Monday, July 18, 2011

Kyeson Speaks

Kyeson: So, my mom laid me on the floor because she wants to take some pictures of me. Lame.

Do I look amused? I am not amused. How would you like it if someone laid you on the floor and you didn't want to be there and couldn't do anything about it? Yeah, not fun.

Shoot. I should have smiled at the darn camera. Now I'm on my stomach? Seriously mom, this is not fun. Turn me back over and I promise I will smile at the camera for you.

No? Well, I'll show you! Look at this! Yeah, yeah, I can lift my head. But you think I am just going to sit here and let you take pictures of me? Oh no, I don't think so.

Watch this. I just do this instead.


Haha! I can roll over! I guess you can't just make me to whatever you want. So.There.


Update: Kyeson can roll over from his front to his back! He has done it a couple of times now, crazy kid. He is also smiling a ton these days - which I LOVE! He has been smiling for a few weeks now, I think he was around 3 weeks when he first smiled, but now he is really doing it in response to me or Steve talking to him. It's the cutest thing ever. He also had a 1 month appointment this last week and is now 9lbs 9ozs and has grown a whole inch to be 21 1/2 inches long. He wore his last newborn diaper today :( and is officially in size 1 diapers now. Growing like a weed and as cute as ever.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Best Outfit Ever

I don't buy clothes for newborns. If they fit into newborn sized outfits, they wear them for a couple of weeks and then the clothes get packed away. Kyeson has mostly been living in clothes that were gifted to us, handed down to us, or that I found at garage sales before he was born.

HOWEVER. There is one exception. I do get them a new outfit for coming home from the hospital. I actually picked up two outfits for Kye because I didn't know what the weather would be like mid-June, one had shorts and a short sleeved shirt and this was the other one:

This is actually the one he wore home because it was not a sweltering summery day when we came home from the hospital, we haven't had many of those yet this year.

It's so great. It has little guitars all over it and it is the perfect combination of colors. Really, these, and different shades of these colors, are my favorite colors ever. Kye is quickly outgrowing this outfit. This is one of the final weeks he will wear it - and that makes me totally bummed. I love this sleeper so much that I am considering going and getting it in the next size up so that he can still wear it. Silly, I know, but I am not ready to pack this one away forever.

I equally love the other outfit that I got, the short sleeved one with shorts. It has been his best going out outfit, but I don't have a picture of him in it yet (which is crazy). I might have to pick them both up. That's silly, I know, but I am allowed to do silly things with my last baby. Right?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

4 Weeks Already!

Kyeson is 4 weeks old today already, (though technically not a month old until Tuesday)!!! Wow, that went by really fast. It kind of feels like he just got here, but at the same time I am definitely feeling like I have not slept through the night in the last month or so :) Babies grow so fast. So bittersweet.

This is what I know about Kye already. He is a really great baby. And I'm not just saying that because he's my baby. I have never really liked having newborns/infants because my first two were so difficult. They were little people that cried a lot, had to be held all the time, and had to be bounced to sleep every nap and bedtime. It was so much work.

Kyeson is so much easier! I knew it was going to be much easier with him when one of the first few days we were at home I was able to lay him down while he was still awake and he went to sleep all on his own. I was so excited. He also takes a pacifier, something other certain people never did. He will also just hang out on the floor and play all by himself! Well, not really play yet, but hang out and look at the world.

I try to have him be awake for an hour or so after he eats, but he does not like to be awake during the afternoon. He wakes up every 3-4 hours around the clock to eat (which means that he gets up usually twice a night). Besides getting up twice a night, he sleeps great the rest of the night, but he also sleeps great during the afternoon. :) He is like this lazy bum who refuses to be awake in the afternoon. If I try to keep him awake he is not happy - at all. Since he is so good at going to sleep without much work, it's also really hard to keep him awake if he doesn't want to be.

Lazy bum examples.

Steve trying to make fun of Kyeson...except he couldn't really keep a straight face.

And this is one of the times I've tried laying him on the floor to wake him up and change his diaper, and this is what he does instead. Rolls onto his side and goes back to sleep. P.S. and look how wrinkled his knee is, it's the cutest thing ever!

Like I said, lazy bum.

This first month with Kye has been so great. Our family feels so complete to me now.

Friday, July 8, 2011

She's 3 and it's so great!

Berlin: I don't know when Christmas and that other day are.

Me: What other day?

Berlin: The other day.

Me: Easter?

Berlin: Yeah!...No.

Me: The 4th of July?

Berlin:, no...Let me 'fink.


Berlin: I don't know when costume day is!

Me: You mean Halloween?

Berlin: Yeah, Halloween!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cutest Thing Ever

Berlin has finally started coloring. She was always interested in coloring before, but it would last all of 5 minutes or so. She would climb up to the table, scribble on a piece of paper or a picture, and then climb down. It just wasn't something she was interested in, not enough going on to keep her involved. Overnight, a few months ago, Berlin started really coloring.

It's the cutest thing ever. Once she started really coloring she could color within the lines right away. The funny thing is that she will pick one color to color the entire picture. So she will sit there and color each little part of the picture, not going outside any of the lines, but the entire picture will be blue or whatever color she picks. She has recently started branching out a little bit and the other day colored a picture that had three colors on it.

The best thing about it is that she concentrates so hard that she really doesn't know what else is going on. Example, yesterday she was coloring and I put a cookie on the table next to her and she didn't even notice. Once I pointed out that there was a cookie there she didn't even eat it - not until she was done coloring. Talk about concentration. One time my friend Becky and I decided to see if we could distract her so we talked about all sorts of things that Berlin might be interested in, but I literally think she didn't even hear us. And she will color like this for a long time, even up to an hour.

She has even started drawing a little bit. Her people look like potatoes with legs and arms poking out of every direction, even the top of the head. It's funny and so cute.

And she chews on the side of her mouth, just like I do, except she is way cuter when she does it :)