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4 Months!

I say it every month, but seriously how is our little bunny already FOUR MONTHS OLD?????????


^^I know, Jason. You’re like “what the what????” I feel the same way little baby. It’s CRAZY.

But in all seriousness, this little love bug. He is so sweet. Always happy. He is the very best part of every day for me. He is just the best.

Somehow, I only managed to bust out the “big camera” one time last month for a little photo sesh with him. Sad, but true. Here are a few favorites on the beautiful afghan my Grandma knitted years ago for future babies she knew I (and my sisters) would have. She made several baby afghans for my sisters and I while we were all still in college. Unfortunately, she passed away my junior year at U.F. and my mom kept these for each of us until we each had our babies. I love that my Grandma had the forethought and took the time to do something so very special for each of us (she made at least 7 of these that I know of), and I know she is watching over us (alongside my Grandad) and loving seeing Jason enjoy the afghan she made! She would have especially LOVED Jason’s red hair! :)))

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Here are the updates on this little guy’s last month…

…starting with the most unexpected…he cut TWO teeth. At just over 3 months, the first started coming through, quickly followed by tooth #2. (Which was insane because he is SO young and doesn’t know how to chew on a teething toy or anything yet! Plain old distraction (from what I’m sure is painful teething) has really been our only remedy.)

…has definitely mastered rolling over. I am bawling my eyes out just thinking about how soon he will be crawling.

…has become super aware and super grabby. Jason looks around when he hears an interesting or loud noise wanting to see exactly what’s going on (and always needs to scope out Oliver’s location when he hears him bark). He also wants to get his hands on EVERYTHING (hair, limbs, toys, you name it).

…is constantly babbling his adorable baby sounds. They are THE BEST.

…lights up when daddy comes home from work. He loves seeing daddy and gets super duper smiley when Jereme walks in the house.

…started using the exersaucer and (I think) he loves it! It’s like watching a really drunk person try to do anything coordinated, but he is definitely getting the hang of it.

…is still rocking naptime with a solid morning and afternoon nap. He’s also moving towards longer nighttime stretches of sleep getting a combined 11 to 12 hours on the regular and only waking for one feeding.

…and is still a rockstar dining partner when Jer and I go out to eat. We’ve never had a single issue and I’d love to keep it that way, but I know we’re already on borrowed time for some kind of public meltdown.

This past month flew by SO insanely fast! I’m excited to see what the next few months bring for us. Here are a few photos from last month…

Jason’s first trip to the beach (Sanibel Island)
All the Shaidle cousins!
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Impromptu photos on the big camera one day after daddy got home from work.
Last weekend with all his cousins on the Young side!


3 Months!

Ohhhhhhhh my gosssssh. How has another month flown by already?

So what’s Jason been up to these past few weeks? Well, he is officially 3 months old, but technically 13 weeks. I have no idea how we have a three-month old. I want to simultaneously smile and bawl my eyes out because he’s growing up way too fast. I feel like he is going to outgrown his car seat tomorrow.


Jason is a dream baby. Really. He is happy 99% of the time and only really cries when he is hungry. Or if I try to stick him in the swing when he’s not feeling it. ;)))

He has changed so much in just the past few weeks, it’s astounding. He’s really growing into his little personality and it shines through every day.

It’s amazing to watch him play. It’s like he does something new every day. Yesterday, he picked up the huge baby pillow he lays on on his play mat and held it over his head. I was like, who is this little muscle man in front of me? I am pretty sure he is going to be mobile in like two seconds. He is already rolling over and maneuvering all over the place. Slow down little baby, slow down.

He’s really just my little lovebug. I swear that he gives kisses already, which is just what we’re calling the thing he does when you bring his face down to yours and he opens his mouth and slobbers all over you.

I can’t get enough.


Three months down and he…

…has so much stinking personality. his crazy little expressions are seriously the best thing ever.

…still loves napping on mama when he gets the chance. And let’s not lie, lately, I’ve been “letting” this happen more and more because I know these moments are fleeting.

…has figured out (but not totally mastered) the art of rolling over, both from tummy to back, and from back to tummy.

…is a smiling machine!!! No official giggles just yet.

…loves playing on aunt Susan’s quilt with his favorite toy mr. whoozit.

…loves chatting with mama + dada. his baby talk mumbo jumbo is out of this world adorable and we both melt into a huge pile of mush every time he chats it up with us.

….is the absolute love of my life.

For some reason, we didn’t get a ton of smiles the few times I busted out the “big camera” this past month, but here are a few faves nonetheless…

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2 Months!

How have we hit two months already??? Life with this little guy has been everything. Jason has changed so much in the past two months, and we can’t wait to discover more about his adorable personality as he continues to grow.

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^^stats from an impromptu doctor’s visit earlier this month. we’ll have to wait for his official 2-month appointment later this month.^^

Jason Leo, at two months you…

…are smiling more and more each day, and we can’t get enough of it.

…especially love the changing pad in the nursery. you literally beam from ear to ear as soon as we lay you down on it.

…would sleep on momma all the time if I let you. ;))

…are a tooting machine. sorry, but you are!

…still love the rock-n-play in momma & dada’s bedroom, but are also beginning to love your crib too!

…love the (modified) mobile on the swing in the living room. and get a little annoyed when it turns off while you are still swinging.

…have sprouted lots of new hair on the front half of your head. your hair is looking gingerlicious, but I kinda think it’s going to change color, possibly blonde.

…love when momma lets you nap on your tummy in the crib during the day and will bust out a three-hour+ nap just about every time.

…are rocking a 5oz. bottle for most feedings!

…and still really love bath time. let’s hope that never changes.

Month numero dos looked like this around here…

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We love you, Jason Leo.

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1 month!

What did we do before we had this perfect little guy? Jason Leo, you have brought so much joy to our lives in one short month. We have fallen in love with your adorable little face, alert eyes, and sweet disposition. The past month has been nothing short of amazing!


At one month, you…

…weigh 11 lbs. 4 ounces and measure 22 inches long (at your one month check up, technically 5 days post 1-month mark).

…love sleeping in the rock-n-play in our bedroom, but spend lots of quality time in the swing, boppy lounger, & baby wrap.

…have mastered the art of escaping the swaddle although we still attempt it every night.

…are a champion eater! downing about 4 oz. every 3 hours.

…look just like your daddy!

…definitely enjoy being awake some during the day, and take smaller cat naps throughout.

…have flashed us some killer cute smiles, and I can’t wait until you *really* show us those all.the.time!

…look like your eyes are going to be blue, and, that hair, well it is certainly leaning towards red! :)))

…love making cute little cat noises and grumpy old man grunts while you are sleeping and dreaming.

Our very first month with you looked a lot like this…

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I’ve mostly been taking advantage of my iPhone when snapping everyday photos of baby Jason (hence all the instagram photos above), but here are a few of my favorite snapshots off the big camera (still editing all our newborn photos taken by Aunt Kristi)…

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In the Nursery!

The past few weeks at home with our fresh, perfect, little newborn baby have been filled with lots of love, a good amount of learning, limited sleep, and nothing I would ever trade for anything in this the world. I honestly couldn’t have imagined how fast these first few weeks would fly by. These precious newborn moments are fleeting and I feel so lucky to have a handful of them documented to enjoy for years to come.

My awesome sister Kristi (Kristi Mangan Photography) drove over to Naples the week after Jason was born to meet her cutie nephew and help us photograph this precious time. She captured all of the gorgeous images below of Jason at five days old, along with us in his nursery, and we can’t thank her enough!

(PS – Don’t mind all the empty picture frames…we have since filled them with adorable newborn photos of Jase!)

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CarlyMay 15, 2016 - 2:11 am

Congrats to you all three of you, he is beautiful. Love little babes!

JessicaMay 16, 2016 - 12:06 am

How precious! What a beautiful baby boy, and adorable looking family. I love his nursery and also the turquoise blanket you had him wrapped in. :)