Spencer’s 2015 Wrap-up

I can’t believe it’s been over 3 months since we’ve updated our blog. Time really flies when you’ve got a newborn at home! Several times, almost every week, I’d say to myself, I really need to post an update to the blog, but it’s been hard to find the time. After a full day at work, I’m usually rushing home to help out with Spencer while Joy was pumping, then she’d take over with Spencer and I’d go cook dinner. After cleaning up, there’s precious little time to hang out with Spencer before he goes down for the night and after he’s out, we’re not far behind.

So, several weeks and ashamedly, months have passed. Here it is 2016 already and Spencer is now almost 9 months old! NINE! Our little man has grown so much  these past few months. He’s now over 20 lbs! He’s had so many firsts (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) that instead of describing them, we’ll just let these pictures do the talking. Enjoy!

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Spencer decided to get a little more dressed up for his 7 month birthday.
We’ve started eating baby food and it’s AWESOME!
Three generations of Martins and one Armstrong celebrate Thanksgiving.
Hey! It's a puppy! Greta shows Spencer how to enjoy tummy-time.
Hey! It’s a puppy! Greta shows Spencer how to enjoy tummy-time.
Grandpa's coming to visit!
Grandpa’s coming to visit?!?
Spencer's motor skills are really developing. He sometimes like to take over bottle duties.
Spencer’s motor skills are really developing. He sometimes like to take over bottle duties.
When it's cold outside, Spencer has a great assortment of hats to choose from, like this white "Shrek" number.
When it’s cold outside, Spencer has a great assortment of hats to choose from, like this white “Shrek” number.
Spencer and Joy celebrate his 8 month birthday. He's getting so tall!
Spencer and Joy celebrate his 8 month birthday. He’s getting so tall!
For his first Christmas, Spencer got his picture taken with Santa.
For his first Christmas, Spencer got his picture taken with Santa.
For Christmas, Spencer's grandparents gave him an awesome dragon rocker to ride.
For Christmas, Spencer’s grandparents gave him an awesome dragon rocker to ride.
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!
Spencer’s 2015 Wrap-up

6 months with the Peanut

Sorry for the extended delay since the last blog update. It has been a crazy month and half! Back in October everyone in the house got sick. Spencer got his first cold, then Daryl got bronchitis, which later turned into atypical pneumonia. Then Joy got bronchitis! Everyone’s since had a round of antibiotics and I’m pleased to say we’re all much better.

Say Cheese!

Right before everyone got sick last month, we packed up Spencer and drove to Little Rock, Arkansas to meet with Joy’s parents and her sister Julie and her kids. Tammy, a friend of the family, took some great pictures of everyone. Spencer enjoyed getting to meet his cousins again and we got some great photos.

Nora, Maggie, and Nora enjoy sunny day in the park.
Nora, Maggie, and Spencer enjoy a sunny day in the park.

The timing also worked out so that we could see my Aunt Susanne and Uncle Jimmy for her 60th birthday while we were in Little Rock. Spencer got all dressed up  in slacks, a striped shirt, and suspenders.

Jimmy and Susanne cuddle with a dapper Spencer.
Jimmy and Susanne cuddle with a dapper Spencer.

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6 months with the Peanut

September Spencer Update

It seems like a lot’s happened since our last update. A week after our quarantine was finished, we finally got to go back to church. Much to our surprise, Spencer slept through the entire service. It was so good being back in church and Mom and Dad getting to show Spencer to everyone that had been praying for him. We’re looking forward to presenting Spencer in a few months for baby dedication.

Spencer's first church service
Spencer’s first church service

Joy returned to work a few weeks ago and Spencer is now in daycare during the day. His teachers at daycare are amazing and the staff has taken such great care of our little Peanut. Continue reading “September Spencer Update”

September Spencer Update

Out and About with Spencer

It’s hard to believe that 6 weeks have passed since Spencer came home from the NICU. Since it’s been 6 weeks, that means his quarantine is officially over! So last week we went out to celebrate Spencer’s new freedom by taking to Smash Burger and then to see my parents.

Joy and Spencer dining al fresco at Smash Burger
Joy and Spencer dining al fresco at Smash Burger
Gigi and spencer cuddling
“Gigi” gets to cuddle with Spencer for the first time.

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Out and About with Spencer

3 Months with the Peanut

Time for another Spencer update! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last check-in but everyone is doing great in the Martin household. Spencer recently celebrated his 3 month birthday on August 8. The party was pretty low key. We stayed home and had dinner and took a few photos of the birthday boy.

Spencer at 3 months
Spencer and his dragon wubanub celebrate 3 months old.

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3 Months with the Peanut