Tuesday, February 25, 2014

6 weeks old

Skiing in GA

Gavin enjoyed watching the olympics...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tummy Time

Working on neck strength and control:

 this one cracks me up:

 beautiful blue eyes:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Baby Shower

 Yesterday morning Amelia and I had fun at her baby shower, organized by Robyn, Leah, and Tammy. It was great - good food, wonderful company, and much appreciated gifts. We were having a hectic morning getting out the door so I forgot my camera, but it was kind of nice to not have to take pictures and just enjoy myself.

I did get Jake to take this one before we left:
 We came home with all these presents:

 Peter Pan flew to church this morning:
 And Amelia and I stayed home (still avoiding germs) and unpacked all the presents:

 My good friend Robyn made this beautiful hair bow holder for Amelia's room (The bows were all gifts from the shower):
 Robyn made this cool diaper wreath too:
 Mount Tissue Paper:
 I am also now well stocked in tissue paper and gift bags, which is a nice bonus:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hats, Pirates, and Our Little Valentine

Cool hats made by cousin Katrina:
 Much appreciated birthday present from Miss Robyn:

At one month old Amelia is a joy to us all. My most frequent discipline issue with Gavin is touching the baby when he's not supposed to. He wants to play with her all the time and has trouble keeping his hands off of her. She is eating every 2 hours during the day, goes one 4 hour stretch at night and then eats every 2-3 hours the rest of the night. It usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour to get her fed and back sleeping soundly. Although I don't enjoy the actual getting up part (it feels like an alarm clock going off 3 times a night, and I'm not a morning person), once I am up for a few minutes I enjoy the time with Amelia and find myself smiling more often than not. Jake has been taking one feeding a night most nights lately which really helps me stay rested. Amelia enjoys:  lying on the floor with Gavin as he entertains her, her swing, kicking her legs, watching tv (not sure how much she can see but she looks in that direction), and lying on my or Jake's chest and having her back rubbed. So far she doesn't mind her car seat and has fallen asleep every time she's ridden in the car. The time of day she is most likely to be fussy is in the evening, anywhere between 6pm-10pm you may find Amelia fussing for no apparent reason (I think she's just tired), and me trying every trick I know to calm her down and keep her happy. 

 1 month old today:

 turns bright red when she's mad:

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Gavin had his 6 year checkup today - he is healthy other than the cold he woke up with today. He weighs 49 lbs (71%) and is 48 inches tall (90%).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014