Sunday, January 22, 2012

Random

The monthly cousins pictures- our husbands just roll their eyes now and don't say anything when we get them together with our cameras and do whatever it takes to make them smile (or at least look the same direction).
The one on the far right seriously needs a mom who takes care of him and keeps him clean. He looks like an orphan.
Getting loves from his Abuelita
Ty and Trey hangin out with their sippy cups.
January 2012: Parker- 4 months, Brock- 9 months, Levi- 6 months

Ty wearing part of his new suit from Aunt Jordy!! Thanks Jordy-poo!! I couldn't get him to take a picture without holding or playing with something- that's explains the Tylenol bottle and syringe.

Not wanting to take cute matchy-matchy pictures together.
Yum! Cheerios in yogurt! So good it puts you to sleep...

How Levi takes awesome naps now!! Yes, it looks like I am smuggling him but no, I am not. He likes totally darkness, like his momma. His breathing hole is there between the blanket and burp cloth- ha!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Basement Fun



The boys LOVE the swing my mom got them for Christmas. TJ swings them (well, just Ty really, I won't let him do that to Lev) soooo high in our (12 ft) basement- they just laugh and squeal so loud! It's pretty fun to watch. :) This bottom picture was right before Ty got clocked in the head with it- he's still working on learning his visual perception and distances. I think this was a good lesson, haha. Gotta admit, Teej and I couldn't help but laugh.... we're such great parents. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

6 Months




6 Months Stats:
Weight- 17 lbs, 7 oz, 50% percentile
Height- 27 1/2 inches long, 75% percentile
Head- 43.7 cm, 50% percentile

Last week Levi turned 6 months! My little baby isn't so little anymore! At 6 months he has mastered sitting up and no longer requires pillows placed all around him. He loves any type of baby food fruits but does not like any vegetables- at all!! He is very smiley and is starting to thin out since he only gained a little over a pound in 2 months. He was really sick about a week or so ago and lost some weight then (he was having massive diarrhea with blood in his stools, fevers, cough and congestion and throwing up- I was so worried! He ended up having an ear infection on top of that too- poor baby. That is how we spent our New Years! Fun stuff.).
He wears 9 month and 12 month clothes. He loves his momma and only wants her at times. He looooves to nurse and often won't take a bottle very well when I'm at work and makes me nervous and stressed. He loves Ty and to play with (pull) his hair. Still easy going personality. Loves to take baths and splash lots. Just the sweetest boy and loves to cuddle!!! Another favorite of his is to suck on his two big toes, especially at the same time! Haha, pretty comical. He also loves to arch his back backwards and look at everyone and all his surroundings upside down. He wears size 2 diapers but really needs size 3 and often has a couple blow outs several times a week. :) (I have a big supply of size 2 and refuse to buy more until those are gone, haha).
That basically sums up our little Lev!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Please Pray for Baby Bauer!

My sister-in-law, Ginger, had my nephew Parker on Sept. 9th of this year. Their really good friends, Kelsie and Cade, had their little boy, Bauer, on the same exact day in the same exact hospital, just a few doors down! It was so fun for them to experience all of this at the exact same time. I've never met Kelsie, Cade or Baby Bauer but my heart is breaking for them and I just can't stop thinking about them. I feel like I have to do something to help them so this is my way of trying to help: asking for your prayers.
Bauer is 4 months old and had his first chemo/radiation treatment yesterday. In a matter of a few days he was diagnosed with cancer and their world has turned upside down with unknowns and any parent's absolute worst nightmare.
Ginger told me he has what's called Neuroblastoma, which is a malignant tumor that develops from nerve tissue and occurs in infants and children. (Here's a link with more info if interested, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002381/).
The information on this link states that the cause of the tumor is unknown, it is commonly diagnosed in children under age 5, and occurs in 1 out of 100,000 children. :(
I'm not sure what his prognosis is but I know the power of prayer and putting our faith and trust in Heavenly Father.
Please keep this family in your prayers!!! Thanks!

Bauer on the left and Parker, my nephew, on the right
Cade, Kelsie and Baby Bauer

Friday, January 6, 2012

Genetics

You'd be making this face too if you had to deal with these eyebrows your whole life.

Levi escaped and got the Wengert eyebrows. :)

I'm just worried our girls will get them one day....how young can you wax babies' eyebrows?? Just kidding!!
Ty has discovered the hanging diaper holder on the side of Lev's crib....This has now become a daily task of his.