Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

We're so incredibly lucky to have the most selfless and loving man as our dad! We wish everyone a Happy Father's Day!

xo
The Mellin Girls

 
P.S. Check out this post for a throw back to baby Logan's first Father's Day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

And Now We Are Four


Saturday, June 6th at 1:01 in the afternoon, our sweet Wesley finally decided she was ready to meet her family. She was an easy and quick delivery (two contractions and three pushes that had her out in less than ten minutes) and is an easy and sweet baby. She sleeps well, she doesn't really cry... she is the exact opposite of what her sister was like as a newborn!
We've been taking it easy over here in the Mellin house since Wesley's arrival and are happy to just be getting to know each other. Logan has reacted just as I thought she would to her new baby sister; she is helpful and sweet but totally not interested. Logan is thrilled to get diapers, bottles, blankets, and likes to play the piano for Wesley if she "needs cheering up", but when you ask her if she'd like to give Wesley a kiss or would like to hold her, she says "Uh, no thanks." 
Perhaps once Wesley gets a little more interesting, Logan will want to interact with her.

I feel so grateful during this postpartum period as opposed to how I felt after Logan; it's such a world of difference. I have recovered much quicker, Wesley is breastfeeding better (even though I'm not making much), and there's no sign of gastrointestinal issues in baby; we're all feeling comfortable and happy. I'm able to enjoy my kids right now and it's the greatest feeling.

xo
-Ali

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lately

Yup, I am still pregnant and though my due date is tomorrow, I am feeling like there is no end in sight. I keep thinking I'll be some phenomena and be pregnant for all of my life with this kid. Despite the days of contractions and "maternal feelings" and bouncing on a birthing ball, she's just enjoying herself in there and is keeping us very anxiously waiting. 

The last month has been the hardest; being so pregnant with a toddler is definitely a different experience than being pregnant with no kid. Somehow I've transitioned Logan in to a big girl room and potty trained her in the last trimester of this pregnancy and have overall managed to keep up with her; though I have to admit that when Rory gets home I fully take advantage of passing over most all parental duties to him until bedtime so I can sit on the couch with my feet up for what's usually the first time that day (Logan doesn't nap anymore by the way!).

We've been busy with doctor's appointments, allergist appointments, mama's doctor appointments, a brief hospital stay, gymnastics and lots and lots of parties/bbq's that filled up each and every weekend of our calendar last month. I'm feeling relieved that it's June because my calendar is empty (aside from a few doctor's appointments) and from what I'm told, this baby should be here at some point this month. June, I welcome you!

xo
-Ali