Mason on strike!

image image image image imageWhenever Mason switches up our routine or is going through a phase I try to remind myself that it will pass and it won’t be like this forever. But today it’s hard to believe that. He’s been on a napping strike for almost 5 days now but yesterday bs today have by far been the worst. He just lays there and kicks the rails on the crib and whines and blows raspberries…for an hour! Then maybe he might fall asleep for 30 minutes. I don’t know if it’s from teething (I feel like I’ve been claiming teething for months now!) or if this is a common thing at 7 1/2 months but I feel like it’s never going to end! It’s hard to get anything done when I’m trying for an hour to get him to nap. Ugh! Good thing he’s super cute and give me the biggest grins when I walk into him room after he’s been a little stinker!

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Little Boy

We are in a phase, or habit (it’s hard to tell the difference with babies) where we go in Mason’s room between 10-10:30 pm to feed him one more time before we go to bed, just to help keep his tummy full so we can all sleep until 8:00 am 🙂 I say we because Mark & I both love to peak in on him sleeping so peacefully. Mark picks him up so gently from his crib and gets some snuggles before Mason realizes that it’s not mom and he just wants to eat and go back to bed. Then Mark hands him over to me and we sit in the dark and I get my snuggle time. I love watching him (once my eyes adjust), refusing to open his eyes. His little wandering hands rub my face, sometimes not so gently, and search for my hair to twist around his chubby fingers. And then when he’s full he lays his head on my shoulder, sucks his thumb and we just rock and snuggle, usually until I can tell he just wants to be back in his crib, because honestly I would probably sit like that all night and cuddle that sweet, soft, squishy little boy. But tonight ended differently. He was all snuggles and thumb sucking until he arched his back quickly and let out a big toot! I was dying! I honestly thought I was going to wake him up from trying to suppress my laughter! So I had to put him back in his crib and get out of his room so I could let my laughter out. He’s such a boy. And I love it. I’m sure in a couple years the toots will not be quite as funny, but for now, this little boy can do no wrong. IMG_4537

My 1st Mother’s Day

IMG_4479 This past Sunday was my first Mother’s Day and it was so great. Mark took me out to dinner at Black Angus and then to the movies on Friday night! We saw the Age of Adeline. It was the first time since Mason that we have gone to dinner and a movie! It was big! My sister Courtney watched Mason for us and she did such a great job. I wasn’t nervous at all to leave him with her for the 4 hours we were gone. She is the first person, besides me & Mark, to put Mason to bed. Thank you Court! Mark also got me junior mints for the movie, accompanied by a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a sappy card that hit straight to the heart and brought one or two tears, my favorite! He sure knows how to write them.

On Sunday we all woke up late but some how made it to church early and got a bench! Score! During the second hour I took Mason to the mother’s lounge to feed him and he fell asleep right after. He was out cold. It was the best because I could smooch his chubby cheeks & squishy lips and snuggle him all I wanted. All I could think about all day was how infinitely better life is with Mason in it. He makes us laugh every day. He loves us unconditionally. I always knew I wanted to be a mom but this, with him as my baby, is better than I ever imagined it could be.

After church we went to visit Mark’s grandma, skyped his parents in Hawaii and then went to my parents house for some bbq’d burgers by my dad. It was a great day spent with the people I love.

So thank you to Mark for allowing me to be a mom and giving me the sweetest, funniest, most handsome baby. And thank you to Mason for making me a mom and loving me the way you do.IMG_4472 IMG_4475IMG_4480 IMG_4483 IMG_4487 IMG_4488

7 months

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Mason is 7 months! He’s such a ball of energy now. He’s on the verge of crawling, he rocks on his hands and knees and falls forward but then gets so mad that he can only go backwards and turn. He actually hates when I make him practice and whines the second his knees hit the ground. I’m a mean mom. Time to start baby proofing the house! He already has noticed the outlets and looks like that’s going to be the first thing he goes for once he’s mobile, after attacking Leo of course.

Mason fake coughs all day long. I’m pretty sure he got it from Baby Einsteins Old MacDonald. It’s pretty funny, he thinks so too. Speaking of funny, he thinks pretty much any noise we make is funny, especially fart sounds. He’s a total boy.

He still loves swinging and now cries when we take him out and put him in his stroller to go home. He found the plastic window in the visor on the stroller and looks up through it the whole walk.11164813_10205510276489747_6151995975511307607_n10422531_10205510294850206_5506736820299557514_n

He now turns and reaches (weakly) for you when he wants to be held. He babbles all day and makes the cutest noises. He says mama when he cries and I’m obsessed! He’s still a total mama’s boy and I couldn’t be happier about it. I love my little boyfriend.

He weighs between 19-20 pounds, he’s quite heavy! I’ve finally decided to leave the car seat in the car and just carry him to and from the car because it’s too much to try to carry him in his car seat.

Mason loves his jumper and it is so funny to watch him jump. He crosses his little feet and jumps on his toes. Mark says it looks like he’s an Irish dancer.

He still loves Baby Einsteins, it’s his go to when he needs to be calmed, but he is starting to like movies. We watched The Croods, and shorts like Cars short stories.

We bought him his first stuffed animal, Mickey Mouse and he loves to chew on it. He loves to chew on anything for that matter. He’s still working on those bottom teeth, it feels like he’s been teething for months! It hasn’t affected him too much, except maybe he’s more tired?10659380_10205510292650151_8145882153621738183_n17089_10205510289730078_8996178862790930010_nHe’s sleeping from 7:30pm-7:30am. Last week he must have been going through a growth spurt because he slept in until 9:30am all week! I enjoyed getting to sleep in too!

We love this cute, squishy little boy so much! He makes me laugh all day long and I just can’t get enough of him. 11215863_10205510276649751_140272936515463995_n 11020735_10205510282529898_349701388380812915_n

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