Thursday, October 27, 2011


I love how proud the little guy is of "scooting".

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

All Over the Place

It seems like just yesterday the little guy was learning to crawl.  Now he's all about pulling himself up to stand and getting into things that he shouldn't touch (i.e. the router, the vacuum....basically anything that catches his eye.)

Even though I can no longer plop him down while I go do the dishes, I have to admit that I love watching him move, grow and explore.  Keeping up with him is definitely a workout!  The best part about him pulling himself up is how proud he is of his accomplishment.  Check out the progression.

I'm off!

Holding on for dear life!

Look, ma - one hand!

It's moments like these that make me remember to treasure every single moment with him because he's getting so big so fast.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lovin' Your Bath (Your Three Words)

My baby boy,

My oh my have we come a long way since the day you were first born. You used to scream and cry whenever daddy and I would try to give you a bath. Now, at 10 months old, you absolutely love it. The proof is in the pictures, Puddin'!

My happy baby!
I love your smile, I love your laugh, but most of all, I love you!

Love always,

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Someone sure loves fresh peaches!

Please head on over to my food blog and enter the formula giveaway!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hanging with the Babies (and a Giveaway!)

Over the weekend, the little guy got to hang out with my brother's children. They have a boy who is two years old and girl that just turned three months old. My sister-in-law and I sat the two kids across from one another to see what they would do.

My niece? She just stared at my son. My son? He wanted to touch her arms, her face....just about anything he could get his hands on.
I love that the kids are so close in age - my hope is that they grow up to be as close as me and my cousins are. 

My nephew was too busy learning how to play the piano from his Uncle.  I love this shot - I'd really like to frame it for my younger brother.

Giveaway info!

Some of you might know that I blog over at New Weigh of Life (my healthy living blog).  I've been really fortunate to receive an awesome sampling of Parent's Choice products.  Anywho...I'm able to give away a prize pack that contains:

(1) 12.9 oz can of Parent’s Choice Premium 
(1) 12.4 oz can of Parent’s Choice Advantage
(2) $3.00 off coupons for Parent’s Choice Infant Formula (redeemable at all Walmart stores)
(1) Parent’s Choice Starter Set – a complete nurser system that includes a variety of bottles, nipples, liners, leak proof caps and retainer rings.
Interested?  Head on over to the giveaway page and enter!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Growing So Fast (Your Three Words)

It seems like yesterday I was snuggling with you, holding you close and wishing that my maternity leave would last forever.  I blinked once, and here you are, at nine months old developing a temper, crawling up a storm and laughing at the silliest things.  You are growing up so fast, and while I'm so proud of you for all you are accomplishing, there is a selfish part of me that wants to hold onto these moments.

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Everyone told me this time would fly by.....and they were right. 

I love the "grown up" things you are learning - how to pull yourself up on the couch to stand, the way you hold your own bottle and giving me kisses when I make the "fishy face."  You are growing up so fast and you know what?  It's kinda growing on me too.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm Becomming 'That' Mom

When I was pregnant, I swore I'd never become "that" mom.  It started with my delusional thinking that I was some superhuman who'd be able to go through labor and delivery without pain medication.  (Side note - my "earth mother" mentality changed the first moment I was offered an epidural).  I'd never be the one to watch her child breathe while sleeping - it seemed creepy at the time.  I wouldn't worry about the silly things.  I would be able to soothe my child at the drop of a hat.  Temper tantrums?  Yeah, they wouldn't exist in my house. 

After giving birth, I slowly but surely saw myself doing all of the things I swore I'd never do.  I can't even begin to tell you how many times I got up out of my hospital bed the first night he was born to watch his chest rise and fall.  I was amazed and in awe of this beautiful baby that God had blessed me with. 

Next came the first time my son got sick.  It was just an allergic reaction to cow's milk formula that was a HUGE deal for me when it first happened.  It was the first of many silly things that I have worried about over the past nine months. 

Don't even get me started on temper tantrums.  The little guy is only nine months old but he certainly has his angry moments where he freaks out if he doesn't get what he wants.  Let's just say temper tantrums happen more often than I ever imagined and he's still so young!   I can't imagine how this is going to play out as he gets older.

Anyway......onto my "that" mom moment......

Lately, I've been noticing the fun position the little guy has been sleeping in.  It's hilarious.  He looks like he's chilling out while he's dreaming.  The only way I could possibly take a picture of him doing this was by turning off the shutter sound and muting the button noises on my camera and take the pictures in complete darkness.  I couldn't see a darn thing, but after a few flashes, I got what I was looking for.

Just dreamin' with my hands behind my head

I tiptoed out of his room with a smile on my face knowing that even though I may be turning into 'that' mom, these are the precious moments I'll be remembering for years to come.

So tell me.  Have you ever been 'that' mom?