Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Liam: 2 Months

Sweet Liam, I just cannot believe that you are already two whole months old. Where does the time go? You have been such a good baby and I am treasuring anytime we can spend with you since Mommy will soon be going back to work. You have brought so many changes to our family, and we are so thankful. You are one loved little boy and we can't wait to see what month 3 brings us! We all love you, Liam! 
Weight: 13lbs
Height: 23 in. 

Eating: You are currently eating 4 oz. bottles every 4 or so hours. We still feed you on demand, so there are some stretches that are longer than 4 hours, and vice versa. You still like to cluster feed in the evening, and you almost always want a bottle after your bath each night.

Sleep: We made the leap and flipped you over to sleep on your tummy and you are sleeping so much better. You are no longer swaddled since you are sleeping on your tummy now. At night you sleep in the pack n play in our room, and you nap on the ottoman in the living room. Very soon you will start spending more time at the sitters house than at home, and you will be napping in your pack n play at her house. Mommy is so not ready to return to work just yet! :( Back to sleep...since we switched you to your tummy you started sleeping for longer stretches at night. We go to sleep around ten, and you have been sleeping until around 5am; so 7 hours. We are so close to sleeping through the night!

Firsts: The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about your firsts this month is Halloween! We had some other firsts too: first trip to the store with just Mommy and Lilly, first snowfall, first time sleeping in your pack n play, first smile (!!!!), and first coos in response to us cooing at you! There maybe more firsts, but that's all I can think of right now!

Clothes: You have outgrown all your newborn clothes and are now wearing 0-3mo, and some 3mo outfits. I am excited to see you in your Christmas outfits very soon, and I hope they all fit you!

Diapers: We are finishing up our stash of size 1 diapers, but as soon as they are gone we are moving to size 2. I just ordered a lot of size 2 last night in fact. You are leaking through your diaper each night, but I think moving up to 2's will remedy this!

Toys: You are so close to grasping toys-I really don't think it will be long. You have decided that you don't really like your automatic bouncer or swing very much...both of those will probably go down to the basement when the Christmas trees come up. You do still enjoy your baby gym, and you like to lounge in your Boppy while watching your sister play and dance around. Oh, and we have used your Bumbo a few times here and there, you hold your head up so well and are getting so strong!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Little Photo Shoot...

I had a little impromptu photo shoot with Liam on Sunday, November 23rd during breakfast. I couldn't decide what images were my favorite, so I decided to share all of them...
You're welcome! :) 

How cute is he!?!?
I'm not sure what I love more about this picture: his yawn or his chin! Perfection if you ask me! 
I still can't believe he is mine! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hunter and Jess come to IN!

{Post written on 11/23}

I cannot believe that my maternity leave is over...say it isn't so!? I will be back at work dark and early tomorrow and missing my babies like something fierce! I still have plenty of maternity leave to re-cap here on the blog though, so don't you worry!  These past ten weeks have been some of the most tiring, incredible and love filled of my entire life. I will treasure the time I had at home with Lilly and Liam forever! 

Okay, onto the real topic of this post: Hunter and Jessica's visit! 

A couple of weekends ago my little brother and his girlfriend (Jessica) flew up to spend the weekend with us. It was the first time they met Liam, and so other firsts too: Jessica's first flight and the first time she ever saw snow too! They arrived on Friday morning and I picked them up with Lilly and Liam. I had some errands to run in Fort Wayne so we did that after leaving the airport. Soon we were home and they were snuggling the babies: 
Friday night we had enchiladas at home at Hunter's request and talked about what our plan was for Saturday. We decided Saturday was the best day to eat some delicious Amish food and drive a little bit to see some snow. We had a little bit at home but knew that they had several inches just an hour away from us! We snapped some pictures Saturday morning before leaving on our adventure: 
Real Life Exhibit A: Lilly ripping her bow out. 
Real Life Exhibit B: Liam fussing and Lilly mid-yawn. 

First we drove to Middlebury and had a late lunch at Essenhaus. I love going to Amish country and always feel fascinated by their way of life. It's amazing to me that we can pass horse and buggy vehicles on a State Highway too! We all enjoyed our Amish lunch and then we headed to South Bend. I wasn't sure where to go, but at the recommendation of a local friend we went to the South Bend Chocolate Cafe on Michigan Ave. This place was perfect!!! There was plenty of snow for Jess and Hunter, and after snapping some pictures outside we all went in to warm up with delicious hot chocolate! 
We ended Saturday night at home with take-out from Mr. Dave's for dinner. It was the first time Jessica enjoyed a fried tenderloin-a staple here in the midwest! 

Sunday morning we were up and headed back to Fort Wayne for a little shopping and go-carting. We ended up having lunch at Red Robin (yum!) and even made an unplanned visit to Santa Claus! See, our Red Robin is at the mall, and we were walking through the mall to get back to our car when we came across Santa. There was no line and Lilly acted like she wanted to see him, so we let her. Well, she SCREAMED and would not go near him at all. I didn't even get the screaming photo that I find so funny! Liam wasn't too sure about him either, but Stephen did snap a picture of Liam meeting Santa for the first time. I think we will plan on taking the kids to another Santa somewhere because this one did not impress us at all...he didn't even talk or try to make Lilly feel comfortable. I would have been scared of him too! 

We snapped some pictures Sunday morning: 
And here is Mr. Liam with Santa: 

After lunch and Santa we headed to Darlington for some shopping before going go-carting. Lilly was thrilled because they had shopping carts that were just her size. She was a hoot shopping and even grabbed some things to buy herself, ha. We did let her get one toy! :) 
Next we went indoor go-carting at the request of Hunter and Jess. We had fun watching them, and Lilly seemed to enjoy the loud music and lights in the warehouse! 

It was such a wonderful weekend and we are so thankful that Hunter and Jessica wanted to come up! Any friends and a family from Florida are welcome anytime!