Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fitz's Blessing Day

Dear Fitz,

You were blessed yesterday! It was a beautiful fall day and it couldn't have been anymore perfect. Here are some of the details so we never forget. You were blessed on Sunday November 1, 2015 by your daddy in Bountiful Utah in our ward, the Bountiful 3rd Ward. Your dad did such a beautiful job, he always does. In the circle: Jeremy, Great Grandpa Ray, Great Grandpa Lasater, Great Uncle Craig, Uncle James, Uncle Micah, Uncle Cale, Scott Strong, Jake Allen, Rob Holfeltz, and Bishop Roberts. We were missing your Papa Gary, he loves you so much. It was also so neat to have your Uncles Micah and Cale together in your circle. Micah got home from his mission last week and Cale leaves December 1st for Chile. You'll be 2 when he gets home. I can hardly believe it!

You were so good during your blessing, I didn't hear a peep. You slept through the rest of sacrament and then off and on afterwards. You happily let anyone snuggle you and were so patient when I forgot to feed you on schedule. You're laid back like that and bless you for being that way baby.

Your daddy blessed you with courage and many other wonderful things. We have your blessing transcribed if you would ever like to read it.

Your sister made sure you were entertained during sacrament meeting. She sang you all the hymns about 1 centimeter away from your face and gave you about a million kissed. You're so lucky to have such a doting big sister. I really and truly think she would do anything for you. She had fun running around with her friends Holden, Keila, and Sam and of course your cousins Brooklyn and Kendall were there.

After your blessing everyone gathered together at our home to celebrate you. Your Mimi and two of her friends (Alicia and Linda) ran the show. They made sure everyone was fed, everything looked pretty, and then cleaned up. They are angels. Your auntie Nin also saved us with BBQ sauce, my pork was a bit dry dang it. We had so many people come to show their love and support and to meet you. Your great grandmas loved holding and loving on you. We were also missing your Nana and Aunt Tori. They can't wait to meet you! I'm thinking you'll be spoiled with kisses come January.

That evening your mom and dad were pooped and your sister even fell asleep in her highchair (we also forgot to feed her, dang it). It was daylight savings time and were were all a bit thrown off. So, we spent the rest of the evening snuggling on the couch together. The perfect ending for the perfect day.

You are so loved Fitz. So many people are on your side rooting for you. I hope you never forget that.

Love, Mommy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fitz's Newborn Photos

Jeremy's cousin, Danielle, came up to our house when Fitz was 6 days old and took some photos for us. Family pictures always stress me out to the max, but since adding a cray cray 2 year old and a newborn to the mix, I was about in tear and sweating to death. To death. As expected, Ellie was a dream complete nightmare (love you Ellie!) and Fitz stayed awake 98% of the 3ish hours she was at our house. Ellie did the same thing. How?  Surprisingly enough, Danielle was able to get some really good shots. She got some darling ones of Ellie, but I'm saving those in my ode to Ellie post. They're darling.

J.rue and I loved looking through these together and I can't wait to print them off and scatter them about the house, probably in every single room. So without further ado...except just know that there are a million because I loved them all.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Four Weeks of Fitz

Dear baby Fitz (or Fitzy as your sister is now calling you -- I wonder if that one will stick?). You've been in our family for 4 wonderful weeks, plus a few days. And can I just say that you are the sweetest thing? Really, you are. I can't wait to watch your personality to develop even more. So far, you're just as I suspected. You are a GOOD sleeper. In fact, last night, you slept from 11:00 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. That's amazing! You're still a good eater, as long as I'm feeding you around the clock during the day. You have a hard time staying awake. I'm a little nervous about weaning you actually. You still LOVE to be snuggled. You're getting to be more and more content just hanging out, but nothing beats a good cuddle in your mind. I agree.

When you aren't being held and have decided that it is time, you'll start squirming like crazy. You'll get those legs and arms a movin' faster than you know what to do with. At that point I have about 3 seconds to pick you up or else. You're finally starting to be awake a little bit more. I love looking at those baby blues. You favor your right side and are always craning your neck in that direction. Please don't go and get yourself a flat head, ok? You're working those little neck muscles out like a champ. You're ok with tummy time, but you prefer to work it out when you're laying on my chest.

We've been able to make it out, just the 3 of us, successfully! That's mostly because you are either sleeping in your carseat (which you've not complained about unless you're hangry, yes hungry angry) or in the wrap. You love the wrap and so do I, little cuddle bug. The binkie has been playing a significant role in your life. I'm hoping that will only last a few more weeks like your sister. I have no desire to wean you off of two things, so please!

Speaking of your sister SHE LOVES YOU! Oh she loves you so much. If we're going somewhere, you better be coming. She wants to kiss you, cuddle you, hug you, and hold you always. I've found her laying on top of you on several occasions. She also loves to share her toys, mostly the soft ones so far. I honestly think she would do anything for you. I hope for nothing more than for you two to be close friends. I pray for it every night and have since I found out you'd be joining our family. You are lucky to have your Ellie Bean Blythe.

On Sunday I was nursing you and all of a sudden you looked up at me and just grinned. I feel like it was the first time you actually saw me. It was the definition of a perfect moment.

Other significant events you've joined us for: your daddy's birthday and your first BYU game (and a few after that! You love watching games with him), your sisters birthday, your first movie (Hotel Transylvania 2), your cousin Shauntel's wedding, Black Island Farms and picking your first pumpkin, your Auntie Nin's October tradition of chocolate waffles and Ichabod (our fave!), and your second doctors appointment where you made your birth weight! You weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. to be exact. That got you to the 7% for weight, somewhere near the 35% for height and 21% for head size. It's ok, Ellie has a small head too and she seems to be doing just fine. You're scowl is still second to none and you're slowly growing out of newborn clothing, mostly just length wise. You're a tiny guy, but I'm sure you'll make up for that quickly, too quickly.

Now, here are a million pictures of your first month with us. I just don't want to forget anything about your perfect little body. The very last picture is of you sitting right next to me while I type this. You love your bouncer, you just can't quite figure out how to keep yourself upright in it, silly boy.

Until next time my little dream boat.

Love forever, your mama