Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mother's Day

Last Sunday was my first Mother's Day. (Last year, I got a present, but it was from the cats. So.... not quite the same thing!) We celebrated the day with family, presents, and of course - lots of pictures.

My men

Tired, cranky baby

Uncooperative when tired
Before church, we got up, got ready, and the boys gave me gifts. I got a digital picture frame and accessories to go with it.  We then went to Panera's for breakfast, as I declared I shouldn't have to cook breakfast on Mother's Day. :)
After church, we headed to my parents' house where my dad cooked dinner - hamburgers on the grill. Yum!  My parents also wanted to keep Jeremiah overnight.  While I missed him, it was so great to get sleep. Plus I was having a childcare issue for the next day, and by him staying with them, the problem was solved. :)

So cute with Grandma

Me, Mom, and Jeremiah

With my sweet baby
John and I planned on going to see Iron Man 3 while Jeremiah was with my parents, but we ended up not going.  Instead we went home and we relaxed. I took a nap. :)

My boys and me

Happy baby
Jeremiah and Grandpa chatting
I missed Jeremiah - a lot.  I'm pretty used to having him around!

It was a great day. And my mom liked her gift from Jeremiah - his footprints! Her gift from me and John is a joint gift for my dad for Father's Day - when my brother and family are in town, we're doing family pictures!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy 4 months, Jeremiah!

(Actual 4 month birthday was Sunday, the 12th. I waited to post this until after his 4 month check-up so I'd have his stats.)

Weight: 17 pounds, 12 ounces; 90th percentile!  (Yeah, that would be an average weight gain of 2.5 pounds a month.....)
Length: 26 inches; 75th percentile!
Head Circumference: 17 inches; 50th percentile

This last month has been very eventful!  Jeremiah has changed so much!

He is such a joy to be around. He smiles and jabbers often.  He likes to talk. If you don't respond, he'll get gradually louder and louder, shriller and shriller.

Jeremiah had a cold for about 2 weeks. :( He's still getting better, but he was pretty miserable for awhile. It resulted in my first late night phone call to the pediatrician.

Jeremiah still isn't the greatest of sleepers - the cold made it even worse. Four times a night became his standard amount of wake-ups there for a few weeks.  He also doesn't nap a lot. He usually sleeps from about 9 -11, 11:30 - 1:30, and then up every hour and a half after that.  I'll be honest - it's pretty exhausting. He still sleeps with me on the couch most nights. On nights I put him in his bassinet, he wakes up even more often. On the plus side, the sleepy baby cuddles are pretty much priceless.

Jeremiah is still on exclusive breastmilk.  We have no plans to start solids until at least 6 months.  He is still spitting up a lot.

He's a big boy; most of his clothes are 6-9 months.  He is starting to outgrow his size 2 diapers, though we usually use cloth.  Right now, we have a ton of size 2s we were given that we're trying to use up.

Jeremiah met his other grandma this past month when she came from Alabama to visit.  He also was dedicated. He also celebrated Mother's Day (on his 4 month birthday!)

Jeremiah's laughter is adorable.  He smiles so often. He is working on rolling over.

His hair is growing in thicker again.  His eyes are still a light blue.

Love you, baby boy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Update in Pictures

Let's see..... what's been going on lately?

Jeremiah got a little camera shy

The cats liked to rest on Mommy

Jeremiah did some deep thinking

But then made a duck face

Catnip was enjoyed

Jeremiah showed off his bicep.... or arm chub.

Jeremiah realized he was a Michigan State fan

Watching his mobile

Sleeping at 7 o'clock at night!

But wide awake at 6 a.m.

Using his bumbo


At the park 
Photo Bombing Daddy


With Mommy

Monday, May 13, 2013

Meet Lucy!

So, a certain little lady has been mentioned several times on the blog, but never formally introduced.  Time to   fix that!

Meet Lucy.

Lucy joined our family on December 22, 2012. Yes, on Leo's birthday, we got another kitty that matches him. It was kind of a Christmas gift for me. :)

We had no intention of getting another cat. But we ended up at the Humane Society to look at a lizard (ew. But it was gone by the time we got there!) and so since we were there, I wanted to hold a kitty. Somehow, they tricked me into adopting her.

She was so tiny! 2 months old exactly, 2 pounds, orange and white fluff!

She was found outside at 2 weeks.  She was fed by the person who found her, but then they took her to the shelter. According to their notes, she was very shy around people, but was discovering that she liked people. People pet her, which she likes. People feed her, which she likes.

The shelter named her Orangie, but that's not a cute name.  She needed a cute name. We choose Lucy in keeping with our L theme for the cats.  Lucy Renee, to be specific.

We took her home and she went to the traditional hiding place of kittens we bring home.... under the couch.  We eventually let the other cats out to meet her, and it didn't go so well!  Leia immediately smelled something funny! She was not a fan of Lucy. Leo was. Leo likes other kitties.

For about a week or more, Leia hissed every time she saw Lucy. Lucy was unphased by this, and would just scamper around doing what she pleased.

A few days after we got her, she got very sick. :(  I ended up bottle feeding and syringe feeding this little kitty!  Good practice for the baby, I suppose. I used the humidifier in the bathroom where we were keeping her and that helped some. But the poor thing wouldn't eat at all. When the vet reopened, I took her in.  She had an upper respiratory infection. But she recovered quickly.
"Take me with you!"

In January, she was spayed.  They shaved her furry tummy for this. She looked kind of funny for awhile, but her fur has since grown back.

"I'll just climb in your purse and go home with you."
Lucy is playful, especially with Leia.  She's skittish around people, but how skittish comes and goes.  For awhile, she was pretty brave. Then when I left her for a week to have Jeremiah, she regressed a little. She still prefers me to most people, but will have times she doesn't even want me.
Leo immediately wanted to take care of her.

She's growing way too fast.  I wish I could keep her kitten size!

Her nicknames are Lucy-Goosie, Lucy Goose, Baby Lucy, Goosie Girl, and just Goosie.

I'm sure you'll be seeing more of her on here, so I felt she was due a proper introduction!

Cute Kitty

Christmas Eve

The orange and white kitties

It's a great stocking stuffer!

It's not an ornament; it's Lucy!