Friday, June 29, 2012

8 Months...way late

So time gets away from me on a regular basis but it hasn't been this bad in a long time. I have been picking up a lot of overtime again and time has just flown by. I keep meaning to sit down and write this post, but when I have time off, there is always something more fun to do...

Well his 7th into 8th month brought a lot of changes to our household. Writing this now when he is 8 and half months, his 7th to 8th month was the last one where he was really a baby.  He grows more and more sweet everyday, Adam and I feel so blessed to have such a sweet and good natured child. He brings so much joy to everyone he is around and it always full of smiles, giggles and adorablness.

He is the light of our life and I can't even remember what life was like without him. And while with all this overtime I've been working has made my time with him limited he has been so much fun in the limited amount of time I do get to spend with him. But hopefully the overtime will come to an end here soon...

Here are his milestones, which I will keep to what he accomplished only on his 8th month.

  • First and foremost he became mobile by learning to CRAWL! 
  • This was precipitated by him learning to sit up on his own, I went into get him up from his nap one day and he was sitting there looking at me, about a week later he crawled. 
  • He will grab at objects and immediately bring to him mouth
  • His toys have become little things to explore, he will hold them and intently look at every part, I swear it's like he's trying to figure out how they all work. 
  • He will get mad if you try to take away whats in his hands, he doesn't like when you take his toys away
  • He loves to play peak-a-boo. I put a blanket over his head and he will pull it down. it's the cutest little smile ever. 
  • He is a babbling mess...he is so talkative. He will just sit there and talk to himself and scream and yell all the while with a huge smile on his face.
  • He said "mama" but obviously in distinctively so I dont' think it counts. 
  • I've had him in 9 month clothing since March and have been a little too cheap to buy bigger stuff, but they were so tight on him that I started to put some 12 month stuff on him and they were even small....
  • He is growing at a rapid rate it feels like. He was around 19lbs when I weighed him myself. 
  • I feed him solid food once sometimes twice a day...I'm not quite ready to give up breastfeeding...
  • HE loves Pea, squash, avocado and sweet potato. I've started giving him fruits but he is not a fan. 
  • He loves loves loves the water. He could sit in his bath for hours! and the pool, he is loves it there too, he's not affected by extremely cold water either which is really nice, he just wants to be in the water. 
  • Naps are getting better. somedays he won't take any and others he will sleep the whole day.
  • He sleeps through the night on an almost regular basis, usually only waking once a week or something before 5 am. He goes down around 8 and will sleep until 5 or 6 for a feeding then sleep more until around 9. :) 
  • He is such a smiley happy baby, he is so much fun to be around because he is so happy all the time. He is rarely fussy or in a bad mood, and if he is its because he is tired. 
While these are the big things he's accomplished, I'm sure there were many many more...this is what I get for waiting so long to write this.
Here are pictures from his so cute photoshoot. It was early in the morning because I worked the night before and I needed to sleep during the day because I worked that night as well.'s a little early for this..

cute face!

I'm tired mom 

There's my happy boy

HI mom!!!

Love him

I can eat you

he does weird things with his tongue 

Relaxed baby

a little too big for the lamb seat, but i still have to get my picture on it.



and we're done

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

We have a CRAWLER...eek

my baby boy is crawling! He's been trying so hard for a few weeks now, but today he took several "steps" and got to the object he was after (an Easter Egg)

It all started about a month ago, occasionally he would be up on all 4 and just sort of sit there for a second. Then about 2 weeks ago he started to get up on all 4s and rock back and forth. And even last week he learned to sit up on his own, so I knew it was coming.

Last week he would push up and fall forward, he just wasn't quite figuring out how to move all his limbs together. He was able to figure out to get where he needed to go even though it wasn't exactly through crawling.

Well today he put it all together while I was at my parents house. They had an Easter egg that he wanted and he went for it. Once I realized what he was doing I quickly grabbed my iPod (11 days till I get an iPhone!) and of course had to capture it! So here it is...

I guess its time to start baby proofing. There are a few things that need to be purchased in order to keep him safe...guess I need to get my credit card ready ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

I'm going to miss her

2 years ago one of my dear friends moved from northwest indiana to fishers for a teaching position. In finding out she had a job here in Fishers, she needed a place to stay for a couple of weeks while she figured out where to live and all that stuff. Fast forward 2 years and she just moved out this weekend.

back in 

Nikki and I became friends in college when she moved in with my cousin Allison. it was one of those fast friendships and we became incredibly close really fast. Unfortunately she was 2 years older than me and was graduating. We were lucky and remained really close after she graduated. One memory I have is that the summer I met Adam she was in Maine as a camp counselor so we had to "talk" through 10 minute voicemails every couple of days.
best of friends

When she moved in 2 years ago we thought it would just be a week or two while she figured out where she wanted to live etc. We were both really weary about living together because we both had such horrible experiences in college and never really wanted to live with anyone again.
As things played out we got along really well, and things really couldn't have gone any better, so we decided to continue to live together until the end of the school year so she wouldn't have to have a lease to an apartment that would be up in the middle of her school year.
<3 her

Luckily Adam and I have a large enough house where she was able to take over the bonus room and use the closet in the spare room. The only real obstacle we had was that she had a cat and Sadie (our German Shepherd) hates all things that are under 40 lbs and wants to eat them, so we just set up a baby gate to keep her away from little Mya and for the most part it worked really well (until 2 weeks ago when Sadie made a run for her and cut her head, costing her 12 stitches!)

Then Adam and I got pregnant with Lincoln and the two of us discussed if Nikki should stay here or not. and we both had no issues with her staying and since we all were getting along she stayed.

Well on saturday she moved out and I'm honestly so sad. My house feels so empty and lonely without her. Adam travels a lot and having her here was really nice distraction from all that. She kept me company and has been an amazing friend to me. I don't have a lot of close friends that are here in town (my 3 closest friends until recently have all been out of state) and can be a little on the introverted and loaner side so when Adam is gone it still gave me someone to hang out with even though she would go out and have a life of her own. She was a huge part of my daily life.
after she first moved in

Part of me wants to be selfish and have her still living here but I know that it was time for her to go.  After all with Lincoln getting bigger we needed to turn our basement into his playroom which is where she had stored her stuff for 2 years. Plus the move she made was an extremely positive one. She moved in with her boyfriend of 9+ years and I know that her move was the best for the both of them. But selfishly I'm sad because they moved to his hometown which is 3 hours away!

the last picture I have of us...and I look horrible @ 8 months preggo!
I truly do wish her all the best and know that we will remain close, I mean thats what skype is for :) But for now it's just hard not having her be a part of my daily life. It's funny how you realize when people are gone how much they helped you and how much you relied on them. (I had to remember to feed my own dogs today!) Plus she was such so extremely helpful with Lincoln, when I just needed 5 minutes to finish dinner, vacuum, or finish folding clothes, she would just whisk him off up to her room while I was able to finish what I was doing.

I just have to keep telling myself that although it's hard right now, it really is the best for everyone, I mean at some point Adam and I have to live on our own (she's our second room mate in 4 years) But, now I must try and figure out when i can go down and visit her or she come back up here...Until then Nikki I miss you terribly and Lincoln does too!