Thursday, June 30, 2011

3 Months

Our little guy is three months and of course I can't believe he is already that old. He is getting so big!

We don't have another Dr. appointment until he is four months but doing the little scale trick I would say he is close to twelve pounds! I would also guess that he has probably grown another inch in length.

This kid just gets to be more fun every day. His smile completely warms and melts my heart. There is nothing like having his big blue eyes meet mine and then break out in a huge grin. It seriously is the best!

I sure love our little guy! Happy three month b-day baby g!

Monday, June 13, 2011

the happiest place on earth

. . . is the changing table at our house. Yep this kid loves his changing table or more specifically the picture above the changing table. He is mesmerized by it. Now I just need to figure out how to get that kind of happiness other places in the house particularly places where mom can get some things done.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

growing up

I love watching this little guys personality come out. He is such
a cutie!

Props to dad on the great

Friday, June 10, 2011

the mom do

I once had long hair.
Then I had a baby.
Now I have a "mom do."

... and I love it!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby Boot Camp

Recently baby g entered baby boot camp and subsequently brought d and I along for the ride.

Sending a baby through a boot camp sounding a little rough? Well don't worry it isn't as bad as it sounds although there may be a little delay of gratification involved there isn't much pain experienced.

I purchased a book titled "12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks." Sounds awesome right? I thought so too.

In the book the author lays out a four step program to wean your baby off night feedings and get them to sleep 12 hours!

After reading a good portion of the book I have started implementing some of the techniques and steps the author lays out.

Ironically I haven't actually started on step one because I had to work baby g up to being ready for step one.

Now here comes my dilemma. . .the first step of the program is to start to encourage your baby to eat every 4 hours once they reach 8 weeks. Well baby g was still eating every 2 hours at 6 weeks old. This is where the prep to even start the program begins. For the past two weeks I have been pushing baby g to eat every 3 hours in preparation to move to eating every 4 hours and we are just now really falling into the 3 hour schedule.

Now all that being said here is my problem, being the concerned parent that I am I asked the pediatrician whether or not it was ok to be pushing baby g to eat every four hours. She said that babies really should be eating every 2-3 hours. Then in the literature they gave me it says he should be eating every 3-4 hours. Go figure.

The idea behind the methodology is that you aren't decreasing the amount of food your baby gets you are simply condensing it. Makes sense to me. I am still leery of sending baby g through the rest of boot camp however as I worry it would be detrimental to his health.

What is your opinion? Boot camp or no boot camp?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Creighton University

That is where we are headed for the next 3 years of our lives. Omaha Nebraska home of Creighton University law school.

Things I am excited for:
- chance to experience living outside of Utah
- moving to a new place (I am working on the hubs for a possible 3 bedroom, maybe even a small house or townhome)
- opportunity to meet new people and make new friends

Things I am not so excited about:
- being far from away from family
- being a widow (I hear law school keeps you pretty busy)
- moving all of our stuff across a couple states

I know this is going to be a great learning and growing experience for us and even though I am scared and very nervous I know that we are in good hands and everything will work out for our good.


The title says it all.

I have the best husband a girl could ask for and frankly he spoils me rotten.

I am currently in heaven. If you need me that is where I will be, playing with my new toy!