Where have the weeks gone? Brycen John has had such a roller coaster ride these first three months. At eleven weeks he spent three days in the hospital fighting off pneumonia. The nurses were the most amazing people I have ever met. They made us feel so comfortable and loved! I am sending happy thoughts to each of them wherever they are :) Brycen John seems to be on a upswing in his cycle of life. His stuffy nose is ceasing, antibiotics ended this morning, and the smiles are abundant. I love you Brycen John! During his hospital stay he got to wear this fancy outfit! Smirks....too cute :)
Gavin and Brycen continue to acclimate to each other and their lives as brothers. I am in awe of Gavin's ability to unconditionally love Brycen and be intimate with him with kisses and hugs daily. It touches my soul to watch him be such an amazing big brother. Sighs....I love you Gavin! Brycen is such a lucky little man to have you in his life :)
Gavin language is really blossoming. He is putting words together and often speaks in short phrases. He has recently become interested in the moon, playing with pretend food, and boxes of all shapes and sizes. He continues to stack everything he can get his hands on, and enjoys playing with play doh, bath crayons and other arts and crafts. During bath time we play with foam letters and Gavin loves to repeat the letter names. His favorites are for sure "O" and "E" :)
Though Brycen has been challenged these first few months of his life, he continues to bring smiles to our faces. When he smiles his whole face lightens up and grows from one side to the other with gleaming dimples. I just know in my heart that he will persevere and be strong because of it. He enjoys being swaddled when he sleeps at night and is getting up one to two times a night. The swing and play gym are his favorite activities outside watching his brother play in the world around him. He is tracking and attempting to engage with objects. He is growing too fast for me...where has that little baby gone. He is 23 1/4 inches and 14 pounds :) God bless him!
In closing, we had the opportunity to attend a Holiday Mini Session with one of my favorite photographers in the area Kelly Cronin :) Please check out her site and if you have the opportunity attend a session with her. She has this amazing way of capturing expression in such a pure fashion. i just adore her work. Here are just a few of my favorites of the boys :) Thanks so much Kelly!!