2 Months

How is it possible that Enzo is 2 months old?  Time is flying by, and before we know it, I have a feeling this summer will be over. In just 2 months time, Enzo’s personality has definitely started to come out, and I’m excited to see who he will become as he continues to grow.

I love to watch him as he discovers new things – like his hands and colors and shapes around him. He is curious and playful and when he isn’t napping he has us wrapped around his tiny fingers. I think the cats are definitely starting to like him as well… just tonight we saw Uzi rubbing his head against Enzo’s before he lay down next to him – of course he moved as soon as I grabbed the camera. 😉

My favorite time with Enzo is in the mornings (especially on weekends when we actually have time to be lazy) because he seems to be a morning person like me. He usually has the biggest smiles for us once he wakes up and those smiles… oh those smiles. He’s the sweetest baby.  Sure, he has his fussy moments, but  overall he seems to be a pretty mellow and happy baby.

And who can resist baby butt? Come on, it’s adorable!!

He’s also doing better with tummy time and I he’s getting closer and closer to rolling over from back to front. He’s not especially fond of tummy time, but he’s so strong!  He can hold his own head up for good amounts of time and he’s been trying to stand a lot.

I’m pretty much smitten with this little man, and his dad is pretty awesome too… quite unexpectedly he brought me these today!  He may or may not have been in the “dog house” and got these as a peace offering. All is well, though.  Babies make new parents tired and cranky sometimes. 😉

All about baby…

Considering most of my posts have been about baby, it shouldn’t surprise you that this one is too. Honestly, though, my world just kind of revolves around the little guy. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day, and they are passing by quickly.

Our little boy is growing fast and his personality is emerging – thankfully he’s generally a happy baby and so curious. He’s an independent one too, and like his mama seems to be fine playing by himself, but like his papa, needs lots of social interaction for the most part, which is why day care seems to suit him so well.

Granted, he has his meltdowns, and we don’t go many places with him yet, just because it’s easier to avoid meltdowns.  We should probably get him (and us) more used to going out, though.  For Father’s Day we went out to breakfast and Enzo did great for the most part. He slept in his carseat… until our food came, so we just juggled him between us a bit and he actually did really well… until we got home. The kiddo’s tummy must have been bugging him because he was not a happy camper, which unfortunately meant missing a friend’s wedding. We really wanted to go, but it didn’t seem fair to anyone (including Enzo) to bring a screaming baby to a wedding. Such are the joys of parenting.

Now for the real joys…

Is there anything better than baby smiles and laughter? It’s amazing how much love it is possible to feel in one moment and that one’s heart doesn’t implode. I knew I would love my children, but until you actually have them, you have no idea just how immense that love can be.

So much so, that it makes you do crazy things like buying enormous bears (hey, it was a sweet deal – yay Costco)!

It’s kind of awesome how huge it is, and the fact that it fits nowhere – especially not the nursery. One day Enzo is going to love it, though, and when he’s a whiny angsty teenager he’ll remember how awesome his parents were/are. 😉


While admittedly it doesn’t seem like I have as much time as I used to, I did finally manage to get our garden started, and get some flowers planted so our deck doesn’t look as bare anymore.

We got lettuce growing…

Some spinach…

Tomatoes… well, what will soon be tomatoes.



And a few other items and flowers not pictured. Uzi is, of course, thrilled that the weather is nice enough now to sit on the deck, and both of the cats have been on their best behavior while outside – probably because they know our patience is thin when it comes to any insubordination lately.

As for Enzo – he’s been thoroughly enjoying daycare, and I’m just glad to get him in the evenings and on weekends. I’m happy that he likes being around the other babies so much, and my heart aches with gladness whenever he greets me with those big smiles of his.

I do believe the cats are getting used to him. 😉 My sweet, sweet boy.

Back to work…

I can’t believe my 6 weeks are just about up.  I head back to work on Thursday, and I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, it’ll be nice to get out of the house on a daily basis for more than just a couple of hours, but I’m going to miss hanging out with my little guy.  Sure, we have a rough day now and then, but every little smile he gives us makes it all worthwhile.

I’ve been trying to make the most of these last few days, but I know Thursday morning is going to be difficult when I drop him off at daycare.

At least we’ll have evenings and weekends… I have a feeling this year is going to fly by far more quickly than we would like, though. So many big changes happening, and it’s hard to believe we’ll be moving in just a few short months.  I’m excited and nervous, but I’m sure it’ll all be fine in the end and all the little details will get worked out even if there is a lot to plan for.  We’ll just remain optimistic, and we’re already off to a pretty decent start considering Josh gets to keep his job, which is a huge help and relief.

Anyhoo, so little time left in the evening, though, I think my boys are both asleep on the couch, so I don’t think I’ll wake them just yet. 😉