Sunday, January 31, 2010

More of the little "rocker"


Rock n' Roll Brothers



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweet Baby Landon


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Landon Jacob - One Month Old.

Landon - you are ONE MONTH OLD!!!!

What are you up to these days?
  • I could be wrong, but according to our scale you weigh over 10 lbs already! Boy, you are growing SO fast and although I love seeing your little personality shine through now, it also saddens me to think that you won't stay this tiny and cuddly for as long as I wish you could!
  • You are now wearing a size 1 diaper, however they are a bit large on you at the moment. The newborn size was just getting too snug underneath your full little pot belly and so we've graduated you up to the next size. Since they are bigger on you, I imagine you'll be in the size 1's for quite some time. 

  • You are also still wearing all newborn clothing and while some things are a little snug or seem a bit short on you, most of the newborn items you should be able to wear for at least a little while longer. Although, who knows since you seem to be such a fast growing little boy!
  • You are still exclusively breastfed and have become quite the pro at latching on even though I was worried that you might have problems since you have somewhat of a short frenulum. It's quite prominent actually, but your pediatrician was not concerned and seemed to think that you would not need it clipped or anything because it is so thin and stretchy versus a thick and more cord-like appearance. Hopefully, Dr. H is right and it stretches out on its own without needing any clipping. Although, a quite common and uncomplicated procedure, your sweet mama gets tears in her eyes just thinking about the *possibility* of you having to go through such a thing! I definitely cannot stand to see my baby boys in pain or hurting and it makes me so sad to even think about things like that, I know, I'm probably a little overprotective of my boys!

  • On a related note on feeding, you will NOT take a bottle and have resisted fully the handful of times that your poor daddy has tried to give you one when mommy was away. You also could care less about pacifiers, actually you resist them with all of your willpower. Oftentimes, I wish you would take one as I think it might help soothe you, but you prefer mommy to soothe you instead it seems.
  • Your sleep patterns haven't changed *too much* in the past couple of weeks, but you are definitely beginning to vary a bit in how often you wake at night and how often and for how long you nap during the day. 
  •  You remain super alert and I am amazed at how smiley and happy you already are! You still love it when mama sings to you and you are starting to try to coo and gurgle already too. 
  •  You love to look all around and seem extraordinarily aware of your surroundings at all times. You especially love to look at lights and at the ceiling fan spinning round and round. You've also grown even more fond of the mobile in your crib.
  • You love to be swaddled and sleep best that way, but you also like to wiggle your way out a bit! Especially when you wake up mighty hungry for your overnight feedings....I think you wake up and get angry very quickly and try to escape from your swaddle so that you can suck your fingers / hands. No matter how tight I wrap you, you seem to be able to wiggle at least a little bit loose when you want too. I'm not too surprised since you are quite a strong little boy!

  •  You are spoiled already and definitely have your mama wrapped around your tiny little finger and while he might not admit it, I think your daddy might just be wrapped too! You have a ton of clothes now between all the cuteness I(we) have bought you and from all of the gifts from family and friends. You are definitely going to be well dressed for a while, not to even mention all of the clothes you'll inherit from your predecessor, AKA - your big brother Hudson, ha!  

    • You still sleep best during the day in your swing or if mama is holding or wearing you. We've tried the crib, but you don't seem to be *quite* ready yet. 
    • You are beginning to like your baths more and don't fuss quite as much, but you definitely still fuss like crazy when you have a wet or dirty diaper. We certainly have gone through a lot of diapers already since you were born!
    • You seem very unsure about Bailey, although he is WAY interested in you little one. Always coming up to you and sniffing and trying to kiss your face, goofy dog! I'm sure you'll love to torture him just as much as your brother one day, ha!
    •  Speaking of your brother, he ADORES you! Always kissing and hugging on his little brother even when I know he is a bit jealous inside. He's only jealous because he has too share his mommy now, but he loves you and will get over that quickly. I can't wait to see you two grow together and to see what fun (and trouble!) you'll have. (be in!)
    • When you get upset, there is no mistaking it! You definitely inherited your mama's loud mouth and are very vocal when you are upset or hungry. You don't cry for too long or too often for the most part, but when you are not happy, you definitely are very quick to let us know and luckily, I've been able to get accustomed to your cries and your needs so that I can quickly determine the source. 
    • Amazingly enough, you are quite a good little baby and seem to be quite the happy baby too! I say amazingly because your brother was such a good and happy baby that we thought it could not even be possible for us to be that lucky twice, but apparently I was wrong. Well, at least for now that seems to be the case. You smile A LOT and even while you're sleeping almost as if you are dreaming of something very funny or something that makes you very happy. When I sing to you or kiss your face when you are snoozing you grin and sometimes look to be chuckling almost. It's certainly one of the sweetest, cutest and heart warming things! We just love you so much and you have brought SO much joy into our lives, more than I ever even imagined! My heart swells with love for you and grows every single day. I never knew it was possible to love three people so much, but my heart is full of love for you, your brother and of course, your wonderful daddy.
    • Your hair is still pretty thick and remains dark and your eye color has not changed at all since birth. You have the prettiest, smoothest skin and are not as fair complected as your brother was during the newborn stage. You actually let me trim your nails pretty good (your brother did NOT like this), but you seem to be getting a bit more squirmy about it so I don't know how long that will last. 
    • You've already experienced so many other big firsts too! First snow....first Christmas....first New Year's Eve and Day....first photo shoot.....a whole bunch of firsts to start off many and many and many more firsts to come.

    • As I already mentioned, you've captured our hearts and we are just so in love with you little one! You make my heart melt over and over again with every single smile and when I see that *glimmer* of joy, innocence and love in your sweet, big deep blue eyes! You've also captured the hearts of many, many others and most dearly being your grandparents and nana, who all adore you and love you immensely! You are deeply loved and are just such an amazing blessing to all of us and most of all, to myself and your daddy. We cannot wait to proudly watch you grow and to celebrate each and every milestone along the way!


    Monday, January 18, 2010

    Captain Adorable.

    And don't you forget it! ;)


    Sunday, January 17, 2010

    Sweet Dreams.

    Landon took a nap for the first time in his crib today, yea! He looked oh so cute and cozy so I just couldn't resist grabbing the camera and snapping a few images to document the moment. Such a sweet little sleepy boy, LOVE him!






    Two Peas In A Pod?

    It is truly SO surreal looking at these newborn images of my two sons and staring at their cute little faces admiring and contemplating of how much do they not only resemble one another, but also look so incredibly different at the same time! It's just so cool to me though that we had these very similar images of each of them to be able to compare them side by side. All I can say is that I am one lucky mama to two very handsome boys! These are the faces that light up my day and make me want to be the best I can be. Not for me, but for them. They are the apple of my eye and what makes my heart smile!

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    Rewind - Family Photos 2009.

    Back in October we had some family photos taken by BluDoor Studios and I never got around to sharing any of the proofs here on the blog. Here are my favorites from the shoot that I actually won at a mom's night out event that I attended with a bunch of other local mama's. I was SO excited to win the session because a) I rarely win anything, but also because b) I had been a long time fan of their work and have had several people I know use them for their family photos over the past couple of years. I also had recommended them to one of my close friends (Claudia) to do her wedding photography which she did hire them as did another one of my friends (Renee). The shoot itself was definitely a challenge since Hudson did not want to cooperate (surprising huh?!?) and so we had to chase him and be creative in trying to get any decent pics. Top that off with the fact that I was already hugely pregnant so moving around and getting up and down was beginning to become a workout in itself. I guess in all honesty we should be used to this by now, but I think that every time we have pictures scheduled I give Hudson the benefit of the doubt and each time he has actually done a little bit better, so I continue to have hope that one day something will just click and he will decide to cooperate and be a little shutterbug instead of constantly avoiding the camera and dodging any opportunity to have a decent picture taken. And unfortunately, this was just another one of those fun instances, lol! On a good note, ReJana and Mike with BluDoor were beyond amazing and patient though and definitely did a fabulous job in capturing some awesome images of our family even all the while chasing our rambunctious toddler throughout their studio. 

    Unfortunately, I haven't even ordered any prints of any of the shots yet, I know, it's an absolute shame since they truly turned out pretty amazing especially considering the circumstances. And these are just the *unedited* proofs, so any photos we would select to have printed would also be edited and look even better than they do below, crazy right?!?! With everything that has been going on over the past few months with my pregnancy and the holidays, not to mention the fact that we lost a huge chunk of our income when we decided that I would stay home after having Landon, I unfortunately had to make the decision to hold off on ordering anything for the time being, but fully intend to eventually (key word here) order some once I not only have the time to decide which ones I desperately have to have and oh, also have the extra funds as well. 

    On a separate note, please feel free to comment and share which three or four are your faves so that I have an outside opinion to help me decide which to order whenever I finally get to that point someday. I would kindly appreciate it since I tend to have problems making decisions sometimes, ha! :)