Sunday, December 30, 2012

It was a Merry Christmas!

Hello Blogger friends (if I still have any out there)! I have been a little MIA lately and to be honest, I have no clue how these moms blog frequently. I never have a minute to sit down and write a post.
Anyways, we had a wonderful Christmas. It was filled with lots of traveling, the stomach bug (all of us got-yuck), and tons of family.  We stayed very busy but it was great. 
A few weeks before Christmas we took Baylor to meet Santa. He did not know what to think. Look at how serious he was! It cracks me up!

The weekend before Christmas, we drove to Atlanta to visit with my family.  We had two early Christmases with them and Baylor had a blast (as did we). He got this rocking Dinosaur and he loves it.  When it stops, he starts to kick and bounce to signal you to keep rocking him.

My brother with Baylor

My mom and her Boyfriend Max
 I forgot to bring my camera into my dad's house, but we had a great time. Photo fail though on my part!
These pics were from Christmas day. We woke up around 8:15 and opened presents just our little family, and then headed to Matts parents house for breakfast.

We later had Matts mother and brothers (and my sister in law and her father) over for dinner. It was so special to have our sweet Baylor there for his first Christmas!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

8 months

I say it every month but I just can not get over how quickly the last 8 month has gone by. My life has changed in so many ways and I would not trade it for the world. Being a mother is something that is so amazing and I thank God daily that I get to be Baylor's mommy and that he is such a precious baby boy. I can't say it enough. Seriously!

So here is where we stand now at 8 months:

-he is wearing 9 month clothes

-size 4 diapers

-weighs around 19-20 lbs

-is thisclose to crawling. He has been going from a sitting position to being on his hands and knees and rocks, but pushes himself backwards instead of forwards.

-he is babbling a lot. He says "dadda" but I'm not convinved that he knows what it means. Of course Matt would tell you he does. Just the past few days it sounds like he is working on saying "mama", and of course he knows what that means! ;)

- he got a TON of toys for Christmas and loves them all, but nothing is as great as the dogs (who mostly run from him) or his stress ball that Matt randomly gave him.

- he now (once again) has a full thick set of hair, no more patchy bald spots. It has lightened up some also.

-he is mostly* sleeping through the night. By mostly I mean sometimes he ends up in our bed in the middle of the night. I dont mind the extra cuddles though ;)

- he is such a happy boy. He smiles at everyone and laughs all the time. It truly is the best sound. Ever.

If Spring is for cleaning, Winter is for...organizing?

Today was one of those days when you start with saying "I'm going to clean the house" but after a good scrubbing and some pinterest inspirations we did so much more. After a trip to Home Depot and a couple hours we had some sucess.

Here's some pics of our newly organized areas:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

6 Month Pics

We recently had some professional photos taken to document this special time in our lives. I anxiously waited for them and was so excited to recieve them yesterday! They turned out so great I wanted to share a few of my favs!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

7 Months

On November 30, Baylor turned 7 months old. He is getting so big and so much fun to play with. Here are some things that are going on with him currently:
-He weighs 18lbs
-He is babbling all the time. "bababababa" is his favorite phrase right now.  We can't wait to hear a "mamamama" or a "dadadada"!
-He wears size 3 diapers
-He is wearing 6 to 9 month clothes (mostly 9 month)
-He is drinking about 5-6 6oz bottles daily, and is eating stage 2 foods.  He does not like thick foods and won't eat anything green (green beans and peas were a no go)
-He is sitting up really well now, rolls over great, and is trying to crawl.  I think we still have a bit of time left before he actually gets mobile with his crawling.  He does a lot of push ups but can't quite figure out how to pull his knees up though he tries.
-He now gives hugs and kisses, the kisses are open mouth and slobbery but wonderful!
-He still loves to jump in his jumperoo and loves to play on his kick and play mat. 
It has been so neat to see his personality come out and develop as he grows older. He is such a sweet sweet boy. I look forward to every minute that I am able to spend with him.