Happy Monday Friends,
Wow, time seems to be flying by! We have officially been a family of four for almost 7 weeks now. It amazes me how our little boy has grown so much in such a short amount of time. To be exact, the boy has put on 2.5 pounds since his two week check up where he was 8 lb 6oz. He now weighs in at 10lb 12oz. He is a big boy! He is changing and looking different every day. I am loving all the baby snuggles and the time I have given myself to just enjoy him. He will only be "little" for so long.
Transitioning from having just a toddler to now having a toddler and a newborn has come with some challenges. I think multi-tasking times 3 has become a go to for me. I have to be honest I forgot what it was like to have a newborn. Yes, they don't do much but sleep, eat, and get their diapers changed but they are constantly eating! I like to say I am officially the on-demand feeding machine for Jonas. This guy's is also a night-owl so the time when his father and I want to sleep he wants to be up and making noise. His sister has been great with him. We both were a little nervous on how she was going to be and if she would be jealous of the shift in attention. She has been an angel and is very curious and concerned for her brothers well being. Any time he cries she says "its ok brother" - it is the cutest thing to watch my little girl caring for her little brother. Let's hope this continues.
Last week Liz from Elizabeth Nord photography spent the afternoon with us capturing our little family. I had originally wanted photos of the kids and us as a family sooner but timing and scheduling didn't make that easy. Also a note about this shoot: patience and timing are every thing. Between feedings and little meltdowns, we got some great shots. Thanks my lady Liz for being patient with us!
Below are a few of our favorites and I cannot wait to order prints and hang them up in our home and add them to the newborn album I am creating for Jonas with artifact uprising
We just had to put him in this outfit as it was hand made by my grandmother(far-mor) and my father wore it when he was little. The outfit is over 60 years old and it is extremely special to my family as my grandmother is no longer with us. To have my son wear it and to have photos taken of is something I will cherish for ever.