Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My new life of being a mother.

Good Morning :)

Today is a cleaning day for me, Aaron doesn't have work. So I am taking advantage of him being able to watch Jedidiah so I can get some good deep cleaning in. I've already got the kitchen done, supper in the crock-pot, and some laundry done. A great start to my day, I still have a large mountain of laundry to get to, and I'm hoping to get the walk way swept and mopped.

I opened up all the windows this morning, I love the fresh spring air. There is just something about deep cleaning your house, having all the windows opened and getting that fresh clean smell in your house.

Jedidiah will be 3 months old tomorrow, time has flown by. Though at the same it feels like we have always had him, its hard to imagine what life was like before we had our little boy. He is growing! At his 2 month appointment he was 11lbs and 24in long! When he was born he was 6lbs, and 21 in long. We have a skinny long little man.

Just within these last few weeks, Jedidiah has really started "talking". I mean, when he was first born he made little noises, he cooed and awed. But now he is really trying to make sounds and noises. Sometimes it even sounds like he is saying mama...but I think that's just me getting excited and hearing things. ;) 

His first 2 months, he was colic. He still is a little bit, but not near as much as he was. Every evening around 5-6pm he would scream and cry for an hour, nothing would calm him down.  
noun: colic; plural noun: colics
  1. severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies.

    We had a lot of issues with it, we did how ever find that putting Lavender oil on his spine helped him calm down when he would have his fits. I felt so bad for him, there is nothing quite worse for a mother feeling helpless and not knowing how to help her baby.

    Our doctor told us, by 3 months colic goes away by 60% and by 4 months it goes away by 90%. There definitely has been a big improvement from 2-3months. He will still have those moments where we cant calm him down but I mean...he is a baby :)

    This summer my goal is to replace all our household cleaning supplies; soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent, lotion, tooth paste, bug spray, sun tan lotion, pretty much everything we use on our body. I want to switch to all natural and homemade.

    I have already made a all purpose cleaner for the kitchen and bathrooms, and liquid hand soap.

    (here is a picture of my liquid hand soap)

    It was so easy to make. All you need is a bar of unscented all natural soap, 9 cups of water, 3 tbl of coconut oil, and 20 drops of an essential oil. I used Thieves because I love the smell and its good to fight off germs. I have heard Lemon is a good one too.

    You need to use a cheese grater and grate the bar of soap, put 9 cups of water in a pot with the grated soap, coconut oil and essential oil. At a medium heat, stir till soap and coconut oil have dissolved. Let it cool for 5 hours, and it will thicken up in that time period. We love it, and its cheaper in the long run.

    Have you ever tried switching things over to all natural?
    Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday :)
    -Hannah Sue

    Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Jedidiah Silas

It has been far to long since I've last written, but for any of you that are mothers, grandmas, or sisters to a newborn you know life can be crazy busy :)

Jedidiah Silas was born Jan. 30th at 7:38am, after 12 hours of labor. Aaron and I are beyond blessed to have such a sweet brown eyed little man! God is good!!!

One of my favorite pictures of him, I love the blue flannel shirt <3