Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wesley David: 11 Months

Weight: Well, no 11 month checkup so these are guesses, but he is still growing at what seems like the same rate. He is a big boy, and we love every single roll. He is tall and sturdy, perfect for being Penny-proof. 

Clothes: The 12-18 month range seems to be his best bet at this point! 

Likes: Sticks. Not just the outdoor variety, but hockey sticks, wooden stirring spoons, drum sticks, really anything long and narrow. Typically a huge baby no-no, but I always keep a close eye on him, and he is SO intentional and deliberate with how he plays that he is seriously the safest stick player in the history of babies. He is such a little mama's boy, I adore it. But he is SO excited when David gets home from'll never see him crawl faster towards the door with his cubby little hands smacking the floor as loud as you've ever heard. He loves his sister, of course. He loves the attention she gives him, they laugh so much together. He loves being outside and hiking with David. He straps him to his back and they go on hikes a few times a week and Wes just loves it. He likes the food he likes, a LOT (but is a picky eater!). He loves to cuddle. I have yet to met a mobile baby who cuddles as much as he does. He isn't squirmy like his sister was, but willingly snuggles whenever you want too. I'm soaking this up every single day. 

Dislikes: seriously....not much. He is such a content little guy. He is fussy when he's tired and hungry. And starting just a few weeks ago, he doesn't like being dropped off at Sunday school, but always has so much fun. But separation anxiety has officially begun. 

Social: We were on a roll with getting him around more babies his age last month....but that has pretty much halted. I was just talking about this today with a baby #1 had SO many friends their age, and most of them we still get together with today. Then when baby #2 came along, we continued with our normal routine, which included baby #1 and friends. I am planning on working on this more, though he still has fun watching everyone else play. Once he's walking, I'm sure he'll be fine playing with the "big kids" but I still have such mama guilt over this!

Milestones: He stands on his own perfectly and regularly, and will take a step but only when I encourage him too. He has no desire to on his own. But he is sleeping GREAT, and napping WONDERFULLY, so thats a huge milestone! I can't believe this is our last update before he turns ONE! So proud of this little guy! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

6 Year anniversary

It may be a month and a half late (sorrybabeIstillloveyou), but David and I celebrated 6 years of marriage on August 28th. David and I are usually pretty low key (for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) in the gift giving department, we usually just go for a nice dinner/evening out and enjoy each others company. But year 5 was tough. Year 5 had its struggles, in many ways. When we realized our anniversary was coming up, we both knew that 6 years was worth celebrating, it was worth really taking the time out to celebrate that we made it SIX whole years of marriage, and are not only still here, but still in love, still serving one another, and still wholeheartedly in this thing forever. I adore this man and all that he is, as an individual, as a husband, and as a father. His love is my favorite, and I am blessed to be the one who gets it.

and then David surprised me with the sweetest, most dainty little rose gold anniversary band. He got me this as a reminder of the struggles we went through in year 5, and that we came through it stronger, closer, better, and more dedicated than ever. I am so thankful for this reminder. 

I got this incredible salad....grilled peaches, duck prosciutto, cornmeal encrusted and fried blue cheese, and some homemade dressing I'd drink with a straw. 

and of course I had to try their 8390280 cheese mac & cheese app. I should have photographed dessert too but you'd cover yourself in saliva, so I didn't. You're welcome. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

a Video: baby announcement #3!

Baby Lund #3 is on the way!

We are expecting Baby Lund #3! We couldn't be more excited. Despite Wesley being the biggest surprise of our entire lives (you can read about how BIG of a surprise he was HERE ) he made us realize how much we would love having all of our kids close in age. So, while we voluntarily signed up for 3 under 3, we couldn't be more excited! 

Also, a son that isn't Wes? A daughter that isn't Penelope? Such a crazy thought! But I can't wait to meet him or her!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Wesley David: 10 months

Weight: Well, as of a couple of weeks ago, he was 22.6 pounds. He is in the 85th % in height, and weights more than 80% of boys of his same height. 

Clothes: Huge range...he can wear some 12 months (kinda), and 18 months fit also. 

Likes: He likes his dads toys....aka tools that he has found live in the drawer in our kitchen. He loves everything that belongs to his dad...his guitar, pedal bored, measuring tape, level, etc. He loves them (all boy). He also loves a certain lower cabinet in our kitchen that contains all of our mixing bowls, thankfully they're all plastic or metal, and therefore unbreakable, so that is usually where I'll find him when I'm making lunch or dinner. He of course still loves his sister and wants to play with her (when she's not being a terrible two-er at least) He loves the bathtub and splashing around, but doesn't like the warm water is where its at for this guy. He loves rice cakes. I know, so weird. 

Dislikes: not being able to keep up with his sister at the playground, but he doesn't let that stop him. He doesn't get upset, he just seems to look longingly at her playing...hahaha! He dislikes when David tries to feed him a bottle to put him to sleep for the night....any other time he will take one from him, but this little guy knows when we're trying to pull a fast one over him. 

Social: We are finally getting around more babies! And its adorable. He loves interacting with them, touching them, poking them, etc. I love seeing him with little ones his own age!

Milestones: He started standing! Yesterday, I looked at him and BOOM. he was just standing. smiling, and giggling. I freaked out and called David over, and he was still standing....a full 45 seconds or so you guys! Let me tell you though, it was SO WEIRD. He is SO TALL, it was like seeing a dog on its hind legs. I couldn't stop laughing. He did it a few other times, it is so exciting! I'm also 90% certain he said his first WORD! He was oh so sad, and saw me, started crawling towards me, and said in a super pitiful voice "mamaaa". BOOM.