Sunday, October 30, 2011


The smiles are starting and making all the screaming worth it!!!


Here are a few pictures from our family trip to Shaver...

I love how much Henry loves his Uncle Drew

Olives heaven... having adventures in the woods

Charlie smiling at Levi


Warrior Dash

This past Saturday Andrew ran in the "Warrior Dash" in Casa De Fruta. This is a 3 mile race that has running, obstacles, water, mud, fire, and for a lot of people, costumes. There were a total of 12,000 participants over 2 days. Scott and Becky Carolan also ran in the race. Instead of making it a day trip we all went down Friday night and stayed with our friend Jeremy's parents who live 10 minutes from the race. The weekend was a ton of fun and it is always fun to see Andrew covered in mud from head to toe. I will definitely have to participate next year.

4 Weeks

Thank you Jeremy for the adorable onesie. Levi is so cute in it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I know he didn't smile on purpose, but this face is just so darn cute. I can't
wait until he can smile!

Levi sleeps... and so does Mom

I love this picture of Levi sleeping on Andrew

Monday, October 17, 2011

3 Weeks

3 week highlights:
  • Levi is still waking up every 2 hours which means we are still getting very little sleep
  • He has started taking reflux medicine due to his projectile vomiting and painful cries. We will see if this makes a difference.
  • Breast feeding has gotten incredibly better, latching is almost a non issue... thank you Lord!!!
  • One of my favorite things is when Levi falls asleep on my chest. Some of the sweetest moments!
  • My milk must be working because Levi has been getting more and more little chubby rolls on his arms and legs. Also, a pretty killer double chin. Why are rolls so cute on a baby?!?!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Levi's first trip to Bakersfield

Levi made his first trip to Bakersfield this past weekend to meet some of the family that hadn't seen him yet. Friday night, my dad cooked up some amazing salmon and had the extended family over for dinner. Levi definitely is not going to have a lack of love with this family. Then on Saturday, Carley was having a birthday party (Big 17 year old!) so we headed over to the Feil's to visit and catch up with Andrew's family.

Great Grandma Net with all 5 great grandsons
Charlie and Levi
Henry has the cutest little personality. He disappeared into the bedroom only to come back out dressed like this. Adorable!
Jack really wanted to hold Levi, he was so sweet with him
Levi with Grandma Sue
Grandpa Rod
And the infamous, Great Grandpa Arly
Layne got to meet him for the first time this weekend as well
Happy Birthday Carley!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

2 weeks

Levi is 3 weeks today so those pictures will be up tomorrow but I have had these pictures on Andrew's camera since last week so they definitely need to go up first.

2 week highlights:
  • He had his 2 week check up (16 days old) and he now weighs 9 lbs. 9 oz. and is in the 75th percentile. He is still 21.5 in. long which puts him in the 90th percentile.
  • He wakes up every 2 hours to sleep and is still trying to figure out his nights and days so Andrew and I are definitely a bit sleep deprived
  • I know it is on accident but I love it when he makes a smile face... maybe I am partial, but he is an incredibly handsome boy
  • He has projectile vomited a few times and is starting to get a painful cry at times. Our doctor said this could be starting signs of reflux so we will watch it and see if it continues/gets worse
  • It is crazy how much he has changed looks in such a short period of time. I am trying to cherish each day because I know he will change so quickly
  • We love our Levi!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Levi's Crib

Last week Levi took his first nap in his crib. For the longest time, we had a nursery ready for a boy or girl... whoever God wanted to bless us with. And now Levi is here and doing an amazing job of making that space his.

This baby sign was created and used at my Fresno shower so it now adorns the front of the crib. Thank you Lacy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thank You Aunt Katie...

... for my awesome quilt!!!

The Moby Wrap

Mission: Make blueberry muffins before Andrew wakes up...

You definitely need 2 hands to bake. Holding Levi didn't give me that option so I thought I would try my hand with the moby wrap. It worked well for a few minutes but Levi doesn't like to be in the same position for all that long so he got tired of it. Let's just say Andrew woke up and ended up finishing the muffins. So much for having them all ready for him.

Mission: Failed

We now work on Levi time...

Grandma Gail

After Levi was born, my mom stayed with us for a week to help Andrew and I transition into parenthood. Oh man was it helpful. She was able to answer all the little questions as they came up. One of the nicest things was that we now had 3 people to trade off with during the night when Levi would cry or just decide to be wide awake at 2 a.m. She did our laundry, made food, and basically took care of Andrew and I so that we were able to take care of Levi. THANK YOU Mom!!! You are seriously the best.