Friday, November 25, 2011

Kaitlyn Randomness

Kaitlyn LOVES to go to the grocery store. She knows them all by name. Without me telling her where we are going, as soon as I pull into the parking lot, she looks out and says "There's Harris Teeter" or Aldi, or Bi-lo. Harris Teeter is her favorite of course b/c she gets a balloon and a cookie. She LOVES balloons. Whenever she has a 'fresh' balloon she will literally carry it around until it dies. I am talking even when she is sleeping...she will not let go. At night time Kaitlyn is a really sound sleeper, but if we try and take the balloon out of her hand while she is asleep she immediately wakes up saying "BALLOON!" Too bad those HT balloons die the next day and she wants to go so often. A couple days ago she actually screamed for over an hour b/c she wanted to go to Harris Teeter. She just kept saying "Go Harris Teeter" over and over. I guess my couponing has created a little grocery store monster! haha!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

What we've been up to these past 5 weeks...

It's been 5 weeks since our little baby boy was born and things have been going pretty smoothly. He is seriously the sweetest baby ever. He hardly ever cries and that is usually only when he is hungry. He is content just looking around with his paci when he is awake. It has been such a blessing to have such an easy baby after what we went through with Kaitlyn. He is a big eater. I have fallen back into my old habit of just pumping ILO nursing. But its not bad. He is already up to about 4 ounces or so per feeding and would eat more than that if we would let him. I do let him nurse in between meals if he is really hungry as a snack :)
He had his 1 month check-up this past week. He is already up to 9 lb 9 oz and 21.5" long, both in the 25-50%. He has adjusted pretty well to sleeping patterns as well. He goes to bed around 11:30ish and will wake up once around 3:30-4:00 to eat and then goes back to sleep until about 7:30 or 8:00 so not too bad! Kaitlyn has also been adjusting better since the first couple weeks. She is not quite as whiny and is happier now that we are up and about again. She likes to try and help out too which is sweet. Unfortuantly I forgot to take a picture of him at exactly 1 month, so here is a picture of us today before church on his 5 week birthday along with a few others of his first month here one earth.

Kaitlyn about to head out trick-or-treating
Crossing the bridge at Discovery Place
Kaitlyn and her BFF Brigham at the water factory