halloweekend.

by Janetha on November 2, 2014

in family time,fox

hi!

wow, pretty stoked on all the comments on my last post. thanks for sharing your two cents on the topic. hopefully we can all invest more time on focusing on things in life that have zero to do with what our bodies look like.

today has been a hard day, not going to lie. fox has been on one all day. he has finally settled down, though. more on that later.. first, let’s rewind to friday–halloween!

i had to work, fox did too. he was a skeleton for the first part of the day.

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we had a luncheon at the office, which was also a costume party! i was extra lame and just wore a jack o lantern t-shirt with a green beanie for the stem… but fox man was a monster!

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pretty cute monster, don’t ya think?

we had zupas soup & salad for lunch, along with eclairs and spooky sugar cookies for dessert. no photos of all that because apparently i am no longer a food blogger and am just a baby blogger. oops. gotta try to remember to take food photos more often.

halloween evening we headed to my brother’s for dinner followed by trick or treating in their neighborhood. fox fell asleep halfway through the shenanigans! but we were able to snag a family photo before he dozed off.

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we also hit up my parents’ place and my sister’s as well. i love that they all live super close to each other, and relatively close to me. i am working on finding a house closer to them, though.

fox’s first halloween was a success! we had a lot of fun, but it will be even more fun when he knows what’s going on.

saturday was a busy, busy day!

first off, we woke up at 7 and i was alarmed! fox usually wakes up at 4:30-ish to eat, but he didn’t! after my initial freak out and making sure he was breathing, i got really happy that he slept 10 hours straight. what in the world?! all the halloween fun must have worn him out. i fed him breakfast ad then i fixed myself a meal–the same thing i have been eating for weeks: two eggs over easy, goat cheese, sliced avocado, hot sauce, and toast.  i also pumped because going 10 hours between feedings does a number on your boobs. i typically don’t pump after he eats because it’s not worth it/i don’t get a lot, but i got 3 ounces even after feeding him. pumping mamas know how big of a score that is!

after breakfast and before the busy day got started, marshall and i relaxed on the couch with the dogs, coffee, and a little roy orbison on the record player.

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fox napped.

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i cleaned myself up and then hit the road! first i had to find fox some nice pants for the baptism later that day. i went to kohl’s and cursed the fact that their carts aren’t big enough for fox’s infant seat, so i lugged him around whilst looking for pants. let’s call that my workout of the weekend. i did find him some khaki corduroy pants.. baby clothes are so cute.

next up was a baby shower! my life-long friend, melina, is due in december! i am excited that our baby boys will be just four months apart.

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it was an adorable shower with tasty brunch items. look, i took photos! mainly because the parfait was so cute, thanks to the miniature spoon.

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fox had a good time at the shower, too!

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after the shower i headed home so fox could eat and nap. when he was up, we headed up to my parents’ house to see my sister and her family. they were in from california just for the day! they drove here for two baptisms.. my nephew’s and then another relative on her husband’s side of the family. it worked out well that they were on the same weekend. my nieces were so excited to finally meet their new baby cousin!

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we headed to the baptism at 5. fox decided he would rather cry than pay attention, so we headed to the mother’s lounge. that’s definitely the best part about mormon churches.. the mother’s lounge. i fed fox and then had to have a mini photo shoot since it was his first time ever wearing shoes.

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he looks 23!

i caught the tail end of the event, but forgot to snap a photo of luke.. so i snapped one afterward back at his house. congrats to luke on his baptism!

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we tried to get a photo of all the cousins (minus my nephew who is at boot camp for the marines)–this was the best we could get. ben is under the table, you can see his arm. it works.

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we headed to my sister’s afterward for dinner. of course, i didn’t take food photos. why would i do that? i did make this BLT macaroni salad for the dinner–it was so good last time i made it and i wanted to share the deliciousness. there were a couple other salads and then we also had pizza and breadsticks. i did take a photo of marshall and my brother in law while they were eating the food. fox got none.

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family photo op!

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definitely a fun filled day.. but i was happy to hit the sack saturday night, and did so around 9:30.

i was worried that daylight savings time would really mess with fox’s schedule, but he woke up at 4:30-ish like usual, even with the time change. weird. i fed him and went back to bed until 6:45. i fed him again and then made myself some coffee. i also pumped because fox had only been eating from one side all morning. i ended up with another 3.5 ounces for the freezer stash, so that’s nice.

i fixed myself my usual breakfast and even remembered to take a pic.

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never gets old. at least not yet!

the rest of the day was downhill.. we aren’t sure why! maybe the time change threw him off after all? or a growth spurt. or his reflux. or lingering side effects from his shots last monday. or he’s a 10 week old baby and has bad days. probably that.

i fed him at 9:30 and then at 10 i headed out to trader joe’s and whole foods to get groceries for the week. marshall stayed behind with fox, which was a good idea because it was rainy and cold in the SLC today. no baby needs to be out in that. i thought i would have until at least 11:30, but probably 12:30 because fox always takes a long morning nap. wouldn’t you know it, he started flipping out at 10:45. poor guy. marshall tried everything to console him but he wasn’t having it. i got home just after 11 and tried to feed him, but he didn’t want anything to do with nursing. he was just squealing and screaming and crying, even at the breast, and it was the saddest thing in the world!! i decided to see if he would eat from a bottle. marshall thawed some of my breast milk and fox ended up eating that, but then going right back to the fussing and whatnot. it was sad! we tried everything to console him, and eventually he passed out in my arms for a little over an hour. phew.

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when he woke up, it was the same circus act. he would try to nurse and then start wailing again. he ate on and off. i nursed him a total of nine times today compared to his usual seven.. but they were short sessions and he fussed a lot throughout them. it was like this all afternoon into the evening. i did calm him down a bit by reading him a story (if you give a mouse a cookie!) and rocking him. he ate a little bit here and there, between his bouts of fussiness and his cat naps. poor guy has had a rough day. he just took another somewhat lengthy nap in my arms and now we are hanging out while marshall makes dinner.

hold on.. time to eat.. he made spaghetti!

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well, i guess it’s technically linguine. the spinach and chive linguine from trader joe’s, topped with semi-homemade marinara.. ground beef, onions, portobellos, and jarred sauce. plus alexia garlic bread. i think we could keep alexia in business based on how much of this garlic bread we eat. it’s soooo good!

after dinner fox was fussing it up again, so we went and rocked and cuddled and i tried feeding him again. he ate a little bit, then passed out.

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we did his bedtime routine 45 minutes early tonight–partially because it’s been a rough day and partially because of the time change. i just got done feeding him his night cap and then finished off this post. i hope he’s back to his usual self tomorrow and also hope he’s not hurting! i imagine it’s confusing and even painful to do all that growing.. poor guy just needs a little extra love, and i am more than happy to give it to him.

well, i’m gonna go ahead and publish this and go to bed! even though it’s only 8:30.. i am BEAT. and sorry if the end of this is all over the place, i stopped mid-post and picked back up and don’t have the energy to make sure it all makes sense. which is more authentic, anyway, because i am one tired momma with no time to proofread. and i know you guys don’t care.

ok! bedtime! hope you all had a great weekend! have a fabulous monday and first week of november. i get my IUD tomorrow.. yippee! haha.

Qs~

1. did you dress up for halloween? if so, as what?

2. do you eat the same breakfasts over and over or do you switch it up?

xo. janetha g.

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Melissa November 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Baby plaid! So cute!

Linz @ Itz Linz November 3, 2014 at 5:59 am

oh too sweet! i dressed up like sacagawea at school lol and the other fourth grade teachers were lewis and clark – sexy, huh? ;) i’ve been on an eggs for breakfast kick lately!

Erica November 3, 2014 at 7:29 am

Oh no. Maybe little peanut is getting sick? The only time Kay fussed like that was when something was coming on. He is SO darn cute! Love him in the little plaid shirt. Glad you had so much great family and friend time

Momma b November 3, 2014 at 7:33 am

You guys are awesome parents! Fox is a blessed and lucky boy!

Love this weekend recap and I love you

marie November 3, 2014 at 8:07 am

Hope little dude is having a better day! Sometimes I think its just growing and overstimulation that can cause those freakouts, mine did it too when she was brand new. (Of course I am no expert!)

I HATE Kohl’s carts! So not baby friendly. I went there once with both kids and forgot the moby wrap. I was like, eff it and just turned around and went home.

Tamara November 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

Poor little guy! I hope he’s better today. He is SO cute, J! I can’t decide what I like best, the monster costume or the little church outfit/shoes. (He’s an awfully adorable skeleton, too.) Your entire family is beautiful. Have a great week! xo

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

haha I love his little shoes! So adorable.

Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out November 3, 2014 at 9:49 am

I can’t believe how adorable Fox looks in his skeleton costume!

Kandi November 3, 2014 at 10:10 am

He’s so sweet in his costumes!!
My 3 month old baby has had a few times where he’s been super fussy, even at the boob. It’s only been when we’ve been out and there are a lot of new people around though. It’s so sad but he’s gotten through. I hope Fox has a better day today!

the delicate place (@misathemeb) November 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

The photo of fox playing with your hair is really cute! I was Daria for Halloween and Nate was Bob Belcher. I know…mixing cartoons! I’m sort of not a breakfast person during the work week (sometimes it’s nothing, other days it’s a smoothie or handful of almonds or hard boiled egg). Weekends though….bring on the savory brunch options…preferably with bacon.

Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat November 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm

He is seriously so adorable. Hope he’s doing better today!

Jes November 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Kaitlan was abnormally fussy yesterday evening/night too. It was weird. I used to try to attribute it to something specific (growth spurt, cognitive leap, gas, etc.), now I’m just like “she’s being a baby.” I’ve found it’s easier to deal with somehow if I don’t try to guess what it is and just try to make her feel better.

Alyssa November 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I’m too lazy to dress up but I dressed my baby in that same skeleton costume! I love Fox’s dress up outfit, he looks adorable in those shoes. My BFF and I were due exactly four months apart, and both had our babies on our due dates (go figure) and it’s SO MUCH FUN. You will love it! Hopefully the little guy is feeling better today! So sad feeling helpless while your baby is upset :(. And I’m not going to Kohl’s now until he can walk – that is a legit workout. I would have just left and gone home.

Krista November 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I don’t think Fox could be any more adorable!!! : )

steph November 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Ah, the joys I trying to determine what is making babe upset!
We had fussiness all the time surrounding nursing and it was always something different and SOOO random (thankful for nursing consultants!) like a sudden too strong of a let down scaring babe and causing reflux (fixed by nursing laying down…and a few days of babe not associating nursing and choking), or when my cycle started again and the milk changed taste, and then teeth, and another time it was my diet (onions, garlic and dairy) yikes! But we stuck it out through it all and I loveeeeddd that time with babe! In hindsight it was my absolutely favourite time to just soak him in :) good luck momma, you are doing such a wonderful job :)

Becky @ TheBexFactor November 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Hope the little man got over his fussy days. Those days are rough and definitely calls for a glass of wine after bed time. Hugs!

My little man was a monkey, I was a pirate. No one caught the Pirates of the Caribbean reference but that’s ok.

Breakfast consists of two eggs with goat cheese and some fruit every morning. I think it’s time to switch it up soon though. Maybe back to oatmeal, even though it’s not paleo, it’s still my favourite breakfast.

Lindsay November 4, 2014 at 5:56 am

oh lil fox man.. let’s get you to eat and sleep so mama can rest. Better days ahead, right? at least he’s so darn cute.. i mean, how can you not love that face? Love you mama G

Jenny November 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

He’s so bright eyed and alert! Too cute for words!!

Annette@FitnessPerks November 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

Cutest monster ever! I love babies in costume, so dang cute. Holidays are so much more fun with a kid!

jessiker November 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I eat pumpkin seed and flax granola from Winco, almost every day. LOL.

Purelytwins November 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

we were boring this year and did not dress up, we will try to do better next year ;)
Sorry Fox had a rough day, hopefully things get better for you. I definitely had those days with Madison. And that is one of our favorite books – mouse a cookie! A classic!

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