Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Babyhood: Week 15

Ok so I realize I'm not doing much better than my Mommy at keeping you all updated. (What can I say, I did inherit half of my genes from her.)  I really wanted to get you all caught up with Babyhood Weeks 15 and 16, but Mommy's making me go to bed soon, so I'm only going to have time for Week 15 tonight.  I will try to do Week 16 tomorrow for all you friends and family who are anxious hear about my recent achievements. :)

Week 15 (June 11th through June 17th)
* The hair on the top of my head started falling out!  I mean, honestly, I just wanted to be like Mommy, cuz she's losing lots of hairs like mommies do after their babies are born.  But Mommy seemed even less excited about my hair falling out than she is hers.  I thought she'd be happy for company, but apparently not. She went to Daddy and said, "When I pull on Krew's hair, wads come out!"  And Daddy told her, "Then STOP PULLING IT OUT!!"  Apparently Daddy doesn't want me to go bald, either.  Silly parents.  I'll be adorable no matter what!
* I decided to make Mommy happy and lift up my head during tummy time.  Well, actually, I really wanted to see Avatar playing on the TV and the only way I could do that was to pick up my head.  So I gave in.  (Avatar is such a great movie!)  Well of course Mommy got all excited and she even clapped her hands.  I did it again yesterday and Mommy took a video.  You can check it out below. :)
* Daddy makes this really cool sound with his mouth and I decided I wanted to copy him.  I'm getting pretty good at it.  It's one of my favorite things to do. :)  Mommy got that on video, too. (Of course.)

Tummy time!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Something Small to Share

I read this in an email devotional today and it struck a chord within me.  Thought I'd share...

In dealing with life-controlling problems—actually in dealing with life itself—we all need help from a power greater than ourselves. People look in many places for that help: wealth, fame, success, New Age philosophies, and even their own willpower. 

If you have been trying to deal with a life-controlling problem in your own strength, you are probably experiencing frustration, anger, fear, shame and rejection. It is important that you recognize that you can't do it on your own...

It just reminded me that I should be asking God to help me with anything I'm working toward in life.  That includes keeping my house clean and dropping the baby weight...two things I'm trying to do on my own and finding myself getting frustrated with.  I keep forgetting that God wants to be involved in our lives and help us even in the small things that it seems wouldn't matter to Him.

God bless!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Babyhood: Weeks 13 and 14

by Krewson

I bet you're so excited to hear about my last two weeks in Babyhood!  :)

Week 13 (May 28th through June 3rd)
* Mommy dragged me to MORE ultimate frisbee games.  She must really love Daddy or something, because whew it was hot!  I was super duper cranky at Mommy for a while until she gave me some gas drops.  Man that stuff is delicious.  I would eat it all the time if Mommy let me.
* On the second frisbee day Mommy decided to take me to the pool to cool off, so she got me all dressed up in my swim diaper, swimsuit, and swim shirt.  She gunked me all up with sunscreen, too.  On the way to the pool I decided I needed a nap, so I slept while she went in the pool with Ellie and Ellie's mommy and Ellie's Aunt Jessica and Uncle Jeff.  Well my Mommy should have thought things through a bit more.  She let me nap in my swim diaper.  Silly Mommy.  Of course I had to go potty while I was sleeping...I always go potty while I'm sleeping.  And guess what.  Swim diapers don't hold pee.  Otherwise the diaper would get all swollen and heavy in the pool and all us babies would just sink to the bottom!  So when Mommy took me out of my carseat after I woke up, I was completely soaked in pee.  Even all the way up my back.  She had to put a towel in the bottom of the carseat to take me home so I didn't have to sit in a pee puddle.  It was so icky.  Thankfully she learned her lesson and she doesn't leave me sitting around in my swim diaper anymore.
* Mommy started going BONKERS with tummy time.  Somehow she got some crazy idea that I'm not developing my neck and shoulder strength enough, so she started putting me on my tummy all the time.  Doesn't she know that I hate tummy time???  How many times do I have to slam my face into the ground and scream before she'll get the point??  Well, anyways, I started holding my head up a little just to appease her.  Especially when she props my chest up on a rolled blanket or does bunking bronco with me on her shins.  (That's actually kind of fun.  It usually makes me smile.  But just so Mommy doesn't think I like it too much, I make sure to spit up all over her every time she does it.)
* Mommy and I started playing Patty Cake together, and it's such a fun game!  I like opening my hands when she does it so that it's almost like I'm clapping.  She thinks it's really cute.  (Of course.)  Someday I'll clap on my own, but I'm gonna make her work a little harder before I do that.
* Oh yeah, and the big event of the week of course was that Mommy went back to work.  Holy cow she cried a lot.  I kept telling her it would be ok, but she was really sad anyways.  While she's at work, I go and hang out at Eileen's house.  Eileen is awesome.  She burps me four times during each feeding just so I don't get too gassy or spit up too much.  And she plays with me lots.  There's other babies there for me to play with, too, once I can actually play (man this growing up stuff takes a long time!).  I'm always happy and smiley when Mommy comes to pick me up so that she knows she doesn't need to be sad.  I think it's starting to work, cuz I haven't seen her cry in a while.  Thank goodness.

Sleeping next to my friend, Ellie. We do lots of stuff together.

Me and Ellie with our mommies.  Ellie really likes holding my hand, and usually I decide that's ok.

me and my baby blues

Mommy dresses me like a stud sometimes.  She even bought me flip flops.
She's a pretty cool mommy.

Week 14 (June 4th through June 10th)
* I turned 3 months old on June 5th! Yay!!  I'm getting super old these days.  It's pretty impressive.
* Daddy and Mommy and me went to Charlotte for Daddy's cousin Hannah's bridal shower.  It was fun.  Lots and lots of people held me.  Cousins, aunt, uncles, grandmas and grandpas, even a great grandma and grandpa I hadn't met yet.  And of course Mommy and Daddy.  So many people held me that daycare Eileen noticed that all I wanted on Monday at daycare was to be held.  She told Mommy not to hold me all the time and that I'm fine playing on the ground or in the playpen.  Mommy already knows this, but I keep hoping she'll forget.  But now she's never going to forget if Eileen keeps reminding her. Sheesh.  I need to have a talk with Eileen.
* I started holding my head up a little more when I'm on my belly.  Screaming apparently wasn't working, so now I'm going to try giving Mommy what she wants sometimes to see if she'll cut it out with all the tummy time.  It hasn't worked yet.
* My new favorite thing is my legs and feet.  I like laying on my back and pulling them up close to my face to hold and play with.  They are just so awesome.  And they're always there to play with! It's simply wonderful.
* I almost rolled onto my belly from my back.  Lots of times.  I get all the way over except this one arm keeps getting stuck under me.  Not that I really want to be on my belly.  I'd rather stay on my side.  But I'll probably roll all the way over sometime soon just cuz it's the cool thing to do.

Holding my head up to check out this stud in the mirror.

With cousin Hannah at her shower.


Legs and feet are the best toys ever.

I'm a man of many expressions.

Check out this move!! Yup, the ladies are gonna come a runnin'!

In the tub, now and at 3 weeks.  I was so itty bitty back then!

Well, guess that's all for now!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Some Tidbits

Just a few tidbits I wanted to share.


First off, there's this cool quiz that my friend Kristin filled me in on.  It's through the magazine Real Simple, and it tells you if you're right-brained or left-brained.  I was exactly a 50/50 split, which I thought was pretty cool.  Check it out:

Which side do you think with?


Second, I found this recipe that I am SOOO excited to try.  Does anyone else like eating cookie dough?  Cuz I love it.  Well, this recipe is for a mix that supposedly tastes like cookie dough but is actually healthy for you. You mix together cottage cheese, almond butter, and banana.  Sounds crazy, doesn't it?  Actually, it sounds kinda gross to me, haha.  But I have to try to it, because if I found something healthy to fulfill my cookie dough cravings, that would be splendid.   I'll have to let you know what I think. :)


And third, but most importantly, via the networking in Facebook I discovered that a married couple from my high school are in dire need of prayers.  I went to a small, tight-knit high school, where everyone knew everyone.  Even though I wasn't incredibly close with either of these people, my heart goes out to them.  They just discovered that the husband in the relationship, Nate, has an extremely rare tumor in his abdomen that is threatening his life.  The chances of it occurring are apparently 1 in 3 million.  Although I never really knew Nate, I did know his wife, Holly, and the thought of what she's going through right now makes me want to cry.  You can read about what's happening on the website they have set up:  Check it out, and send up prayers...a lot of prayers.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

3 Months Old

Krew turned 3 months old yesterday!  Once again we were out of town on his "month birthday", but here is his 3-month pic, one day late. :)

Haha I caught him with a funny expression on his face.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back at Work

It's my first day back at work.  Please keep me and Krewson in your's going to be rough on me until I adjust, and I want to feel secure that Krew is in a good place where he's receiving loving care.  Whew this mommy stuff takes a toll on your emotions!

I love my little boy so much!