Wednesday, August 27, 2014

tummy time

he is SO good at tummy time now! he started rolling from his tummy to his back at 6 weeks and now every time we put him on his tummy he rolls right over. he is SO stinking cute. i am in LOVE!

Monday, August 25, 2014

meeting new friends

it's been really fun having so many of our friends have kids so close in age to rockwell. the last couple months he's gotten to meet a few of them. i cannot wait to see how his friendships develop as he gets older and more interactive. it's so much fun!

here he is with bennett robinson... bennett is 3 months older than rockwell.

and here he is with his friend caitlyn rumbler... she's a few weeks younger than rockwell.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


a cousin beach day down in san clemente is just what the doctor ordered. it was superb. plus look how cute rockwell looks in his shades!!!! oh. my. goodness.

i can hardly stand it!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

sunday best

this boy!!! i could just die. he. is. SO. cute! sometimes i think getting a baby girl dressed would be so much more fun, but days like today i get my fix! his little church outfit just kills me.

and that smile...

Friday, August 15, 2014

two month check up

first off... i cannot believe that rockwell is already two months old. time really is flying by. second, he is a big kid, but i kind of already knew that. he had his check up on august 13th. we really love our pediatrician, she is super sweet and very thorough. i feel like she is genuinely happy to see us! on the way to the doctors office i was already stressing out about his shots, i hate seeing him cry. i started to tear up as soon as we got into a room while i was getting him out of his car seat. when the nurse pricked him with the needle and he started crying his awful sad cry, i just lost it. i held him and we cried together. then i nursed him and he fell right to sleep.

the next 48 hours he was a bit groggy and lethargic, but he wasn't too grumpy. he got a little fussy at times, but not more than he normally does. he slept well, had a bit of a fever the next day, but with a little baby tylenol and some good cuddles, he was just fine. we feel really lucky.

his stats:

weight: 14 lbs 7 oz (84%)

height: 25.3 inches (99%)

head circumference: 15.9 inches (79%)

Monday, August 11, 2014

happy birthday brylee sue!

brylee sue turned 3 on august 8th! i cannot believe that she is already 3!!! it seems like just yesterday that she was born. i love her so so so much and am so lucky to be her auntie. kimberly did a fantastic job throwing her an awesome little mermaid birthday party. oh and danielle, of sift it sweets made the adorable cupcakes and macaroons. everything was so stinking cute!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

rockwell's blessing day

rockwell was given a name and a blessing in our ward on sunday, august 3, 2014. it was such a perfect day. he slept well the night before so we all got a good night sleep and i made all the food the day before so that i wouldn't be stressed out. i also made sure i pumped a bottle so that i wouldn't have to leave the meeting if he got hungry and set out my clothes the night before so that i could get ready quickly.

i fed him just before we left for church so he ended up being super calm and happy during the blessing and then fell asleep in my arms as soon as tyler was done with the blessing. tyler did a great job giving him a beautiful blessing. it was a very happy experience for our little family.

we were blessed to have a lot of family come and support us, it was so wonderful. afterwards we had dinner with our immediate family. rockwell was held and happy all day. he was SO good. we were all so happy about it. i've been dreaming about the day we would bless our first baby for so long and i can hardly believe that it has already come and gone.

rockwell is such a good boy and we are so happy to have him in our family. he makes us smile everyday and keeps us on our toes and we love it!

here is a note i wrote in my phone the morning of his blessing...


Today is your blessing day. Its 6:04 am and you're eating. I'm just thinking about you. What pictures were going to take, how you'll be during your blessing and how much i love you. I'm thinking about how you'll wear the same blanket i did when i was blessed 27 years ago. Thinking about how grandpa Larry is in the hospital so he won't be able to come. Thinking about how i had a dream that he and grandma surprised us and came to the church. Thinking about how time flies and how i want to vividly remember you at this very moment as you hum while you eat and hold onto me with your clammy little hands. Thinking about how i want to remember how your belly hangs over your diaper like a muffin top because you have a big thick wide torso like your dad and papa rex. Thinking about how you smile as your falling asleep or how you rolled over at the age of 6 weeks. I'm thinking about how many people love you, love us and would do anything for us. I'm thinking about your dad, who loves you so perfectly and has wanted you since i can remember. Tears run down my face. Today he will will use the priesthood & give you a name and a blessing and some special men will stand around you. I know that Heavenly Father and the Savior love you and that the spirit will be there. Rockwell i love you. I love your perfect little face, your cheeks, your little button nose and your spunky smile! Oh and i even love it when you snore! You are my sweet son and i prayed for you for so long. Thank you for coming to our family and into my arms. You are an answer to my prayers and i am so happy to be your mama!

Monday, August 4, 2014

two months old!

i cannot believe this boy is 2 months old today!!! words cannot describe just how much i love my son. he is so much fun to be around and seeing him smile everyday just lights up my world. i don't really remember what i did before he came along... he is my everything.

here are a few photos of him the day of his blessing, the day before his 2 month "birthday"