Thursday, December 29, 2011

Louis' Bed

Ever since Louis was about 1 month old, he has slept exclusively in his car seat. Nap time, night time, all the time. It is the only place he sleeps and STAYS asleep, so whatever works, right?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tubby Wubby

Just a little video of Louis lovin' bath time! I love his reaction when he splashes himself in the face.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Louis has been working on this new skill for about a month. He also loves (most of the time) to sit in his bouncy chair by the Christmas Tree.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Louis ~ 3 Months

Louis is wearing 6 month size clothes and size 3 diapers (though I am squeezing him into the last of our size 2s!) I call him "Big Lou" because he really is enormous. He SCREAMS, instead of cooing like most babies. He screams a high pitched scream both when he is upset and when he is happy. He won't take a binky and fights taking a bottle, especially if Mama tries to give it to him. He has started using his hands to reach for the toys on the toy bar of his bouncy chair. He also lifts his feet to he can get a better look at them. He still loves bath time, probably his favorite part of the day. His little personality is blossoming and he is such a joyful little person to have around.

 He doesn't have his next Doctor appointment until next month.

 Not as big of a change this month as I saw from 1-2 Months I don't think, but still amazing to see these side-by-side. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011


Louis has been sleeping through the night now for several weeks. He started sleeping 4-5 hour stretches, and then 5-6 hour stretches, and now most nights he will sleep 6-8 hours. He usually goes down for the night around 11pm (naps off and on in the evenings before that) and then wakes up anywhere between 5-7am to eat, then back to sleep for a couple more hours. He is really happy in the morning when he wakes up, but only stays up for about an hour before he wants to take his morning nap - which is usually from about 10am-noon. I am happy that we are on somewhat of a schedule now with him. The rest of the day after his morning nap, is always different. Sometimes he cat naps all day, sometimes he will take another solid nap in the early afternoon.

I took these photos of Louis at 11:30pm on Thursday December 8th just after he fell asleep for the night.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

We took the boys to sit on Santa's lap today, and Emerick was really into it. He acted really shy, but this was the first year he didn't cry! He says he wants Santa to bring him a "Spiderman Guy" which he already has dozens of, but you can never have enough I guess! He calls Santa "Manta" but if you tell him to "say SANTA" he says it perfect. I don't get it!

Here are my cuties in the classic awkward Santa shot!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Elf is Back!

Our Elf finally returned this year (our 2nd year) and Emerick is really excited about it. I think he has given the Elf a name...... PETER PARKER! We will see if that name sticks, but for is our own little Elf sent from Santa - Peter Parker!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Louis Giggles

Louis has been giggling for a little while now, and this video was the best I've been able to get so far! Taken at Grammy's house/playing with Grammy on 11/20/11. :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Louis ~ 2 Months

Update: Louis had his 2 month checkup at exactly 10 weeks old, he is in the 98th percentile for everything! He weighs 15 lbs 2 oz, and is 24 1/2 inches with a 41 1/2 cm head! Big boy!

Louis is 2 months old today! Looking at these photos side by side really makes me realize how much he is growing! I am so excited to see the end result at 1 year old with this monthly series of snapshots! He has his 2 month Dr. visit next week (even though he will already be 10 weeks old) and I can't wait to see how big he is as far as the growth percentile, I am pretty sure he is bigger than Emerick was! I will update this post with his growth stats next week.

He has started sleeping 5-6 hour stretches at night just in the past few nights. During the day he eats every 2-4 hours. He loves to nurse, even if he isn't hungry, and he is very smiley (most of the time!) He is still a very moody little guy. He naps and sleeps at night in his car seat, the only place he will sleep for long stretches! Hopefully he learns to love his crib as much as the car seat, because he will only fit into it for so long. He will take short naps when he falls asleep playing in his bouncy chair.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mr. Bones - Year 4

I have always had a little obsession with what I call "Mr. Bones" jammies. Since before I had kids of my own, James and I bought them for our niece and nephew. Since Emerick was a newborn he has had a set of Mr. Bones jammies every Fall! Louis has his own set (in addition to the one Emerick wore as a newborn) because I found one with candy in the belly - who can resist?!

I never did get around to getting a snapshot of the boys together in their Mr. Bones jammies in October, so I decided to squeeze Louis back into the 0-3 month size sleeper (which by the way was already packed by up because he has outgrown that size and is huge!) and get a photo. And so, I took this photo.

 Emerick quickly lost interest or so I thought, and got up off of the couch...So I took a couple of Lou by himself.

Emerick came back over, with his little toy CARS camera in hand, and started taking his own photos of his little brother!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Big Boy Bath

I love bath tub baby pics! Here is Louis taking his second bath in the big tub like a big boy. He loves it!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 5

My sweet friend and fellow photographer Lindsay took Louis' newborn photos for me when he was just 5 days old. Here is a little peak into the session. It was a lot of fun to not only hang out with Lindsay during the shoot, but to work together a little bit. It sure makes it easier to accomplish certain poses with 4 photographer hands ;-)


{Baby Mine} Harford County, Maryland Newborn Portrait Photographer

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Louis ~ 6 weeks

My little Louie is not so little anymore! He has really started to get chunky just this past week. He weighs about 14 pounds and has already moved into 3-6 month size clothes & size 1 diapers that are quickly getting snug on him as well. I wasn't prepared to pack up the newborn stuff so quick! He smiles a lot and tries to coo, but doesn't always get his "words" out. He is super moody, and can be smiling and cooing away 1 minute and the next screaming his heart out, he's too funny. He goes to the Dr. for his 2 month checkup at this end of this month.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Louis' First Bath

We didn't give Louis his first real bath in his baby tub until he was a month old! I had just been giving him baths in the sink (never got a photo of that). He really loves his baby tub though, much more than the sink! He let us know when the water got too cold and he was done...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

It's Black Spiderman!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Emerick ~ 3 Years Old

Emerick had his 3 year checkup with the Pediatrician on Tuesday. He is 3'2" (60%) and weighs 35 lbs (85%) so in other words he is short and stalky, but we already knew that! He wears a 3t or a 4t depending on the outfit, and a shoe size 8 or 9.

He talks A LOT, and also talks back. A LOT. He is super sassy. I would say 3 years is more difficult than the "Terrible Twos" so far!

Emerick loves being a Big Brother, and despite how rough and tough he is, he is so sweet and gentle with Lou. He has adapted into life with a sibling really well (minus his sleep schedule which is way off right now)

He is still obsessed with Super Heroes, especially Spiderman and Batman.

He is getting better about having his photo taken. Here is a recent snap of my big 3 year old!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


This is Emerick "winking" !!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Louis ~ 1 Month Old

Today Louis is 1 month old! I call him Mr. Moody! He loves to eat
and poop, but isn't the biggest fan of sleep. Hopefully he will learn to love sleep as much as his Mama does! He has a pretty bad case of newborn acne going on right now :-( He is already smiling and trying to coo!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Louis Smiles

I've never seen such a smily baby! 

Monday, October 17, 2011


For anyone wondering if Louis inherited the webbed toes, he did!! They are just must less webbed than Emerick's :-)

Here is a LINK to a photo of Emerick's toes as a newborn, and here is a photo of Louis' toes!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

Today we took the boys to a cool Farm that James found! There were lots of neat things for the little ones, Emerick's favorites were the giant hillside slide, the tunnel, and the kiddie tractor/wagon ride! He also loved the hay maze, but fell into a huge puddle of mud running through it! The Farm is a Cider Farm, and they had the best Apple Cider Slush and Cider Doughnuts.

Here are some photos, in no particular order since Blogger makes it really difficult to arrange photos, grrr.