11.29.2016

coy maverick - two months old

my little coy boy is 2 months old as of november 8th.
he is just the best little guy and makes me so happy.


2 months old
11 pounds 8 ounces
24 inches long


loves:
-bath time
-facing out
-watching brooks and remi play
-when we sing to him
-being held
-smiling
-sucking on his hands



hates:
-riding in the car
-being cold
-being covered while nursing
-binkies (unless he's really tired)

coy has been so fun this month.  he's such a smiley little guy and LOVES when you give him attention.  All you have to do is smile and he will give his biggest gummy grin.  He is also starting to find his voice.  If you coo at him, he will coo back.  Brooks claims that he heard coy say "bro" and frequently tells me that he also says "guh/"


Brooks and Remi love to hold him and make him smile.  Remi will get right up in his face and smile and as soon as he smiles back she will laugh her head off and Coy will smile even bigger, making her laugh harder.  It's the funniest/cutest thing.  It is so fun to watch them interact with him.  They love to get him toys and ask me daily if he has teeth yet or if he can talk/walk/sit etc/ They are very anxious for him to grow up... me, not so much.




Coy is getting so strong and can hold is head up for a long time.  He enjoys tummy time and looking around.  He loves to put weight on his legs and sit up.  We stuck him in the bumbo the other day and he did surprisingly well (I didn't put my other kids in until 3/4 months.)



He is such a happy little fella and only cries if we are in the car or if he's over tired.  It's funny though, because when he does cry, he CRIES.  he's got quite the set of pipes on him.  We took our first road trip with him for Thanksgiving and were worried about him screaming the whole way, but to our surprise he slept almost the entire way with no crying until the last 5 minutes.

at two months:
-size one diapers
-sleeps 10-12 hours at night waking up once around 5am then back to sleep
-0-3 clothes, a few 3-6
-has HUGE feet
-finding his voice
-discovered his hands


he's pretty much my favorite and i just want to eat his fat little face.

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11.21.2016

coy maverick: a birth story

on september 8th, at 7:45pm, our family gained a sweet little baby boy.

coy maverick harris
9 pounds 3 ounces || 21 inches long

baby boy was due september 12th, but i went in on tuesday, the 6th and my doctor asked if I wanted to have a baby on thursday.  Of course, I said yes.  He never told me how much I was dilated or anything, and I didn't ask because I was just so excited to have my baby.

I was able to get a few hours of sleep the night before, but I woke up two hours before my alarm and decided to start getting ready.  we dropped our kiddos off at my parents, and headed to the hospital at 7:45am.


They checked me in, got me started on IV's, and begin asking a million questions.  My least favorite part is getting an IV.  I have never had an IV placed correctly the first time :(  and this was no different.  They were fishing around in my vein and it was horrible.  Finally, the second nurse was able to get it placed.

I wasn't having any bad contractions, but I decided to get my epidural sooner rather than later.  As the anesthesiologist was getting all set up and ready to start, my doctor also came in to break my water.
it was so incredibly uncomfortable which i don't remember it being that way with my other two.  Dr. Judd then told me I was a "2ish" and he thought I would probably have the baby late afternoon.  I got my epidural which was easy, breezy and they only did a low dose since I wasn't contracting much.

I was quite comfortable and the waiting game began.  remi came by noon and so we were sure with this being my 3rd baby that we could expect about the same.  thankfully, treg came to hangout all day because the baby had a plan of it's own and matt took an afternoon snooze.
we passed the time by talking, watching friends, and when matt was awake he dazzled me with his latest yo-yo tricks.  every time they came in to check me i was barely progressing.



at around 5:30 when Dr. Judd was finishing up at the office for the day, he stopped in to check me himself.  I was at about a 7 and he told me that the baby was posterior (facing up instead of down).  he had me start pushing a little bit so that he could turn the baby with his bare hands.  can i just tell you how grateful I was at that moment for epidurals?!  The look on Matt's face while the Dr. was turning the baby was pure terror and I can only imagine it probably didn't feel very good.  Dr. Judd is a very sarcastic and casual individual, but he was VERY serious and VERY focused at this time.  Matt even made a joke about Notre Dame football and he barely even acknowledged him.

Once the baby was turned, we played the waiting game again.  Around 6:30-7 family started to pile into my room to meet the baby who hadn't yet been born.  we hadn't really talked about who we wanted in the room, but at about 7:15 when I was FINALLY a ten and it was time to start pushing, there was probably 10 people in the room plus all of the doctors and nurses and I was starting to get stressed.  I'm not a very private person and I don't really care who was in there but it just seemed like an overwhelming amount of people.
Matt started to sense my stress and basically kicked everyone out except for my mom and caitlin my sister in law.

Once I started pushing, they put the oxygen mask on me to help that babies heart rate from dropping and i did not like that.  I'd never had oxygen before and it was uncomfortable and awkward.  I pushed about three or four times and then Dr. Judd told me to stop pushing.  All I remember is everyone said that his head was HUGE.  It was really cool though, because as the doctor pulled the rest of his little body out, I was able to sit up and watch which I had never done before.





There is nothing sweeter in this world than a brand new baby making his entrance. The sweetest, most pure human being in the tiniest body.  It's such a special experience and something I always look forward to.  The peace and spirit that fills the room is so great.




Coy came out with his shrill little cries and they whisked him away to check vitals and weigh him and what not.  He was my biggest baby at 9 pounds 3 ounces and 21 inches long.  He came out healthy and ready to eat :)







I got to hold him and do skin to skin for a little bit while they cleaned me up.  Shortly after, everyone who was outside waiting came in to meet the little guy and then our kids came to meet their little brother.
It was the sweetest thing watching brooks and remi with coy.  I was so nervous for how remi was going to react and she couldn't get enough of him.





coy is the perfect little edition to our family.  we love him so much and can't imagine not having our very own baby cosmo.

Watch his birth video down below









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11.07.2016

fall family pictures 2016 & update

A little while ago, I entered a giveaway for a fall photo shoot and won!  I was so happy because we had just done family pictures right before Coy was born, but I also wanted some with Coy in them.  It was perfect timing and meant to be.

Rachel from Rachel Sisneros Photography was so fun to work with. 
She was so patient with our kids and made us feel so comfortable.  

It's quite comical trying to get everyone looking and smiling at the same time when you have a newborn with a fussy tummy and two toddlers.  Rachel was able to capture some really sweet moments of our family.










Matt and I are pretty busy these days.  Right after Coy was born, Matt started a new job at Vivint and has been working full time while going to school.  He really likes his job and is killing the sales floor.  The only downfall is that he has the 6am shift and has to work sundays, but it's nice because he is able to go to school as well and be home at a decent hour in the evening.





He has also started training at an MMA fighting gym and LOVES it.  I don't really understand it because he comes home and tells me how he almost got knocked out or how he was kicked square in the face, but somehow it's fun for him haha.




I've just been busy taking care of three kids and trying to run a household.  I say trying because I swear no matter how much I clean or how much laundry I do, it is never done.  I've also started a little side business selling LipSense (a lipstick that lasts up to 18 hours, doesn't smudge or budge, is waterproof, and basically magic in a tube).  It has been so fun for me to have a little hobby that is just mine.  I love makeup and I LOVE all these products so sharing it with people has been amazing.  If you haven't heard of LipSense or tried it, you NEED to.  Let me know and I'll hook you up.






Brooks is our BIG three year old.  People always think that he is 5 and are so surprised to hear he's only three.  He is the funniest little thing and doesn't miss a beat.  He started preschool this fall and loves it.  He is learning to write his name and other letters and is doing so well.  Brooks LOVES cosmo (Coy) and is such a big helper.  He loves to hold and cuddle Coy and always brings me diapers, wipes, blankets, etc.  He's a great big brother.




 


Remi Jayne is our sassy little two year old. She turned two in October and had a swimming/mermaid party.  She is starting to talk a lot more and is very opinionated.  She LOVES her baby, blanky, binky, and baby accessories.  They all must come with us wherever we go.  She is a little sponge and learns very quickly.  She loves to do puzzles, play-dough, and paint.  She is a bit of a drama queen but we love her just the same.
 







Coy Maverick is the sweetest little almost 2 month old.  He really is a dream baby.  He smiles all the time and loves to be told that he is handsome.  He only wakes up once a night and for the most part it pretty chill.  He does hate the car so that's not the funnest thing, but hopefully that will pass.  He is the perfect little edition to our family.







As a family, we are so blessed.  This period in our life is so crazy and busy and a lot of the times I feel like we do not have our crap together, but I wouldn't change it.  I love our little people and I love the adventures that we have.  I can't imagine anything different.
These are my people, and I love them.




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