Thursday, December 27, 2012

11 Months Old

We are so very close to hitting that one year mark! At 11 months my baby boy seems so old to me. :( I am determined to keep him as my little bitty 6 pound 13 ounces baby boy forever but he is growing and changing so quickly now. I am constantly thinking back to where we were last year at this time. Last December we had the little scare that put me in the hospital for a night.  I ended up getting steroid shots for Austin's lungs, and it landed me on bed rest for a few days. Last December was my amazing baby shower, the last few weeks of school before break, and we were preparing for our last Christmas without children. We were anxious and excited to meet our little love. Now we are spending December celebrating the season with our baby. Praise God for this awesome miracle.


This month Austin is...

*very vocal (Dada is still the only "real" word we hear but lots of jibber-jabber all day long.)
*still not walking (He cruises around everything and lets go and stands alone for a few seconds (30 max) at a time. He doesn't want to hold your hands and try to walk or to be stood up in the middle of the room. He wants to do it all on his own.)
*eating great (Our boy eats pretty much anything we give him. Fruits and crackers are his favorite and he does NOT want to eat any baby food or anything you feed him with a spoon. He wants to pick it up on his own.)
****Do you sense a theme...Mr. Independent is what we have this month.
*size 9 month and 12 month clothes
*finishing the last box of size 3 diapers and then moving up to size 4
*sleeping good (He still takes two naps but either the morning or the afternoon is getting shorter so maybe he will cut one out soon.)
*cutting two more top teeth (Again, they are coming in at the same time.)

One more month until we have a one year old! WOW!

Hi Mom!
Getting Sleepy
No more pictures please.
I love these two!!

Playing outside with Daddy


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A day at the park

{I wrote this post at the end of November and am just now getting around to posting it!}

This week I am off work!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAY!!  That makes for one happy Mommy!  I have not had a day off since school started and I was desperately needing a break.  I have been counting down the days for quite a while now!  Nine days at home with my boys is heaven in my book.  And to make it even better, the weather in Texas this week is simply beautiful!  I know it is winter in most places but this week in Texas the temperatures have been between 55 and 80...that is PERFECT in my book. 

The other day we decided to head to the park for the afternoon.  When we first moved to Frisco, Tayt found a park about 5 minutes from our house that we LOVE!  The park is amazing.  It has a huge wooden playground, a splash pad, picnic tables, bathrooms, a large pond, walking trails and a wooded area with trails all through it.  We have been coming to this park for a while.  Tanner loves it because once we are out on the trails he can be off his leash. 

We came to the park to walk a lot when I was pregnant.  We would walk and talk about what it would be like to bring Austin there some day.  I vividly remember the Monday before he was born.  I went to the doctor that morning and she told me that I was 4cm and 80% effaced.  In her opinion I could go into labor at any time and might not make it through the day!  I was ecstatic.  I was off work that day, MLK Jr. Day, and Tayt and I jumped in the car and headed to the park.  We walked and walked and walked in hopes that it would bring on labor.  Well it didn't work that day and we went back on Saturday, January 21st.  I went into labor at 4am on January 22nd! 

Anyway, we LOVE this park and think Austin enjoys it now too.  This week we put him in the swing for the first time.  He loved it but loved watching all the kids play even more.  It will be so cool to see him playing on the playground, fishing with Daddy and chasing Tanner on the trails next Spring!

Here are a few pictures from our day at the park this week!




Catching Up

I'm way behind on blogging, so I am going to attempt to catch up in the next few days.  My posts will be out of order, but I don't care.  I just want to get them all out there! 

So stay tuned for some new posts!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22nd

Today Austin is 11 months and I will have his monthly post up soon....well honestly it won't be until after Christmas! I have not had time to blog lately but now I have two weeks off work and hopefully I can get caught up soon. Until then....Merry Christmas!