Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1 Month

Logan turned 1 month old on April 18th. That first month goes by so quickly!

Logan at 1 month:

*Is usually a pretty content baby unless he is hungry or tired - when he is, he will definitely let you know!
*Loves to hang out on his boppy pillow.
*Likes taking baths. He usually gets really relaxed and calm after we give him one.
*Is starting to coo.
*Is starting to grab things (like my shirt or hair) when I'm holding him.
*Tries to get anything close to his mouth into his mouth. This is by far the cutest thing he does.
*Would definitely be a binky baby if we let him, but sadly for him, we don't believe in binkies!
*Spits up quite a lot.
*Depending on his mood, will either fall asleep or scream until you turn him over when we give him tummy time. 
*Loves his whale blanket.
*Puts up with a lot of rough love from his sister.

Keeping with tradition, I made cupcakes to celebrate. (I'll take any excuse to make cupcakes!)

That night we moved him to his nursery. Corbyn slept worse when we moved him, but Peyton slept better when we moved her, so I didn't know what to expect that first night. He slept about the same as he had been which is definitely better than worse!

The next day we took him to church for the first time. I was really nervous about getting everyone up and ready in time for 9:00 church by myself, but it actually isn't too bad as long as I have everything laid out and ready the night before.

He wore his Easter outfit and tried to eat his shirt pretty much the whole morning!

We just love this little guy!

Friday, April 17, 2015


The Tuesday before Easter we did Easter pictures at Cheapshots Photography. Rog was at school and my parents were in St. George, so I had my SIL Cailey come help. They don't sell Easter outfits in newborn, so Logan's outfit was kind of huge. But luckily you can't tell in the pictures.

We went down to St. George for the weekend for Rog's grandma's 80th birthday party. We stayed at my grandma's house (that is on the market, but hasn't sold yet) with Rex and Taylor (and their families). It worked out best for Corbyn and Peyton to sleep under the stairs Harry Potter style. They thought it was the best!

The rest of Rog's family stayed at a huge house they rented with lots of fun things to play with like a pool table...

Air hockey table...

And indoor pool!

The Easter bunny came Saturday morning.

It was Logan's first Easter (and first holiday). He got a Buzz Itty Bitty and the book, I am Buzz Lightyear. (I don't know what we'll do if he doesn't love Buzz as much as Corbyn did.)

We had an Easter egg hunt with all the cousins.

And the kids spent the rest of the weekend eating the candy from their eggs.

While we were down there we tried out the St. George Waffle Love truck...

Played at the splash pad...

And watched some conference.

The big 80th birthday bash was Saturday night. Edda took pictures of all the families there. Our first picture as a family of 5!

We drove home Sunday morning getting home just in time for me to make rolls and carrot cake for Easter dinner with my family.

It was a wild and wonderful weekend! We were glad we could make it down to celebrate Great Grandma Phillips and introduce Logan to the whole Phillips family! 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Logan's Newborn Pictures

I had a friend from my high school cheer days (Amie Hoopes - now Amie Hale) come take Logan's newborn pictures when he was just a week old. She realized when she was halfway here (from Lehi) that she had forgotten her camera and had to go back to get it, so we only ended up having about 30 minutes to take them. Luckily he was a perfect angel the entire time and she got some great ones in a really short amount of time. 

This one is by far my favorite, but I love them all.

The newborn phase is too short. I'm so glad we'll have these pictures to look back and remember newborn Logan! 

I got some of them printed off and hung in his nursery. I also updated his birth announcement with the actual information.

First Quarter Reading

5 years ago when I was pregnant with Corbyn I decided I should read more. Back then I honestly don't think I would have believed someone if they told me that in 5 years I would be able to read 6 books in 3 months. Since I don't see that number decreasing (especially with all the awesome built-in reading time I have in the next year - while nursing), I am going to make quarterly lists of the books I am reading. My 6 books looks pitiful compared to Rachel's 12 books this quarter, but it's huge for me!

1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty - This was my second time reading this book and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it. I'd even venture to say this is one of my favorite books I've ever read!

2. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story by Ree Drummond - I loved this book and completely devoured it! Ree tells the fairy tale story of how she met and married her husband and then continues their story through the first year of their marriage.

3. Baby Proof by Emily Giffin - A light and fun read that made me consider things from another perspective - the perspective of someone who doesn't want to have children. It also made me think about what I would be willing to do for love.

4. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - I started reading this right after Logan was born when I needed something to help get my mind off his pneumonia scare and help me get to sleep! It wasn't quite as good as What Alice Forgot, but still enjoyable. The ending was kind of mind blowing and really made me think about how the small choices we make can completely alter the direction our lives take.

5. A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar - This was a book club book that I wouldn't have chosen for myself, but I learned a lot from it. It wasn't a page turner, but worth plowing through.

6. French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon - Another book club book that I wouldn't have chosen for myself. I was skeptical from the beginning and didn't want to believe that my children's eating habits are all my fault as the book suggests. I did learn a few things that might help encourage them to try new foods, so it was worthwhile, just not my favorite book to read.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


The first two nights Logan was home he slept terribly. This was new for us because Corbyn and Peyton never had trouble sleeping at night. Rog and I were so exhausted! Luckily I figured out he was cold and he started sleeping great (only waking up 2-3 times a night to eat and going right back to sleep after eating) when I put an extra blanket on him. In the NICU they constantly have them heated, so I'm sure we have that to blame!

Rog had spring break the week Logan was born, but it was back to reality Monday morning - a new reality with 3 kids! Our ward, friends, and family spoiled us with meals, so I didn't have to cook all week.

Because pediatricians don't visit babies in the NICU, they told us to schedule an appointment for Monday. Logan weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces - only 3 ounces shy of his birth weight! Dr. Paxton said he looked great and didn't even feel like he needed to be tested again for Jaundice - a pleasant surprise because Corbyn had to be on the lights and Peyton had to be tested 3-4 times because she was borderline.

Friday morning he had to go in for his circumcision. They don't do it in the NICU (and we hadn't planned on doing it in the hospital anyway because Medicaid doesn't cover circumcisions and it's cheaper if you do it in the office). Rog took him in and he did great for the procedure, but the first diaper change at home was a little traumatic for all involved!

The first couple weeks are full of firsts that need to be documented. Here are a few of my favorites.

First time matching big brother Corbyn. (His shirt says Little Brothers Rock!)

First time doing tummy time.

First walk.

First car ride with Corbyn and Peyton.

First bath at home.

First shopping trip to Walmart. (Their car seat carts are the best!)

1 week old! At 1 week Logan hates to be cold, doesn't like having his arms swaddled, is a great eater, and is the cutest member of our family according to Corbyn and PJ.

I always make a treat to celebrate 1 week. For Logan I made cowboy cookies with blue, green, and brown M&M's.

I'm trying to soak up all of Logan's newborn goodness - it goes by much too fast!