Wednesday, January 23, 2013

An Ode.

At some point throughout these past four and a half months I blinked and now you're bigger. When did my 4lb 4oz 16in baby turn into a rolling over, laughing, smiling machine of an 11lb 22in little man? I wish I had a way to slow down time.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sleep Deprivation Sets In.

Good morning!

Someone wouldn't sleep last night.... so we tried a late-night bath to soothe him to sleep:

Needless to say, I'll be sitting through my long day of classes today on only five hours of sleep. But with that smile, how can I regret not sleeping? These are the days I'll never get back, and I intend to soak them all in.

Now where's my coffee? Monday, how I loathe you.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


As this weekend draws to an unwelcome close, I find myself continuously telling myself to breath. What a crazy, crazy week it's been.

But! I survived my first week of classes as a mamma. I can do this. In between my classes three days a week, an overwhelming amount of homework, a cranky post-four month shots Jaxson, and locking my eyes in my car in Grand Rapids and thusly missing Jaxson's ENT appointment (and having to break the seal on my window in an attempt to rescue my keys before the sun set and the cold night night engulfed my little one), I survived.

It's quite difficult getting any homework done with Jax  constantly watching me with his big wanting eyes from his swing or play mat, smiling every time my eyes meet his... Not to mention the consistently good mood he's been in very morning before classes. I have to rush to campus everyday. That boy has one magnetic smile.

Boy, do I miss those lazy stay at home mommy mornings. But with my precious free time with Jax quickly dwindling away, I leave you with this:


Operation: spoon-feed-prunes-in-between-feedings-to-help-with-constipation-because-mommy-was-really-excited-to-try-it-out obviously went well.

Enjoy your sundays!

Friday, January 4, 2013

4 months old already?!

My little ham is four months old today. Where has the time gone?

As of today he can:

-Roll over (he finally got the hang of it yesterday, perfect timing!)
-"Talk," and especially yell. If I walk away from him, he let's me know he's displeased. 
-Giggle. Today was the first time, and it was the sweetest most heart exploding sound I have ever heard.
-Track objects/ people.
-Show excitement. 
-Show decent head control.
-Almost roll from back to stomach.
-Locate his hands. Sometimes he lays there with his little hand in front of his crossed eyes and I just die.
-Grab toys, and smile at them/ become excited by them.
-Squirm and push me away so he can play... this happens much to often.
-Push off of things to scoot around the floor.
-Focus on faces and responsively smile. Especially at cameras. I've created a monster.
-React to noises.

I could probably go on. I'm just so proud. Down Syndrome aside, he's supposed to be six weeks delayed due to prematurity... yet, he's right on track. Very small, but right where he should be in terms of milestones, as far as I can tell. I'm one proud mama.

My, my, how far we've come. I wish I could show that girl four months ago how happy she would be now.