Sunday, March 20, 2011

4 Months!!!

Vander is already 4 months old! I can't even believe how fast time has gone! And at the same time, I can't remember how life ever was without him! He has brought SO much joy and love into our house and Joel and I are so grateful for all the emptiness he has filled in our lives. We would have probably started having kids years ago if we only knew how much fulfillment it would bring! We absolutely adore you Vander!
Now, because hes 4 months... lets throw out some stats!

Weight : 15.5 lbs
Height : 24" (who knows how accurate that is, it was done by yours truely! :) )

And some fun facts about little Van Man..
  • Most Commonly called... Boo, Boozers, Van Man, Monkey, Boo Bear
  • Loves to touch, grab, exam and stick things in his mouth
  • Rolls over from front to back
  • LOVES to lay on the floor and kick like crazy
  • Has put his binky in his mouth a few times on his own
  • Trys extremely hard to hold his own bottle and can sometimes pull it off for about 10 secs
  • Sleeping through the night for about a month now (For the most part ;) )
  • Just started rice cereal this week (photos to follow)
  • Hes the happiest baby ever! Only crys when hes hungry or tired
  • He loves watching the doggies play and wrestle
  • Loves reading books! He would sit there and let you read to him all day
  • Smiles like crazy
  • Still loves being swaddled when he sleeps
  • Makes his mommy and daddy VERY happy :)
And now... pictures from his first rice cereal meal. BOY was it a freaking MESS. Afterwards, our dogs decided to eat his bib... awwwwwwwwwesome.......

 First mouthful :)
 He wasn't so sure about this....
Afterwards... Sittin fat and happy :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Busy Busy Busy.....

I apologize for my lack of photos within the past 2 weeks. I am starting a new job (Stay at home! WOOT WOOT) in a week and I have been in classes from 10am-10pm for the last two weeks. Needless to say, the only reason why you are not seeing pictures of Van man is because I haven't even gotten to see him!!!!
This is truely testing my sanity, but it will pay off here in a few weeks when I can stay home with him during the day! :) Here are just a few photos I snapped quickly today before I head off for school!!!

HAHAHAHA- I love this one! I couldn't help but post it :) Sorry Vander ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


So in the last two days we have hit two of the most AMAZING milestones so far! The first being that Vander has slept through the night 2 nights in a row! After literally about 6 months without a single full night of sleep, this was VERY overdue! I forgot what an incredible feeling it is to sleep through the night. So for that, I thank you Vander :) Please keep it up!
Our second exciting milestone is that just yesterday Vander picked up his first toy and was playing with it. He also picked it up and put it in his mouth, another milestone in and of itself. He kept himself fully entertained with one stupid ring toy for over an hour! BLISS! What a fabulous 2 days it has been!
Here are some pics of his first real "play" times :)