Thursday, May 26, 2011

living room changes

I've recently made some changes to our living room. We got rid of the ugly rattan chair seen here and replaced it with a small leather chair.  I also got some new pillows from Pottery Barn and a new lamp!  I am still wanting to get a different lamp for the green table and eventually a new couch, but I don't think that will happen until we move.  I also don't love the small table next to the tan chair (it just doesn't look right there), but I like having something to put a drink on....so for now, it stays!  Basically, it's still a work in progress, but I really like the changes so far! 


What do you think?




-R

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

updates

Thomas is grow, grow, growing!  He's getting a wee bit too long for some of his 0-3 month pjs, so I pulled out some of the 3-6 month ones the other night.  Doesn't he look like such a big boy in these?


And here's a few more for good measure:
Please ignore the funny angle, i took it without looking since i was busy making my boy smile :)


I've been pretty productive this morning already and I plan to spend the rest of the day getting some things done around the house and maybe running a quick errand.  We will probably also take a long walk if the weather holds.  Yesterday was a rough nap day (i think partially due to the fact that I wasn't super consistent) and that made for a rough night last night with an overtired little guy.  So, we are going to work on getting back on track a little bit today.  


J is super busy finishing up an endodontics class, so we would love your prayers for him!  He works so hard!


-R

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2 month appt.

We went to the doctor for T's 2 month appointment this morning.  He did great even though he got 2 shots!  Thankfully, he didn't even cry for the first one and only let out a short wail for the second.  I was able to pick him up quickly and he calmed right down!  I'm pretty sure it was harder on me than him:)  However, since we've gotten home, he's been very cranky and overtired, but unable to calm down.  Poor little guy!  I gave him some infant tylenol and he finally went to sleep. Hopefully that will continue to help his sore little legs!


Anyway, here are his 2 month stats:
Weight: 12 lbs. 8 oz- 50th percentile
Height: 22 and 1/4 inch- 25th percentile 
(i think he'll catch up here since over one month he went from the 5th percentile to the 25th)
Head: 15 1/2 inches- 50th percentile (but who really cares about the head circumference?)


Everything else looked great according to the dr. so we don't have to go back until he's 4 months old! Fabulous!


And since no post about Thomas is complete without pictures- here is our 2 month old little guy:

Don't you just love his little legs and "knee socks".....haha!

Almost got the smile on camera- one of these days!!!
Have a happy Thursday!


-R

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

our sweet boy

Just a few photos to brighten your day :) and mine! Enjoy!
My little monkey :)

Smirking at Mama trying to get a smile on camera

He's started sticking his tongue out a lot!

 Our beautiful boy!!
-R

Monday, May 16, 2011

so much to catch up on...

In the past few weeks, we have been super busy! Here's what we've been up to lately:
  • James finished up his sophomore year of dental school!!!  He had a small break (a week and a half) and just went back today to start his junior year.  I am so proud of all of his hard work!!!  We are halfway through :)  YAHOO!
  • On J's break, we went to SC for a few days!  Thomas' first road trip went surprisingly well.  The only real inconvenience is that we had to stop twice to feed him- it only took us about an hour extra to get there.  We had a blast hanging out with the family and Thomas enjoyed meeting the rest of his aunts and uncles and one of his great-grandmas! And of course he got lots of snuggles in with Oma and Papa!










  • We celebrated my first Mother's Day in SC!  Thomas got me beautiful roses and even brought me coffee and a doughnut for breakfast :)  I'm thankful for a thoughtful husband!



  • Due to the trip, Thomas has been pretty off schedule, so now we are trying to get him back on it.  We have been putting him down awake in his crib for nap and bed and he does surprisingly well!  Usually no crying or maybe just for a minute, BUT he is starting to wake up from his naps early and he can't seem to resettle himself. Blah.  Could be a growth spurt? I'm not sure, but he will usually take a full feeding early.  I am trying to figure out if that's the cause or not....we will see!  He is certainly growing like a weed!  Some of his 0-3 month clothes are now too short! As for sleeping through the night, we aren't there yet.  During and a few days after our trip, he was getting up twice a night again to eat, but last night he was back to just once a night! Praise the Lord! I am hoping this keeps up!
  • Thomas is rolling!!!!!!  I couldn't really believe it.  He actually rolled once at about 5 weeks from his tummy to his back.  I thought it was a total fluke since that's really early to roll.  Two and a half weeks later, he starting rolling again- much more often.  It's totally an accident for him and it usually occurs right at the beginning of tummy time.  I think he gets too tired to arch his back the way he has to to do it after he's played a bit.  Regardless, we are proud :) and glad that he is getting stronger.  He is so much better at holding up his neck too!
  • Ok, one more thing on the babe- he will be 2 months old on Wednesday.  Boy, that's so hard to believe!  His 2 month appt. is on Thursday and i am super curious to see how much he's grown!  I'm sure it's quite a bit:) 
  • I turned 25 last Thursday!  The number sounds old to me, but I don't really feel any different.  We celebrated in SC with my family and then James planned a great day here too- complete with lunch out and shopping (while his mom babysat Thomas) and a delicious dinner completely made by him!  I didn't have to do a thing!  It was such a fabulous day thanks to my wonderful husband! I already spent some of my birthday money on some new things for my living room.  I LOVE it already, but I am waiting for one more thing to be delivered and then I will post pictures!
That's about it! Phew...I have a lot more pictures that I might post sometime, but for now I am off to feed the babe one more time before bed!  

-R