Lucky Number 7

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a very enjoyable (and relaxing) weekend that included date night for the spouse and I on Friday and a small BBQ dinner with friends on Saturday. On Sunday, we had our family photos taken for our Christmas card. I can’t wait to see how they turned out and share them with you!

This lovely weekend also let me get caught up on a long list of tasks I’ve been putting off all month. One of those items was to take a picture of the baby boy in a tie onesie for his 7 month birthday (which was over two weeks ago now…ooops!).

Month number seven has been a big one for my little guy. He now has two front teeth (on the bottom) and I think the top teeth will be coming in any day. He had his first overnight sleepover without mom and dad (I’ll tell you where we were in a different post) thanks to grandpa. He’s also started crawling military-style and he can sit up! Every day I marvel at how much he changes and quickly he’s growing up!

Happy (belated) 7-month birthday to my big boy! We love you so much!

Here are months 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Thankful Thursday: Six Months …Already

Remember this post?

That was a YEAR ago.

A whole year has passed since I told you guys I was expecting. On that day (and the 180 days that followed), I trembled at the idea of being responsible for an infant. I couldn’t imagine what life would be like with a baby (but I was excited to find out).

Now, almost a year later, I have a six-month old!

And now I struggle to remember what life was like before he arrived. Strange how that happens, huh?

It’s amazing how much can change in one year. For example, I used to have long blonde hair…now it’s short and brown (more on that later). I used to go out and drink bottles of wine with my girlfriends…now I do that at home by myself. Wait, what? Uh…nevermind that.

Back then, I couldn’t tell you exactly how a diaper operated and today I’m a pro. Mystery items like teething tablets, butt paste, moby wraps, and nursing bras are now necessities I’m all too familiar with. And, of course, I can love someone more than I ever thought possible.

However, things that clearly have not changed are my stellar photog skills and graphic design abilities. You’d think I’d have improved over a year…nope. And things that haven’t changed in the last month…. I’m still recycling the first set of tie onesies. I still haven’t made new ones. (Go ahead and expect to see months 3 and 4 restyled in months 7 and 8.)

Speaking of changes, my little man is changing so rapidly, it’s hard to keep up with him. He’s almost got sitting up mastered and he’s thinking about crawling (I can see the desire to move forward in his eyes). He has a tooth that’s just about to show up (I know it!) and he’s developed the best belly-laugh ever. It’s truly the most heart-melting, adorable sound I’ve ever heard.

On today’s Thankful Thursday, I think it’s fairly obvious what I’m thankful for! Happy Six Month Birthday, baby boy! Mommy and Daddy couldn’t be more thankful for you!

Domestically-Challenged Mom Celebrates 5 Months

Four months ago, I took a picture of the little man to celebrate his one-month birthday. I had decided to dress him in one of the adorable tie onesies that my Martha-Stewart-channeling friend, Jesse, had made him. She had made four different onesies in size 0-3 months and 3-6 months (’cause she’s good like that).

At the time, being all new-mom-excited, I thought I’d make the eight additional onesies needed to take photos every month of his first year. I figured, I had four months of gifted onesies, plenty of time to craft the new ones, right?

I think you can guess what happened.

I didn’t make new onesies. And, sure as baby poop, here we are at month five.

So, what happened? Time fly by too fast? Nah. Balancing a busy life take over? Nope.

The truth? Every time I think about trying to cut a tie-shaped piece of patterned fabric and affixing it with needle and thread to another piece of fabric, I become a little twitchy. Just slightly anxious. My Type-A mind gets nervous at the thought of using my clumsy hands to produce anything I’d dress my child in. I can visualize the fabric, cut into an unidentifiable asymmetric shape, trembling in my fingertips while I prick myself from looping thread through a baby tee. It’s a big ol’ mess. And no, I do not have a sewing machine (the idea of shoving fabric through a needle-wielding-jack-hammer instills even more fear).

So now that my little dude isn’t so little and the smaller sizes no longer fit, what do I do to take a tie picture?

I cut the sleeves off, tucked the ‘onesie’ part into a pair of shorts, and ‘Voila!’ A whole new baby look.

Normally I’m not a fan of short-sleeves with a tie, but I think we can make an exception here.

Crafty? No. Resourceful? Maybe.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter because this kiddo would look cute in a potato sack.

It’s already been five months since he arrived and I still I can’t believe this little guy is mine. His giggle, his sparkling eyes, and his smile bring us joy every minute of the day. Even though I can’t sew (or really do much of any homemaker-type activities) this little man doesn’t care. And he lets me know he loves me despite my domestic flaws with his sweet baby coos, his little hugs, and his happy face.

Happy 5 Months, sweetheart!

Check out months 1, 2, 3, 4.

Here’s to Four Months!

The little man is four months old today!

He is getting to be such a big boy. He’s holding his head up and rolling over! He’s recently discovered his thumbs, likes sleeping on his side, and will give you a smile that’ll melt your heart. Lately, he’s become intrigued by the two dogs we have roaming the house and he has developed the sweetest giggle.

My little dude has also turned into a drool factory and everything he touches he attempts to put into his mouth. It’s too cute….and kinda gross. Not to mention he’s a champion at blowing raspberries.

But the best part….the cuddles. He’s getting to an age where he’ll cling to me when I hold him and rest his head just between my chest and neck. I love when he falls asleep there. His sweet little cheek pressed up against my skin while he naps is the best feeling in the world.

Sorry, I’m getting all mushy (and tearing up while I write) so I’m going to cut myself off.

Happy Birthday my happy little boy! Mommy and Daddy love you!

Here he is at 3 months, 2 months, and 1 month!

Hello New Day: 3 Months!

Today is the little man’s three-month birthday!

For the first two months he was a sweet sleepy infant but all of a sudden he’s become a bouncing baby boy. He’s been cooing and blowing raspberries, he discovered he has hands (’cause I finally got the guts to trim his little fingernails and stopped making him wear mitts all the time), and he’s just this close to rolling over.

He’s been exploring his world – surprised by the sights, sounds, and adventures that each new day brings. And I’m watching his discoveries – shocked at the exponential rate that my love for him compounds.

I’m so very thankful for this little man. Quite honestly, I have no words to describe how much I love him.

Happy 3-Month Birthday, my sweet baby boy!!! Daddy and I love you so very much!

Here he is at 2 Months and 1 Month….he’s grown so much!

Two Months!

I can’t believe it but my little dude is already two months old!

His two month birthday was yesterday and I just can’t believe how much he’s changed since he was born. He’s changed so much just in the last month!

He’s starting to coo, reach for things and loves his mobile and other hanging musical toys. He is even starting to sleep through the night! Not only that but this little trooper has had a very busy couple of months…..attending lots of meetings with mom, helping volunteer, and participating in his first BBQ competition.

Every day we’re amazed at his growth and little personality. I can’t describe how much I love this kiddo!

Happy Two Month Birthday, little one!!

Here’s to One Month!

I cannot hardly believe it, but one month ago today my little man was born! This month has flown by…it is a blur! I can’t begin to tell you how many diapers we’ve used or hours of sleep we’ve lost.

All I know is that I become more infatuated with the teeny dude every day. (Awww….loving parents are awesome.) Of course I could go on about how sweet his tiny toes and ticklish feet are or how cute his ears are…but I’ll spare you my gushing. I know every parent thinks their kid is perfect and I’m totally abusing my blog to tell you all how great he is.

Bah! I can’t help it!

Look at the baby. Look at the baby. Look at the baby.ISN’T HE CUTE!?

All right…that’s enough.

Happy One Month Birthday, A-man! Daddy and I love you more and more every minute!