Hogan is five months old!

18 July 2016

Weight:17 pounds

Height: 27.50 inches

Nicknames: Hogan, baby brother

Eating: Still exclusively nursing. We won't introduce food until 6 months.  He won't take a pacifier so he usually gets nursed to sleep for naps and bedtime :)  It's funny how different I am with the second kid, because with my first, I never let him nurse to sleep.  Must have been all those dumb "parenting" books I read.  Ugh, you live and you learn.  Now I could care less when he nurses or how much he nurses.  As long as he is growing healthy and happy, I am happy.  He still eats 3-5 at night...yeah..i . am. tired.  

Sleeping: Nope.  He's up around 4-6 times a night.  Usually ends up in bed with me around 4:30AM and wakes up anywhere between 7:30-8:30.  Little guy does not sleep well.  It will come one day though...right?  ;)  He naps around 3 times a day 10am-1:30pm-5ish.  Then he goes to bed around 8:15pm.
Diapers: We finally have gotten a hold of his rash issues- His skin is so sensitive so we can only use a certain type of cloth diaper and have to use a disposable like once a day to keep his skin from breaking out.  It works for us, and I am so thankful because I have a LOT of cloth diapers that I used with Winslow and I am not ready to get rid of them.  He is in a size 3 disposable.
Clothing: 6 month clothes and I am going to start getting out the 6-9 month soon! 

Social:Smiles all the time and talks a lot! He is content to be in my arms all day if I would have it. Such a layed back little fella.  I love it.  He loves when Winslow talks to him and his daddy is the best at making him smile.
Likes: Nursing, being held, his exersaucer, Winslow, chewing on everything, being outside, sleeping in the Tula.

Dislikes:getting out of the bath, teething, sleeping a long time at once, being left alone for too long, the car, pacifiers, bottles.

What we're looking forward to: We have a busy next few weeks! Me and the boys are flying to Texas by ourselves in two weeks.  We will spend 10 days with my dad. I cannot wait. Then right after that, my mom is coming for a few days while Seth flies to NC for a bachelor party.  Lots of fun to be had in the next month!
  Here is Winslow at five months:

Definitely see similarities, but they also look very different!  Love my boys!

The best sign of Summer...

15 July 2016

The best sign of Summer is watermelon.  All day. Every day.

And just because little Hogan didn't want to be left out.  ;)

 Nothing better than those baby toes. <3 br="">

Sick house

14 July 2016

This week has been so tough on us.

Winslow came home from church and must have brought the horrible stomach bug with him.  We went to the beach Sunday evening (see below for photos)  and that night he woke up around 11pm throwing up.  It continued ALL night, off and on Monday and off an on Tuesday.  I took him to the doc Tuesday finally because it was still lingering and we just got some meds.


on Wednesday, I GOT IT.  I didn't throw up, but I had stomach issues, fever, and flu like symptoms. It was HORRIBLE.  Caring for two kiddos and being sick is not fun at all.  I went to bed at 8pm and slept until 4am when Hogan got up to nurse, then got 3 more hours after that.  It was GLORIOUS.  Now today, I feel amazing.  I am thinking all the sickness is gone.  Lord, I hope so.

I am praying Hogan and Seth do not get it.

So we've been laying low this week and going stir crazy inside.  Watched a lot of movies, drank a lot of sprite, and sanitized everything.

Here's to a healthy rest of the week!!

And I want to give a very Happy Birthday shout out to my beautiful grandmother, Meme.  She turns 91 today and is currently in France at the house she grew up in.  So special, I hope she's having a wonderful time.  I love you, Meme!