Showing posts with label Weekly Photo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weekly Photo. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

25 weeks...

The five month comb-over had to come to an end. I wish his eczema would go with it!
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo, chalkboard print, weekly onesie
He looks older and not so baby-like. I was torn about the whole thing. It was Sunday morning before church and I was tired of the old man look so I chopped it - three inches off the top! (Bennett was almost a year and a half when he got his first haircut - and even then, he didn't have much to cut off)

We've introduced peas into his diet and he doesn't seem to mind them. He's a big boy and has outgrown his 3-6 month clothing. He babbles and babbles, loves the sound of his voice. Still swaddled to sleep - I'm confident by the time he goes to kindergarten we'll have him weened!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

24 weeks...

Life with Fingerprints: 24 weeks, weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints
In fear that he was withering away to nothing, we started him on solids! Okay really- I'm just hoping for a longer stretch of sleep through the night. He's eating rice cereal and he's tolerating it like a champ. Babies trying foods for the first few times are funny. They're unsure if the texture is a good thing or a bad thing and Cannon's eyes are exceptionally expressive.

I tried getting him to sleep without the woombie and that ended in a boy without a nap. We're not going to stop the swaddle quite yet! He's decided the pacifier isn't his thing and cries anytime I put it near his mouth. Not sure how I feel about that but it beats having to make sure we always have a pacifier with us.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

23 weeks...

I'll kiss this frog prince any chance I get! Life with Fingerprints: 23 weeks, weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints We're starting to get a handle on his skin issues but I have a feeling the hot dry summer won't be good to us! When I hold him without his clothes on he breaks out horribly - something in the oils of my skin does not work well with his skin. We use special lotion that doesn't smell. So I get him out of the tub and I just want to lather him with baby lotion and snuggle his brains out- we don't do either! I miss that sweet baby smell!

He has a new love for the Baby Einstein videos. They kind of drive me batty but he likes them. We've started feeding him baby oatmeal and he's taking it like a champ. Here's to hoping I can catch a few more zzzz's at night when he has a full belly!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

22 weeks...

Look who's five months old...and he's got skills... Life with Fingerprints; Baby weekly photo, chalkboard baby prints Drooling skills, screaming skills, spitting up skills...he's the the master! He's more aware of his surroundings and notices when we leave him in a room alone and of course he cries. He's fighting sleep more and more which makes daytime naps few and far between. He takes the pacifier occasionally but he's not attached to it like our first two kids were. Toys are becoming a little more interesting but not quite entertaining. He still sleeps in the woombie and with a sound machine. Diapers must not be fitting as well these days because we seem to be having issues in the poop department. He's going through a lot of clothing! He no longer enjoys the swing which is one thing we can remove from the living room and pack away!

He giggles and smiles and it makes grateful for a healthy strong baby.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

21 weeks...

Kiss me...I'm Irish a baby.  photo 20140311-DSC_1375-Edit.jpg He's found his legs and he loves to stand. He loves his hands; in his mouth, in his eyes and most importantly scratching his forehead. It's warming up nicely and his legs and arms that have been covered since birth are finally seeing some daylight. Who doesn't love some chubby baby thighs? He's losing some hair in the back and the sides are pretty thin so he's rockin' the combover. A haircut is in his near future. He's still waking up during the night to feed but it's getting later and later and I'm hoping once we introduce solids we'll be done with night time feedings...a tired mom can dream, right?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

20 weeks...

This guy had his first sleepover this week! Life with Fingerprints: Baby weekly photo Steve and I had a hiking/camping overnighter sans children. I haven't spent a night without Cannon and I almost backed out three times the day we were supposed to leave. I was stressing. I knew they were in good hands with my sister-in-law and their family, yet it didn't change my nerves. Steve reminded me that I need to be able to leave him in a a couple weeks while we attend a wedding and this was just a practice run.

Luckily- the practice run went well. I did dream that a baby was crying a good portion of the night and I had to keep remembering to pump milk. From what we were told - Cannon did well and had plenty of loving arms taking care of him - including Steve's brother who watched sports center with him in the wee hours of the morning (bonding time). He came back to us in one piece and I didn't have a breakdown. Wins all around!

But boy was I happy to have him back with me - middle of the night feeding and all.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

19 weeks...

Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo This guy's eczema is awful right now. His face has patches covering it and he's constantly scratching which results in a face that looks like he's been in a fight. We put socks on his hands to minimize the damage, but then he just sucks on the socks and rubs the wet sock all over his face - also not great for his eczema. The doctor recognized just how bad it was and gave us a prescription cream but of course it can't go anywhere near his face...lame.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

18 weeks...

Amid all the building and sawdust - this guy turned 4 months old:  photo 20140211-DSC_0585-Edit.jpg He's a whopping 15.5 pounds and 26 inches long. He's a solid boy for sure. He's proven he can roll from front to back and back to front although doesn't do it all the time. He likes to put weight on his legs and is just starting to enjoy the exersaucer. We're working on his eczema and we often put socks on his hands because he scratches his face relentlessly.

He has a lot to say lately and he loves to babble. He often has a death grip on my hair and is starting to hang on to things and put them in his mouth.

His hair is starting to calm down and doesn't stand straight up - he's starting to lose some in the back and it's really noticable when you have dark hair.

He's content. He's happy. We're happy that he's happy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

17 weeks...

Life with Fingerprints: Weekly Baby Photo After several nights of interrupted sleep, it felt really good to sleep through the night the last two nights. He continues to roll and when Hallie first saw him do it, you would've thought it was Christmas she was so excited for him and she talked sweet excited baby talk to him for at least 15 minutes. He drools like crazy and if I didn't know better I'd think he was cutting teeth. He likes the bumbo chair and now that it's out, I have three kids constantly trying to sit in it themselves. Baby toys are so fun!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

16 weeks...

No, we did not go skiing this week...the olympics are here! Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo This week sleep was minimal for this guy and I'm exhausted because of it. And although he was a little cranky at times, he was still smiling. He's getting stronger which means he's trying to pull houdini moves to get out of his woombie. He's now swaddled and then the woombie and he's sleeping much better because of it. (He has a bad case of flailing arms)

He's starting to hold on to toys and moves them towards his mouth. He drops them, we replace it in his hand and it goes back towards the mouth. He loves bath time and he spits up enough he gets a lot of baths! We go to the doctor next week but my arms are telling me he's gaining weight without any concern!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

15 weeks...

Life with Fingerprints: 15 weeks, weekly baby photo This guy rolled over this week. I put him on his back on the floor next to kitchen as I finished up dinner. Hallie and Hunter were upstairs and Mr. B was in the kitchen with me. Cannon was not happy that he was left alone with no one to talk to and started to cry. I tried my best to rush through the final preparations for dinner so I could scoop him up. After just a few minutes I started to hear a muffled cry. I looked to the living room and saw him on his stomach tucking his head down as he cried. I was so excited, I ran to him and got down on his level and started cheering for him. He instantly stopped crying and gave me the biggest gummy smile around. Rolling over - that's a game changer!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

14 weeks...

Yes - he's that awesome.  photo 20140128-DSC_0139-Edit-Edit.jpg He coos and giggles and gives me smiles all the time. His siblings love him to pieces. I picked him up out of the crib the other day and it hit me just how big he was. He no longer looks little in the crib. He's starting to fill the space. Not to mention every time I pick him up I'm again reminded - he's gaining weight nicely.

He's starting to slow in the eating department and seems to be going longer in between feedings. He's holding his head up like a champ and doesn't mind the tummy time. He grabs his hair often and we find him scratching his scalp and forehead with his little hands. Unfortunately he's got his mother's (and brother) skin issues and and we're doing our best to control it. His scalp is really quite awful looking - eczema can be quite painful. They kept telling us Mr. B would grow out of it, almost three years in, it's still as prevalent as his infant days. Cannon is on the same road. I know those are my bad genes passed on to them, poor guys.

Aside from his irritated skin, life is sweet - it's good to be 14 weeks!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

13 weeks...

Just when we thought his hair couldn't get more volume: Life With Fingerprints: Weekly Photo He's three months old today and he's definitely grown out of the newborn stage. I just pulled out the 3-6 months clothes and even some of those are already a little snug on him. He's got one long torso.

He loves the swing - loves the woombie - and has mastered the pacifier. He gives me 8-9 hour stretches at night and I love him for that. Unless he's overly tired, he's content and happy. We avoid giving him tummy time on the floor because Bennett can't seem to enter the room without falling on top of him or stepping on his leg or arm. He's still sleeping in a port-a-crib in the laundry room; we still haven't kicked Bennett out of the crib. One day - maybe 9 months from now, but we'll move him eventually.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

12 weeks...

Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo He's turning into Mr. Smiles and tosses them around willingly. He's pretty happy most of the time and we love that about him. Mr. B has become more dangerous to him as of lately and we're trying to figure out how to keep them out of the same room for at least the next...oh, I don't know...2 years!? Bennett tried picking him up by his head, almost stepped on him, accidentally sat on him and intentionally hit him in the stomach and that's under supervision. Its a wonder how any 4th child makes it to their first birthday.

Hunter grows more fond of him every day and I often catch glimpses of what life will be like when they're older. If Hunter sees he doesn't have a blanket over him, he'll find one to cover him. If he's crying, Hunter will try to put the pacifier in and sings softly to him. If Bennett is around, Hunter acts as a barricade. And Hunter requests kisses for Cannon every single night. He really adores him and it's so fun to watch.

I love that Cannon is becoming more interactive. He's starting to recognize me and my voice and often stares at me intently. It's my favorite look. He can be in his carseat with a lot of people around him with a lot going on and when I enter the picture he gives me the stare. I love the little rewards. It almost makes up for all the wardrobe changes due to his spit up! Almost.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

11 weeks...

He's 13 1/2 pounds and 24 inches long - and he spent a lot of time in the arms of his father this week soaking up the bowl games! Life with Fingerprints: 11 Weeks baby photo He's got night sleeping down and he's mastering cute looks and cooing. He also loves the swing - the first of our children to truly embrace the swing. Life is good.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

10 weeks...

He knows how to party...and bring in a new year!  photo 20131231-DSC_9067-Edit.jpg He's smiling and cooing and making everyone flock to his luscious hair. Everyone has to touch his hair - strangers touch his hair. It's so fine and rabbit-like that it warrants every dirty hand to touch it!

Cannon met an aunt and uncle as well as some cousins this week - and they adore him. Steve's sister Julie has a special love for babies and it's kick to watch her talk to him. She's so animated and fun and she has gained the title of baby whisperer.

We have family visiting (my nieces wedding is this week) which means we have thrown every schedule and routine out the window so we could enjoy more family time. Cannon's sleep has been erratic at best and he's had more than a couple angry moments - he's really screaming, "will someone please just put me in my bed and let me wake up on my own!?"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

9 weeks...Merry Christmas...

Life is good and we had a fantastic Christmas - and our little man is 9 weeks old.

He played the role of baby Jesus in our family nativity and he nailed it!  photo 20131224-DSC_8710-Edit.jpg He's still sleeping at night like a champ and struggling to take consistent naps during the day. His hair still hasn't fallen out and it's longer than ever. He's starting to smile and the kids giggle in delight when he smiles at them. He joined us on our anniversary dinner and went to his first restaurant; P.F. Changs. I'm not sure how much he weighs but he's put on some weight and is quickly growing out of his 0-3 months clothes. He loves to be swaddled (woombie) for bed and sleeps best with a sound machine.

He loves all the attention he's getting from us and all the family. There's is always someone who wants a little Cannon snuggle!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

8 weeks...

All is calm, all is bright. Life with Fingerprints: 8 weeks baby photo Cannon is a champ. Seriously, he is the best baby we've had and we're loving every minute of him.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

7 weeks...

What can we say...sometimes he's just an angry elf...a south pole elf.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

6 weeks...

Our little turkey isn't so little!  photo 20131203-DSC_7925-Edit.jpg He slept through most of the Thanksgiving festivities and for that we were all happy - both Steve and I were able to enjoy a dinner, sitting down at a table which hasn't happened in a while!
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