Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My second NHL hockey game

Last night me, Mommy, and Daddy went to my 2nd Hurricanes hockey game. We played the New York Rangers, but unfortunately lost. It was a very exciting game though...it went into overtime and then into a shoot out, but those Rangers beat us 3-2. I had such a good time during this game. I was awake the whole first period and smiled a lot at Mommy and Daddy (that was my way of saying thanks for bringing me to the game) and did a bunch of staring at the lights all around me. Lot of strangers (people that I don't know) told Mommy and Daddy how cute I was and could not believe I was 3 1/2 months old! As the 2nd period started I gave up and went to sleep and slept the rest of the game. I was in the baby Bjorn on Mommy's belly so it was nice and warm and snug.

I am checking out all the people around me. I LOVE to "people watch" as Mommy calls it. I stayed like this for most of the 1st period. I am in the Bjorn and holding my head up all by myself! Woooo!!!
Mommy is making funny sounds to make me laugh. I guess she forgot that I can not hear anything she says with these headphones on. That is actually why I am laughing...at Mommy! She is sooooo funny!!!
Here I am cooing at Mommy...she is still making those funny faces! Daddy thinks I am saying "Wooooo" because the Canes are going to score a goal. That is what the fans yell when they score!


What's up Daddy! I have been looking for you the whole game and I finally found you!

video

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You Are My I Love You

I am your parent, you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild

I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle

I am your audience, you are my clown
I am your London Bridge, you are my falling down

I am your carrot sticks, you are my licorice
I am your dandelion, you are my first wish

I am your water wings, you are my deep
I am your open arms, you are my running leap

I am your way home, you are my new path
I am your dry towel, you are my wet bath

I am your dinner, you are my chocolate cake
I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake

I am your finish line, you are my race
I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace

I am your favorite book, you are my new lines
I am your nightlight, you are my sunshine

I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my I love you

-From You Are My I Love You
by MaryAnn K. Cusimano and Satomi Ichikawa

A friend sent this to me & I wanted to share it with all of you

Thursday, February 17, 2011

It fits now!

The day that Mommy and Daddy found out that I was a boy (July 14th-their 9 year wedding anniversary) they went out shopping at the mall for me. They were so excited to be having a boy that they bought me a bunch of clothes (they said everything was on sale). So far I have not been able to wear any of them because they are to big. Last night I finally got to wear Daddy's favorite sleeper that he bought me that day. It fits perfect now even though it's size was newborn! In this picture I am ready to go to bed, but Daddy wanted to take my picture. You can probably tell that I had been crying.

Riding in my stroller

Since the weather was so nice today & 70 degrees (even though it's still winter) Mommy and I went for a walk in the neighborhood in my stroller. This was our first time to do this since it has been so cold lately. I was unsure of what to think with the brightness and the dogs barking so I just sat in my car seat and looked around. I didn't even make a sound, but did spit up a couple of times. We hope to go for another walk again tomorrow since it's supposed to be beautiful!!!

Bath Time

Tonight during my bath I decided to pee while in the water. Daddy had just put me down when I created a water fall! It was so cool! Mommy and Daddy laughed and laughed! Out of all the baths I have had this was the first time I had peed. I bet I will do it again and again!

3 Month Birthday

I turned 3 months old back on February 6th, but Mommy is just now getting around to posting my list of milestones.


At 3 months old I can:

*hold my head up for 10-15 seconds at a time when I being held (sometimes longer and sometimes shorter)
*lift my head up when I'm on my belly & someones' shoulder
*smile when people (especially Mommy & Daddy) talk to me and make funny noises & sounds
*laughed 3 big laughs twice now
*starting to coo...I try really hard
*follow people and objects with my eyes
*take one of my hands (usually my right hand) and put it in my mouth
*slobber quite a bit
*drink about 4 ounces from a bottle
*sit up with help from my Bumbo chair
*play on my ocean play mat independently
*sit in my bouncy seat and entertain myself usually by sucking on my fingers
*sit in my swing for only 5-10 minutes (not a big fan of my swing yet)
*lay on my belly and back in my Boppy pillow
*love to snuggle and sleep in Mommy & Daddy's arms
*love to sleep on my belly while laying on Mommy & Daddy's chest
*sleep around 5 hours during the night in my bassinet in Mommy & Daddy's room
*suck on my paci, but it falls out of my mouth a lot
*starting to grab things (Mommy & Daddy's fingers and Mommy's hair are my favorites)
*LOVE listening to music...especially when I'm in my car seat
*likes riding in the car (most of the time)
*very active with my arms and legs when laying on my back or sitting in my bouncy seat
*always moving my hands and fingers
*can wiggle my way to the bottom of my bassinet
*love to look/watch lights and ceiling fans
*likes bath time
*still do not have much hair, but I do have a bald spot on the back of my head from me moving my head back & forth
*my eyes are starting to change color from blue to grey/green
*my finger nails grow like crazy so I'm constantly scratching my face even though Mommy & Daddy file them regularly
*like to stretch all the time with my hands above my head and tuck my knees to my chest
*push off with my feet...especially when I'm sitting up on Mommy's lap and being burped
*keep my toes clinched pretty much all the time
*am growing out of some of my newborn clothes, but can still wear most of them
*still wearing newborn size diapers
*cough 3 times when I'm really mad & then I cry/scream


At 3 months old I officially weigh 9 pounds, 5.5 ounces and 21 inches long. My doctor said I am 5th percentile in my growth. I am a little guy now, but the doctor thinks I will catch up by (or even before) I turn one year old.





Mommy will take my picture each month with my monkey beside me. That's the monkey that Uncle Kory and Aunt Kori gave me when I was born. He stayed with me while I was in the NICU. He still has his hospital bracelet on his wrist if you look closely.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Busted


Me and Daddy got caught last night by Mommy snoozing in the bed. Apparently Daddy was checking emails on his phone, but we both fell asleep. Man that is some good sleep when I get to snuggle next to my Daddy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Visitors

Last Saturday night Cole came over to my house to stay while Uncle Mike and Devyn went to a Father/Daughter dance at Devyn's school. They both got all dressed up and looked so nice! Devyn said she had a blast, but she got blisters on her feet from dancing so much! I only got to snuggle with Cole for a short time because I had to eat while he was here and that usually takes me an hour...I am a slow eater because I like to look around and check everything out.


The very next night Brian and Melissa stopped by my house after their early Valentine's dinner out. I had not seen them in quite a while so I enjoyed my snuggle time with them both. They kept saying how small I was, but that it looked like I was growing! Brian taught Mommy a new way to burp me (he said it worked great for Logan), but Mommy has tried it and it didn't work. I hope to have a play date with their two girls Logan and Austyn soon!

Smiles


Sending all of you some smiles today! Hope you have a great Tuesday!


Saggy pants

I am starting to out grow a few of my newborn clothes so Mommy started putting on some of my 3 month old clothes. The weight on the tags say I should be able to wear them, but clearly from the pictures you can see they are still to big for me! Guess I will be in newborn clothes a little while longer.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is a special holiday called Valentine's Day. Mommy has been talking to me all day about how to treat the ladies on this day when I get bigger. Daddy lead by example and treated Mommy to a yummy dinner along with a sweet card and a little gift. While Mommy and Daddy ate dinner, I sat in my bouncy seat and smiled at them. Earlier in the day I went with Mommy to her school and met all her students during their Valentine's party. I stayed in the Bjorn and slept the whole time. I hope to get to go back when I can stay awake longer. All in all we had a great day!!! This is a picture of me smiling at Mommy and Daddy during their dinner!


Thanks Grandma for the 'First Valentine' onesie and bear! I love them both!


Thanks Mawmaw for my 'First Valentine' shirt! I love it too and Mommy let me wear both of them today!

My Mommy was my Valentine this year! I love her although I did have to share her with Daddy!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My first laugh

There is no picture with this post, but yesterday (Friday morning) me and Mommy came down stairs to say good morning to Mawmaw and goodbye to Daddy (he was going to work). Mommy was holding me and all of a sudden I started to smile and laugh at loud three big laughs! Mommy, Daddy and Mawmaw all started laughing too and then I passed gas.

My first trip to a Restaurant

Me, Mommy, Daddy, and Mawmaw went out to eat with Uncle Skip, Aunt Trisha, and Jarrett last night. It was my first time to go out to eat at a restaurant (well at least here in Raleigh...I went to TJ's in Winston a few weeks ago). Aunt Trisha gave me a bottle of my favorite food...MILK and once I finished up we headed out. I stayed awake for a little while when we got to our table and looked around at all the people, but then gave up and went to sleep. When I woke up we were back home. It was a fun night and I hope to hit some more of these restaurants soon!
This was our sweet waitress Laura. I think she liked me! She called me a cutie!!!

Visiting with Mawmaw

Mawmaw (Mommy's mom) came for a visit this past week. She came down to go with me and Mommy to get my 3 month old pictures taken at Lundies. Daddy really wanted to go, but he had to work. We had to do the pictures in two sessions because I got tired and fussy at the first one, but the second session went great and I even smiled for some of the pictures! Mommy and Daddy have not seen the pictures yet, but hopefully soon! Mommy took some pictures of me and Mawmaw hanging out together!
You are looking at me so I will look at you! What's up Mawmaw!!! I like being up high with you and boy can I see so much more up here!
I'm not use to this sunshine since we have had so much snow this winter. It's kind of bright, but I like it!
Mawmaw is teaching me a new game. She called it 'Ride a little horsey'. I was not sure if I liked it or not since I like being close to whoever is holding me.
I am all layed back looking at my Mommy. She is holding that camera again which she holds ALL the time!
We ended our visit together with good snuggle time and a nap. Thanks Mawmaw for coming to spend time with me and of course Mommy. Love you!!

Spending time with family

Cole, Devyn, and Uncle Mike came to visit me last weekend. We had a good visit hanging out together. I stayed awake most of the time they were here! They were surprised at how much I had grown since they last saw me!



































Wednesday, February 9, 2011

UNC vs Duke bball game

Tonight me, Mommy and Mawmaw cheered on the heels in my first rivalry game. Daddy doesn't cheer for the tarheels so he stayed upstairs during the game. The heels played a great first half, but those dookies came back and won the game 79-73. I slept most of the game in my bouncy seat, but woke up for the final 2 minutes. I didn't like what I saw on the TV so I decided I wanted to eat.
This was during the first half when UNC was playing so good and winning!


Hanging out in my bouncy seat with the game on the TV in the background.

Oh no...Duke is making a come back! Lets go Heels!


Awww man...Duke won. This makes me so upset that I could cry. Oh wait, I am crying. Hopefully we can get them next time.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hand and Foot Prints

Part of my Christmas present from Mawmaw Deck was a plate with my hand and feet prints. Mommy and Daddy took me to a store called 'Paint your Pot' in Cary and created this plate. I slept most of the time, but did need a bottle while we were there. That worked out well because having the milk in my stomach relaxed me which made it easier for Mommy and Daddy to roll out my hand and get paint on it. I think it turned out great! I will always be able to see how small my hands and feet were when I was 2 months old. I think Mommy wants to go back when I am one year old and do it again to compare the two! Thanks Mawmaw Deck...you are the BEST! I love you!

Cooing

I am really trying to talk to Mommy and Daddy by cooing. I have been practicing now for a few weeks and almost have it. Mommy took a series of pictures this morning to show you all what I look like when I try. Enjoy my cuteness!!!

My Coming Home Outfit

When I finally was able to leave the hospital and come home back on November 15th, I was 10 days old. Mawmaw Deck had bought my special outfit to make my grand entrance at my house. She was so excited and honored to get this outfit for me because she has bought all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren's coming home outfits! Well, since I wanted to come 5 weeks early this outfit was SUPER big on me! Mommy thought it would be a good idea to see how it fits me now that I am 3 months old.


10 days old

3 months old


Mommy wanted to add these pictures as well. I am really starting to smile a lot when someone talks to me. I am giving Mawmaw Deck a big smile and saying Thank You!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bouncy Seat

I bet you are wondering what is so important about a bouncy seat.....well Mommy was soooo excited yesterday because I finally chose to sit in it for more than 5 minutes. I even put myself to sleep while sitting in it without help from Mommy or Daddy. I have not been a big fan of the bouncy seat or swing yet. Mommy hopes that will change very soon! Mommy could not believe it when I stayed in it for 3 hours!!! She was so surprised that she took a picture of me in it! I promised Mommy that I would do it again and again!