Thursday, October 29, 2015

October...Where Did You Go?

This kid has my heart. I can't help but get all mushy when I look at him. He is so smiley and happy and is growing way too fast.  Last night we played together and I stared at him in wonder. My heart is full with our little family. 

And these two together.  I just can't. I love watching Jess be a dad.  He is so cute with Tae and they already have a bond that will last a lifetime. Last night Jess and I were talking about how we can't wait for the next stages, but then a friend of ours reminded us to savor the moments because once he passes a stage he won't ever go back.  Tear.

One of my favorite games to play with Tae is destruction--I set up towers and he knocks them down.  I built one that was too far from him to hit and next thing I know he picked up another toy and threw it at the tower to knock it down.  Genius? Nah, probably coincidence, but man did I laugh.  

He's such a snuggling little guy that is always on the go (jumping), I can't even imagine how we will keep up with him once he starts to be mobile. But alas, he is starting to figure out crawling, although he goes backwards. Maybe it's true what they say, you have to go back before you go forward.  He is so funny sticking him bum up in the air and wiggling. 

For the past couple weeks Tae has joined me in bed each morning. He loves to cuddle and I love the extra sleep. This morning it was a little different because I felt wetness and then smelled the pee.  His diaper was so full that it was soaking out of it.  I didn't want to wake him up to change his diaper so I just put a blanket over him.  Mom of the year right here.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sete Meses...Nossa!

7 Months 
October 19, 2015 

Height: ???? Will find out tomorrow at his appt. 
Weight: Ditto 

  • Savory food and orange juice.  He love eating, it is the cutest.  We bought a new high chair and I put him it in at the store to test it out and he started smiling and bouncing up and down because he thought he was going to get food. 
  • Squeezing people's noses. 
  • Surprises and action.  
  • Kissing everything (opened mouth)
  • Bathtime 
  • Drinking out of a cup 
  • Sleeping on mama 
  • Clapping with you (he holds onto your hands) 
  • Being outside 

  • Fruit.  We had a hard time finding fruit that he would eat.  Right now we are rotating papaya, watermelon, mango, and orange juice. 
  • Getting his nose wiped. 
  • Waiting for food. 
  • Going under water in the pool.  He gives a good old scream. 
  • When walks are over.

  • Can officially put his paci back in all the time.  He also likes to take it out and put it in my mouth. 
  • Trying to crawl, still not quite there but he pushes his little tushy up high in the air. 
  • Can roll over from front to back and vice versa with no problem.
  • Laughs all the time, he thinks he is so funny. He does this little "ha" that is so funny.
  • Drinks out of cups. He prefers them over sippy cups. 
  • Threw up 3 times on me in one night.  It was his revenge for me overfeeding him. 
  • We have solid poops ladies and gentleman! 
  • Knows the sign for "milk".
  • Got two bottom teeth (I think that was this month!)

  • He has been sleeping longer periods of time, although he still wakes up around 3 AM for a little snack.  I'm not sure if he needs it, but I need it because my boobs are engorged. 
  • Loves to sleep on his sides. 
  • Pulls himself back and forth with the crib rails. 
  • The past couple weekends he has taken 3 hour naps in the morning, it is glorious.  Some of it he is sleeping on me, but I don't mind the extra cuddles.  
  • Wakes up anywhere from 1-2 hours after putting him down and cries pretty hard, but I can get him back down by patting his back or holding him on my chest.  
  • Our guy has been waking up a tad earlier, no longer is he waking at 7 like a clock.  Anywhere between 6:00-6:45 is normal. 

  • Loves to eat!  
  • I nurse him at 7:00 before work, then he drinks juice around 10:00 AM.  Lunch (papinha) is at 12:00 PM and then a bottle at 1:00 PM.  He has some type of fruit around 4:00 PM, and then dinner (papinha again) at 6:00.  Then I nurse him again around 7:00 PM.  

Favorite Moments: 
  • Mornings on the patio.  He is in such a great mood in the mornings and loves sitting in the chair.  He is so proud of himself. 
  • One day we came home from work and he was just laughing and laughing.  It was such a belly laugh, I had never heard before. We played peek a boo and jumping out at him and he was shaking from laughing so hard.  Of course when we tried to video him he stopped. 
  • Jess' face when he changed Tae's poopy diaper.  It was the first solid one Jess had changed and oh my was it fun to watch. (Sidenote: Man have our lives changed!) 

Pics to Remember: 

Action Shots: 

Mommy's Thoughts 
Both Jess and I are just trying to take in all the small moments with him.  We now realize how fast the time goes and we don't want to miss a thing.  We are getting into a weekend routine and the next couple months we are traveling on most weekends.  I am so excited to show this kid the world.  I look at him with such wonder at who he will become.  I pray each day that he chases after the Lord and has a heart for Jesus.  

We love him so much, even during the hard times. Honestly, he is a pretty happy kid, always laughing and smiling. We have learned to be patient and to have balance in our lives.  I think we make a pretty good team and am so thankful to have Jess.  He is such a great daddy and Tae loves his so much already.  We always talk about how we can't wait for him to be older so we can do certain things with him (Jess take him to sci-fi, play sports, swim in the pool, etc), but at the same time we are trying to cherish every little thing he does.  He won't be this small forever and we want to live int he moment. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Play, Play, and Play Some More

Ready, set...  

An unusually cold morning calls for a bear suit 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Photo Sesh and 2 Teeth

He loves sitting in the chair on the balcony

I think he looks so much older with his little comb over. 

Napping, he totally sleeps like Jess. 

Trying to get a picture of his teeth
Success!  Look at his two little bottom teeth. 

He's got a pretty great cry face.