Thursday, June 16, 2011


Well I am so sorry it has taken me almost a month to do an update. We had a virus on our laptop and the awesome person who fixed it for me was nice enough to install IE9.  I didn't learn until later that IE9 and Blogger are not compatible at all. It took me a long time to realize that I did have a computer in the house that might work.  I hope I can finish this post though because the old desktop computer that I am posting from is very slow and I have little time or patience for this old thing! 
So I missed doing a one month post for Sawyer... and because the time has been flying by so fast I can't remember what I was going to post in the first place.  Now we are quickly approaching his two month birthday so I will just do a quick update of what has been going on with us. 
First of all I need to say, yet again, how much in love I am with this little boy.  I feel so incredibly lucky to be the mommy of such a sweet, precious and adorable little guy.  Every day when I wake up to his chubby cheeks and innocent eyes I am just amazed that he is really mine.. forever!  He is such a sweetie.  He loves to cuddle with mom and I am afraid I have spoiled him a little bit by cuddling him to sleep all day long.  Now when he is tired, he wants to cuddle mom to get to sleep and sometimes gets a little upset if she's not around to cuddle with.  He also likes to give mom kisses, which I totally love too!!  I don't understand it but he always has the sweetest breath and his skin always smells good.  I don't think I smell even half as good as him right out of the shower but he still smells good on day 3 right before he gets his next bath. 

He loves baths, but only if Daddy is there to help.  He adores his Daddy and their time together.  Unfortunately, Skeet is working alot because it is fire season so their time together lately is limited.  Daddy will be able to make up for it though, this winter during his slow season. 

Sawyer is growing like a weed... I am not joking or exaggerating either.  The last time he was weighed he was only 5 weeks and had gained exactly 3 pounds since birth.  I know he has gained at least 2 more since then and he is incredibly tall.  He has outgrown all of his 0-3 month jammies and is now in 3-6 month.  I am thinking that the time to switch to size 2 diapers is near as well, considering the number of blow outs we've had lately!  I love to see him grow but at the same time I wonder where my little baby has gone.  I cried as I was packing up his newborn clothes and most of his 0-3 month clothes as well.  The time is still just flying by!

My favorite time with my little man is when he is eating.  I have always been a strong advocate of breastfeeding, just because of how good it is for a baby.  How no formula out there can replicate the nutrients and nourishment that breast milk gives, but it wasn't until after I started feeding Sawyer that I realized what an amazing bond occurs between a mother and her child while they are nursing.  I think that Sawyer is the sweetest when he is eating and he is looking up at me with those big, sweet, innocent eyes.  Totally trusting that I am giving him everything he needs and that I will always be there to take care of him.  It is really hard to describe.  He also likes to grab onto my shirt with his top hand and tickle my side with his other.  Maybe he doesn't know that he's doing it but it is just so sweet!  Did I say that I love this little boy?  Cause I do! 

Unfortunately I will be returning to work in 3 weeks.  I am a wreck about it.  I want so badly to be there for every second of Sawyer's life but I know it's not possible.  I am going to try to continue to exclusively breastfeed and I hope it works out.  But how I am going to miss those moments during the day when it's just him and me.  Skeet has had the opportunity of feeding him a bottle a few times and he loves it too.  We are trying to get him used to a bottle and to someone other than mom feeding him and we haven't had any problems at all.  I like to believe that I am still his favorite though, I think it's a mom thing! 

On Sunday, June 12th Sawyer was given a name and a blessing.  We did it at home with just family present and it was a really special event.  Sawyer looked so dang handsome in his blessing suit and he was such a good baby all afternoon while being passed around.  Everyone loved holding him.  But who wouldn't? He is so adorable!! 

Well I am out of time for tonight and I want to post a few recent pictures so here they are!

Watching daddy read

Loves his daddy!!

His almost smile

Visiting Miss Avery on Memorial Day

The onsie says it all

napping with mom


I thought the hat was cute... he didn't

I know this picture is upside down but I had to document his "old man hair" So cute!

Blessing attire

What a stinkin' cute kid


The Buhler's said...

You are so lucky to have such a cute little man! I am so glad that you love nursing as much as I did...I felt the same way as you and had the hardest time stopping because of the bonding. Enjoy every minute of it!

Also, I am glad that you finally captured his old man hairdo because it too stinkin cute to forget! Also, love the tux pictures. He was such a handsome fellow on his blessing day! Love you all...

MINDY SAVAGE and Kids said...

What an angel boy!! It is SO hard to be a working mom, I feel your pain. I would rather be home snuggling my little man.

MJ said...

I love the pictures. He is adorable.

I use Mozilla Firefox, and haven't had any problems with blogger. Maybe you can try using that?

Rae said...

So cute Candi!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Nice pictures---keep 'em comin'.