Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Circus is in town

This past weekend Gaga asked to take Ethan to his first circus. He was excited to go the show to see elephants. All morning, "let's go get Gaga to go to the circus." The afternoon arrived and he finally got to go. Since I am terrified of clowns, I came back to pick him up later.

Of course, you can't go to the circus without treats. He found a sword that he loved (and still plays with 2 days later).


And you have to start the show with a yummy sno cone, which came home down his leg, his arms, and some a little on his face.


It was finally time for the show. He was amazed.






I am told by mom that he liked the tigers, dogs, clowns, and dump truck the best. According to Ethan: "There were BIIIG elephants, and the little puppy dogs, they were so cute. There was a really big man that did a show and then it was over."

All in all my boy had a great time. Thank you, Gaga, for taking him. Maybe one day I will suck it up and go with him. Maybe.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Brady is 2 months

Another month a flown by us and my baby boy is 2 months old.


He is one happy little guy. He loves to smile and coo. I get the best smiles when I am singing some of Ethan's favorite night time tunes. His favorite time of day is bathtime, followed closely by morning.


He loves to be held and walked around right now. Thank goodness for the Moby some nights or we wouldn't get dinner made. He still eating every 2-3 hours, about 4 ounces usually. He is sleeping about 5 hours stretches at night, most nights 10-3 and then 3:30-8/8:30. Most nights he goes down pretty easily. He is still in his pack and play in our room for now. He will soon be moving to his own bed.


He's a strong little guy. He holds his head up really well. He pushes his weight up on his arms when he's on his belly. He loves to roll himself to his side to smile and chat with me. He actually rolled himself over to his back a few weeks ago. He hasn't done it since, thank goodness. Don't grow up so fast little one.


We went for his checkup this morning. He was very happy and chatty with the doctor. His mood changed when he got his shots. He has been sleeping most of the day since we were done. I am sure it will make for a long night. But, I can't bear to wake him when he doesn't feel himself.

Here are his stats:

Weight: 14.0 pounds (95th percentile)
Height: 23 3/4 inches (75th percentile)
Head: 16 1/4 inches (80th percentile)

We love you chunky monkey.



Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Pop

Saturday, we had a small get together at my parents house to celebrate Pop. He is 86 years young today. The cake and ice cream was enjoyed by all. Everyone enjoyed getting to spend some time with the family. It was Brady's first time meeting some of the family.











Happy Birthday, Pop! We all love you very much!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 4th Weekend

This weekend was a ton of fun. On Friday, we enjoyed having Robert off for the holiday. We had a fun day at the neighborhood pool with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Chris, Aunt Diana, and Emma. I didn't get any actual pool time because someone had to stay and hangout in the shade with Brady. I was surprised to see he stayed awake the entire time we were at the pool. I ended up taking Brady home to take a nap while everyone else stayed to play.

Brady just hanging out poolside




Diana shooting someone


Splashpad fun


Taking a quick break


Me with my boys



 My patriotic cuties before we left




After we all had a nap we played outside a little and then went over to the duck pond to watch the local fireworks. This was the first fireworks display for both boys.

Having a little scooter time


My boys in deep conversation

Waiting for the fireworks to start



Saturday, I took the boys to spend some more time at the pool at Gaga's house. 



It was a long, fun weekend in the sun. So glad the weather cooperated with us for the weekend. And here is our little patriot showing America some love.

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Brady is 1 month old!

Somehow a month has passed since we became four. We are finding our groove slowly but, surely. Monday marked one month old.

At one month Brady weighs 10 lbs 6 oz (70th percentile) is 22 inches long (70th percentile), and head circumference is 15 1/2 (75th percentile). He is sleeping a five hour stretch and then a four hour stretch through the night. He has slept most of his first month. He has a had a little bit more awake periods over the past few days. We are all still learning one another and what makes him happy and comfortable. The boy loves to eat and is packing on the pounds.  I am really hoping he starts stretching his feedings soon. We have had a few coos here and there, not many though. He is pretty smilely when he sleeps and we have seen a few when he's awake. Monday, he actually giggled in his sleep. I don't know what the boy dreams about but, it must be fun. I think we will really start to see more over the next month, as he becomes more aware of his surroundings.

He has a fantastic, yet invasive, big brother. We frequently hear "I love you" and "I'm glad you're here" from him. It is so heartwarming to see him with him, until he wakes him up while I am in the middle of doing something. No complaints though. And, I think I will have to do the monthly photo during Ethan's naptime or when Robert is home.

Here are some of my favorites from our little photo session. And a little bit of tummy time. 










I love these boys!

For comparison:
Ethan's weight at 1 month was 10 lbs, 5 oz
Height was 21.5 inches