Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Breakfast Date

Giggles and Mommy went on our first mother/son date this morning to Chick-fil-a. It was the first time just the two of us have gone out together just because...not to meet someone, not to run was really fun. A much needed morning off! I hope this becomes a tradition!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

Giggles likes his new John Deere shirt...just one more step on the road to making him a good country boy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Giggles and toys

Today was the first time Giggles cried when a toy was taken away and replaced with another one. Up to this point, any toy would do. Kinda neat to see him learn object permanence...just wish it was the quiet toy he wanted so badly ;-)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Three Month Pictures

Giggles was three months old on Tuesday (wow, that went fast!) so we took pictures to mark the day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Giggles' pets!

Giggles is just starting to be aware of the pets and follow their movement around the house. After the first few weeks of having Giggles around both pets pretty much just ignore him.

Daddy is trying to teach Giggles that Daisy will be his best friend so there are lots of puppy hugs!!

This past Saturday we took both pets to the vet about 2 hours away from home (with the car seat hating child). Neither pets nor child enjoyed the trip!! At the vet Daisy hyperventilated while getting her nails trimmed and Daddy had to pin her to the floor, Dash hid under Chester (his pet cat) in the carrier and cried...and in the middle of all that Giggles had an explosive diaper! Mommy had to leave with Giggles and Daddy was left to deal with both pets. I don't know what would have been more funny to see....the girl walking out holding a baby in front of her or the guy with a dog on a leash in one hand and a cat carrier wiggling around in the other!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Two month check up

We had a really good trip to the doctor with Giggles today! Mark and I both were much more happy with the new doctor, staff, and office in general. They answered a bunch of our questions in the very first packet of info on two month old babies (imagine that...information up front).
Giggles is growing just like he should be. He was totally flirting with the nurse...smiling and cooing the whole time.
He weighs 12 lbs 10 oz (50-75%) and is 23.75 in (75%) he really has grown a LOT!!!
We asked about his food consumption and it is normal so he is just a fast growing little guy!!
The hard part of the day was getting 3 shots. He laughed through the first one, whimpered on the second, and full on screamed for the third :-( Apparently that is when he realized it hurt...but as soon as I picked him up again he was fine.
He is now sleeping and has a little fever but we hope it doesn't get too bad.
A couple other cool things...the nurse gave us about $20 worth of free formula!! And some church friends brought us a really yummy dinner just to help out today!!! Wonderful unexpected blessings :-)
This is how Giggles looks after his day at the doctor...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Personality Pictures

Giggles is really starting to get a cute personality. He loves to sit and laugh at anything...including the walls (we are still trying to figure that one out!).

 His two month check up is Thursday and I am looking forward to hearing how the doctor thinks he is progressing. There will be a post about that visit later this week.

 Until then, here are a couple of cute pictures that show his funny little face!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

First Easter

Giggles had a very busy first Easter last week! We went to church at Northland on Saturday night, church at CKC Sunday morning, and spent the afternoon with Grandpa Bruce, Grandma Carol, and Great Grandma Rita.

He got to wear his first Easter outfit a lot:

Grandpa Bruce bought him his first Easter basket! They made a deal about the contents...Giggles got the bunny and Grandpa got the candy. Sounds like a deal Grandpa would come up with ;)

Giggles with Great Grandma:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Family Pictures

We realized we needed some updated family pictures and Easter seemed like the perfect time to do it. Actually, it was the week before but we were in our Easter clothes and pretending :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sleep Baby!!

Last night marked a whole week of Giggles skipping his 12:30 am bottle! We are now down to just getting up once in the night (around 3:30 am) and enjoying less interupted sleep.

Friday, April 6, 2012


How much work would you get done if you saw this each time you looked down?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Just a thought: A little baby stretching as he wakes up might just be the cutest thing ever.
P.S. - 6 weeks today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Smiles and giggles

Over the weekend Giggles started to smile and giggle responsively!!! We have had tons of fun watching him smile. He loves to have his belly patted and giggles like crazy. He smiles when he sees his sucker...which makes sucking a little difficult!
We have been home for a month today and it is amazing to look at all the changes in him (and our lives!).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Heads Up!

Giggles has been working on a new trick this week...holding up his head (and showing he really has a neck)!! Each day he gets a little better. His favorite activity is now being held upright so he can hold up his head. He does a little bit resemble a bobble head doll at this point, but practice makes perfect!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Activity Time

Giggles got a new activity mat this weekend. He loves to lay under it and watch all the toys, especially the spinning monkey!! He really does not like to be put down on his back so this was a welcome new toy that entertains baby!!!

Beach Days

Giggles took his first trip to the beach and Bizzaro's Pizza on Saturday. In typical Giggles fashion, he slept through the whole experience! We look forward to lots of beach time when he is a little bit older.

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This blog is all about our baby boy, code name Giggles, and what he is up to! It will be my way of keeping family and friends that are far away updated on Giggles without completely overwhelming Facebook and become one of those mommy's.

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