Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Yesterday, Gus turned 4 months old. One year ago today, I found out I was pregnant with a Little Bean. It was the best first year anniversary present EVER. Two years ago today, Dennis and I got married. Already this week, we are celebrating another month with Gus and our wedding anniversary. It is an amazing feeling! Last week, my Dad came back for his monthly visit with Gus. We had a great weekend! The weather has been so warm and beautiful in Portland. We got out and enjoyed it! We had a BBQ on Thursday night, walked to the pizzeria on Friday evening, went to the Tulip Festival, and ended the weekend watching Dennis play softball. Gus loves being outside and enjoys the fresh breeze. Friday afternoon, Gus had an appointment with Dr. Miles. He weighed in at 14 pounds 6.5 ounces and 24.25 inches. Gus is getting so big. One of our concerns with Gus that he aspirates after eating, receiving medication, and after he burps. He is aspirating more and more. We have to watch how he swallows and takes in breaths. Gus is a fussy baby and continues to have a difficult time getting comfortable. Lately, he has been receiving more medication to help maintain his comfort level. On the flip side, Gus is laughing more and making the cutest sounds. Nothing is as precious as his laugh. I could watch Dennis and Gus interact all day long. Dennis tells him secrets about what boys do. Dennis and I are thankful for my Mom's help. I know Dennis can handle Gus, but he is high maintenance. My Dad got Gus a swing this past weekend, and Gus is starting to like it. Gus is kind of over his bounce chair. So far so good....he likes the swings! Grammy Chris and Mommy like the swing too! Today, I am thankful for so much. It starts with Dennis' support and strength, Gus' gift of life, and all of the supportive and loving family and friends we have in our life.
**I have a lot of clips of Gus laughing and smiling. I will get those post those soon. Stay tuned!**
|Gus and the Gustafsons |
Uncle Johnny, Cousin Brian, and Gus
|We were patiently wating for Gus' medicine at the Kaiser Pharmacy. Dennis...not so much!|
|Gus and Papa waiting so patiently. Dennis...not so much!|
It was so warm outside, Grammy dressed him in his shorts for the first time.
|Gus in his hat and tie...ready for the Tulip Festival in Woodburn, OR.|
|Waking up from his nap. "Gus, you still have your tie on." ;)|
|Gus and Mommy checking tou the beautiful rows of tulips. After his nap, I took off his pants when I got him out of the stroller and he was so happy.|
|The rows of colorful tulips. Of course, Mom and I took some home (the pre-picked ones). There are signs everywhere that read "Do not pick the flowers."|
|After mass, we went to the Cadilac Cafe for brunch. Gus did much better this week in church. phew!|
|Before Diane left for her trip to Omaha, she got some "Gussy" time. Auntie Diane loves this colorful onesie. She loves rainbows!|
|I love this photo of Grammy and Gus with Geoffrey the Giraffe.|
|Gus at his first softball game! "Go Daddy!"|
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|Cuddle time every Saturday and Sunday morning.|
|After the nap and errands, we stopped by to see his Daddy at the bar.|
|Daddy loves the overalls!|
|So precious. Gus loves his security blankets!|
|Gus in the Ergo. Fell asleep!|
|Still asleep after taking him out of it. Yes!|
|This week, his Grammy Chris came back to visit and help us with Gus. He was so happy!|
|On Wednesday, my co-workers and I took a few of our clients to Cannon Beach. It was a beautiful day! The clients loved it!|
|Gus and I playing bounce! Mommy does the soft touch version, and Daddy does the Gus Toss. Makes me nervous.|
|Gus and Grammy went on a walk while I attended a house party.|
|King Gus at 3 months and 3 weeks. I love it! :)|
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Gus at 3 months:
- is wearing size 2 diapers.
- started wearing his 3-6 month clothes.
- He LOVES apple juice with warm water. He sucks it down!
- making all kinds of cute noises and smiling more and more. He does show off those dimples! (Just like his Daddy).
- His eyes are turning bright blue, and he looks good in any shade of blue.
- The pacifier is extremely important at nap and bed times. However, once he goes to sleep it falls out. At bedtime, I have to clip it onto his giraffe to find it in bed.
- He is still upset that the Jayhawks lost to Michigan.
- He enjoys visitors.
- His favorite napping spot is on his Grammy, Mommy, or Daddy's chest. He is a tummy sleeper and his legs and arms have to be under him during this sleeping position.
- He loves being held, and when he is not being held the vibrating chair works for now.
- 12 pounds 4.5 ounces and 23 1/2 inches long.
- He still sleeps in bed with his Mommy and Daddy. It is getting better....I can put him on his side between us and he does not even notice I am not holding him. Dennis keeps reminding me that our other children will not be in bed with us. King Gus has a pass. After all, he is the King of the castle and our hearts. ;)
|Sleepy Gus using his new lovey blanket (from Grammy Deb) has a pillow.|
|Grammy Deb loving on Gus. I did not get a picture of Papa Dennis with Gus. He is in the background of this one. :)|
|Gus loves these lovey blankets!|
|Grammy Deb and Gus. I cannot believe we did not get a picture with Papa Dennis this time. I guess we were all tired that week. Gus wore them out and I was adjusting getting back to my work schedule.|
|Gus finally enjoys taking a bath!|
|Gus making some noise in the morning sunlight. Precious.|
|Bunny PJs. This is a typical sleeping position for Baby Bunny Gus.|
|Gus made it into his 3-6 month clothes. He is getting so big!|
|Gus is KU Jayhawk Fan!|
|When I was at work I called to check on the guys...my Mom texted me this photo.|
|One of Gus' favorite napping spots!|
|Papa Mike made it back for the weekend. This photo makes my heart melt. Gus making Papa smile after the KU lost.|
|12.45 pounds at his 3 month check-up! Nurse Hillary pointing out he doubled his birth weight. :)|
|The Cruppers brought us lunch and met Gus for the first time.|
|Gus telling Grammy all about it. "Mommy made me sleep in until 7:30 am."|
|Having fun with Daddy!|
|DIMPLES! Just like Daddy!|
|King Gus. It is official because he has the crown.|
|He is just so sweet, cuddly, precious, amazing, and wonderful. A piece of work...little bit of both Dennis and I.|
|An open mouth sleeper!|
|Pilot Gus. Dennis is just hours away from getting his pilot's license. But right now the bar, bar projects, marriage, and a baby are keeping him busy. I am sure some day he will get back up there.|
(Gus did get an Easter basket with some toys and new blanket. I cannot find the photo I took of it. He also got some Easter cards from family and friends letting us know they are thinking of us. Gus is so loved and has a lot of supporters).