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!