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Sunday, February 22, 2009

1 Year Ago

Yesterday marked one year since Mr E & I found out we were going to be parents!! I compiled a "scrapblog" from last February through today.

Enjoy!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Baby On Strike.

Do babies go on strike?
I'm sure they do, right?

Well, since the magical weekend of belly to back rolling (IN JANUARY!!!) Connor has only rolled over ONE other time from his belly to his back - and that was just a few days ago. I swear, I would put him on his belly, he'd play and kick his feet, enjoy himself but REFUSE to roll over. He was striking. I am serious - I bet if I did a thorough search of his room I'd find picket signs saying something witty like:
"Babies Don't Roll For The Amusement of Others"

"If you think its so cute, why don't YOU roll?"

"Only SCABS roll over on demand"



This morning I put him on his belly, as I do many, many times throughout the day HOPING he will roll -but it becomes quite evident that he is still on strike. He'll squirm all over the blankets, but will he roll??? NOPE!

After a few minutes he becomes fussy, so we flip him over to his back - and I couldn't believe my eyes...he rolled over! From his back to his belly! (the opposite of what he had done previously!).
I swore it was a fluke, so I put him onto his back again -- and over to his stomach he went!

So....I have come to the conclusion that he rolled over from his belly to his back enough times so that Mommy had enough witnesses (Aunt Kelley, Daddy & Mary) to support her stories -- but quit shortly thereafter so that he had the upper hand.

Before I was a Mom.

I don't know who wrote this, or where it was found - but I felt strongly about what it said and meant that I wanted to share...

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
Or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
My plants were poisonous...
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
And my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
So doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
Watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
When I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
Could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
Having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
To feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
Between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
Could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
Every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
The joy,
The love,
The heartache,
The wonderment
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
Before I was a Mom .

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!




Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Love, Connor








Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Woo Woo My Jumperoo!!!




Connor and his Jumperoo!!

He's really starting to understand the 'jumping' part of it! Its funny to watch him.
*(the quality isn't the greatest, I recorded it from my cell phone)*


video

Sunday, February 8, 2009

MAKEOVER!!

As you can see I've made some changes.

PLEASE, PLEASE tell me what you think so I can adjust accordingly.

Keep it as is?

Is it harder to read?

Any colors too light?

Thanks!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Connor's Baptism

Connor was Baptised last Sunday February 1.
It was a wonderful ceremony with an outpouring of love from all of our friends and family who were in attendance.

Here are a few photos from the event.
(there are more to come...)







Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Um...Mom, Dad, This Isn't Formula...

If I could script Connor's inner dialogue I think it may go something like this...

"What is this weird stuff you keep pushing in to my mouth???
It's much thicker than formula.
It smells different, it looks different, it tastes different... I KNOW it isn't formula.
What is this weird stuff you keep pushing in to my mouth???

And...while we're on the subject, what is this weird shiny thing that you're holding to push in the mushy stuff??"


It's APPLESAUCE!!!






















Feeding Connor applesauce was definitely a fun thing to do, however, he really doesn't quite understand "eating" just yet. Oh, but the faces he makes as he tries to eat are priceless!!!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

4 Months Old!!

My little boy is 4 months old today!!!




And, he's pretty cool.... (as you can tell by his pose!!)

He's a happy, healthy 16.2 lb boy.
He is 24 inches long!
The doctor said he looks great, and he was so pleased with how well he's growing. In fact, the doctor said we could try some solids - to see how he'd take it. Well, we tried Applesauce! (there will be a separate blog about that!)

For now, enjoy some more pictures of my super cute, super cool 4 month old!