Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Holden bug 5 months

I know everyone says this and I have said it many many times but He is growing up sooooo fast. I cannot believe he is 5 months old already. I seriously remember walking into the hospital like it was yesterday. He is such a sweet boy and he is so so happy. He smiles at everything and is very rarely fussy. Even when he has a nasty cold that lasted 3 weeks, and had goopy eyes so bad it glued them shut, he was still all smiles.

A little bit about Holden at 5 months:

*He smiles so big when I go to get him in the morning or from his naps
*He loves to be swaddled to sleep
*He has changed from the hospital binkie to the Mam, He likes it much better

*He likes to jibber jabber, He is our little social butterfly
*His bald spots are finally growing in and he is getting some adorable little baby chicky hair that just sticks straight up, I adore it

*He loves to grab everything and I mean everything, It is now time for this mama to wear my hair up and to be careful when it comes to necklaces and earrings
*He loves to play with my bubble necklaces at church and keep him entertained and happy throughout my lessons or sunday school.

*He does not like his eye boogies and nose boogies picked but mommy just cant leave them alone especially because he loves when they are finally out of the way
*He likes a lot of blankets on him in his carseat and in bed. He likes to be snuggly

*During his fifth month he celebrated his very first Christmas and it was so much fun to spoil him let me tell ya. Of course he had no idea what was going on but it was fun for us.
*He doesn't really love hats but he is getting better because we are training him to like them more since it is freezing outside and I need to keep those little ears covered

*He has gorgeous eye
*Long amazing eyelashes that his mama is jealous
*Very full adorable lips that they girls are gonna love one day

*Holden also celebrated his first New Years and has now lived in the year 2012 and 2013
 *He goes to be at 9 pm, gets up and feeds at midnight and then sleeps the rest of the night until about 8:30-9:30
*He takes 3 naps throughout the day a morning nap right after breakfast, a nap at about 2:30 or 3 and another nap from like 9-midnight

*Holden loves his grandparents and gives them lots of smiles and snuggles
*This boy is happy to play and be on his own a little bit but he also LOVES to be held and snuggled.
*This boy loves getting attention and being played with and we love to give it to him

*He is just getting stronger and stronger every single day
*He still sleeps in the porta crib and hasn't moved into maddux's room with him yet hopefully by 6 months 
*He sleeps with a fan going because he loves the white noise just like mommy

*He still nurses like a little champ and he is super fast and only eats about every 3 hours which is so nice for me
*He is loving his toys more and more especially because now he can grab them: his favorites are his rings, his wrist animals, and his tag blanket and Maddux is always trying to give him cars to play with him

*This little man loves to Roll. He is rolling all over the place and I think he is figuring out that it is getting him to where he wants to go. He also likes to just roll to his side and chill there. When we are changing his diaper as soon as he is all clean but before we get the new diaper on he likes to be naked and roll to the side it is so funny. 

*This is his first time swimming and he LOVED it. He smiled and looked so relaxed the whole time. And he took such a good nap after. Do you see those adorable rolls?!!!! IN LOVE. This was at the Hotel my sister and her family were staying in while they were visiting over Christmas break

*His favorite time to talk, be a little social bug and tell us his stories is during his midnight feeding. It is so funny how talkative he is at this time. I could just listen to it all night.

*Holden LOVES baths. He kicks his legs like crazy and does not like to get out

*We lotion him up with the lavender bedtime lotion every single night before bed
*He will let anyone hold him and will just smile at them. He doesn't have stranger danger yet

*He sucks on everything: his hands, toys, blankets, other peoples hands, everything!
*He has such a chill personality like I said he is so happy, and easy to please

*He is in size two diapers
*He wears 0-3 or 3-6 month clothes depending on the brand he even has a few 6-9 that fit

*This picture is from when I got stranded in the huge snow storm and we were chilling in the car in a parking lot until Ty could come rescue us and Maddux was being so sweet to Holden and Holden was loving it, jabbering to him, smiling at him and getting showered with kisses from brother. 
*Maddux and Holden have such a sweet little bond already and I just know they are going to be best buds. I love having 2 boys in a row!!!!

*He loves his little activity jumper. He plays with all the little toys attached, kicks his legs over and over again and smiles the whole time. This is nice for when mom needs to get a few things done or when Maddux needs my attention, or when we are eating

*He is ticklish and he giggles when we tickle him and make funny noises at him. His giggle is to die for.
*He smiles at strangers all you have to do to make him smile is smile at him or talk to him in a cheery high pitch baby talk voice He loves it.

*He likes to look at himself in the mirror
*He still likes his swing and it starting to like the bumbo more and more
*He is awake during the day more and more, except when he is growing he sleeps a lot more, but he has a pretty good routine that is close to the same each day

*He lets me put his hair in a mohawk for church and it is so adorable
*Holden likes the movements of the TV
*He likes to watch us eat and I think he is going to love when we start him on food (only one more month)

*He is always giving us the most precious looks and makes the cutest funniest faces
*He watches his brother like a hawk and loves to see what he is doing

 *This boy loves his feet lately. He is constantly grabbing them and trying to eat them. He grabs them when he is laying on the floor, when we are holding him, when he is in his carseat, and even when we are trying to change his diaper. It is so cute. I love when they start grabbing their toesies

*He loves putting his one are up over his head. So relaxing
*He loves to stretch after naps and in the morning
*He brings his arms straight up over his head as soon as we unwrap his when he wakes up

He is just such a sweet heart and such a blessing in our home. He is so cute and we could all just stare at him all day long.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Holden 3 and 4 months

I am behind on my little Holdy bugs monthly posts so I am just going to do his 3 and 4 month posts together and before you know it he will be 5 months. Where has the time gone? He is growing up so fast which makes me really sad I wish time would slow down just a little bit, but at the same time it is so much fun to watch him grow and learn. I really feel like time is going by faster with Holden then with Maddux. Did any of you notice your second baby growing faster and the time going by faster the second time around or is it just me?

3 Months Old
Holden turned 3 months old on November 20th. During his 3rd month he celebrated mommy's birthday, and his first Halloween. He was our little buzz for Halloween and he looked so adorable. I love going through all the baby's first holidays and all of the milestones again. It is really fun to see how similar and how different Holden and Maddux are.

*This little guy is a really good sleeper. He goes to bed at about 9pm, wakes up at midnight to eat and then sleeps from midnight to about 9 am. Then he has a morning nap and an after noon nap.
 *He still has the hiccups all the time poor little guy

*He eats really good and is a super fast eater. He usually nurses about every 3 hours and it only takes him about 10-15 minutes to eat it is awesome actually
 *He rolled over for the very first time in his 3rd month on November 19th at about 8:45 pm and we all got to see it, it was so fun. He rolled from his tummy to his back and did it over and over again. 

*He is now in size 2 diapers and 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes and white onsesies
 *He has the most beautiful blue eyes and he is always getting compliments on them 
*He loves going to his grandmas and grandpas houses

*He is starting to smile more
*Holden likes to suck on his hands
*He likes to see what is going on around him

*He had his first taste of ice cream in his 3rd month at a Halloween pumpkin carving party. He liked it but was a little shocked at how cold it was
*He liked the bath 
*He still doesn't love tummy time

*He likes his binkie more now
*He still sleeps is the car and at the store really well
*He loves to be held and to snuggle

*He loves his swing and we have tried the bumbo a few times but he doesn't really love that much yet
*He loves to be swaddled in his swaddler at night and for naps. He sleeps the best this way
*He does really good at church and usually falls asleep during sunday school and stays alseep during sacrament meeting.

*He adores his brother Maddux and is always watching him and smiling at him
*He is still sleeping in the porta crib in the storage room (Still not sharing with brother yet since he might wake him up in the night)
*He likes to get lotioned up at night

4 months Old

This adorable little bug turned 4 months old on December 20th. He had his 4 month appointment. Here are some of his stats at 4 months
Weight: 16 lbs 1 oz 74%tile
Length: 25.75 inches 79%tile
Head: 16.3 inch 30%tile

He is our sweet little chunky monkey and he did so well during his shots he was only sad for a tiny bit. He has a couple rough days after his shots but then bounced back and was back to his happy self in no time.

*In Holden's fourth month he celebrated his first thanksgiving, did a lot of fun christmas activities in December and saw a lot of family.
*He is starting to laugh a lot more
*He still likes his car seat and sleeps well in the car and in the stores when we shop

*He is sleeping so well he goes to bed at 9, wakes up at midnight to eat and sleeps until 9am. Then he takes 2 other naps throughout the day both about 3 hours long
*He still loves his binkie
*He loves to be held and snuggled

*He wears size two diapers and 3-6 month clothes and 3-6 month onesies
*He even has a few 6-9 month clothes he is wearing-chunky monkey
*He doesn't like to be left alone he likes a lot of attention and to have people around

*He eats so well, about every 3 hours and just about 10-15 minutes each feeding. He also does really well with being covered now which is nice
*He loves to be swaddled to sleep and he likes to go to sleep with his little glow worm that plays music to him
*He adores his brother and watches him wherever he goes

*He rolled over for the first time at 3 months but then kinda stopped doing it and then in his forth month he started rolling over all the time both from his tummy to his back and his back to his tummy. He is rolling all over the place
*He is sleeping in the porta crib at night and for one of his naps and sleeps in his crib for his morning nap because maddux is awake then
*He likes tummy time a little more now

*He is the happiest baby I have ever seen, he is very rarely sad and smiles so easily and all the time it is so precious and so much fun
*He is always kicking his legs and loves to move
*He had his very first mohawk this month and it was so cute. His hair is growing back a lot thicker

*He absolutely loves the bath and loves taking them with big brother. He smiles, laughs and kicks his legs splashing the whole time. He hates getting out and we have to change his really fast after.
*He loves to know what is going on around him
*His little flat spot on the back of his head is getting more round. We will see at his 6 month appointment if he need a helmet

*He likes his bumbo more now, he still likes his swing and now he is starting to like his little exer-saucer
*He is starting to grab things and he loves his baby rings and little animal rattles
*He is cooing and baby babbling soooo much it is so adorable

*This month he went to a lot of Christmas parties and get together with me. He went to the cricut party, blogging parties, friend parties and family parties.
*He loves to suck on things especially his hands, his rings, his blankets and mommy and daddys fingers. 
*He went to the zoo lights and slept and stayed snuggled up the whole time (it was freezing)
*He is getting better at wearing hats, he still doesn't love them but he is better about it which is good since it is freezing and he needs beanies to cover his little ears

*He loves going to his grandmas and grandpas houses
*He loves his aunts and uncles and cousins and all the visits we got this last month
*He does pretty good at church and sleeps through most of it
*Holden loves to hold our fingers

*He has gorgeous eyes and eyelashes, sometimes I just stare at him 
*He likes to know what is going on around him and likes to look around
*He is so so strong and is already trying to sit up
*He loves to be lotioned every night before bed

*We love his rolls and rolls of chub they are so much fun and I just kiss them all the time

We feel so blessed to have this sweet little bug in our family. He is the perfect addition and we all love him so much. He is so happy all the time, he is pleasant, he is so easy and not to mention he is the cutest most beautiful baby I have ever seen. It was been so much fun watching his grow and learn. I love you Holden, your smiles melt my heart every day.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holden at 2 months

 This little man turned 2 months old on October 20th
I  know I am a bit behind since he is 2 1/2 months now 
But here is a little bit about our little guy as of lately 

 I can't believe how fast he is growing
His 2 month appointment went perfect 
in fact Ty stayed home with Maddux so I could just take Holden
by myself which made it a lot easier
He was a really good boy and only cried for a second when he got his shots
poor thing had three shots that day and an oral vaccine
He liked the oral medicine he kept licking his lips it was so cute

 At 2 months:
Weight: 12.81 lbs 75%tile
Length: 23.75 inch 77%tile
Head: 15.4 inch 25%tile

** Holden is now sleeping through the night yay
He started sleeping through the night at about 7 1/2 weeks
He usually sleeps from midnight to about 8 or 9 
It is awesome 

**He takes 3 naps a day one in the morning after he eats breakfast, 
one in the afternoon and one in the evening 
then he usually goes to sleep at nine and then eats at midnight and sleeps
the rest of the night

**He sneezes and has hiccups all the time poor little guy
and just like his brother and daddy the sun makes him sneeze 
Weird huh

**He is very strong and loves when we hold him so he is standing up 
on our laps and putting weight on his legs

 **He has been smiling so much lately
He is always smiling and at and smiles every time big brother Maddux talks to him
Maddux is always talking to him in high pitch voices and baby talk
it is sooooo cute they already love each other so much

**He is in size 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes

**He is pretty good at breastfeeding although he still has his moments 
that he doesn't want to be covered when I am in a public place so 
I have to go hide or he wants to know what is going on around him
but for the most part he does good and he is a really fast eater
 it is usually 5-10 min each side in all 

**He wears size 3-6 month white onesies 

 ** This handsome little man got a name and a blessing in his 2nd month
His daddy gave him a beautiful blessing and the day was so special
Plus he looked so handsome

**Holden wears size 1-2 diapers 

**Holden is starting to LOVE his hand he is always chomping on it 

**He had gorgeous bright blue eyes and long eyelashes that I would kill for

 **He likes to be propped up on the couch with pillows around him and 
often falls asleep like that

**He is such a pleasant baby and I just love to hold him, give him kisses
and stare at him when he sleeps 

 **He rode on the trax train for the first time this month

**He always falls asleep in the car and in the carts at the grocery store
which makes shopping so much easier 

 **He likes his binky when he wants it but if he doesn't 
we for sure cant make him take it He mostly likes it when he is falling asleep
and when he is in the car

**He likes his swing, he will sit in the bumbo for about 5 minutes 
but doesn't love it yet

 **He went to the zoo for the first time in his 2nd month too :)

**He likes to be held and snuggled and really likes
his front carrier baby pack

 **He looks a lot like Maddux did at this age

**He doesn't love tummy time but will do it in like 5 minute time frames

 **He coos all the time and loves to babble at us and his brother 

**He likes to hold our finger in his hand when we are snuggling him

**He loves to be swaddled in one of those Velcro swaddlers at night
they keep him warm, snug and happy 

**He always falls asleep during Sunday school with me bouncing him on my knee

**He does not like hats which will be interesting with winter coming
I guess he will just need to get used to beanies 

**He is so alert and aware of things happening around him
He likes to follow us with his head and eyes when we are doing things around him
He is always staring at Maddux and watching what he is doing 

**He likes to bathe with his brother
He just smiles at Maddux the whole time
He loves the bath he is always so happy in there 
and loves when we pour water on his tummy and on his head 

**Holden has a flat head on the back left side of his head
at his 2 month appointment the doctor gave us some exercises
to do with him so that he would turn his head more the other way and 
develop those muscles and he is also having us put a rolled up blanket
under his left shoulder when he is laying down so that it
 props him to sleep on the other side of his head
These things are already improving his head it for sure isn't perfect yet
but it is already helping so much so fast
so hopefully he wont be needed a helmet. The doctor will check on it again
at his 4 month check to see

We love our little Holden so much
I feel like just in his 2 months of life he has brought so much 
happiness and joy into this family
Maddux is so amazing with him and just adores him
We love you baby Holden and have been having so much fun watching 
you grow and enjoying all those sweet smiles we get everyday 
Happy 2 months