Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving in Pictures










Sunday, November 21, 2010


I wanted to write about some more milestones that he has reached lately.

The biggest milestone is that he said his first word, "da da"! I didn't think that he would say his first word so early. I guess I have been so occupied waiting for him to start crawling that I was pleasantly surprised with his latest achievement! He says "da da" all.the.time. and it still doesn't get old. Keith and I are always saying, "Did you hear that?". This morning on the monitor I heard him saying it in the softest, most sweetest voice ever. Even though he doesn't associate "da da" to Keith, we are still going to consider it his first word. Love him!

Last week, my sweet neighbor and I went to Spain Park to have our babies' first picnic. Laura has a little boy, Benjamin, who was born in July so it is fun to share our experiences together. We have a lot in common and she is my accountability partner to go on walks in the neighborhood to get the rest of this baby weight off! We have had 5 baby boys born just on our street since April and I can't believe that Sawyer is the oldest. We are meeting every Friday at each other's houses to drink coffee and play with our babies. Anyway, about the picnic. It was a beautiful and warm day so we packed up some PB&Js, drinks, and a blanket then headed out. Of course it wouldn't be a day out with two babies if there weren't blowouts and feedings!

He loves to prop his feet on the bar of the stroller.

Last weekend we headed down to Auburn for the Georgia game. This was Sawyer's first (of many more) tailgating experiences. I have a friend Katy that I grew up with who lives in Auburn. She and her husband Joe have the most precious little girl Norah who was born in March. I also got to see some High School and College friends so it was nice to catch up with everyone and crazy to think that most of us have babies now! Some of our friends bought an orange and blue RV that I had been hearing all about so it was great to go look inside and it even had a working bathroom which was way better then the port-o-potty. Katy and I stayed at the tailgate with the babies and watched the game I mean walked around most of the time. Sawyer and Norah loved people watching and being outside. My poor little guy is NOT a fan of loud noises so whenever everyone would cheer when Auburn scored, Sawyer would turn his bottom lip out and produce crocodile tears in 2.5 seconds! We were blessed with perfect weather and a good outcome of the game so it was a great day.

Eatin' an Elephant!! We are teaching him early!

Happy boy!

It started to get chili so he had to borrow Norah's hat.

Sweet Norah

His one and only nap that afternoon. He slept through the Jets flying over but not the cheering. Unpredictable!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Not So Happy Halloween...

So the "Mother of the Year" award is not going to me. It all started this past Sunday when Sawyer and I returned home from being with family. I went to get him out of his car seat and I noticed that Sawyer had a nice surprise waiting for me. I didn't even know where to begin. It was one of "those" diapers. Fifty wipes later, I decided that he needed a bath because I was not sure if I had gotten it all. After his bath, I put him in the middle of our bed so I could go clean up the madness. I went two doors down the hallway to spray Shout on his changing pad cover and his outfit. All of a sudden, I heard "THUMP". I ran into our room and he was lying on his back and  he had that cry where he couldn't even make a noise for 30 seconds. I picked him up immediately and walked around to console him. He was fine after a few minutes and then I lost it!! He looked up at me as I was holding him and his eyes were saying, "Mommy, I'm okay and I love you!". I was by myself because Keith had just left for training for the week in Cleveland. I called my Mom and told her what happened. She knew that I was not okay so she said that she would come over. I decided to call the after hours nurse to let them know what happened and to see if I needed to take him in to be checked out. She couldn't have been any nicer and then she told me that the same thing happened to her little boy. She was glad to hear that he was moving his neck okay and acting normal. She did want me to wake him up twice that night to make sure he was responsive. Mom and I went and checked on him at 9 and as soon as I opened the door he started moving. I changed his diaper and put him back to sleep. I checked on him agian at 2 and the same thing happened. I kept thanking God over and over for watching over Sawyer. All in all, it was truly a lesson learned.

I know that he still loves his "Mummy".