Friday, July 25, 2014

8 month update!

Colton is officially 8 months old (actually, almost 9 months!) Where does the time go, seriously? This month has been a BLAST! His little personality sure is shining through!

Age: 8 months

Stats: 17 pounds

Clothes: 6-9 months, more 9 months now

Diapers:  Size 3 after he peed through his diapers 4 nights in a row!

Hair Color & Eye Color: I still have a blonde haired, blue eyed baby boy!

Eating: He's still on the Nutramigen for his milk allergy. And he finally LOVES baby food! But, we have been selective about what we give him after he broke out in a HUGE eczema rash all over his body after he ate corn & sweet potatoes (I'm assuming it was the corn since he had had sweet potatoes numerous times before this.) Looks like we need to make an appointment with an allergist when I get home! He eats about 2 meals of purees right now and has tried tomatoes & loves them! He could also eat puffs and yogurt bites all day long if I let him! 

Sleeping: This little boy has cut SIX teeth since we have been in Indiana, so his sleep is all off! He currently gets up about 2 a night but will sleep until 10-11 am, which Mommy doesn't mind ;) 

Favorite Activities/Things: He loves exploring ANYTHING! And constantly puts everything he finds in his mouth! He loves going on walks and being outside. He also loves when Grandpa blows on his belly! He also LOVES banging spoons and playing with tupperware!

Favorite Words: He now says "dadadadada" all the time!

Least Favorite Activities/Things: Same as before - he hates being sleepy and turns into a monster when he needs a nap or bedtime! He also still hates being cold, changing his clothes & getting his diaper changed. He also is having some separation anxiety and hates when people leave the room!

Favorite Moment: This month he has been SOO fun and his little personality has been shining through!! He can finally sit by himself and has been getting up on all fours attempting to crawl. He also likes to be on all fours and straighten his legs and does a "downward dog" yoga pose (just waiting for him to go face first into the rug when he does that! ha!) It has been amazing seeing my dad interact with Colton. Their relationship melts my heart. Every night my dad puts him to sleep, it's "their routine" and the other night my dad went to give Colt a bottle when he woke up around midnight and when I went up a little while later, my dad was cuddled on the bed asleep with Colton in his arms and Colt's little arm was draped across my dad's chest. I nearly burst into tears because it was so sweet! When things like that happen, it makes me realize that my mom is around watching over us & allowing me to witness amazing moments like that!

Least Favorite Moment: Teething sucks! He went from having NO teeth when we left Texas to SIX teeth since we have been in Indiana! 

Other Milestones: Sitting up by himself, can go from sitting to his knees to get a toy, constantly rocks back and forth on his knees. I know he will be crawling before long!

Like I said, this has been an awesome month of milestones! It has been amazing to see how much this little boy has changed and see his little personality developing.

It will be very bittersweet when we leave Indiana in a few days to head back to Texas. I know Vince has missed us tremendously and is excited to have us home, but we have had a BLAST with my dad this summer. I know all of us will be going through withdrawl once we leave.

I can't even put into words how healing Colton has been for my dad, especially this summer. He has done such a wonderful job playing both Grandma & Grandpa to this little boy and their relationship makes my heart swell with joy! Although I feel joy seeing the two of them interacting together, I still feel a twinge of sadness over the fact that my mom is not here and not able to experience all these milestones with us. I could never have envisioned coming home this summer with my precious baby and my mom NOT being here. Unfortunately, life doesn't always work out the way you want it to and I am sadly living my worst nightmare. And as healing as Colton has been for my dad, being home has really helped me in my grieving process. I still have a LONG, LONG way to go, but it's a step in the right direction.

I am thankful and so blessed to have a job that allows me to spend nearly two months out of town. This has been one of the BEST summers of my life and I can't wait to update the blog with pictures of all the awesome stuff we have done!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fun on the fourth!

Colton and I are spending the summer in Indiana with my Dad since he has been pretty lonely since my mom has passed away. We had such a GREAT time watching the fireworks together! And I finally got to use my nifty new camera (that the hubs bought me before Colt was born)... Too bad I still don't know how to use it that well (and surely don't know how to use it on manual yet!)

Colton says HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Dad and I!  
Smiley baby!

Grandma Sandy & Grandpa Rod (Hubby's mom and step-dad!) 
Love this little boy more than anything!!!! 
With Grandpa! <3
Watching fireworks together
My FAVORITE picture. My dad didn't know I took this... Love the way he looks at that little boy!
Our first 4th of July together! 
Dad, Colton, and I with Hubby's mom
What a great holiday we had together! So glad the little man and I were able to spend the holiday with my pops!!!!