limping into the new year

Sheesh. I hope the whole year isn’t like this. We’ve had a fairly rough few weeks. Well more accurately, Liam has had a rough couple of weeks, starting with an ear infection the day we were slated to leave for PA and ending with Erythema Multiforme thanks to the Amoxicillin that cured the ear infection. The big guy is almost better, thank goodness.

liam gregor
our first trip to the ER
liam gregor
my poor little guy
liam and daddy
daddy snuggles help

But there have definitely been some good times too. Christmas was super. Liam looooves Santa (the theory, he has yet to actually meet the guy). He quite liked receiving presents every day from every person he met. Pennsylvania was tons of fun, though the visit was much to short (my sister and her family may disagree with that).

liam gregor
Yay, Christmas!
liam gregor
breakfast of champions

Kellan didn’t get what all the fuss was about, but he rolled with it.

kellan robert
Meh, Christmas.

Mommy got some good stuff too…

mommy's little helper

Kellan will be 20 weeks old tomorrow. He’s a sweet, happy, hungry baby. We started giving him rice cereal last week. He’s not thrilled, but he’s eating it. Hopefully it will help us drop some of the night-time feeds, which have been steadily increasing in number since Christmas. Mommy’s tired!

kellan robert

I know, I know. Totally boring post after such an exciting holiday season. Sorry, but that’s all I got. Next one will be better and include a few decent photos. Promise.


BTW, the blanket Kellan is laying on is the first project I started making when I found out I was pregnant with Liam (not a typo). It’s the Noah’s Ark Blanket by Michele Wilcox from Crochet! magazine  (ravelry) and I’m almost done. Have crocheted some fish and a giraffe and a starfish, but still need to add them. Also need to whip up a bird, sun and sea turtle. Someday.

4 weeks

The new guy is four weeks old today. And here’s what it looks like at our house (for about 2 minutes – the rest of the time it’s complete chaos). Pan still thinks he’s the top dog.

liam and kellan
the hierarchy
liam and kellan

Kellan is still an eating machine. He’s growing so fast. We’ve already packed up the newborn clothes and some of the 0-3 months onsies are getting rather snug. Some days Kellan is awake for an hour or more at a stretch, others he still sleeps most of the time. He’s given us his first real smile. The first was at the sound of daddy’s voice and the second was for me (yay!).

We’re working on our tummy time now. Much like his big brother, Kellan only tolerates it for a few minutes. Still, doctor’s orders…

kellan robert
tummy time - the beginning
kellan robert
tummy time - the end
liam and kellan
it's ok. tummy time is done.

What fun.

PS. I started knitting the blanket pictured above while pregnant with Liam and finally finished it the week before Kellan was born. It’s OpArt knitted with Knit Picks Swish DK washable wool.