Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7 Months Old...Really?

My sweet Little is 7 months old...and about a week. Ha :) Life has been really crazy lately with me having to work several 14 hr shifts for all this extra training and stuff at work, but whats life if it isn't a little crazy?

So Landon is 7 months this is possible I will never know. He has grown and learned so much!I love this stage when they seem to learn something new each day. I also love how happy they are! I mean I wish adults could be this uninhibitedly happy.

Every day is a new adventure with him and Lincoln. Their bond grows daily and its so much fun to sit back and watch it. I hope this bond continues well into adult hood and they always have each other's backs. It's such a beautiful thing!

Here are his milestones:

  • He is still sleeping like a champ...typically 12-14 hrs at night and takes a 45-60 min nap in the morning and 1-3 hr nap in the afternoon. AWESOME!
  • He's still exclusively breast fed. though he's showing signs of being ready for table food. 
    • Instead of spoon feeding and starting on that nasty crap...rice cereal...i'm reading baby lead weaning where you let the baby eat what they want instead of feeding them...we'll see how this goes
  • He has finally started sitting up. He doesn't do it for long, but a few seconds to a few minutes he does on his own. I can't wait for him to do it for longer periods of time. 
  • He is enjoying tummy time now, because he can roll and scoot to get things. He will play for a much longer time on the ground (especially with his brother) and roll to get to toys and things
  • He's started to try to get up on all 4s. He pushes up with his hands and then will try to bring his legs up underneath him. 
    • I don't think he's going to be crawling as soon as lincoln did, but I'm sure in the next month to 6 weeks he will be. 
  • He still loves his jumperoo. In fact so much that we broke down and bought one for my parents house because he loves it so much! 
  • My favorite thing this month has been how much more talkative he is. He just blabs all the time.  ba-ba-ba-ba. ahhhh, ga-ga-gag etc. Though he hasn't said mama yet, we're working on it. 
    • He just laughs when i try to get him to say quite cute
    • He is also a grunter. He grunts A LOT
  • He got his first tooth!!! his left lower tooth popped through. He's working on his second tooth too,  I'm sure it will come through soon
  • He has found his tongue and loves to stick it out. He is always sticking it out and moving it all around. So cute! 
  • Everything goes to his mouth. EVERYTHING! we have to start to be a little more careful about whats on the ground.
  • We have started putting him in his high chair, to play with toys as well as getting him used to sitting in the high chair
  • He loves to sit in the cart now, as opposed to being in his pumpkin seat
  • He reaches for everything, toys, things on the jumperoo and pretty much everything thats on the floor or within his reach. 
  • He likes bath time. We still primarily just bring him in the shower with one of us (adam or I) and quickly bathe him, but on nights that I'm home and they need baths, I give both boys a bath at the same time and he seems to enjoy bath time with his brother. Since he's not sitting up well yet, we use the slanted thing that came with his infant tub. I'm honestly surprised he hasn't tried to roll off it yet. 
  • He continues to be so happy. Most of the time people comment that they didn't even know he was there...the perfect addition to this crazy little family
  • He's continuing to grow like crazy, he's still in 9 month clothing, but some things are starting to get a little small...maybe i need to start to think about breaking out the 12-18 month clothes...really????
heres some adorable pictures of my little!

the tongue!

we were getting tired

that tongue again

Being a mom of two healthy and adorable boys is the greatest thing I've ever done in my life and I just love them more than I could ever express. Landon is just a joy and the perfect addition to our growing family. He makes  me want to have 10 more kids just like him (we will have more babies, just not for a few years)

Happy 7 month love bug! Mommy, Daddy and big brother Lincoln love you so very much!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Easter Blessings

Since I've been so good about keeping updated on our holiday posts...haha I feel like since I have a little extra time today I might as well write about our Easter. It was a wonderful weekend spent with almost all the people we love (my sister was the only one who we missed {Chicago is icky; as Lincoln says})

Friday night I got to spend the evening with my best friends and their hubbys and babies! I have two amazing friends whom I've been friends with since we were like 10! One lives here close in town and the other moved to California a few years ago, she had a baby back in December and this was the first time we've been able to meet her precious little boy! We had decided to surprise the one who lives here in town with a little birthday celebration, since she was leaving for a vacation the next day on her birthday! It was a wonderful night spent with people who mean so much to me. I'd post a picture but not everyone is comfortable with their pictures being online, so I'm respecting that :) But it was a great night spent with our husbands and little loves! (3 boys!)

Later that evening, Adams parents came up, Adam's dad recently got a new job where he doesn't have to work weekends!!! So they can come up and hang out with their beautiful grandkids more often!! This is such a blessing considering Adam works every saturday and I usually work fridays and sundays so it makes it hard for us to go visit them!

Saturday was a wonderful day spent together. We went grocery shopping, cleaned up the yard and had a great dinner with both my parents and Adam's parents. It was so nice getting all of us together!! Adam's mom and Dad also colored Easter Eggs with Lincoln and he loved it!

After Egg coloring; we let Lincoln roll out his the noodles. It was really very cool to see him doing this and having Adam's mom there since it was her family's recipe; sort of like a passing of the torch with a family recipe. Precious! 

Sunday (Easter) Adam and I got our kids up early (5:30) so we could go to 6:30 mass. Then we came home and put the boys back down for naps, and began to prepare our Easter feast. We had made noodles the day before, so we began to prep those, we prepped our turkey for deep frying and working on the mashed potatoes and green beans! Everything was soooo good and once again my parents came over to enjoy the dinner with all of us!

After dinner, Adam's brother Andrew came over with their baby girl Quinn. They didn't stay super long, but the boys got some good time with their cousin!

Over all the weekend was a wonderful one that made me honestly a little sad I work every weekend, but at the same time it really made me appreciate the time we all spent together.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family that loves our boys so much! We couldn't have asked for a better Easter together!

Long overdue post; but better late than never!