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griffin {two weeks}

We’re back.

Still here…still doing really well…still pretty sleepy…still adjusting to life with two boys.

Griffin has been a dream baby. He is so laid back. I could just hold him for hours and hours. But somehow that doesn’t work with another little munchkin running circles around his sleepy mama. Levi is pretty much back to himself and I think he is even starting to love his baby brother. Yay. Everyday isn’t perfect. Somedays have even brought some tears. But I am loving watching my boys together and learning how to be a mama of two…I have a lot to learn!

This is the last picture for my pregnancy collage. I tried really hard to get Griffin to curl up in a ball…it didn’t really work. My arms are too short and he kept trying to stretch way out. He is still pretty cute though.

Griffin is two weeks…tomorrow he’ll be three weeks! How did that happen already? At his two week appointment he weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. His little cheeks are even starting to get chubby already. He is eating great, sleeping great, and pooping lots! I forgot how many diapers newborns go through. Like I said, other than the pooping, he is a dream baby.
My bestie from Colorado has been here for the past four days to love on Griffin. It was wonderful having her around. She cleaned, cooked, did laundry, spent lots of time playing with Levi, and kept me company while Joel was busy working. It was pretty much like having a full time nanny…except I would have loved having her here even if she hadn’t done all those “nanny-ish” things! She is a dear friend. If only we didn’t live so far away. Thanks for coming Laura…we already miss you!

I have lots more pictures of my babies to share…coming soon!

  • Vincent Family - I love the 2 week picture of Griffin. I miss this stage of babies. When they are so small and sleep so much that you just want to hold them and take in that new (non-poopy) baby smell! Enjoy your boys. They sure are cute.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - aw he is so precious! love it:)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I love love love your last pregnancy collage picture with griffin!! So cute!

    So glad you had a wonderful weekend with Laura! Loved seeing her in the pics!ReplyCancel

  • songskatesang - Oh, Jess. This is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • The Farmers - I love that he isn’t curled up and we can see his precious face. He looks so much like Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Mikki - congratulations again. He is lovely. I love your photos!
    I was also wondering if you use a pinterest account? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Littlest Learners - What an amazing keepsake. He’ll love seeing this when he’s older. Best wishes for some sleep soon. 🙂

    ❤Jodi from…
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get OrganizedReplyCancel

  • Andrea - So glad to hear you all are doing well and that Levi is back to himself. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mum2twopreciousgifts - You look great Jess! Loving the photos.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Such a precious boy!! Glad you are all doing great! So happy Levi thinks his little bro is cool 🙂ReplyCancel

  • rachel - You don’t even look like you had a baby! You look great!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle H. - Wow – look at you all thin and beautiful! I didn’t even come close to looking that good two weeks out! That pic of Griffin to add to the pregnancy collage is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - Your family is so precious. I’m glad Levi is doing well. It’s such a big change for them!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - Omgoodness he is adorable! Love your collage! I wished I had of thought to do that with my pregnancies! You look great too by the way! Enjoy that baby stage! It’s my favorite part and goes by way too quickly!

    Krystal {mom 2 a griffin ;)} from TxReplyCancel

  • Julie - That 2 week picture of Griffin is so cute!! It makes me want to jump in my car, snatch him up, and snuggle him for a few hours. I love him. So thankful Laura was able to come! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - What a CUTE idea to take a post picture like that, with Griffin on your belly! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - So glad your bestie got to come stay with you! What a blessing! Love the pics. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - You look great and I love all of the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Meggie - Love your pregnancy collage! You look great and Griffin is adorable. Glad to hear Levi is doing well too!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Isn’t it crazy to think that Griffin was inside your stomach just a few weeks ago. It looks as though he wouldn’t possible fit. You look incredible. So happy he’s been a dream baby for you. You are an inspiring family. I always love reading your blog.ReplyCancel

  • L ~ S - What a cutie! I love the idea of him on your tummy. I should have done that to hide mine!ReplyCancel

  • Tammyz - Oh my!!! What a small world… I totally recognize your bestie from our Community Bible Study group here in Colorado Springs!! I had her son Hunter in my class last year! And, I am in a prayer group with her mom this year to start an A.S.K. group. May God continue to pour His blessings out on you and your family!! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - He really reminds me of Cora in that first picture. Adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - griffin is SO CUTE!!!!! eeee!!!!! you’re killin’ me, girl.ReplyCancel

  • The Rodriguez Crew - Griffin looks so much like Cora! I think that is so neat that SO many of us strangers get to notice and know that. Think about that… how many complete strangers know all about Cora, and have followed your darling family long enough to say, the new little guy looks JUST like her! It kind of gives me chills. 🙂

    Your collage of pictures turned out AWESOME!!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyAnn - the adjustment to two is so hard…harder than adjusting to three or four for me…hang in there. Such cuties are your little ones.ReplyCancel

  • The Schilling's from Cimarron - Jess…. ahhhhh u and the boys look sooo good! And how sweet that Laura got to come visit! So happy that things are going so great with your house full of sweet boys……
    Take care always! Miss and love you!

  • Stef - he’s so cute and you look great! and I love the last picture idea. I might steal that one when my baby comes 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My midwife who also delivers a lot of Amish babes shared this saying after the birth of my second son. It goes something like this:

    1 is like 1
    2 is like 10
    3 is like 3…

    I found that to be true in my own experience. But to be sure, there is nothing as wonderful as those first sweet weeks with a new baby in the house. You look just great!

    Liz MReplyCancel

  • Kelly V - You look amazing! Congratulations on Griffin and your growing family! I just had a baby boy a week after you and have a 19 month boy at home who is having a hard time adjusting. Any tips for me?ReplyCancel

  • deyoungsters - congratulations, he is so precious. love your pictures. you look so good for having just had a baby!!
    I feel you with the transition to two underfoot, it was a hard adjustment for me. but at the same time it has been really sweet and I feel like the Lord is teaching me a lot through it. 🙂 you seem like nothing short of an amazing mama and I know you’ll do great!!ReplyCancel

  • teresa - oh, how wonderful of your friend to come and love on you and your kiddoes. know that was such a blessing to your heart.

    and i love your idea of the two week picture with your babe. sooooo glad you didn’t go two weeks overdue!!!!!

    love, ehugs and prayers,ReplyCancel

  • harris - wao this is really beautiful and cute babyReplyCancel