Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Random pictures

Most of these pictures haven't been posted because they were taken by my dad's camera and I haven't had time to get them off.  They go back quite a ways.

This one cracks me up because I roll him over and he landed with his head perfectly in the center of the star. 

Avery's Birthday

I haven't had these pictures to post so here they are a little late!

Sawyer's 6 month pictures

Once again Abbey, at AK Studio & Design, has worked her magic and given us some amazing pictures of our little miracle!  I wish I could have her take his pictures every month.  She does such an amazing job and I just love how these turned out!  I cannot get over how cute this little guy is and how much he has changed in the month since these pictures were taken!  I hope you like them as much as I do!  Thanks Abbey!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

7 Months!

I can't believe I haven't posted for almost a month! I have been so busy having fun with my little man and my big man that I just haven't had time!  That and work, school, Thanksgiving, etc.  It has kept me pretty busy but I couldn't miss the opportunity to show off our little miracle baby some more.  He brightens our lives so much and we just adore him more and more every day.  His personality is really starting to show and we are constantly marveling at his incredible cuteness and his intelligence.  He even has a great sense of humor!  First I'll start with pictures because they are my favorite!

This cute little boy has survived his first croup and besides the side effects from the steroids, he was a trooper!  It was so hard to see my little man sick and his cough had me freaking out in the middle of the night but after a week at home with mom and dad, his cough cleared up and he was back to his cute and smiley self!  I don't know his exact weight or height but the last time he was weighed a little over a week ago he was 17 pounds 6 ounces.  We are guessing that he is pretty close to 30 inches now because he is quickly outgrowing his car seat (which has a max height of 30 inches).  This makes me sad because we were given the best car seat out there from a friend and he has outgrown it in just 7 months and now we have to buy a new one!!  My dilemma is that for most of the convertible car seats I have researched, the height limit for rear facing is also 30 inches so I am not sure what we are supposed to do.  If anyone out there has had a tall baby and has a solution please, I'd love some advice!

He is in mostly 9 month clothes with a couple of 12 month PJs.  We tried putting shoes on him but his little feet are too fat!  He is still in size 3 diapers.

As you can see from the pictures above, this little man loves to smile.  He has started smiling every time I pull out the camera which I love!!  He has the most adorable, toothless grin I have ever seen but we are thinking that it won't be toothless for much longer.  It looks like we could get a tooth any time now. 

 You can also see from the pictures that he adores his puppy, Callie.  If Callie is in the room, no one else exists.  He laughs at everything she does and I love to see him craning his cute little neck to follow her every move. 

He has the most adorable belly laugh!  He is incredibly ticklish and when you get him going and his belly laugh comes out it almost makes me cry because I love that sound so much! 
Sawyer is sitting up all by himself.  He rarely falls over unless he wants to get on his belly.  I am guessing this means the next step is crawling which I am not ready for AT ALL!  He loves to sit on mom's bed and watch cartoons while chewing on something (he'll chew on anything but I try to make sure it's a baby-friendly toy). 

He loves to see his reflection in the mirror and will grin immediately when you put him in front of one.  He likes to be close enough to hit his reflection too. 

Daddy has introduced Sawyer to running water and although it gets very messy at times, it is so cute.  He will reach and reach toward the running water until you let him put his hands under it. He also loves bath time and splashing.  To him, splashing is very serious business that he has to concentrate very hard on.  I love to watch his face in the tub while he's splashing.. too cute! 

Sawyer has learned to cluck his tongue. He also does the cutest thing with his tongue that I really can't describe but will try to get it on video.  He looks like a little lizard when he does it and it always makes us laugh. 

This boy can eat!!  He will eat just about anything I try to feed him, except his green veggies.  We have tried a ton of new foods with him and his new favorites are butternut squash and corn as well as bananas.  Although, I think he might be allergic to bananas because he all of a sudden developed a rash on his bum. So we will try again later and see if the rash comes back.  I would hate it if he were allergic because he has never reacted to a food the way he did to his bananas.  He has started drinking water out of a sippy cup but most of it still ends up all over his shirt or all over the floor/high chair/mom.  I think he's getting the hang of it though and we are so proud!

He has been doing really well at bedtime.  We had a rough patch there because of the croup but just last night I put him in his crib wide awake and he played with his crib mirror for about 15 minutes then rolled over and went to sleep.  Not one peep... seriously.. how did I get so lucky?  He woke up once to eat too so I was able to get some good sleep!  \

Lastly, he has found his feet and they are now his favorite thing to chew on, which means soggy socks.  Which is a little ironic because his new nickname seems to be Sogger.  Not by my choice at all but my 2 year old niece can't say Sawyer, so she says Sogger.  Now, everyone else calls him Sogger, even his own father.  I can't get them to stop.  I hope it doesn't stick! I can only imagine the teasing he would get at school because of that nickname. 

Well that's it for today. I will do a Thanksgiving post and if you haven't see enough pictures you might want to check back because I will be posting some old pictures that my dad took over the last 7 months!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween 2011

I have always loved Halloween but I know I am going to love it so much more now that I have a little one to dress up and show off! This year was pretty laid back. We didn't attend any parties like we usually do because Skeet was gone and Sawyer had just had his 6 months shots which included a flu shot and ended up with a fever the next day. I could tell he wasn't feeling well because he wouldn't let me put him down all day and he just wanted to cuddle. I felt really bad for him but at the same time I enjoyed a full day of doing nothing but cuddling the cutest little guy ever! On Halloween I left work a little early to dress him up so that I could bring him to my office and show off our cute little monkey. It was a very warm day and his costume was pretty warm too so I kept taking it off and putting it back on. By the time we got the camera out to take pictures he had had it with the costume so I was surprised to get a smile for the pictures.

Yes that is a banana on his head.  A lot of people couldn't tell that he was a monkey... I guess I can see it now that I see the pictures.  Whatever he was, he was dang cute!! 

Here are some other fun pictures that we've taken lately.

This time of year is hard for me.  I miss Avery so much more in the Fall. I think it's because of all the family togetherness that happens this time of year.  Also, something about the Fall air just takes me back to the week she was born.  At four years old she would have loved Halloween this year.  I know that she would have loved her baby brother and would be wanting to help mom with him all the time.  I just think of how much Sawyer would have loved her.  I watch him stare at Callie and laugh at her and I think that he probably would have liked his sister a lot more because she wouldn't ignore him like Callie does.  I wish my little girl was still with us... so much.. but I wonder if I would appreciate my children as much if she were. I like to think that I would but I will never know. 

I am also driving myself crazy.  Maybe I shouldn't say this out loud but I think my heart is still afraid that Sawyer is going to be taken away from me.  I will be watching him sleep and just become sick with fear that something is going to happen.  When I was pregnant I used to pray every night that God wouldn't take this baby away from me.  I still pray that, every night, every morning, all day long.  I don't know if this fear is what is keeping me from accepting that I am a mom and I have this amazing little boy?  I love him so much that I can't even describe it but I still can't believe he is mine.  Seriously, can someone tell me if that feeling ever goes away?  Will I ever get used to the idea?  I honestly feel like I am going crazy!  Ugh!  I just want to stop worrying but I have a feeling that I will worry about this little boy forever!