Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Family of 4


Our latest family of 4 photo

(Amazingly enough we are all dressed, smiling, looking at the camera, clean, and happy. These shots may be few and far between with boys 16.5 months apart...treasure this one)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lawson at 1 Month

Here's some Lawson photos from the past few weeks:

Hanging out in the sunshine in the office
All squeaky clean and pajama-ed
"Brothers don't shake hands--Brothers gotta hug!"
The littlest man on his one month birthday
At one month, Lawson is a pretty easy-going fellow. He is just waking up once at night and has been for a while. His longest stretches have been from 10:30 at night to 4:30 and then a morning wake-up at 7:30/7:45 AM. He is definitely "getting it" that he should sleep a long time at night and hopefully we aren't too far away from making it through the whole night. He has been great at going back to sleep in the middle of the night after eating and I am thankful for that! Overall, his night sleeping has been very similar to Nathan.

Lawson is starting to try and talk to us with some ohs and coos. He's even ventured into trying out a few smiles. He is certainly MUCH chunkier than Nathan ever was, so I'm having to figure out what to do with rolls and creases! I have been blessed with another sweet happy baby boy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

4th of July

We spent the 4th with two little firecrackers...


Nathan enjoyed the sparklers
Dad had fun showing Nathan how to have a good 4th!

Lawson just slept while the sparklers were going. I almost filed a complaint because of everyone in our neighborhood shooting off fireworks! Low sleep for the mama plus two sleeping boys means DONT WAKE US UP PEOPLE! We survived all the snap, crackle, and pops of the evening (thankfully)! Happy birthday America!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Lawson at 2 weeks

Well, he's three weeks now, but here's how his 2 week Dr. visit went...oh the life of a second child a day late and a dollar short on the updates...

Height: 21 in (75%)
Weight: 9 lbs 12.5 oz (60%)
Head Circumference: 15 in (75%)

He is nice and juicy butterball! He has really put on the weight since he was born at 8 lbs 7 oz. Over a lb in only two weeks! He is now definitely over 10 lbs and busting out of his newborn attire. He has already long passed the newborn diapers (which were beginning to look like a speedo on him before he was 2 weeks old!)

He is eating well and fast! He is a gulper for sure which makes him take in much more air than he needs to and then he is a slow burper. This is a bad combo. Too much air and no burp means large spit-up, so I have to work and work to get those burps out. He seems to be getting a little better with giving up the burp, probably because of all the "burping prayers" I've prayed!

Speaking of prayers, there have been a lot of simple "Lord help us" prayers being said at our house. For all kinds of simple things. But, I know we serve a God of all who delights in helping his children even with things that may sound trivial. No task that he has called us to is trivial and laboring through in prayer is a fight worth fighting.

We are thankful for our sweet Lawson James!