Monday, October 31, 2011

Trunk or Treat

On Friday evening we attended the Vista Ridge High School Trunk or Treat event.  Our little princess was ready to hit the road and collect candy!  Our frog (Joshua) snoozed the whole time and I didn't catch a picture of him. :(  I will try and grab one of him tonight as we trick or treat around the neighborhood. 

Quinn the princess and her buddy Ayden the Tickle Monster

Joshua is 1 Month

I can't for the life of me figure out how to flip this image right side up- this is what he looks like upside down at 1 month. :)
On Saturday Joshua was one month old!  I really think we are all adjusting to each other quite well.  He is such a cuddle little guy and really likes to be held as much as he can.  He also has taken a liking to his little gym mat recently and sometimes can stay in it for up to 30 minutes!  We're working on tummy time (as often as I can remember) and he is not the biggest fan of that yet.  What a little eater this guy is too!  He wakes up about every 2-3 hours to eat still but goes right back to sleep after eating.  He's such a loud sleeper that sometimes I think he'll be waking up and when I go check him he is sound asleep;  Lots of grunting, sometimes even a cry or two but always still asleep.  We've seen a few smiles from him and can't wait to see what he'll be doing next!

1 month stats:

Weight 9 lbs. 6 oz. (gained 2 lbs. since birth!)
Height 22 in.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Fest Fun

We attended the Twin Lakes YMCA Fall Fest this weekend.  It was such a great time!  I've been so nostalgic lately thinking about how quickly time goes by when you have children and couldn't stop thinking that just one quick year ago we were at our first Fall Fest with Quinn.  Here are a few pictures of her at last year's event:

And here are pictures of her at this year's event:

It just isn't fair how quickly children grow up!!  I will remember that tonight when I am awake feeding little man every two hours. ;)

Around the House

Wow!  What an adjustment it has been for all of us in the Pina family lately.  Going from one child to two has been wonderful and challenging all in the same- for everybody.  The biggest challenge Jaime and I are experiencing is learning how to juggle the needs and wants of both children at the same time.  Joshua is the sweetest most cuddly little baby ever- but wants to be held most of the day.  This is a bit of a challenge as Quinn is so active and wants to be played with all day.  We are learning day by day and will hopefully learn how to find a new "normal".  Here are a few pictures of life around the house lately:

Hope this picture doesn't gross anybody out- just thought it was too cute that Quinn wanted to nurse her baby too!  Jaime even crafted her a little boppy pillow too!

Bath time!  Quinny is such a great helper.

Rawr!  Daddy did a great job painting the lion, I mean Quinn

Its a serious task holding baby "Dosh"

Three generations!

A little night time bike riding

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This Moment

Today we took family pictures/newborn pictures for Joshua.  I am always so grateful for professional photographers as they have such a way with capturing "this moment" and making it look so sweet!  Andrea Foster is a wonderful photographer and definitely worked her magic on my family.  Quinn immediately took a liking to Andrea and had a ball being a little model!  Joshua was super agreeable too (minus two poopy accidents).  I think we're going to have such a hard time deciding which photos to chose!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

He's Here!

After nine months of waiting we were finally able to meet our little prince!  Joshua James arrived on Thursday September 29 weighing in at 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 21 inches long.  These were the same exact measurements as his big sis Quinn!! 

We went in to be induced on Thursday morning at 9:30 filled with so much excitement and anticipation of what the day ahead had in store for us.  By 6:30 we were totally enamored and in love with our newest member of the family!  Quinn was so excited to meet Joshua and has been really enthusiastic to help out with his diapers, baths, dressing etc...  Sometimes she is a little too enthusiastic and we will have to remind her to give him a little space.  So far she is just a proud big sis and wakes up every morning asking "Is baby Joshua awake yet?". 

Our first nights with him have been a huge reminder of what life can be like with a newborn.  He slept extremely well in the hospital- so well we had a hard time waking him up for his feedings.  But as soon as we came home he decided that night time was going to be party time--seriously-- awake every hour!!  Last night we had some progress and he slept really well.  I had to wake him up for his feedings so I'm crossing my fingers that we can continue this trend.

Things are going as well as can be.  Our hearts are overflowing with love and we're feeling super blessed to have been entrusted with such special little people.  Here are some pictures of the last couple days: