Monday, February 26, 2018

7 months

George at 7 months:

- LOVES LOVES LOVES standing up. He obviously can't stand on his own yet but he loves it when you hold him up to stand and he can practice walking

- Gives very aggressive kisses... but only to me. He grabs my face and just gives me a big open mouth kiss on the cheek. He really won't give anyone else kisses and it makes me secretly really happy that he will only give them to me. 

- Is obsessed with oatmeal. He shares mine with me every morning and he gets so excited about it. It is seriously the best part of my day.

- Has gotten at little bit of stranger danger going on where he gets upset if someone he doesn't know holds him. It makes me a little sad because he has always been such a social baby that is happy with anyone so hopefully this phase passed quickly. 

- Likes to watch cars. Every time we go on walks he is mesmerized with seeing the cars drive by.

- Is getting to be a little high maintenance. He likes to be held and he lets you know when he would like you to pick him up. He has even started putting his hands up to let you know when he wants you to get him and I think it is the cutest thing.

- Thinks Spencer is the funniest person. The other night Spencer was jumping in a circle and George was laughing so hard he almost fell over so I tried jumping to see if he would laugh and he just gave me a totally serious face. Dad is already the fun parent. (all of the smiling pictures in this post are from when Spencer came in and finally got him to stop being so serious)


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Half a year.

Yesterday was George's half birthday and it is making me quite emotional. I can not believe that he is closer to being 1 than he is to when he was born! My little baby is not quite so little any more. 

The poor boy had kind of a rough half birthday. He had his 6 month appointment on Monday and he got some shots so he wasn't feeling great. If you know George then you know that he may be the least cuddly baby. He always wants to know what is going on so he never wants to just sit still and let me hold him. Since he was not feeling well he let me hold him all day.  This is so unlike him and made me so sad but I was happy to have some more cuddles.

As I was holding him and he was taking a little nap I was just thinking about the day he was born. Since I had a c section and he needed to be on oxygen I wasn't able to hold him until about 3 hours after he was born. And then after that he had to go to the nursery and I didn't get to be with him for a few more hours until I was able to stand up. So I spent most of that first day away from him. He was probably so overwhelmed and confused on that first day and wanted something familiar and I was the only thing he had ever known and he wasn't able to be with me. It breaks my heart thinking about him needing me and not being able to be with him. 

So today as I was holding him I was thinking about how grateful I was that I was able to take care of him today. I was the only one he wanted and I was happy to just hold him and make him feel as comfortable as possible. I am so happy to be his mom and be the one that gets to take care of him.

We are just so lucky to have our little George with us and I just really felt so grateful for him today. I am happy that I know he will get over this little bout of feeling crummy and that he is so healthy and happy. He is just such a blessing to our lives and we are so happy to have him. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6 months.

George at 6 months:

- Nothing too significant has happened this month but he is just getting bigger and stronger.

- He is working his little vocal cords all the time. He is particularly good at squealing.

- He LOVES attention. He always wants people to be looking at him and talking to him. If you are not paying attention to him he will let you know that he wants you to.

- He is a pro at sitting up. He hardly ever falls over and he is getting way more stable when he leans over to grab something

- He puts any and everything in his mouth. You have to be careful of what is by him because the second he grabs it then it will be in his mouth. 

- He is the happiest little boy when he wakes up. He greets me with a smile every morning and that really makes up for the fact that he is still waking up 2 times a night to eat.

- Loves to be in the tub.

- Is the sweetest little boy and we are so obsessed with him. I can not believe that he is closer to being 1 than he is to when he was born! I am such a stereotypical mom but I seriously can not believe my little buddy is growing up so quick!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Word for 2018.

Like almost everyone else on the internet, I decided to pick a word for the year. I have kind of done this in the past but I feel like I was never as serious about it as I feel like this year. I just feel so motivated and excited about my goals this year. 

I bought some Powersheets which have been helping me to really work through and set really meaningful goals and it also has you pick a work of the year. So the word I picked this year is Discipline. 


Now this sounds really harsh and it definitely is not the most exciting word of the year but I think it is perfect for me at this time of my life. This is the first time that I don't really have anything keeping me to a set schedule. Like George wakes me up in the morning and I have a routine with him but I don't have set school or work schedules that I have to keep any more. So that means I have been more lazy and just unproductive because I don't have anyway to really structure my days. 

This is where discipline comes in. Without any outside source of structure I need to be accountable to myself for getting things done and being productive. I have a whole big list of goals that I am really excited about but I know that without any self discipline from myself I am not going to get them done. 

I feel really excited and motivated about this.  I usually start the year with some random goals that I think would be nice but this year I have really focused goals that I know will really improve my life. So here goes nothing, I am ready to take on 2018 and make it the best ever. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

5 months

George at 5 months:

- Has 2 teeth! I can not even believe my tiny little boy has two teeth. I almost cry every time I think about his teeth because I am going to miss his toothless smile so much!

- Can sit up all on his own. One day he couldn't sit up and the next he could. He growing up so quick!

- His favorite toys are toothbrushes. He has two of them and he will play with them for like 20 minutes which is like 20 times longer than he will play with anything else.

- Loves food. We were really trying to not give him food until he was 6 months but he has been screaming at us anytime we ate so we decided to start giving him a little bit of food and he loves it. 

- Is starting to get a little attached to mom. He really pays attention to when I leave the room and doesn't like it. 

- Wishes he could move so he could get all his toys but I am pretty sure he won't crawl for a long while because he is back to hating tummy time more than ever. Once he learned how to sit up he totally hates laying on the floor.