Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Blog!

Our new blog is up!!!

Check it out!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

First trip to the Zoo

On Monday Parker and I met up with his cousins for a day at the zoo.

We saw all kinds of animals as they too seemed to be out enjoying the sunshine.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Four Months!!!

12lbs 11ozs (25%)
24.5 inches long (50%)
16 inch head diameter (25%)

Bottle Time...

Parker took a bottle the day he was born, and for the five days following because we had to give him formula to help clear his jaundice. Because Parker is breastfed, after those initial days we gave him a bottle once a week or so. I found I had to pump 1-3 times to get enough for one feeding, and when he was eating every two hours it didn't leave a lot of time to pump. Due to the infrequency of bottles, it became increasingly difficult for him to take one. About 6 weeks ago, knowing I would be going back to work and Parker would be in some sort of daycare, he would have to take a bottle. So started the search for the right nipple for the big guy. 7 nipples later, we found the right one, but the battle was not over yet. He still was not too keen on eating from a bottle and would put up quite a fuss. I thank the Lord that he blessed me with patience because it was required to get where we are today. After about a month of a bottle a day (we started with only getting down a half an ounce!) Parker will latch to a bottle like a pro. Once en and I could successfully feed him a bottle without fussing, it was time for someone else to try. So, this weekend both Grampa and Mimi fed the big guy a bottle. It was so great to see! Now this means Ben and I can finally both leave Parker without having to worry about his feedings...I see a date night in our near future!!!

Hoppy Easter!!!

Happy Easter! Our Easter started with brunch at Salty's in Seattle with Ben's mom, sister, Jason and Jason's family. After brunch we headed over to Ben's moms house to open our Easter baskets. The three of us then went over to Ben's dads to sit and soak up some beautiful sunrays. I can't remember the last time we had an Easter in the 60's!!! We then drove out to my parents for Easter dinner. All in all in was an absolutely gorgeous day paired with lots of family time. Best Easter I can remember!!!

Parker fell asleep playing with his new hedgehog - apparently chasing Easter bunnies is exhausting!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mini photo shoot

I've had my camera out these past few days giving Parker a mini photo shoot, here are the results :)