Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2 Months Old

Oliver is now a little over 2 months old! I'm not going to lie, it's kinda hard to believe that he is only 2 months old, I feel like it's been much longer since I had him :) But I am enjoying him just as much as ever, even if he is a hard baby.  He used to do really well with sleeping during the day, in that any noise that Walter made wouldn't wake him up, but now every little noise wakes him and so getting a good nap during the day is becoming very difficult.  He is smiling more and more every day and loves it when people talk to him.  He's also starting to "coo" which is the sweetest little noise ever.  Walter is more and more in love with him and it melts my heart to see him so concerned for his brother.  He is always kissing him and wanting to sit with him and touch him.  He has learned how to be so gentle with him as well, which is great, I don't have to worry too much about him hurting Oliver- but there are some days that are exceptions to that :)
So at 2 months old Oliver is:

  • Wearing mostly 6 month clothes- he is one big boy! He is in the 90% for weight in his age group
  • Wearing size to diapers, very snugly
  • Eats every 2-3 hours
  • Will usually sleep from about 9:30 at night til about 6 or 7, but not all at once.  He is still waking up about 3 times a night
  • He usually doesn't make it the whole night in his bed, he either ends up in our bed or in his swing
  • He naps whenever during the day, there is no real schedule during the day
I'm sure I've said it before and I know I'll say it again, but having 2 kids is extremely exhausting and hard, but in spite of all the hard times we go through, it is the best being able to see my two boys begin to interact with each other.  They are my greatest blessings

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a great Thanksgiving this year! We headed down to Cedar City to spend it with my moms side of the family.  My sister Emily and her family were there, as well as Heather, my Grandma Jones, my Aunt Carolyn and her family, and my Uncle Al and his family and of course my mom and dad and Michael.  We left Layton Thanksgiving morning and got to Cedar right when they were all sitting down to eat.  The car ride down was much better than I anticipated, thanks to a portable DVD player my friend Amy let us borrow.

We had a great dinner with amazing food and Walter enjoyed running around with his cousin Nixyn, and my sister's puppy Flynn.  He was obsessed with that dog throughout the whole weekend and would walk around my grandma's house saying "woof woof", too bad I didn't get any pictures of him- he's stinking cute.
After we ate at my Grandma Jones' house, we headed to Parowan to see my Grandma Adams and have some pie :) 
On Saturday morning, we were very close to going home because Walter had had a really rough night the night before, but I chose to stay and I'm glad we did.  We headed down to St George to spend the day with Emily and her family and we took a few family pictures.  Walter was extremely tired from not having a nap the day before and from him rough night so thankfully we were able to get him to take a good nap at her house.  He did much better that night back in Cedar as well.  We got up Saturday morning and headed home.  It was a quick trip but so much fun.  I love being able to see my family, and it was great to have us all together for a couple of days.

Playing outside at my Grandma Jones' house

Plumbers crack :)

Emily wanted to steal Oliver from me- I don't blame her

 The whole family

 Love my boys :)