Thursday, March 22, 2012

2 Months of Pictures

Well, as you can probably tell by my lack of posting, we've had a whirlwind of a spring so far!  (And seeing as how its only been spring for like 2 days, that's definitely crazy!)  Anyway, instead of making individual posts for all that's been going on, here is one gigantic post of mostly pictures and a few explanatory captions along the way.

Starting waaaay back in mid February...

I got brave and took both boys to California to see my family.  All three of us flew, and there were no tantrums, puking, or injuries.  It was awesome!
The boys with my dad...

Greyson and his 2nd cousin, Sean, enjoying chocolate mice :)

Sawyer with my Grandma...

Taking a bath in the sink...

Not long after we got back, we started Sawyer on solid foods in an attempt to get him to sleep longer than 2 hours at night.  It didn't help much with the sleeping, but he loves eating!

Greyson wanted a picture of him eating too...

Greyson making art by driving trucks and cars through paint.  It turned out pretty cool!

One day we made "cloud dough" by mixing flour and baby oil.  It was messy, but fun!

A couple of weeks ago, there was a free air show at the airport right by our house.  Greyson had a blast looking at all the planes, helicopters, and fire trucks.  I was awesome!

That same evening, we dedicated Sawyer at church.  It was so great.  Here we are on stage, standing in between the Brantons (dedicating Braelyn) and the Watsons (dedicating Mia).  Next to the Brantons are our friends, the Thompsons, dedicating their sweet Abbey.  What a blessing to be raising our boys with such dear (girl?)friends whose parents are also committed to Jesus!  The life verse we chose for Sawyer is 1 Timothy 4:12, Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.  

Last week, we went to the zoo with the Brantons.  Greyson and Brielle had so much fun together!  We are so thankful for great friends!

One last (HUGE, ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC) blessing to report is that Sawyer is now sleeping 8+ hours every night!!!!!!!!!  You probably know that sleep has (had) been our biggest struggle with him.  I was getting up 4-6 times every single night since he was born.  He just wasn't going very long between eating.  In the past two weeks, we have transitioned him to his crib in the boys' room and it has made all the difference in the world.  Our life is completely changed!  He sleeps from 8:30 until about 4am, wakes to eat and then sleeps until about 7am.  Its nothing short of a miracle!  

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, March 12, 2012

4 Months

It seems that my blog writing has reduced to the milestone updates.  Dang.  I always say I will write more, but then life gets in the way and I realize its been a week and a half since we had his last Dr. appointment and I still haven't written his "stats" down.  Anyway, Operation: Schedule Change is going slowly but smoothly.  Sawyer is now sleeping in his crib at night and for most naps.  He usually averages one really good nap and two-ish cat naps per day, and is still getting up about 3 or 4 times per night.  **SIGH** We will get there.  The Dr didn't have much advice to give us on the sleeping thing.  Just that some babies take longer than others.  In the mean time, my body seems to be adjusting to the lack of sleep.  Ugh.

ANYWAY... Sawyer weighed 14lbs 9oz (50th percentile) and measured 24 inches (25th percentile), which is right on track from where he was at 2 months.  Other than the sleep thing, he is doing awesome. He has rolled over in both directions, but I still haven't seen him do it.  :)  He's sneaky.  He is laughing and "talking" so much and really likes to make his voice heard!  We've started him on solid food now, which he is loving!  He's had cereal, bananas, and carrots.  Today I bought a bunch of fruits and veggies and some new ice cube trays.  Can't wait to get streaming and straining!