Brotherly Love

The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least. Having a 3.5 year old and a newborn is rewarding, fun, but TOUGH. Caden is doing well now, but at first he was not as gentle as he could be. He had some jealousy issues, but we worked with him. We began to put him in time-out or take a toy away any time he hit, kicked, bit, etc. anybody. After we took away his racecar for one night he became amazingly sweet to his little brother and has not regressed in that regards yet. Of course, we still have to watch him when he is with his brother.

So much has happened since Liam was born. Kelsey came to visit with her girls. That was a lot of fun. We hung out at the pool most of the time! Then we had Aunt Karen come to visit as well. She loved seeing Caden and Liam, and she had the bonus of being able to attend Caden's Music Program at his school! She seemed to enjoy herself!

This week Allison, Jeff and Rowan stopped by for a quick visit on their way to the beach. Rowan is growing like a weed and is adorable to boot!!!

Here are a few of Liam's stats:

Birth -- 7 lbs 15 ounces

Discharge Weight -- 7 lbs 9 ounces

Six Days Old -- 7 lbs 7 ounces

Thirteen Days Old -- 8 lbs 4 ounces

We are going to the doctor for his 1 month appointment. I am sure he is over 9 lbs. He is quite a little chunker and loves to eat. His nickname is Buddha, because he looks bald (even though he is very blonde and has quite a bit of hair) and he has the chubbiest little tummy! He also rolled over for the first time at 3 weeks old! He will be on the move before we know it.

Caden is still holding strong at 31 pounds and he is starting to develop such a little personality. He is into Thomas the Train these days and will play for hours with him or with his blocks or Legos.