December 31, 2012

Happy 4 Months, Baby Boy!

My baby is 4 months old... WOW. 
I cannot believe I am typing my 9 pound 7 ounce baby boy's 4 MONTH post!




 (SO EXCITING!)

Stats:
On 12/15/12 he weighed 18 pounds and 5 ounces!  
I weighing him  today and he weighed:

All of that jumping in his bouncer made him shed a few ounces!
(I do not know what is up with sucking in his lips... still pretty darn cute though;) 
*Going to 4 month check up soon, so I will know his length then!*

Milestones:

-Someone's personality has definitely blossomed! Last month, you smiled at people who were familiar to you but now you smile at everyone! That sweet smile will NEVER get old!
-Giggling all the time. Daddy can REALLY make him laugh out loud!
-Grabbing, playing, and really concentrating while playing with toys.
-Holds head up really well now! The bobbling is almost totally gone :(
-Stands up on our laps and bends knees up and down really fast!
-Bounces in bouncy seat!
-Lays back and pulls himself up.
-"TALKING" all the time! I have to leave church every Sunday because he is "talking" so loudly. Definitely found his voice!


Firsts:
-Smile at Mickey;) Every time he pops on the screen, he gets so excited!
 (Mickey had just popped on the screen! I told your aunts he LOVES Mickey, WELLLL baby get what he wants;)
 
-Breakfast with Santa

-Visit to sit in Santa's lap!


-Christmas parties!

-Received first Christmas gifts!
 
-First Visit from "The Man in RED!"

 
-Got his FIRST Football he can actually hold!

-Got  footprints at Painted By U and  clay foot/hand prints!





Loves:

 -Mickey Mouse! 
 (This is the trance you will fins him in while Mickey in on!)
 
-HANDS! Sucking them ALL the time!
 (I spy somebody sucking their thumb like their mommy did!;)
 
-Grabbing feet...
 
-Riding in the car.... thank goodness!
-Still loving bath time!
-Bouncy seat/bumbo seat

-Burp Cloth over his head while sleeping. I know this sounds dangerous, but he will fall right to sleep if we put a burp cloth over his head. This is while we're holding/watching him closely;)

-Laying in his Birthday suit while Daddy has a fire going! He kicks and babbles so loud!

Other Updates:

Little Man is still eating 4 ounces every 3-4 hours. Sometimes he gets a 2 ounce snack. Still breastfeeding! I pump 3/4 times a day to keep our stock flowing! He also gets 6-8 ounces before bedtime w/ oatmeal! We plan to start oatmeal this month with a spoon.Still wearing a size 3 diaper. He still gets swaddled at night and sleep about 7 hours straight. The only problem is most nights he is asleep by 7, so that means there is a middle of the night feeding. Not too bad... I give him 4 ounces and he goes right back to sleep until about 7:00. We had a couple of nights this month, where he woke up 4 & five times! I'm thinking it's the early stages of teething...ahhh! Wearing 6 to 9 month clothes but your toes are scrunched up in most of your 6 months sleepers. You let us know REAL QUICK when you are not liking something... by pushing with your legs, arching that back and giving a good squeal! Gage is a happy baby most of the time. It's a little harder to "please" him in the evenings because he fights his naps. But still mommy's sweetheart...

 

December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012... as a Family of 3!

We had breakfast with Santa a couple of weeks before Christmas. 
Our church does this every year!
 Gage with his cousins... not cooperating;)

Two weeks before Christmas we went to Lee's grandad's. 
This is Gage's gifts from his first party!

He got his first football... one that he can grip!

That evening we went to Lee's parents for an early Christmas party. His niece and nephew were going to Disney World for Christmas this year so we had to have it early!
Little man got the Little People Noah's Ark...

And a wagon from Grandmama & Grandaddy (Lee's parents)

On Christmas eve, we went to MiMi & Poppy's house to spend the day with my dad's side of the family.
It was a house full of first Christmases for 3 new babies! 
Both of my cousins welcomed baby girls this year.

Our family on Christmas eve...

Chunky Monkey was styling in his sweater outfit and Santa booties...


Christmas morning Gage woke up to his first load from Santa!



The best picture I could get of little man in his Christmas PJ's Aunt Lynie got him!

Christmas morning everyone came to our house for breakfast and it was DELICIOUS!

Monkey loved strolling around the house in his new trike!
  
We went to my grandparents for dinner then it is a tradition to go to my parent's for gifts Christmas night!

This was Rotten with his gifts...
 Mommy and daddy racked up too!

I snapped a picture of Gage's first Christmas load... sadly this isn't all of it.
He is a blessed little boy and doesn't even know it;)
 Thank you to everyone who made his first Christmas wonderful!

The next day we went to my sister's for soups, which was perfect for the freezing cold weather!
That is why little man wore his snowman outfit!

Monkey's first time on Santa's lap!






Our Christmas Card 
(squint really hard and maybe you can see it!haha)
I could not figure out how to save it to my computer in it's normal size... Pitiful, I know.
I seriously tried everything...but they both turned out beautiful.



 I snapped a few pics of our outdoor decor!




I know this was picture overload... sorry!

Thank you Lord for a Christmas I will never forget!:)

December 28, 2012

2012 Recap!

With Gratitude, Year in Review
January
We revealed our big baby news to our families!


February
Momma treated me to my first Motherhood Maternity shopping spree!

March
Purchased my mommy mobile!!


April
We found out we were having a BABY BOY and told our family and friends by having our gender reveal party! 

We purchased our baby boy's furniture!


 
 May
Our first baby shower was given!

 June
4D Ultrasound to see our sweet boy!

Beach trip with Lee's family...

Our church shower was given!


July
Beach trip with my family and MATERNITY PICTURES

Nursury complete & revealed!


Bags packed and ready for baby!

August
Month full of NESTING for mommy & WAITING on BABY!

2 hospital stays due to blood pressure...

August 24th= the birth of our little man!


September
A month full of change and "firsts" for our baby boy! 
(Check out our first week here!)

First BAMA game!
  First outing!

First REAL bath!

Our angel turned 1 month!

October
This was a fun month for our little family!:)

We went to the Pumpkin Patch!

Celebrated his first Halloween!

Had a playdate with all of our buddies!

November
First family vacation to Gatlinburg!

First Thanksgiving!




December
First Christmas as a family of 3!
(Christmas recap to come!;)


Go link up with Courtney here!

Hope you had a BLESSED Christmas!

I'll be back soon with a Christmas post & 4 Month post!
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