Monday, December 8, 2014

Magnus is six months old!

Magnus' first Thanksgiving coincided with his 6 month birthday. Little did we know that we would spend the day in the same hospital where he was born. James woke up early Tuesday morning with a pain in his stomach.  The pain subsided a little over the next day but got significantly worse by Thanksgiving morning. He decided to go to a local clinic to get it checked out but it wasn't open due to the holiday.  He called my uncle, Steve, to ask for his medical opinion.  Steve came over and talked to James about his pain.  In the end he recommended going to the ER to rule out something serious. I was trying to figure out what to do with the kids, especially since Magnus nurses and doesn't take a bottle.  At all. I was feeling really flustered and Steve offered to take James up to McKay while I took Mina to my parent's house.  I was really grateful!

While James got processed at the hospital, I took Mina to my Mom and Dad's house. Brent and Melanie were headed to Bountiful for our family dinner, the same dinner we were planning on attending.  They dropped off their contribution and then drove to my parent's house to pick up me and Magnus.  By the time we got to the hospital, James was in surgery.  His white blood cell count was high enough that they opted not to do a scan and just proceed to surgery.
James sent me this before he went in for surgery
 We didn't have to wait too long before he was in recovery and then in a hospital room.  After that we waited for James to wake up and decide if he wanted to stay overnight or come home.

 I am so grateful that I have such wonderful in-laws! They stayed into the evening after I needed to leave to put the kids to bed.  James has really great parents!

 The next day Mina and I started to decorate the house for Christmas.  I couldn't reach the box for the Christmas tree so we waited to set that up until later.
 Magnus had his six month check up the following Monday.  He is healthy and doing great!
His six month stats:
Height: 26 1/4"
Weight: 17 lbs 13 oz
Head circumference: 17 1/4"

He wears size 6 month clothes and just moved in to size 3 diapers.  He and Mina wear the same size!

We have also started solids.

I don't think he is a fan.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Five Months!

One of the downsides of not owning a bathroom scale is that you can't randomly weigh your kids. Magnus and Mina were feeling very similar weight-wise so we weighed them when we were visiting my parents. I was very surprised to see that Magnus was almost 17 1/2 lbs at five months old. That feeling of surprise was blown away when Mina weighed in at 24 lbs! Our miniature girl is growing!  But, back to Magnus...
At five months old...
   Magnus weighs 17 1/2 pounds and is approximately 26 inches long. Wiggly kids are really tough to measure!

   Magnus wears 3-6 and 6 month clothes. His 3 month pajamas fit but they are very short in the arm. He wears size 2 diapers. 
He sometimes sleeps through the night, otherwise he will wake up once to eat.  Bedtime is between 8:00 and 9:00 with a final wake up around 8:30. 

We haven't started Magnus on solid food yet but we will soon. He seemed really interested in eating dinner last night!

He is starting to get the hang of sitting up, he might have it down by next month!
Here is Magnus with his cousin Sammy. Thanks to genetics, this will probably be the only time Magnus is taller than Sammy!
Magnus' hair has started to grow, it's so golden! I'm excited to see what color it settles on, especially because he was so dark at birth. 
Here is a comparison shot of cousin Kate and Magnus. They are 4 1/2 months apart. She will probably be taller than him as well. Sorry kid, your parents aren't tall. 
We love our happy little guy! He is the sweetest!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Winner, winner, winner!

A few weeks ago I entered a contest on Facebook via the BabyLegs page. I have been vocal about my love of BabyLegs in the past, especially when it comes to Mina's wardrobe. 
Mina has been wearing them since she was three months old. 
We love them and Mina has quite the collection. That collection has grown:
Now Magnus can get in on the BabyLeg action! The box of BabyLegs arrived with a nice note as well:
Here is another shot of the swag:
I was hesitant to buy any for Magnus because they seemed like a "girl" product. The cute boy styles have removed most of my doubt. The robots are so cute!

Monday, September 29, 2014

4 Months Old!

In a highly unusual move, I am writing about Magnus' 4 month-iversary near the actual date. Shocking. 
This little guy is growing up so fast and he has learned so many things. He rolls from stomach to back easily. He is close to rolling from back to stomach. I'm not excited for that milestone because he is still swaddled at night. 
Magnus had his 4 month check up today and he is doing really well! 

He weighs in at 15 pounds 12 ounces. 

He is 24 3/4 inches long. 

He nurses for 15-20 minutes every three hours or so. Sometimes his middle of the night feeding lasts longer, he sleep eats. 

Magnus wears 3 month sized clothes with a few lingering 0-3 month sized pants, onesies and pajamas. He has a few 3-6 month items that fit really well. 

He wears size 2 diapers, while Mina wears size 3. 

Magnus laughs and coos; especially when he is tickled. His armpits and chin are especially ticklish. 

For Family Home Evening we walked to the park. I wore Magnus in the Ergo:
and James played with Mina. She loved every minute of it!
James had fun too!
Happy Four Months Magnus!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Life with a Toddler

Mina is at that exciting age where she wants to do everything. However she doesn't understand that she is limited by her size, abilities and age. It's frustrating for both of is when she can't communicate what she wants to do or eat. Of course, she changes her mind so frequently that who can tell when she gets what she wanted?  We made banana bread yesterday, she helped quite a bit with the mixing. She likes to stir spoons in bowls while saying, "Mix-ah, mix-ah!"
She loves to look in the oven when there is something cooking inside. 
I asked her to look at me and smile here is what I got:
So cute. 
She requested that we add stars to the bread. They were leftover from her birthday (more on that at a later date.)
Everything tastes better with sprinkles, right?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Three months old

During Magnus' third month of life we went on vacation to Bryce Canyon. It was kind of stressful but mostly fun. 
Magnus spent most of the time in the Ergo. 
But he had a few outings in our arms. 
It was easier to wear him especially when we hiked. 

It was a really fun trip. I'll write about in more detail later. 

Back to the three month old. 
He is very easygoing. 
Mina loves to "Hold Mag-us"
He wears size 2 diapers and a combination of 0-3 month, 3 month and 3-6 sized clothes. It's kind of crazy that some of his 0-3 month sized stuff still fits. 
Here is a side by side of James and Magnus around the same age. I think we can see where he gets his hairstyle!
I put Magnus in Mina's doll stroller, probably for the last time. He's getting big!
He has also figured out how to roll over from his stomach to his back. 

We love our little man!