Sunday, July 27, 2014

27/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

You are one good lookin' babe!  I love how your personality is coming out more and more each week.  It makes me sad to think that 6 months of your life have already gone by (and so fast), but I am so thankful that I get to stay home with you each and every day.  I'm looking forward to the days ahead because it really does get better and better.

You love to roll around on your play mat and in your crib just playing and tossing your toys around.  You are curious, wild, joyful, loud, and the biggest sweetheart I know.  You are so close to saying mama or papa, and I'm sure you're getting sick of us saying "m-a-m-a" or "p-a-p-a" to you over and over.  (Hopefully not!)

I love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

26/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

You are something else!  You've been teething this week and wanting to chew on everything...and I mean everything, including a bottle!  Yes, that's right, you finally are taking a bottle and paci but not for the obvious reasons.  You like to chew on them...not drink, not suck, just chew.  It's actually pretty hilarious; for the past 6 months (that's right too, you're 6 months old!!!) you didn't want anything to do with a bottle or paci, and then all of a sudden you LOVE them.  (Well, you know, love to chew on them.)  This teething phase must really be bad if you are resorting to a bottle to comfort you.  I sure do hope it ends soon, and we see some little white teeth in your mouth because it's so hard to see you in pain and discomfort. But the majority of the time you are happy as can be.  

This mama thing is pretty crazy because I would give absolutely anything to make you feel better.  I would take all the pain you could ever experience in your life and bear it for you and be happy doing it, but unfortunately that's not how it works.  It drives me crazy when you aren't your happy jolly little self 100% of the time.

I love you, bug! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

25/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

My little water baby!  You have absolutely loved every time you've been in the water so far (even when you accidentally dunk your face in and scare your mama to death).  I love it that you're not scared of much and love to hang out and do the things your papa and I enjoy.

This week your "wild factor" has gone through the roof.  You are rolling and scooching all over the place.  (We found you under your crib on Friday with your head sticking out with a big smile!)  You are also talking and screaming up a storm.  (Working those vocals with papa!)  

We introduced more food this week to help fill your little tummy.  You pretty much loved everything you tried, but sweet potato and avocado are still your favorite.  Even though you're pretty messy when you eat, you are the cutest thing ever.  When you're ready for a bite you open your mouth wide and give a good raspy yell all while trying to grab the spoon.  (It makes me laugh so hard, and I almost dropped it on you a couple of times instead of getting it to your mouth.)

With all the wildness and craziness coming out, you are still one sweet and cuddly little boy who loves to be held.  I love that, and I love that you can still take naps on our chest.  Too sweet!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

24/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

Rattle, book, teething ring...my little multitasker!  You rarely want just one toy these days, most of the time it's 2 or 3.  

You had your first trip to Colorado this week.  I was so worried the altitude and time change were going to throw you off, but it didn't seem to affect you.  You were just as pleasant and easy going as ever, but with all the fun going on, you didn't seem to want to nap for very long.  (I don't blame you.)

You loved our morning walks in the mountains and would take everything in.  (You are such a curious and smart boy!)  You also loved hanging out with family and seeing your cousins.  You were a wild man at times, and I can't imagine how wild and crazy it will get when y'all are all running around in the years to come.  You will be my little nature boy!

I enjoy every second with you and miss you when you go to sleep at night.  (I know that that is such a mama thing to say, but it's true!)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

23/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

You are just plain silly sometimes, my sweet boy.  Yesterday morning you feel asleep in the swing for your morning nap, and then your papa and I looked over at you to find you like this!   You were just chilling with the pillow smashed up against your ears.  It was hilarious, and you held it there long enough for us to get this cute pic.

You are rolling like a champ now, talking and yelling most of the day away, kicking and throwing your toys around, and still giving me lots of hugs and snuggles (my favorite).  I didn't think anything could get better than that sweet newborn stage, but man oh man, it really gets better and better every day.

I love you, bug!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

24/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

This pic sums up our day to day experience perfectly.  You are rolling and moving all over the place.  I usually put you on your play mat while I make breakfast, and this week when I walked in to check on you, I found you like this.  You are a wild and crazy little one!  This 5 month mark is definitely a fun one, but you make me a tired mama some days.  (I love it though!)  

You are talking and yelling up a storm now too.  You make loud crazy noises when you are playing and after you wake up, and then you make soft sweet noises when you are tired and are trying to fall asleep.  Its pretty much the cutest thing ever.  When I'm rocking you, it almost sounds like you are singing yourself to sleep, and then it slowly trails off and your body goes limp and you fall asleep in my arms.  (And then my heart explodes!)  But then when you are awake and playing, you like to yell and grunt and make this weird raspy sound that seems to crack you up.  (It makes your mama and papa crack up too.)

As far as sleep goes, you are doing so much better.  We did some sleep training this past week, and you can now basically put yourself to sleep at  night without crying.  It's pretty awesome, and you are getting much better rest now.  We have a strict bedtime routine, and you seem to love it.  You laugh and smile the whole time we read your book and sing your songs, and then we lay you in your crib and kiss you good night, and you turn your head to the side and fall asleep.  (Some nights you fuss a little to get comfortable, but not for long.)  We are much more rested now because of this and get to enjoy our days with you more since we have some of our energy back.

We love you so much that its not even possible to put down in words.  I can't imagine you not in our lives, little bit.  You make everything better!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

23/52

"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

My sweet happy baby!  You sure have changed our lives for the better.  These past couple of weeks you haven't been sleeping well at all causing your papa and me to not sleep well either.  But no matter how many hours of sleep you get, you wake up with the biggest smile and laugh, and it makes it all worth it.  We love you to the moon and back no matter how many times you make us get up at night.