How Old is she?
2 months already... wow has time flew so fast...It feels like a whole year has gone by in a flash but only a few months have gone by. I feel like the first year is going fly by even faster.. and we will work very hard to make sure we make the best out of every moment
How much does she weigh?
We have her first shots coming up next week .. mommy is very nervous.. even though i have done this before with our boys.. but i find that the more sensitive the child is the more it hurts my heart when they cry from there shots.. I will update this post with her weight and measurements as we get them
At her recent 2 month shots she weighed 10 pounds 8 ounces .. the nurse was very happy with her weight gain even though she is lactose intolerant and the struggles we had in the beginning with her colic.
How is her colic ?
Her colic is getting a lot better , our doctor had told us that babies grow out of colic at or before 4 months , we had noticed her colic at 2 days old . The last few weeks it has been a whole lot better mommy and daddy get some sleep and are not as frustrated, Isabelle is happier and spits up less.
How did she take her first needles?
Since she is a very calm person, she was just sitting on daddy's lap sucking on her soother and then suddenly this poke comes twice in each leg.. ooooohhh she so wasn't happy at all but mommy cuddled her right away , she was able to calm down . Since we waited 10 minutes to make sure she didn't have any kind of reaction , she then drank her bottle and went to bed until 4pm, She needed some medication during the night as her legs were starting to hurt and it was starting to make her cranky but the day after she was also a bit unhappy and not her normal self , her legs were sore and bothering her, but otherwise she took it like a champ.
Do we believe getting shots for our children?
With my first son I absolutely believed in getting his shots... it was my first baby so i followed all recommendations but when my second son was born I felt like a different shift in what i believed in, Tanner got his first few shots and struggled pretty bad.. days after getting his shots.. he got very high fevers and wouldn't be able to sleep at all, their was no other factors bothering him at the time. When he turned 6 months i had decided that i had enough of the world trying to tell me what was best for my children so i didn't get any of his shots. The last appointment I had gone to , to get his shots the nurses seemed very mean , it was a horrible exsperience because she acted like it was her way or the high way and since i pushed against this , she was very angry with me but when i contracted measles in 2014 for the second time in my life (first time was at age 3) and i had lost a pregnancy because i didn't even know i had it . I had been immunised when i was a child but I needed another shot but i didn't know this until it showed in my blood work that i was immune to it. I had decided it was best interest of our kids to go get all there shots done no matter how much my opinions get in the way and no matter how much people treat us or judge us. Not getting kids shots opens them up for things in life we don't want . I put away my pride
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A bit of background on my weight I was born a very healthy baby at 8lbs 3oz , who loved food from the womb , my mom is a tall , slender woman who has never been overweight all her life, my father is about 5 6 as well as a slender average guy. I come from a background of full Europeans , danish on my moms side and Irish and Norwegian on my fathers side. We love food simply put, As a small infant I loved food my mother tells me stories of how she couldn't keep me fed . I can remember my first memories of a young girl , was all about how much food i should eat, and my grandma telling me that i should eat whats on my plate and nothing more, when i couldn't finish all of it she said never take more than you think you can eat, I was confused by this , I was to small to understand what she meant. I remember my as i got older and loved food more and more my father told me that I was only allowed to eat specific things and when i finished the box He would yell at my mother about how that specific food i ate to fast and that their was a specific time frame he believed it should be in our cupboards. I remember the feeling of thinking of my heart sinking down in my body thinking my father must hate me since i eat to much , things got worse as i would be at the dinner table and my sister would laugh and giggle at me when my chair squeaked as i tried to pull in my chair to come closer to the table and she hollered across the table that my fat must have made those noises. Getting bullied from grade 2 all the way up to middle school until finally i couldn't take anymore of the constant bullying that i thought it would be easier if i would take my own life since everyone hated me , I felt like their was this standard i was suppose to fill .. what was it ??? was it that I was suppose to conform to societies ideals of what us as women should look like??
Dating was a complete nightmare since men seemed to only pick at my weight... I would cry to my mother almost everyday and everynight in silence .. I felt like I was never good enough for this world, there was never any positivity. I remmeber going on diet after diet , excersizing harder and harder and even stop eating to be able to please the ones around me. I thought maybe if I fit in to this box that people want , maybe I will have friends , maybe I will have a boyfriend, maybe my dad and sister will accept me... I ended up eating less than 1000 calories a day , drinking nothing but diet coke and excersizing my ass off to get to 133 pounds.. loosing anything that i have put on .. thinking I would be happy and make everyone happy around me. Truth be told I hated every bit of myself ... Putting a size medium to me was amazing , but I kept thinking I am not happy this cant be what life is suppose to feel like. I began to drink very heavily by the time i was 17/18.. I was so lonely.... I had friends and people around me all the time , I had a great job.. I loved it with all my heart and focused so much energy in to being the best i could be work-wise.. but silently I was dying inside and no one saw that I was deteriorating!
I struggled so bad with my weight that the food and counting calories became an obession , and the lonliness became a way of life , I covered all of it up with drinking every single night to the point where I drank enough I didnt feel lonely anymore. This obsession wasn't enough for me I began to take pills to keep my weight down .. 133 wasn't enough for me I wanted thinner.. I was willing to give up my health , friends, family anything to become what everyone wanted. When you keep telling someone who is overweight or in my case that you are hated for everything you look like.. over and over again .. that person tends to believe what your saying and tries to please everyone around them. We all live to be accepted from our peers, this is human nature. Fast forward to having my first son and gaining 80lbs with him.. god i was so scared .. even though i was suppose to put on weight for him .. i watched everything i ate... i wasn't able to let go of my obsessive excersizing until i was 3 months pregnant and got beyond sick with him.. I stopped everything until my pregnancy was over and the moment i could (which was 2 weeks) I was immediately back on my diet pills and excersize.
Fast forward 2 kids later ... I have lost all my pregnancy weight within the first month of having my children but everyday I still struggle with societies digs at my weight. Here is the positive side I want everyone to understand people have to see that sometimes we are the way we are because of our genetics.. in my case I am the typical 1920's European where i got a small waist and i have thick hips and a booty. At now 26 years old and a coming from a lifetime of struggling with weight issues I now have an appreciation of loving my ancestors genetics that have been passed down to me. Do i know the risks of being a bigger girl .. and keeping a bit of weight on ... damn right i do .. Do i know i could have a heart attack at anytime because of not being the "Average" weight.. sure i do ..
The only way to live life is to accept what god gave us.. Can we improve ourselves .. Yes.. Can we excersize every single day and still be 200lbs.. Yes!!!!. Can you have a little muffin top from having your babies and have stretch marks that never go away.. Absolutely .... Can you eat stuff salad in your face everyday and still eat a burger?? Sure you can . The truth is .. the only way to love you .. is to find what works for you.. in my case pilates, eating what i want in portions works for me.. but that doesn't me that my anorexia doesn't sneak up on me .. and diet pills still come in to play.... as much as i love me for the weight that i am .. since i have a "big girl brain" I will always worry about myself.. I want society to know this about me...
You can call me anything you wish.. fat, overweight, obese, huge, elephant, gross.. I have heard all of these all of my life... I have come accustomed to the fact that you as a society doesnt want to accept me.. I have come to realize I am not on earth to please you. I have let down my guard and have stopped letting societal views shape who i can be and how much i can be happy based on how fat or skinny i am . No matter how many struggles and slips i have regarding my weight is my problem.. society doesn't have to live with my body everyday .. society doesnt have to view my pictures if they dont want to.. they can even walk on the other side of the street to get away from me if you think i am disgusting!!.. I have learned through all my pain that i am here to please myself .. if i am happy having rolls and eating a pizza damn right i am gonna do that. When I am in a public setting i have chosen to not listen to the chatter around me , I have learned to ignore peoples feelings of who i am.. they don't know me.. who the hell are they to judge me.
Its all in the way you think.. and honestly if you can tune out all the magazines and tv shows promoting these teeny tiny girls.. this will save you!!!.. you have to know that no matter how thin or fat you are someone wants you, someone loves you, but learning to love every roll on your body is your first and foremost task. I cant say that i love everything every moment of everyday .. its a struggle .. it will always be.. it always has. but i have got a tough exterior .. I have been through so much in my life that why should i care what one person behind a computer or a doctor ive only seen a few times saying i'm fat... how can they say after talking to me a few times that i am awful in everyway and un healthy if they don't truly know who i am.. Its beyond selfish trying to put everyone in this box of what should fit and if it doesn't we are cast out.. its horrible.. We should be promoting within each other that if god blessed you with a bit more junk your trunk .. HELL you should rock it !!!! No matter if your a size 2 or a size 20
I know that no much i gain or how much i loose .. my body can only do certain things.. i can take a million diet pills.. and think this might work.. but deep down inside i know i am only fooling myself .. i know they really wont.. Its a battle in my head everyday to make sure i am positive everyday.. and that i surround myself with people who are supportive and love me for all of who i am ... If you have people who will bring you up when you are down .. or feeling like you need to run and grab that bottle of diet pills.. you will see how more and more that the only opinion that matters is yours. No one is going to love you how you want them to unless you pick someone who is going to love your soul first.. Changing your mind set is the key!!!! As I have gotten older I have seen that weight doesn't matter... i know what 133 pounds feels like i also know what 330 pounds feels like.. i have been everything in between but you need to find out what is healthy for your body type.. and yes everyone has a different body type.. everybody has a weight that it is healthy at and no doctor can tell you that since your BMI over 30 you are huge .. its only a number.. just like 330 pounds is only a number.. you can be the healthiest 330lb girl ever.
Do not fear peoples opioions of you..no matter how fat or thin you are people will always always give them even if they are unwanted!!!.. Take the opioion in and breathe and let it go. Find a place where you feel at peace . Love and live... set your standards to what you want them to be , love you for the weight you are no the weight you want to be.
I want to inspire people to not fear life.. live it.. promote positivity
Here is a few of my favorite products from this line, I try and find affordable products that work well with my skin, A lot of the higher end products usually break me , Here is a few of my loves that i tend to pick up in the summer time and if they are in my purse and get ruined they are cheap enough to replace
Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow Powder in Snow White
http://www.lacolors.com/Shimmering-Loose-Eyeshadow-1146.htmlthat I tend
Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow Powder in Honey Suckle
Eye Shadow Palette is recently discontinued but here is a similar Palette that has the same colors in it as this palette
28 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Paradise Pink discontinued but the color close is
Coral Crush discontinued but the color close is
Fruit Punch discontinued but the color close is
These are my favorite summer colors .. these colors are simple easy to grab for to complete any summer look for a hue of color. They are not crazy pigmented which i love since its only a hint of color on your lips, this makes this more beachy and daytime
The only negative part about these lip glosses, I find these lip glosses a bit sticky , I wish the formula was a bit more concentrated
A lipstick that has more of a punch to it !!!
this lipstick has a more orange undertone to it .. .in differnet lights some can make it look more red and some can make it look more orange/peach
I enjoy how moisturizing this lipstick is .. doesn't dry out my lips like most lipsticks!!!
Coral Sheen is now
Purely Matte Lipstick in Red Tango
Two of my favorite blushes for that spring time glow... on the right is a pale pink with a purple undertone, I use this on the top of my cheek bones (also down my nose)just to give some color to my cheeks.
The blush on the right is one i use for contouring .. it has a more gold undertone which gives my very so pale skin a healthy glow .. I use this to contour (cheek bones, sides of nose, sides of hairline, and a small bit under my chin)
Pink Blush Discontinued but the new dupe on their site is
Mineral Blush in Flushed
Gold Blush Discontinued but the new dupe on their site is
Mineral Blush in Golden
Isabelle was projected to be born at 8 4 bigger than all my children ...we were defiantly worried ...but when she was born she weighed 8lbs even...within 3 days she lost 7% of her weight being 7 6 , babies are allowed to loose up to 10% after birth. She has gained her weight since birth ..and at one month weighs just over 9 to 9.5lbs. She is getting all these little rolls everywhere. I call her my little butterball. <3 <3
She loves food just like our oldest but our struggle is that from 2 days old she has become colic , this Is something we have never struggled with before as our boys they had nothing close to screaming all night . At this point we have tried oval drops, changing her formula to a lactose intolerant one, we also give her bottles that have better air flow to decrease the flow of air to create less indigestion , we also give her gripe water .
The change of formula has worked somewhat but nothing helps completely . she is awake for long hours and Is very restless
Sleep is a huge struggle for Izzy and mom and dad...of course as new parents again we defiantly understand the early days of her life where their is no sleep ..no showers ..the focus is all on her up every few hours , but since she is colic she has many struggles that we are adjusting to. She hates sleeping on her back!!! Absolutely gets a diva attitude about it and will not go to sleep. She needs to sleep on her side or sleep in her car seat sitting up.. She wakes up usually at 3pm and struggles to fall asleep until midnight (extremely hard)
--------> She is working on holding her head up
--------> She has started to smile
--------> She moves her head around to sounds that's going on (mostly her brothers fighting over toys lol)
--------> She makes small cooing noises
Things you like
-------->She loves bright lights
--------> She likes her swing for only a short while
--------> She likes looking at bright colors
--------> She likes being cuddled and close to your heart
--------> She likes to swing her arms really fast when hungry (adorable)
-------> She loves her pacifier(i call it binky) she loves to fall asleep with it
-------->She loves soft blankets, the softer the better
Things you are not a fan of
-------->Loud music or noises
-------->Falling asleep anywhere but someones arms(yes she is a diva)
-------->Getting dressed with clothes over her head
-------->She hates getting woken up when shes not ready to get up (just like her mamma haha)
XOXO lola see you as our journey continues with 3 munckins
28 year old Mom of 3 under 6 (2 boys 1 girl), TTC baby #4, Married to my soul mate, Photographer, nail artist, amazon reviewer, fashion addict, Looking to make a postive impact on this world one story at a time. I am looking to inspire people with love and peace