Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Boston weekend!

This past weekend Weston and I flew to Boston for a quick trip. We got there on Friday night and on Saturday I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend Emily.  I was so happy with how it all came together!  We decorated with purple and ivory (her wedding colors) and had ice cream sundaes for our "main course". Weston got to meet some of my extended family and friends at the shower and will meet the rest of my "Northern" family when we head back for the wedding.  We flew back Monday morning to reunite with big brother and Daddy!  Weston did great on the plane which I'm so thankful for because in just 3 weeks I'll be flying back to Boston for the wedding but this time I'll have both boys in tow!  Here are some pictures from the weekend:

White Farms ice cream...the BEST!

This girl is so special to me...and our boys are just 5 weeks apart!
My sweet cousin Samantha helping Emily open her gifts

Post shower bonding for Connor and Weston at the pool
Ava loves her little cousin!  She wanted to "hold' him all the time

Weston obviously enjoying his Bubs preaching :)

Thank goodness for Facetime!!  I missed this little boy so much but glad I could "see" him when we talked!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Weston- 2 months

Measurements: It's safe to say that Weston is a big boy! He is 14 lbs 2 oz (Hudson was 12 lbs 14 oz at 2 months) and 23.8 inches long (Hudson was 23). That's 81st percentile for height and85th  percentile for weight. No wonder my arms are tired all the time from my boy who loves to be held! He has outgrown his 0-3 month clothes and is comfortable in 3 months or 3-6 month clothes.

Eats:  Weston is nursing every 2-3 hours and gets very few bottles although that will change when I start working a bit more. When he does get a bottle it takes a few minutes for him to figure out how to drink it. His bottles are usually 4-5 ounces and it's hit or miss whether he will finish it.  We aren't really on a schedule as to when he eats yet, I'm still just nursing on demand.

Sleeps:  Weston is a good sleeper although we aren't on a nap schedule yet. But, being on a schedule would probably require us to be home a bit more than we are.  It's so hard to stay home with a 2 year old that loves to be out of the house. But, I am noticing more "routine" to his sleeping so I'm sure he will fall into a schedule soon. He sleeps well at night, usually with one 6-7 hour stretch.  I put him to bed around 8pm and he's usually up once or twice before getting up around 6:30 or so. 

Milestones:  Weston started smiling this month which is such a sweet milestone! He also is rolling from his tummy to his back if he's propped up on his elbows.  But, he doesn't really like being on his tummy so we don't work on this much :)

Likes:  Weston likes to be held...all the time.  This can get pretty tiring for Momma but I try to remind myself that soon enough he won't want to be held so I should treasure these moments!  He still likes the swing sometimes but he has to be pretty content to begin with, or asleep.  

Dislikes:  My littlest man does not like his carseat but usually falls asleep within a few minutes. Sadly, he isn't a big fan of the stroller either but again, it usually puts him to sleep. 

Big brother update: Hudson loves his little brother!  But he can be rough at times without meaning to. His hugs can turn into choke holds! He doesn't like when Weston cries and will try to calm him down by giving him the paci. Speaking of pacis, we are still trying to get rid of Hudsons. He only uses it at night or nap (although if we let him he would want it all the time). Right now it's not worth the trouble to get rid of it for sleep purposes! While Hudson still has moments of jealousy over his little brother, he is sweet most of the time and it's so sweet to see the two of them together!