Wednesday, April 27, 2011
and today my other boy, Luke is at home sick! Say a quick prayer for us he feels better by tomorrow for our trip!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Luke's mom came out to watch Will Friday, Luke and I both had friends in town so we went out to see them and then the weather got bad... really bad. The worst tornado in 45 years hit Saint Louis (again!) I texted Luke's mom frantically, it makes you want to tear yourself apart when something like this is happening and you are not with the person you love most in the world. She assured me they were okay and all three of them (her, Will and Boomer) were hiding in the basement in the bathroom. She had to get Will out of bed three different times to go to the basement. There was significant damage but luckily we didn't know anyone that was hurt. Will was asleep when I got home but I snuggled his butt a little and whispered sweet nothings to him, it was so hard to be away from him during this!
ANYWAY! Luke's mom spent the night with us and we all hung out in the morning and I made some food, yummy new egg casserole, and cheese squares aka hillbilly cheesecake! His brother, sister in law, and niece came over and we had a yummy Easter brunch! They brought Will some clothes and some big boy food, puffs and yogurt bites. Sunday morning we got up, got ready and headed to church. Then we went straight to my moms she was doing a brunch as well! Over there Will got MORE big boy food, plus some baby food, and diapers, we got really stocked up! Mommy liked these kind of Easter presents!!!
It was a very low key but nice first Easter with my little buddy!
Gramma and her two boys, the only way we could get them together in a shot!
Will got a basket, Luke got blue moon, and I got diapers, ohh joy!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Its no secret WILL LOVES BOOMER! He lights up his life, he smiles ear to ear when he sees him and sometimes this is accompanied by his delightful scream... Ahhhh! You lucky readers get to hear me imitate his "scream" on this video. God I love my voice! Please sense my sarcasm here...
Anyway, Boomer does not really like Will, I think he still doesn't know why, how or what in the heck this little man is doing invading our house.
Here is just another example of Will LOVING Boomer and Boomer completely ignoring him!
Here are some pics to update you with what we've been up to!
ALL pics are from my phone sorry for the quality (time for an iphone 4, maybe for my bday?) Luke if your reading this, I'm just kidding I can think of lots of other things.... ;)
More Chewing!!! Double TIME! Isn't this picture the best!
Also time to mention, tending to Will's double ear infection has kept us busy as well!
I don't know if you remember in the last post I did I said I thought I noticed that he was getting sick again. Were on antibiotics and hoping to kick it and feel better by out trip!
(photo courtesy of Miss Jackie)
We eat PUFFS!!!!! My big big boy.... sniffle sniffle!
(photo courtesy of Miss Jackie)
And lastly I don't think it will be long before I am blogging about a completely finished (awesome!) BASEMENT! Yaaa Hooo! Started hanging some things on the wall now just need counter tops for the bar, baseboards up in the bathroom and need to reorganize the storage area and were DONE!
Monday, April 18, 2011
More evidence of my snugglebug!MINI ME: Ok here it is the only way to explain this. "He is ME only smaller." Everyone has always said he looks just like me. "He's got his momma's eyes" "cheeks!" I never saw it, to me he was William! I finally am starting to see the eye thing, in photos and up close he's got my "Chinese eyes" as Luke and I call em... but blue, like daddy! It is fun to see but the place I see me most in him is his little personality, the things he thinks are funny, his toys attacking him, his LOVE for dogs and animals, I could go on forever. He is cranky when he is tired and hungry just like his mommy. This morning I went to get him out of his crib (it was silent so I thought he was sleeping still) but he was sitting there up like a big boy smiling and laughing just hanging out. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen before in my entire life!
Our Crawler... 6.5 months
FAVORITE AGE: We've all heard it before "this age is my favorite!!!" But its another thing that is true! Every age and stage Will is at has been my favorite! I LOVED having a teeny tiny newborn around, so sweet and soft. Will really gave me a run for my money there for a while with his health issues and our bank account took (and will be taking for a long time) a BIG beating! He was the perfect "baby" size guy for a while and so fun to fall asleep on the couch with and snuggle. And now of course once again this 6 month mark has been my favorite, he is playing SO much sitting, eating fun foods, and now CRAWLING! Sorry for the bad iphone pics I have a video to upload soon. Saturday morning he crawled for the first time and has been going ever since! I know this will bring a whole new love to this stage!
Sorry moms.... but I have the sweetest boy around. period. end. He is sick again, started as a nasty cold him and his bud Evan were swapping snot all last week and now it sounds like another full blown infection in his lungs. His cough went from bad to worse over the weekend and were taking him to the doctor this afternoon. Even feeling like poop he never fusses or cries he never complains one bit, he still sits and plays and laughs like always. He just wants some extra snuggles (see above) God bless his little heart he is the sweetest boy ever.
Friday, April 15, 2011
95% of the time Will sleeps all the way through the night so we are either awoken by him around 6 or the alarm goes off at 5:45 and we hit snooze and then I
get up drag my butt out of bed and take a shower, since it takes longer for me to get ready I get going first. We both get ready and if Will awakes during this time one of us gets his meds and bottle and feds him then he plays on the floor of our room or bathroom till we are done. After eating he is usually really content and happy during this time which works out well. He and Luke go downstairs while I finish getting ready and Will plays in his highchair while we pack lunch, make coffee, and get our things together for work and the babysitters house. Around 7 it is time to hit the road, Luke usually takes Will since it is on his way to work.
Some days I will run a quick errand during lunch or right after, some days I wont. I like to pick up Will from Jackie's so I can chat with her and see how their day went but it usually depends on how our days go and what we have going on that night on who picks up. Will is not quite crawling TO us yet, but he definitely knows when we get there and it is just the best feeling in the whole world to scoop him up in my arms after 9 long hours and all is right in the world yet again because he is with me.
Will typically stays up and plays for 2-3 hours at a time which leaves him usually taking three naps throughout the day. There are days there are two naps but usually it is three. He now eats solid food for breakfast (a fruit and rice cereal) a snack (a veggie) and dinner (a veggie and cereal, going to try meats soon!)
Once home I feel like we are at the Nascar race track and trying to get everything done! We try to decide our dinner, feed Will his dinner, give Boomer a little attention, chat about our days and make any phone calls or emails we need to, and some nights give Will a bath. Now we are doing about three baths a week depending on what we did that day or how messy dinner gets ;)
Usually (depending on naps from the day) around 6:45,7 Mr. Cranky Pants comes to visit our home. We hold off as long as we can before put on a bedtime diaper, give medicine, and have a bedtime bottle. Bedtime right now is around 7:30
Then the kitchen/house is cleaned up a bit and it is time to relax, now don't get me wrong I COULD go work out at this time, but after a full day of work and an infant who has the energy? Not.this.girl. I've contemplated getting up at 5 am to get a work out in but we've yet to see that happen as well... This week I've done great and resorted to eating healthier, fresh fruit smoothies for breakfast and awesome salads for lunch. I will be in a swimsuit (possible bikini) in two weeks from today....holy flipping hell.
No, no, its more like idol, modern family, emails, words with friends, a glass of wine, ice cream and some couch time before.... you guessed it lather.rinse.repeat. I love every second of it and I am blessed and love my life but man a day to sleep in would be nice, if we could only hit snooze on Will a few times!