Tuesday, April 26, 2011

3 Months Old

Can't believe my little man is now 3 months old, according to the baby books he is now considered just a baby, no more newborn. I haven't considered him a newborn since he could recognize and smile at us. It is truly amazing how much he is growing up and changing, from being able to hold his head up when on his belly, to not hating tummy time, and starting solids. I feel like it was just yesterday we were finishing up dinner and heading to the hospital getting ready to meet our little guy. Now he is so big, weighing in around 13 pounds! He is really starting to play and grab things, he loves certain toys and ignores others, and his little personality is really shining through. I can't for the months to come when he is growing bigger and his personality shines even brighter.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Does this mean he likes being naked!

Yesterday evening I was changing James into his bedtime clothes and as I was interacting with him, I asked if he liked being naked, he looked at me, smiled and giggled, full on "he-he". Obviously this is a bad sign, as I have heard of children who enjoy stripping down to nothing and running through the house.

It is just funny to see him totally undressed and enjoying it, since when he was new, he would scream as loud as possible when naked, its amazing how much a little one changes in three months.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh...The Bumbo

Today was a great day, found a used Bumbo on Craigslist, the greatest site for baby stuff. I have really been in the market for a Bumbo and we found a decent used one for cheap. Needless to say James looks too cute in it, and he loves it. I think his POV has totally changed now that he is in a upright position, instead of half laying in his Boppy. It makes him look so big and grown up. This will definitely be going on my must have as a momma list!

12 weeks

I can't believe I have a 12 week old. Looking a pictures from the day he was born he has changed so much! He is snoozing next to me and takes up the whole middle area of the couch, when he was tiny he only seemed to be right in the middle area of the couch. Its truly amazing how fast they fast grow, I always just smiled when someone would tell me how fast they grow up, but it is so true. He seems like such a beast compared to when we brought him home. I can remember him eating 25 ml of milk every three hours, now he is up to 6 oz every four. He use to get up every three hours at night to eat, now he sleeps through the night. Where did my little newborn go.
 James 4 days old
James 12 weeks old

Friday, April 8, 2011

Busy Week!

What a busy week, I swear, sometimes it seems like I do nothing but then the next thing I notice it is Friday night, at 10:41 pm, James is getting his bedtime bottle and it is already the weekend.

Little man, has been such a big boy lately, he has been pretty much sleeping through the night, last night it was about 10:45 pm to 7:00 am, which is great, but also freaky cause I wake up around 4:00 checking on him.Along with sleeping through the night he is getting much better control of his head, he can now lift his head up from a laying position when you lift him up. He is also using his Baby Einstein Activity Gym, its funny cause it says on the box 4-16 months, well my 3 month old loves it! He gets so excited about it, but really frustrated when he can't reach everything. Today I was sitting watching him play and looked away next thing I hear is the music from one of the buttons that you push, obviously he realized to hit it, he squealed in glee from it. I can't help but to watch him and smile as he learns and takes it all in.

I am loving every minute of him growing, and can't wait as to what new and wonderful thing he is going to do the next day. Until next time, here is a cute picture of James in his gym!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gibber-Jabber!

As I sit here tonight James is talking away to me, telling me a very exciting, important story. I can't help but see the joy in his face and wonder what he is telling me. Its amazing in just a matter of a few weeks how much he has grown. I swear it was not that long ago that he was bundled up like a little burrito sleeping all the time. Now I can't even hardly finish this post, because he is either kicking my arm or gibber jabbering on and on.

It is such an amazing feeling though to have this little person so interested in what you are doing and how you are doing it. The curiosity level has already doubled or tripled with him, he watches TV and looks at everything on the walls. I can just see his little brain taking it all in. I started turning on the "On Demand" baby videos, he watched all eleven minutes of the animals video, talking to the TV the whole time. it is so fun watching them learn.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

SAHM- Stay-at-Home Mom

Well after much thought and consideration, JD and I have decided that I am going to stay home with James. It's funny cause I type this it still hasn't sunk in. I feel like I need to go back to work, but there is no way that I could leave James. I applaud all those moms that go back to work and are able to leave their little ones, I obvisouly don't have that strength. I am still trying to find something that I can do from home to bring in a little extra money, but something will come.

I have to say that I seriously can't believe that I get to stay with my amazing little man. I can't wait to teach him to walk, talk and do all those great things and be there to document it all.

So expect all those great things to be documented on here as well, below is the start of it all. James gibber-jabbering and also running his little legs!
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So far a great weekend

What a beautiful day, 80 degrees (as Stef put it, hottest day of James life). We had a great time hanging out today, enjoying the wonderful weather, and great family and friends. Spent the morning with hubby and in-laws at Village Inn for breakfast, and then my parents came over for grandson time and then dinner at Hickory House, the boys got to ride their motorcycles, which was great for them.

Can't wait for more of these warm summer days with James, he loves the nice weather, as we speak he is laying next to me kicking his little bare legs in his "I Love Mommy" onesie.






I think about days like today were James really felt so good and comfortable with me, and it makes me so happy to be a mother. As we sat and ate dinner at Hickory House, all he wanted was to lay against my heart. It moments like those that melt your heart away.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Talking to Old Willie

Tonight JD and I decided to go to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, after last weeks disaster dinner at Outback (James freaked out), this was a much better night! James did great, he actually loved the place. We sat at the Willie Nelson table, and needless to say James loved him. He talked to his picture for about ten minutes. It was a great evening with my great family!

The Beginning

Well after my great friend started a blog, and my aunt-in law suggested I start one, I thought it would be a good idea to join the crowd of bloggers and start one of these. This blog will detail all the great things and not so great things of parenthood and raising our son.