Tuesday, May 20, 2008

11 Months Old!!!

My baby is getting closer and closer to his first birthday! He turned 11 months old yesterday. Although it is a little bittersweet, I do absolutely love the personality that has shown itself lately. Playtime has become so fun for both of us. He interacts with us so much more and really gets down and plays. It is also sooo much more relaxing to only hear crying when the little guy gets tired! Here is a little update.
~ He is completely in love with his ball! He kicks it while he's walking, throws it at us, and we roll it back and forth.
~ Papa and ball have been added to his vocabulary. This was added to the list of mama, dadda and bye bye.
~ Loves to attempt spoon feeding himself. If I put food on the spoon he grabs it and puts it into his mouth. Every now and then I give him baby food so that he can practice.
~ Still loves dancing...of course!
~ Lately he is really testing his boundaries. Every time he touches something he's not suppose to (like pulling the socket covers out) he looks at us and grins. He doesn't throw tantrums when we take them away anymore, I guess we're taking baby steps on this discipline thing.
~ His latest accomplishment is getting up on his own. He has been walking for a while but he finally realized on the 12th of this month that he doesn't have to pull up on things.
Can't wait to see what next month brings!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Feeling Better

For the last week I haven't been feeling very well. I had a pretty bad cold that kept me down. After a few days of being sick I realized that I had a large bump where my c-section had been done. Infection started to spread pretty quickly so I went to the hospital and they pegged it as being MRSA. Today I found out my test results and thankfully they were wrong. It was just an ordinary boil (gross I know). I am still to finish out my antibiotics (which have helped this nasty cold some also). Very good news but I'm a little angry at the doctor for telling me without proof that I had MRSA. I even sent my little man to my mom's so that he couldn't catch it. In the end I guess all is well.

Of course pictures of Braxibutt are required :).

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

My first Mother's Day was very special to me. Last year I was a mom-to-be only dreaming of what motherhood would bring. I've never been more proud of myself or my own mother. There are no words to describe how joyful being a mother is. Endless amounts of challenges are thrown your way and your left making impossible decisions about things you would have never thought twice about before. I only wish that I had known what my mother had gone through sooner. Now that I know the sacrifices one gives to tend to their children I would like to thank her a million times over. There is no gift in the world or no words good enough to give her the proper thanks. When my son becomes old enough to have children with his future wife, I hope that he understands what a precious gift he was to me. I hope that he can see all of the time I spent loving him and doing the best that I could by him. Now I have many more Mother's Days to look forward to. I can't wait to get the cards made with crayons and pure love. I can't wait to see all of the other precious gifts, trails and joyous moments my mother went through with all four of her children. Thank you mom for everything you've done and continue to do for us! I love you!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Will I remember?

Sitting with my husband last night after Braxton had gone to bed, I realized something. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't remember what it was like to hold my son as a newborn. The more pressure I put on myself to remember the more it became clear that I couldn't even picture his face in the hospital. The worst feeling came over me. It's a pain and a guilt that I couldn't just let pass. Shouldn't a mother be able to picture her offspring at any stage, regardless of how much time as passed. It's not like it's been years since he was born. If my memory cannot fully go back 10 1/2 months what will I remember a year from now? Will I be able to tell my son years down the road "I can still picture your sweet baby face" without it being a lie? Yes, I can envision snippets of his face but can't pinpoint exactly when his features changed or which month he had that chunky face and short spiky hair. This morning I had to wake up and go through every picture I have of him. I want to keep my memory fresh. When I tell my son stories of how he had abnormally large feet at birth or of how he was such a hyper little guy that he had his first real boo boo at 9 months, I want to see his face. I want to see that moment flash before my eyes. Time has gone by so quickly that I can't keep up. There have been 10 million gazillion precious moments in 10 months and I feel like I won't be able to store them all. Apparently I should've started blogging a long time ago!
In the hospital

One week old

3 months (before the major chunk set in)
4 months (daddy's idea lol)

6 months
9 months (thinning out)

I had to add this one because this is his new favorite toy! He loves to walk and kick it also.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I guess it's pretty obvious that I've changed my blog template. Since I had to redo everything on my sidebar it took longer than I had expected. It will be a long time before I do that again, even though I'm not completely happy with the template now. I also can't come up with a text color I like so everyone has officially been warned that my posts will look like a rainbow for a while.

On to more interesting things. My friend and I have been going to the gym together for the past week or so. Yesterday SHE had the bright idea to try a spinning class...HA! Let's just say we only made it maybe ten minutes into the class. The freaking warm up was cycling for five minutes at 100 mph. That was a whole workout for me! When the lady had us stand and cycle it was all over! I'll stick to the gym from now on. While at the gym Braxton stays in the daycare they have set up. So far it hasn't been great because he screams the majority of the time. Each time I think he gets a little better though. I just can't seem to time it to where he's had a nap or it isn't his actual bedtime. This is good practice for him though if I have to go back to work anytime soon (my husband is insisting at a year I have to go back!!!).

I was trying to post a video but I don't have enough time. I started it over 30 mintues ago and it was still uploading when I came back...?? Right now I have to deal with these 4 year olds that somehow took "Be quiet the baby is sleeping" as "Please sing the Wonder Pets song at the top of your lungs"! Ah, kids!