It has now officially been forever and a day since a new blog post…sorry about that!  It seems like we’ve had a lot going on recently which has made finding time to blog a little more difficult.  But, hopefully I can do a better job of keeping up with it.  Part of the reason we’ve been bad at updating is Josh has been sick for a month now!  Crazy, we’re now pretty sure he has valley fever which would explain the fever that just won’t quit, the ugly sounding lung, the constant cough, and multiple rounds of unsuccessful treatment with antibiotics.  Poor guy has just not been able to feel like himself : (  Despite that he has remained an awesome Daddy, even though he hasn’t been able to help me as much as he would like because he’s just exhausted most of the time.  The one silver lining of it being valley fever is we can stop worrying about Ian and me getting it since it can’t be passed from person to person.

The other thing occupying a lot of time is a little beautiful tyrant named Ian.  At about 3-4 weeks of age he became quite the fuss fuss.  We have officially decided he has colic because almost every evening there is a case of the screaming mimis with no apparent cause whatsoever.   It is at this point we have to bust out all 5 of the “5 S’s” (from Dr. Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block).  I feel like we have learned to deal with his fussing well and now are able to calm him down a bit faster, but we definitely had some frustrating times.  I think it’s safe to say we’ll be happy when the colic is gone at the expected 3 month mark.  Despite all the crying we could not love this child more.  He has been smiling a lot and has been more and more alert which is awesome.  He flashes that beautiful baby grin and it just melts our hearts and all the crying is forgotten…almost : )  He has been able to sleep better at night which we are incredibly grateful for.  Some nights he has a good 5 hour stretch which at his age is fantastic, I think.

So since it’s been awhile I’m going to include a few pictures from the past weeks in order so we can see the progression!  I think he’s changed a lot and grown so, so much but you be the judge.  I apologize for the poor quality of some of the pictures, they are pretty much just from my phone so they’re not the best.

creating a new dance on his changing table at 4 weeks old

napping at grams house, 4 weeks old

chillin' in his boppy at 5 weeks old

finally asleep after receiving some 5 "S" therapy at 5 weeks old : )

at Mama & Papa's (his great grandparents) in San Luis Obispo during our first weekend getaway with him

loving the light and trees outside the window 6 weeks old

looking like a big boy at 6 weeks old

a little grin at 6 1/2 weeks. These smiles are hard to catch on camera!

staring at the toys on his "gym" mat at 6.5 weeks

looking sweet at 7 weeks during a visit to grams & gramps

Mom's little man at 7.5 weeks

I know I’m biased but I think he’s getting cuter!!  Love my little dude!



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