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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

16 weeks...

Its way too hot for anything but a onesie for this guy. Nursing under a blanket has become uncomfortable and sweaty. And he needs sunscreen just to travel in the car. Welcome summer. You came with vengeance!

He's generally our happy camper - not sure what his deal was today but he spent the majority of the day crying. He didn't want to be held. He didn't want to sleep. He didn't like the pacifier. We all have those days where our skin just doesn't fit right. Today was that day for him. Here's to hoping he got it out of his system and he can be our happy cooing baby tomorrow.
Weekly baby photo

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

15 weeks...

We went from warm to scorching in no time flat. Is it time to head to Idaho yet??

With our warm weather, this guy rarely wears pants. Or shorts. Or bottoms of any type. The summer would be much more enjoyable for me if it was socially acceptable for me to go without bottoms!

Briggs has decided napping is for the weak and he only manages 20 minutes or so when his eyes are so heavy he can't help but close them. But he makes sure to keep it short - he doesn't like missing out on things.

The kids fight over who sits next to him in the car - even though they know that the seat comes with responsibilities like playing peek-a-boo and fixing any pacifier issues. Bennett takes the role seriously and is probably the best at keeping him entertained.

He knows me and I love it. He knows my voice. He knows my face. Nothing sweeter.

Weekly baby photo project

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

14 weeks...

Last weekend this guy was the best sport ever as he tagged along to Steve and my romantic getaway...to youth conference. :)

I was really not looking forward to taking him with us, but we're kind of attached and come as a package deal at this point! Just the thought of having to keep him happy when he wouldn't be on his nap schedule and then feed him every three hours when I was in full costume was daunting. To ease some anxiety, we rented a room at a nearby RV park instead of tent camping. (great move on our part - for the baby's sake but probably more so for Steve and myself!)

The first day he was awesome and I thought it might be a fluke - but three days in all and he was a rockstar. He was in the stroller some of the time, he laid in a baby bean bag for a bit, we carried him and there were plenty of people willing to hold him. Because he was so good, Steve and I were both able to participate the entire time which we didn't expect. (We had plan b, c and d if A didn't work out!)

Saturday night when we returned home he flipped a switch and he was no longer our happy camper and it took some time to recover. The mountain air was obviously good to him.

Baby weekly photo project

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

13 weeks...

We spent the holiday weekend with lots of family and this little guy was passed from aunt, to uncle, to cousin and back again. It was a rude awakening yesterday when he wasn't held the majority of the time he was awake!

He's three months old and just as lovely as ever. I find myself saying, "I love you so much I want to eat your cheeks." I heard Hallie this morning repeating the same phrase - he's lucky his cheeks are still in tact!

He loves bathtime.

We're keeping his eczema at bay with a magical steroid oil. I just wish it worked as well on Bennett and Cannon.

He sleeps for 8-9 hours at night, eats and goes back to sleep fairly consistently.

We took him on his first road trip - only three hours each way - and as expected he cried a decent amount. And crying is always harder to deal with in the small space of a car.

He's relatively happy - but once he gets worked up - it takes a while to calm him down.

He sleeps swaddled and by the time I get him in the morning he's escaped his tight cocoon.

He's still in 0-3 clothing but he's on the brink of transitioning to the next size. He's not so little anymore!

 Weekly Baby Photo Project

Sunday, May 29, 2016

12 weeks...

Can you imagine wanting food and not being able to satisfy the hunger yourself? So the only way in which you can let people know you're hungry is to gnaw on your hands repeatedly. Doesn't sound so great, does it. Being a baby is a tough gig.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

11 weeks...

I'm not sure who was more bummed he couldn't join the boys on their campout this weekend; Briggs or me. I have grand visions, three years down the road, of all the boys taking off on a weekend camping adventure while Hallie and I enjoy some much deserved girl time! We're outnumbered!

Briggys boy is happy and smiley most of the time. He strongly objects to being in the car and his high pitch scream while in the car is changing some of our summer road trip plans!
Weekly Baby Photo

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10 weeks...

We found out my sister is having a baby boy in October - which means there will be 10 boys in a row on my side. Luckily the four outnumbered girls in the family were all born at the same time.

I'm excited Briggs will have a little friend in the family to wrestle with. He's pretty excited about it too as you can see.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

9 weeks...

Has it really been two months since I was lying in the hospital giving birth?!

He's 9 weeks old and just starting to give us some smiles. He weighed in this week at 11.1 lbs. Definitely one of our smaller children. He sleeps one 6-7 hour stretch at night and it is glorious. His clogged tear duct continually leaves his eye red and full of goop. Pretty sure every one of our kids has experienced this. He's still not a huge fan of the swing, but he tried out the bumbo seat for the first time and he was content for a length of time. He looked ridiculously old sitting in that thing. Little man is growing up.

He had a big day on Sunday when Steve blessed him in our church, surrounded by so many family and friends (more on that to come). It was beautiful.

He was a third wheel to a weekend of family wedding events and he handled it like a champ. He was passed around and loved on by everyone around him. Fortunately, he hasn't entered the "stranger danger" phase - but I anticipate it happening shortly.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

8 weeks...

I took this photo last week and I'm just getting around to posting it. We had a whirlwind of a weekend with family in town for a wedding and we were busy little bees.

This guy is not wanting to give up his smiles. Perhaps he's saving them for a rainy day or more likely he's yet to find us funny. I can see he's on the brink, but he's just holding out. Instead he looks at us as if we have horns and he wrinkles his brow in confusion. He has definitely been our most serious baby but it won't last. We're a house full of comedians and jokesters. He's bound to crack soon.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

7 weeks...

We made it a week with Steve out of town - me and 5 kids - and we survived. Luckily, this guy was a gem. He slept relatively well, woke up minimally at night and went right back to sleep. Hallie stepped up and was at my side asking what she could do to help all the time. And she's at an age where she is really helpful and she loves to help - give her a couple more years and friends will be far more interesting. She held Briggs, cleaned up the kitchen, changed diapers, put Cannon to bed. She's in training mode for when she's old enough to babysit!

Briggs is still spitting up - the doctor is not concerned because he's gaining weight quickly and he doesn't appear to be uncomfortable. But it makes for a very smelly kid. He is loving bath time, even when I have to clean dry milk from under his neck! His eczema really hit a new height this week but we're getting it under control - at least for now.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

6 weeks...

He's got baby acne in full force and even some eczema creeping in. No fun. Pimple baby or not - we still smother him with kisses.
weekly baby photo

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5 weeks...

He's 5 weeks and has gained over two and a half pounds since we were discharged from the hospital. All the spitting up and he's still gaining weight like a champ.

This week we've made huge strides in the sleeping department. He's sleeping better at night and is consistently falling asleep after feedings. This makes for a more rested and happy momma!

He sleeps best swaddled and I haven't even pulled out the woombie yet!

He tolerates all the love and attention with grace. He's a patient baby and we love him for that!

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

4 weeks...

I keep hoping that one week older will mean a little more sleep at night...hasn't been the case yet, but I can hope for next week, right?!

We pulled out the swing this week - he doesn't hate it, he doesn't love it. He's lukewarm on the idea.

He does however like his carseat.

He experienced his first Easter - he slept through most of it. He woke up just in time to be completely uninterested in the fact that I was putting him in his basket for the group picture.

He spits up a lot. A lot. I keep playing the what-did-I-eat-that-might-upset-him game and after removing everything questionable I'm convinced he's just a kid that spits up. We'll deal with it - although baby's are much more irresistible when then smell like a baby, not sour spit up.

He sleeps like a dream when you're holding him - the minute you put him down he wakes up. We're going to need to work on that!
Weekly Baby Photos

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3 weeks...

He sleeps during the day - he wants snuggles in the middle of the night. Do you blame the kid? I take the late night shift - Steve's got morning duty. We're making it work. We're hoping he starts to figure out his days and nights.

Dealing with a newborn is complete trial and error. We make a hypothesis as to why he's not sleeping. We alter his environment some how and see if it did any good. Positive results = repeat actions. He wants to sleep without being bundled. Maybe we should bundle him with one arm out. Lets try a full swaddle. Turn on the sound machine. Turn off the sound machine. Turn off the lights before it's time to put him to bed. Try putting him to bed earlier. Don't give him the pacifier to go to bed. Maybe he still has a burp he's working to get out.

It's a complete guessing game when they're this young even when we've gone through this five times!

All the while Briggs is thinking - I'll sleep, I just want to be snuggled while I sleep. Is that too much to ask?
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly Baby photo, 3 weeks

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2 weeks...

He eats. He sleeps. He sleeps. Repeat.

I'm not sure we've had such a quiet baby before. He cried for 2 1/2 hours right after he was born and he had one more episode while we were in the hospital and we haven't really heard him cry since. It's amazing.

He loves the pacifier which is part of why he doesn't cry a whole lot.

He sleeps well. Better during the day than at night but we're working to change that. I've got the coveted midnight to 2am shift - then he typically settles back down and sleeps a good amount which gives me some rest.

His older sister adores him. She loves to hold him and is always willing to help.

He spits up a lot - after every feeding. (All my kids have been that way!) We go through a lot of burp cloths.

He enjoys long walks on the...road. I'm sure he would enjoy them at the beach as well. Really anywhere for that matter, he enjoys the stroller and we try to go walking most nights.

He's mastered being a 2 week-old baby.
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly Baby photo, 2 weeks

Thursday, March 10, 2016

1 week...

It's hard to believe we've been a family of seven for seven days. Luckily, my mom has been around to help us out while we get back up and running. Or walking briskly. Look, I'll take even walking at this point! The recovery after each kid gets just a little harder each time - part of it is my body, part of it is having the other kids to take care of. But we're making it work and everyone is adjusting well.

I introduce - Briggsy Boy - as his siblings lovingly refer to him as. With one week under our belt - he's by far the easiest newborn of our five kids. Don't worry, there's plenty of time for him to lose rank! He doesn't cry. He eats well. He sleeps well.

Of course once my mom leaves, it'll all change and I'll wonder where my peaceful baby went. But for now, we're enjoying it.
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly Baby photo, 1 week

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Most interesting baby...

It's funny to think that our fourth child might be the most documented baby to date in our family. I laugh when people have seen some of his pictures and they say, "Just wait until you have another, you won't have time for things like this." I blow their mind when I tell them he's the fourth child. I'm having far more fun with these pictures finished than I ever imagined!

We've dubbed him the most interesting baby in the world...


See all his photos here.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Photo Wrap Up...

A week ago Tuesday, I set up the studio lights for the last shoot of Cannon's weekly photos. Part of me was relieved that I didn't have to come up with another chalk drawing (some days when the creative juices weren't flowing it was really hard!) Part of me was surprised that I made it 52 weeks. And of course part of me was sad because he's one years old and we were done with this chapter. My Tuesdays are now looking surprisingly empty!

Check out the video of his weekly photos here.
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly Photo Collage; chalkboard art

I can't decide which is my favorite, I love them all for one reason or another. But I really like weeks 37-40 - perhaps just a fun stage he was in. What's your favorite?

Get a closer look at the weekly photos here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

52 weeks...

We made it. 52 weeks. Every Tuesday. Making sure I had clean white onesies. Setting up studio lights. Coming up with chalk drawings...we made it.
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints, weekly onesie
He's just as smiley as ever and his four tooth grin makes my day. He's crawling all around the house. He's working on the stairs and can go successfully up and down them. Although we still use the coffee table to block the stairs until he's mastered them. He drinks milk from his sippy cup all on his own and eats most anything put in front of him.

He pulls himself up on the couch and walks along it but he still has some jello legs and he still won't walk holding my hands. He likes to dance, bends the knees, bobs the head. Baby Einstein movies are still my go to when it's the witching hour and I've got to get dinner made.

He has a high pitch squeal which is enough to curl your toes. He likes to use his voice loudly during church which lands me in the hallway a good portion of the time.

He's fun and growing so quickly. We sure do love this guy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

51 weeks...

Anticipation is building...someone has a birthday next week and he's more than excited!
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints, weekly onesie
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