Monday, February 24, 2014

Five Months

Well it is hard to believe that you are five months old, little man! You are showing us so much of your personality that it feels like every day there is something new. There are some things I wish would stay the same forever, like the fact that you are so in love with your mommy and daddy and think we are the funniest people on the planet. Seriously, your sweet little laughs just warm our hearts! There are also things right now that I wish would pass quickly. We are trying to break you of your swaddle and you are not a happy camper about it. You are such a great sleeper that it breaks our hearts to hear your cries in the middle of the night. But because you are a champ at rolling from your front to your back and getting better at rolling from your back to your front, we really need to get you out of that swaddle. You really love playing with your toys on your play mat now and have also become quite the squirmer. You know when we are heating your bottles and stare at the warmer until it's done. Once it's done, you immediately begin reaching towards it with an open mouth! Here are some highlights from the month.

You got to experience your first snow days! 

You celebrated your very first Valentine's Day with mommy and your friend, Teagan.

Once we finally got some warmer weather, we went on some walks around the neighborhood.

Your daddy had a K-Life trip to Disney World and brought you back your very first Disney souvenir!

You really love being outside and going on walks with mommy and daddy!

We celebrated your great grandmother's birthday.

This month, you started eating solid food! Right now, your favorite is squash and you try so hard to take the spoon from us and feed yourself. You are quite the advanced eater, sweet boy! 

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

I'm a boy mom

I'm a boy mom. This is something I honestly have to keep telling myself. After almost five months, I am fully aware that we have a baby boy. The spit up stains, poopy diapers and endless bottle washing remind me daily that we have a baby and I wake up every day thankful that I get to be his mom. What I have a hard time trying to visualize is that we do in fact have a boy. Since I'm being honest, I should say that I am more comfortable with girls. I am a girl. I have three nieces. All of my friends have girls.

Boys are a whole different ball game. They're loud. They're messy. They don't. stop. moving. They play with legos and trucks and salamanders. I know princesses and Barbies and tea parties. I play dress-up and paint nails and love going to the American Girl store.

I also know that this boy certainly has my heart. He always will.

I may not know every piece of equipment at a construction site or the names of Thomas the Train's friends, but I can promise you this much- I will learn. I will learn all the powers of the superheroes. I will learn what makes rockets fly. I promise not to scream too much the first time you catch a frog. I will kiss your scraped knees and try not to freak out the first time we drive you to the emergency room with a broken arm from climbing a tree. I am your mom. I will take you on field trips to the fire station and listen to your stories about things exploding. I will be on the sideline of every sporting event and learn the best way to get out grass stains. I will learn how to build sand castles and how to smash them down. While I realize we may not wait in line to see the princesses on our trips to Disney World just yet, I can promise you that I will learn how to build the biggest tower that Lego-land has ever seen.

I'm a boy mom. I'm Finn's mom. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

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