Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hunter's 1st Birthday

I have more to come but here are a couple photos from the party!! It was such a huge success and we had so many people that we love so much come and share his big day. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

10 Months

Well time continues to fly by. LB is now 10 months old. I can not believe he will be a year old in less than 2 months!! He is developing such a huge personality. He is so sweet and outgoing.

He now has 6 teeth! Let me tell you...this makes for a very cranky baby at times. He is so cute though and loves to bite down on food and chew with his new teeth.

Big exciting news!! He has started taking lots of steps!! I have a feeling he will be full on walking soon! He gets so excited when he walks. I think I'll post a video.

I hope that works! It is so exciting watching him grow. He is so smart and so funny. I really do believe he has a great sense of humor. He loves people and loves smiling really big and everyone and making them go crazy over him. :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

9 months

LB turned 9 months old on the 15th. It has been so amazing watching him grow. I just love him so much!
I wrote his 9 month letter the day before he turned 9 months, as I have with the other letters. Here it is.

Dear Sweet Boy,

            Tomorrow you will be 9 months old. I just put you to bed, and you threw the biggest tantrum ever!! I think you fought sleep for at least an hour. Lately you have just not wanted to go to bed or sleep all night. I'm sure one of these days, probably when you are reading this, I will be having to drag you out of bed.
            9 months old seems so crazy to me. It sounds so much older than 8 months. You are getting really big. Tomorrow we find out just how much you have grown. I can't wait to see. You have learned so much since the last letter I wrote you. You started crawling, you learned how to sit, you started pulling up on things, and you are cruising now. You have taken a step too. You want to walk so bad. I'm sure it will happen very soon. You are so jealous of your cousin Finn and all of the walking he does. I have a feeling you two will be best friends one day.
            We had our first Mother's Day yesterday. You got me a sweet card. Thank you! I'm so blessed and lucky to be your mom. You are just the sweetest and cutest baby in the world. Everyone else seems to agree too. They just can not get enough of you. You have chubby cheeks and fat thighs, and you still have the most amazing, blue, sparkly eyes. Your smile is one in a million. You are very ticklish and love it when mommy and daddy tickle you. You just scream and laugh. Your laugh is just too cute. You have said mama, but only when you are fussing. It is really precious though and makes me smile. You love to talk and scream.
            You are seriously wearing your daddy and I out. You are just so curious about everything. You want to go everywhere in the house non-stop, and you usually want to go to the places we don't want you in, haha. It really is amazing watching you explore and learn. You get the biggest and most curious eyes when you see something new.
            You are just in love with our cat Terk. Every time she comes around you get the biggest smile and crawl very fast towards her. You pull her tail and fur, and her paws and ears, and well…she doesn't exactly like it. She loves you though. She always stays close by you, even if you drive her crazy. It is so sweet watching you two.
            You are getting so heavy!!! Also, you have become a major turd during diaper changes. You constantly want to turn over and sit up and move around. We have to give you a toy to play with so that we can distract you or it is nearly impossible to change you, haha. You are constantly on the go!  
            You are growing so fast, and it is bittersweet. I love watching you grow, but it seems to go too fast. I love cuddling you and rocking you to sleep, and I know before you know it, you won't want that anymore. I love you so much, and being your mom is my greatest accomplishment in life. You and your daddy make me the happiest girl in the world.      


 Here is a sweet picture of us last week!

Here he is at his 9 month check-up. He was 18 lbs and 27 3/4 inches!!

I am truly blessed. There are definitely days that are hard. Especially the days where I am by myself and hubby is at work. I manage though, and his sweet smile makes each task easier. It is hard on my body but it is all worth it. I love being his mommy!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Before I Was A Mom

I saw this posted on my mommy blog board:

"Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.... Thank God He blessed me to be a mom with my wonderful precious child."

I am so proud to be a mom. It is the most wonderful experience in the world.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teeth! 1st Step!

I can't believe I forgot to mention LB has his 2 bottom teeth now. They are too cute! He has been teething forever so I am so glad they finally popped through! Also, LB took his first step last night!! Unbelievable! He just turned around, let go and took a step. Then he took a nose dive. HA. I love him so much!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

8 months

LB is 8 months old now. He started doing so many things, literally, overnight. He started pulling up and standing, he perfected crawling, and is sitting up. One day while I was at work my husband texted me a picture of LB standing in his crib. It was amazing!! We lowered the crib immediately!!
That is the picture he sent. He looks so proud of himself here! It cracks me up. It also makes me a little sad. My baby is growing so fast. I had a moment today. I was just watching him move all over the place, and started crying. Every day is just so precious. Time is flying. I want to hold on to each moment and just cherish it.
He got to meet a friend of our's new baby this weekend. She is a month old. These 3 babies are going to be friends for life. My husband and his 2 best friends all had babies within 10 months of each other. How awesome is that? I will leave you with a picture of these sweetest face in the whole wide world!! This is my new favorite picture at the moment!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

7 months

Little buddy is 7 months old now. Time is seriously flying by, and he is growing so fast. He is starting to give me kisses now, which is my new favorite thing. It makes my heart melt every single time. I love him so much. He is weighing in at 16 lbs 13.8 oz right now. He is only in the 25% right now, which is crazy to me cause he is such a little chunker if you ask me. :) He is starting to wake up so I'm going to have to cut this short and continue it another day, but I will leave you with a few St. Patrick's Day pictures!