Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'm 2 Months Old!

Hi!  My name is Will and I'm 2 months old!  I've been hanging out with my parents for the last two months and have finally been able to get out of the house and see lots of things.  Before my two month mark, the doctor said I had to stay inside.  I know this because I was only out to go to the doctor!  At my last appointment, a few weeks ago, I weighed 12lbs 12 oz so by now I probably weigh around 14 lbs.  I'll find out this week for my 2 month checkup and vaccinations (whatever those are).  All I know is that mama wouldn't take me to this next appointment on her own, for some reason she said daddy HAD to come to.  So we'll see.

These past two months have been a lot of fun.  I've learned a lot of new things.  I have a mama who loves me tons because she is always with me.  We eat together all the time, which is usually every 1.5 hours during the day.  At night I like to mix it up.  We eat around 9:30pm and then sleep for 3-4 hours, but after that we get up to eat every 2 hours.  I think its fun but usually around 6am, mom is tired of all the fun and lets dad get up with me to feed me a bottle.  It's our manly time.  But like I said I like to mix things up.  For example, last night we didn't have a long nap to start off the night, instead we were up every 2 hours or less.  But the night before, we did two stretches of sleeping for 4 hours!  This all adds up to me growing nice and strong.  See...

I can sit up much better and hold my head up lots.  I like to play in a lot of different places, in my swing and bouncer and playmat.
I play on my jungle mat for about 30 mins a couple times a day.  I've just recently noticed that my toys rattle because "I'm" the one who is hitting them.  I got so excited one time that I rock and rolled onto my side.  It was fun!  I also got a new toy just yesterday.  My dad's work held a baby shower for me.  It was supposed to happen the Friday before I was due but since I came early they rescheduled it.  I was able to go and I met a lot of cool people.  Here's my new jumperoo...

My toes don't quite touch the ground yet though.

I like all my toys and hope to get more as soon as I'm able to play with them.  Mama says I'm the kind of kid that needs to be constantly stimulated.  Until then I've got my playmat, swing, bouncer, new jumperoo, and of course my friend the ceiling fan.

I'm smiling lots these days.  Life is good!  Dad and Mama say I'm a lil stinker though.  I think its because I smile at just the right times.  Not when the camera is pointed at me of course.  I've also started cooing and doing a few screeching.  Hopefully I'll learn how to giggle soon...that will be sooooo cool.

On the diaper front, I've learned some cool tricks these past two months.  At first I would make dirty diapers all day long, then I discovered diaper rash is not so much fun.  A few weeks ago I learned how to make just one dirty diaper a day and that helped.  Then just this past week, I've learned how to do blowouts!  I love it and smile tons after pooping, but then mama or dad scoop me up and run me to the changing table.  They have to change my diaper and my clothes!  So far I'm up to 5 blowouts and looking forward to many more.

Since I've hit the 8 week mark, I'm now allowed to go into public.  I had already gone to Auntie Amanda's house to visit Cousin Jackson.  I went to my friend Kinsley's house, my mama worked with her mama before.  But that wasn't considered public.  Since then I've gone to Church, Target, Kohl's (which I slept through so maybe that doesn't count), Dad's work, Mama's work, and even had lunch at Jason's Deli.  I love the stroller thing that I get wheeled around in! But it HAS to keep moving.  I can't wait to see where we go next! 

I'm still getting to do a lot of things for the first time.  Last weekend we celebrated Easter!  That looks like it'll be even more fun next year....everyone else ate my candy this year.  I got a special Easter outfit and hunted for eggs and everything!

Look what my mama made me do!

Dad helped me look for eggs...and even Bo too.

I got lots of goodies!  And mama even found Easter eggs that look like baseballs!

Aren't I cute?
Next up I'm looking forward to spending my first Mother's Day with my mama and grandma's.  I can't wait to turn 3 months old!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Easter

Better late than never!

Our first Easter together as a family.

It was a day full of starting traditions, lots of fun, and even a couple tears.  I did what all moms do and stayed up late stuffing eggs full of jelly beans, and hiding them around the house.  I had already gotten Will's Easter basket earlier that week and I'm sure Tim was wondering what the packages of eggs and candy were for.  So after one of our middle-of-the-night feedings, I stayed up and played Easter bunny.  Even though I was so tired, I couldn't help but smile as I placed the eggs around the house. 

In the morning, Tim got up and saw all the eggs around and I said it was time to go hunting.  He was such a trooper!  I grabbed the camera and he grabbed Will.
Will got lots of goodies....but we got the best goodie of them all!
We also made our first trek back to church since Will's been born.  He was just about 2 months old and according to Doctor's orders was able to go into public.  He did great in the nursery and it was good to be back.  After church we enjoyed an Easter lunch since Tim had to fly to Canada before dinner.  It was tough to see him go on the holiday but he would be back in just a couple days. All in all, a good holiday.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Go Cubs Go!

The Cubs are tied for first place in their division!!!  Now granted, they're tied for first with about four other teams, but I didn't expect them to even do this well.  I think it has a lot to do with Starlin Castro and maybe some lucky gifts from Grandma Janet...
More pics to come as Will wears all these goodies!

Attack of the Visiting Sarah's

Yay!  My sister Sarah and my sister-in-law Sarah both visited last week!

Sarah D, my sister-in-law, was the first to visit.  She came in Monday night.  What is great about our house is that we are really close the main airport that most of our family uses, and that we have a guest room for them to stay in.  We LOVE having visitors!  And many come over early and stay a night or two before having to catch their flight out.  This was the first time Sarah met Will!
He thought she was pretty entertaining.  They hung out for awhile and played on his playmat.  They were in love with each other.

Then on Wednesday, Sarah R, my sister, flew into town.  She was my lifesaver and here to help me while Tim was out on conference in Philly.  I don't know if I could have made it without her.  She would watch Will while I caught up on sleep, depending on how Will did the night before.  She would help with diapers!  And play with him so I could get a shower in. 

Sarah was infatuated with Will.

We went and saw my work buddies on Thursday.  Sarah and I couldn't help laughing at my coworkers.  I swear they set a record on ooh's and aah's when we walked in.  Will was a huge hit!  Then that night we attended my small group.  It was great to show Sarah what we do since I've talked about them for years.  This was all enough to wear Will out!
He loved snuggling with Sarah.

He hated to see his Aunt Sarah go

I hated to see Sarah go!  But we sure love her!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our New Normal

Last night was our first date out without our little man.  It was a big, small night out :)  Just dinner and a movie, a night out that we've had a million times.  But this time it was so different, yet the same.  Our new normal.  It was just the two of us.  We went to go see Limitless, which I had been wanting to see since I saw a preview.  Then we went a got some burgers at Red Robin...delish.  Just a normal night out but it felt completely different.  Our little guy was in great hands with our we weren't worried.  Things were normal, just different.  Different driving to the theatre with us both in the front seats and no coos coming from a car seat in the back.  Different that we both watched the movie with our cellphones in our hands, just in case we wouldn't hear them vibrate.  Different that two hours rolled around and my little man was being fed by our sitter.  Different that I got to eat a hot dinner without leaving it to calm a fussy baby, or maybe a baby that just likes being held by his momma.  A totally normal date, just different. 

It was a great date, a date we've had a million times, a date that we needed.  We needed to take that scary nervous step away from Will.  We can't stay cooped up in a house for days, weeks, months on end without leaving him just because we're nervous.  Just like we couldn't avoid our road trip to Springfield because of nerves.  He's going to experience these things sooner or later.  We're going to experience these things sooner or later.  We are stepping out of our box, out of our comfort zone, and into our new normal.