Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Newborn No More

Sniff sniff. 
Apparently my newborn is no longer a newborn.  Today, at 6 weeks old, we upgraded Weston from Newborn to Size 1 diapers.  I know there's not THAT much size difference between the two, but to me the Size 1's look H-U-G-E, too huge to fit my little newborn, but alas, they are not.  Sniff sniff.

It is SO true that they grow and change so fast.  I can't believe he is 6 weeks today!  The other day I asked Brett why baby fingernails grow so quick.  His quick and all too simple answer: "Because their whole bodies grow so quick."  Duh!!

Weston's "stats" from his last apt. at 5 weeks:
Height: 22 1/2 in. (80th %ile) 
Weight: 10 lbs. 0 oz.  (50th %ile)
Head Cir.: 14 1/4 in. (30th %ile)

Weston's pediatrician was VERY happy with his rapid weight gain because at his last appointment only a few weeks before this one, he was measuring 80th %ile for height, but only 15th %ile for weight!  LONG and LEAN!  He's definitely figured out how to eat since then and is now putting on weight like a champ, jumping up 35%ile in a matter of a few weeks!  This could partially due to the fact that he's also developed some colicky gas issues in the last few weeks, and feeding him more often keeps him happier.  As a result, he's recently developed his first thigh creases and some chubby cheeks that chipmunks would be envious of. :)

A few things Weston likes:
bath time, his swing/bouncer, his Mylicon drops (thankfully!), being swaddled, his car seat, sucking his thumb (we will quickly be putting an end to this), and cuddling

A few things Weston does NOT like: 
tummy time, cold hands, having his clothes changed, being set down or ignored, his sling, and church

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Weston rocked the vote!  The volunteers got a look at this face and couldn't help making an exception to the voting age.

Partyin' 'Till the Cows Come In

How is it that now that I am home all day long I have less time to blog than ever before?  Pathetic, I know.  I'm making a resolution to be better again.

Some friends from our ward threw a fantastic Halloween couples costume party a few weekends ago.  Brett had to work (as usual) so I wasn't planning on going and didn't plan a costume.  Well, most of you know I HATE to miss out on a party, so a few hours before the party started I decided to pack Weston up and take him as my date!  I wasn't about to suffocate my 3 week old baby in a huge fluffy Halloween costume, so I decided this cow onesie would work.  I scoured around my house for something that goes with a cow, and in about 5 minutes pulled together this farmer outfit for myself.  Not one of my better Halloween costumes, but it worked.  We had such a good time, and it was a great excuse to get out of the house.  Thanks so much to the Davises for a great night!
 There were SO many amazing costumes!  By the time we decided to get a group pic, about half of the couples had already left :( , but here's a pic with some of the gals who were still there.
So funny that both the Pages and the Ashtons dressed up like old folks!
 And the winners of the costume party and $100 prize... the Piepers as Kanye and Taylor Swift.  They looked great!