Tuesday, October 27, 2009

20 Weeks Old!

Another long week of screaming little man but at least it has been broken up by your silly giggles!  You LOVE being tickled and being naked!  The other night we stripped you down to nothing and you played on the floor content for two whole hours!  It was crazy!  We couldn't believe our eyes (or ears!)!

Your brother loves helping take care of you and tries to do his part in keeping you calm!  Here he is playing his guitar for you and singing, "Don't cry "Lion Cub".  It's okay just go to sleep!


You are starting to grab for things more and we are slowly finding more things to entertain you!  Your big blue eyes are just killer and we love you to pieces!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

19 Weeks Old!

Oh sweet man, what is the matter?  Daddy and I think you may be teething and have been bearing the brunt of extra crying it seems for this whole past week.  You are not sleeping well, day or night, and will simply not stand for being laid down at nearly any time!

To top it off, I took you to your 4 month check-up on Friday and you weighed in at 16.10 lbs!  That is an increase of 11oz in 9 days!  No wonder I threw my back out this week picking you up off the floor!  You are such a little chunk and oh so adorable!  27 inches long and the CUTEST chubby buns on the block (or in the universe for that matter!)- I simply can't get over your adorable backside!

We tried putting you in the jumper for the first time this week.  You haven't quite figured it out yet but you do love chewing on the stuffed cow toy!  Anything to keep you entertained!

You love constant stimulation and are loving watching your brother more and more- he is just the speed you need to keep you enthralled!  His dancing or my animated rendition of Narls Barkley's "Crazy" are the only things that keep you content enough for me to fix dinner, which I rarely get to eat with everyone else since you are usually screaming in my lap or we are bouncing on the ball!

It is increasingly difficult to capture any candid shots of you lately since you just love looking right into the camera!  Your big blue eyes are so killer though, that I can't help but adore every shot we take of you!  We have been trying to take more video also, to forever hold all of your giggles, coos... and oh yes, screams and fits for later pay backs!  Haha!

We love you and hang onto the knowledge that your constant need for stimulation will most likely subside when you are able to crawl and do more for yourself!  We can't imagine our family without you and enjoy seeing your personality emerge more every day!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

18 Weeks Old!

Little man, you are a handful and the craziness of this October has left me rather behind in my posting.  Between your Uncle Broth being in the hospital, our Jeep being broken into twice, our debit card number being stolen, many outings and plans, and your constant fussiness (just to name a few), I simply have not been able to keep up! With all that said, I love you to pieces and am enjoying the increase in giggles we are receiving from you and the way your smile can light up a room!

You turned 4 months old this week and weighed in at 15.15 lbs- if I would have weighed you after you ate you have no doubt tipped the scales to 16 lbs!  That is about 2.5 lbs more than your brother weighed at this age and you are far longer, nearly outgrowing your 9 month clothes!

You and your crazy brother are the lights of my life and I know things can only get better from here!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

17 Weeks Old!

You LOVE your tongue Lion Cub!  It has become a downright infatuation this week!  You suck on it, stick it out and twist it every which-way!  It is the cutest thing!

You continue to roll over like a crazy man but aren't particularly happy when you get there!  You love anything thrilling- hanging upside down is a particular favorite that always invokes a giggle!  You also seem to be getting quite ticklish- under your arms and chin are your favorites!

We had a rough weekend with Uncle "Broth" being in the hospital, but you were such a good boy taking a bottle from Daddy and Grammy the nights that I had to rush up to the hospital- what a little trooper!

You continue to love watching your big brother's antics and thoroughly enjoy getting out of the house and being around crowds of people- we are finding this to be the key to keeping you calm and happy! 

We love you more than words can say and have so much fun watching you grow and change!

Friday, October 2, 2009

16 Weeks Old!

The weather is turning Lion Cub and it is a good thing because you are running out of summer clothes that fit!  Sheesh you big man!  We are breaking out all of your big brother's 9-12 month clothes for you to wear at 3 1/2 months!  You are so long and muscular!  Bound for football we think!

I love how you put your head down, look out the top of your eyes and give this shy little smile- it is so adorable!  You love to blow bubbles and you drool all over everything!  You are getting really grabby and are especially attentive when we are eating- your day will come soon enough!

You have rolled over a few times but not consistently.  You mostly get up on your side and then roll back, but you are putting forth some good effort!

Oh- a BIG milestone this week!  You took a bottle of breastmilk- TWICE!!  From both Grandma and Nana! Your big brother would never even think about doing this and I am so glad you did because this means that I should be able to attend the birth of a good friend next month AND daddy and I just might get to go out on a date!  Woohoo!  Thank you buddy!

New joys everyday little man!  We love you!