August 20, 2014

Three months

My dearest Logan Walter,
     These last month has been so great with you. You have started smiling and do it so often. You love to see dad, brother, and me. You have become such a happy baby... Of course you have grumpy times, but you are mostly just a happy guy. You love to be talked to and enjoy watching brother run around. You have started siting in your bumbo and love to sit and watch all the stuff going on. You started really looking at your toys and enjoy trying to figure out how to grab it and hold it. 
    I am so glad to have you. It feels like you have always been here and yet you are barely 3 months old. I love seeing your smong face each morning and am so glad I get that each day. Please don't lose that. Keep feeling happy and excited to greet the day. 
     I am so excited for the things to come. You are so close to laughing. You are ticklish and whenever tickled, you make this funny grunting sound that is soooo close to a laugh. I'm excited to hear it when you finally let it go.  I'm excited to see you get to play with Miles. He can't wait to play with you and often brings you toys to show you. He'll place toys all over your body hoping you'll play even though you are still so young. There are things that are fun to look forward to, but please don't grow up too fast. I feel like your brother grew up so fast that I am trying to soak up your littleness.
     You make these sweet baby coos and I love to try to get you to "talk". You don't really talk often. It has to be quiet and you can't be too tired. If there are other things going on, you would rather listen to others talking or other new sounds than talk. In fact, you very favorite time to chat with me is while nursing. You will lay in my arms, stare into my eyes, and coo at me as if to profess your love for your mom. It is really sweet. I don't look forward to the day when this stops. You just sweetly make the best little sounds. 
     I love you so much Logan. You are already showing your own little personality and in excited to see what kind of baby, toddler, child, teen, and man you will become. Keep loving your family, keep enjoying the little things, and please for my sanity keep sleeping in (and don't wake at 6 like your big brother). 

  Your momma

August 7, 2014

Doctor visit x3

Today Miles, Logan, and I went to the doctor's for a (not so quick) visit. Thank goodness we all see one doctor because he is so great and fit all three of us in one visit. Yea for family medicine! Anyway... My appt was easy and went well. No after birth complications or anything. I'm doing so much better than I did after having Miles. 

Miles did SO great. They checked his blood pressure, his heart and lungs, and weight. He listened to the doctors so well and didn't cry or anything. He actually liked it all (and it didn't hurt that he got a sticker AND sucker for being so good). Here are his three year old stats:

34.2 lbs-weight for age 71 percentile, weight for height 68 percentile 

38.2"- 62 percentile
56cm head circumference- 93 percentile

Kid is getting so big! He has grown about 4 lbs and 4in in the last year. 

Logan is doing really well too. Talk about big, Logan is huge. The doctor commented that we should stop calling him tiny and call him Tank, lol. Here are his stats: 

15 lbs 12 oz- 99 percentile weight for age, 85 percentile weight for length 

24.5" (62cm)- 86 percentile 

43 cm head circumference- 96 percentile

Our doctor did find something kind of strange with Logan. He has a hairy spot on his back that can mean he has spina bifida. We got referred to radiology and will have to make an appt. soon to get it looked at by another doctor. 

After the doctor's appt we went to the immunization a clinic and Logan got 3 shots. He took it like a champ and only cried for a few seconds and then we went and say down and nursed. He's sleeping now and I'm hoping he will sleep for most of today. All-in-all the visits went well and only took 2 hours lol. Both my kids and myself are healthy and doing so well. 

Miles waiting for his turn, Logan waiting, his little ouchy legs from the shots, and him all crashed out from all the uproar. 

I also spotted this while in the office. Haha
I'm so proud of my hubby for being a second year resident and doing so well. 

August 2, 2014

Logan is two months!

Our little Logan is not so little anymore! He is already 15 lbs and 24" long. 

   This month has been both the roughest time in your short life so far but also the best. You had a rough time figuring out sleep from about 5 1/2 weeks to almost 8 weeks. You would get so overwhelmed with all the noise and stimulation that all you could do was cry. The only thing that helped you feel better was a good swaddle blanket, your binky, shushing noises, and bouncing in moms arms. We did a lot of bouncing. Right around 7 weeks you started smiling at us. You would look at us and smile back at our faces. What a fantastic reward for us! 
     You also started playing with toys. You will sit under your play mat and hit or kick your toys for awhile. You love it! 
      Right around 8 weeks you started a new sleeping trend of actual awake times and actual sleep times. It is really nice! You are sleeping in 3 hour segments and not just here and there and being cranky. 
      You are starting to watch your brother more and more. You like to follow his voice and see what he is doing when you are awake. I'm really excited to see how your relationship with Miles will grow.  I love to see him laying next to you, talking to you because I know he loves you and that love is only going to grow as you start to interact more. 
       I love you so much. I watch to sleep and play and am so glad you are my son. I love to see your little eyelashes and lips. You are still so tiny (even at 15 lbs). I love to see your eyes light up when you notice me and the smile you give me. You like to grab the back of my shirt when I hold you and it is so sweet to feel your hands holding me back. I love to watch the faces you make in your sleep. I watch you practice being mad and happy. I hear you practice laugh and see the pouty cry face. It makes me excited for the next few months when these things will be more than practice. 
      Thank you for figuring out sleep. Thank you for giving me better night sleep than Miles did. I couldn't survive waking up each day with Miles at 6 (even though YOU sleep in until 8) without all the good sleep you give me in the night. Thank you for being so sweet and cuddly and being my little tiny boy. I love you so much. 

-Momma a.k.a Monny.