Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Daddy's day off!

Well I feel like things are finally starting to slow down here--sort of but there is still plenty to do as well. But now I feel like we are finally getting out and doing stuff on Jesse's day off instead of getting stuff done around the house all day long (don't worry some boxes will just never be unpacked) or running errands of things we need to get done because Jesse only has that one day to do everything he needs to get done. We still have our list of things that we slowly work on but I told Jesse we need to do one fun thing together each day off!
Two weeks ago we decided to venture onto the strip. Jesse and I aren't huge fans of the strip and don't have much of a desire to go there but there are a couple fun things to take advantage of. (and I am still learning of more I need to) We knew Corbin would enjoy the M&M factory and Jesse said since the Coke factory is right next store we had to go there too then. We watched the 3D movie at the M&M factory which actually just kinda scared Corbin because of a furnace that was going to eat the "M"-so thats all he talked about was how it was "scary!" But of course we got an expensive bag of a bunch of different kinds of M&Ms and enjoyed them the next week or so. Jesse wanted to try all the 16 around the world flavor drinks at the Coke factory-and I am not really a soda drinker but I thought it would be fun to try a sip of all of them as well. Some were good and some were awful!

After I decided since we were already on the strip-and I didn't really see us coming back for any reason any time soon-that we should walk down and see the Bellagio Garden and Fountains. They had the autumn decorations/floral right now which is really amazing how they create things out of plants/flowers. Sadly the fountains don't turn on till 3:00 and we were already pushing it with nap time so maybe another time Corbin can experience those-he loves water so I knew it would love to see them.
It is crazy how we live right next to the strip and so close to all of that stuff but where we live and our neighborhood it really doesn't feel like we live in Vegas and I forget about it. I really don't like the feel the strip gives you. I just felt dirty and I don't really care to be around that stuff much. Jesse and I do want to go try out some of the nice restaurants sometime though!
This last Tuesday we went to Gilcrease Orchard. There was a big orchard where you could pick your own produce and also a pumpkin patch and small maze for children and yummy apple cider donuts! (I really want some more of the donuts now) I was in Heaven though at the orchard!! Organic Apples for .99--that means healthy yummy applesauce as well! I got myself a bag and was way excited to start picking tons of apples. Jesse says "why don't you just pick a few and then you can do buy a bunch at the store" haha! He didn't understand at all! Thats ok-a lot of people wouldn't! But I hurried and picked a huge bag full and Jesse was a good sport about the whole thing! Corbin thought it was cool to pick the apples off the tree as well but just wanted to eat them right away! The kid LOVES apples and eats at least one or two a day! We picked some greens and carrots as well and Corbin enjoyed walking up and down the fields grabbing some himself!
Not going to lie…one thing Jesse and I really enjoy doing is going out to eat-so we almost always go out to eat on his day off! and it being National dessert Day we made sure of getting some Fried Ice Cream to celebrate!
We all enjoyed it--and Corbin made sure to finish it off! Our boy shares our same love for food! :)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

My 4 month chunk

Oh my sweet little Gavin is 4 months and just a growing like a weed or maybe I should say a big round pumpkin? Yes I know he's packing on the weight and I seriously don't know how. But I do joke around saying that he shows that bulimia is not good for you and can cause you to just gain more weight. He's still sadly soaking wet all day long-I was hoping the spit up would slow down (it did with Corbin by now) and nothing seems to really help but I am just happy that he is still a happy baby most of the time and it doesn't seem to really bother him. (more me with us stinking and always having spit up on us)
 He makes me feel so loved and just makes my heart burst when he smiles and gets so giddy when he sees me! He can go from fussy to smiling as soon as I walk up to him and start smiling or talking to him! The only time I really can't get him to smile is bath time. For some reason he HATES baths and just cries the saddest cry and than turns into a scream if I don't get him out soon enough. So he doesn't get many full baths usually just water in the sink while I am holding him cause I don't want to traumatize him too much haha! He constantly has his hands in his mouth-it started out with trying to shove his whole fist in but now its more of 2-3 fingers and I have caught him a few times now with trying to suck his thumb-I might have myself another thumb sucker here.
His sleeping hasn't been as well this last week or so-seems like since he got more shots. I splits his vaccines so he got half of them around 2.5 months and the other half around 3.5 months because I personally think it is really rough on babies to have that many given to them all at once and Corbin was almost hospitalized because he got a high fever from them so I wanted to avoid that as well. I know vaccines can make them feel crummy and since he is getting older he doesn't sleep as much but I feel like he is struggling to take good naps and then gets overly tired. He had a couple rough nights but besides that he still does around 7-8 hr stretch. I still have him in our room because its so nice just to grab him and feed him and put him right back without having to get out of bed-and he doesn't really bother us at all. He doesn't even cry when he wakes me just starts to grunt-his way of letting me know he's hungry and ready to eat I guess. I know I sound ridiculous maybe but I would feel bad if he was in his own room and had to get so upset to start crying to wake me up to come feed him-I guess thats just because I hate to make me sweet Gavin cry for no reason when he kindly just grunts for me..haha don't worry that will change most likely-its just what is working for now. (and I wasn't like that with Corbin).
I love Gavin's blue eyes-I feel like that is what makes him seem so sweet to me. He seems like he is intently looking at me and knows me and its those moments where you love being a mommy! I also love his inner thigh roll-it keeps growing and the crease might be permanent. ;)
I am struggling to have clothes for him to wear because yes he is growing faster than Corbin but also Corbin was in long sleeves and pants at this point because in Utah the weather is obviously colder right now-so much for timing there birthdays by each other ha! ;)