Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2 Months

2 Months
Length: 24" - 84%
Head Circumference: 44.5cm - 79%
Weight: 13 lbs 3 oz - 82%
Will is definitely growing just fine. He is above average on everything  and the doctor said he is doing great. Here are some things to remember about the last month:

He will now smile all the time. When I talk to him, make noises, tickle his cheek, clap his hands, etc. All of those and more will make him smile.

He has also started making noises back at us. When Lance lays him down on the bed, Will will sit there and just talk back and forth with Lance.

A new thing in the past week is that Will now is frequently sucking on his bottom lip. It makes for a pretty funny face and gets me laughing quite often.

Will has slept through most of church for the past 2 weeks, even though he slept well the night before.

He is starting to get into more of a routine at night. I don't want to jinx myself by talking about it but... Will has been going to sleep between 10:00pm-11:00pm and will sleep until between 5am-6:30am. There were a few days where he would then be up for a while. But the past 2 days, he has gone back to sleep for a few more hours. It has been really nice.

There was one time, about a week ago, that he started holding his breath while screaming. He turned really purple and I thought he was going to pass out. It really scared me and I hope its not something he's going to start doing often. He did it again today when he got his shots. Poor guy.

He moved into size one diapers fairly quickly, and now they are already seeming to be tight. Guessing he'll move onto size two here sometime soon.

His clothes fit him pretty good around the stomach, but they are short lengthwise. You have to stretch it pretty good to snap it around his bottom.
Within the past week, he has worn newborn onesies, 0-3 month onesies, 3-6 month shorts and shirt, and a 6 month shirt. Most of his newborn clothes are too small, and he is now growing out of many of his 0-3 month.

We are blessing Will next Sunday, July 3rd. His blessing outfit is so adorable and I can't wait to put him in it.Quick story: At the store I bought it at, they do absolutely no returns on the white outfits. They let you try them on your kids in the store, but if they spit up or damage it in any way, then you have to buy it. So I tried it on Will and everything went well. Then I put him back in his car seat while I put the outfit back on the hanger and got it put away. When I went to check on him, he had spit up all over his clothes. Wow, talk about a close call! Less than 2 minutes after he was out of the clothes.

He is getting much better with the binki and will now take it more and more. He still does not sleep with it, which I am happy about.

Where before, he would cry every time you put him down, he is now able to stay content just laying on the couch, or sitting in the swing. It has made such a difference and has been so nice just to be able to put him down and have him remain happy.

He has been to the pool twice, but has yet to get into the water. The doctor gave us the go ahead and said that we could take him swimming. We plan on going tomorrow, hopefully.

I am able to put him down for sleep when he is not completely out. We used to have to rock him to sleep until he was in a deep enough sleep that he couldn't feel us putting him down. Now I can put him down when he is still opening his eyes occasionally and he will just put himself to sleep.

We still swaddle him every night for bed. I've noticed when I swaddle him good enough that he can't escape, he usually sleeps for longer stretches of time. But when he's not sleeping as long, it's because either his legs or his hands have broke free.

He still sleeps on his boppy during the night. His naps are pretty much anywhere, so I know he CAN sleep on other surfaces and on a flat bed. However, he's been sleeping so well on his boppy that I'm too chicken to take it out and try him on his mattress. Maybe someday.

The poor kid has inherited the Woolsey sweat genes. I've noticed he sweats pretty bad when he gets hot.

He only spits up on me when I do not have a spit cloth handy. But when I am prepared and anticipate him spitting, he never will. Go figure.

He is pretty picky about having a clean diaper. Once he has a wet/dirty diaper, he wants it changed pretty promptly. And I swear that he holds in his next one until right after we put the clean one on. I can't count the number of times he'll go right after I change him.

He has gotten pretty good at his "Blue Steel", "Magnum", and "La Tigre" faces.

He started saying mom at 8 weeks old. I swear! Haha. Sometimes while he is making noises/crying, he will go... "ma ma ma ma", or at least something that sounds just like that. Either way, I claim that my baby can say my name and it makes me happy when I hear it.

He doesn't really like my big, black camera. He will be talking and smiling a ton until I put it in front of his face. Then he just looks at it and finds it too interesting.

His hair is growing quite a bit and is almost too long to spike it. I'm debating whether to give it a very small trim so I can spike it for his blessing day.

I try to read to Will at least once a day. I wish I could say that I was succeeding at this. There are several days I have forgotten or just found something else to do. My goal is to read the entire Conference issue of the Ensign to him. I think it would be good for both of us. So far, we have gotten through only about 3-4 talks, but I guess it's a start. I really need to work on that.

During sacrement meeting on Sunday, Will let out an audible toot. It had the sister behind us and the couple in front of us laughing pretty good. I'm just waiting for him to have one of his explosive poop/farts while it is silent during church. I know it's bound to happen eventually.

He likes to go on walks.

Cold wipes no longer bother him and he rarely cries during a diaper change. He will usually only cry if he is starving and I make him wait while I change his diaper.

I would say he is, overall, a pretty happy baby.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pool Time!

Yesterday was our first time at the pool this summer! FINALLY! One of my favorite things in the world is to just go to the pool and get some sun. I usually don't even swim; I just go to lay out. There is just something about laying in the sun that is so relaxing to me. I can sit there for hours, just watching people, reading, or just sitting there. But if I were at home doing the same thing, time would pass so slowly.

Unfortunately, Lance had to work most of the day so he wasn't able to come. I met a girl friend there who loves the pool just as much as I do. Will did SO good. He chilled in his car seat for a while, spent some time in the stroller, and also on my chair under the umbrella. I tried my best to keep him out of the sun as much as possible. The umbrella I had was a bit annoying though, so there were a few times when he was sitting in the sun for a few minutes. I made sure to load him up with sunscreen, but apparently I missed a spot. A crucial spot. His nose and cheeks are bright red today. Every time I look at him, I feel terrible. Luckily, he isn't showing any signs that it is bothering him, but I still feel bad. I should have done better keeping him covered, or just not stayed so long. We were out in the sun for 5 hours, afterall. Nevertheless, there is nothing I can do at the point and I learned a good lesson. I am excited to go to the pool again, but next time I want to actually take him into the water. That means a trip to the store to get him some swim trunks, swim diapers, a floatie, and a good hat. I think he would really like it. He is always so content during bath time, so I think he would enjoy the pool.

I also got a bit too much sun. I have never been a sunscreen person. I have always been an oil person. I love to put on some tanning oil and just lay out. Because it has been such a crummy summer (weather wise), I haven't really been able to lay out yet and get a good base tan. So to spend 5 hours straight in the sun without sunscreen the first time out probably wasn't the smartest idea.  And I wasn't facing the sun straight on so my left side got a bit more sun. My left shoulder, chest, and top of my left foot are the worst. I'm really really hoping I wont peel, but I doubt I'll be that lucky.It'll probably tease me and be really tan for a week or two, then peel once I finally start to believe it wont.
Bit of a line there

It was SO good to get out of the house and actually have some adult interaction. I am definitely looking forward to it again soon.

Here are a few pics I took before we went to the pool. This is easily my favorite outfit for Will.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Growing Bigger

Will is now 7 weeks old. He is growing fast and I am trying to enjoy every minute of it. There are several times throughout the day where he will just lay on the bed, happy and content and full of smiles. I live for his smiles and they make all the hard times worth it. He is getting into more of a routine. He typically goes to bed between 10:30pm and 11:30pm and will sleep until 3:30am-4:30am. I get up, change his diaper, feed him, the rock him back to sleep. I am usually up for about 45 min to an hour. This morning, I did the normal routine and he was out cold within 25 minutes. I laid him down and went back to my room to pump. I could hear him moving a bit, so I went back to check on him once I was done. He had managed to break free from his blanket, and  he was wide awake. As I was swaddling him yet again, he was just full of smiles. As I said before, I love his smiles....I would just prefer them during the day instead of the middle of the night. I'm wishing now I would have pulled out the camera and taken a picture of how I found him. But it was 4 o'clock in the morning; that wasn't exactly one of my top priorities.With that said, here are a few pictures from the past week and a half.

Too cute!
(6 Weeks Old)

He was making funny faces, but they were hard to catch.

He's definitely getting chubbier.
(7 Weeks Old)

Napping on the bed.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cutest Baby Contest

While I was over at my in-laws yesterday, Lance's mom had saved me a coupon she had gotten in the mail about a "Cutest Kid Contest". It is a contest being done by the studio we had Will's 10-Day Old pictures done, Smiles Portraits. Images taken by Smiles between March and June 2011 may be submitted. She grabbed the coupon, thinking I might be interested in entering. I turned it over and was looking at the other side when I suddenly saw Will's picture! They had used one of his pictures on the coupon! I remember signing a photo release thing, saying they could use his pictures for advertising and such, but I never thought they actually would. Anyways, I thought it was pretty cool and think I will add that to Will's scrapbook.

He's the little guy in the blue hammock

Friday, June 3, 2011

Softball Season!

That's right! It's time for SOFTBALL! Our Stake does softball every summer, and it is definitely one of my favorite parts of the summer. Lance and I played last summer and we had a blast! Neither one of us had every really played softball before, but we found that we can hold our own on the field. I am so excited for softball again this summer. It's just a great time to get out, be active, have some friendly competition, and get a free meal once a week. How could you say no to that?!

Anyways, yesterday was our first game. Unfortunately, Lance had to work. Hopefully he'll be able to get Thursdays off from now on so he can play. Crossing our fingers. It was pretty cloudy, windy, and looked like it was going to rain at any minute. I debated whether or not I should take Will out in it. In the end, my desire for company and free food won, and Will and I braved the cold. I bundled him up, and it ended up not being that bad. I mostly just watched the game, but I did get up to bat once and I played outfield for 2 innings.

Here's a picture of Will all bundled up and ready to go.
Doesn't he look so excited?
We moved during the middle of the softball season last summer, so we ended up kind of playing for our old ward and also playing for our new ward occasionally. I must have just been having a really good day that first time we played with our new ward because now my bishop things I'm this amazing player. It's pretty funny and slightly annoying. Yesterday as I was getting up to bat (he was pitching), he yells out to the other team, "You better watch out. This is our secret weapon. She's just had a baby so she's been rehabilitating, but she's back now." No pressure bishop! Luckily, I ended up getting a decent hit and got a few runners home. The annoying thing is is that everyone thinks I'm this great player and expects me to get a good hit. So when I actually do get a good hit, its not a big deal. However; if any other girl even hits the ball, they make a huge deal about it! Haha, it really doesn't bother me, I just find it highly amusing. Oh bishop, if only you knew that I've never really played softball before in my life. Then again, having someone think your awesome is kind of nice! ;) Just hope I can live up to it!

We were down the entire game and it wasn't looking too good. We were last up to bat and the score was 11-15. We got two outs fairly quickly. Then a miracle happened. Bases were loaded and one of the girls in our ward had a great hit and got to third. Then we had another hit. Score was now tied. Finally, another girl stepped up and hit a double, sending in a runner and winning us the game. Go girls!

On the side note, while we were waiting for the game to start, I noticed Will needed his diaper changed, and fast. He'd had a blowout and there was poop all over his pants. So I hurried into the church to get him changed. When I took his pants off, I found....a clean onesie. Yeah, confused me too. There was poop on the back of his pants, but no where else. Not on the blanket, his legs, back, outside of diaper, onesie, NOWHERE. How does that happen? Still a mystery to me. But hey, I'm not complaining. Just means I didn't have to change his whole outfit. Yay!

And lastly, here is a few pictures from the past week or so.
Chubby cheeks

First time holding a rattle

This is my favorite! Too cute!

Chillin on the changing table

Sleeping on dad

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Daddy Time

I walked into the bedroom a few days ago to find this:

Lance had Will zipped up in his hoodie and both of them were taking a nap. I thought it was so cute, I had to snap a quick picture.

Then a few days later, I heard Lance asking Will how he liked his new bed and telling him all about his new bed. And I walk into the bedroom to find this:

Lance had put Will in the pillow case and made the pillow a little bed. Again, it was so cute, I had to take a picture or two.

Will is such a lucky boy to have a dad like Lance. Lance is always willing to help and is always doing pretty much whatever I ask of him. He'll get up with him in the middle of the night. He will change his diapers. He'll watch him while I run errands or go get me a snow cone. He has been spit up on, peed on, you name it...yet he hasn't let it stop him. He is simply an amazing dad. I love to watch them together. And Will loves his dad so much. Lance can always get him to smile. Me, I'm still working on that one a little bit.