Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
|Brayden was obsessed with this swing we got at a consignment|
sale a few weeks ago. He doesnt get in much anymore.
|cute scrunched sleeping face|
|big smile! I love how his eyes close when he smiles so big.|
|Playing with Anna|
|I just like these overalls|
|Brayden's always been a lip sucker. When he was first |
born we said he had ducky lips because he would
suck his bottom lip so that his top lip would stick out
like a duck bill. Just one of those cute Braydenisms.
|Zander watching conference with us on the couch.|
|The swing that is a true tender mercy! Zander does not like to get laid down, but he'll usually be content and even sleep here during the day. Back saver.|
|I gave in to Brayden one morning and let him go play with Sadie outside. As you can see, she runs so much during the day that our grassy backyard has a huge mud hole in the middle. Brayden loves dirt, so of course that's where he would go play too.|
|The little muddy feet. Good thing it all came out in the wash!|
|Our new DVD case in an attempt to keep Brayden out! He's ruined a couple of his DVDs because they get so scratched from him dropping them, etc.|
|My cute boy with no clothes because we were doing Thrush treatment that stains everything. We got away with NO STAINS other than an old T-shirt I would wear during the days that he used the Gentian violet stuff.|
|Here's his purple mouth. (I'm not sure if the Thrush is really gone yet. I'm so bad at being able to see if it's abnormally white or not. . . He goes to the doctor in a couple weeks and I'll ask. Otherwise we'll have to start again I guess.)|
|A little froggy buddy in our backyard. Right next to the weeds. . .|
|The biggest dragonfly I've ever seen was sitting on our window the other day.|
|He was huge!|
|Brayden chose a huge serving spoon to use one day. It was great.|
|We're getting in the Halloween spirit. Just decorated and picked out pumpkins. Yesterday Zander wore his cute dracula onsie. It's a little big, but I think it's a 3-6 month size, so it should be.|
|My mom got us a double stroller which came yesterday!|
|Brayden liked helping set it up :D|
Really he was stuck and asking me to help him out,
but I decided to snap a picture first. Awful, right?
I have been really lucky to have only felt exhausted of sleep a couple times since Zander was born. Once right after our road trip to Missouri and once last week. Not sure why last week, but there were a couple long nights in a row.
Get this, Preston offers to take care of Zander Saturday night so I can rest. Zander doesn't even wake up until Preston has to get ready for his meeting at 730! He slept for 8 and a half hours! Because we stayed up late watching BUY football so I was still pretty tired and Preston didn't actually have to wake up during the night, he agreed to take him again Sunday night. Zander slept all night again! I couldn't ask Preston to watch him again because I was feeling much better, so last night I was ready for Zan man to wake up several times just because I was in charge. But he slept all night once more!
Yeah, our nearly 2 month old is training himself to sleep all night. I'm the luckiest mommy. He's actually been cluster feeding himself for almost a month now so that the bedtime process of getting him fed and asleep takes about 2 hours every night. Starting at 530 ish every night he begins eating all the time. Literally All. The. Time. Then we get him ready for bed about 7 or 8 and start the bottle feeding. In about 2 hours he'll eat around 8 to 10 ounces. And that's after all his breastfeeding. No wonder he can last all night.
I'm really hoping that he keeps sleeping for 8 hours at night. I love sleep.
Here's to hoping!