August 23, 2013

Getting in a routine!

I just sat down to organize the bills for the end of the month and next month! Looks like everything is ready to go. We are finishing up all our bills from the delivery and subsequent doctor visits. Having a baby is not cheap. I also realized, just because I get things organized and ready in a timely manner, does NOT mean my insurance company works as quickly as I do. I was getting bills for Amelia (since she was added to our plan a little later - they think she has no coverage) even after I took care of all that paper work and was already PAYING the insurance company for a family plan. Keep up people.

I thought I would do a quick post to share the Burman routine. That is right we are starting to get into the "new"- normal. Do not worry, I have also gathered a few pictures, not my fancy new hobby but iPhone worthy images!

I am home with Amelia until October 15th. I took the first 9 weeks off. Thank the Lord I am able to do this! She is just starting to gain weight at a great pace and we are getting things like, cloth diapers, nap time, and breastfeeding down! I am so lucky that we are able to budget for this time off. She is growing so fast and is like a new baby each morning.

Ben is getting into a groove at school. Football is also starting to smooth into our weekly routine. He is running three days a week after work and even playing basketball with some of the faculty on Wednesday mornings. (More on "Operation: Burman Get Skinny" later.) His new school website and 1:1 Digital Initiative is going great and Ben has become the building Google Guru! He is so smart. Check out his websites here! Though I hate him being away for football, I adore watching him coach. We went to watch him at the scrimmage.

Ok here is our rough routine:

5:00am - Morning Feeding
6:30am - Ben up, play with Amelia, get ready for work
7:00am - Amelia eat/morning nap, Ben off to work
9:00am - Amanda and Amelia YMCA or Clean House
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30-5:30 - Amelia eats, naps, tummy time, poops etc. I basically play feeder and cleaner upper.
6:30 - Daddy home! Ben runs or plays with Amelia while Amanda makes dinner.
7:30 - Dinner (for Amelia too!)
8:00pm - Amelia bath, we take turns giving her a bath.
9:30pm - Amelia bottle (formula) from Ben and then bed.
10:30pm - Adults to bed!

Don't worry in there we also play with Grissom and feed him- he also normally goes running with Ben :) It is getting to where Amelia will take three long naps and then nurses every two hours! She weighs 9lbs 5oz!! Look how big she is getting.


Alright- off to workout and shower before the next feeding- we might go see daddy for lunch!

August 14, 2013

August Birthdays

Just a quick post to say happy birthday to two very special ladies in mine, Ben, Amelia and Grissom's lives.

August 12th - Grandma Glenna
This beautiful woman has traveled the world, been a successful business woman, has her own business, is getting really good at golf.  Somehow she is always there to support me and my ever growing family. I have only ever want to be just like her. Happy Birthday Grandma! Be safe on your trip!

August 14th - Abigail
This bundle of joy and energy turned four today! I have never met a child that is so entertaining. Her imagination is wild and her spunk is hilarious. I hope Amelia gets the right amount of spunk and imagination from her cousin. They are after all named after the same woman- know to have a hilarious and stern side! (Gaynelle!) Here is to a brave birthday! 

Amelia - 2 Months

August 14th, school has started here in Bluffton! Ben is back at Southern Wells High School and is actually starting football season. I am so very lucky because I am able to stay home these next few weeks and spend some quality time with Amelia (and consequently Grissom). I get to see her grow and change from day to day. I get to change countless diapers, see hundreds of smiles and rock little miss to slumber so many times. I love it, I will say this: Stay at home moms are hard workers and deserve so much more credit than I ever gave them before! We took some pictures today (on the 14th of each month, as promised!) and you all will notice there are two different outfits... yes we had a blow out in the first outfit, so a change was needed :)

Facts about Amelia:

Amelia has very distinct cries.
Amelia LOVES bath time.
Amelia still breastfeeds but sometimes supplements with formula.
Amelia still sleeps "through' the night.
Amelia is in cloth diapers!
Amelia travels to the YMCA with mommy.
Amelia recognizes daddy's voice when he gets home.
Amelia is excited to attend football games.
Amelia is learning how to motion "Boiler Up!"

Grissom checking out the little one. 

August 3, 2013

Baby faces and Zucchini Bread

Amelia is starting to really have a personality! She will sit in your lap and basically talk and make faces at you. Here are a few shots from the lake while she was in Ben's lap!

Also, we are happy to announce that for the most part, Amelia is sleeping through the night. She loves being swaddled and this keeps her snug and warm all at the same time. Now, I let her take naps on her belly, she just sleeps so long and well when she curls up! I check on her often and today she was just so perfect, so I snapped this shot very quickly!

This morning after the first feeding I made zucchini bread. I love late summer early fall zucchini recipes! Rosemary had a great season with her garden and sent me home with two very big zucchini so I used one and made two MASSIVE loaves of bread. The recipe actually yields 4 loaves but I just made two very big ones. Go big of go home right!? When I bake in the early mornings of the summer I am reminded of my Great Grandma Minnie. She used to bake early in the summers since it was cooler and that way when we got up, we had fresh baked goods for breakfast. I catch myself calling Amelia, Millie- I like to think it is a variation of Minnie.

Amelia - 1 Month

Amelia is now 7 weeks that makes her older than 1 month... but we were very busy and we were at the lake on July 14th, so here is her one month photo shoot. I promise to take some pictures on the 14th of each month post a little something about this growing mini me.

I would also like to give a shout out to my dear husband who convinced me to get this amazing camera- I feel like a professional! Thank you to my mom as well for finding be a 30 day free trail of photoshop. I think I might have found my new hobby, taking pictures of the cutest baby alive. Isn't that every parents hobby though?

Facts about Amelia:

Amelia loves to watch daddy play video games.
Amelia is gaining weight - she weighs 8lbs 10oz.
Amelia is now in cloth diapers.
Amelia love cuddling with mommy in the morning.
Amelia is exclusively breastfed.
Amelia loves being outside.
Amelia is sleeping through the night.
Amelia had her first smile on July 21st at 9:36am (according to her mom!).
Amelia will talk to her toys and her mommy and daddy.
Amelia is thankful for her daddy, who bought her a swing!
Amelia and Grissom are still learning to love each other.
Amelia hold her head up like a big girl!