Saturday, November 21, 2015


Day 311: 11/9
Little Roodle was excited to get to hold baby Panini

 Day 313: 11/11
At swim class the kiddos found a new activity to keep them busy before their class started.  I thought their sweet little tooshies were too cute not to snap a pic

 Day 314: 11/12
When we were getting ready for school in the morning, Zilla ran back to his room and brought Panini his Elmo to keep him company on the ride.  This was just too sweet because Elmo is one of Zilla's favorite dolls

Day 315: 11/13
I went to a "babywearing" meeting to help me learn how to wrap Panini safely.  I was amazed by all of the classes offered so close to my neighborhood.  I was especially glad to see a postpartum support group.

 Day 316: 11/14
We went to Zilla first bday party for his friend, Preston.  It was at an awesome bouncy house place.  Zilla had a blast with all of his school friends!

 Day 317: 11/15
Zilla and I are usually awake before the rest of the bunch on the weekends.  This means we get a little extra snuggle time together.

Panini, mastering the tummy time!

Zilla is wearing high heels here.  He calls them his "work shoes" because that's what I call my heels.  I find that rather humorous

 Day 318: 11/16
Panini smiles melt my heart. I wish I could hold onto these snuggles forever.  I can't believe how fast maternity leave is going.  This kid makes me want to stay home even more than I had wanted before his arrival.

Day 319: 11/17
This poor little guy has battled some congestion on weeks 2 and 3 of his life.  Big bro is not shy with sharing the germs from daycare.  It has kept me up at night just worrying about his ability to breathe.  But his demeanor is still awesome.

Such a handsome fella.  We are starting to have more awake time, which is fun for me.  He usualy wakes up around 7 for a feed and then he will stay awake with maybe a catnap until his next feeding.  After his 11/12:00 feeding is when he takes his longest  2-3 hour nap and this is when mommy gets chores done.  After that it's on and off with short naps and feedings.  If I put him into a wrap it is a guaranteed nap, even if he is wide awake before going in.  It's like magic.

 Day 320: 11/18
Zilla and mommy had a breakfast date at Starbucks before school.  He loves him some muffins! 

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.