Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

3 Months

Dear Corbin,

You are officially a baby and not a newborn.  And to type that is bittersweet.  When I look at pictures from 3 months ago I can't believe you will never be that itty-bitty again.  However, when I'm enjoy YOU as you are now, I'm thrilled with who you've become.

You are the happiest little baby ever!!  You are so smily and giggly it is addicting to play with you.  You seem to be very social, like your big brother.  You are a great eater and are weighing in at about 15 lbs!  Big boy!  You've flown your fist international flight and met both sets of grandparents and all of your cousins.

You still sleep a ton.  But as I remember, that is the life until babies are down to one nap, right?  You sometimes like to fight sleep and trick us by acting super happy and then screaming within the same minute.  Who can blame you?  There is so much fun going on with your big brother in this house!

I hate to post this again, but it's kind of on the short list of what you are doing these days...you are a gassy boy.  Even after cutting dairy, you are just gassy.  Not nearly as bad and you aren't in pain.  But you do just toot constantly.  I'm afraid you are going to take after your uncles.  Once again, I'm thankful God prepared me for boys by having some crazy brothers.

**ADDED Sunday, November 18, 2012:
As I'm wearing you in the Baby Bjorn, I'm reminded of the major progress we've made since our first night together in the hospital up the road.  You are really on a little routine these days.

Wake around 8:00 (give or take :30min).
Morning: Eat, Play Sleep.  Once or twice through, depending on nap length.

1:00 (give or take :30 min).  Wrap you in your swaddle for a big nap with brother. Wake around 3-4:30.

Afternoon:  Depending on the length of your big nap, either just eat, play, bathe and to bed by 6:30.  OR eat, play and mini nap, bathe, bed by 6:30.

6:30 (give or take :30 min) bed.  And this can mean eat then go straight to sleep.  Or eat, sleep, stir/request food off and on for the next 2 hours.

I LOVE routine!!  I know they change.  But I just love having an idea as to why you may be fussy.  It's usually because you are ready to move on to sleeping or eating.  So nice to have a way to communicate with you!

While on the topic of communication, you have a new cry.  Imagine a child fake crying.  That is what you do.  I know it's not a fake, but it's a new version of the sound you know how to make.  And this is your warning whine.  When you do this, it means you are ready for bed.  Thank you!

Your head strength is amazing now!  You love to look all around from the baby bjorn or do some tummy time in front of the mirror.  You love that baby in the mirror!

And finally, while I'm rocking you or wearing you, if you are ready to nod off, you simply turn your head toward me so that your face is covered and call it quits.  I'm guessing you like it super dark.

See, we do know more about you thank I previously thought!!


Here are your 3 month pictures!  We love you so much!

Mommy, Daddy, Carter and Lucy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Had to Share..

I've just uploaded our pictures from the past month and decided these four couldn't wait.

Corbin sleeps a TON.  But in the little time he's awake, he's so happy!!
(Unless he's tired again.  Ha!)

So glad I caught this.

I LOVE this boy!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brotherly Love

I have lots to blog about but life is crazy.  However, I did not want to forget what happened today.

At the mall, while shopping for a birthday party gift, we made a pit stop at the pet store.  You can't pass the pet store without taking a look, right?  I was wearing Corbin in the Baby Bjorn.  Carter was running from pet to pet.  When he got to the lizards/dragons he needed me to lift him up.  So I one-armed him up on my hip.  While he was staring at all of the lizards/dragons I notice that Corbin was staring up at his big brother, smiling, and laughing!!!  He was so excited that his big brother was joining him on Mommy!  It was the sweetest thing!!

I really think this was the first time he noticed Carter and seemed happy about it.  I think he really knew that was his brother!