Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The night before last Landon and i were sleeping and i kept hearing this weird noise over the monitor, i couldn't figure out what it was and so i went to check on Mason in his crib to see what was going on. I found him with his legs out of the swaddle blanket and sticking up in the air and his hands out of the top of the swaddler and him sucking loudly on his thumb!! The swaddle blanket was pretty much just wrapped around his middle and he was contently sucking away on his thumb which i have not seen since the first time i held him in the hospital!! It brought so many memories to my mind!! Well even though Mason is not normally one to suck on his thumb, he has been known to put his hands in his mouth and suck when he cannot find his paci, but lately the hand to mouth issue has come to be an "all the time" kinda thing! He now prefers his hand to the paci and will drop his paci out so he can fit his fist in his mouth and rather than sucking on it, he seems to gnaw on it! He has been unusually fussy, and running about 1-2 degrees of a fever. I may be wrong but i think he could be teething. The signs seem to be pointing to that! He's only 3 months old (14 weeks to be exact) is that too young? Your opinions are welcome and appreciated!! He doesn't go back to the Dr till his 4 month check in May, so i am curious to know now if it's even a possibility!!
My little boy is growing so fast and changing so much each day!! Before i know it he will be running around and into everything!! And i will need as much energy as possible to keep up with him because he is already a busy little boy!! I have been sticking to my diet with the exception of a few meals where there wasn't much of an option to eat what i needed to, and i have been exercising regularly at least 3 times a week!! I am happy to report that i have lost 7 lbs and i am well on my way to meeting my 10 lbs per month goal. There are 10 days left this month and i have 3 lbs to go in order to meet my goal!! I have been loosing about a lb per day, so losing 3 more lbs shouldn't be too hard! I'm very proud of my self, and i know that reaching these short term goals will ensure that i loose the total amount i want to loose long term!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
It fills my heart with such happiness to see the two of them together, and i know that as Mason grows up, they will have even more special things to share and enjoy together!! On Tuesday night i got home from working out at the YMCA and Landon had just got home from work, so he watched Mason and was going to start to work on dinner while i got a shower. I knew Mason was tired and fussy and that it would probably be hard for Landon to cook dinner while watching Mason, bc he has recently gotten so spoiled to being held, so i highly doubted that dinner would be done when i got out unless mason was in his crib crying, however i was suprised that when i got out of the shower the house was quiet and when i started looking for my two boys i found them in the kitchen, Mason was sitting in his bumbo on the counter top watching landon cook dinner, and Mason was suprisingly happy. It was such a cute little sight so i took some pics to remember it!
Then later that night Landon laid Mason on our bed while he folded laundry and Mason fell asleep, and when i came in a few hours later they both were sleeping peacefully, so i snapped some pics of my two favorite fellas before i put Mason in his crib!!
Thursday i went to the gafney Outlets with my bestie Erika, and we took both the babies!! It was a lot of fun, they had lots ofcute stuff, and it was our first outting with both the baies since Erika's little girl was born!! Izabel is turning a month old this week and I just can't believe it!! It is amazing how fast time flies by when you have babies!! I feel like Mason was just born and yet he will be 14 weeks old tomorrow!! But here are some pics of Mason and Izabel together!
And here are some pics of out beautiful yard now that spring is in full swing and our azeleas are bloomed!! (notice ling-ling our puppy runningthrough the pics)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I also have been wanting to use Mason and recreate a picture of Landon as a baby to compare thier similairites but i just got around to doing it this past sundayand Mason was not very happy about it because it required me putting him on his tummy!! He screamed and cried but i thought the results were pretty funny!! I should have photogrpahed him around 6-8 weeks bc that was about the age of landon in the picture and 5 weeks ago Mason was the spitting image ofhis Dada in the pic! But Here's the best that i got!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
In other news, Mason is three months old today!! It's crazy to think my little boy is 13 weeks old and was born three months ago to the day! He is growing so fast, he has started lifting his head and shoulders up off the bed and he leans and his head and neck forward when in the car seat and when your holding him. He has started not only rolling onto his side but is trying to roll completely over face down. When we put him in his crib with his head to the left and feet to the right he is completely turned around with feet to the left and head to the right side of the crib when we come back to check on him, sometimes he has turned his self from laying length wise in the crib to width wise. It is so funny to go check on him and to find him in these different positions!! i wish i could be there to witness just how he gets his self into these positions!! he is just such a joy each and everyday, but i'm afraid he is becoming spoiled to mommy holding him and playing with him, he wants to constantly be entertained and now it not only bored by the former beloved swing but also his glorious play mat has not been holding his attention and he only plays for a couple minutes on it before crying!! he was playing on it earlier today with some of the toys with the circle links attached to them laying on the floor on the play mat and when i came to get him, he had one of the toys with the link around his bicep lol. My only saving grace for holding his attention lately has been the crib and mobile, but unfortunately the mobile only plays for about 20 minutes before cutting off and then i have to drop whatever i am doing and haul it into his room to turn it back on before he starts to fuss!!! i really wish he was more content entertaining himself! maybe one day..... i can hope right!?!?
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tomorrow is a big day, My mom and i decided on a whim to go to Charleston SC for the day and take Madison and Mason. I'm so excted my mom will get to be there for Mason's first beach trip, but i wish more than anything that landon could go with us, but due to his work, it's just not possible. I will really miss him and I know Mason will too, this will be the first time in a year that i've spent a night away from Landon. I hate being away from my husband, and i really wish we could take this trip together, but this is a much needed vacation and we are only going for one night. I just can't wait to get out of town though, and i love Charleston, it is one of my most favorite places!! I've been trying to pack tonight and packing for mason is such a daunting task, he just needs so much stuff!! I'm taking his pack n play for him to sleep in, and his bumbo and his play mat, and a hundred or so outfits bc i have no idea what the weather is like or what we are going to do while there, i had to wash and pack all his bottles plus a basin, sponges, and towels so i can wash and dry all his bottles to use again on saturday, i have to take his gallon of water, his formula, and i am determined to stick to my diet which is always hard when traveling and vacationing so i packed a lot of my diet food in a cooler to take too (and i have already lost 3 lbs in 3 days so i'mnot going toblow it now). i just hope all our stuff fits into the car in the morning! we are going to leave bright and early but i will post pics and an update on the trip once we get home!! i know it will be a great trip and i'm excited to go, but i'm also looking forward to comming home to my wonderful hubby!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
So Sunday was Easter and my mom, brother, sister-in-law Christy, nieces Madison and molly, and Christy's parents came over to Landon and I's house for lunch. Landon had to go into work that morning, so Mason and I got up and were busy cooking and getting things ready before my family got there. I put Mason an Easter basket together for his first Easter and it had a brown and orange bunny, 8 glittery eggs, a peter cotton tail book, a Benjamin rabbit book, and a bunny friends book, it had some squeaky both toys, a bunny card from Landon and i, and a sugar egg that you look inside the hole in the end and thier is a bunny made of icing on the inside
Mason, Madison and Molly Getting Easter baskets from Mimi Lisa
The Easter Basket Landon and I made him
That was pretty much the end of our Easter weekend, My mom is home this week on spring break and Mason and I have been enjoying having her home and going fun places together, it is a taste of how great the summer will be when she is out of school and we can enjoy hanging out this summer with her. We also started back to the Y last night and agreed to hold each other accountable for our diets, exercising, and drinking our water everyday!! My short term goal is to lose 30 lbs by July, and another 20 lbs by September. I don't know how realistic those goals are but if i can stick to my diet and exercise everyday without giving up, i know that progress is inevitable and i can be satisfied with knowing that eventually it will happen. I want to think of my diet as more of a lifestyle change regarding the foods i eat and portion size, and i want exercising to be a lifestyle change as well, it's not something i want to do for a few months to loose weight, it is something i want to do on a daily basis permanently. I just need to stay focused and remember my goal, which is to get back to the old me, feel confident and comfortable, and to be healthy for Mason, so that i can have the energy and stamina to keep up with him and to live a long and healthy life so i can be around to watch him grow up and i want to teach him to be a healthy and active person. I was always a very active person, this weight has come on me since high school and has been so gradual that it has just gotten away from me!! Mason is wonderful motivation and so is Landon! So i am going to wrap this up because i have got to do some healthy grocery shopping at Trader Joes and then get ready for Zumba at the Y tonight!!