Thursday, July 28, 2011

3 Months!

Yesterday our little man hit his 3 month mark.  He is growing up so fast and we are loving every second of him! 

Last week he weighed 13 pounds 3 ounces so I am sure he is a few ounces more than that by now.  He seems to get taller every day though. I am guessing he is over 25 inches now but we haven't measured him.  He is in size 2 diapers and wearing mostly 3-6 month clothing although because of his height we do have him in 6-9 month pajamas.   His smiles are still adorable and coming more often but he still makes you work for them.  They are worth it though.  On my days off I spend most of his awake time making funny noises and faces to get him to smile and giggle at me.  He loves to have his feet kissed, especially when mom tells him how yummy they are!  I have a hard time getting his smiles on camera because as soon as I pull out my phone or the camera, he suddenly becomes very shy and wants to just stare at them instead! 

My mom told me a couple of months ago that at 3 months a baby's habits change and they get easier.  Sawyer has never really been difficult but he has been waking up 2 or 3 times a night to eat.  Well last night he only woke up once.  Maybe my mom was right? I guess we'll see tonight!  I know he's still a growing boy so I am not worried that he wants to eat in the middle of the night but I am wondering if 2-3 times is 1-2 times too many.  He won't take a binkie though and won't go back to sleep unless he eats so who am I to deny him food? :)  I hate to admit that even though I am tired, I love the good cuddles I get at night and most nights I don't mind his little cries calling me into his room!  Speaking of his room... he has been sleeping in his own bed for quite a while now and sleeps there most of the night.  If he does get up within the hour or so before I have to get up for work, I like to bring him to bed with me to cuddle a little bit more before I turn him over to his sitter.  I love having him in bed with me, I don't sleep much when he's there, but his face is so sweet and he sleeps so much better when he's cuddled up to mommy!  I don't want to get him in the habit of it, that's why I only allow him to do it for an hour or so in the morning.

Sawyer still hates tummy time but is getting so strong.  He can sit up pretty well in his Bumbo Chair and loves to sit on pretty much anyone's lap, as long as he can look around and see what it going on.  He's great at holding his head up.  He has discovered that his hands taste really good and is now trying to master thumb sucking.  He can get it in there but keeping it in is a little more difficult.  With the hand sucking has come and increase in saliva productions.  Yep, my baby boy is a slobber monster!  If you put a rattle or toy in his hand he will hold it but isn't really sure what to do with it just yet! 

His favorite place in the house is his changing table.  If he is without clothing or a diaper it's even better! This is the place we get the most smiles.  He'll even tell us stories.  He still adores his daddy and saves his best smiles just for Skeet!

One last story I have to add for this 3 month update.  Yesterday I was holding the cutest little guy ever, he was sitting on my stomach, leaning back against my knees.  We were just playing and talking when he pooped!  I praised him for a good one and went back to trying to get some smiles.  After a few minutes I decided it was time to change him so I stood up and that is when I looked down and saw poop all over the front of my shirt.  I exclaimed to Skeet how I had officially been pooped on and he pointed out that I also had poop all over my back.  Then we found it on the blanket and pillow that were on the chair I was sitting on.  We have decided it was the poop of all poops!  The little guy must be cute cause I didn't even get upset or grossed out!  My cute little pooper...

Visiting mommy at work!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Ponderings... (I ponder a lot don't I?)

Well today my little man is 12 weeks old!  I seriously cannot believe it!  It has gone by so fast.  I still have moments when I am holding him or just looking at him where I wonder if it is all a dream.  I just can't believe that he is here and he is ours!  He seriously is so amazing.  Sure, he may not be sleeping through the night but I will take that any day over going back to not having him at all!  He really could be a lot worse too.  He gets up 1-3 times a night (depending on the night) and usually eats and goes right back to sleep.  Occasionally he will decide that he wants to play or that he doesn't want to sleep unless mom is holding him and that's okay. I am just so glad that he is here and he is healthy.  Most nights (unless I am extremely sleep deprived) I enjoy our little moments at night because he is extra cuddly when mom picks him up out of his crib.  Even if I do get a little frustrated that he won't go back to sleep, or won't let me put him down, I just have to look at his sweet little face and the frustration just melts away.  I am loving every minute of being his mom.  I can't believe how lucky I am to have such amazing children and such a loving and supportive husband.  Actually can I brag about my husband for a second?  Well I am gonna anyway...

Skeet has been nothing short of amazing the past 3 months.  He adores his little man, even more than I ever thought he would.  He has turned into the biggest softy when it comes to Sawyer.  I love to hear him talk to him and watch Sawyer just stare up at him, smile and talk back to his dad.  You can tell that Sawyer adores Skeet too!  Every other night they have a bath together (so much easier than trying to do the baby bathtub thing, which Sawyer has grown out of really fast).  Skeet doesn't normally do baths unless his back is acting up or he is sick but he so looks forward to his baths now.  He is such a huge help to me too.  When we have days off together (which doesn't happen much anymore since I am back to work and he works weekends) he will give Sawyer a bottle at his 4 or 5 a.m. feeding and take him for a few hours so I can sleep in.  He also will watch Sawyer on his days off and looks forward to this too!  Not only does it save us some money but it makes me feel so much better knowing that Sawyer is spending quality time with his daddy. It also gave Skeet an idea of what my days at home alone with the boy were like and I think he has a new respect for me as a mommy.  Also, when it comes time to get ready for work he really pitches in and helps out a ton! I don't think I would ever get to work on time if it weren't for him.  He will help me make a lunch the night before, he'll even help me wash bottles and pump stuff so that I am set for the next day.  In the mornings he will load everything in my car for me and watch the little guy while I get ready (if he's awake yet).  He'll get everything in the diaper bag, put together a breakfast for me and make sure the bottles are ready to go.  He is seriously such a huge help and I am so very grateful that I was able to marry such a great guy!  I couldn't ask for a better husband or father.  He even cooks dinner on those nights when I come home from work exhausted.  If it weren't for him there are some days when I don't think I would eat at all and I probably would have had a nervous breakdown by now!  He doesn't even complain when I kick him out of bed in the middle of the night so that I can put Sawyer in bed with me just so I can get some sleep! 

I can't say enough nice things about my Hubby, but I'll stop for now and move on.  Some of you may be wondering whether or not we are going to try for another baby.  Uh yea!  I refuse to go on any type of birth control because I believe it is evil and had a lot to do with my infertility problems in the first place.  No, we don't want to get pregnant right away (if we even can) but we are willing to take the chance.  Dr. S wants us to wait at least a year before getting pregnant (if we even can) again because of the high risk of preterm problems when you have babies too close together.  I am not sure if it will happen again for us.  I know that we are done with extensive fertility treatments (unless we come into some big time money, ha... ha...) so if we do get pregnant again it will be a huge miraculous blessing... just like Mr. Sawyer was.  We are just so grateful to have two beautiful children, even if one is watching over us from heaven.  We will consider ourselves blessed beyond what we deserve if it turns out that Avery and Sawyer are our only children.  So do I want another baby?  Yes! I would love another but I am not going to stress about it too much because I have an angel in heaven and a miracle in my arms. I would be selfish to expect any more than that!! 

As for Mr. Sawyer, I will do an update on him at his 3 month mark which is only a week away!  As of Monday though, he weighed in at 13 pounds 3 ounces.  He is getting so big!  The first three months of his life were amazing, although they flew by. I am excited to see what month 4 brings! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Phone pictures

I love to take pictures of Sawyer with my phone because I usually have it with me and not my camera.  I wanted to post some of the cute pics I have taken here, I have tried to keep them in order so you can see how much he has grown!  The first are the belly shots from the day before induction.