Thursday, April 29, 2010

2 Month Check-up

Friday Wiliam turned 2 months old. Somedays I think it is going by really fast and I cant believe it has already been 2 months. Other days I think he should be 6 months by now. I am sure that sleep deprevation plays a role in these thoughts. Some nights he only wakes for one feeding, and other nights he eats 3 or more times. He is unprdictable in his sleep patterns.
William at 2 months is doing great. He got his shots on the 27th. That was painful to watch. I had to look away so I wouldnt burst into the tears. I just had to keep reminding myself that he needs these shots and they are good for him. It was hard to watch my always peaceful, rarley fussy baby. I have never heard him cry like that. It was so sad.
He weighs 11 lbs 4 oz now and is 22 1/2 inches long. He is right on track.

On a sad/funny note, he has lost a lot of his baby hair. The pattern he is losing it in is hilarious. He looks like an old man.
At the beach we were watching t.v and saw Frank from Everybody Loves Raymond....I have to admit that is who he looks like now, not me or Shea.

Sid Liam

Meet my new nephew!! His name is Sid Liam. He was 8lbs even. Nicki is doing good and recovering from the c-section.
Here is a picture my adorable new nephew....

Monday, April 26, 2010

a new way of vacationing

As I packed last week for the much needed vacation in Myrtle Beach, I thought of all the things that I have been unable to do since William was born and thought I would get them done while on vacation. I packed a few books, my Bible (I dusted it off first), William's baby book and my laptop with the anticipation of scrap booking.
For some reason it didn't occur to me that the cause of this lack of time and energy in my life was coming along too.....William. So I didn't get a lot of those kind of things done.
It was still exactly what I needed. We had a great condo on the beach overlooking the ocean. It was still a little chili and windy outside but the pools were heated.
William got to experience a few "firsts" while we were there.
First of all he began holding his head up. He has been working on it for a while now, he has finally achieved neck control!

He had some new experiences as well. We put him in the pool for the first time. He just looked at us like it was no big deal. We of course thought it was so cute. He on the other hand thought we were all crazy. He actually fell asleep while Shea was holding him in the water. We must really bore him.

William also went to the beach a few times. The first time we went out, I laid out a towel and.....what do you think William's reaction was??? Snoooooooooooooooooooozing...that's right he fell asleep as soon as my feet hit the sand. I am not sure if that is a true beach experience, but well it was his, in true William fashion.

The best part of the week was when Angela and Aunt Theresa came in. Angela's birthday was this weekend so it was a good excuse for her to come and celebrate. They are the funniest people on Earth!

Those two always make everything even more fun. The laughter is endless when we are with them.

Look at those 2 cougars!

This picture of William isn't great, but I had to throw it in. This is one of my favorite outfits on him. It belonged to the Graston boys at one time. So it is very special. I just loved it on him.
Anglea on Grandma (Myma) duty.

and just look at that face......that is typical William, he thinks we are all insane.

The best for last.

This is one of my favorite pictures from the week. My two favorite guys. I am a lucky girl. I couldn't ask for a better husband, so kind, generous, he is my best friend. Life with him just keeps getting better.

William and I were blessed when he was given to us.

It was a great are defiantly not the same anymore now with a little one. But they are for sure even more enjoyable.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here is a recap of William's 7th week on earth.......

He is growing so fast. He fits into all of his 0-3 clothes now. Somethings that are 3months he can wear. He is starting to grin a little more. He is full of funny noises. My favorite though is this noise he makes when he is about to cry or after he cries, it sounds like a lamb baaing.
It is the cutest thing. Another discovery he has made this week is blowing spit bubbles.
Almost every picture I take of him he has bubbles coming out of his mouth. He must be a boy....spitting already. I remember my brothers spitting all the time when we were kids. Usually I was the target.

For the first time a few days ago I put him on his back in his crib and instead of turning on the soother I turned on his airplane mobile. I was just curious about what he would do. I would give anything for a video or photo of his face at that moment. He made the biggest smile and kicked his legs as it went around.

Here is a picture of him enjoying it.

He also seems to enjoy his baths. Some of my favorite moments with him are the ones right after he gets a bath. When I get him out, he is all wrapped up in his towel. I lay him down on the changing table and dry him off. He always makes the cutest faces. He gives me smiles that melt my heart. Those baths must be pretty refreshing to him.

"More pictures Momma....really?"

"Okay, here is that smile you keep asking for"

I saved what think is the best for last. This is my favorite picture of him this week. I find it very difficult to get pictures of him that actually look like him. I think I accomplished it today.
Last weekend I made a trip to Swainsboro, Georgia to the childhood home of my dear friend Jamie. It has been almost 10 years since I have been to the Free's home. It was always such a great time. Her mom, Ms. Tot is a wonderful host. She always made me feel so welcome and this time was no different. The purpose of this visit was for William to meet, probably the most important person in my life (besides the obvious ones). Here is Jamie with my little man.

I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days I was there . Mostly my time and energy was consumed by William, but it was also a relaxing time on the farm.
I love Jamie's boys. They of course barley know me, but I have been following their lives for many years. What great kids or I should say "what great parents." It made me wonder what William will be like at each of their ages. All of them are pure boy! Boy oh Boy, am I in for it! Dirt, bugs, tadpoles....all things icky. This is Noah dscovering someone smaller than him.
I cant wait until the next meeting.
I asked Jamie to get some pictures of William and me. She took a ton of pictures. I am so proud of how they turned out.

Thank you Free family for having me!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

a Sunday nap

Game is so sweet in his affection for William.
He is on constant guard of this baby. Being that it is Sunday, he decided to snooze a little while on duty, we all deserve a day of rest.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

easter and check-ups

Sunday was William's first Easter. I know that is a big day for parents, preparing baskets, coloring eggs and waiting for the "bunny" to come. Shea and didn't do any of that this year. First of all there is no need, from Shea's family alone he received 4 Easter baskets.
We have yet to decide on our apporach to this holiday.
Easter eve as we were going to sleep Shea had the history channel on the t.v. They were doing a special on the mystery of the shroud. As I was trying to fall asleep I could hear in the background details of what they thought the man that once lay under this shroud must have faced. The information was so technical and scientific, but they spoke about the brutality of this death. I didn't and still do not have an opinion on whether or not this was Jesus' shroud from His death none of that was what lay on my mind. Imagining His death and meditating on it stirred my heart. This Easter, pondering the magnificence of his death is much more significant to me. Now as a mother, the thought of such suffering pains me. I cant imagine what the Father faced as He allowed His Son to suffer the worst death possible. What is so astounding is that He did all that He did just to be with me. I actually tried to think of anything that would motivate my heart in such a way that I could allow my sweet son to face that kind of death. I shutter at the thought, knowing that His capacity to love is even greater, I know that it was the ultimate sacrifice. How He loves me, knows the details of my life and the true simplicity of all that I am, how is it He is ravished by me.
I want to love Him more and more and more.......

In order for Angela to see her grandson on Easter we had to make a trip to her church. After the service there was a little picnic . He slept in her arms the entire time. She loves her William.

William is 6 weeks old today. He went to the doctor last week and he is doing great. He is 9lbs 8 oz now. He is much more alert and awake more often during the day. We see a little smile here and there, I am really looking forward to more of those. When either Shea or I see him smile we call for other one "he's smiling."
Parenthood is so much fun....and so much work! Boy, are we tired! He is defiantly worth it all.

Here is my beautiful boy, this picture was taken at Aunt Theresa's house in front of that magnificent view of hers.

I saw him sleeping with his arms stretched over his head and I had to capture it. He looks like he is sleeping so good. I am so jealous that does look like some good sleep. What a little angel he is.