Friday, November 27, 2009

So Thankful

We had a Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, laughs and love. I took my camera to both Thanksgiving dinner's that we attended but managed to get zero pictures.
I took these once we got home. I believe Evan is realizing the shock of meeting some of the family in this one...
In all seriousness, I have so much to be thankful for this year. I remember this day last year anticipating what the next year would bring. I was nervous and scared but I knew that our lives were going to change so much, for the better.

I'm thankful for my wonderful, patient husband who continues to crack me up every single day of my life.
My beautiful healthy baby boy - he is my sweet squish and I love him more than I ever imagined loving anyone.
My mom and dad - married 35 years and are still so obviously in love.
My big brother - still looking out for his little sis.
My great friends, I'm so grateful for reconnecting and strengthening our friendships over the past year. It means so much to me.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Loving This Boy

Just a little video to show my big boy sitting up.

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This is such a fun age and I am loving every minute of it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Look What I Can Do

I took these this morning. Yesterday he would sit up for maybe 2 or 3 seconds on his own then topple over. This morning I got 2-3 minutes of him sitting on his own. He's getting so big and growing so fast I can't believe it. He's 5-1/2 months this week.
Oh, what else is he up to...
He's still just the happiest baby. He rarely gets fussy, except maybe when it's close to nap time. He's doing pretty good on a four hour schedule but occasionally he still wants to eat every three. He's still sleeps through the night from about 8pm - 7am. We do a dreamfeed at about 10pm (where he has a bottle but doesn't really wake up for it). I'm looking forward to the day when we can drop that so I can go to bed a little earlier some nights. It's a small price to pay now though to get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. He does wake sometimes if he has worked himself into an uncomfortable position and he can't get himself out of it. He is getting better at rolling every which way so that doesn't happen too often. He has a little cold right now but it doesn't seem to bother him too much. Just a runny nose and a cough.
Every day he gets a little more talkative. And he gets louder too. He still doesn't squeal. I just don't think he has discovered he can do it yet.
His naps are still hit or miss - sometimes 45 minutes sometimes 1-1/2 hours. He's down to 3 naps a day most days. On weekends I try and squeeze and extra nap in somewhere for him and he doesn't seem to mind.
That's about it right now. We've been told a lot lately about what a good and happy baby he is and I couldn't agree more. We are so blessed and I'm thankful everyday.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another First

Tried our first bit of cereal this weekend. He seemed to enjoy it but didn't really get that the cereal should actually be swallowed instead of smearing it on his fingers. He also enjoyed smacking the spoon out of my hands. Funny the first couple of times but after about 5 times I learned that I needed a death grip on that spoon!

By the third attempt this weekend it seemed he got a little of the cereal down - I think he will get the hang of it in no time.

First Halloween

Our little man was a doctor for his first Halloween.
We only went to a couple of my aunts houses and even had to cut the night short because we found a nail in my tire. Evan didn't seem to notice though, he was a tired little doctor.