Saturday, October 20, 2012

Life doesn't stop

Just when I think that I am going to be amazing and keep up on my blog, a month goes by!!  Hyrum has just kept on growing no matter how much I try to stop it and freeze each precious day.  Here is what has gone on this past month:

Hyrum got his 2 month check up and he weighs 9 lbs 8 oz and is in the 10th percentile for his weight and height and 30th percentile for his head circumference.  He had a great visit with Dr. Marcus Buchanan and of course won the hearts of all the staff with his smiles and charming ways (I'm going to have to keep an eye on him forever).  He got his immunizations and only cried for a few minutes but really did a great job!

Here are a few things about our little Hyrum:
He loves to play with and suck on his hands.  He can almost fit his whole fist in his mouth (like mother like son...)
His eyelashes have gotten so long
He smiles constantly! He smiles in response to my smiles and laughing now instead of just at random.
He laughs all the time, especially during diaper changes when I tickle his bare tummy
He loves diaper changes and rarely pees on me anymore
His sharp little nails need to be filed weekly....which he does not like and takes an entire day to do
He knows when it's time to make dinner and always needs to be held the entire time while I try to make dinner
He has now slept 7 hours at night 4 times which we hope continues
One day in church he was looking at Uncle Lloyd and had a laughing fit!  All of and the benches behind us were trying to stifle our laughter.  It went on for about 3 minutes.  He did it again that night for daddy.

Hyrum is 8 Weeks:

Hyrum is 9 Weeks

Hyrum is 10 weeks:

Abby comes to visit and gets a bath 
and we of course had to give her a Mohawk with all that crazy hair of hers

Gramma giving Hyrum a bath:

Got some Halloween pics taken:

  Cousins playing

Hyrum's Baby Blessing was on September 30.  We were so pleased to have some friends and close family join us for this ordinance in our church.Thank you to all of you who joined us, it was so special for us to have you there!  Justin did a wonderful job of giving the blessing through the direction of the Priesthood and Hyrum was an angel during it!  One of my Mission Presidents and his sweet wife (Bruce & Mary Ann Hunt) came and he then sent a letter to Hyrum telling him what he was blessed with in his blessing and how special he and his family are.  Both Justin and I teared up reading it and we will treasure this forever. Thanks President Hunt!

 Aunt Jana bought all the grandkids matching Monkey jammies:

Gramma Churchill and Aunt Christine (Justin's Mom & Oldest Sister) drove out from Wisconsin to Visit.  We had lots of fun seeing all the beauty of Utah during this fall season.  We drove Logan, Mantua, North Ogden, and Ogden Canyons.

We went to visit Brannick

 And went to the Golden Spike National Museum and drove out to see the 
Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake:

And we visited the new Brigham City Temple.  
Aunt Christine also stayed with Hyrum so Justin, Barb, and I could do an 
endowment session in the temple.  That was WONDERFUL!!

Gramma Barb

 The Family

Aunt Christine

Aunt Christine brought Hyrum a darling hunters hat. It has a cute little deer on the front and cozy snuggly ear flaps.  He loves to wear it on our evening walks.

Justin is so handy and can do pretty much anything around the house (and anywhere else for that matte...he knows how to do everything!)  He wanted to finish the only unfinished room in our house so we could maximize storage and so that it would be done just in case we needed it one day (it has laundry hook-ups if we needed laundry in the basement).  The previous owners had studded and insulated the room but the studs were not done to code and Justin wants things done the right way so he took down all the insulation and re-studded it so they were 16 inch center studs.

The Room Before

 He then hung drywall (thanks Lloyd for helping with the celing), mudded and taped, sanded and re-mudded.  Then it was priming and painting time.  He got some metal shelves from work that they were throwing away (we have gotten lots of stuff from his work that they are purging) and painted them black and secured them to the wall so we can have sturdy storage.  I just love having the room done this way.  I hate spiders and creepy crawly things of any kind and I always hated to go in this room b/c of the spiders in all the corners and dangling from the celing waiting to drop and eat me (I HATE THEM!!!)  It looks so good and I know that if Mike Holmes from Holmes on Homes (DIY Network...LOVE IT) ever comes then Justin will get an A+ for the work he has done down there.  I just love my Hubby!!!


Shalyce and Jordan said...

what a fun month. I about died with the halloween costumes. Ahh, so cute!!! I'm so happy I was able to be a part of Hyrum's blessing, it was absolutely perfect. And I am so impressed with the storage room area. Justin is so handy. He did a great job. Tell him I think he's awesome. Love you my friend.

jendegiulio said...

Fun post! I cant believe how much those babies look alike, you can definitely tell they are related. They are so cute. Love the halloween pictures!