Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

Monday, March 2, 2015

Two Month Well Check Up

Today River had his two month well baby check up.  Here are his stats:
Weight: 8 lbs 15.5 oz  <5%
Length: 20 7/8" <5%
Head circumference: 37 1/4 cm 5-10%

 Discovering the baby in the mirror
 Happy baby waiting for Dr. Spiegel!

All is well in the eyes of the doctor.   The spit up issue is just one that is considered "normal".  River just gets to sleep on an angle instead of completely flat on his back.  We also are getting a referral to a surgeon to check out his belly button.   The hole is only the size of a finger tip which again is not considered large but the "hight" of the outie has gotten a bit bigger so best to go see the expert.  There is no pain or discomfort so most likely nothing will be done for a while but good to have a great base line.  Normally if the hole does not close on its own they do surgery but not till the child is a bit older and bigger so most likely nothing will be done until after River turns one.  
River also got two shots today and an oral one.  He drank the oral one with no issues (no surprise there) The first shot he cried right away and for a good length of time but the second was much less.  As I write this he is snuggling in my arms not feeling very well.  I have a feeling tonight may be a very long night.  I don't do a lot of assuming that River will react like Mason, but tonight I feel like a brand-new mom dealing with a fussy baby that just does not feel very good.  But like everything else we will make it through : )

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Two Months Old

Two months?  Can it really be all ready?  You have really become a member of this family this month.....you have gone to THREE birthday parties, Daddy's golf course, McDonald's and the grocery store.  You have played outside with bubbles and watched big brother Mason ride his scooter.   You are growing like a weed, despite all the spit up.  You are still in newborn clothes but you won't be for long.....thanks to your length.   I have caught you smiling in your sleep and when awake you love to look around and watch what everyone is doing......especially your big brother. 

Mason is falling more and more in love with you every day and always makes sure you are ok and happy.  He does not like when you cry and so when you are he tries to help settle you down the best he can.  Weather that is rocking you in your carseat, pushing your swing or trying to give you your pacifier he tries his best. 

This month your belly button popped out and we learned that you have a herniated belly button.  After a moment of panic and emergency trip to the doctor, we learned it was nothing crazy or in need for any kind of intervention at this time.  We just make sure it is soft and as you get older it will fix it's self.  Leaving behind nothing but an "outie".

A little smile
Hanging with Mommy while Mason played at McDonald's. 
All tucked in at the golf course
Outside in the sun

Wishing time would slow down......once I blink you will be turning 18 and venturing out on your own. “I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be.”......but for now i am enjoying every moment, cuddle, spit up, feeding, bath and everything else we do together! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nap Time

As River approaches 2 months we are still just letting him lead with eating and sleeping but we are starting to see more notable "awake" times and "nap" times. 
Today as Mason wanted to take a bath, River was ready for a nap......so we tried out his crib......

He seems to like it very much!!!  He fussed just a bit at the beginning and then he spit up and fussed but once I wiped it up he was right back to sleep.  Here's to hoping he is getting ready to have a routine very soon!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

How We Celebrate 40

We stared by making decorations
Then added balloons and hung it on the door. We got our feet dirty with green paint
River needed a nap after getting his feet painted.
And while he slept Mason decorated party hats
And Mommy added some streamers and balloons to the dinning room.
Our finished cake.  Yes in the water we have fish, sharks and turtles!
 Mason was so excited for the cake.  Which we may have had BEFORE dinner!
 Party hats during dinner!
 Then the drum entertainment. Before we finished off the night with opening presents.  
Happy FOREieth Birthday Daddy!!!!!
We LOVE You♡♡♡♡

Happy Happy Birthday!

To the best Daddy around!!! We hope you have the best day EVER!  We are so thankful for all you do for us.  You work so hard for us each and everyday.

You are the best bed around....
An amazing marble tower maker....
A great horse.....
Game player.....
Baby holder......
And husband around! 
Here's to 40 more years!!!!!!