Yesterday my dear sweet baby boy turned 1 month old! Wow! He sure has been a blessing to our family! He's just such a sweetie pie! He's definitely got his momma wrapped around his little finger! lol! We all adore him, especially miss Spicer Beth. Sometimes she might adore him a little "too much" if you know what I mean! haha! She has adjusted well to having him around. Of course we've had our moments, but all in all it's been such a great transition welcoming Axl to our family!
I had heard from several different people how difficult it was going from one to two kids, but for me it was easier going from one to two than from going from none to one! ha! God truly has blessed this time for us and I'm so very thankful!
Some stats about Axl: I think (not totally sure) he weighs around 8 lbs. I have no idea how long he is! But his arms and legs seem long for him. People say he's going to be tall! (Guess we'll see!) He's rolled over from his belly to his back about 5 times for Jared. He will not roll over for me! Guess he just knows that's what he's supposed to do for daddy! lol! He'll be a great workout partner for Jared some day! He can raise his head about 90 degrees. Still a little wobbly though. Did I mention, his head is perfect! He's just so little and cute! I know, I know... I can't stop doting on him! :) He had a little play date with his friend Charleigh yesterday. She was due about 5 weeks before him but is only 10 days older. She was a week late and he was 3 weeks early. She is such a cutie! and so very sweet! love those little smiles Charleigh! By the way, I'm still waiting for a "real" smile from Axl! he will look at me all day but not give me a single smile. Little Stinker! Axl loves looking around. He also loves looking at the ceiling fan and sticking out his tongue! :) He's not too fond of the swing. He only wants to swing for about 15 minutes and he's through. Just yesterday I started putting him in his nap nanny for nap and he slept there last night and he loves that thing! I'm so glad! He's a big spitter so it makes me feel better having him on an incline while sleeping. Axl is starting to get on a 3 hour eating schedule and after most meals he stays awake. He's getting good at the "eat, wake, sleep" cycle from baby wise. PTL! He'll be sleeping through the night before we know it! Right now he will go 5 hours between feedings at night so this gives me a good 4 hour stretch to sleep at once. It's been great! The boy loves to eat and I'm so glad! Such a great nurser! I haven't pumped one single time since he's been born, compared to constant pumping with SB. God is good! :) Little mister is pure joy and we're a 100% blessed family!
Today my sweet precious baby girl started her very first day of preschool! Also, she turned 2 years and 9 months old today! Unbelievable! She will be 3 in 3 short months! How did this happen?! Now that little Axl is here it really seems like time is passing by way. to. fast! He is 4 weeks old today! Again, how did this happen?! I'm trying to cherish every single moment with my newborn son because I know he won't stay a newborn forever, unfortunately! haha! I'm loving this stage with him. God truly is blessing it!
SB looked so cute this morning with her little backpack and lunch box in tote! We went back and forth on whether or not to start her in preschool this year. I have always said I wouldn't send her until the year before kindergarten, but this girl just needs more than I can give her right now! She is super social and a go-getter! Always wanting interaction, and with a newborn I can't always interact with her. We chose a wonderful preschool in our area and she goes 2 days a week! She walked into her class today like she had just been there yesterday! I love her confidence! So, while she's enjoying herself at preschool Axl and I will be getting groceries, cleaning and playing! I think it will be a good fit for all of us! I love how God leads you and lets you know that what you are doing is the right thing. :)
Some things Spicer loves right now: Playing with her babies... she likes to pretend she has an older daughter and she is going to the hospital to have her baby sister! it's so cute! I think she uses Axl's swing more for her babies than I do for Axl! She loves to cook things up for us in her kitchen. Spicer loves to play beauty shop! She says "Welcome to my beauty shop! What can I do for you today?" Oh, this is so so cute! I love playing this with her! My sister is getting married soon, so Spicer loves to play like she is a "wedding girl." She always has me or Jared humm the wedding song so she can walk down the isle. One day I asked her who she was marrying and she said, "daddy!" How precious! I love her imagination!
Oh, and little 4 week old Axl rolled over from his belly to his back 2 times on Sunday and then again 3 times last night!!! What in the world?! Maybe this is totally normal but I don't remember SB doing that this early! He is a miniature Jared, so maybe he's made of muscle like him! haha! So very thankful for a healthy growing newborn boy and a healthy growing spunky little 2.9 year old! God is so good!
We welcomed our sweet little Axl Joe Steven into the world on July 26, 2011. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/4 inches long. He is such a precious little guy. Axl joined us a few weeks early because I had high blood pressure. God blessed me with an easy delivery. Dr. Bell broke my water at 9:25 a.m. and Axl was born at 12:19 p.m. I had already dilated to 4 cm when I was induced so it was a pretty quick process. Dr. Bell recommended I go ahead and have an epidural to keep my blood pressure down, so I had a completely pain free delivery! God is good! This is compared to 14 hours of hard labor with SB! haha! Axl has been a little doll baby. He nurses great and is a great sleeper. For the most part he is very easy going. As long as his belly is full he's pretty much good to go! I'm absolutely in love with this little guy! At his 2 week check up he weighed 6 lbs 10 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long! Like I said, he loves to eat! ha! :)