Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Outtakes of a Two Month Old

You know how it goes...

 Mom, I would rather eat my fists than take one more picture.
 You thought I was kidding?
 Mr. Koala, you've got to agree with me.
 Maybe if I hide behind you she can't see me!
OK, if I'm quick, she can't catch me!

Yeah, the belly sticker was drooled on, spit up on, ripped, wrinkled, and generally mangled. I thought I would offer a realistic glimpse into how our photo attempts went. Now the little stinker is passed out in his swing!! 

2 Months!

You are two months today, Baby Boy! You make your mommy and daddy the busiest, most tired, and most importantly, the happiest we have ever been! At two months you are...

  • Smiling a lot! There's no better reward than seeing that big grin and your eyes lit up when you are happy.
  • You are squirmy. Your arms and legs go nonstop. You are holding your head up well and growing strong! You hit and kick the toys hanging from your activity mat.
  • You love to be held. Uh oh. I guess there's nothing better than snuggling in mommy or daddy's warm arms.
  • You have your first cold/allergies. Boo! It's lasted a while and I guess we'll ask the doctor about it tomorrow at your check-up.
  • Did I mention you are getting your 2 month shots tomorrow? Mommy is crying already.
  • Grandmother says your hair is getting red! I guess we'll see!
  • You are going to the baby-sitter. (big sigh) I had to write your name on a ziploc bag so we could send some of your things to keep at the sitter's. I thought, "This is for big boys. My baby isn't big enough for this!"
  • You are taking bottles well. This was never an issue. You don't turn away anything with milk in it!
  • You like to look at things up high--lights, fans, and mobiles.
  • You LOVE your bear mobile! Your eyes widen and your arms and legs start moving when you see it turning. 
  • You also talk to those bears! You have started cooing and babbling, responding to us when we talk to you. Love it!
  • You know how I said that, when you were a month old, you were liking your baths? Well, I take that back. You scream from the moment I put you in until I snap up your sleeper and then pick you up and cuddle you. Whew, those baths are exhausting--for me!
  • You ARE sleeping well at night, mostly 7-8 hours! Thank you, Son. :)
  • You love your daddy. You know his voice and look for him when you hear it. You are always safe and comfortable in his arms. 
Jackson, we are so thankful for you! You are beautiful and you make our lives better. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Friendly Conversation

I suppose that when I go back to work, I will have places to be and lots of other things to think about. However, for the next couple of days I will do what I have been doing best-marveling at this little creature and  being able to stare at him all day. Here he is talking to the bears on his mobile. They have been friends for most of his life and he is just now able to "talk" to them. :) 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

You Can't Stop Time

but the weird thing is that I have decided I don't want to!

Jackson was 7 weeks old yesterday and...I put away his newborn sleepers this morning. He can't wear them anymore. His toes might start poking out the bottom. They used to be too big for him. Sigh. I don't know how it happened but he's not my tiny little bundled newborn anymore. I'm sure all you mamas out there understand perfectly. I know it was only 7 weeks ago, but so much growing has happened since then! I remember holding him and staring at him the first couple days of his life and thinking, " I won't be able to handle it if he ever grows bigger". I teared up thinking about him every being big enough to go to Kindergarten! Yes, I know, little bit of hormones playing into that one.

The fact of the matter is, he is growing and he's even better than he was all those 7 weeks ago. I never could have imagined that I would love this boy just the same and even more than I did then. Am I making sense to anyone but my(still probably hormonal)self? I have discovered that, even though this very present moment seems like the most special, each new moment is going to be just as special and even better! Look at this little boy:

I don't know if you can see the tears in his eyes, but seconds before this his bottom lip was poking out and quivering and we were on the verge of a meltdown. However, as what happens whenever that lip starts quivering, he quickly had Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma by his side doing whatever they could to make it better. We got this sweetest boy smile for our efforts. Break. My. Heart. He's beginning to be able to feel emotions and respond to people. He smiles more every day! He becomes more amazing every day that I know him. I know how this is going to go. Today is going to be my favorite moment with him. I'll remember those sweet bundled newborn days but today is much better. All I know is I could never have imagined how amazing this kind of love was going to be.