2 months

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Yesterday Mason turned 2 months! His little personality has come out a lot over this month, and we love it. He’s so sweet and easy going. He started giving us intentional smiles at week 5. He makes us work for this smiles though, I sound like such an idiot trying to get him to smile and he holds out for a while. I sometimes think he’s just trying to see how stupid he can make me sound before he pities me and gives me a big gummy smile. He also nails his expressions with his eyebrows, it kills me!

He’s gotten nice and chubby this past month and his hair is coming in. He’s a round fluffy butterball right now, it’s fantastic!

A couple of days ago we got our first bathtub smile, so I guess it’s safe to say he finally decided that he likes bath time.

He’s now really good at following our voices and finding who is talking. As soon as Mark walks in the door after work Mason gets so alert and looks around the room for him.

Mason has recently discovered his voice and babbles to us and himself. A few days ago he woke up and instead of crying he just laid there talking to himself. It was so cute!

He’s found the tv and loves to watch the colors and movement on it, it’s hilarious. He gets so mesmerized by it. And yes, a couple of times I have sat him down in his swing to watch “Doc McStuffins” so I can try to get a shower in. I’m a bad mom!

We blessed Mason the Sunday after Thanksgiving at 7 weeks. It was beautiful and we were so lucky to have so many family members be there. Mark blessed Mason with his dad Brad, my dad Ron, Mark’s brother Matt, Mason’s great grandpa Bob, and Mason’s 100 year old great great grandpa Flenniken, Mark’s friends Kyle & Chris, Bishop Hair and Stake President Cooper. It was a wonderful day and thankfully Mason didn’t participate in the tradition of having a blowout all over his blessing outfit ­čÖé

He’s still a great sleeper, not so much of a napper unless I’m holding him. He loves to snuggle in the morning and nap on my shoulder, and I absolutely love it! Last night he slept in his crib for the first time and he loved it! He slept from 9:30-6:30!

We really couldn’t ask for a happier baby. We feel so blessed and lucky to be his parents. He is so sweet and love his mom and dad. He loves watching Mark and could stare at him for hours. He’s such a good, sweet baby. I’ve never been happier.

warning: photo overload!

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5 generations!
Watching tv
Watching tv

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The Barker's
The Barker’s
The Warren's
The Warren’s

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That eyebrow!
That eyebrow!
Butterball
Butterball

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one month

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Where has the time gone? This first month has gone by so quickly, I feel like Mason was just born last week! My baby doesn’t look like a newborn anymore and it’s breaking my heart. We may be the most tired we’ve ever been and I may be the stinkiest I’ve ever been but it’s safe to say it’s the happiest we’ve ever been.

Mason’s favorite thing to do right now is study faces. It’s the sweetest to look down at him while holding him and see him staring right at you, it melts my heart.

He’s also gotten really good at following us with his eyes, especially Mark (probably because he’s so big and easy to see). We walk across the room and he follows us back and forth with his eyes.

He loves to snuggle and wants to be held over being in a swing any day.

Mason’s a good sleeper, he usually goes to bed around 9:30 and wakes up at 3 or 4 to eat and then goes back to sleep until 6 or 7 so I’m pretty happy with that! He’s a great eater and is chubbing up! I love this squishy cheeks.

He stretches and makes this really funny face where he wrinkles up his forehead and stretches his mouth, he looks just like Mark when he does it. Mark likes to impersonate it and it cracks me up!

He’s also mastered pooping and farting extremely loud! We can hear him from the other room, it’s pretty impressive, and nasty. He’s a true boy.

He also makes this funny grunt that sounds like a pony when we change his diaper or if he’s fighting sleep. It makes us laugh every time.

Every time he sneezes he makes this little “ooh” sound after and it’s so funny!

We are so grateful for this sweet baby and are so happy he joined our family. He’s so easy going and mild mannered. He really is such a good baby and has made adjusting to being a mom easy.

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