what was going on. I can say now that the last 2 weeks I have felt like I'm back to my normal self. I really have to give Matt a lot of credit here, he not only worked full time but when he came home he really picked up in the areas I was lacking in. He truly is the love of my life and my better half, being his wife makes me a better person. Matt is in the best health he has ever been in (those are the doctors own words).

Well that should get you up to speed on what has happened in the last 5 months. I am going to be doing some different things with my blog. I'm still going to be giving updates on our life but I also want to start doing some "how to's", reviews on products that I have grown to love or tried out, and how I save money by couponing and looking for the best deal possible! STAY TUNED