Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My 4 Month Old!

Noah was 4 months old on the 28th (which was also my momma's bday!). He had his 4 month check up yesterday. He weighed 15lbs 9 oz (75th percentile) and was in the 90th percentile for height. I can't remember off of the top of my head what his exact length was... but I do remember that he was longer than 2 feet. I had a great conversation with our pediatrician about the swine flu. The media makes such a big deal about it so I had some questions for him. He basically said that it is nothing compared to the normal seasonal flu. He said the severity of the swine flu is much less than the normal seasonal flu that we see and that it is ridiculous what the media is making it out to be. Apparently people, like drug companies, are making a lot of money off of it. He said that the only medical personnel who are able to go on the news to make statements about this flu are infectious disease doctors, who only see the very small percent of patients with the swine flu who are severely ill and are, most of the time, also dealing with other illnesses. He said that a very large majority of patients he has seen with the swine flu get better without any medication and the symptoms have not been nearly as severe as the seasonal flu. He said that the worst thing he has seen from the swine flu was that in two children it led to an ear infection. Needless to say, he took away most of the worries that I had for sure.
Anyways, back to Noah! He looked great and is very healthy. He had 4 shots and his feelings were so hurt, but he got over it pretty quickly. 5 minutes later he was talking to and laughing at his toy giraffe (aka Raffy). Noah is such a sweet baby and has the biggest personality already. A 4 month old has never made me laugh the way he does. He is very personable and he never meets a stranger. ( I think this is a good thing and a bad thing! ) He is "talking" a lot, laughing a lot, putting everything in his mouth, holding his head up well, has rolled over a handful of times, and makes the "ma ma" sound when he cries. It kills me. I know he isn't really saying my name, but to hear "ma ma" when he is so upset breaks my heart. He is a strong boy... he loves tummy time and can easily lift his chest off of the ground now by pushing up with his arms. I have started carrying him on my hip because his neck and core are now strong enough.
He is sweet, sweet, sweet. He loves to cuddle and grab my face. I'm sad that this stage won't last forever. But, I can't wait to see the boy and man he will become. He is really taking an interest in Joe. He loves to watch his every move and they both get so tickled at each other. It's so sweet to see them make each other laugh. He also gets upset when he sees big brother upset. I have a feeling that Noah is going to be very sensitive.
Noah is so very special and it is so awesome to know that the Lord has GREAT plans for him.
I promise promise promise to upload some recent pictures of him. Hold me to it!! Both boys are to go!

Friday, September 25, 2009

love is in the air...

Long time no blog.
I had a busy few days and then I think I purposely put off blogging because I felt guilty for waiting so long to blog which made my blogging hiatus last even longer. whew.
Anywhoo, Wednesday was mine and John's third anniversary. I feel like we have been married longer, having two children and all. Our life has been a whirlwind to date. But boy do I love my husband. I love him more and more every day. He is my best friend and I feel so blessed that I get to share my life with him everyday. He is an amazing man after God's heart and that makes him the best husband and daddy. Joe, Noah, and I are blessed blessed blessed. Thank you, Jesus for John.
We get to celebrate at Ross Bridge tomorrow/tomorrow night. My parents are so sweetly keeping the boys at our house so we can have a night away.
Anyways, I love you, John! Haven't we come a long way?!? (Pre-marriage photos for your enjoyment)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

i should probably post :)

It has been a while. Honestly, not much has been going on. Actually, a lot has been going on, just nothing all that interesting. I feel like I have been busy busy busy, but it's just the day to day things that have been keeping me that way. My camera is still could I forget to charge it day after day after day?!? Babies. That is my answer. Both of them have been sick...AGAIN. Sickness makes for really needy children, both needy at the same time...I am tired :(
(P.S. Forgive me if I haven't called you in a while...I feel like I havent done a great job of keeping in touch the last couple of weeks. I have taken every small break I have had to rest.) Praise the Lord we are heading to the beach on Tuesday! This will be a MUCH needed vacay. I'm so excited about it!!!! Hopefully the boys will be well by the time we go. I'm so thankful for the extra family hands that will be there.
I must give a shout out to my niece Coco :) (John's brother, Rusty and sister-in-law Lisa's, little girl) It is her second Bday today! Joe is only 2.5 months behind. I can't believe how fast they have grown. The last two years have flooooown by! Coco is the cutest little girl you will ever see and I so wish we could see her more often. (She is in Chicago) We sent her a play doh play set and a book. We got to see a picture of her playing with the play doh this morning. So fun!
Joe hasn't experienced Play Doh yet... I think he would probably still try to eat it, especially since he is teething again. Yes, sickness and teething...YUCK! Poor guy still has quite a few teeth to go. (He didn't get his first one until he was 13 months old) He has most of his top teeth, and just two on the bottom (not counting molars) I think he is cutting 3 or 4 right now. :( He is a tough boy though, and is hanging in there the best he can.
I don't remember if I told you guys about his huge card board house that we got from Costco, but he is really having fun with it. I will have to post some pictures.
Noah is BIG. He is wearing a lot of size 6 month and 6-9 month clothing, and even some 9 month onesies. He just turned 3 months. He is such a fun baby already. I can tell that he is going to have a really big personality. (which scares me, because I thought Joe was going to be super laid back and calm...haha boy was I wrong! Does this mean that Noah is going to be twice as crazy as his big brother?!?) He smiles all the time and when I say smile, I mean his whole entire face turns into one big smile. You can't help but smile back. He jibber jabbers all day long and is loving sitting in his Bumbo seat now. He also loves tummy time. I can tell he is going to love him some blankies. He loves to play with blankets and snuggle with them when he is sleepy. He is so sweet and so fun.
Well, I am going to tend to dinner... I made up a broccoli chicken and cheesy rice casserole topped with crushed jalapeno cheddar chips. Yummmy. Asparagus and salad to go with. (I know I said I'm not a casserole girl... I'm still not...I just thought I would try to be creative with what little I have in the house...and I used healthy, natural, low fat ingredients to do it!..ok, besides the handful of crushed chips ;) )
Can't wait for some Alabama football Saturday! Roll Tide!