Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Tonight we went over to my SIL and BIL's house to have dinner and go trick-or-treating. Princess Callie and Leopard Lily had a great time going door to door and getting candy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Children's Museum

Yesterday, me, my MIL, Callie, Evan, my mom, Hannah, Lily, Parker, my friend Jeanie and her kids Saylor and Simon went to the Indy Children's Museum. Even though it was really crowded, we had a lot of fun! I don't know who was more tired at the end of the day-grown-ups or kids!

Saylor and Simon playing

Evan was all smiles!

Callie was splashing!

Lily loved the sand

Simon in the John Deere

The girls dressed up...

The new exhibit was all about frogs.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Parker's Stats

Weight: 8 lbs, 3 oz
Height: 21 inches

5 Days Old
Weight: 7 lbs, 8 oz
Height: 19.5 inches (somehow is got shorter!)
Head: 13 inches

1 Month Old
Weight: 9 lbs, 15 oz
Height: 20 and 3/4 inches
Head: 14 inches
(He is in the 50 percentile for weight and height)

Parker is doing well! He is growing and meeting his milestones. He has even smiled at me the last couple of days :) I talked to Dr. Byrn about his stomach issues. He seems to think that he will work it out on his own and wants me to keep him on breastmilk. If we changed my diet (taking out dairy, etc) it may take a while to see if it helps. He thinks that he will grow out of the fussiness. His eye is still really red, but Dr. Byrn says that is discoloration from birth and should lighten in time. He doesn't think it is a hemangioma and shouldn't affect his eye sight. Thank goodness! Last night, Parker slept 6 hours (and I wasn't holding him)! I know that is very rare, so I won't get used to it, but I needed it.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

1 Month Old

Today Parker is one month old! Seriously, where did the last month go? He is growing and changing every day. He is more alert and awake a lot more during the day. He likes to listen to our voices and is entertained by Lily's funny business! He eats every 2.5 to 3 hours. His tummy is still a mess, which makes for long nights. He isn't crying during baths anymore and actually seems to enjoy them a little. On Tuesday, he visits the doctor for a check-up so I will have more stats then. In just a month, Parker has added so much joy to our lives, and we couldn't imagine not having him in our family.

Happy Birthday Callie! (one day late)

Our niece Callie turned three yesterday! We celebrated with her today at the children's museum. I love how much time Lily is able to spend with her. It is great to watch them together! We love you Callie!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fun at home

I can't believe I only have a couple more weeks at home with Lily and Parker. Time has gone so fast. We have been having fun just hanging out at home. It has been relaxing! Lily has been coloring, playing toys, and getting into playdough. Parker sleeps and eats (although he does has some awake time and watches Lily run around). Today, he is four weeks old, and he goes Tuesday for his one month check-up!

His poor eyes are still really red!

Lily took these two pictures all by herself! Not too bad!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

I am going to say he looks like daddy here :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Three Weeks Old

I am a couple days late, but Parker is already 3 weeks old! Times flies when you are in a tired state all the time. Everyday we are getting more comfortable at home in a new routine. Lily has settled down a bit and continues to be a big help. They other day she even replaced the toilet paper roll! Parker is doing good-he has some tummy issues (gas, spit up), but we are trying to get that worked out. Hopefully that will help him to sleep better!

Parker looks like he is saying "help!"

While I shower, Lily helps me entertain Parker. You can see how see puts all the toys around him to keep him occupied!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My loves :)

This weekend, Megan took Swan family pictures in our backyard, so she snapped a few of Lily and Parker. Here they are...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Parker's Baptism

This morning, Parker was baptized at church. We were lucky to have so many family members their with us. We enjoyed celebrating with a great lunch after Mass too!

Parker did cry when the water was being poured on him :)

Here is Lily during the Baptism-sticking her tongue out. Looks like we have done a great job teaching her church manners!

A picture of the Quinns

Parker's godparents-Holly and Eric