At two weeks he is in the 95th percentile for weight, 90th for head size and 85th for length. He is a super easy baby and only cries when he actually wants something and once that is fulfilled he is happy again. He is starting to be awake a little more and will give the cutest little smiles, but I have yet to get one on camera. Anytime I bring the camera out he gets a furrowed brow and gives me his tough guy look.
If anyone lives in central VA and is in need of a family doctor then I recommend Dr. Kevin Watterson. He is a super nice homeschooling dad of 4 and is great with the kids. Plus, he lets us make our own informed decisions when it come to our kid's health and doesn't lecture us because we don't do x,y, or z.
3. Living in the country
Our front yard
I love living in the area where two lane highways are the norm, there are no street lights, the kids have plenty of room to roam and when you go outside at night you can see millions of stars. Also, when you have 5 wild banshees it helps that your neighbor doesn't live right next to you. However, one of our neighbors who lives around 1/2 mile from us has comment on hearing the kids playing outside...which then makes me wonder if he can also hear me yelling gently correcting the kids in a slightly raised voice.
Okay, I have never had these before today, but they are my new favorite treat. My wonderful sis mailed me some and I don't think anyone else in the family will found out about them because I hid them. Peanut butter pretzel bites are yummy enough, but when you cover them in chocolate they reach a whole new level.
5. Nail Polish
With warm weather comes flip flops which means pretty colored toe nails. I am pretty sure this is one of the only girly things I do.
Only 153 days until "CA Here We Come!" We bought our tickets and I am mentally preparing myself for a flight with 5 kids 5 and under. No matter how bad the flights may be it will be worth it to see my family. I haven't seen most of them for over a year or two. My fab sister bobbi will be there and all 11 cousins will be able to play together. At least 5 cousins have never met. It will be a party to remember!
2. Days with No TV
For the last two days I haven't had to turn the TV on to babysit the kids. They have actually been keeping themselves busy with other things. I don't have a problem with them watching something, but it is nice to see them entertaining themselves and not becoming zombies.
I am very tempted to get these rain boots. Do I need them...not really, but won't I look cute watering the garden in them?
4. A Sleeping Newborn
I have been very blessed to have newborns that sleep. Ike is currently on a two hour sleep pattern...sleeps for two hours, wakes up to eat, sleeps for two hours, wakes up to eat, etc. He has around a 2 hour fussy period that has been happening either in the middle of the night or early morning, but other than that he is a very content baby.
My cousin-in-law (is that an actual thing) kindly lent me her teenage daughters for a week after Ike was born and they are amazing. They cook, clean, and take care of kids. If my daughters land out anything like her girls I will be very happy.