Monday, August 29, 2011

2 months old

Wesley is 2 months old today. He weighs close to 13 pounds and is probably almost 24 inches long. He sleeps 6-8 hours at night (usually 8), has a bottle, and then goes back to sleep. He is currently sleeping in the rock and invention ever for a baby with reflux. Wes started taking zantac last Monday for reflux and finally seems a lot happier because of it. He has been trying so hard to get his theumb in his mouth and only uses the pacifier during the day. He is still drinking carnation good start formula. He drinks 4 ounces every 3 hours during the day. Wes just started smiling small smiles.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Puppy Love

A few weeks ago we went to our friend Aaron and Stefanie's daughter Rebecca's church dedication party. Stefanie's mom is a professional photographer and took this picture of Brandon with another friend's new puppy. I just love it.

Tummy Time

Last night Wesley was doing tummy time and was actually tolerating it. I started him on his boppy pillow where he was happily lying down and lifting up his head until Brandon came over because I had put Wes in "Brandon's boppy" so I took him off of it and put him on the quilt on the floor. He was still tolerating tummy time there. And then all of a sudden he rolled onto his back from his tummy. I couldn't get him to do it again but he definitely did it the one time.

Puzzle Help

A few days ago Brandon was working on a puzzle. I looked over and saw his stuffed Elmo helping him. It was the cutest thing. Brandon was taking Elmo's hand and having Elmo pick up the puzzle pieces and put them in the puzzle.

Tori's 1st Birthday Party

Last Sunday we went to Tori's 1st birthday party. It was at a place called fireman's field which is next to Stu's firehouse. Brandon had a lot of fun playing in the wading pool that was set up and in the water table until it started to rain nd he had to stop. They also had a candy hunt which he enjoyed.

the birthday girl

having fun with the water activities

Rebecca and Ava, me and Wesley, Stefanie and Rebecca- Ava, Wesley, and Rebecca were born within weeks of eachother

Sunday, August 21, 2011

5k and Danny's Birthday Party

Yesterday morning Stu ran in a 5k in Bradley Beach. Brandon, Wes, and I went to support him and cheer him on. My friend Heather, her husband, and their daughters, Jen and Olivia came to watch with us since they live in Bradley Beach. Jen and Brandon are only a few months apart in age. Jen was born 2 weeks after Brandon should have been born.

After the 5k we went to Danny's 3rd birthday party. It was on a pirate boat that went to treasure island. It was really cute. The crew was dressed up as pirates and they told a story while the boat sailed and the kids found a map on the boat that helped them find the treasue chest on treasure island.

Look Mommy, Two Elmos

Brandon has a stuffed Elmo that he has had for a few years. He has slept with Elmo for a few years but it has only been recently that he has wanted to hold Elmo to fall asleep and he wakes up during the night and picks up Elmo to cuddle with. Elmo also comes downstairs with Brandon most mornings when he wakes up and hangs out downstairs with us during the day.

Brandon was playing Wii Elmo a few days ago and all of a sudden he stopped and picked up his stuffed Elmo and walked over to the tv and said to me, "Look Mommy, Two Elmos. One, two."

Weekly Wesley (and some Brandon too)

There isn't really anything new going on with Wesley this week. He has slept 8 hours the past two nights which has been great. The three nights prior to that he slept 6 hours and the only reason he got up was because he pooped (not fun to deal with in the middle of the night). Brandon still loves his "baby Wesley". Everytime I put him on the floor to play Brandon comes up next to him and also lies down. It is so cute. Brandon also comes up to Wesley several times throughout the day to give him hugs. And my favorite is everyime Wesley sneezes Brandon says, "Bless you Wesley." Brandon also watches out for Wesley. Everytime he cries Brandon tells me, "Baby Wesley is crying mommy." I am so happy that Wesley has such a good big brother. I can't wait to see what their relationship is like when as they get older.

practicing tummy time

one of Brandon's favorite things to do is put all of his balls on the chair and then throw them over his head one at a time

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Shots

Wesley had his first shots yesterday. He is 7 weeks old but this is when they scheduled our appointment and babies can start shots any time after 6 weeks. He had three shots and had to drink the rotavirus vaccine. He was not at all happy when they gave him his shots. Wes weighs 12 pounds, 3 ounces and is 23 1/2 inches long. He is still in the 75th percentile for his weight, height, and head circumference. I asked the doctor about his fussiness and he thinks he has reflux but doesn't want to medicate yet since he doesn't think it is that bad yet.

Stuffed Animals and Sickles Park

Last night Brandon gathered up a bunch of his stuffed animals and put them on the couch. He then kept hugging them. He is so into his stuffed animals lately. He sleeps with about five of them on his bed and loves playing with them.

Today we went to Sickles Park with my friend Nancy and her sons, Justin and Colin. It was a beautiful day outside and Brandon had fun running around and climbing on all of the playground equipment.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Brothers on Boppys

I put Wesley on his boppy pillow earlier when he fell asleep in my arms. His boppy is usually on the floor and Brandon likes to use it so when he saw me put Wesley there he told me, "Wesley off, Brandon on." I told Brandon that I had another boppy pillow for him so I got it and he now has a boppy and Wesley does too.

Italian Festival- Night 3

We went to the Italian Festival again on Friday night. Becky and Logan came with us again and so did Sommer, Bob, Sydney, and Addison. I went on a few rides with Brandon but what he wanted to do most was play with the bubbles again. Brandon and Logan probably spent a good hour playing with the bubbles. Becky bought Logan a bubble gun and he would go over to Brandon and blow bubbles at him with it and Brandon just thought it was the funniest thing ever. A lot of the firefighter's wore their Hawaiian shirts on Friday night to work at the beer tent so I dressed Brandon in his Hawaiian outfit too.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekly Wesley

Wesley had a good week. He is still mostly sleeping a 6 hour stretch at night before getting up but two nights ago he slept an 8 hour stretch! He had his last bottle at 9:15 and didn't wake up until 5 am. I switched his formula a few days ago since he was still really gassy and uncomfortable and crying a lot because of it. I switched him to gerber good start gentle. So far it seems to be helping. Wes has a pediatrician appointment on Tuesday. I am curious to see how much he weighs now. He is still in 0-3 month clothes but definitely doesn't have a ton of room left in them. Wesley enjoyed his bath for the first time the other night. Prior to that he has screamed every bath he had. Of course two days later when I gave him a bath he was back to crying again.