Wednesday, October 22, 2014

3 Months

Height: 24.5 inches
Weight: 14 pounds

I know I sound like a broken record, but I really can't believe that you're already 3 months old. Seriously. It feels like time goes about 100 times faster with your second child!! While I already miss the tiny newborn you, it has been fun to see your little personality start to emerge. You still have the sweetest nature, but you definitely let us know when you're not happy (which is typically only when you're hungry). You love babbling back and forth and get quite animated with your conversations. I hope you always enjoy chatting with me so much!

Daddy and I continue to be amazed (and eternally grateful) by what a awesome sleeper you are. Most days you sleep from about 9 or 10pm until about 7 or 8am! I even have to wake you up some mornings so that I have time to nurse you before bringing Jax to school. We have NEVER had to wake your brother up. It seems that you like to sleep in like your mommy, while Jax and daddy are early birds.... You don't really have a predictable nap schedule- you tend to just take little cat naps here and there- but I'll take it, as long as your awesome night time sleep continues.

You continue to grow like a weed and eat constantly! You're already wearing 6 month clothes and have officially grown out of your little puj tub.

You're getting really strong, too. You can push up on your arms a little bit now and really lift your head up high. (Mommy was really excited to have another angle for picture taking).

We are well into a beautiful Fall. The leaves this year have been stunning and the weather has been really nice, so we've been getting out to enjoy as much as we can! We went to Minnetonka Orchards...

...Severs Corn Maze (where you slept while Jackson played in a corn pit, rode on a giant slide, watched a pig race, and jumped on a giant air pillow)...

... and the Arboretum (several times). Grammy White even took off of work one day and joined us.
It has been so much fun including you in all of our fall family traditions! Speaking of traditions, I'll end this month's post with a picture of you wearing a sweater knit by your maternal great-great-grandma and lying on a blanket knit by your paternal great-grandma. I know they're both watching over you.

Happy 3 months, sweetheart!

Love, Mom

Monday, October 20, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Week 11

  October 12 - October 18, 2014

October 12 (78|365): i see you


October 13 (79|365): daddy & izzy


October 14 (80|365): selfie with izzy



October 15 (81|365): sibling love


October 16 (82|365): the perfect leaf


October 17 (83|365): so strong


October 18 (84|365): why you should not attempt to take your own family photo...

Next, be sure to check out the talented Nadeen's week. Her work is stunning!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Week 10

  October 5 - October 11, 2014

October 5 (43|365): Corn Pit = Toddler's Heaven


October 6 (44|365): October Baby


October 7 (45|365): Follow the Yellow Brick Road...


October 8 (46|365): PCS (photographer's child syndrome)


October 9 (47|365): Sleepy


October 10 (48|365): Bed of Leaves


October 11 (49|365): Weeeeee!

Now check out Mary's beautiful week!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Week 9

September 21 - 27, 2014

September 21 (64|365): Shots (clearly more traumatizing for me than for her)


September 22 (65|365): Enchanted Forest


September 23 (66|365): Smirk


September 24 (67|365): Mr. Tough Guy


September 25 (68|365): Reflection


September 26 (69|365): Joy


 September 27 (70|365): Apple Orchard

Continue the circle by heading to the amazing Jennifer's page!

Monday, September 22, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Week 8

September 14 - September 21, 2014


September 14 (57|365): Babbling


September 15 (58|365): Excitement


September 16 (59|365): Content


September 17 (60|365): Morning


September 18 (61|365): Discovery


September 19 (62|365): Rolls


September 20 (63|365): Expecting

Make sure to check out what the extremely talented, Kim, and her darling kiddos were up to this week!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2 Months

Height: 23 inches (73%ile)
Weight: 12 lbs, 2 oz (70%ile)

Oh my sweet, sweet Isabelle you are 2 months old now! You are growing so fast! Not only have you completely grown out of your newborn clothes, your 3 month clothes are getting really snug! I especially notice this in onesies which become scoop necks once they're buttoned. After your little blip in growth during your first month, your doctor was very pleased to see how well you're growing now. I was a little worried about the little red mark that developed on your chest over the past 6 weeks or so, too, so I had your doc check it out. She said it's a hemangioma- nothing to worry about and it should go away by the time you're in elementary school. The only negative part of your 2 month appointment was the 3 shots you had to have! (Although, I'm pretty sure it was more traumitizing for daddy, Jax, and I to watch than it was for you. You screamed, but only for a couple minutes).
You're starting to smile a lot and babble! Your favorite thing to say is "aw-coo" which I think sounds a little like my name (Erica)... I am also pretty sure that you can say "hi" (I know this is highly unlikely from a developmental standpoint, but it sure sounds like it)! You're getting even stronger, too! Even your doctor was surprised by how well you can lift your head up.
I am still convinced that you are the easiest baby ever born. (I hate even talking about for fear of jinxing it, but I feel obligated to brag about you here). You have the most laid back disposition and are just so happy. You are also an AMAZING sleeper! For the past few weeks you have been sleeping from about 10-6 every night!!!!!

This month brought your first baby sitters. Grammy White watched you while daddy and I brought Jax to the Minnesota State Fair. I promise we'll bring you next year; I just didn't think you were ready for all of those germs and chaos. Grammy White, Aunty Nicole, and Uncle Tim babysat you and Jax so daddy and I could go to our friend's wedding. (Yes, I believe 3 adults are necessary to handle both you and your brother!) Grammy Ginny babysat you a couple of weeks ago, too, because mommy and daddy both had to work (mommy had a photo session and daddy was working at his cool new gig on the sidelines of the Vikings game). Everyone reported that you were an angel, except you tend to get a little fussy when you have more than 2 bottle feedings in a row...

Speaking of fussy... A couple of weeks ago (when Jax was sleeping over at grammy & papa's) daddy and I had the brilliant idea of taking you out for sushi. One of our favorite restaurants isn't too far from grammy and papa's house, so we thought we'd stop in for a bite after dropping Jax off. On a Saturday night. At 7:00. Yes, we were those people at a hip (very busy) sushi restaurant on a Saturday night with a screaming baby. Everyone around us was very nice and understanding (at least to our faces). They empathized with us as we took turns trying to comfort you as the other one shoved food into their mouth as fast as they could. When it became clear that you were not going to calm down, we decided to get our sushi to go. At least we made it through the appetizers!

All of our Fall activities started this month. Most of them just involve your brother, but you and I have a great little Baby & Me class on Thursday mornings. There are five other moms and their babies in our class. Two others are about your age and the other three are a little older. It's really fun to get some quality one on one time with you and to have a place to ask all of those questions that seem to come up (even when raising your second baby). Of course, all of these activities brought your first sickness. Jax came down with a cold after the first week of preschool. You caught it too, but thankfully you only got a little bit of a stuffy nose!

Thank you for another amazing month!

Happy two months, sweetheart!

Love, Mom

Monday, September 8, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Week 7

August 31 - September 6, 2014


August 31 (43|365): observation


September 1 (44|365): the unofficial last day of summer (I feel the same way buddy)


September 2 (45|365): in daddy's shoes


September 3 (46|365): siblings


September 4 (47|365): curls


September 5 (48|365): "I picked this for you, mommy."


September 6 (49|365): at last

Continue the circle and check out Allyson's beautiful black and white photographs!