Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 30, 2012

Much love for daddy,

January 29, 2012

Finally! He got a haircut!

January 28, 2012

Oh my ... Who is that handsome devil in the mirror?

January 27, 2012

4 month shots today ... someone is very very sleepy / sickly :/

January 26, 2012

Having lunch outside with daddy. It's so different here - much more family friendly. We get to visit daddy a lot, and I think that keeps us connected.

January 25, 2012


January 24, 2012

This makes me want to squeal - there are few things cuter than a fluffy butt and baby tie.

January 23, 2012

My boys! Its a beautiful thing.

January 22, 2012

This is what John thinks of church. On a side note, we are loving Gum Branch and are very close to becoming members. It depends on what happens with that news were waiting on ;)

January 21, 2012

Thanks to Instagram I can keep up ... Even when I don't keep up, eek! Things are INsane around here right now. Lots of things going on - should be getting some news this week - I hope!!

Here we are - drying dipes in the sun. Fluff is worth the work!

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

That's all <3.

January 19, 2012

As Jaq captioned this: "I don't always wear diapers. But when I do, I prefer my Fuzzibuns".

Also, my autocorrect knew Fuzzibuns.

January 18, 2012

Favorite bedtime story = On the Night You Were Born.

January 17, 2011

Sammy still needs to get used to John. Some days shell hang out with him, others she just gives him the side eye. Before John came around she was the queen of this castle - now she has to share the throne. She's not a fan but John loves her.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

My big baby!

January 15, 2012

Everyone can flame away but ... I gave my kid a taste of food.

I'm ducking the things people are throwing at me right now. But I puréed a small bit of banana, and he ate maybe a teaspoon. We're starting slow (and skipping cereal all together). My momma instinct said he was ready, even though I wasn't planning on it until 6 months.

He's happy. I'm happy. That's what matters.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012.

One year ago today I found out what "shock of lifetime" meant.

I couldn't have imagined what those two lines would bring me :)

January 13, 2012

Playdate at the park! Of course, it's a bit unfair as he spent most of the time in the stroller. But we did swing a little, so there's that.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012

This is sold as a towel but John much prefers it as a swaddle blanket.

January 11, 2012

Sent this picture out to Beba, Yeci, Dana, Sheena, Christi and ...Heath? Only because he was recovering from snore surgery and I figured it would help. A little John goes a long way.

January 10, 2012

Okay, I know all kids grow differently, and there is nothing wrong with that. Peace, love and acceptance man. But this kid is on an 11-12 team ...

I'm just sayin'.

January 9, 2012

Homemade slime for a school project. Im not going to lie - I thought up the project idea. Does that count as giving him an unfair advantage?

January 8, 2012

I'm behind on this ... What's new right? I've been busy with two kids and zero daddies. I feel like a Maury episode. Anyhow.

We have a back to front roller now also. There goes my ability to put him down and walk away ... Thank God for play rooms and baby gates!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 7, 2012

Devon had his first game today - he won!

January 6, 2012

We set Johns jumper up in his doorway (none in the living room have door moldings). We all tried to tell him how enjoyable it was, but he mostly held on for dear life.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 4, 2012

My cosleeping baby and I, trying to keep warm! Cosleeping is one of the best things we've done, even if we fell into it accidentally (it was easier to nurse in bed). Now nights and mornings are our favorite times of day. Its not for any hippie-AP-style-is-the-only-way-to-parent thing. I like sleep, nursing and cosleeping are easier, and I'm too paranoid to have him in his own room. If we have another, well need a bigger bed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 3, 2012

January 3, 2012

With all the talk of “sleep training” flying around, Ive decided to at least start a “routine”. With the colic (although things are getting better, praise Jesus) its been hard to establish much of anything - nothing ever works twice. But, I decided that I would at least start doing things at the same time every night, when I could. A bath at 730, a book at 8, and nursing by 830. After that its “quiet” time so that nothing sets off the crying fits. Its night two and tonight his crying spree was shorter and he only woke up after being put down one time (normally its 3 or 4).

Anyhow - things are looking up. Of course I would have loved to have an angel baby, but having a “challenging” one has made me better. God wanted to teach me something, and He sent me John to do it. At least He sent the message in a super cute package! 

January 2, 2012

January 2, 2012

First, Blogger needs to get their uploader right because Im tired of all the crap uploads (like this one). This would be the most determined 3 month old ever, sitting up in his Rock and Play in order to get to his feet. 
The feet are a recent discovery, but since hes realized that they are there he wont leave them alone. Last night he was in his baby tub and he lifted them out of the water. As he saw that they were there, he smiled. This leads me to believe that I can spend less money on expensive toys and just let the kid see his feet a few times a day. 

January 1, 2012

 January 1, 2012

Started off the new year by finally going to meet Auntie Dana and Devin. Devin is so good natured and sweet (a contrast to John’s cranky ways), but he did have a fascination with John’s hair. After several attempts to put John’s whole head in his mouth, we decided both babies were best served being put down for naps ;) 

In the beginning ...

I always start the 365 project, and then I forget about it. I started it at the beginning of 2011 only to totally quit once I found out I was pregnant (which was mid-January, so it didnt last long). Now that I look back, Im kicking myself - what a fantastic way that would have been to remember this year and all the changes that came with it.

This year, with all the things coming up, I MUST stick to this challenge. Some days might have to be condensed with other days, I may have to stick a boot in my own ass to keep it going, but I still have to keep up.

I know all to well, from the last time, how much someone can miss when they are away. Of course, you always hear about the big things (first steps, first word, ect), but what about the little ones? If I dont talk to someone until Tuesday, will I remember the funny face John made on Saturday? Will I remember the story of the diaper blowout? Isnt it only fair that daddy can keep up with things, even if he has to read them all in reverse?

2012 is going to be my greatest challenge. But maybe, in keeping track of the small joys, Ill be able to look at it as my greatest accomplishment as well.