Thursday, July 5, 2012

happenings from instagram

we haven't had too much going on around these parts here lately. mike is on vacation right now so we're enjoying a nice, laid-back staycation! it's been too hot most days to take noah out and about so we've been laying pretty low just relaxing at home. we did go to grants farm today with my mom and niece, grace early this morning before it got too hot. i'll be back with a post & photos of that soon!

Monday, July 2, 2012

custard & meltdowns

mike, noah & i decided to head up to kirkwood one day last week to escape our small apartment and get some fresh air & of course custard. the heat here in missouri is getting a little bit ridiculous so a cold, sweet treat was just what the doctor ordered! i also used noah's baby carrier for the first time out and about on that day & he loved being able to face forward and people watch. he was totally content [until he was overly tired as seen in the photo below and started having a mini-meltdown, poor little guy]

kirkwood is one of our favorite little hangout spots. them amtrak station is right in the middle of the little downtown area & mike loves to railfan so it's right up his alley. i love walking around downtown & visiting the farmers market so it's a win-win for us! & baby noah just loves going wherever we take him :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

three months old

noah at three months:

  • we don't know your height & weight right now because you don't have a three month appointment with the pediatrician. but i can tell you've gotten so much bigger just by holding you & looking at photos from last month, you're growing so fast!

  • you are such a happy little baby, you're always smiling! as soon as i walk to your bassinet when you wake up and tell you goodmorning you're smiling & cooing. you even still smile in your sleep :)

  • you started sleeping through the night this month! that first night you slept for 9.5 hours, i was so worried when i woke up and it had been that long without you making a peep! you were just fine though, fast asleep :)

  • i wore you in your little baby carrier for the first time this month. we went to kirkwood to the custard station and the farmers market. you absolutely love being able to face forward and look around! you looked adorable in your little sunhat as well hehe

  • you're so much more attentive now, you love to sit on our laps and stare & babble at us. your favorite noises to make are "ooooo", "aaaagoooo" and you've also started to make this little squeek when you get excited, it's so cute!

  • you still haven't discovered your feet but your hands make it into your mouth whenever you have the chance, you love sucking on your fingers.

    baby boy, you light up our life. i don't know what we did before you arrived, everything is that much more exciting with you here. we love you so, so much.

  • Monday, June 18, 2012

    happenings from instagram

    noah & mommy storytime, naptime with mr. caterpillar, strolling with mommy & daddy, gracies gymnastics recital, watching nemo with daddy, daddys fathers day gift [the leaves are noah's handprints!], blue skies as far as the eye can see, happy boy diaper change, silly girl

    follow along on instagram at: the places we will go

    Sunday, June 17, 2012

    first father's day

    my sweet husband became a first time daddy just over three months ago. before we had noah he seemed slightly nervous about things like holding him and changing his diaper. i think to his amazement the role of "daddy" fit like a glove. he was the first one to change noah's diaper after the emergency c-section that neither of us anticipated. he also snuggled our sweet baby like an old pro each day and night that we spent in the hospital & everyday after.

    sweetheart, thank you for taking care of me and baby noah. you work so hard for us so that i am able to stay home and care for him. you are a blessing in our lives each and everyday and i am so thankful for you. i love sitting with you and making "a-goo" & "ooooooo" noises at noah, hoping like crazy that he'll make them back (it's beyond adorable when he does!) and thank you for giving me much needed sleep at night when you can by taking the late shift, we both appreciate when i feel sane haha

    i look forward to so many more years with you. and many more experiences like the ones that we share everyday with noah, they're all so special. from the seemingly mundane to the awesome and exciting times when he does something he's never done before. i wouldn't want to be on this beautiful journey with anyone but you. i love you. 

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

    two months old

    noah at two months:

  • 10 pounds 12 ounces

  • 22.75 inches long

  • 20th percentile for weight

  • 36th percentile for height

  • you LOVE to stand on our knees and bounce & jump up and down! it is so precious, you get so excited! hehe

  • you're making more and more new noises all the time right now you do, "ooooo" and you just stared going "laaaa"!

  • you're still such a snuggle bug, you love to be cuddled up close and lay your head on mommy & daddys shoulder

  • you're starting to smile back at us when we smile at you, it's not all the time but it's becoming more often

  • you really start to smile when mommy & daddy tickle you under your chin and make funny noises while doing so :)

  • we let you sleep on your tummy during the day in your bassinet (i know, big no, no) but only when we're sitting right next to you and you've recently started sleeping with your little bottom up in the air, it's so adorable!

  • you've developed colic within the last month and it's so sad to watch you cry and scream out when all i can do is hold you but not make you feel better. hopefully your pediatrician is right and it will disappear by the time you're four months old. it's such a helpless thing.

    it's so fun to see noah's personality developing little bits at a time. even from just last month he is already so much more vibrant and excitable! he is the sweetest little guy! i love our quiet time together when we just rock in the chair and snuggle. and when he'll start kicking his legs so i hold him on my knees and let him bounce & jump. it's also been so wonderful to see mike as a daddy, it's amazing to see love in action. we're truly blessed beyond measure. 
  • Thursday, May 10, 2012

    piggies in the grass

    mike, noah & i decided to head up to kirkwood last week to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and visit our favorite little custard stand. i crave their peanut butter & brownie or peanut butter & cookie dough literally all fall and winter long! missouri weather here lately has been so warm, it feels more like summer than spring. we love being able to take noah outside and let him feel the warm breeze & on this day put his piggies in the grass for the very first time!



    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    one month old

    noah at one month:

  • 7 pounds 14 ounces

  • 21 inches long

  • 6th percentile for his weight

  • 25th percentile for his height

  • is getting so good at holding his head up for longer and longer periods of time

  • is staring to make eye contact for brief periods of time, acknowledging us

  • smiling so much more

  • you really like to swing, you usually fall asleep within 5 to 10 minutes of being put in it

  • sleeping for 3 to 3.5 hours between feeding and eating about 4 ounces each time

  • loves to snuggle and sway or be bounced and be sung to, you seem to really calm down to "amazing grace" if you're upset

    sometimes it's still so crazy to think that i'm a mommy. mike and i had to try for what i felt like was quite a while to have noah and even when we finally found out we were expecting it was so hard to believe it was true. i'll never take any of this for granted. motherhood has truly been the most beautiful & rewarding time of my life, sleep deprivation and all. i want to cherish every moment with my sweet baby boy, bottle it up, keep it close. he wont be this tiny forever, i tear up even thinking about it. but, there is so, so much to look forward to, so much more over the horizon. i'm looking forward to a life time of adventures with my sweet little guy.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012

    the three musketeers

    mike went back to work tonight from his four week paternity leave after noah was born. i'd be lying if i said i wasn't the tiniest bit nervous being home alone, especially overnight while mike is at work and i'm  all by myself with noah. most of all though i grew so accustomed to the three of us being together day in and day out these past few weeks that now i'm so sad that it's just noah and i while mike is off at work.

    on a lighter note, noah had his one month check up at the pediatricians office today. he weighed in at 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. our little guy is growing so fast! he also had to get his second hepatitis b shot and only cried a little bit, mommy gave him snuggles right after :)

    being a mommy is by far the most exciting adventure i've ever been on. the days are pretty routine right now since noah still pretty much sleeps in between his every three hour feedings. huge highlights are when we get smiles from him, it seems like there are more and more each day. he also just became big enough to really start enjoying his swing, he's usually out like a light within five or ten minutes of being buckled in. i feel so blessed to have such a happy & sweet baby boy and amazing husband.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    hello, baby!

    welcome to the world sweet baby noah!

    born: march 15, 2012
    weight: 5 pounds 6 ounces
    length: 19 inches long