Sunday, February 20, 2011


Before prayer time last night, we reminded Colby to bless Baby Parker. During the prayer he did, and mom, and dad, and the kitties, and Grandma Mitchell's house, and Grandma and Papa Smith, and... Ho Ho Santa. Dad and I were trying not to giggle. I am guessing he's just trying to get a headstart on Christmas presents this year.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

An Update

I just wanted to give an update on our little guy.
He is two months old now, and still super teeny. He is wearing newborn clothes and barely had made it into size 1 diapers.

We went for his 2 mo appointment this week at the pediatrician, where he got five vaccines. He's been super grumpy from those now, but other than that he's looking fine.

He weighs 8 lb 10 oz and is 21 inches long, making him 1% in both weight and height. He's so little!

Since he passed the swallow study we've been trying to get him to breastfeed (mom's been pumping since he was born) and he is doing great! Its really hard to teach a child to give up the bottle, so he's pretty amazing.

He is not sleeping very much and his acid reflux is getting worse.

He has one more appointment with the occupational therapist, but other than that he is done!

So pretty much, he's just a normal little baby now, just with a battery pack generator. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bedtime Stories

This is Dad reading bedtime stories. Colby doesn't want to go to sleep, can ya tell? He has way too much energy right now!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Colby, five things I just ADORE about you
1. Your sweet, kind, and helpful nature. You are never mean. You are always willing to help your parents. You share toys. And you are so generous with your hugs.
2. When I tell you "I love you" you ALWAYS say "I love you more!" And that this always leads to a discussion on cuteness. "You're cute!" "No, you're cute!" "Well, you're so cute!" "You're TOO cute!"
3. You are turning into such a rough and tumble boy lately. You're always flying just like Buzz Lightyear.
4. You are so determined to learn. Today you asked me how to spell Skeleton, and then kept reciting it all day after I wrote it down for you.
5. You are the best big brother. I couldn't get an alone picture of you, because you insisted that Baby Parker be in the picture too. You are so adorable with him, you work all the time to calm him down. He loves you, and so do I.


Parker, Five things I love about you

1. I love that you are so happy in the mornings. It makes 7 am a LOT more bearable.

2. You are so teeny, but with such a big personality. You know exactly what you want and aren't afraid to holler until you get it.

3. You are bored of your mommy, but when you see your older brother your face just lights up.

4. You just discovered your tongue, and when you are happy you always stick it out at me. It makes me giggle.

5. When I kiss your little feet, you curl your little toes around my lips.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Boys

I have so many posts to catch up on, but I thought I'd just add a picture real quick. I love it when Parker's just one of the boys, even when he's sleeping. Love all these boys so much!

The Colbster and His Daddy

Colby just adores his Daddy. The moment he gets home, Colby runs for the door shouting DADDY'S HOME!!! and jumps into his arms. And then, its as much wrestling and playing that dad can handle. Colby's always so full of smiles when his daddy comes home!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

First Bath

Because Parker's incision hasn't been closing quite right, we couldn't do an actual bath for him until he was six weeks old. We've discovered he HATES sponge baths. I was interested to see how he'd do in an actual bathtub, so when I got the ok we tried it.

Man my son can pout!

(why are you doing this to me, Mom???)

And then, I started sprinkling him with water. He immediately calmed down and started to enjoy himself. It became a spa experience for him!

And then he provided the fountain.