Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two months old :)

My sweet boy,

Yet another month has flown by and you have grown and changed so much in the past few weeks. At your two month well check you weighed 13 lbs 10 oz and were 23 3/4 inches - a big boy! You also had your first set of shots which of course you hated. You calmed down very quickly after the injections but had a hard time the rest of the evening and the next day. This is something I will dread every time - it just hurts my heart so much to see you in any pain. We struggled a bit with your tummy this month but the doctor prescribed Prevacid and you seem to be responding very well to it - I'm hoping you don't grow up to have mommy's sensitive belly. You are such a strong boy - you can hold your neck up steady for quite a long time - even your doctor commented on that. You are also started to push up with your legs while we are holding you almost as if you are trying to stand up already! You have found your voice and will lay on your changing table "talking" up a storm - it is the cutest thing I have ever heard. You love watching the movement and colors on the tv and you definetly recognize voices as you perk up as soon as you hear your daddy or I talking. You smile in response to us as well :) You track very well - following objects placed in your line of sight or me or daddy if we are close to you in a room. You are becoming a much better sleeper - waking up only once or twice a night now to eat. I am so amazed at all you have learned in just a few short weeks - I can't wait to see what developments the next month brings. While I can't wait until you are big enough to interact with us more, a part of me wants to bottle you up just as you are - you are just growing way too fast.

You had quite an eventful month - you were baptized the day after your one month birthday, spent a week getting to know your cousin Abigail while your grandpa was baby-sitting her for the week, got a new tummy time play mat that you love, attended the wedding of a friend of mommy and the 60th wedding anniversary dinner of great grandpa and grandma Lanoye, met baby Abigail and baby Blake who will hopefully become playmates of yours, took your first trip to the lake and first trip to the beach (although you didn't even make it to the sand at either place :P), took a trip to San Clemente to meet some good friends of mommys and then on to San Diego to spend a week with daddy while he was working, and of course had lots of little photo shoots with mommy :) You spent lots of your days with your abuelita and she finally had to go home on your two month birthday - I know you will both miss each other very much.

In two months you have changed our lives immensely - I can't even remember what my life was like before you and I don't want to. I love you more than I ever imagined it was possible to love someone . . .


Here are a couple pics that were taken on your two month birthday . . .

and a comparison of your one and two month pics with your bear - you are much chunkier now :)

1st Lake Trip!

Every summer my parent's rent a spot to park our RV on Lake Elsinore for the summer. This year since we were expecting Christian in the summer they decided it wouldn't be worth it since they'd be here waiting for him to come and then he'd be too little to go for some time. They did however take it down there for Labor day weekend which is also my dad's birthday so Joe and his mom and Christian and I went down Saturday and Sunday to spend some time with the family and have a small birthday celebration. It was much too hot outside for Christian to spend any time by the water so he and I hung in the camper most of the day until it cooled off in the evening but Joe got to do a little jet-skiing and his mom spent some time down by the water. Next year Christian will be big enough to play in the water with his cousins :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Month 2 pics

Here are just a few of my favorite pics from Christian's second month . . .

A few days shy of his two month birthday we had a little photo shoot on Grandma's bed and he was in such a good mood that I got tons of pics that I loved so I made a little collage of all his cute little expressions :) I want to remember all of them.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I can't believe another month has passed since I updated this blog - Christian keeps us very very busy! On Sunday, August 8th Christian was baptized at St. Catherine Laboure church in Torrance. His godparents are my brother William and my very best friend Jennifer who was also my maid of honor. He slept through the entire ceremony including when they poured the water on him! Quite a few people came to celebrate this occasion with us - all of the grandparents and great-grandparents, uncles and aunts and a few of Joe's friends from his softball team. After the ceremony we had everyone over for tacos and cupcakes to celebrate his special day. Here are a few pictures . . .

Christian's awesome cupcakes were made by For the Love of Sugar - they were delicious!