Thursday, March 31, 2011

Aaron and Caleb

As I mentioned in a post a while back, there were 3 of us pregnant in my office of 13. I was due February 13 and Judy was due on the 12th. Because this was my second baby, I was able to schedule to be induced and did so on the 11th. Judy was frustrated because her Dr. was going to make her wait it out.

WELL. . . while I was in labor I learned from our other pregnant buddy (who was still at work) that Judy had gone into labor and had been admitted. She was in the delivery room right next to me. Aaron was born at noon and Caleb at around 7 PM. The next morning, Andrew, Aaron and I took a walk down to their room to meet Caleb.

Since then we have had a few lunch dates. And yesterday, Kristin and baby Alyssa were able to join us too! Alyssa was born on March 8. I wanted to get pictures of all 3 of them together, but they were all happily sleeping and we didn't want to mess that up. Next week. . .

Here are Aaron and Caleb though.

Aaron at 6 1/2 Weeks

Aaron weighs 11.5 lbs and is starting to smile and find his voice. We spend our days in very stimulating conversations as you might imagine. He is sleeping great at night eating at 1 and 5 usually and going right back to sleep. Our evenings are a little rough - maybe a little colic between 5 and 8 PM, but I can't complain because he really is a great baby!

And for those of you who have asked how similar the boys look to each other:


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Road Trip

Last weekend I took the boys to San Antonio to visit my parents. From there we all drove to Harlingen/McAllen to visit my brother's family and old friends. The boys were superstar road trippers, Andrew was able to have a relaxing weekend off, and I was glad for the change of scenery and extra hands.

Logan's favorite parts of the trip were getting to ride with Poppy in the golf cart, watching movies in the car, and playing with all of Ms. Cheryl's tractors. Dad stayed in McAllen Saturday night and mom and I took the boys to Harlingen to see old friends. We stayed at Farmer Richard (as Logan came to know him) and Ms. Cheryl's house. They have 2 cribs permanently set up, so it worked out nicely for us. The Keltners, Magees, and Lynn Johnsons came over for an impromptu party. I'm so mad that I didn't get any pictures.

Lenzy and Logan

Lauren and Logan

Lenzy and Aaron

When the church service started in Harlingen, Logan immediately put his hands over his ears. The music was really loud and since he always goes to Sunday school at our church he doesn't have any reference for this loud music at church. I took him out into the lobby until the worship neared its end. When we went back in he continued to cover his ears and telling me, "I don't like this church." Don't take it personally CFC Harlingen.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It is slow progress, but Logan is becoming more and more interested in Aaron. Here are the three shots we have of them together so far.
Notice his hand behind Aaron. He pushed him away right after the shot.
Before pushing him away, he said, "I'm done." Progress.

Logan's newest stall tactic before bed is to say that he wants to hold Aaron. Sometimes we give in, sometimes we don't. A few times this week I've caught Logan looking at Aaron and saying, "awwww." Then he quickly moves on to something else.

The other night Andrew was holding Aaron and I was going to put Logan to bed. I asked Logan to give baby Aaron kisses and he reached over and awkwardly poked his cheek. Then he grabbed his nose. All of our noses make different honking sounds when squeezed, so I guess he wanted to see what baby Aaron's nose sounded like. It all happened so quickly that I wasn't able to formulate a noise in time. I'll have to start thinking of what tiny beep his nose will make.

Aaron was in his papasan chair the other day and his arms flailed up while he was sleeping and one of his arms kind of lingered in the air for a few seconds. Logan walked over and gave him a fist bump. Died laughing.

This is big progress for us since the first week Aaron was here and crying in the car Logan asked me to let him out and then asked to go back home. No joke. Now he ignores the crying or tries to shush shush shush him.

We love our precious boys so much and are so excited to watch their relationship grow. We look forward to them being best buds someday.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Photos from my iPhone

I've been terrible about taking pictures of Aaron. All the things they say about the poor 2nd child are proving to be true at our house. And don't even ask me how many baths the little guy's had. I can still count them on one hand. Here are a few shots from my iPhone, which is luckily always handy.

I'm not really taking the time to post that I want, so it's 3 AM and I'm feeding Aaron and decided now would be the perfect time to blog.

Things around here are running smoothly. The toughest part of my day is getting the boys fed, dressed, and loaded up by 8 AM to get Logan to school. I also try and put on a touch of make-up and some work out gear so I look like I'm in control. After that the day is smooth sailin'. Once Logan's dropped off I have an hour or so to run errands. Tuesday I went for a pedicure and today I have a hair appointment - both long overdue. Yesterday I ran to Babies R Us and then to Kim's to hang out for a few hours. And it is slowing down now, but usually we have someone scheduled to fix or deliver something so I have to be around for that. And on Monday I had lunch with a friend from work who delivered on the same day in the room next door at the hospital (still haven't gotten o thy story yet - sorry).

Aaron's a great baby. He isn't keeping me up all night - usually eating at 11, 3, and 7. He is wide awake after his 3 AM meal though, so it's a little harder to get back to sleep. He isn't a big fan of his paci, so it takes longer to soothe him. Part of me wants him to love it and part of me hopes he won't so that we have fewer habits to break.

Aaron still doesn't really exist in Logan's world although I can see progress. He gives me status updates from the back seat about whether his eyes are open or closed. And occasionally will peek into his swing, papasan, or car seat just for a second. He has finally agreed to hold him - twice now - and we have pictures that I will post soon. He very literally only holds him for 5 seconds, but we'll take what we can get!

More later, with pictures, back to bed now....

I'm back. 10:45 PM 2 days later. I'm waiting for Aaron to wake up for his late meal. I should've gone to bed hours ago, but there's just so much to do. I had a productive day and ordered birth announcements, stamps, and our 2010 blog book.

We went to Katelyn's 2 year birthday party this afternoon without our camera. It is always great to see the Spratts and Liz throws a mean party. We almost went to Joe Ts for dinner, but I didn't have the energy for a meal out, so Logan chose "Chickalay" instead and we brought it home.