Stone Levi: Four Weeks Old (HELP!)

had a nice quiet Christmas at home this year. we usually go hiking Christmas morning, but with intense wind and 30 degree temps, we opted for a nap in the living room instead. they say things change with a baby, and I’m ok with that!

our little man is giving us a run for our money. he is an amazing little eater – loves all the milk. he’s already 8lbs 7oz (birth weight was 5lbs 15oz!!) but if I had a nickel for every time he spits up what seems like a cup of milk after i nurse him, i’d have at least a dollar. Point is: I NEED HELP. I’m not proud of how frustrated I get after a feeding: he’ll nurse for a nice long stretch and do great, and the next thing I know, milk is flowing (I mean steadily flowing) out of his mouth. WHAT DO I DO?! I’ve talked to my nurse; she said to make sure his head is above his stomach and to burp him and then keep him upright for 30 minutes after each feeding. Done. Do that. I do that every time. Doesn’t help. We bought gripe water – tried it twice, hasn’t seemed to help. Whether he spits up immediately after a feeding or randomly 30 minutes later, it’s so defeating. I’m so defeated.

If you have any advice, I’m desperate. Absolutely desperate. I often lose it when I see the milk flowing out of his mouth. Tears flow down my cheeks. I just want him to be happy and full of milk. And he doesn’t cry when he spits up, fyi. He usually doesn’t mind it one bit. He’ll also get hiccups 9 times out of 10 after a longer feeding, which I’m sure means air is coming in somehow. I’m sure there’s a simple solution. Or maybe there’s NOT. and if there’s not, please break the news to me gently. This mama is begging for help.

Happy four weeks buddy. We love you and just want you to be happy. I’ll do whatever it takes. xo

new flooring.

usually i’m a big fan of google. for example, here are some recent googling phrases of mine:

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i’m really into google, as you can see.

one thing i’m not really excited about googling is: “which way should i install my new flooring” “what direction should laminate flooring be installed” “how to properly install flooring”

i just don’t feel like it. i have already spent at least three hours googling the type of flooring i should buy.

no.more.googling.

one thing out of about 76 things i have learned about home-ownership is that it’s overwhelming! the decisions i have had to make on a daily basis about colors, placement, measuring, picking, choosing, buying, storing, delivering. it’s just craziness.

so, at this point, i’ve stalked a few of my favorite blogs & i finally landed on some beautiful, 99cents per square foot laminate flooring from home depot. it was a freeing decision. a leap of faith. i honestly didn’t know what it actually looked like in real life bc i did this major home purchase online. based off a little jpeg. living on the edge!

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check it out! my flooring & my new beach lounge. boom.

here’s where i need your help!

i’m done googling. i told you this like seven times already.

i need you to walk to your front door really quick. go on. oh wait; before you go, i gotta tell you your assignment. go to your front door, look down, and tell me the direction of your flooring.

for instance, when you walk in your front door, does your flooring look like this:

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i call this the “bowling alley” – meaning the laminate/wood is heading in the vertical direction as you walk in the front door.

the second option would be this:

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i call this the “roller skating rink” – meaning the┬álaminate/wood is heading in the horizontal direction as you walk in the front door.

okay, so you know the assignment. go check your front door & let me know if your flooring is “bowling alley” style or “roller skating rink” style.

don’t hold back either. i know y’all have some beautiful homes with beautiful flooring & i honestly don’t know which look i like better, so i need your help!

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should i go with good ol’ “bowling alley” ^
photo 4or radical “roller skating rink” ^

i’ve seen it BOTH ways & i don’t think there is a right or wrong direction to install the flooring.

let me know!!

ps don’t you love the dark color!! i can’t wait for installation day!!

thanks for reading. thanks for commenting. thanks for walking to your front door.