Total Basset Case

Apr 27, 2017

7 Months

Another month with our love has come and gone!
How is this chunky monkey 7 months?!
I swear he gets more fun and interactive each and every day.
He loves trying to imitate our sounds and the ones he hears at the sitters, LOVES jumping in his jumper and sticking anything he can find in his mouth.
We've tried pretty much all the purees, had some mashed banana and pear and I made him some sweet potatoes he also gobbled up.  We've tried puffs a few times and has nibbled on some mum mums as well.  Next up on the trial list is frozen peach in his pulp feeder and avocado!
He is still a huge, huge fan of kicking his legs.
6 months old brought rolling over and turning 7 months old brought rolling over in his bed at night.
LM is weighing in at a swift 17lbs and 1oz as of earlier this week!  He is in 6 months clothes and his summer wardrobe is stinkin cute.  I just can't even handle baby shorts. 
He does NOT like to sleep for more than 30 minutes during the day or his evening cat naps.  You can set a watch to his cat naps, they are that on the dot.
He also is not a fan of ending up on his belly and wanting to be back on his back.
He's been drooling consistently for about 3 months now but we have yet to see any teeth come through.  They sure do seem to bother him sometimes though so we are pretty sure he is working on some. 

He has the best laugh and gummy smile :)
I finally caught a smile on camera!

Apr 25, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up : Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Now that we have LM it seems are weekends go SO quickly but also nice, slow and drawn out all at the same time...that's the part I love, soaking up all the snuggles and smiles.

Friday we did pretty much nothing except give LM a bath and laugh hysterically at him kicking his legs in the water so ferociously.  He LOVES to kick his legs and now that he's figured out how to do it in the tub it's a game changer.  
Wild and crazy Friday night ;)

Saturday LM practiced his new skill of rolling over some time in the middle of the night and we woke up to him SNOOOOZIN away on his belly happy as a clam.

We then hit up bootcamp and mama got a well deserved pedicure.   We then spent the rest of the day running errands as a family (which we love doing now that it's nice out and no longer flu season!)
One of our errands included a stock up trip at Trader Joes which turned into 'what delicious things can we find for dinner?'  We found all the yummy things including curry chicken tenders, roasted veggies and our favorite rice from there.
I did the bi annual switch out of my closet and put away my winter clothes and got out the summer fun ones.  Which led to me realize I need some new spring and summer clothes...anyone have any recent favorites?  Last year I clearly spent my summer in maternity clothes and did not purchase a thing...mama needs some new clothes! 

Sunday started nice and slow and with cleaning all the things.
Then we headed to LM's very first Reds game!
 It was a tad chilly but we had a GREAT time and he did SO well!
He even got a certificate for it being his first game.
 Have a great week, friends!

Apr 17, 2017

Hoppy Easter!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter, we sure did!
It was sunshiny and great weather for most of the day and so we tried to spend lots of time outside.  LM even got to feel the grass on his toes for the first time!
Holidays with kids are just so fun!
The Easter Bunny may or may not have ordered LM's Easter basket back in February and started filling it shortly after.   He got lots of these books, this adorable Peek A Boo-laphant, swim hat and swim diaper and some teething goodies!

We spent our weekend catching up with family and watching LM perform his new trick of rolling over!!
He really propels himself over and then is so proud of himself and just looks around.  And sometimes he just lays his head down and goes to sleep...whatever works for you buddy.
The bow tie just really gets me.
Also have you ever tried to iron an oxford onesie?  It's not for the faint of heart.
 My cute boys in pink!
Happy Easter everyone!
And happy Earth Week-go recycle something!

Apr 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Floyd!

Today marks Mr. Floyd's 8th birthday!
How in the world?!
We sure love him SO very, very much and he makes us so happy and laugh every day.
Many of you know Floyd is full of his own quirks, personality and loves to do his own thing.  This has never changed since the moment we've had him.  The one thing Floyd does best is doing his own thing.  Part of that is stubbornness of being a hound and I'm pretty sure the other half is just Floyd.  

Knock on wood, he has been so sweet with LM.  He was the star of the show for so long but we are pretty sure now he knows LM is just part of our pack.  

Every day when I bring LM home and let Floyd out,  Floyd runs right up to his carseat and gives him one lick across the face.  I can't decide if its 'Oh, you're still here, yay!' or 'oh man, mama brought you back again'.  I'm going with the first one because it makes my heart happy.  

Every morning when he wakes up he sticks his nose in LM's door to check on him.

He does a great job when we take LM on walks and makes sure everyone knows we are walking his bother and they need to stay away.  
Happy birthday Floyd, we love you SO MUCH!! 

Apr 6, 2017

Marching for a Good Cause

There are a couple of organizations out there that are near and dear to our families heart.  One of those is the Ohio Basset Rescue, we love them and do our best to donate to them as often as we can.

Another one that has recently become very important to us is March of Dimes.  
I will admit, I have always heard of March of Dimes and had a pretty good understanding of their mission but until we had a premature baby, I never fully knew how important the organization is.  

In the United States, premature birth affects 380,000 babies!  Before having one of our own, we had NO idea the number was so high.  March of Dimes is in place to help fellow families like ours combat premature birth and offer support, research and resources during such a time.  And no matter when a baby is born, early or right on their due date, March of Dimes offers help and support to millions of families every year. 
We are fortunate that one of the annual March of Dimes walks is right here in Cincinnati at the end of April.  Once I heard about this, I jumped at the chance to sign our family up!
We will never be able to fully thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff that helped us with LM's birth and NICU stay but I hope that doing things like this walk and raising money for support and research can help those folks do their job EVEN better (if that's possible!).  
NO PRESSURE in the least bit, but if you want to donate to our Total Basset Case team you can do that here and if you're in Cincinnati and want to join our team on the walk let me know and I wills sign you up!