Sunday, January 22, 2012

Abs of Steel

Levi is working on that 6 pack...

Spit up...

Andrew and my new everyday attire.
I serioulsy am amazed everyday at how much he spits up. Luckily we have wood floors because he will make puddles on the ground. We have now trained Olive to come lick it up. I know that is a little gross but when it happens so often you just get use to it. My mom said that I spit up just as much when I was a baby so I guess he gets this from me.... yahh.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Family Vacation

A few weeks after Christmas Andrew, Levi and I went up to Shaver for 5 days for a little family get-a-way. It was crazy to be up there in January with no snow and cool, not cold, weather. Sitting by the fire outside, making smores, going on walks and hikes. During the weekend we have some friends come up and stay for a few days. Bryan, Kim, Christian, and Lacy came up Friday and left Saturday. The Carolyns came up Saturday and left Sunday. All in all, it was a great trip.

G Sue's cabin

A family hike (#1) up to Eli Mountain

Andrew carried Levi in the bjorn on our hikes. This pictures is the best... can you see the spit up caught in action??

Our hike #2 was to this hidden little lake and dam that was so beautiful. It also helped that the weather was perfect.

Thanks Shaver for a great time... we will see you again soon.

Friday, January 20, 2012

4 Months

Levi had his 4 month check up today with Dr. Mojibi. He has grown into such a happy boy during these short 4 months. I have feelings of being so excited to see what he is going to next but at the same time wanting him to stay little and enjoying each day with him. It is such a privilege to be a mom!

Levi's 4 month stats:

Weight: 18 lbs. 10 oz. (95th percentile)
Height: 25.5 in. long (75th percentile)

He got 2 shots... lots of tears

- He has so much more control of his hands now. His hands are always in his mouth now as I am thinking that the teething process is starting.
- He gets really excited when Andrew get home from work which is really cute. His excitement comes out as a squeal and huge smile.
- His sleeping has regressed a bit to waking up now every 3-4 hours during the night
- When he smiles, his whole face lights up which is pretty much the cutest thing I have ever seen.
- When he wakes up in the morning or from a nap he is becoming quite the cuddle bug. As I hold him he just nestles into my chest and just stays there for awhile... So sweet
- Most days he wakes up between 7:30 and 8:00 and we have been putting him to bed around 6:30
-He is still taking previcid for his reflux. We tried a few weeks ago to wien him off. When we decreased it from a 1/2 pill twice a day to only one time a day we didn't see much of a difference which we were excited about but when we took him all the way off I started to notice that he would kick his legs and arch his back while he nursed. I had scary flashbacks to when he was super colicky and would do that every time nursed (also add coming off and screaming all throughout) so we immediately put him back on the 1/2 dose of previcid. We will give this some more time before we try it again.
- Can I just say that I love being a mom!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I love being able to watch Henry grow up, even if it is from a distance. Having a nephew is so much fun and now watching his sweet little personality come out just makes me look forward to each visit so much more. My favorite thing, since we don't live in the same town, is to skype with him and Katie (and Charlie). He loves to show me his toys, books, and anything else that he is playing with at the moment. The internet is an incredible thing that is going to help our boys know each other in the midst of being a few hours away.

Here are a few pictures that Andrew took after Charlie's dedication.

Grandpa Arly turns 80

The weekend before Christmas, we all celebrated Grandpa Arly's 80th birthday. The social bug that he is, wanted to have a big celebration with all of the people he loves so that is just what we did. Somewhere around 80 people gathered together at Shafter MB for food, live music, and hanging out. Just by the look on Arly's face we knew that he loved every minute of the party.

I didn't get to grow up with Grandpas so marrying into a family that has an amazing one has been such a blessing!

Uncle Ryan giving a toast

The band was amazing, playing some old country music. (my favorite) One of the guys in the band is a friend of Arly's who is also blind.

Talking with his sister Luetta and brother Gene

What an amazing testament to the type of guy Arly is. I hope I can fill a room with this many family and friends when I am 80.

Aunt Carley lovin on Levi

The 5 siblings

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

15 weeks

14 weeks

13 weeks