Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2 Months

2 Months Stats:

Weight: 12 lbs, 10 oz, 55th percentile
Length: 23.4 inches, 65th percentile
Head Circ: 16.3, 96th percentile (!!!!)

I guess I didn't even realize he had such a huge head!!! But now that I'm looking at pictures I guess it really does look big...

This little guy is what our little family revolves around. The boys are always hugging and kissing on him. As far as sleeping, he's so hit and miss. One night he'll only wake up once or twice and then the next he'll be back to every two hours. Randomly last night he was up from 1- 4 am just wide awake, looking around. He still likes to be held and takes little cat naps but is doing better sleeping for longer stretches in his car seat during the day. He smiles and coos and melts our hearts!

Guess this head does look pretty big.... ;)

We sure love our grandparents! They help us out so much in so many ways. My Allen grandparents met me in Salt Lake yesterday so I could do a quick pass off for my CPR certification. It only took 20 minutes and I didn't want to have to find a baby sitter and drop the kids off. It worked out so perfectly since the building was right across the street from a park. My grandma sat in the car and held Benson while my grandpa watched the older boys play on the playground. So perfect and easy! I just appreciate living close to family so much.

These boys, Dade and Austin Westfall (Heath and Rebekah's boys) are so sweet to my boys. Even though they're older, after swimming they'll come get Ty and Levi and play with them. Austin will help me get all the boys to the car and is just the sweetest kid. It's so fun seeing my kids play with the kids' of people I grew up with. Definitely brings home the childhood memories and the strong friendships small town kids have. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Benson's birth announcements :)

Levi's Itty Bitty Basketball pictures- it's really fun watching him do these itty bitty camps. He gets SO into it and thinks he's a 'real' basketball player. 

TJ and I finished up a round of Whole30. This was my second time and TJ's first. I was shocked at how much easier it was this second time around, plus it was much more fun to do it with someone. TJ and I cooked some way good meals- some which I know we'll want to make again even not being on whole30. This is what most of our meals looked like. Since I was doing it with TJ I made a lot more meals whereas last time I think I snacked more. Eating full meals made it much easier and I enjoyed it more. The only thing that I've really missed is bread. I didn't loose as much weight as I hoped I would, only 7 lbs, but I definitely lost a lot of inches and went down two pant sizes. It's hard when I have so much more to go but it's definitely a good start. TJ lost 9 lbs! The best part is that I can wear my wedding ring again!! Yahoo!!!

Can you tell Benson is child #4?
Poor guy is always having his bottle propped!! I pump 4 times a day and nurse him at night. It helps so much always having one bottle ahead and makes it so I can do two things at once. I never go far and always have my eye on him so it works. It works because this little guy is kind of a needy baby!! He always wants to be held and has to be rocked to sleep throughout the day unless he's in his carseat. He is getting better but I've just decided I don't have easy babies. And I'm okay with that! :) Sure love this little guy!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Marvel Universe Live

TJ took the three older boys to the Marvel Universe Live production in downtown SLC- they had a BLAST and TJ actually said he really enjoyed it too. I guess it was quite the production complete with all the superheroes riding motorcycles, doing stunts and a whole storyline with a lot of the bad guys. They even got popcorn there- whoa! Big deal! It was a fun little date they got to go on with TJ since I found discount tickets. I was going to keep Shad home but he wanted to go so bad and TJ wanted to take him so he ended up going. TJ said he was really glad he took him because he was in heaven being with the older boys and sat perfect on TJ's lap the entire time. He wore his Iron Man costume the next day- he LOVES Iron Man! Ty and Levi both said that it was the best day EVER!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Beaudeddi's Visit

Devin and Teddi were in Utah this past week for a wedding and it was so fun to spend time with them and meet Gigi! We were lucky enough to watch Beau all day long one day during the wedding and it was SO fun! She was perfect and the boys just doted on her. It was adorable. She just went right along with us during everything and she was happy as can be. At swimming lessons she wanted to get it and kept trying to take off her pants ;) She loved holding hands with Ty and Levi when they walked. It was fun to imagine what our life might be like with a little girl in it someday! ;)
Saturday night we met up with all the Logan people for dinner at Brick Oven and fun to have all the little kids together! 
Benson and Gigi are 9 days apart- so cute together!