Sunday, June 28, 2015

3 weeks

Oops!  I forgot to do a 3 week post!  We were super busy this week getting ready for Cameron's 2nd birthday party!!  It's hard to believe he's already two!  

This week Gabe has been much more alert.  And hungry!!  He's growing like a champion!  He has started to coo and make sounds.  He sleeps so much better than Cameron ever did.  We are usually only up 2 or 3 times at night!  He loves bath time and being snuggled.  

Cameron's new favorite word is "mine" so that has been fun.  He's definitely two!!  And he's started calling Hubby "papa."  I'm not sure where he came up with that because he used to call him daddy!  He loves to share his toys and read to his brother!  

Friday, June 19, 2015


There is something magical about getting everyone to nap at the same time.  

2 weeks!

We had Gabe's two week checkup on Thursday.  He weighed in at 9lbs, 3 oz! Up from 8 lbs 11 oz at birth!  He's also an inch taller at 21 inches.  

He doesn't fit well in newborn size clothes anymore, which seems crazy to me because I think Cameron fit in them for almost a month.  

Gabe had his first lunch date to Cafe 116.  Cameron had a play date with his grandpa and auntie on Wednesday so mommy and Gabe did some shopping and got to go out for lunch.  

Cameron turned two today!  We started the celebration yesterday with a visit from hubby's parents.  

Gabe was so happy to have snuggles from Grandpa Pat! 

Today we spent the whole afternoon playing in his new swimming pool.  He wasn't quite sure what to do at first but once he figured out we weren't just putting him in a big tub of water to be mean he really enjoyed it.  When he decided it was an alright present we put his slide in it, too.  I think we will have to make a "no pool until after lunch" rule because otherwise I'm pretty sure he will never go back in the house.  He loves his pool and water slide!! 

See his shirt in that picture?  That's actually the Thomas the Train pajama shirt Hubby's parents gave him.  I pick my battles these days and forcing him to change out of his new favorite pajamas on his birthday wasn't at the top of my list today.  :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Meet Gabriel

We welcomed Gabriel Patrick to our family on June 2nd at 2:21am!  He weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long!  (If you're wondering, Cameron was 7 pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches long)

Week 1

I can't believe my new little man is already a week old!  

Cameron has been adjusting to his new brother really well.  He moved himself out of the crib and into his toddler bed.  He decided he is done with his high chair and prefers his booster seat.  He loves to help mommy get diapers and throw away the dirty ones.  Today the three of us snuggled into the recliner and Cameron showed Gabe a few of his favorite books.  

Gabe is a really sweet baby.  He's a good eater, maybe too good sometimes. He went through a little streak of eating every 45 minutes- 1 hour.  We already had his first doctors appointment because he had forceful vomits.  The pediatrician thinks it happens when he eats more than his little tummy can handle.  He sleeps pretty well at night- especially when we fall asleep together in the recliner in the nursery.   When we do that we sleep for about 3-4 hours!  I don't think Cameron let me sleep that much for the first six months!

Hubby went back to work yesterday.  It was really nice having him home with us. Cameron is definitely daddy's boy!  I was nervous about being alone with both boys yesterday, but we survived!  Nap time was a nightmare but we did much better today!   I'm looking forward to being able to spend the whole day at the lake when it is so hot out!  

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Still no baby here.  Cameron is taking advantage of this and enjoying extra snuggles with mommy while he can.  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Waiting for baby

Well we have certainly been busy around here!  I've been slacking on blog updates but I've been busy finishing up everything on my to-do list before baby comes.  Hubby's mom stayed with us and helped me get everything cleaned and Cameron's big boy room organized.  We haven't been successful in transitioning him to sleeping in his new room but he's been doing really well pooping on the potty, so I decided one big milestone at a time is plenty of change with a new baby on the way.  Baby won't be in the crib for a while anyway, so I'm not in a huge rush to evict Cameron.  

Last Friday I had contractions all day but nothing came of it.  On Wednesday at my appointment my midwife said I was dilated to a 4, so I've been on high alert ever since!  She said that once the real contractions start I probably won't have a very long labor because everything is ready to go!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she is right!  

On Thursday I had an appointment for a manicure and pedicure.  So my nails are looking great!  Friday I had an appointment to get my hair done.  My long bangs were driving me crazy so it felt really nice to get them trimmed up.  I even splurged and got some highlights and some color put in!  I definitely feel ready for our new little man to join our family.  

But apparently he can't decide if that's what he wants to do.  Yesterday afternoon we went on a nice little walk that led to lots of contractions for me.  We got the car packed and Cameron headed to grandma's house for the night.  My contractions were never very consistent, ranging from 2 minutes apart to 15 minutes apart.  However they did seem to be getting stronger so I called the hotline to let them know I was thinking about coming in.  I didn't want to wait at home too long in case things progressed quickly during the 40 minute drive to the hospital!  

The nurse suggested that once we get into town I do some walking to see if I could get things more consistent.  She said they wouldn't be able to keep me if the contractions were that sporadic.  So once we got into town we went to the only store still open- Walmart.  Let me tell you, walking the aisles of Walmart is NOT my favorite idea for getting labor to progress.  In fact, walking the aisles of Walmart hoping for contractions is more like something from my nightmares.  Plus it was late, Hubby and I were both tired, and I was very frustrated that the contractions didn't seem to be strengthening.  I didn't last very long walking around there.  But thanks to Priceline we were able to score a really great deal on a hotel room for the night, $50 is a small price to pay when it comes to peace of mind that I wouldn't risk having the baby in the car if we tried to go back home.  

Unfortunately everything pretty much stopped after we got to the hotel.  This morning I went in to the clinic and the doctor said I'm still only at a 4.  But she also agreed with my midwife that when the contractions start it will likely be a quick moving labor so I will want to make sure to get to the hospital.  

I'm in a much better state of mind today, but false labor is no joke.  It's exhausting and frustrating.  I've heard of people saying that they've rushed to the hospital for false alarms, but somehow I never thought that it would be as annoying as it is.  And so disappointing.  

Cameron, on the other hand, had a great time without us.  He loves to have slumber parties at grandma's house.  Today he got to go on an adventure to visit the twins!  He is having a much better weekend than mommy so far.  :)