Saturday, November 7, 2009

chubba bubba and zion national park

van had his 2 week check up last week. he is a big boy.


here are the stats:

9lb 3 oz - 75th percentile (one pound up from birthweight - if he sticks to that growth rate he'll be 10 lbs at 3 weeks old - yikes)
22 inches - 80th percentile


some comparison: emery was 6 lbs 10 oz at 2 weeks. she weighed a little over 10 pounds at 2 months. this is a big baby compared to what we're used to around here.

what i'm learning as his mom: how to calm a fussy baby, how to teach a baby the difference between night and day, how to get a baby to sleep, how to nurse a piggy and how to change a diaper without getting peed on (no, being emery's mom taught be none of the above)

he is definitely adorable and we love having him around!

practicing some finger strength training exercises with dad

he was a very good boy for our 1st family adventure. aaron decided last minute to take the day off and take his family to zion national park. it is only an hour from our house and we were obviously going to be way bummed if we didn't make it there before we leave cedar city next month. emery was a good girl too and loved hiking and our picnic. she wasn't sure about the tunnel though...next time you go to zion, PLEASE do it in the fall - GORGEOUS!!!



and to not neglect my cute daughter - she is such a good girl and i'm so lucky to be her mom. have you ever seen a cuter, happier girl? she makes me so happy.



15 comments:

Janssen said...

Where are you going after Cedar? Why can't I remember?! :)

Super Angie said...

Van and Em are both cuties!!! I cracked up to hear you describe Van as a big baby. You should see Mandy's babies!!!!!

Cheney's said...

Wow...Van is so tall! Emery is so adorable too. I'm glad Audree and her got along. :) I have to remind Brian that we HAVE to go to Zions National Park before we leave too. It looked like so much fun!

janaemadsen said...

that is a cute baby. I want to go to Zions...

The Crandizzles said...

He already looks a lot different than his birth annoucement! They change so fast!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your kids are so so cute. I'm so happy that Van is such a chunk! Better fat than too skinny eh?

HW said...

I love you Britt. You inspire me with your goodness. You don't look or sound like you're sleep deprived or whacked out by hormone changes. How do you do that?!

The Rust said...

So CUTE! I can't wait to see him.

Monica Kate Fish said...

Are you Wonder Woman or what Britt! 2 darling kids, hiking on a whim, and all while looking fantastic.

Jamie P C said...

I can not get over how cute they are!

David and Maggi said...

Oh man I can't wait to see those beautiful angels today! Van, where did those nostrils come from? Not your mommy! So CUTE!!!

Mark & Bek said...

My favorite picture is the one of Van sleeping on the couch. I love him.

Michelley said...

Congrads on your new one! What a cutie! And I can't believe how big Emery is. Love her hair!

Katja said...

Well, I am glad to hear that you get peed on too. I thought our boy was the only one that did that. I believe I have been pooped on more than I ever imagined would happen to me. Van doesn't look chubby at all, where is all of his weight at?

The Strongs said...

I did not know you had another little baby! How fun, I did too 17 days ago. Only it's my first and I have no idea what I'm doing. And you two make pretty cute kids.