Sunday, November 29, 2009

4 months!

Sawyer is 4 months old now!  Time really is flying by.  It is so fun to watch him do new things and learn more and more every day.  He is sleeping through the night now, 10-12 hours each night.  We feel lucky to have such a good sleeper.  He also LOVES to play with his hands and has started playing with his feet.  Sucking his thumb and chewing his fingers are his favorite things to do lately.  He is giggling a lot and has the cutest little laugh.  He is gaining more and more personality all the time.  He even puckers out his bottom lip when he gets scared, and then lets out a loud cry.  It is sad, but so funny all at the same time.  He likes to play with his toys now, but still drops them quite often.  It is so fun to learn more about him everyday.  Just tonight I learned that bouncing him up and down when he is really tired seems to calm him down and help him sleep.  He has always fought sleep, but I seem to be learning his needs more and more each day.  We love him so much and are so lucky to have him in our lives.  He went in for his four month check-up and got more shots-  Pretty much the same story as last time.  He even fell asleep right before just like last time too!  Another new thing he has been doing is pulling his legs up and rolling somewhat to the side.  He was doing it a lot at the doctors.  I was so worried he was going to roll right off the table! Rolling like this has been very encouraging to Tyler and I because he HATES tummy time and we are always wondering how he will learn to roll over without it.  (We still make him do it, we just try not to torture him too much!)  Along with all these developments, he is growing bigger and bigger each day.  We definately have a big boy on our hands.  Here are his latest stats:

Length: 25.5 inches- 72nd percentile
Weight: 15 lbs 7 oz- 63rd percentile


Tasty hands!


You can't tell but he likes to clinch his fists and put his arms straight out- I think he is showing me how big his muscles are!


Our little thumb sucker


 Watching daddy intently while he was talking to his Nana


Thanksgiving

We had Thanksgiving at my Grandmothers house again this year.  Like always there were some 30-40 people there and a LOT of good food.  My Grandma has been taking care of my uncle lately so we did our best to try to take some of the load off by helping her out as much as possible. (She is so used to doing EVERYTHING that we could hardly get her to sit down.) We all had fun making pies ahead of time, and for many of us, cooking things we had never cooked before. Tyler even carved the turkey!

What a sexy apron! :)

I am thankful for many things this year including a wonderful, helpful husband who supports me in the things I do.  I never would make it through my schooling without his help.  He is my best friend and I am so lucky to have him. I am also grateful to have Sawyer in our lives and for the wonderful baby he is.  He has been sleeping 10-12 hours a night lately and that is definately something to be grateful for! We love him so much. 


His cute Thanksgiving sweater

What a handsome boy!

I am also thankful to live in this free country and for the men and women who fight hard every day to defend that freedom.  Most of all I am thankful for my faith and for the Savior.  Without Him I would have nothing.  I am truly blessed.

The big boy bathtub!

Until recently, Tyler and I have always given Sawyer baths in the kitchen sink on his infant bath sling. Sawyer has been growing leaps and bounds and so I figured it was time to try out the real tub. Sawyer was definately a little un-easy about the feel of the whole thing. When I first tried to put him in, he looked at me with fear and then screamed! I quickley pulled him up, gave him a hug, and told him it was okay. Then I slowly lowered him down into the water again. He was so cute because he would start to move, feel the water come up around him, and suddenly freeze! I got a video of the whole thing...
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And here is the happy guy after his bath





All clean!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A baby's best friend

It's about time! Just like this blog, our dogs have taken a back seat to the baby. If you haven't noticed, our title says "family blog of yorks AND DOGS". Poor Jagger and Bailey haven't had any attention at all on here yet. But looks like things are beginning to change! Bailey and Sawyer have definately been hitting it off lately. Look at these two...



Bailey still wants ALL the attention

Best friends

Awww....


I think they are becoming fast friends.  Now we just have to warm Jagger up to him a little more.

The eagle has landed!




I just have to say... my little brother is a stud!  A few weeks ago we did his eagle project and it turned out great!  We painted the four squares and a map of the United States on the blacktop at our elementry school.  It turned out really cool!  All seven of us kids went to this elementry school so I thought it was neat that he was able to do his project there.  My dad was sick and my mom had worked the night before so Scott did a LOT on his own.  (I guess that is the point of an eagle project.) My parents were both here and there to help, but I was very impressed with Scott and the way he handled all the problems that came up. I have to admit that I didn't know if he would get it done in time, but he made it. Here are the end results...


We might all have back problems now :)

Working hard

Painting away...

A bit of a closer look

The finished project


How fun!

The kids discovering their suprise

 I am so proud of my lil' brother. Him and I have been best buds since he was a little baby and it is so fun to watch him grow up.  I can't believe he just turned 18! Great job on your project Scott!  Your big sister loves you!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Trick or Treat" was "Sick or Stink"

Halloween at the York house this year was not all fun and games.  I was scheduled to work that night which meant no fun for me.  Being at an Urgent Care on Halloween = no fun at all.  On top of that,  Tyler came down with the flu and was running a fever of 102-103 all weekend!  And to make matters just a little worse, Sawyer was having a TERRIBLE weekend and had really bad gas.  So, to keep Sawyer from getting sick, Tyler didn't touch him or go near him at all.  Sawyer was totally uncomfortable and really fussy so it was probably the worst time to not have any help from Tyler.  I guess the best part of all of this is I realized how lucky I am to have such a helpful husband.  He really does so much to help out with Sawyer and I came to appreciate him so much more when he couldn't help me at all.  Thankfully my parents were able to watch Sawyer on Halloween night while Tyler rested and I worked.  Although Halloween wasn't all that fun, I couldn't resist atleast dressing Sawyer up in his costume.  We didn't really have big plans to take him out or anything so it's not like we had to cancel anything, there was just WAY too much stress going on.  Let's hope next year is better!  I did make some pumpkin seeds though which were amazing!  Can't wait 'til next year even if it's just for the seeds!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We are Blessed!

On the 25th of October we were able to have Sawyer's baby blessing.  It was the most beautiful baby blessing I have ever heard!  I am biased of course... but I was not the only one to feel that way. :) We feel so blessed to be members of the church and to be able to raise our Heavenly Father's children.  The blessings of the gospel are tremendous and bring joy to our lives every day.  I am soooo grateful to have such a wonderful husband who holds the priesthood who can be my companion and an example to his little boy.  We were lucky to have family there to make the day extra special.  Tyler's mom even flew out from Maine!  Here are some pictures of our handsome little guy on his special day.




After church we all went to my Grandmother's house for dinner with the family.  My Grandmother is an amazing woman and has always been an example to me.  She just had her 80th birthday, so we had a belated celebration the night of Sawyer's blessing.


I love my family so much and am so grateful to be a member of the church! We have a very special little baby boy in our lives and couldn't be more excited to be his parents!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Camping... it'll help you get your zzzz's

I know what you are thinking...."HUH? not from my experience!" right? Well... a few weeks back we had a pretty serious freezing rain storm. (There was even a 60 car pile-up on the freeway by our house) Tyler knew the storm was coming, so he prepared by getting firewood and all the necessary snacks. He wasn't worried about getting stuck inside, just wanted to do some indoor camping! So we pulled the mattress off the bed, started a fire, watched movies, roasted marshmellows and had smores. Last year we went camping in Novemeber (which I don't plan to do again) and Tyler was definately missing camping out. It'll be a few months 'til Sawyer is old enough to go along. Anyway the important part of this story was the awesome results of our campout. Sawyer had been sleeping for 3 or 4 hours at a time, sometimes even 5. Well, we figure he must LOVE camping because he slept for 10 hours the first night we camped in our living room. He, of course, was still in his crib, but he had never slept that long ever! It worried me at first, but then the next day he did the same thing. Since then he sleeps every night for atleast 6 hours if not longer. I am loving the extra sleep!
Here is Sawyer, taking a nap on our mattress in the living room. He LOVES sleeping in mommy and daddy's bed!



And a little video showing how happy our little guy is after his nap

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Looks like Tyler will have a buddy to go with him on all his wild adventures!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2 month stats...


So, like I mentioned before, I was a slacker mom and forgot to make Sawyer's appointment for his 2 month checkup on time.  Turns out his appointment was only a week or so after he turned two months, so I'm not such a slacker after all.  Anyway, our little boy is growing, growing, growing!  Here are his latest stats:

Height: 24 inches- 75th percentile
Weight: 13 lbs 7 oz- 75th percentile

After the Pediatrician checked him out, she left and told me the nurse would be in shortly to give him his shots.  As we waited for the nurse, he fell asleep.  Of course right after he did the nurse came back in.  I laid him on the table and as he woke up, he looked up at the nurse with a big grin.  Right then she stabbed the needles into his legs.  He screamed out almost as if he was asking "why did you do that, I was so happy!"  It was very sad, but my tough little boy was fine.  I picked him up, and it only took about a minute and he was telling me in his coos that he was ok.  A few minutes later, he fell back asleep and slept well.  That night he did have a rough time because I think his legs were sore, but it didn't last long.  He did so well!  Since I work in the hospital now, I see a lot of things I didn't before. I think it's made me a little hardened to people and their pain. I didn't cry when he got his shots, but it did pull at my heart strings more than I ever thought it would.  It is hard to hear your baby scream out in pain.  I was so happy that it only lasted a minute.  I've got a tough little boy on my hands. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

At the picture show

One thing that Tyler and I like to do is go to movies together.  We are very outdoorsy people, but movies are probably our favorite indoor activity (or atleast the most common).  Unfortunately, ever since Sawyer arrived, this has become quite difficult.  Of course, being the adventurous people we are, we decided to go for it.  We couldn't just go to a regular old movie, we had to go all out!  So... Sawyer's first experience at the movies was the double feature of Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2 in 3D.


Toy Story 1 and 2 are some of my VERY favorite Disney/Pixar movies so I was excited to go see them in 3D.  We almost made it through both movies, but Tyler and I were both exausted and Sawyer had had enough. I used to watch these movies with the little boy I nannied for and it was one of his favorites.  I watched them so many times as a Nanny that I seriously think I have the movies memorized! Even though they are some of my favorites, leaving early didn't bother me at all. It was fun to get back out to the movies again. Now I'm excited to see the 3rd one! Maybe by the time it comes out, Sawyer will actually be a little interested.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

All Smiles!

Sawyer has been all smiles lately!  It is so fun to go pick him up out of his crib in the morning and have him give me a huge smile.  He also recently learned he has a tongue and LOVES to play with it.  He is so dang cute!




He also is learning how to use his arms a little better.  He is constantly trying to bring them together or to his face to put in his mouth.

I can never resist taking pictures of him sleeping.  He is so precious!  He even sleeps like his daddy with his hands behind his head.




I think he is getting mad at me for taking so many pictures, he looks like he is ready to punch someone! :)

He is getting so big!  This picture of him is on his 2 month birthday, quite a difference from when we brought him home from the hospital!

Two months of catching up

So along with being new parents and having BOTH are computers break down, we are a little late on the updates.  It's been a month and a half since we have posted anything, so needless to say, we have a lot to cover.
Sawyer is now 2 months old!  I can't believe it!  He is growing so fast and getting so big.  I was a bit of a slacker of a mother and forgot to call to make his 2 month appointment, so it isn't until next week.  We are excited to see what his new weight and height will be, but I am sure he won't mind having to wait a little longer to get those dreaded shots. 
So let me back up a little...
Sawyer still loves his bath times.  I have a funny story about baths!  After his second or third bath I was drying Sawyer off while he laid on the couch wrapped up in his towel.  All of the sudden I felt something wet dripping on my foot!  I looked down and this is what I found...

He managed to pee right on my leg.  Funny thing is, he shot me right in the leg without dripping any on the floor or the couch or anywhere else.  This kid has good aim!

Last year Tyler and I had so much fun at the fair, we had to go again this year.  Sawyer was only a few weeks old, but we decided that having a baby shouldn't stop us from getting out and having fun!  So we headed down to Pueblo with my two brothers, sister-in-law, two nephews and my brothers girlfriend.  It was definately a different experience having a newborn, however, we found that Sawyer is not a fan of the Ferris Wheel, but he sure loves rollercoasters! Unfortunately my camera batteries died shortly after we got there, but we did get a few pictures on the way down. 


This is Sawyer's cousin Zach, checking him out and meeting him for the first time.  His other cousin Logan is in the front seat checking him out too.

 
On the bus, he was startled in his sleep, and this was the result.  He stayed like this for a minute or so.  It was pretty funny. (Maybe he was conducting an orchestra in his sleep)

Then when Sawyer was almost six weeks old, we decided to take him for his first MLB game. We went to see the Rockies play in Denver. He did great and enjoyed every second of it!


When he got home, he was exaughsted!  I had to get a better picture of his cute little baseball pj's too


We have had so much fun watching him grow. He is so fun to have around.  Being parents has been so worth all the sleepless nights.  We love him so much!