Tuesday, September 22, 2009

15 Weeks Old!

You had a much better week little man!  You are laughing so much more- especially with daddy- and even rolled over from your back to your front!  You love to hear yourself "talk" and are even letting us set you down a little bit more throughout the day!  You especially adore being naked, and I try to give you a little naked baby time before bed each night!  Here are my favorite pictures of you this past week!

We love you sweet boy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

14 Weeks Old!

 You are such a talker, little man!  This past week you have really started to mimic our talking sounds to have little "conversations" with us, and it is the cutest thing ever!  You just get so engaged!  We love it (although I like it better during the daytime hours than the middle of the night!)!

 It was a little bit rougher week for you this past few days.  We can't figure out if you are starting to teeth or what, but you have been a little grumpy.  With that said, you love going outside and looking up at the big maple trees in our yard and adore watching your goofy brother!  You definitely know when our attention isn't 100% on you and you let us know that that is just plain unacceptable!  It is a challenge but we are working through it!

I love your beaming smile and your chubby little buns!  You are adorable and light up our lives every day!

Love, Mama!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

13 Weeks Old!!

Lion Cub- you are just so darn big! SO much bigger than your brother was! We went shopping with Grandma this week and had to buy you jumpers in the 9-month size in order to get them long enough in the length! It is just crazy! In a month or so we are going to have to break out the clothes that your brother wore at the end of winter to fit you in the early fall- and he was older by that time of the year than you will be! It is just crazy how different the two of you are! In fact, your brother accidentally put on your shorts the other day when I told him to get ready, and they fit!! They looked like hot pants, but they fit!

You are really starting to try to grab for things and loving standing up (with help, of course!)!  We also broke out the exer-saucer for the first time for you to play in this week.  You only last for 5-10 minutes, but those minutes are gold when mama is trying to get the dishes done or make the dinner!

We went back out to the cabin for Labor Day weekend and you enjoyed being out of our house again for a few days, plus mama appreciated having the extra hands to hold you (Thanks Grammy and Auntie Jenn!)!

We love you bunches bugaboo!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

12 Weeks Old!

This week was crazy and you had lots of new experiences and achievements! First off, Nana came over and hung out with us on Wednesday to help mama out and it was so nice to have her! She just loves snuggling with you and your big brother!

Uncle broth also stayed for dinner that day and it was nice to have him over since he had only seen you a couple of times so far!

Then, on Thursday, we left for the lake with Grammy! What an adventure! Here you are snuggling her and your big bro (you guys got in lots of grandparent-snuggle-time this week)!

We spent all day Friday out on the boat- your first time! You were less than thrilled about wearing your life jacket (to say the least) but you loved when the boat was moving! We spent a lot of gas on you that day just so you could feel the wind in your hair and be calm!

Even though you didn't like it, you sure were cute in your life jacket!

It wasn't easy to nurse you with that big thing on, but we managed!

You "helped" Grammy drive the boat for a bit...

...and had your feeties dipped in the water for the first time- another adventure you weren't particularly keen on! It was just so darn hot we thought you might like it- clearly, you didn't!

We stopped off on a beach for a bit to eat lunch, give you a break from your life jacket, and give your brother a chance to play in the sand! You were a big fan of getting off the boat for a while and were all in all a happy boy for about an hour!

You were especially happy after you pooped! Grammy didn't realize just how much damage you had done in your drawers when she unwrapped your diaper! It was a job that could only really be cleaned up by rinsing you off in the lake- don't worry, we didn't dunk you, just splashed you off! And hey- this is one of those pictures you are really going to love when you start dating and we break out your baby book! Haha! I just couldn't resist!

The rest of the weekend was a lot cooler, so after daddy got there on Friday night we pretty much just chilled...

Mama even got in some reading!

In other news, you are officially a thumb-sucker now (yeah!!!), only on the left side- just opposite of your big bro! You also rolled over for the first time on Monday! You are growing and changing so fast we can hardly believe it!

You are cheeriest in the morning and love to smile and blow bubbles! You fight sleep like no tomorrow and we always say that you give the storm before the calm, instead of the other way around! We are really getting to know you and your lovey little personality is starting to emerge. You respond to your name and can follow things so well with your eyes- even across the room!

We love you little man, and can't wait to see what this next week holds!