Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hi, I'm Reid and I'm 12 weeks old today!

Our little guy is 12 weeks old today.  I can hardly believe it!  Here's what he's been up to:
*Reid is drinking about 35 ounces of food a day.
* Reid is sleeping through the night for the last few nights...usually to bed by 10pm, pacifier cry at 4 or 5 am and back to sleep until about 8am (please keep this up!).
*Mommy estimates his weight around 15 lbs and over 25 inches.
*Big boy is in 6 month clothes.
*Reid loves his new play mat!
*Reid is grabbing for everything...hair, noses, blankets, toys, dogs.
*Reid's physical therapy is going well at 2x per week.
*Reid's neck strength is a little behind but he's super strong everywhere else...it won't be long until his neck catches up.
*We found out that Reid loves music.  A friend of ours let us borrow a lullaby CD and we play it before each nap and bedtime.  He sleeps better now!
*Reid hates tummy time!
*Reid loves talking and can carry on an ohhhh and aaagggooooo conversations.
*Car rides are sometimes welcomed, sometimes not.  It has to be well timed!
*The last month has shown us just how bad his acid reflux was...he is now such a happy baby!
*Reid's parents and family are absolutely in love with him!

Happy 12 week birthday Mommy's little man!  I just adore you!

Here are some pics from the last few weeks!
Kisses from my fox!
Kisses back at ya!


Does this even need a caption??  How adorable is this grin?!


Reid already has a girlfriend.  Her name is Ella Courter and she's an older woman...by 1 day.  He dressed up for her visit as you can tell!

Papa Fred, Olivia and Reid

Father's Day 2011 - Mike's first Father's Day!

Cousins!

First time in the bumbo!

Mom's current favorite outfit!

12 weeks today!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Father's Day Gift...

Happy Father's Day, Michael.  Today you received an awesome flash for our camera so you can take even better photos of our boy.

More importantly you got a true giggle session from your son!  Not just a glimmer of a giggle like what we have been getting for a few days, but a true gleeful chuckle!  What a gift.  We have the happiest baby who was just waiting to shine once we got that painful acid reflux under control.  He is the most wonderful gift we could ever hoped to receive.  My thanks is given to God each night for an amazing husband and God's trust for us to raise such a blessing of a child together.

Happy First Father's Day!  I love you more than ever.  And yes, I did get it on video.  :)

video

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rocking...

I just rocked my 10 week old baby boy to sleep...

I wish I had a picture to share but here's what it looked like: the room was dark except for the night-light of his closet peeking under the closed door, his lullaby was playing on the ipod speakers very quietly, his nap nanny was set up to help fend off the acid reflux, he was swaddled like a little beautiful burrito and his eyes stared into mine until he drifted off to sleep as we rocked to the sway of the lullaby.  Every once in a while I got a little glimmer of a smile before he was fast asleep.  No cries, just a relaxed baby ready to go night-night but not without the comfort of his mommy before bed.

It was heaven.  I think I'll do this every night until he won't let me anymore...