Sunday, August 29, 2010

Two little wonders

Two little wonders that make me smile and melt my heart....












Monday, August 23, 2010

Two Months!

Two months old already? Wow! I know everyone says that time just seems to fly by, and I really think once you have children that expression comes to light even more! This past month has been just as wonderful as the first. Here are a few things I will want to remember about our precious Reese Elizabeth:

Stats:
Height: 22 inches (35%)
Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz (13%)

Fun fact...Ashton was 9 lbs 6 oz at this age so they are right on track with each other as of now.

Some "firsts"
-spit bubbles....you started blowing these around 6 weeks old and have only progressed in how often and how many of them you make
-sleep: take about two naps on average during the day for about 45 min to an hour and a half; go to bed around 8-8:30 and sleep for about 4 1/2 hrs then eat, go back down for another 3-4 hrs and sometimes go back down for an extra hour cat nap (this last hour is when you usually snuggle with mommy, which I love!)
-eating: around 9 times a day, just last week I introduced you to a little bit of formula...you are a great nurser but since I will be going back to work soon I am going to need to supplement some since I probably wont be able to pump as much as you would need...at each feeding you are taking about 3-4 oz
-Cooing....you have really started to babble and coo and a slight giggle can be heard occassionally
-Smiling! You smile for Ashton more than anyone else....and yes, he still loves and adores you and likes to say "Hey Reesy Peesy Peesy!" and wants to give you kisses...occassionally he will even ask to hold you
-You LOVE your mobile in your bed...you will stare at it for up to 30 minutes which is so great for Mom and Dad!
-Clothes...you are still in newborn diapers but when I am running short size 1 will due even though newborns still fit the best, but you are out of newborn clothes and into 0-3 months which I want you to stay in forever!
-Love the heat! If you are fussy you still love to go outside and let the sun beat down on you and warm you right up (just like Ashton did!)
-You went swimming for the first time and loved it so much, probably because you love to take a bath and that felt like a big bath to you...nice and warm

That is it for now. Reese you are such a joy and blessing in our lives and we feel so blessed to be your parents. We can't wait to watch you grow more, just not too fast!






Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I Scream, You Scream...

...We all scream for ICE CREAM! Today was a great day! Reese turned six weeks old which just goes to show how fast time really does fly, but we also got to venture out to Brenham, Texas which is home of the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory. I remember going Blue Bell a few times as a child and I want Ashton and Reese to also have those memories. My mom and I packed up the kids and drove out there this morning and went on the tour. Reese was awesome, and slept the whole drive out, along with the entire tour and didn't wake up until she was hungry which was about 10 minutes after the tour had ended. If you have ever been to the Blue Bell Factory then you will be happy to know the tour hasn't changed. They still start it with a five minute movie and then you get to see the factory. Ashton loved the tour and seeing the machines work and the pictures of cows on the walls. He was not very happy about the movie which makes me think it will still be a while before he is ready to go to an hour and a half show, but he loved the room which showed all of the frozen treats and flavors that Blue Bell makes. He just kept saying "I want ice cream. I want ice cream." We ended the tour with the high-light of his day, a large portion of vanilla ice cream (he isn't one for trying new things) at 10 AM...nice way to start the day I would say. For the rest of the day I got to hang out with both of my kids and really enjoyed it but was happy to see their daddy walk in a little after five. Hopefully this will be just one of a few great childhood memories to come! (One other note...Ashton was fascinated by the bronze statue of this little girl and thought she really needed a hug, so sweet!)