Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brotherly Love

Having two has been an adventure so far. It's been hard but I love it. I love these boys both so much. I hope their love for each other grows beyond what I can imagine. 

Archie loves to help with Caleb. He will put bottles in the sink, bring me burp cloths, and unfold the tabs on the diapers for me. He is happy if he is helping. He has gotten better about not crying when I put Caleb down for a nap. I can usually get them to nap at the same time which is awesome. 

I do wish he was gentler with his little brother, mostly it's unintentional but he definitely gets jealous, just ask the family that sat behind us in church last week. He put on a show. When I was holding Caleb, Archie slapped him on the face. I keep telling Archie to be nice to his brother because it looks like he will be bigger than him one day.

Caleb often smiles as his brother gets close to him but he often looks a little worried, with good reason. Archie kisses are often head buts.

It's difficult to see what their relationship will grow to be but I hope that it's filled with brotherly love and that not too many of the head buts and wrestlings end up with trips to the hospital.

Today, Caleb was crying and Archie brought him a burp cloth and it calmed him down right away. The other day I heard Caleb crying and Archie beat me to getting to him and when I walked into the room Caleb was quiet because Archie was holding his hand. These moments of love they show for each other are the sweetest thing.

I love to watch these boys grow. They are so different and somehow I love them so differently but not one more than the other.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Photos

So I had this idea a while back to take a quick photo of us together before church each Sunday. It's really great because we are already all dressed nicely and usually the boys' faces are a bit cleaner than usual. So today has been the second time that we have taken a picture (it's hard when traveling or sick). There wasn't a single good photo but they made me laugh when I first looked though them and they make me happy because I will be able to look back at our little family and see them grow. Here are the almost good ones:

I may like this top one the best... but as you can see just below Caleb is blinking not asleep.



So this last one really makes me laugh and it's not even close to being in the almost good category but I LOVE the way Caleb looks in it. He is so big! We weighed him this past Monday and he was 15lbs (at about 7 weeks). That is so crazy to me. He's got his 2 month check up this week and if he keeps up his current weight gain schedule he'll be around 16lbs. I'll be posting some pics of Caleb with the stats soon so we'll see.

 The big boys lounging before Mama and Baby were ready.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Caleb 1 Month

This post and the these pictures are a bit late since Caleb was in the hospital during his one month birthday. Oh well, there's always next month.
Caleb is such a sweet baby he hardly cried before his traumatic hospital stay. He is good at napping. He loves to eat. He loves to stare at the fan and he loves the artwork his aunt Emma drew for Archie. He gives some great smiles. He likes a binky and is better at a bottle than nursing so I pump a lot. Most nights he doesn't sleep longer than 4 hours at a time but he is good about going back to sleep after downing a bottle.

Caleb was 11.7 lbs and 22 inches long at one month.

It was a bit of a challenge with Archie as my helper for this photo shoot. Notice the blueberry face and messy house but hey I finally got these done!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Footbal Stars

We had a fairly quiet Halloween on our street this year. I took Archie to a few neighbor's and he loved it. He kept wanting to go back out for more candy.

Yep, that's a green football. After I had looked EVERYWHERE for a brown onsie, we lost it before he could ever wear it. 

Love this trick-or-treater!