Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6 Months already?

My baby boy Mason is 6 months old today!! I am flabergasted at where the time has gone!?!?! It really seems as though that rainy day in January when we brought him home from the hospital just happend a few short weeks ago, not months, not half a year!! Half of a year??? Really?? The thought of "half of a year" having already passed, feels as though someone is playing a trick on me!! Time is playing a trick on me!! My baby is still a newborn right?? It feels like he should be, we just got him home and figured out what to do with him...... how to be parents, how to change diapers, breastfeed him, bottle feed him, burp him, swaddle him, get him to sleep through the night, fasten his car seat, carry him, and learn his likes and dislikes. But i guess it's true, he is 6 months old today, i've checked the calendar atleast twice, and done the math myself, My 8lbs 11 0z baby boy who came into this world and into my arms on January 13th at 4:04 pm, is no longer a newborn, he is a happy, healthy, energetic, bubbly 6 month old, who is crawling, babbling, eating baby food, and figuring things out for his self at a rapid pace. Here are some things you may or may not know about 6 month old Mason:
  • he loves to laugh (especially at ling-ling and landon, and his great grandma greene)
  • he loves to crawl, wiggle, bounce, jump, and roll around (he's never still)
  • he can sit up on his own but don't be suprised if he goes over face first into the ground so he can crawl
  • he likes to babble when he's tired or very excited and has been saying baba and mama routinely for about a month
  • he has a tooth (on the bottom in the middle) it is the cutest thing ever
  • he eats fruit in the morning and veggies in the evening and has just switched to four 6.5 oz bottles a day
  • he eats only organic foods, and i make mostly all of his baby food (and he likes the homemade the best)
  • he's definitely a mommas boy but has a very independent nature and is totally obsessed with his daddy
  • he has the bluest eyes, dimples on both cheeks, the longest eye lashes ever, thin light red hair that loves to get wavy/curly when wet, and invisible eyebrows
  • he is extremely sociable, he loves people, anyone and everyone, he smiles and flirts and opens his mouth so wide and big, he giggles and squeels in delight when someone pays him attention
  • he is amazingly strong
  • he is super smart and quick to learn and pick things up, he has an amazing little mind that is constantly working on figuring out this world
  • he sleeps from 9:30 pm to 7:30 am and rarely ever wakes durring the night
  • he is a morning person
  • he likes things that light up in the dark
  • he likes to play in his jumper and walker, he likes to play on the floor now too, and loves crawling and rolling around on our big bed with us
  • he has started riding in his big stroller
  • he can hold his own bottle when he wants to, but still likes for us to hold it sometimes too
  • he seems to love all fruits but i would say mangos and pears have been a favorite so far
  • he naps best on his side, face to face with you, and patting on the bottom helps, he tends to fight his naps and when he is fussy you know its because he is either tired or hungry
  • he still loves his baby einstein movies
  • he has a great affection for ling ling and loves to touch her when she lets him
  • he loves his cousins and other kids
  • he gets super excited about the toy isle
  • he likes to suck and gnaw on his thumb
  • he still loves his paci but prefers to take it out and gnaw on the sides of it often
  • he has an obsession with faces and enjoys clawing, scratching, and whacking people in thier mouths, eyes, and noses (be warned he will claw your gums, and stick his fingers so far up your nose you will never have sinus trouble again) he also likes to pull hair
  • his new found talent is slapping his hands on table tops (thank daddy for that one)
  • he is overly dramatic (like his momma) and knows if he cries he will get held.

He is amazing! He's perfect! We are so blessed, we really are!! I thank God for him everyday!! I will update later with pics, and height and weight stats!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I just can't believe the 4th of July is here already. Almost every single year since i started middle school, i can remember going to fireworks on the 4th at pinelake country club in mint hill. Sitting on the green and watching all the kids of every age and size, running, playing, laughing and giggling, chasing each other around, dancing in the grass and playing with sparklers. It has always been my idea of the perfect family 4th of July and i always hoped that one day when i had children of my own, that we would be there too, watching them run and play on the soft green grass waiting for the fireworks. And last summer i remember being pregnant and thinking that it wouldn't be long before that was us with our children on the 4th. And now I'm sitting here shocked and amazed that today is my baby boys first Independence day. Mason is almost 6 months old, and he is crawling, babbling, eating baby food, holding his own bottle, laughing, sleeping through the night, sitting on his own, and getting his first tooth and i am truly amazed when i look back at how much has changed since i gave birth to my precious baby in January. I wonder what next years 4th of July will be like for us in the Greene house. I can safely assume that Mason will be walking, talking, eating big boy foods, and have changed so much it will make me want to cry. Who knows by next summer we may even be planning another baby Greene to add to the family. All i know for certain is that Landon and I's life has totally changed in the last year and it has changed for the better, and by next year i am sure it will have changed even more, but we are living our dream, having a family of our own and raising our son, which is the most precious gift. I am so thrilled to get to share in Mason's life all his joys and accomplishments, growth and milestones, it makes my life feel so much more rich and full. So today on the 4th i am so thankful for all the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country to protect our freedoms, it is because of them that i am able to live the kind of life that i do with my husband and son. And i am so thankful to them for protecting the future of our nation, for it is Mason's future as well. And I'm also thankful today to my Lord for blessing me with this wonderful life and wonderful family.
These are pictures from July 3rd when we decorated Mason's stroller and walked in the "peoples parade" in dowtown Matthews!