Monday, August 15, 2011

Griffin's room tour

I had a lot of fun doing a little boy's room. Of course I still bought 3 (With Lu I bought 4!) bedding sets before I settled on this one. It is pretty impossible for me to makes decisions. We went for a much more subtle color scheme for his room compared to her room. Wow, seeing that pink makes me a bit nauseated. Needless to say, it is back to tan in her room also! 

Griffin is using my old furniture and his sister's crib.

 My cousin made this print for me. It fit perfectly into the room.

 LET THE SUN SHINE IN, Lucy and Griffin's handprints together, the little guy a week old, and I AM A CHILD OF GOD. Free printables online.

 Lucy 3 and 2 months, Griffin 2 months.
 Mobile, which Lucy enjoyed quietly pulling the pom poms off shortly after this photo was taken! Thanks babe.
 Frog piggy bank, stuffed stacker, scripture printable, white noise fan, and of course, Sophie.
Painted by me, math done by my SIL Dani!

 Curtains made by my mom from a sheet. They are my favorite feature in the room.

 Fell in love with the bedding Owls by Dwell Studio. The price tag killed me, but I couldn't resist, so I just got the sheets, blanket, pillow, and a few accessories. 

 Sophie. Is lost :(
 Painted by my SIL Amy, I have very talented SILs. 

Book from my grandpa's house. Framed by Dani. 

Hope you enjoy your nursery Griffin. You sure are cute in it! 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

3 months

- you are starting to get very attached to me. it is pretty cute, but very hard for daddy.
- you are starting to look more like your daddy. your hair is loosing it's red coloring though.
- you were blessed by your daddy right before you turned 3 months old. it was beautiful. you had lots of family and friends there for you. you are a very loved little boy.
- i finally scrubbed off your colic cap. you lost so much hair. i cried and cried.
- you are weaning out of the swaddle. you fight and fight to get out.
- you giggle and smile every time you see your sister. she hugs you a lot and says you are her best friend.
- you are getting harder and harder to get to sleep. you won't fall asleep in my arms lots of times, but you aren't ready to fall asleep by yourself. this puts me in a pickle.
- you hate sleeping in our bed, this makes me sad. sometimes i just need you closer.
- you have the cutest smile.
- you went on your first week long vacation to bear lake. it was so fun and so exhausting. i feel it was a constant battle just trying to get you to sleep. you loved all the attention. you slept great at night from about 11-5.
- you fell out of your swing last week...break my heart. this was a huge eye opener that we need to get you sleeping in your crib. this has been  a very hard transition. like i said, you aren't sleeping very well right now!
- you have been doing great on errands. you will stay happy in your carseat then cry a little, take a binki, cuddle your blanket, and fall asleep.
- you still take formula like a charm. it is lovely and makes it easy on me to leave you with daddy or run errands with you! thank you, thank you, thank you.
- because of your sleeping issues we are trying a no dairy diet for mama. it has been terribly hard for me this time around. i did this for 10 months before, not sure why it is so hard this time. we also switched to soy formula. we will keep it up and see what happens. what is with my babies and allergies to dairy?
- you had an ear infection last month. it was so hard to see you sick. i become so vulnerable when my babies are sick. it was a rough couple of weeks.
- i love you so much. i love to eat you.
- you tolerate your sisters tackles very well. i think you will be a tough kid.
- you are huge.
- I obviously found a love for Instagram this month!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

griffin is blessed

Griffin was blessed by his daddy on July 31, 2011. It was a very special day. Here is little Bubs in his special outfit. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2 months old

-You love your sister. You smile at her often.
- You are a funny eater. Sometimes request a bottle, sometimes request mom. We are lucky when we guess it right from the beginning.
- When you smile your kinda move your neck and head like you are giving me the 'nod'.
- You are an amazing sleeper. Usually a 7 hour shift at night followed by a couple more hours. Heaven.
- You are such a different baby than your older sister was. I won't go into details, but you have regained my faith in 'normal' babies.
- We have both had thrush twice. Not fun. So painful. We feel pretty good right now and I am hoping that thrush stays away.
- I had to throw away all of our milk storage in the freezer due to the infection.
- You still sleep in your swing. You will usually fall asleep in the swing, then we turn it off when you are out. We tried many sleeping arrangements because I wanted to figure out what works best for you. In our bed, bassinet, pack and play, propped up on the bobby, your crib, the bouncer. The swing won. Now we are thinking we need to get you out of it. It might be a rough transition.
- Your sister loves to poke you and blow on you and squeeze your feet and push on your tummy and just plain torture you. You do not like this.
- You turn bright red than a shade of purple when you cry. Break my heart buddy.
- Names you go by: Grif, Griffers, Finners, Bubs, Brother, Brodder, Max, Baby, Boy, Babes, and of course, Griffin.
- You look adorable in stripes.
- You love the swaddle. It settles you. You can usually sneak your left arm out of the tightest swaddle.
- It is so refreshing to be able to sit and soothe you. My feet and back appreciated it. Sometimes you need walking and lots of jigging, but you will usually calm in my lap by rocking or jumping.
- I cannot believe how fast you turned 2 months old. I wish I had kept a better journal. 2nd child syndrome.
- You don't look much like me or your dad or your sister. You kinda look like one of your uncles. It will be fun to see how you turn out.
- I love you in a onesie.
- Your thighs are big and plump.
- You are 90% for your weight. 25% for your height. Short and fat Bubs.
- Having 2 kids is starting to set in. I am still trying to figure out what was so hard about 1 child.
- I am glad I realize this time around that it only gets harder. I am trying to enjoy having total control over you.
- You are pretty good about being out and about. I am so glad I finally learned the skill of pumping before we leave. No more trying to nurse in the sweltering heat, or in a dressing room, or in a nasty bathroom, or in plain sight! It takes a lot of pressure off of your anxiety prone mother.
- You are a little grunter. You grunt constantly when you sleep. It is getting a little better, but still, you grunt.
- The transition to 2 children was a lot easier than my transition to 1 child. I am a lot more at peace with my mothering skills. I know to not exceed myself. I know my limits. I know when I need a break, and lucky for me you will take a bottle. I have had a lot less anxiety and I give you most the credit buddy. Thank you.
- Your daddy loves you so much. I know he is so happy to have another boy in the house. We are pretty full of drama around here. Good luck.