Friday, December 20, 2013

More babies!

I can't believe I forgot to blog about my cousin's 2nd baby!  

On July 26th 2013 my cousin Amy gave birth to her second child, Nathan Robert.  He was 8lbs 7oz and 20.5 inches long.  If I have my relationships correct (because let's face it, it gets confusing), then Nathan and his sister April are my 1st cousins once removed.  Ryland & Carsyn and April
& Nathan are 2nd cousins.

Congrats to the proud parents Amy and Rob!  

New cousin, our 1st nephew!

Congrats to my little brother & SIL Stephen and Christina on their brand new baby boy!  They are proud to announce the newest member of their family - Mason Wilhelm Freund.  Ryland and Carsyn have their first male cousin, and mommy and daddy have our first nephew!  :)

Mason was born on Thursday, November 21st at 9:02 am and weighted 7 lbs and 4.6 oz and measured 20 inches long.  Welcome to the family and happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, December 6, 2013

1 Month

1 Month Young - 11/28/2013

Our little tater tot turned 1 month on 11/28 (Thanksgiving) and she's already grown so much!  Carsy is now up to 8 lbs 13 oz and consumes 4 oz a feeding.  She's a great sleeper as well, going between 4-6 hours at a time.  This works out perfectly as she'll only wake up once during the night.  She'll take a bottle around 10/11pm (the hubby's turn) then again around 3/4am (my turn), and then will sleep until 7/8am (my turn again).  You go girl!

So far Carsyn has had 2 showers and plenty of sponge baths.  Her belly button stump fell off around week 3 which allowed us to give her a full bath.  She loves shower time with daddy but is not too happy with sponge baths.  I also noticed that she really hated cold wipes, so I broke down and bought a wipe warmer.
This has been a saving grace!  She very rarely cries/screams anymore during diaper changes and with the colder weather moving in I'm sure this will make it much more comfortable for her.  ;)

Carsyn seems to be following in Ry's footsteps.  Since the day of her birth she's been picking up her head and moving it from side to side without a problem.  She's a strong little girl!  So far she's done well with tummy time.  She has fallen asleep a couple times on her stomach and seems to really enjoy it.  She also likes laying on her side on the couch.  Her favorite thing to do is fall asleep in daddy's arms or on our chests.  There's been several nights that I've ended up sleeping on the couch with her just so she could snuggle on me.  ;)  Carsy is also a bit more fussy in the evenings, just like Ry.  So far it hasn't been too bad and gripe water helps. 

Carsyn is such a sweetie and Ryland just adores her.  I love dressing her up and putting bows on her head.  Who would have thought I'd be so girlie with her!  ;)

We are Spartans! 11/2/2013

sweet dreams 11/18/2013


Happy Thanksgiving!  11/28/2013