July 30, 2016

Peter Bryson Week by Week: 9 Weeks


Peter has been smiling a ton lately and I finally caught a few on camera, which was no small feat because as soon as I'd try and take a picture he'd always stop!  He is the cutest.  We are all smitten with him.

July 28, 2016

Peter Bryson Week by Week: 2 Months


June 27

Dear Peter,

You turned 2 months old today.  Your second month of life was much easier on us.  You started sleeping 6-7 hour stretches at night between feedings and are on a 2 1/2 hour feeding schedule during the day.  We are all feeling much more rested and I'm able to get a lot more done during the day other than just feeding you.

You just keeping putting on more and more chub, and I absolutely love it.  I pretty much keep you in just a diaper all of the time so I can giggle at your cute rolls all day long.  I'm not sure what your weight exact weight is, but according to our scale at home your are somewhere around 15-16 pounds.  I will update this after we take you to the doctor in a couple weeks.
We have given you a few nicknames over the past few weeks.  Mine and Claire's favorite is Peter Pan.  Your dad calls you Peter the Impossible, which comes from the story of how we decided your name which I will have to write down later.  You also get called a variation of chubby boy, chubster, and chubbers. 

You are still a really an easy going baby.  You mostly just eat and sleep still with a few minutes of awake time in between.  Your sister Claire is still pretty smitten with you, although you doesn't like to hold you for very long since you are getting "So hebby!" as she says.  She likes to hold your hands and wave them up and down and pretend you are dancing.  I'm sure you love when she does this :).
You finally started smiling really smiles today.  You've been so close for awhile but we had a hard time getting you to keep eye contact.  You are finally getting better at it and will smile at me whenever I hold you on my lap and talk to you.  You are just such a sweet boy and your little smiles melt into a puddle.  I'm so glad I get to be your mom!

Love you too much,

Mom

P.S. We took you to the doctor at 2 1/2 months and you weighed 17 pounds 3 ounces, and were 25 1/2 inches.  You are in the 99th percentile in weight and height.  Just to give you a comparison at 2 1/2 months old you are one pound shy of what your sister Claire weighed at one year old!  You are going to give your mom some killer biceps.

July 25, 2016

Type A


I took these pictures of Claire a few weeks ago.  She loves to line things up so I find her doing things like this quite often, but I noticed on this day she was even putting the matching princesses next to each other.  She may already be developing a Type A personality like her mom....which could be a good thing or a bad thing haha!

Peter's Blessing Day


We blessed our sweet little Peter on July 24th.  I found his outfit when he was just a few weeks old before he started getting so chubby, so we had to hurry and bless him before he grew out of it.  We got it done on probably the last day it would fit him haha!
He looks handsome in his little outfit!
Bryce gave Peter a beautiful blessing at our church sacrament meeting and then we had a little luncheon with our family in our backyard.  I was worried about it being super hot but it actually turned out to be a really nice day and stayed somewhat cool in the shade.


A few pictures of our family of 4!  (Technically 5 when we count Rory, but she isn't in these pictures)

Peter with my parents, his Grandma & Grandpa Mecham.
Peter with Bryce's parents, his Grandma & Grandpa Leishman.
Peter with my grandparents, his Great-Grandma & Great-Grandpa Mecham.
Peter with my other grandparents, his Great-Grandma & Great-Grandpa Richins.

July 17, 2016

Peter Bryson Week by Week: 7 Weeks


Peter Bryson at 7 weeks old.  And a shot of him with his big sister who didn't want to be left out :).

July 16, 2016

Pineview


We haven't been able to do as many summer outings as we'd like this year, having a newborn who nurses every two hours makes it a little difficult to squeeze things in.  But we decided on one of Bryce's days off to head up to pine view reservoir for a few hours so Claire could swim and play on the beach.  I'm so glad we did, Claire loves the water and she had so much fun!
Peter got to hang out in the shade with mom.  He was super good and basically slept the whole the time except when I had to feed him.
You can always count on Bryce to build a sand castle whenever he's at a beach.  The only difficulty he has now is trying to keep Claire from smashing it before he's done.  (He may have had to start over a few times.)   

July 15, 2016

Cow Appreciation Day


Apparently July 12 is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-a, where you get a free entree if you dress up like a cow.  My sister saw it on Facebook that morning and called me to see if we wanted to go with her.  I will do almost anything to get out of having to cook dinner ;) so we quickly put together some costumes and told her we'd be there.  
Claire had a blast with her cousin Lydia.  They both had so much fun being dressed up like cows together.  I think this is may have to become a new annual tradition for our family!