Friday, March 21, 2014

Lillian Pace- 15 Months

15 Month Stats
23 pounds, 13 ounces

31 inches

Head Circumference-
18 1/2 inches

You got your first haircut this month and you did great!  You sat still in Mommy's lap the entire LOVE all things girly!  While we didn't get rid of the mullet completely...I love that little mullet/mohawk ;)...we did trim it up in hopes it'd grow a little faster.  The color of your hair is still in question.  Some days we think you're going to be blonde, others you have a redish tint...guess only time will tell.

Surprisingly, you are still sitting with 5 teeth.  You drool like crazy and have had us thinking the 6th would show up any day, but we are still waiting.

Mostly 12-18 months...although sometimes we have to go up to 18-24 months to cover that belly!

Size sweet little chunk ;)

You my dear are quite the talker and it seems you are learning new words all the time.  It is so fun to hear you say something new out of the blue.  You've also started babbling a lot more, which makes for some fun pretend conversations.  Your favorite word (without a doubt) is "Stone"-- pronounced "tone" by you :)  
You pretend to be shy around people you don't know or don't see often, but you will usually warm up quickly if they offer you food or a cell phone.  You love to wave, blow and give kisses and recently started signing "love you".   

Happy to report nothing has changed!  You are a rockstar sleeper-- two naps a day (both 1.5-2 hours) and sleeping 12ish hours a night.  A blankie (or two or three) and paci are both requirements for bedtime...we kid that you are a hoarder of both!

You my sweet girl love food :)  Like love it so much the doctor had a little chat with us about weight...whoops!  You are a meat and carbs girl, but you also really like fruit.  This month, blueberries and grapes became favorites.  You love hotdogs, bread, sweet potatoes, strawberries, peanut butter, pizza.  We've had to start giving you food strategically---you are a smart cookie and if we want you to eat something more on the healthy side, we have to offer you that food first before your favorites.  

You are a firecracker, priss pot, sassy lady and we love it!  You have a really sweet disposition, but also have a bit of a stubborn side to you (which you get honestly!).  This month we've implemented a bit more discipline.  Tantrums have been had, but luckily they are few and far between.  Redirection has worked really well in helping you get over not getting your way :)  Lily, you are constantly making us laugh with your faces, gestures, and actions.  For instance, this month, you must have a bow in your hair at all times!  

Lily, you are so much fun!  You bring smiles to our faces daily.  It is so much fun to see you constantly evolving into your own little self.  We couldn't imagine life without you, sweet girl, and can't wait to see what this next month brings!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stone Osborne- 1 Month

Sweet Stone,
I can not believe you've been in our family for a whole has flown by!  With your sister, days seemed so long, but with you every minute, hour and day passes in a blink of an eye.  We have had so much fun getting to know your sweet, gentle, easy personality!  I feel a bit spoiled :)

Like your sister, your growth has been slow but steady.  Breastfeeding is going much better this time around, but not without a lot of work (cue the pumping, herbs, water consumption and more pumping to help supply!).  This first month you've been super sleepy when eating, so that has made your weight gain a bit of a challenge as well.  I'm constantly trying to wake you!  You eat every 2-3 hours during the day and 4-5 hours at night.  I really appreciate those longer stretches of shut eye at night :)

I have to say, you're a content baby!  You rarely cry.  Diaper changes and after bath lotion time seem to be the only triggers for your sweet little sheep cry.

You love to be held which we aren't fighting nearly as hard this time around!  I know how quickly this newborn stage passes, and I gladly pick you up and hold you a good bit of the day.  Those snuggle are the best :)  You're napping in your crib once a day and other naps are taken in the Nap Nanny or the MamaRoo.  As for nighttime sleep, we haven't transitioned you to your room yet.  Because your room and sister's room are next to each other, we decided it best to wait until you're sleeping consistently thru the night before moving you (the last thing we need is two crying babies!).  Last but not least in the sleep department, you love to be swaddled just like big sis :) 

During your awake time, we have station rotation :)  I'm happy to report you like tummy time...hooray!!!  You have a strong neck and have been moving it side to side since we brought you home.  You also really enjoy the MamaRoo and stroller rides outside.  We've ventured out for a good bit of walks and playground time this month--thanks be to God for the nice weather :)  This outdoor time has been good for everyone's soul!  

One thing is for sure, you make the cutest, funniest faces.  I swear there are times you look like a little old man!  Whether it is an "I'm getting ready to cry" face, a "what are you looking at" face or a sweet sleepy smile, you bring pure joy to our hearts.  

This is the "I'm sick of taking pictures....someone hold me" face :)
I don't see this lip often, from this happy boy, but when I do it melts me!

You have fit into our family just perfectly!  After this first month, I can't imagine life without you.  Life as a family of four has been even better than we imagined :)  You are such a blessing little man.  We love you so much!


7 pounds, 7.5 ounces

21 inches

Head Circumference-
14.5 inches

100% Mama's milk


Brown and fuzzy :)  Seems to be thinning up top a bit too.

Newborn and some 0-3 months

Newborn Swaddlers

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Technology FAIL

Well, I had a big write up for our sweet Stone's first month recap, and sadly it was erased before I could publish it...thanks a lot Blogger :(  

It may take me a couple of days to rewrite all the deets, but stay tuned...he is pretty awesome!

Here is a sneak peak...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Life with 2 Under 2- The First Meeting

Our time in the hospital was short and sweet...just the way I like it.  There is nothing more annoying than having your temp and blood pressure checked every four hours.  We had lots of sweet visitors come to see our little man (and maybe us?!?!).  Having our loved ones come spend time with us meant so much and helped the two days pass rather quickly.  While we loved seeing our family and friends, we missed Lily so much!  She was our most important and anticipated visitor. 

Since Stone decided to arrive at night (past priss pots bedtime), Lily spent the night with Chef and Nene.  While we were both sad she wasn't there to meet her brother immediately after he was born, we knew it was best for her to stay on schedule.  After eating a good breakfast, they brought her to the hospital to meet her little brother :)

I'm not sure I'd call it "love at first sight", but she was definitely curious about the new little guy. She held him, kissed him (this had my heart jumping for joy), touched his face and hands, and didn't want anyone to take him away from her.  

She was also really clingy to one point she wrapped her arms around me, laid her head on my shoulder and held on tight for a good three or so minutes.  If you know this busy girl, that never happens!  She will never know how much I needed that is hard to wrap your head around welcoming a new child and the new love that comes with that bond before you experience it.  I admit, in the last few weeks of pregnancy I started to question how I would love another child as much as Lily and also question if Lily would hate me for turning her world upside down...dramatic I know!  Well those fears were all taken away with that hug.  My heart grew a million times once I met Stone and was comforted to know Lily still needed and wanted her Mama with that hug...these kids are the best! :)

After a couple of minutes of checking Mr. Stone out and hugging Mama and Dada, she was over it.  And by over it, I mean over it all!  She is not a fan of the hospital, I guess.  Lily's hospital visit was short and sweet, but man it was what we all needed!

The next day, big sister joined Sugar in helping us all get home from the hospital.  Lily was a little confused, but overall really enjoyed (and has continued to like) having a friend in the backseat :)

Since we have arrived home, everything has fallen into place.  Tyde has taken to Stone pretty well (although he is neglected at this point for sure...but so is everyone else that is under 2!).  Lily seems to really love her little brother and is constantly looking for him, waving at him, calling his name, etc...warms my heart :)  

I can't wait to see how these two grow together, play together,, fun times ahead!