Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy 5 Year Anniversary

I realized that I really haven't done a normal post, that isn't all about Logan since he was born. I got to thinking that although I LOVE doing a post just once a month about my little boy, there are so many other wonderful things happening in our lives that I want to write about and remember.

I love this photo collage. It shows the whole beginning of our relationship. First night we met, first date, engagement, and our wedding day. 
Like... 5 years of marriage to the greatest man on earth! (Oh gosh, here I go with the tears already). I have been so excited about this anniversary, well EVERY anniversary, but especially this one. I've been thinking about it for an entire year and deciding what HUGE thing we were going to do. Andy and I switch off planning every year, and so it was my turn. I knew that we would have a 3 month old and so obviously we couldn't do anything too big, but I really wanted to make the day all about us. That's one thing that Andy and I have been adamant about; we always want our anniversary to be all about us. August 9, 2008 is where it all began for us as a family and we don't want it to just turn into any regular day. We always want to make it special. Anyway... so I knew that it would be hard to do that with a baby, but my mind was working trying to figure out a way. My original plan was to have Andy's parents take Logan for the night while we stayed in a hotel downtown Seattle, got roomservice, and just spend all night together. Then the next day we would meet up with his parents and go to the Mariner's game. Sounds great, right? Well, things changed once we had the little guy and I stopped working. Hotels are sooo expensive! And Log wasn't sleeping through the night yet, so I didn't want to have the in-laws worry about that.

I kept thinking of ways we could make it work...and after discussing with Andy, I realized it just wasn't going to happen this year. I decided to just make reservations at a super nice restaurant and call it a night. But Andy brought up an idea that was way more fun, and more us! We bought tickets to the Mariner's game the night of our anniversary. It also happened to be a Fireworks night and a night celebrating Ken Griffey Jr. being  inducted into the Mariner's Hall of Fame. Ken Griffey Jr. is Andy's favorite baseball player, so it was really neat to be there for that.

Andy works from home on Fridays, so I decided to make a yummy Anniversary breakfast of french toast and bacon and the most delicious chocolate milk. Then we just spent all day together hanging out and playing with Logan. Andy's parents came over later to watch Logan, and Andy and I headed to the game. The weather was great, our seats were great, and we just got to enjoy being together. The game was not great...we lost like 10 - 2 or something. But who cares, we still made it fun.

Andy was so cute when we first got to the ballpark. We walked in and I noticed a sign that said "Anniversary/Birthday" and then all of a sudden Andy said "Uh, I need to go get something". So at that point I knew that he had put an Anniversary message on the board, but I tried to play dumb and let him think I was surprised. :) It was kind of hard since it took forever for his message to finally show. But it was super sweet and I totally didn't expect it when we first bought the tickets.

It was so much fun to have a night off from being "mom and dad" and just be "husband and wife" for a few hours. Nana and Papa said that Logan was a great baby for them, so that made me super happy. I think that we will have to use them again when we want to go on another date. And I'm hoping that we make a better habit of it, instead of just waiting for our anniversary to come around each year. :)

The past 5 years have been amazing, sometimes hard, but still always worth it. Marriage is work, but that just makes it better knowing that you've worked so hard to make something so great. I love Andy more and more every day. I love the wonderful husband that he has always been. I am crazy, I'll admit it, and he puts up with me with so much patience and love. He is such a great dad to our little baby boy. I love watching them play together; I have a smile on my face the entire time. Happy Anniversary honey, can't wait for more years to come. I Love You!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Baby Boy is 4 months!!

Oh wow... little baby Logan is 4 months old! I can't believe it. It's so funny because sometimes it seems like he's only 4 months! Why isn't he more mobile, eating solids, saying words and signing... and then I remember, do I really want those things to happen already? No! I want him to be a little snuggly baby as long as possible! I think what's hard, is that most babies we hang out with are older, so I think that Logan should be able to do what those babies are doing. I really need to get over that, because then I think that he's not developing. Oh geez...what's wrong with me? Sorry, Andy that you have to put up with me. :)

All about Logan at 4 months:

  • He weighs 15 lbs 11 oz and is 25.5 inches long. I was guessing that he was at 16 lbs, I was pretty darn close. These are all in the 75th percentile, which is awesome, but makes me a little concerned because he's been in the 95th up to this point. I'm not concerned for his health...more concerned that he's going to start showing that he got his mama's genes. Yikes!
  • Logan loves to talk and make so much noise. It's so cute when he's just playing with his toys and just talking to them.
  • As much as he loves to talk to his toys, he always gets pretty frustrated with them. One second he will be happy and giggling, and then the next he'll be fussy because he can't reach one, or can't bring it to his mouth. He's just been doing that the last few days and it's kind of funny, but sad. 
  • He's lost a lot of hair...he's got a pretty sweet bald spot in the back. You can see it in some of the pictures. Sure hope it grows back soon...
  • Log loves his tongue! He used to suck on his thumb, but now he just sticks his thumb and pointer finger in his mouth and grabs his tongue. It's so stinking cute. If Andy or I stick our tongues out at him, he will smile and sometimes stick his out back at us.
  • He's hit the 4 month sleep regression...AWESOME! It hasn't been too bad, but he used to fall asleep by 7 or 8 for bedtime, and not wake up again until 3. Now he's up by 1 or so... Oh, there was one night where he woke up at 1:00, 2:00 AND 3:00. It was super awesome. :)
  • Logan will now start reaching and grabbing his toys when he's on his belly. 
  • When he's on his playgym, he will start reaching for toys that are farther away from him (this is about the time he gets frustrated because he can't reach them...). So cute to see him reach though, and not just automatically grab what's right in his face.
  • Logan has enjoyed his first few concerts. During the summer, the city of Kirkland puts on Kid Concerts at the beach near our house. So Log and I will walk down and enjoy the sun and silly music. My favorite is Caspar Babypants (seriously, look him up). I think I love him because he was the lead singer for Presidents of the United States of America (so, a rock band) and he now plays kids music. Super fun!
  • Logan is very close to rolling from his back to his tummy, but can't quite get over that shoulder yet.
  • He is getting more adventurous and loves to be tossed (ever so gently). He finally recognizes what's going on and realized it's pretty fun. He's also started to jump up and down a little, with big smiles and giggles of course.
  • He's still such a snuggler. I LOVE IT! 
I feel like there's more, but that's all I can think of right now (and that's a lot, anyway). Here are a few pictures of the little guy the last month or so. Such a cutie-patooty!!

He is a big boy sometimes and holds his own bottle

Loves bathtime and showers 
He loves to watch soccer with Daddy (note his bald spot)

Cuddling and being tickled by daddy

Loves to suck on his blankets

Logan's car buddies

He loves to read

Seriously, the sweetest face

He loves to sit and hunch over and cuddle me. Pretty funny

Cutest smile ever!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Pregnancy Journal

Start your own Shutterfly Photo Book today.

Throughout my pregnancy I kept a journal week to week of how I was feeling and all the fun things that were going on. I knew that I would want to turn it into a photo book once I had the baby. I started making this book on Shutterfly and soon realized that I did not have enough room to type out all of my ramblings and have pictures. So this book is mostly pictures and a few of the most important snippets from my journal. I love it! So excited for it to come next week. This was my first Shutterfly so I hope I did it correct and it turns out okay. :)

And you know the best part?? It was practically FREE! I had a coupon from Similac (any new mom can get this I'm pretty sure, I think I got it from the hospital? But then I also signed up for Similac emails, and they sent me a coupon for it as well. I highly recommend doing that!) Anyway, I love free stuff and especially when it's super cute like this!