Thursday, December 29, 2011

It was the most wonderful time of the year

Our first Christmas with our son....weird.  It was such an amazing experience thanks to all of our family.  We are definitely trying to recover a bit from traveling but we did better then expected.  Zach was sick early in the week so we were a little nervous about the Christmas weekend, but he was feeling much better by Friday to kick off the festivities at Grandma & Grandpa Brinkers.  We had a wonderful time with all our family and was so glad that Zach got to meet Aunt Beth from California!  Thank you to everyone for making our first holiday as a family of 3 wonderful.  

Santa's newest elf

Driving the new go kart with Abby....I don't know who is smiling more...probably me, I know I screamed like a little girl more

Playing with Grandma and Grandpa McClure

Aunt Beth from California!  He has finally gotten to meet all his Aunts and Uncles and they all let us know there will be some loud toys and instruments in our future

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Want some cheese with that whine

Why yes my day is going a little bit like this....

This picture cannot capture how far out that bottom lip really was

All this whine made mommy need a glass of wine.

No babies were harmed in the making of this post, he was fine, just unhappy with the appearance of my face I guess.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The first blow out

So it has happened....we had our first diaper blow out.  It was as disgusting as I imagined it would be.  We weren't even at home.  I guess it was good we were at my moms so I had an extra set of hands helping with the poo explosion.  It was everywhere.  I took care of getting the clothes off and getting everything cleaned up and my mom just put him right in the bath.  Add this to my list of disgusting things I have can be right after picking someone elses nose without a second thought (granted they are tiny little baby boogers, but still super gross when you think about it).

I love poo....and my monkey hat that is maybe a little small on my ginormous head

Sunday, December 18, 2011

3 Months Old!!

Cripes I say this every month, but I can't believe Zach is 3 months old already!

- I'm not sure his exact weight and measurements since we didn't have a doctors appointment this month, but it's safe to say he has packed on some pounds and is probably longer.

- He is still in size 1 diapers, but could bump up to size 2.  We will finish the box of 1's we have open and then start on 2's.

- His 0-3 month clothes are still fitting.  The pants definitely fit, but some of his onesies are getting small.  The 3-6 month onesies are a little big but work.  His 3-6 month clothes are washed and ready to switch out the 0-3 month clothes here shortly.

- He is taking 5 bottles a day, 6oz. each.  Sometimes he doesn't finish the entire bottle, but not often.

- He is sleeping through the night still.  He goes down around 8pm and wakes up at 6am.

- He is developing quite the personality.  He gets his eyebrows going and makes all sorts of faces.  He likes to give the stink eye if he doesn't like what is happening.  He also smiles so much more then before.

- He sticks out his tongue now.  I make funny faces at him and he has started to squeal and stick his tongue out at me.

- He loves to make noises and "talk"

- He likes bath time.  His little arms and legs get going like crazy.

- He is nosy!  He doesn't like to sleep during the day...he gets worried he will miss something.  I can't complain since he sleeps all night.  We're still working on getting naps in during the is hit and miss.  He is a disaster if he gets over tired though.

- He loves his mobile.  He smiles at it and loves to watch it before he takes a nap.

- He still loves to stand.  He would much rather be held up like he is standing then sitting or being snuggled.

- He is getting close to rolling over.

The biggest thing is definitely his personality coming out.  It is so fun to watch how he grows and absorbs his surroundings.  We are blessed and are trying to enjoy each day....even the disaster baby days :)

3 Months and not impressed with the photo shoot

...also not very impressed with mommy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Making Electricity

Matt is making electricity work that is.  The shut down is finally coming to a close and he will be working normal hours again.  It has been a long 10 weeks with crazy hours.  We can start figuring out what our new "normal" is and Matt will get to have more time with me and Zach.  It has been a struggle for sure with us both being exhausted.  Thank goodness for my mom when I just needed a break and for watching Zach so me and Matt could still go on dates here and there.  

We're back to a normal schedule just in time for Christmas which is always chaotic.  We're really trying to focus on having a stress free holiday with a little time to relax together as a family since we haven't gotten to do much of that since Zach was born.  

We are also having success with our routine.  We have feedings, bedtime and wake up time almost down to a science.  The nap times are what is difficult, but we're getting closer to a consistent routine.  I have found like is much better with the routine and making sure Zach gets enough sleep during the day.  If it were up to Zach he would never sleep during the day.  He is nosy and just gets super cranky if he doesn't get enough sleep (just like his mom), so nap times have really helped us have a happy boy for most of the day.

And because a post would not be complete without a picture.....

Happy boy on the changing table...he loves to be naked

I make things sound all sunshine and roses but we get a fair amount of this too....screaming like he is on fire.  This was his 2 month picture.  Apparently he was worried the alphabet singing dog was going to attack.