24 April 2016

Hogan is two months old!

Weight: 12 pounds 13 ounces
Height: 24 inches

Nicknames: Hogan, monkey junior, baby brother

Eating: He still nurses every two hours during the day and has JUST started stretching it to 2.5-3 the past few days.  At night he eats 2 times and sometimes 3.  If he gets by the first six months without eating a raisin or carrot from Winslow (yes, he tried to feed him a carrot this morning) we will be doing good! ;)

Sleeping: Sleep has gotten better but still not as good as his brother was.  They are two different babies though, so I can't compare them to each other.  He sleeps from 9-9:30 to 2:30-3am, nurses once, then awake around 5-5:30 to nurse again and then sometimes will wake up an hour later for a tiny snack before falling back asleep until 8 or so.  If little man would take a pacifier, I think I could cut out that pesky 6am wake up, but alas, he hates them.  We are still working on it though.  And before you ask, I've tried over 9 different brands of pacifiers so far.  No luck with any of them. haha.  As far as naps go, he loves napping on me in the wrap and will sleep a good while...if i lay him down, we are lucky to get 45 minutes at a time ;)  He takes 3-4 naps a day.
Diapers: He is in one size cloth diapers now and those will last him until he POTTY TRAINS!  I am so excited that we found cloth diapers with Winslow. I am using all the same ones and we don't have many leaks or blowouts at all.  When we traveled to Missouri, I did use disposables because we didn't have a way to wash them while gone so he is wearing a size one disposable right now.
Clothing: He is wearing 3 month clothes.  

Social:This past month has been big for Hogan! He coos every day, especially after nursing or in the morning.  He loves to smile at me while nursing which melts me (and gets milk all down my stomach) and he also LAUGHED for the first time while we were in Missouri! It was the cutest thing in the universe.  He also laughed for Seth two more times later, but hasn't done it again in about a week.  I have a feeling it's not too far off though because he smiles at his big brother pretty big these days.  He loves kicking his feet like crazy in the bathtub too.  
Likes: He loves being worn (and i am thankful for that as I chase around my active toddler), he loves bathtime, eating, and smiling.

Dislikes: carseat, carseat, carseat.  I told Seth we aren't going anywhere for the next six months until he grows out of this dislike.  LOL.  He screams almost every single time he's put in the car.  Talk about stressful.  He also hates being dirty or wet, and doesn't like being put to sleep sometimes.

What we're looking forward to: Let's see...finding our new normal with two kids at home.  Seth has had two months off and it was glorious, but I am looking forward to getting in the groove of things with two kids.  Hopefully it won't take us too long!  We also have a couple birthday parties to attend this month, and that's about it! Just laying low and enjoying the spring weather Florida is giving us.  

Look how you've changed already, little guy!

 And here is your brother at two months old!  See any similarities?

18 April 2016

Family visits

Last month around Easter, my in-laws drove down from NC to come meet Hogan and spend the week with us.  It was amazing and I got so much help with Winslow and Hogan.  What a blessing!  I didn't take a lot of photos (shame on me!) but I will post what I did take.  I need to get with them and ask them if they took anymore, but here's what I have!

13 April 2016

a post just for my grandma and my aunt.

Dear Nanny and Aunt Neecie,

This post is for you.  I am glad you still follow my blog and because of you, I am updating it RIGHT NOW!  :)

Life with two is BUSY. BUSY. BUSY.  This little place has obviously seen better days, but I am going to try my best to keep it updated every now and then.  Not only for my family who is across the US to read it, but for my family as well. I want my kids to have their story on paper (or on the web) so they can read it one day.  So they will know what life was like when they were growing up. It's so much more than just posting a few photos here and there,  this is a place for me to document my day to day so that Winslow, Hogan, and our future kiddos will be able to get a glimpse of their life.  I do it for them. :)

Hogan is almost two months old.  Wow, time really does fly and the second child just makes it go so much faster.  I am trying my absolute best to remember and soak in each moment.  Like the first time he laughed!!!  Winslow didn't laugh until over 3 months old, but Hogan laughed for the first time at my Uncle Gary and my cousin Joe while we were in Missouri visiting family.  He has done it a couple times since then, and it literally makes me melt into a puddle.  He is sleeping a little better but still not great...i try to get a nap in if I can get both boys down for a nap at the same time.  I'll do a more detailed post on Hogan next week for his two month update.

Winslow is becoming such a big boy.  His vocabulary is expanding daily and some of my favorites are:

"Oh, sowwy!" if he runs into something or drops something on the floor.
"That's so cute!" when he holds up Hogan's clothes.
"Wow, that is HUGE!" when we blow bubbles outside and he sees a big bubble.
"Mommy, go over there!" when him and daddy are playing in his room and he doesn't want me in there.
"I watch youtube for a minute"
 "No daddy, no go back to work"  when Seth and I were talking about him going back on Monday (BOO!!! I think I may cry)

I have a million photos to upload, and a million things to cover so hopefully I'll get a few more posts in soon.

Enjoy the photos from our first Easter as a family of four!