Bailey is my oldest sister’s middle daughter. She is the sweetest thing, and such a little mama. She loves my boys so darn big that I can’t even stand it. Every time I have seen her (which is a heck of a lot of times. I’m talking hundreds) since Jackson was born she has wanted to pick him up and hold him and carry him around. This love and fascination with babies has carried over to Wyatt now, too. And I am happy to say that she still wants to carry Jack around too ;). These boys are so lucky to have such a sweet and loving cousin to grow up with. She is a special little mama.
Three months has gone by far too quickly! You are no longer considered a newborn, and have graduated into the infant stage, marked by your chubby cheeks, thigh rolls, and general alertness now. You continue to be very smiley and sweet, and so easy on us. I cannot even believe how easily we transitioned into a family of four, and it is all thanks to you and your pleasant demeanor.
You continue to sleep through the night (thank you!), waking only every few days in the early morning hours. Most nights you will go to bed around 8:00, and sleep until I dream feed you around 10:30. You then settle back into sleep until around 5:30-6:00 AM, which is when I need to be up feeding you and getting us all ready for me to go to work anyway, so it feels like I am sleeping full nights, which is awesome at only 3 months in!
February was a big month for you! You have become so much more scheduled, and sadly, I transitioned you into sleeping in your crib this past month, which was harder on me than on you or anyone else. You also began visiting Grandma & Grandpa (and school!) 3 days per week while Mommy + Daddy go to work. I am still considering myself so incredibly lucky to have a couple of work days at home with you and your brother each week as well.
You are so animated and interactive these days, constantly stomping on the piano at the end of your activity mat, squealing at me, daddy & Jackson (he is obsessed with you - he affectionately calls you “bro bro” and is always helping with caring for you and playing with you and constantly says that he loves you “so much!!!”), and you are so flipping close to laughing, and sometimes almost let that giggles escape. I think you will be laughing regularly within days. You are also ridiculously close to rolling over (both from back to belly + belly to back) and get angry when you cant make it happen.
You continue to be the biggest and most wonderful gift. We all love you so much baby bro bro!
Top Photo: Jackson 12 Weeks | Bottom Photo: Wyatt 12 Weeks
I think it is safe to say that these two are related. These two guys are looking way more alike than they were in my 6 week comparison. I showed this comparison to my baby daddy and his friend this evening and they both thought it was the same baby. Of course I can see differences between the two - Jackson was chubbier, his nose was more square, while Wyatt’s is rounded at the end, but for the most part they are the same. Same hairline, same blue eyes, same cute lips.
Their personalities are quite different already, though. Wyatt is so laid back and easy going. He doesn’t require anything more than to be fed and played with every now and then. Jackson was all attention all the time (he still kind of is). Wyatt sleeps all night and puts himself down for naps, while Jackson was up constantly, as a baby should be. Jackson didn’t like being swaddled or worn, while Wyatt seems to love the comfort that comes from being secure and close to me. Jackson has pretty much be a doer since day one and it seems that Wyatt might just be a little more reserved.
And though their personalities couldn’t be more opposite, we sure are lucky to be blessed with these cute looks twice.
At only two years old, Jackson knows how to be a mama manipulator. This morning I was getting a little frustrated because he was dragging his feet about getting ready and we were starting to run a little late. I told him to sit on the stairs so I could put his shoes on. He reached out and grabbed my neck for a hug and then this:
Jackson: I love you SO much Mommy!!!
Me: Awww, I love you too baby!
Jackson: That makes you so happy mom!
Me: It does make me very happy that you love me!
Jackson: Yes, it makes you not be angry at me anymore when I say this!
…He’s right. I mean I wasnt angry with him, but just getting (apparantly visibly) flustered about having to go back to work today (worst ever. E-V-E-R.) and missing them and trying to get both of them ready and out the door. Anyhow, he knows exactly what buttons to push haha!
Happy Valentine’s Day from my little cherubs!
While I am dying to share the photos I took of the boys in some cute V-Day gear, I am going to try to hold off until actual Valentine’s Day…if I can resist ;). In the meantime, I wanted to share Jackson’s Classroom Valentine’s for his party at school tomorrow. On the top are his valentines for this year, and the bottom photo are last year’s valentines.
I ordered both from Minted, and first saw them last valentine’s day on Melissa’s blog. They are about 2 in x 3 in and are the most adorable, high quality valentine’s ever in the world. Also, I have to give a big shout out to my friend Ali Caudill for the beautiful (as always!) photos that are used on BOTH cards. Seriously, if you are in the DC Metro area and looking for a photographer, she is your girl.
*Note that I have not been compensated or urged to post these rave reviews in any way by Minted or Ali. I just love the tiny valentine’s so much, and I love Ali and her beautiful self even more.
Jackson knows that its very important to wear safety goggles every time he works with his “tools.” He also knows that its sometimes necessary to wear them when not working with tools. I literally can’t ever stop laughing at how they distort his face. It’s been cracking me up for two years straight. Pretty much daily.
Happiest baby ever is back at it again this afternoon! My cousin asked if I am spiking his milk with sunbeams, which accurately describes his general demeanor :). I am not in possession of any secret smile-inducing ingredient to spike his food with, though I do think such a thing would come in handy on grumpy days. We visited the pediatrician yesterday and Wyatt weighed in at almost 14 lbs, as I suspected. He also grew TWO WHOLE inches in the last 4 weeks. He is much smaller than his big brother was at this age, though still not on the small end of the baby -spectrum either ;). He is hanging around the 77th-80th percentiles on all charts.
We are off to North Carolina for the weekend to let Wyatt meet his great-grandparents and a lot of aunts, uncles, & cousins. Jackson has been talking all week about how excited he is to “go see Grandma Eva on Friday!” I am also looking forward to eating alot of biscuitville, which is probably one of my most favorite NC activities.
Have a good weekend friends!
We’re currently paying a visit to our most favorite barber, Long Sleeve Steve. Jackson loves a good haircut, but apparently wasn’t quite comfortable with the idea of scissors this time….
"MOMMY!! He using scissors on my head!! …scissors are for PAPER. Scissors not for my head!!!"
You are two months old today! In keeping with tradition - I literally can’t even believe that you have been here for two months already, but I sure am glad that you are. The past month, you have been a complete and total dream baby. You don’t ask for much, and being that your big brother is a lot to handle these days, I am really grateful to you for that. You sleep for the entire night from 10:30 PM until 4:30 or 5:30 AM. I can’t even believe that you sleep so well, and every time I tell someone just how well rested we all are, I think that I certainly have jinxed us, yet, you still continue to sleep each night. You are also a champion eater, and have put on some serious weight, if I had to guess, I would say you are about 13-14 lbs. right now (to be confirmed by your pediatrician this thursday - will update). You continue to flirt with everyone you meet and are very charming to all of us, including your big brother. He loves having you here so much, and likes to hold you and play with you every single day. I am so happy about this, and cannot wait to watch you guys grow and be the greatest friends.
You are still the smiliest baby of all time, and this month you have really started smiling in response to our voices, and have the ability to get whatever you want with a simple smile. I am worried that I might lose my battle against eating you if you keep up your adorable ways ;). This month has really been wonderful, and I still can’t believe we get to have two of the most good-natured babies possible. I feel like we hit the lottery twice now, thanks to you :)