April 3, 2013

Baby Updates

I am still playing the catch-up game.
So this post is going to be a bit of a cluster.
A LONG cluster.
That's right.
You've been warned.

Christmas with a little one was fun.
I was so excited to shower him with gifts and presents and love.
But I soon realized that morning that he wasn't the one opening all of his presents.
It was me.
Brian made fun of me because I basically undid everything that morning that I stayed up all night doing,
but I would do again in an instant.

Even if that makes me silly.
I didn't have to produce a show Christmas morning so it was great to spend the time with my family.
The biggest development in William's 2nd month of life was his facial expressions.
It seemed every time I turned around he was crackin' some strange face.
I'm glad a caught a few of these gems for history's sake.

Oh and another thing we got in month two were CHEEKS!
I mean come ON... it doesn't get much better than that.
He is now lovingly called "baby cheeks" by my co-workers.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Will's 2 Month stats:

Weight - 14lbs 3oz - 95th %ile
Height - 23.5in - 73rd %ile
Head - 39cm - 25th %ile
So basically - tall, fat and little tiny head.

In January we took a trip up to Idaho to visit Brian's relatives.
Both his mom and dad grew up in Idaho so he has quite a bit of family there.
I had never met his dad's mom,
(she was too sick to come down for our wedding)
so we decided it was time to drop in for a visit.
It was a lot of fun being with his family.
Amazing how I just fit in like they've always been my own.

On our way home we stopped by Pocatello to drop in on THE Jake Taylor.
Love him and so proud of him moving up in his career - from Pocatello to McAllen, TX.

Also, we discovered we have an Albino child.
But he's a really cute Albino child.

 THIS guy came home and little Will is totally infatuated with him.
Uncle Jon is possibly the best uncle around.
(It's cuz he's still a kid a heart!) 

The biggest event in February was Will's blessing.
He was blessed by his father on exactly his 3-month birthday.
It was a big day for the entire family as my brother delivered his homecoming talk
and my dad celebrated a birthday that same day.

We were also excited to have Brian's parents in town.
We love it when we get to see them!

And of course - Will's emotions continued to expand.
By now, he's totally MASTERED the adorable look, don't you agree?

Also, what kind of first-time parents would we be if we didn't have our cameras constantly in his face?
Here is a compilation of my attempts to catch William's most adorable moments so far.
Just so you know -
I sifted through HOURS of iPhone footage to bring you this condensed version.
Just kidding.
But really -
be grateful I didn't post it all.
Of course, my attempt is nothing compared to this little vignette that my very talented husband whipped together while watching William one afternoon as I slept.
Too cute.

 The funny faces continued in March.
It's so fun to watch the newborn saggy skin disappear and get replaced by this chubby, round, happy baby boy face.
Now if only that hair would grow faster...

 Will and I started a new competition titled "Fat Face Friday."
So far - he's winning.

 He started doing several new things this month.
He blows raspberries.
He reads books.
He sings himself to sleep.
He sleeps in his own bed.
In his own room.
And he grabs on to everything!

 In other news, I've stopped wearing earrings.

 Will's 4 Month Stats:
 Weight - 16lbs 14oz - 80th %ile
Height - 26.25in - 85th %ile
Head - 43cm - 20th %ile

And if you didn't get enough this post...
 How cute is my child?
Competitive mom much?
Oh yeah...

Love much,
Mama Beth