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I'm Elle.. a wife and new mom. I just turned 21, but I feel older. I got married at 19 and almost 8 months later I moved to Florida where my husband is stationed. We found out I was pregnant the following month, and well 9 months later here we are with our baby boy Mycah Reiss. I am starting this blog not to show off my life, or to act like my ife is perfect. I am a real girl, with real problems and real goals in life. My purpose for this is so that moms out there can relate to each other, but especially relate to me. There is so many new things I am living that it is refreshing to talk to people you don't know, but know exactly what you are going through.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


At this time next week Mycah and I will be surprising my family back home. I'm taking Mycah so that both sides of our family can finally meet my little panda. My mom is so upset that she has to wait until June to see him because he will be 6 months and wont be a tiny baby any more, but little does she know that in ONE week she will finally have him in her arms again.

I must admit that I'm excited about seeing my friends and hanging out. My friends know that I'm going and are super excited to meet Mycah and see me as a mom lol It's going to be kinda weird to hang out with my "mom" friends since finally I'll be 21 around them and now I'll have a little monkey of my own.

I'm gonna miss my husband a lot I must say. I just hope that we don't argue, because when we're apart thats what we usually do. I know he is pretty upset that I'm not going to be home for 20 days, but like everything else we're going through it's part of the military lifestyle.

So, since my last blog. I took Mycah to the doctor and he said that his flat spot you round out in the next few months. He said that once he can sit up on his own I will start noticing the difference. I asked about the helmet in case it stays flat and he said that research has proven them not to work, so our insurance doesn't cover it.

I also stopped breastfeeding. I was only stressing myself out and making him frustrated because I wasn't producing as much breast-milk as he needed. So I'm doing all formula now, although I wished breast feeding would have worked out better.

I have a question for all moms out there:
When did you start feeding your little ones solids like Gerber or cereal? I started giving him some once a day and he seems to really like it, but I'm thinking I started to soon..

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flat Spot!!!

So I hadn't noticed that Mycah is developing a flat spot in the back of his head. I looked it up online and compared to the cases I saw online, his isn't that bad YET. I'm starting to lay him on his side (when I can keep my eye on him). I also rolled up a little blanket and place it behind his neck to keep pressure off his head (which I read online). I also made an appt. with his doctor to make sure it isn't so bad yet, because I read some babies even need this little helmet to correct the problem.

I feel bad though, because the umbilical hernia and now this, it's things that have never happened to any baby in my family. Although, I know they are common, I feel like I'm not doing a good job at being a mom. Is it because I have no one to turn to? No, because I can't blame anyone but myself. It just feels like maybe if I was back home and I had help all these things wouldn't be happening. It took me 2 months to get him to latch on so maybe I can do this it's just going to take a little while to get the hang of it. I hope I didn't ruin his head :[ Hopefully, the doctor was some better advice and ideas on how to correct this!!!

We're also moving on base this Thursday! So I have lots to do. I have moved 14 times in my whole life and with the help of the movers this being the 15th will def be the easiest!

It's been awhile since I last updated, and in that time Bonnie found out that her husband is being sent to Korea for a year. Which sucks because that means she is leaving too!!! She is my only friend and person I go to advice since she is a GREAT mom, and I know it's selfish of me but since she can't go with her husband I really hope she stays here while she is gone because I don't want to be alone again!! 

Well I'm going to go make my husbands lunch for tomorrow!


Here's my little panda.
Smiles :)