Monday, February 20, 2012

2 Months Old!

I can't believe my sweet little baby boy is already two months old!


We had his two month check up today.  He weighed 10.4 lbs (15th percentile) and was 23 3/4 inches tall (85th percentile).  Unfortunately the two month appointment means shots :-( 

Luckily we went prepared with some Tylenol for infants.  :-)

Just got measured... waiting for some magic grape juice!

Just saw the Doctor.  He's smiling now,
but the shots are coming in just a moment.
Just got some magic medicine,
waiting for the Doctor to arrive.

Oral vaccine (Rotavirus) - it is sweet tasting so the sucked it down fast.

Three shots in the thigh for five vaccines (Hepatitis B, Polio, Pneumococcal Disease, Diphtheria and Hib)
(Mommy didn't want to take the picture, but figured I needed to document the visit)

Here are a few pictures of him over the past week.  He is getting really close to holding his head up on his own.  We put him in his bumbo seat for a minute or two each day until his neck gets stronger.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What's New?

Recently mommy returned to work and daddy is now at home with Andrew all day.  It is definitely an adjustment, but at least now we can start to get him in a daily routine.  We have been getting him to bed between 8:30 - 9:00 each night.  Friday night, Andrew hit an all time high with consecutive hours slept... he made it seven hours (9:00pm - 4:00am). Mommy and Daddy were thrilled!!!  The following night he slept six hours. 

He is holding his head up really well; we can almost put him in the bumbo seat by himself.  Looking forward to be able to put him in a walker and high chair.  Right now we are limited to the bouncer and swing or playing on the floor.  Below are a few pictures from the past week.

Prince Charming... after his evening bath.

He looks chunky in this picture, but he is kind of slouched over.

His arms look long & lanky and I LOVE this face!  Makes me giggle!
Isn't he adorable???

Thanks Jen, Dwight and Makayla!

Andrew received an early Valentine and Easter gift from the Swanson Family this week.

Six pack of sneaker socks (very cute!), Monkey outfits, Rockstar outfits, "My Aunt Rocks" outfit, and a little Easter Basket with three toys in it.   

Monday, February 6, 2012

We're still a little new at this...

I am not really one to flaunt all my faults, so I hope you appreciate this story:

I will be returning to work on Wednesday this week so we needed to get a few things done before then.  So this afternoon we ventured out as a family to run some errands.  I had a package that needed to be picked up at the UPS store and Josh had an eye exam.  While Josh was getting checked Andrew and I were going to stroll the mall.  Well, on our way to drop of Josh for his appointment I suddenly gasped and said, "I forgot Andrew's diaper bag".  Josh said, "So, what are you going to do"? (meaning go home or chance it?) I replied, " Well, it is only an eye exam and he just ate and we just changed his diaper... we will be fine".

Andrew and I walked the mall for about 30 minutes then we headed across the street to pick up Josh - I figured he would be close to finishing.  I was wrong... Josh had not even seen the Optometrist yet and Andrew was getting fussy.  I drove around a little bit thinking that might calm him down... nope!  So I pulled up in the parking lot and took him out of his seat thinking he just wanted to stretch out or be held.  I am sure you can imagine by now what happened next.  Yep, I realized Andrew had an explosive diaper.  There I was... my baby was screaming in the car and I had no diaper bag!  JUST GREAT!!!  Still no sign of Josh.  10 minutes seemed like an eternity! 

Luckily, home is not too far away.  We all survived and no long term damage, but I felt REALLY bad.  I can guarantee I won't be forgetting the diaper bag anytime soon.

Weekend in Dallas

 I had my six week check-up on Thursday then headed to Dallas for the rest of the weekend.  It had been nearly a month since Mom and Dad had seen Andrew... they are in withdrawal! The weekend was full of amazing food and relaxation for me and Josh.  As far as Grandma and Grandpa... they got a lot of bonding time with Andrew!  Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Valentines gifts for Andrew from Grandma and Grandpa -- Thank-you!
(Three books, blocks, whale outfit and Lightning McQueen racecar)
Andrew doesn't really like pacifiers (we have tried many different ones).  Grandpa went and bought one that is similar to the shape of his bottle nipple. Andrew seems to like it better than his other ones, but overall still doesn't like a pacifier.

Andrew and Grandma playing with all his toys!
Me and Andrew just hanging out!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Thank You!!!

We received many generous gifts at our baby showers and again upon Andrew's arrival.  Over the past couple weeks we have received a few more gifts in the mail.   

Card and Money from Great Grandma and Grandpa Kuklenz

Card and Babies R Us Gift Card from the Spooner Family

Card andAdorable Sleepers from Great Uncle Garry, Tammy and Bradley

Card and Hand crafted quilt from Great Aunt Karen and Uncle Dustin.

Andrew enjoying his new blanket!
 Thanks to everyone for all the generous and creative gifts. We are extremely appreciative.