Friday, August 31, 2012

Catching up from the lake

We went to the lake the first week of August but right after we got back soccer started, Hunty started Kindergarten, and we lost a good family friend amongst other things, so I got behind on this lake post.  I had to post about it though because it was our only time away from home this summer since I had the baby on lock down!  But I was so happy for a change of scenery and as usual the boys had fun.

Hunty, my animal lover finding a baby frog...

And a baby lizard

And gettig to see the duck family each afternoon

Loving on Sweet Baby Ty (SBT)

Getting some good lake time in doing differnt things

Hunty built some boats with Pop with a stick he found in Nashville and saved for a long time

and getting to see if they float...which they do!

Getting to spend time with our sweet cousins Anne Morgan and Jason

Hunty did LOTS and LOTS of coloring with Grammie.  He was always the first one awake so he and Grammie had their special time each morning coloring.  He loves color by number and he can read now so he can tell you what color's name is next to each number since we have been doing it a ton since we got home.

Getting to see some of our best friends in the whole world...Jeffery and Laura

and their sweet little boy, Dillon

Great getting to meet Ty for the first time

bowling in Great's kitchen

Ty getting a bath in Grammie's sink...

And then he was mesmarized by a mosaic that Sophie had done.  He was literally staring at it and cooing at it.  He loved it so much that we brought it home with us and Hunter would hold it in front of him in the car when he got fussy.  Thanks Sophie!!!!:)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Meet the Predators

Well, a few of them anyway.  In this house we are HUUUGE Preds fans.  I never thought I would love   
ice hockey so much...but I do!!!  It has gotten big in Nashville because we have made the Stanley Cup playoffs several years in a row now.  Yesterday at the zoo we beat the heat (and the crazy people) to get our picture with Kevin Klein and Chris Mason.  
Drake actually asked Kyle if they were robots [insert giggle here] because he was so excited he couldn't believe they would be there in person.   
When it was our turn we walked up and the boys game them their signs and bags to sign and then we got a family picture.  Kevin Kelin just took Ty saying he had some babies of his own.  I was planning on holding him myself but to my surprise he knew exactly what to do!  

And then they had a field of jumpies where the boys enjoyed "racing"

Saturday, August 25, 2012

2 months

Holy smokes I am ALREADY behind!  Sweet Baby Ty is 11 weeks now so I better post 2 months before he is 3 months in a few weeks.  I feel like he has changed so much in the past week that now I am trying to remember what he was doing when he was 2 months.
These were his stats:
weight: 13.11# (90%)
length: 24 inches (90%)
And come on people, lets be know we don't make small babies around here!  But in comparison to the other 2 boys, he is in between Hunter and Drake in weight, but longer than both of them.  He actually still doesn't look chubby at all (well not like Drake did) and I loooove me a good ole' fat baby, so we are working on that.  But he is super duper long.  He was actually longer than 24 inches, but every time the nurse would straighten his leg he would kick it in the air so it was hard to get a good measurement on him.
  • I am still feeding on demand and he usually goes every 2-4 hours around the clock 
  • He smiled (not sleepy gassy smile but real smile) right in his 6th week 
  • He has the BEST temperament...he is hardly ever fussy.  If he does fuss I know why he is fussing and he is very easily soothed.  I continue to wonder if this will be his permanent temperament?   If so, I am a reeeally lucky momma!
  • He is a sweet snuggler and will nestle down in your neck when you hold him
  • When he makes eye contact or sees something that really interests him, his eyes get real big and round and he makes this "o" shape with his mouth.  It is precious
  • He has started cooing and "talking" to me
  • He has great neck control and enjoys being on his playmat
  • He won't take a pacie (which is totally foreign to me!)  But he sucks on his bottom lip a lot.  
  • He takes naps in his crib during the day (when we are at home) on his tummy (shhhhhhhh...dont tell please!)
  • He sleeps on his side in a sleep positioner at night in a bassinet next to me. ( I know if I put him on his tummy he would sleep much longer)
  • I am thinking it was about this time I tried to get a regular feeding and sleeping schedule with the other boys but I am just not sure it is worth with both of them going to different schools, and both having after school activities (Hunter in soccer and choir and Drake in soccer) so is it even worth it???
  • He jumps at every noise that is made so I know he can hear everything that is going on
  • I have not noticed much hair at all falling out, but I do see tiny white/blonde hairs growing in
  • I just have to say it again, he is the sweetest baby and has made me wonder what I ever did without him!

These pictures were taken the day he turned 2 months...

This is a look I get from him a lot.  Like I said, he smiled in his 6th week and I can usually get him to smile a few times a day, but I have yet to catch it on camera.   But again, this is a very common look from my sweet fella.  

Trying to smile

I know, these pictures look exactly the same!  But truly, I get this look A LOT!

I love this picture becuase for one, he is sucking on his lip.  And two, this is how wide his eyes get when he locks eyes with you.  

Lifting his head when he is on his tummy.  Except sometimes he is so good and chill, that when I put him on his stomache he will just lay there for a while cooing at something.   

Sleeping on his tummy...those lips I could just kiss all day (and I do)!