Update On Boogie, It’s About Time!

Now that things have calmed down a little, it’s time for an update on Boogie who will be one month old on May 26th! I can’t believe our little man is almost a whole month old! Time surely does fly!

On May 2nd, Boogie made tears.

On May 6th, Boogie had his 1 week check up. Generally newborns lose some of their birth weight after being born. He weighed 7lbs 0.7oz fresh out the womb and 6lbs and some ounces (I will have to check his chart next visit for exact ounces.) on April 28th when discharged from the hospital. So when he was weighed at his 1 week checkup, he had gained it all back and then some! He weighed 7lbs 3.5oz. His length remained the same, 20in.

On May 12th he had his 2 week checkup and weighed 7lbs 15.5oz with a length of 20 3/4in.! His pediatrician let me know that I’m doing a great job breastfeeding and to keep it up. Breastfeeding is so rewarding to me, to think that a few years ago, I found it disgusting. I thought that it would feel strange having a baby sucking on my boobs, anyone for that matter. I’m very modest about the girls, they are tender, lol. Since I’ve started breastfeeding, I now see that it isn’t that bad and I can hardly even feel him nursing. I guess your nipples lose their sensitivity after a few feedings. There’s nothing like watching your baby nurse, knowing that he/she is enjoying a nutritious meal that your body has made naturally. Watching Boogie nurse, makes me want breast milk the way his eyes daze as he takes big gulps at a time.

Speaking of breastfeeding, I have a fast let-down on my right boob. At times the milk comes squirting out like a water gun. Of course it’s not fun for Boogie who gets frustrated when this happens. He can’t keep up and sometimes he ends up taking a breast milk shower. We always end up pausing until the shower slows down. I just started something like the football hold, but I hold his head up higher so that he has less of a chance of choking. My left boob is fine, however it needs to catch up with the right or the right needs to shrink. I’m in a constant battle with the girls trying to make sure they are both the same size. I try nursing more on the left because the more you nurse, the more milk is produced. I guess my left boob is just slower at producing. It’ll get it together.

I make milk. What's your superpower?

I love my I make milk. What’s your superpower? raglan shirt from Attached At The Hip. I was lucky enough to win one during the 5 Minutes For Mom Ultimate Blog Party. These shirts are currently a best seller! You’ll pick one up if you want to be part of the cool lactating moms club!

The SuperMomz Blog is having a giveaway for a Comfy K Nursing Tank. I’m hoping to win since summer is near and I don’t have much any nursing wear. TEN winners will be chosen May 27th!

If this isn’t the sweetest thing ever, I don’t know what is: Wet nurse feeds China quake babies.

Jayden's First Bath

On May 18th, Boogie had his first bath. We were still in Chicago so we didn’t get to use his little tub. He did really good, although he didn’t like it! I still can’t believe all that baby came out of me and I’m walking around now like nothing happened, lol. I’m 2lbs away from being back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was hoping to keep at least 10lbs. Aw well, maybe next time.

Boogie’s baby acne’s gotten muuuch better, but here’s a taste of what it looked like May 16th:

jayden's baby acne

I was hesitant to show Boogie’s baby acne at first, but I changed my mind. I want other new parents to be able to see that yes it looks horrible, but it’s normal, and it will clear up in a reasonable amount of time. There’s nothing to freak out about although I almost blew an internal gasket. I just didn’t want people thinking we didn’t take the time to wash our laundry and things in hypoallergenic detergent or that we’re rubbing icky stuff on his face or something.

Of course I couldn’t showcase my poor baby’s face looking all pimpled up on printed photos, so with the power of Photoshop, I was able to create the after to send to family. If anyone needs some photo editing done, I’m taking requests!

Speaking of photos, we haven’t forgotten about the ones that we took in Chicago. I just have to “tag” them. I can’t bring myself to uploading our pictures without writing our website address on them. If a weirdo decides to do something with them, at least people know who they stole them from.

I now look forward to seeing what the next month of Boogie’s life brings! In the future I hope to be a little more on top of things with updates.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.


  • Reply May 24, 2008


    YOU AND YO DAMN METABOLISM! LOL id kill for it. i got a feeling after i have a baby imma be 50 lbs overweight lmao. i loveeeeee fooooooood. Hey is such a cutie! do he have that new baby smell? haaaaaa

  • Reply May 24, 2008


    He’s a month old already? The time is flying by. He is such a cutie pie. I wouldn’t be able to resist hugging and squeezing him every single day! Baby Acne?—Nothing to be ashamed about. It’s perfectly NORMAL and you’re taking care of it, that’s what’s important.

    I have friends that swear by Arbonne’s baby line product for baby acne. I never tried it so, don’t take me full word on it. Thought I’d just throw it out there if you’re looking for some options!

    p.s. The secret to my regular posting is the “scheduled post” featured blogger just recently implented. WOO HOO!

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    I love those I make milk tshirts, they are insanely cute and good luck on the contest to get yourself a breastfeeding tank.

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    Congrats to you on successfully breastfeeding! So glad all is going well and that you are enjoying Mommyhood. :)

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    Ha ! I just came back to see if there were new post or comments and I guess mine did duplicate but I don’t know why.
    Sorry… delete away ! :)

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    Weird thing just happened when I tried to post my comment.
    The screen popped a gray box on a white background that said , “Duplicate comment detected. Looks like you’ve already said that. ”

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    TMI : I had the same problem on my “right one”. I tried the same thing you’re doing. I hope it all works out.
    Boogie is just so gorgeous, can you believe he’s really here ? :)
    Glad to know he is progressing so well.

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    TMI : I had the same problem on my “right one”. I tried the same thing you’re doing. I hope it all works out
    Boogie is just so gorgeous, can you believe he’s really here ? :)
    Glad to know he is progressing so well.

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    What a blessing! I look forward to reading more of your entries. I’m glad your son is healthy and beautiful! I commend you on going natural for 2+ years (I saw a tracker somewhere on your page.) I will be taking my first step to going natural on Tuesday and when I see women with natural hairstyles it just uplifts me!

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    WOW, a month already….. It doesn’t seem like more than a few days since you’ve had him. So many more exciting things will happen as the days go on, you’ll notice more and more ‘abilities’ and learn his own ‘personality’ even this young, all babies are different and create their own independence.

    I’m glad breastfeeding is going well for you, I was unable to breastfeed, try as I did and struggled to the point where Lyric was loosing weight, we found out I just couldn’t produce breast milk. It was such a disappointment, but I became ok with feeding formula to the girls, as long as they were fed and healthy.

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    Holy crappish! Has it already been a month? Wow… how time flies when you’re having babies. :) Hehe. He’s a cutie patootie, rash or not! I love your baby updates… it’s like preparing myself for what’s to come in just a few short weeks!

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    Awww…he’s a cutie!! I’m glad things are going well. Time certainly does fly with little kids! My baby will be 9 months tomorrow!

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    congrats on being a mommy!!!!!
    and he is sooooo adorable! =)

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    Oh, and newborn acne? Totally natural, nothing to be ashamed of. :)
    Here‘s Ryan, at exactly one month of age, acne and all!

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  • Reply May 23, 2008


    The time goes INSANELY fast. It seems like Greg was just announcing that you were at the hospital! Congratulations on nearing the one month mark!

    Also, congratulations on breastfeeding. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? I LOVED breastfeeding Ryan, even through the breast/nipple tenderness (after the first six or so weeks it feels like nothing!) and all that stuff.
    In my case, my left has always produced more and nearly choked poor Ryan on several occasions. What I did with him was nurse him on the right — the less producing one first — to give it much needed stimulation. Also, my left would begin leaking while I would nurse, so when I’d switch sides, the heavy letdown would be lessened.
    However, I do feel that I should mention that despite paying extra attention to the right breast, trying to use it first and more often, etc., it could never keep up with the production of the left, even after fourteen months of nursing and pumping two to three times per day. And then Ryan started to catch on about how awesome the left one was, so he’d go for that one first, lol.

    Oh, and I saw that article about the woman nursing those nine babies? Am I lame for crying a little when I read it? You’re right, it was incredibly sweet and touching.

    Jenn’s last blog post..In the raw!

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