His grace is sufficient for me, for power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Greg is 5!

It's hard to believe my big boy has been 5 for over a month! He is so sweet and growing too fast!  He has quite the personality! I love how curious and smart he is. He is always thinking and always creating. His preschool teacher told me she would not be surprised if he grew up to be a writer because his imagination and story telling are just incredible. I am so proud of him. He is a great big brother. He still is 90 miles per hour all day long, but I would not trade that energy for anything! He is all boy. All of the time. 

Greg Birthday Interview: 
1. Who is your favorite person in the whole world? 
2. What is your favorite color? 
3. What is your favorite TV show? 
Ninja Turtles
4. What is your favorite sport? 
5. What song do you like the most? 
Somewhere Out There (American Tale)
6. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
an astronaut 
7. Who is your best friend? 
8. What is your favorite book? 
The Monster of the Woods
9. What are you really good at? 
10. What would you buy if you had $1000 dollars? 
11. What is your favorite food?
star soup
12. What is your favorite part of school?
eating lunch
13. What is your favorite toy?
my work desk
14. What is your favorite animal? 
15. What is your favorite movie? 
Paige Master

We love you little man! Don't ever stop being you! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Watch Me Grow…7 months!

4 months! 
7 months! :-)
Late on blogging is probably an understatement…

Let me catch you up to speed on what my sweet Josh is doing at 7 months!
1/2 birthday celebration at Panera
*At his 6 month visit: 16 pounds 15 ounces and 26 1/4 inches tall.
Sippy cup drinking! 
*Josh wears size 3 diapers
*He is in size 6 months clothes and moving into some 6-9 months things.
*He naps three times a day: 1 morning nap for 30-60 minutes, 1 afternoon nap for 2 hours, and one later afternoon nap for 45-60 minutes
*Josh has his last feeding at 8:00, and is usually out by 8:30. He sleeps from anywhere from 7-8 in the morning.
*Josh loves to eat. He has oatmeal with 1/2 of a stage 2 fruit in it in the morning, nurses at 11, eats a stage 2 veggie and 1/2 fruit at 2/230, nurses at 5, and an 8 ounce bottles with a generous amount of oatmeal in it at 8.
Belly sleeper
*Josh waves bye bye
*Josh sits up unassisted very well.
*Josh rolls fast and with lots of determination.
*He will get up on all fours and launch himself forward. He does this wiggle army crawl thing, but no "official" crawling.
*He only wants his boopie when he is going to sleep.
Big boy in a college dorm.
*He chews on his thumb periodically.
*He has two teeth on the bottom that have just barely broken through the gums…you can feel them, but cannot really see them yet.
*Josh is fascinated with jewelry if you are wearing any.
Big boy on a boat! 
*He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth!
*He loves his Kindermusik class.
*Josh loves watching Greg and Maria play. He really lights up watching Greg. He dislikes when Maria smothers him because all of her hair gets in his face.
They love each other. 
So big! And cute! 
*Josh really lets you know when he gets angry now when you take something of his away.
*He loves toys that make noise and jingle. He still likes his exersaucer and his new stand table.
*Josh can stand on his own holding onto the play table for an extended time by himself.
Taco Mac TVs!! 
*We have seen some stranger anxiety in the last few weeks when I am not near.
*Josh loves bath time with his brother.
Where did my baby go? 
*Josh likes to be cuddled.
*He prefers to sleep on his belly.
All boy! 
*He drinks water from a sippy cup really well.
*Josh just started to enjoy the little baby puff snacks.

My loves! 
Josh really has such a sweet disposition. He really is such an easy baby. He lights up any room and is always ready to greet you with a smile or giggle. He brings so much light into our lives and we certainly love him very much. He is loved on by his brother and sister all of the time. He goes with the flow, and his personality is just as sweet as can be.
Love me a sleeping baby! 
 He has been such a blessing to us, and we could not imagine life without out little love bug!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Watch Me Grow…3 months!

3 months!

It really is amazing how fast time flies…it is also amazing that I am still terrible at blogging. :-) 

Josh turned three months old on May 10…and here we are over two weeks later for an update. So at three months, what was my little dude up to? 

*He did not have a well check up this month, so I am guessing his weight to be around 13 pounds. He is plumping up and rolls are a nice look for him!
*Josh is in size 2 diapers
*He wears size 3 months clothes, and some 0-3 months…
*He drools A LOT!
*Josh "talks" and smiles a lot. He loves talking to strangers in glasses!
*He has the cutest little laugh!
*Josh isn't a huge fan of tummy time, but tolerates it. He is so lose to rolling over as of May 10.
*He loves bath time! He just kicks and moves his arms the entire time he is in the water!
*Josh eats every three hours during the day.
*Josh naps three consistent naps during the day, and one or two cat naps.
*He sleeps through the night. He goes down between 9:30 and 10 and sleeps until about 7 or 8.  Occasionally, he wakes up between 3 and 4 to eat.
*Josh is great in the car.
*He has the sweetest personality. He just goes with the flow and rarely makes a fuss.  When he cries it's for a reason…hungry, sleepy, etc.
*He sits up with support very well.
*He loves his floor gym and playing in the bumbo.
*Josh uses a pacifier, but often tries to suck his thumb when he is awake.
*He prefers to be held to go to sleep.

Semper Fi
Sleeping cutie!  
The boys
I love my family! 
Thoughtful sleeper
Josh loves Seminarian Jack! 
Maria playing with Josh and her Baby! 
Play time!! 
Silly Papa! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Watch Me Grow…2 months!

Time sure does fly…and as usual, I am super late in posting. Josh turned 2 months on April 10. He is a super sweet, go with the flow little man! He is always being shuffled around in the car, at my office, or just around at Greg and Maria's activities…but he doesn't complain! So what is sweet Josh up to? 
*Josh weighs 11 pounds 6.5 ounces and is 22 1/4 inches tall
*Josh took his shots like a champ and didn't have any issues after the shots!
*He is in size 1 diapers
*He wears 0-3 months and 3 months in clothes
*He drools a lot!
*Josh eats every 3 hours during the day and demand feeds at night.
*Josh likes his bath time!
*He usually goes to bed around 9:30/9:45 and sleeps until 6. Every so often he will wake up for a feeding at 3 or 4…not too often, though!
*He takes one really good, long nap during the day, and kind of cat naps the rest of the day…some are long and some are short…this is partly due to the fact that he is on the move with me all day, every day!
*He does great with tummy time, but isn't a huge fan.
*He loves spending time on the floor gym…he really is starting to play with the toys hanging down. He also loves looking in the mirror.
*He has excellent head and upper back control.
*Josh can sit in the Bumbo, but doesn't enjoy being in there too long!
*Josh smiles! He pretty much will smile at anyone engaging him!
*He likes his swing!
*He loves to watch Greg and Maria play.
*Josh loves being outside!
*Josh recognizes Mommy, Daddy, Greg, Maria, Grammy and Papa right away when he sees or hears them!
Josh really is pretty easy baby! He rarely fusses. He really does love to be held and carried around. He wants to be where the action is and doesn't want to be left out! 
St. Patrick's Day at Life Teen Special Needs
Kiss me. I'm Irish!
First bottle
Fr. Josh and Josh bonding
Nap time in the swing
Big boy in the Bumbo
Cute brother time
Snuggles from the Big Sister
War Eagle 
Too cool
Pizza and Prayer
Reading with sister 
First trip to the park

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Watch Me Grow…1 month!

On March 10, my sweet little Josh turned 1 month! Each month, I will take his picture next to the guitar for his little growth comparison…he was not so much a fan of this! Oh well…

So what is my sweet guy up to?? 
* Josh wears size 1 diapers. 
* He is still in his newborn clothes, but quickly moving into the 0-3 months size! I may be in a little bit of denial that he is already outgrowing things. 
* At his one month check up: weight - 9 pounds, 1 ounce (25th percentile) and 21 1/8 inches tall (37th percentile) Cate, his pediatrician, said he looked great! 
* Josh has a stuffy nose, just like Greg and Maria did in their first couple months of life…lots of saline and suction. 
* Josh holds his head on his own for extended periods of time. He pushes his whole chest off of the floor during tummy time. He pushes off his feet and "stands" for several seconds at a time. He has come close to rolling over on more than one occasion! Please slow down, little man. 
* Josh likes to nap in his swing. 
* He eats every 3 hours during the day and demand feeds at night.
* He only wakes up once at night. He is down for bed at his last feeding around 9:30 and wakes any where between 2 and 3 to eat. He is then out until 6, and usually falls back asleep until I throw him in the car to go to preschool or dance or wherever else Greg and Maria are off to on any given day! 
* Josh smiles. He is trying to coo and talk a little now, too. 
*He naps 45 min to 2 hours between feedings…just dependent on what we have going on. 
* Josh loves being in the ergo baby carrier. He has been to several teen events in it and has done wonderful! 
* He has his little fussy time from 8-8:45 pretty much every night! :-) But…that's okay because he does not really cry very often! 

Josh is a super sweet, go with the flow baby! He has only been with us for a month, but it seems like he's always been a part of the family! He is a blessing to us and a little joy to our lives! 

Papa and his littlest buddy! 
Mommy snuggles before bedtime! 
So much stimulation! 
He has deep thoughts about life
My little Catholic! Ash Wednesday! 
He's living the life!