Sunday, December 28, 2014

7 months old!

On December 15, LB turned 7 months old! Getting closer and closer to many more milestones, but enjoying every single one day by day. I expected lots of changes lots of challenges, lots of learning to be done when LB was born, but some things I just didn't anticipate. I never eve really thought about some things. Trimming tiny fingernails...and even harder, trimming tiny toe nails. And constantly! It's like every day for my boy! Grocery shopping, just LB and me. He is now finally able to sit in the big boy seat in the cart which makes it a lot easier to fill up my cart, but I make sure I keep a hand on him at ALL TIMES! I promise you the washer and dryer eat baby socks too, not just adult ones. I even have the mesh bag for his socks and they still go missing! Oh how I adore being a wife, mommy and pregnant!! 

Now that LB is army crawling very fast, he gets up on his hands and knees and will rock back and forth! He has taking a few real crawls but hasn't gotten the hang of it totally! He also will come pull on my pant legs when he wants to be picked up! He can get in the sitting position and does it so well! How is all tis possible? He was just born the other day! Although I'm so proud and excited about all these things he's learning to do, it still makes me sad. Although I'm tired and grouchy at times I don't wish away his infant months...I want to enjoy every second that he's little! I hear Byron say all the time "I can't wait until he's 4 or 5 and I can take him fishing and hunting" but deep down I'm crying cuz I don't want him to grow up too fast. I appreciate being tired during this stage of his life. I find myself afraid to blink at times. 

LB is now to the stage that he reaches for me!! It's so precious! It melts my heart! Even more precious Is watching him reach for his daddy! LB does everything with a smile on his face. If he is anything, he is fearless. LB is the cutest, sweetest, funniest guy in the whole world. 

LB is eating some table food but mainly baby food! He loves all fruits and is also a fan of squash and beans. 

"Yes, having a chi dis surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit." --Bill Cosby

We love you LB! To the moon and back. 

6 month post!

This is wayyyy past due but I find I spend my time giving LB my full attention and by the time I get me time after he goes to bed, I wanna spend it going to bed myself! So I'm finally getting time to post about his 1/2 birthday :) It's amazing to me the changes that can happen to someone so tiny in 6 months. To see these changes take place daily just blows my mind. At his 6 month well baby check up he weighed 18 pounds and 10.5 ounces and was 27.5 inches. His feet are about hanging out of his car seat! He's going to get his daddy's height! Or maybe his Uncle Daniel's! He is wearing size 3 diaper, 6/9 month clothes and 9 month pajamas!

LB is now sitting up on his own, can be a little wobbly at times but it's amazing how he is learning to catch his balance as well! He is Army crawling EVERYWHERE! He will disappear in a matter of seconds. Byron loves to play with LB on the floor! He says LB is tough and sometimes scares me with how rough he plays (he does that on purpose though)! LB adores Thorn and Thorn adores him; Thorn is so calm and gentle around it and they are becoming best friends!!

LB, you are mommy and daddy's pride and joy!

We love you!

Monday, November 3, 2014

5 months OLD!

On October 15, LB turned 5 months old. I know this post is late, but a lot has happened over the past month!! LB is going to be a BIG BROTHER. That's right...we are expecting again! June 2015 our next blessing will arrive. 

Size 3 diapers.
Mostly size 6/9 12 month clothes.
Still LOVES bath time.
Likes to watch Veggie Tales with Daddy.
Spoiled by mommy :)
Eats about every 4-5 hours.

LB is growing so fast, eats wonderful, and never sleeps! HA. He loves cereal, sweet potatoes, and peas (haven't introduced much of anything else yet). We will be attempting a LOT more foods when he turns 6 months. He has learned so much this past month. He is ALMOST sitting up, he is scooting and almost ARMY crawling. He is talking all the time, and laughs 24/7.
As I wish I had more time to blog, I would rather spend my spare time with my baby boy, because I know this time is going quick, so I will just being doing quick and short post from now on. I just want to keep this as a little journal of milestones in my baby boys life. 

Soon to be family of 4 :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4 months old!

Little Byron is growing so fast! Yesterday marked 4 months old for this little boy and I CAN believe it. Time never slows down, no matter what your age. Some days feel like they last a lifetime, and then it's like I simply blink and another month has flown by. I guess that's just the beauty of motherhood.

My big boy now weighs 16 pounds and 6.5 ounces (80th percentile). He is 24 3/4 inches tall (45th percentile) and I'm praying he doesn't get my height! haha We had his 4 month check up yesterday and he did great! Dr. Champlin is pleased with his development, and he was a trooper for his shots. He didn't feel too good the rest of the day though, and we cuddled all night long!

He is so social and happy- in reality, he is always smiling; he smiles at everyone he sees, especially his daddy. He talks up a storm, and this boy can LAUGH. It's the sweetest sound ever...his Daddy can make him giggle for hours. They truly have a special bond.

He now reaches for everything. He can grasp a toy, and will put anything in his mouth. He loves being outside, and enjoys riding the 4wheeler with his daddy. I am looking forward to the cooler weather and lots of playtime outside!

Still wearing size 2 diapers.
Wearing 3/6 month clothes, and some 6/9 month! 
Eats 6 oz every 4ish hours! 
Sleeps from 8pm to 6am, waking up 2-3 times to eat!

We are blessed. 
Here are some of my favorite pics over the last month!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

3 Months Old!

It's August 16, so I missed the real day, but yesterday LB turned another month older! It seems I just posted 2 month pictures, so it's crazy I'm already posting 3 month pictures! LB is growing so fast; he's flying through his wardrobe and SOON will be outgrowing his 3-6 month clothes! He still wears size 2 diapers, but not sure how much longer those will be comfy for him. He doesn't mind wearing hats, but I can't keep shoes on this litte fella at all.    


LB has started sharing little laughs with everyone and smiles all the time. His laugh is the sweetest sound ever. He is a very strong baby and holds his head up very well! He loves to stand up with help and will just bounce and grin the whole time! 

I started back to work August 4! LB is staying with his great nanny and they are both having a blast. I am barely in the door to drop him off and his great papa is reaching to get him out of his car seat! I'm so thankful he's able to stay with family! It wasn't until Tuesday that I had an emotional breakdown at work and started bawling. The days don't get easier, but it's good to be in a routine. 

LB got to ride on an airplane at just 10 weeks old! I was scared and nervous. I was gonna be that mom that everyone stares at in the airport and whispers under their breath "I hope they aren't on my flight." But there was nothing to be nervous about. 6 flights total and LB was perfect...I mean slept most of the flights or was awake and smiling. I went to Pennsylvania with my dad to visit all his family! 

It's impossible to write about everything that's happened in month 3 of LB's life, so here are some of my favorite pictures over the last month! 

My carhartt baby!

First airplane ride!!

Four generations :)

First kayak trip

He still adores bath time! I can't wait until he can sit up by himself and play in the tub!

Shopping trip to Branson with his nana and aunts!

Mommys first day back to work!

Survived the first week while mommy was at work!! Now cuddles all weekend!

Child of God!

Tummy time with daddy!

A little fun in the sun!

When you're a kid, colors are more vibrant, sounds are more beautiful and smells are more fascinating. Kids love brightly colored things. The world is captivating to a child. Ugly pots and pans can keep them entertained for hours and a cardboard box is the best gift ever! When a child asks "why?" it's because their awe of the world, not their need for logic or reason. God wants us to view Him with childlike eyes. To just trust Him and know no limits. To trust Him always. When you're a kid, you're parents are brave enough to scare monsters out of your closet, caring enough to heal owies with a kiss, strong enough to lift you high above their heads in play, and smart enough to plan your daily activities. When you are a kid, everything us simple. Right or wrong. Black or white. Then you grow up and things are more complicated. But for today, let's keep things simple. Let's keep it wonderful and amazing. Let's practice this until it becomes habit. Let's have childlike eyes. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

2 Months Old!

Even though it feels like just yesterday I met LB face to face, he turned two months old this past Tuesday, July 15! And I'll just say this to clarify...anytime I say "I can't believe he's this big, or this old, or can do this or that"....I REALLY that I am a mom, I truly see how fast they grow and change, and I am here to say it...I believe everything my mom told me about being a MOMMY. I put the post off for a couple days because he had his two month check-up at the Pediatricians office and I wanted to have his new stats. We have some new numbers! At his first well check up visit when he was 4 days old, he weighed 7#10oz, was 18 3/4 inches, and his head circumference was 13 1/2. LB now weighs 13#2oz (79th percentile), is 24 inches (83rd percentile), and has a head circumference of 15.75 (48th percentile). I can't believe he is 2 feet tall!! (See I caught myself saying "I can't believe it" BUT I really CAN!!) What a growing boy. He also had to get 3 shots today, he screamed like you wouldn't imagine. I nursed right after, and he was instantly happy. 

We got home from the doctor and he forgot he had even gotten shots! Thats my boy, all smiles :)

We have said goodbye to ALL the newborn outfits, and MOST of the 0-3 months. He still wears some 0-3, but mainly just 3 months, and some 3-6!! 
And of course I had fun snapping some pictures of him on Tuesday! 

He is smiling so much now, and cooing a lot too! 

I often catch myself thinking, "Where does my day go?" Being at home for 10 weeks already I would have thought I would have a spotless house and my husband would have a meal every night made from scratch, but NO! I love getting to spend all my time with LB; however, I thougt I would be able to get more done! My days now consist of diaper changes, nursing, singing nursery rhymes, nursing, bath time, nursing, baby talk, nursing, capturing his sweet smile on camera, changing diapers, oh and nursing :) This boy is beginning to stay awake a LOT more during the day, which means fewer and fewer naps! I just adore watching him sleep. One minute we talk to each other on the couch, the next we play on the floor on his activity mat, but his favorite is to be outside...just looking around! We sing together, and we smile at each other until our cheeks hurt. I would rather sing "You are my Sunshine" than clean my bathroom or dust our bookshelves. I would rather change a stinky diaper than do a load of laundry! When he does nap, I have the intention of getting so much done, but I can't put him down, I JUST CAN'T HELP BUT STARE AT MY BOY WHILE HE'S SLEEPING.

Some fun adventures during the past month included:

June 21- First Trip to Cabella's

June 28- First Nap in his Crib

June 28- First National Guard Family Day

June 28- First Time Swimming and LOVED IT!

July 6- First Trip to the Zoo- Little Rock 

SOOO MUCH more happened and I will cherish every moment!

We started having him sleep in his crib on July 11 and he actually does better there than in our room in his cradle! He sleeps from about 9pm-2am, then I nurse and he will sleep again from 3am-6am (on a good night). I am tired, I get cranky, I don't get housework done, but I wouldn't have it any other way. This boy is my everything, and I just love him to pieces. Below are some of my favorite pictures over the past month! I could post 4,567,765.543 pictures :)


Thank you Lord for blessing me with this sweet baby boy!