Friday, August 11, 2017

Zac's 2 Month Update

It's been two months of snuggles with this chunky monkey!  He is growing like a weed at 17lbs and 26in. He's off the charts for both height and weight and definitely off the charts for cuteness!

I would say we are pretty well adjusted by now.  He's been consistently sleeping through the night this past week so I think it might be time to move him out of our room and into his.  I still wake up to pump in the middle of the night and I'm always scared I'm going to wake him up. I think being in his own room will help give him a peaceful nights sleep, I'm just nervous to have him so far away from me.   I've got the camera all set up and ready to go, I just need to make a move!

We are starting to see a little personality too!  He's been smiling and starting to coo and talk to us.  I'm looking forward to this next month as his interactions or more fun and playful!  Charlie especially loves talking to him now and trying to get him to smile.  He's such a good big brother and what a huge help he is!

He likes tummy time and has great neck and upper body strength.  He still has zero patience when he's hungry and gives zero f*$#'s if you have things you need to get done because he wants held, and walked with and rocked twenty four seveeeeeeeen.  I don't mind one bit though, I'll hold him forever.

Happy 2 months, Zac.  You rock our world!  

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Zac's Nursery

I'm excited to share a few pictures of Zac's nursery! This has been my favorite room to decorate so far. I love the rugby striped accent wall and the cool blue and grey tones. The Zachary sign I made myself with some scrap wood I found in the garage that I stained and added letters to. So easy and super cute!  I'm still on the hunt for the perfect rustic piece with a cute saying on it for the other wall but for now I'm really happy with how it's coming together.  Even though he's not sleeping in here at night yet we still get good use of it.  I love coming in here, defusing some essential oils and rocking him to sleep.  He naps longer when he's in here too because it's upstairs away from all the ruckus his big brothers make.  I also love that this room stays pretty tidy compared to the rest of the house so it's a nice spot to come relax with him in!

Happy hump day, evenyone!  I hope you're enjoying the week! XO

Monday, July 24, 2017

Brad's 2nd Birthday

We had such a busy week last week that I wasn't able to hop on and share Brad's birthday.  We had our parents over for cake and ice cream on Friday and even though it wasn't a big party he had so much fun!  He absolutely loved when we sang happy birthday to him.  The next day we went to a pig roast at our neighbors house and when we got home we asked him what his favorite part of the pig roast was.  He replied "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!" lol  I feel like I say this at every birthday but this year feels like it flew by the fastest.  Brad is so big and so smart, I sometimes forget that he's still a babe and not a 4 year old!  I'm so proud of this little boy.  He's outgoing, such a doll, my wild child and oh so lovable.  He's got killer dance moves and an awesome knock knock joke that he made up himself and loves to tell over and over again to anyone who will listen.  He loves passing out he and Charlie's vitamins in the morning and if you offer him a snack he asks "Charlie too?" because he's always lookin out for his big bro.  When he wants held he stands at my feet and asks "Pick you up?".  He's at that stage where everything he says is either hilarious or so stinking cute and his little voice is the sweetest!  We love watching him learn and grow and love him more than he'll ever know.  

"Knock knock." Who's there? "Orange." Orange who? *Grawls* "I'm gonna frow you in da garbage!!"  haha Happy Birthday, Brad!  May all your wishes come true!

Monday, July 10, 2017

One Month with the Zac Man

In the blink of an eye, one month's gone by!  Sharing all about our little snuggle nugget from this past month.

Favorites:  He loves to eat and is very serious about it.  He is also the loudest eater we've ever heard.  He grunts, growls, slurps, burps, moans and groans the ENTIRE time he feeds! He loves to cuddle up in my neck with a pacifier and is currently in an 'I want to be held all the time' stage.  He loves when Charlie sings and talks to him and when Brad leaves him the hell alone.  Seriously, sometimes Brad reminds me of Elmyra from Loony Tunes, *squeezes animals* "I want to hug you and kiss you and love you for ever and ever and everrr!".  He loves bath time and tummy time but usually falls asleep during both.  He loves sleeping in his woombie and being swaddled up tight especially at night. 

Dislikes:  I can't think of much that he doesn't like beside waiting too long for his bottle.  His patience runs thin when it's time to eat!

Sleep:  He goes to bed around 10pm and usually wakes up once a night between 1am-3am before waking up in the morning around 8am.  So far he has given us one full night of sleep from 11pm-6am and we are longing for another one of those nights.

He's cute, sweet and snugly.  His hair is on point and he has cheeks for weeks. He is the biggest in his class, was in the 98% for his height/weight and I have a feeling he'll stay that way.  He quickly outgrew NB and is almost out of 3 month clothes.  He's filled our hearts and our lives with so much love and joy.  We can't wait to see what the future holds for our little Zachary Duke!  We love you, babe!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Zac's Newborn Photos

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July!  This was the first year in a while we weren't up at the lake island hopping, swimming and watching fireworks on the boat.  We stayed home and laid low for the most part on our long 4 day weekend.   It was much needed though, Ben took the older boys out and about most days while Zac and I chilled and watched movies.  If you saw my Insta story you already know #thenotebook.  I also found the perfect spot to take annual fourth of July pics of the boys!  Happy Birthday, America.

At just 10 days old Zac had his first pro photo shoot at our house and I'm so excited to share. I still can't get over his hair.  It literally looks like he just stepped out of the barber with a fresh cut 24/7!  And I can't get enough of the family photos on our bed. Those are getting blown up and framed fo sho.  There were so many to choose from, here are just a few of my favorites.  Enjoy.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Happy Summer

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I wanted to share a few snapshots from this weekend.  We packed up the boys and headed to Summerfest which Charlie kept referring to as Happy Town (so cute).  I'm starting to turn the corner and feeling back to myself again so I can't wait to be able to get out more and enjoy this summer with our little family.  

Have a great week, friends!  Counting down the days to one of my favorite holidays, the fourth of July!