Thursday, November 12, 2015


Day 296: 10/24
Zilla finally got to meet his baby brother and our family is complete (for know, maybe we'll be blessed with more of these sweet things later on)

When he arrived to the hospital with Mimi, Panini was temporarily out of the room getting looked at by the pediatrician.  Zilla came in and was searching for him and even lifted my shirt to cofirm that Panini was no longer in there.  When they brought Panini back, Zilla was so exited to meet him; though also a little distracted by a muffin.  But overall, it was my favorite moment of our hospital stay.  Also, it was the first time I really realized how grown up Zilla is; and how far he is from being a baby.  It was a sad and proud moment all at once.  Zilla is such a good big brother!

Day 297: 10/25
Panini is home!  I love snuggling with both of my boys.  They are incredible.  This is all Zilla wanted to do for the first few days home with Panini.

Panini meeting his God-mama for the first time!

I love this picture of Panini with Mini B

Day 298: 10/26
Panini meeting Aunti Ellie, the maker of the Bible Verse artwork in his nursery

Day 299: 10/27
Panini's first walk and Zilla being a wonderful helper

Our friends bought an extra US Soccer jersey and gave it to Zilla.  It is favorite thing to wear right now.  I wash it every other day, so he wears it about 3 times a week.

Day 300: 10/28
I love this kid's sense of style. 

This on the other hand...Dada dressed him and forgot to put his onesie on before putting on his pants.  Trendsetter. 

One of my Girls Night girls gifted me a ring sling and Panini and I are looooving figuring out how to use it.  These carriers really do make having a baby and a toddler so much easier.

Day 301: 10/29
I love this snuggle man so much.  He is such a good baby.  He eats, poops, and sleeps with an occasional cry.  It is just so different from Zilla.  Don't get me wrong.  I love Zilla too, but this is like baby therapy.  Actually, I may need him to get more difficult.  I spent a little bit of this day and the next crying about 1 week of maternity leave already being over.  I can't imagine leaving him.

One of our first eyes open pics!

We showed Zilla his new fireman outfit for Halloween.  HE WAS ECSTATIC! 

Day 302: 10/30
On Panini's original due date and 1 week of being outside the womb, we took family pictures with cousin Haley.  I am so so excited to see how they turn out!

One of my besties from work came by to meet Panini!  She is also expecting and is actually having her baby as I am writing this!  I cannot wait to meet little Baby Rod!
Nope, nope, no reverting here. Zilla has been such an amazing big brother.  He loves Panini so much.  He did a little bit of acting out towards hubskie and I, but he has never stopped being all kinds of enamored with Panini, so I know it could be much worse.  I am so proud of him. 

Day 303: 10/31
Happy Halloween from fireman and fire!  After 2 days of gleefully enjoying his new fireman hat, Zilla was over it and preferred the Mickey Mouse ears instead.  You do you, kid.

All of the cousins in their get-ups!  So cute!

Trick or Treating!

Mini B got into my makeup and then when I discovered her like this said to me, "Umm Aunt Becca, could you get this off my face.  If my daddy sees me like this, he is really going to yell at me."  I found this paritcularly hilarious. 

Day 304: 11/1
Just because he's adorable.

Day 305: 11/2
Do these stripes make me look fat, or just adorable?

So convenient.  I was able to take my 2 week old to the park with my toddler to reduce the amount of cabin fever for Zilla.

Day 306: 11/4
My first glass of wine in 10 months! 

Day 307: 11/5
My nextdoor neighbor is more talented than yours.  No really.  She made me this wrap (in Maroon, Whoop) and this ridiculously precious octopus that matches Panini's room perfectly.  AMAZING. Check out more of her awesomeness here 

Zilla "fixing" Mimi's hair with a whisk.

The neighbors came over to play!  These two love hanging together.

Day 308: 11/6
This morning Zilla told me he was cold and asked me to put a blanket on his head to keep warm.  I told him I couldn't put it on his head because then he wouldn't be able to eat.  This is him proving me wrong.

Later that day we went to Papa Joe's to hang out.  Zilla's favorite part was the tractor.

Or maybe it was playing with Papa Joe.  I love seeing Papa Joe smile like this!

Panini meeting Papa Joe :) 

My guys.  My heart.

Day 309: 11/7
Tee hee.  More amazing stylings by Zilla.

<3 <3 <3 

Day 310: 11/8
Park time with the family.  Zilla and hubskie made up a new game.

Zilla used to not be able to climb this without substantial help.  He made it all the way to the top today, with only a little help on the last level.  He's growing so fast.

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