Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I know this post is a little late, but better late than never. I am so blessed to be able to go to the beach every year with my family. I have been every year since before I was one. Most siblings have had to miss a year or two but luckily I haven't. We didn't know for sure if everyone was going this year but by the end of the week we had everyone in our family in the house! It was such a wonderful vacation but had a few set backs. Brighton got sick on our way down and the sickness seemed to pass through the family. Troy was still getting used to life and had a little bit of a hard time. Chris wanted to try a few new things this year so we found a tide pool with lots of crabs and explored a beach south of the wedge. We also took Brighton to his first movie on the big screen CARS 2. He stood most of the time watching through the chairs in front of him, and Troy slept through the movie. As always the beach was a blast and we can't wait to go back. Thanks mom and dad for taking us!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Troy's Second Month

Troy's second month was a little less hectic as we tried to get our lives together. We were alone for most of it, but towards the end we were able to go to Vegas and the Beach for a week! Troy continues to grow well. He is still a great nurser and is hungry every 2 ½ - 3 hours. His crying really peeked this month and I didn’t know what to do with him. We went to the Dr. at 6 weeks to make sure everything was fine. Troy was already 11 lbs and the Doctor said since he is growing and eating well we have nothing to worry about; he just might like to cry. I figured out that Troy likes to sleep after being awake for an hour and a half, no longer! He also likes to be held outwards with a little pressure on his tummy. After learning this, his crying fits decreased. He wakes him self up many times during a nap and has a hard time falling back asleep. Night time is a gamble, I never knew what I was gonna get. Sometimes he slept 5 hours and some nights he woke up every two. I think this was our month with the least amount of sleep! Troy started liking to lay on the floor and smile as you talk to him, but of course don’t leave him for too long. Even with the crying and lack of sleep he is still a doll and we love him more everyday.

Since we got back from our beach vacation I decided to try a swaddle sack for Troy. He loves it and has taken really good naps for the past two days and slept well at night. Why I didn't try this sooner is beyond me!

Brighton loves little Troy. He likes to kiss him and hold his hand. He worries about him when he is crying and always wants to know where he is. I love their brotherly love!