Sunday, June 28, 2009

Only in Northwest Arkansas...

You know you are in the heart of the Bible Belt when this happens....

This year's Best Happy Hour winner is Sonic America's Drive-In for the Best of the Best Contest sponsored by the local newspaper.
Now don't get me wrong. I love some Sonic Happy Hour. I go 2 or 3 times a week. But I don't think in any other area, they would have won the contest.

Friday, June 26, 2009

8 Weeks Old

And here he is at 8 weeks old. Ben's parents say he looks different every time they see him. And that's saying a lot. We live a couple of houses down from them, and they can walk down to see him whenever they want.
At first we felt weird buying a house: 1) In 'their' neighborhood and 2) One street number off of theirs (they are 801 and we are 802). Turns out it was the best decision we could have made. I just think about how easy it is for them to see their first grandchild. They can just walk on down. I know they'd still see him if we were across town, but the nights of just calling and then stopping by wouldn't be there. I know Ben's mom enjoys it, but I think his dad enjoys it more. He'll just stop by and stare at him or touch his little feet and say how much he changes every day. He's right.

The below pic was taken the same day as the 8-week pic after a nice and full diaper explosion got all over his cute outfit.

Lately, he has been falling asleep in my lap. And that's where he is right now as I type this. I think we're developing a bit of an attachment to mom. He follows me (with his eyes and head)when I leave the room, and sometimes he starts crying. I was thinking he was too young for this, but I guess I was wrong. As sweet as I feel to know that he loves me more than anyone right now, I don't want him to be upset when I have to leave him with someone else. Especially if it's just Ben for 5 minutes while I brush my teeth and wash my face.
He is getting big. Just look at those hands and feet. We go for our 2-month dr visit on Monday. I am looking forward to seeing how much the little guy has grown. At the three week visit, I think he was 21" long and 8 lbs, 2 oz. I went back at 6 weeks to have the eczema checked and he weighed 10 lbs, 12 oz. I'm pretty sure he's over 12 lbs now and I wouldn't be suprised if he was over 23" long. I measure him at home, and he's closer to 24", but I don't know how accurate my measuring is. I am not looking forward to the shots. I am terrified of the screaming we'll hear. I just hope it goes quickly and he sleeps afterwards.
Nolan and Greyson are sleeping, so I'm going to take that as my cue to eat some breakfast and get some laundry done.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy First Father's Day Ben!

We love you very much,
Shelley, Nolan and Greyson

(note: Greyson did not make a picture appearance. She was napping.)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Six (and Seven) Weeks. And a Happy Friday.

So I missed an update. Oops. Things have been busy. Ben's been going out of town and it's been me and baby. And my family came to visit and left today. Now I'm doing laundry. Blarg.

At six weeks Nolan had eczema. I took him to the doctor. We've gotten it under control with Aveno Baby lotion in the morning, a ten minute soak in the pm followed by a slathering of Eucerin creme. He's greasy, but he seems to feel better. And he looks all dewy. He weighed in at 10 lbs, 12 oz on our visit to the doctor. That comes out to about a pound a week gain for the last three weeks. Did I mention he eats a lot?
Here's our seven week picture. More alert and chunkier.
I made some funny noises and he smiled. And you just have to capture that on 'film.'
He also likes to be all prepped out. That dang collar kept trying to 'pop' itself. He might look small because his dad's huge hand has made an appearance. I assure you, he is not a small baby anymore.
First day to sport the shoes. And in case you are wondering what he's smiling's the ceiling fan.
I have to do a little modified tummy time. I try straight up tummy time until he's practically in a total fit. Then we calm down and try this version later. I figure it's better than nothing. He's good at holding his head up. I'm more concerned about shoulder strength. What if he's challenged to do a pushup? It's not going to happen unless Mommy keeps forcing this tummy time thing.

The rule is as follows: If you get dressed for the day, you have to take a picture with the baby.

Happy Friday! Happy Baby!
We're out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Five Weeks Old

Yesterday Nolan was five weeks old. Some fun facts about our little guy.
  • He sleeps about 3 hours at a time a couple times a day and almost always at night.
  • He eats about every 2 hours.
  • He is obsessed with the ceiling fan. He'll make ga-ga faces at it.
  • Sometimes he smiles when I am entertaining him.
  • He likes when I sing to him. He may be the only person in the entire world who enjoys my singing voice.

This is hilarious. A common face we see around the Scarbrough house. This is described as 'Taking it in.'

Here we are about to head out for a Saturday. Thanks for the outfit Mom. He looks cute in it. On a note about me, what's been going on with my hair? So flat and lifeless....

This is funny, because how many prints can you have in a picture? It makes my eyes hurt. But he's cute.

It rained here today, so we did a little strolling around the house. Not as fun as going around the neighborhood...and much more difficult to maneuver. He enjoyed it.