Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Logan - 3 months

(2 days late...but better late than never? Right???)

Seriously!?!? 3 months already!?!?! Check out month 1 and month 2.

This has been a great month, full of first.

Not all first are good. You had your first bottle. You screamed bloody murder! You did the same for the 2nd and 3rd and 4th and.... but finally you got it. You don't enjoy it by any means, but you know that if you want to eat during the day you have to take it. I know you still don't enjoy it, because you try to soak up as much momma feeding time in the evening as you can! You'll eat 3 times in the 3.5-4 hours I'm home before you go to bed.

You also experienced your first time being away from momma for a long period of time and your first time being babysat by both Oma and Mommom!

You had your first Memorial day picnic where you met most of Momma's aunts, uncles and cousins.

You also went to your first wedding and were wonderful! I love that we can take you anywhere and not worry if you'll act up.

Daddy finished work the week before Momma had to go back to work, so we went on a few family day trips. You got to see the aquarium and walk around Inner Harbor, you went strawberry picking and hiking. Then you had your first overnight stay, and my favorite first for you to experience...your first time at the beach!

Not even 3 months at the time and you loved it!!!! Yay!!! Totally your parents child! :-)

This month you started to drool like a crazy man! All the time, nonstop. You've even drooled INTO daddy's mouth on more than one occasion. :-) It might be partly because you have to have something in your mouth at all times. You try your fist, but mostly that's too big, so you'll end up with 2 fingers. Or someone elses' fingers...or a wrist, or shoulder, or whatever maybe close to the mouth at the time.

You roll over from your tummy to your back all the time and almost have rolling from your back to your tummy down. Almost.

You also started to sleep through the night! Momma was super excited when you did your first 9.5 hour stretch! The longest to date is 10 hours. I think Momma going back to work has messed with you though, because you will only do that during the weekends now and wake up once or twice a night to eat during the week.

You act like a big kid all the time, and hold your head like a pro!

You are such a mover too, and I know that our days are numbered until you start crawling. You push with your legs and just want to go.

(Pushed so hard he went over the boppy to a face plant!)

You still wear 0-3 in clothing, but we can put you into some 3-6, they are just super baggy. Which is kinda surprising since you are around 14 pounds! Still wearing size 1 in disposables, but you only wear them when we are out and about for the day, or sometimes at night so Momma can wash your cloth diapers and have time for them to dry. You're still in the smallest size for them and 4 clicks in on each side. You're getting more and more hair, but it's so white/blonde that it's hard to see.

And now for your 'typical' monthly photos with the monkey.

(Getting so big! And can totally sit without flopping over!)

(Getting so much longer than the monkey now!)


We love you so much and bring so much joy and light into our lives and the lives of everyone who sees you. I can't tell you how many times people stop us to say what a beautiful, happy baby you are. You are so content and rarely fuss. We super lucky and you are setting some pretty high standards for your future brothers/sisters!
You pray with us as we pray with you/for you every night. Our prayer is that you will be a light to everyone who meets you and that you will share the joy of Christ!

You have rocked our world in the short (not-so-short) 3 months of life and we can't wait to watch you grow up! You are such a blessing to us!

Love always,


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blind Date

I went on a blind date yesterday.

Before you start thinking anything, Kevin and I are fine, in fact he KNEW about this date.

Yup, I went on my very first Mom blind date!

We all know that feeling.

When a friend says "Oh, I know someone you should meet!" Or "You'd be perfect for each other."

Whether they actually believe what they say, are just want to play match maker and then be able to take credit for it, if it works out, who knows.

Once I was with Kevin, I thought my blind date days were behind me.

Oh so naive!

There's always another couple "you would get along great with!" "You'd love them!"

Then it morphs into other mom's... "You're kid's the same age!" "You live so close!" "You're both moms!" "You're kids have the same name!"

A few weeks ago, one of my favorite Wyldlife girls came by to give Logan a present. (So sweet, I know. :-) That's why I love her!) He mom told me that she mentored a girl who lives in our neighborhood, and had just had a son last summer, and his name just happens to be the same a Logan's middle name.

A few days later she send us an email introducing each other to connect us. (Before you start thinking crazy thoughts, she asked both of us if it was okay first.) A week goes by, and I'm caught up in our Family Fun week (which I promise I will post about some time!), and trying not to think about going back to work. This girl sends me an email saying hi and we begin to set up a time to meet.

Since we live so close, we decided to meet at the mailboxes between our houses and go for a walk around the neighbor. Perfect! It's simple, it's easy, it's close to home, and if things don't work out, when we finish the lap we can go our separate ways. It's easy enough to fill the time it takes to do the loop with the basic 'get to know you' question... How long have you lived here? Where are you from? What do you do? Where did you deliver? How did it go?

Well, lucky for us things went great! It's always great to meet someone else from church, and it's always great to meet a neighbor. She's getting ready to go back to work full time at the end of the summer, so I can empathize with that. It's always great to make a new friend, especially when that friend lives so close. :-)

Have you had any experience with blind dates? Whether it's someone of the opposite sex, a couple, or another mom?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's Been Going

I started back to work this week, so my life has been turned upside down, inside out, and right side up. I don't have time to keep you up to date on all the crazy happenings just yet, but Kevin posted some.

You can check out his blog for a quick recap on our Family Fun Week and everything, or you can patiently wait until I have a minute to do a write up on here. :-)

If you pop over, be sure to say hi!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011


Ten years.

So much has happened in the past 10 years.

I went to collage.

I met my best friends.

I lost friends.

I got my first apartment.

I moved 6 times (not including the dorm, which would then be 8 times).

I graduated from college.

I got a job.

I quit a job.

I got another job.

I quit another job.

I met the love of my life.

I got married.

I bought a house.

I had a son.

Celebrated 10 birthdays. 10 Christmases.

Had more 'little' moments than I can count.

Time doesn't stop.

Life still goes on.

I know you are watching us from Heaven...


I wish you were here to share all those things with.

You would love being a great-grandfather.

All Good Things Come To An End

I am super sad that this week is ending. For many reasons.

It was Kevin's first full week on Summer break. Yup. That means I got to spend all day, every day with him. We took advantage and decide to have Family Fun Week (more to come in future posts) and did lots of fun mini vacations. Tomorrow is the first day of the first tournament for his summer gig, so I will be back to playing the single mom role once again. Sigh. It was a great week though!

The big reason though is that this weekend marks 12 weeks since our life was changed, and little man was born! It doesn't seem like it's been that long, but alas, it has been. Which means Monday morning my desk chair will no longer be empty. :-( My routine that I've established over the past 12 weeks will no longer be. My day will no longer depend on nap time, or feeding time, but meeting times. I will spend 8+ hours a day away from my baby. That's more than double the amount of time I've been away in the past 12 weeks combined. In one day. My 4pm anticipation will no longer be for Kevin to come home to US, but for me to come home to THEM.

My heart breaks at the thought of not being with him all day. At the thought of what I will be missing out on. At the sound of every cry while he tries to take a bottle.

My desire my entire life was to be able to stay at home with my kids and raise them. Babies need their mommas, and mommas need their babies. We are doing everything possible to make that dream a reality, and I have total faith that it WILL be a reality, I just don't know if it will be in a week, a month, or a year.

At least I know that Logan will be home with Kevin since he's off for the summer (actual, as of now for the Fall too...) and when he's busy, both grandmothers are itching to get some time with the baby, so at least he'll be well taken care of by family.

Still it doesn't ease the pain that come Monday my daily life will look totally different than it did this past Monday.