So my friend Erin is in NYC this week, and I am running her uber-successful invitation company solo. (Does that mean I should call her my boss now? Weird...) Lucky Luxe is fabulous, and it is so much fun working with someone who is not only an inspiration but a dear friend. Having said that, it's also super hard work. I'm sure Raz has everything down pat and can respond to an inquiry at record speed, but I haven't quite gotten it all figured out just yet. Yesterday my internet was on the fritz, MaryCollis came down with a cold and I couldn't get any of my files to work correctly. Needless to say, it was a long day. But we got through it, and I learned a lot!
MaryCollis is 3 months old this week! She's so cute, y'all. I hate even posting pictures of her because they look absolutely NOTHING like her. Her eyelashes go on for days and her hair gets more and more blonde every day (Chad had BLEACH blonde hair as a child). Here are her stats:
-She weighs roughly 14.5 pounds and is 25 inches long.
-Feeding times are still random. She eats 5 ounces every 4 hours (sometimes this equals 4 bottles and sometimes it’s only 3 – depending on what time she wakes up), and she eats 6 ounces with 3 TB of oatmeal in her nighttime bottle (given just before 9PM). Bath is always at 8PM and bed is about 9PM. Sometimes she eats 5 ounces at some point during the night (about 4AM or 5AM) but not always. She eats between 21-26 ounces daily. According to the general rule of thumb, she should be eating about 36 ounces per day (multiply the baby’s weight times 2.5), but she seems to be doing fine and sister is PLENTY healthy.
-We use about 6 diapers a day.
-She still wakes up once per night most of the time - But now it’s between 4AM and 5AM. Most of the time she’ll go back to sleep if I flip her over or give her the pacifier, so hopefully she’ll stop waking up altogether.
-We are in Size 1-2 diapers.
-We are in 3-6 month clothing.
-She still loves the stroller, carseat, pacifier, bath time, mornings and TV.
-She sleeps 10-12 hours total at night and takes several cat naps during the day.
-She constantly drools and shoves her hands in her mouth. Guess we have teething to look forward to!
She can officially sit straight up in her bumbo seat now.
I decorated my house for Christmas 2 weeks ago, but I had to wait on my tree because Chad was out of town. We put it up Thanksgiving Eve, and I'm slightly disappointed this year. I'm just so extremely exhausted all the time. And I usually pride myself on having the prettiest tree in town, but this year I'll just have to settle for having a tree at all. We usually put 5,000+ lights on our 10 ft. tree, and my Lord is it gorgeous... but this year we could only get a 7.5 ft. tree, so it's not quite as magnificent but it looks pretty good. Here is our tree and some of my favorite ornaments. I couldn't decide which lighting worked best, so there are a million photos.