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Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 months of baby love

 

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We have had one crazy {wonderful} week around here!

Houston turned 8 weeks old last Monday {the day his new friend, Wyatt, came into the world!} and then yesterday, officially celebrated his 2 month birthday.

 

He wasn’t much into our 2 month photo shoot, unless laying like a knot on a log counts for being “into it”. So I asked him to give mommy a smile:

 

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I got attitude instead!

I guess if he won’t smile, sticking his tongue out may be the next best thing.


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For his 2 month birthday, we got him the bestest gift of all. The gift of immunity to polio, rotavirus, hepatitis A,B&C, tetanus, diptheria, pertussis…

The poor boy got 3 shots in those tiny little thighs for his big birthday. How’s that for a mean mommy?! :(

 

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The appointment actually went better than I expected. I nursed him ASAP after the shots were over and he barely had time to cry before they were already forgotten. Nick was in Atlanta for business and I was extremely thankful to have my mom with me to help keep a brave front. Houston slept most the day after that with a couple crying spells and a not.so.great night of sleep after. I was just relieved for no allergic reactions or fever – THANK GOD!

 

His 2 month stats from the appointment:

Height: 22 1/4 in (10-25 percentile)

Weight: 11 lbs 5.5 oz (25-50 percentile)

Head: 15 3/4 in (75-90 percentile)

 

In other words: still a small fry with a big pumpkin head ;)

Our little guy can still wear some of his newborn clothing and is now big enough to wear most of his 0-3 month without them swallowing him whole anymore. He is smiling up a storm these days and tracking our every move with those big gorgeous eyes. He’s also holding his head up pretty great these days too – soon we’ll be throwing that boy on our hip to tote him around and will finally be able to use the other arm when carrying him – hallelujah!

 

As I mentioned before, we braved 4 days and 3 nights without daddy here {survived with the help of H’s Mimmie!} We missed our daddy terribly but are so proud of the award he brought back from Atlanta. He has such a wonderful work ethic and still comes home to take care of us both after a long day {and commute}with a sweet disposition. We could not ask for a better husband or father!♥

 

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Today we’re attempting the “baby in a pumpkin” shot with high hopes and low expectations – ha! I have little confidence that we will get a shot that he’s not crying in, but even that adorable sad face would be worth it.

{Worth it to me – I’m not sure how Houston actually feels about that!}

Sneak peek sans babe, hoping to share the final shots with you tomorrow:

 

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Lastly, in addition to turning 2 months old, my little guy decided to roll over from tummy to back 3 times on Thursday.

My baby is growing up.

*tear*

I happened to catch one of those rolls on the camera on my iPhone but I:

1.) Filmed it sideways on accident.

2.) Moved and shook the camera so much you’ll feel like you’re watching The Blair Witch Project.

3.) Talked obnoxious baby talk the whole way through and ended the video with my mom and I whooping up a storm for this amazing display of gymnastic ability.

 

That being said: Enjoy! ;)

 

13 comments:

  1. Happy 2 Months to Houston and Happy 2 months of being a momma to you!!!!

    Can't wait to see the pumpkin pictures!!

    Love love the new blog look!!!!

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  2. I am just so proud of you for keeping up with the nursing. It's difficult, and valuable, and not always supported by our communities. Take a minute, if you have one, and congratulate yourself. Seriously. It's easier out here in Northern California, where everyone's a hippie of one sort or another, so I really do admire you.

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  3. Houston is so cute! Can't wait to see the pumpkin pics. Thanks so much for the tip on the EC planners. I have one and wanted to get one for my sister and daughter for Christmas...you helped me out with that!

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  4. your baby is adorable! they do grow up too fast! my son is already 18 months old and I can't believe it! new follower www.diesunddas33.blogspot.com

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  5. I am loving the new blog look and more frequent updates :) I'm glad Houston is doing so well. It's hard to believe it's already been two months since his birth! Congrats to Nick on his award, too!

    Melissa

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  6. Can't wait to see the pics! I bet they will be adorable!

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  7. Love your blog... have followed for quite awhile and have no idea how I stumbled across it. Thank you so much for sharing the info about the family planners. I have been drooling over them but couldn't justify the cost! Hope the pumpkin shoot goes well. We tortured our girls by putting them in antique crocks! At least pumpkins are softer! LOL

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  8. Aw, this video was precious! Happy 2 months, Houston!

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  9. AHHHH..THAT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY..SO SWEET...I REMEMBER "THE FIRSTS"..AND SECONDS :) WITH MINE TOO...YOU WILL BE SOOO THANKFUL FOR DOCUMENTING ALL THIS ESPECIALLY AS HE GROWS AND YOU MAYBE ADD MORE TO YOUR ALREADY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY..I SILL LOOK BACK AT PICS OF MY OLDEST SON (HE'S 7) AND I HAVE PICS OF ME STICKING THAT POOR CHILD IN A BASKET FULL OF EASTER EGGS..HE'S SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF NO DOUBT..I JUST FINISHED READING A POST A GIRL DID WHERE SHE DID THE PUMPKIN PIC..I THINK IT WILL TURN OUT GREAT..LOVED YOUR MONOGRAMMED PUMPKIN..I MAY HAVE TO DO THAT NEXT YEAR..THANKS FOR SHARING :)

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  10. Just wanted to stop by and say that I am SO glad I stumbled upon your blog. You and your fam are so adorable and fun to read about. Not to mention it's really easy to remember your URL because my boyfriend's name is Robert. Too perfect. I will definitely be stopping by more often :)

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  11. He's getting so big! Happy 2 months, Houston!
    I hope your pumpkin shoot went well. Ours did, but my baby didn't last too long!

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  12. Aw, I can't believe how fast he's growing up! I also can't believe your freakin aDORable accent in the video - haha! It's like a whole new side of you that just doesn't come through in pictures and text! :)

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I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)