Only one more month until our lil boy is ONE! He is really getting to be such a big boy! He is doing really well walking with some help but soon enough he will be off on his own. We had a busy month with both my and Brian’s birthdays and then Thanksgiving! Preston made his dad a birthday card at school along with a Happy Thanksgiving sign. We are so excited to be celebrating Christmas and his birthday in a month with family and friends! He has grown into such a sweet and adorable little boy!
It’s hard to believe how fast our lil guy is growing up. He now has seven teeth and has started eating real food — cheerios, fruits, etc. This was a big month for him too! He started to pull up and stand on his own. Needless to say he now keeps Lucy’s attention and they have become even better friends. Lucy shares her toys well with Preston and they love to play ball and tug with each other. Preston got his own motorcycle walker which he loves to walk and rock out to. Preston also got to enjoy seeing his first marathon and swinging in a swing on his own this month. To top off this month Preston dressed up as a Lion for his first Halloween. It was quite a hit with everyone but he didn’t seem to thrilled to be in the costume. He looked so cute though!
Our lil boy is getting so big. A couple of weeks ago he started crawling and the other day he started pulling himself up and standing all on his own. Soon enough he will be walking. He had his nine month check up and he is doing really well. He is now 29.2 inches long and 21 lbs. 12 oz.
At the beginning of the month we made a family outing to Brookfield Zoo. It was a hot one so we didnt stay long but Preston was awake for this trip unlike his first visit to the Lincoln Park zoo. Preston is doing really well at school and enjoys playing with his friend Emory. She is one and can walk around so he follows her lead and they play and laugh together. Very cute! Preston was also the baby of the month at school during September.
Brian went on his Grand Canyon hiking trip and while he was out of town GaGa came to help me with Preston for the week. He got lots of hugs and kisses from GaGa.
I can’t believe he will soon be one! We cant wait to see what the next three months will bring.
Preston was rolling around this month but no crawling yet. Still working on pushing himself up. We made a trip to Cleveland to visit family and friends. Preston got to meet Christina, Jess and Lou’s little girl. She is a few months older so she was moving around but Preston was still stationary. Christina enjoy playing with Bailee, my brothers golden.
We also made it to the beach one weekend for Preston’s first time to the beach. He seemed to enjoy it but wasn’t so sure about the sand blowing in his face. Lucy loved it and had a blast chasing her tennis ball in the water!
Preston had his six month check up this month and was 28 inches long and 19 lbs. 4 oz. He is doing well and starting on solid foods. We have been going to the market and buying fresh fruits and vegetables and making his food at home. He seems to really like it and enjoys apples the most. The Cards were in town playing the Cubs this month so we took a walk down to Wrigley and walked around while the game was going on. We peeked through the gate to see the game.
At the beginning of June Preston was Baptized at St. Mary of the Lake Church, where we were married. His godparents are Niki and Scott, my sister and brother. All of our family came to town to be a part of his special day. The week after the baptism, my mom stayed and spent some time with Preston and us. He enjoyed spending time with Gaga and I enjoyed shopping with my mom.
For Father’s Day we got professional photographs taken downtown. We spent the morning in Millennium Park and Preston got to put his feet in Crown Fountain which he thought was really cold even though it was a hot day.
Lucy has officially become best buds with Preston. They love to watch each other and Lucy loves to give Preston kisses. He will hold his hands out for her and she runs over and gives him a bunch of kisses. He thinks it is so funny.
By the end of this month Preston has almost mastered sitting up. He manages to lean all the way forward and then pull himself back up!
We are so happy to have such a happy smiley baby!
Preston was baptized on Sunday, June 3rd at St. Mary of the Lake where we were married. He was such a good boy and didn’t even cry! The baptism was immediately following the 9:30 am mass. He was baptized along with five other babies. His godparents are his Aunt Niki and Uncle Scott. It was such a special day and was so nice to have all of our family there to celebrate. Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful brunch at Bistrot Margot!
Month five began with our three year wedding anniversary! Our first year celebrating as a family of three. Brian sent me a beautiful bouquet at work with my favorite flower in it — stargazer lily.
During this month we noticed that Preston liked to kick and jump in our arms so we got him the rainforest jumper and he absolutely loves it. He jumps and jumps and jumps and has so much fun in it!
This month also was my first Mother’s Day. We went to brunch at Hub 51 and had a delicious meal while Preston got adored by all. Preston with some help from dad got me a Tiffany heart pendant to put a lil picture of Preston in. So sweet!
We haven’t forgotten about Lucy. She has started to warm up to her “lil brother” and has more interest in him. We make sure she gets plenty of long walks and play time.
Preston is already 4 months old! He now weighs 16 pounds and is 26 inches long. These past couple of months have gone by so fast and our little baby boy is growing so fast. Alot has happened in the past couple of months. Preston had his first visit from his Aunt Niki while Brian was out of town for work. I was still on maternity leave so the three of us enjoyed lots of shopping and some great lunches. The next week or two after my sister came to visit we had some really great weather. We went on lots of walks and Preston got to go on the swings in the park by us for the first time. One of the nice weekends we had some visitors. Matt, Melissa and their little girl Paige came to visit and meet Preston. We had great weather so we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Preston’s first visit to the zoo and he missed it all because he slept the whole time. After the zoo we had some lunch in the park. Such a beautiful day.
At the end of April, my mom came to visit and help us get ready for my return back to work. I started back to work on March 27th and Preston started in daycare. He was three months when he started. It was so hard to leave him and I admit I called and checked on him many times those first few days but we both survived our first week. He is doing great in daycare now and loves seeing all of his friends everyday. I do enjoy being back at work but I definitely cannot wait for five o’clock to roll around everyday. He is the joy in our life and everything is so much better when we get to pick him up and see his smiling face!
During April there were many firsts. Preston had his first cold which not only left him tired and cranky but us as well. He couldn’t sleep through the night like he had been for the last month and he was so stuffed up. Unfortunately, I had to stay home with him for two days. Then the following day we took our first road trip with him and headed to Cleveland to see my family. Preston got to meet his three cousins for the first time. Kenny, Tyler and Brady loved him and wanted to hold him over and over. Brian and I then headed to Virginia Beach and left Preston and Lucy with Gag and Papa. Our first time away from him! We went to Virginia Beach for one of my best friends wedding. It was a small intimate wedding on the beach. It was so nice to see everyone and so nice to sleep in for a couple of days!. We had a great time and we couldn’t be happier for Danielle and Louie! Congratulations! We then went back to Cleveland to pick up Preston and Lucy and they both had a great time visiting with family. While in Cleveland we got to spend some time with my other friend, Jess and her lil girl Cristina. Cristina is 7 months old and such a cutie.
The last week of April he started talking a lot more and tells us many stories. He especially likes to tell us stories while we are changing him into his new outfit for the day!
A few of the lil things that we love about Preston at this age are his lil sneezes, big smiles, and when he rubs his eyes when he is tired. He couldn’t be any cuter. We love him so much!
Preston’s second month came and went so quickly. At around 6 weeks he learned how to give us a big smile and boy is it cute! Preston has also started looking for his thumb. He has found it a few times but he still loves his binkie. He also got another visit from his grandparents. My parents came to visit. It was Papa’s first visit with Preston. They spent some time together watching the Notre Dame basketball game. Preston even had his own ND outfit that Papa got him. Preston finally started to enjoy his baths. We even got a few cute pictures. He also had his 2 month check up and is 13 inches long and 12 pounds 12 ounces! Such a big boy already!