Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kayson: 3 months (a little late)

Friday December 28, 2012 (I'm pretty late posting this)

My little Kayson, you are just over 3 months old!  You are growing up so fast I can hardly believe it.  You have been such a joy to have in our family.  This month I feel like you have changed so much.  You are so big and strong.  You love sitting up in the bumbo chair and have even been able to sit up by yourself without the chair for a few seconds.  You want to be standing up with help all the time, you are one strong little boy with strong little legs! You love to play with your toys (especially the ones that make fun noises and have lights).  I read to you, but you don’t have much of an attention span for that most of the time.  You love sports!  You’ve been to a few basketball games of Dad’s and you watched the whole thing.  You also love watching football or basketball with Dad. You make so many fun cooing noises and you are always telling us stories.  You have a little laugh but it sounds like a cough.  You get so excited that you kick your feet and close your eyes and laugh (cough), it’s so cute.  You think it’s so funny when you poop or pee on mom.  You still love taking baths so much! You’re so handsome.  Daddy and I think you are so cute.  We still don’t know for sure what color your eyes are going to be, but we’re thinking hazel.

You are now eating 6 oz. of formula sometimes every 2 hours during the day.  I stopped nursing you just before I went back to work a couple of weeks ago.  I miss nursing you so much sometimes.  It was really hard because a lot of times you were just not satisfied and then it would hurt so bad that I could only nurse you once a day, usually.  I was also so stressed about pumping when I got back to work so I just decided to give you formula all the time since you seemed to be doing so well with it.  It has been a hard adjustment being back at work.  I cried the few days before I went back because I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving you.  I felt like such a bad mom to leave you with babysitters.  Luckily I have had your Grandma Julie and Aunt Cozy watch you so I know that you are in good hands.  You have loved being babysat! You have so much fun at their houses.  You get spoiled rotten while you’re there.  You’re always glad to see me when I get home, though.  Luckily I only have to leave you for 3 days a week because I work such long days.

Your dad was able to bless your earlier this month.  We didn’t end up doing it in our ward.  We did it at the church on a Sunday night and had our close family and friends come.  We had over 100 people there, all of those people came to show their love and support for you!  It was a beautiful blessing.  There was such a strong spirit there.  Afterword Dad and I both got up to bare out testimony.  Your uncle BJ played a beautiful musical number on the piano (which you absolutely loved, you started the piano the whole time). Grandpa Howard, Grandpa Bret, Great-Grandpa Williams, Great-Grandpa Frampton, Uncle Corey, Uncle Kyler, Uncle Quade, and Dad were all in the circle to bless you.  You were an angle the entire night.

You had your first Christmas! Unfortunately I had to work this Christmas Eve and Christmas day so we celebrated a couple of days early.  Dad & I gave you an exersaucer that you sit up in.  You loved it (for a few minutes)! You also got one of the stand-up tables that has the toys on it, a primary CD, toys, a bunch of books & clothes. You didn’t care too much about the presents; all you wanted was a bottle. Haha.

You have been such a blessing to us and we are so grateful to have you as our little boy.  It’s been so fun to watch you grow up (but I miss my little boy at the same time).  Your daddy and I love you so much! Never forget that.




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Life as I know it

My ladies might not be as perky as they once were, my skin not as smooth

Gray roots coming through, too bad they don’t charge by the hair because it would cost half of the price it once did

Stretch marks on parts of my body that I never would have imagined possible and that darn baby weight that I just can’t seem to kick

Bags under my eyes, I’m lucky if I even take a shower

Dishes in the sink, the never ending load of laundry

Apparently we’re still celebrating Halloween in December

What’s for dinner? Oh it’s almost 10 o’clock

Time to put baby in bed and prepare for an early day of work tomorrow

Diaper bag ready, alarm is set for 4:50, now to unwind to try and get a little sleep

Kisses goodnight, nighttime prayers

Baby is sleeping

Thinking back to our day of laughs and tears, hugs and kisses

Never-ending bottles and diapers

Warm baths and splashing baby

Baby telling mommy silly stories and ones of frustration

Excitement when daddy finally comes in the door, now he lays right beside me, exhausted

What a long day

What a great day

Time to sleep so that we can start again tomorrow