Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dear Blythe...

Before Luke was born I wrote him a letter because the baby book told me to. Ha ha. Anyway, I got pregnant, found out it was a girl, and still never wrote a letter. We got her the same baby book as Luke's and I didn't do most of it (yet). So I'm working on it now. I have composed tons of would-be letters to Blythe and I wanted it to be perfect. Well, that won't ever happen so I'll let this be my first one. I'm not sure if I'll do more but this is a start.

Dear Blythe,
I have had the pleasure of knowing you for 365 days and it feels like so much more than that. You are truly the apple of my eye. I’m sorry I didn’t write a letter to you before you were born like the baby book tells me to. Honestly, you are the second born and life gets in the way of important things, like letting your unborn baby know how special they already are. But I like writing to you now, a year later on your 1st birthday, because I have gotten to see so much of your personality.

I have started a hundred letters to you in my head over the past year. Most of those were while I was holding you or rocking you to sleep. And I would take those sleepless moments with you over anything else in the world.

You are a joy. You love me right now so it’s very enjoyable for me. You are so loving and silly and a charmer. You cock your head to the side and smile and giggle and we can’t help but do the same. You love to dance, even when there’s no music playing. You’re so healthy and happy; it’s been so easy being your mommy.

I could write forever telling you how special and loved you are but I would still forget something. So I think I will just tell you that you are special. You are unique. You are fun. You are beautiful. You are whiney. You are heavy. You are loved. You and your brother are everything to your father and me. I hope that we do you both justice in raising and loving you. I hope we don’t fail you too many times. I hope you know how much everyone loves and adores you. I pray that you learn to love and trust Jesus and find God early in life. I pray that you live a full, happy, and healthy life.

I don’t know if you’ll read this later in life, but if you read this and any other letters I write to you later on, know that I was sitting up late at night thinking about you. Know that I can’t believe God chose to give me a perfect son and then a perfect daughter. I got what I wanted in life- I pray that you do too.

I love you, my sweet girl. Happy 1st birthday Blythe!

Your Enamored Mommy

What have I been doing?

I can't believe I haven't posted anything in over 2 years.
I can't believe I haven't posted anything about having another baby.
I can't believe I haven't put any pictures of my sweet little girl on here. Or of my big boy.
I guess if it really mattered it was posted on Facebook. And that's kind of lame.
I need to get back on here and type something up. Maybe I'll do that in the next year or so.

-Been super busy, kind of, but not really

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I think he looks like...

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family photos - Family history

He's mine, mine, mine! And he sometimes looks like me, at times, not often, but still.
He curls his big toe over his second toe like I do.
He wrinkles his nose the same as I did when I was little.
And he has my sense of humor.
The kid is mine, I don't care if he had 3 eyes and blue hair.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How long this time?

I always post right before Luke's check-ups then never post the info later. So, I'm having to dig up his stats from his 1 1/2 year check-up in February. 2-25-11.
Height 31 1/4 inches long
Weight 24 pounfs 14 ounces
Head circumference 19 inches (48.3 cm)
These measurements put him in the 25-50 percentile for boys his age. I'm fully expecting his to be long and lean and play infield baseball, but that's just me. He is a pretty fast runner, although the diaper slows him down a little.

At that point he wasn't really talking much, just throat grunting. Had this teacher very worried. By May he was "talking" and using real words all over the place. He is learning new words every week and with much emphasis. He also thinks he is the boss of Sam, the cat. Poor cat.

By now he is fascinated with balloons, going bye-bye on foot (on his own), his male parts (it's funny to him), being naked (though he can't get himself to that state, he needs help), Sesame Street (Cookie Monster and Elmo- I don't get the appeal), helping water the plants, and other little kids. He likes to be involved, is curious and investigative, and when he doesn't get his way he hits the floor like he heard gunshot. He's great at throwing a fit- if a fit could be literally thrown, he'd probably win for furthest throw.

We are so lucky that he has been so healthy. No major illnesses, only 3 or 4 bad colds, no allergies, eats pretty well, sleeps like a champ, he's active, and pretty much does what we ask/tell him. I think he is setting us up for the next kid to be the total opposite.

Here are some pictures of my love from the past few months.

Check out his videos (updated much more than this blog) at YouTube:

Miguel and I will be going to Italy in a few weeks and Luke gets to spend his time in Georgia with Meme and Grandpa Mike. That will be fun for al involved. I should have some pictures from that to share.

Until next time, whenever that is...
The Three Amigos

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Can't Keep Up

I can't keep up with blogging or my child. Last time I was annoyed at his lack of walking and now I struggle to catch him when he is running away from me naked instead of getting in the bath tub. He is as fast a walker as he was crawling.

He started walking well and all the time at the beginning of December. He was 15 months old.

Christmas was fun - we got him a crawler thing that he can crawl over and through. We also visited Georgia for the holidays and he had a lot of fun. The plane rides weren't so fun... I'm that lady with the crying kid. But I couldn't care less about what anyone else thought, I felt bad for my child.

Luke has just been going since then. He never stops, he babbles all the time, he terrorizes the cat lovingly, and sleeps at least 12 hours a night. He says his variation of "daddy," used to call the cat Sam by "DA," and his Momma is "boba." He just started saying "bye bye" when he closes himself in a closet. He waves every time I pick him up, even if no one is around.

Things Luke loves to do:
climb on stuff (even people)
fall back on something soft (cause hard hurts, weve learned)
stack and unstack
get into the pots and pans
hide and seek himself
close doors
whine when he doesn't get his way
run away from bath totally naked
"swim" in the tub
"help" throw things away
re-arrange the pantry
play outside
suck his pacifier (ugh)
look at people in public places

Things Luke doesn't like to do:
get his nose cleaned
be left at the nursery at church
naps when he doesn't think he's tired
come in from playing outside
falling on the cold, wet snow
use his manners

He makes me laugh so hard sometimes (putting the colander on his head and laughing) and he makes me crazy sometimes (throwing his milk on purpose and with much force). I think he is the greatest kid in the world. No one else's kid is this cute or funny. Seriously.

I'll try to update more and include more pictures. Join as a friend on facebook if you aren't already to see tons of pictures. And check out our YouTube page for great video (especially the bath times).

-Mother of the Greatest Kid Ever

Sunday, November 14, 2010

FINALLY something

Finally my child has walked. Took him long enough, but he did it between Miguel and I Friday night, about 2 or 3 steps. Then he did it again yesterday about 3 steps. And today he blew my mind, made my jaw drop, and I think I almost cried. He was playing with dominos crawled over to me at the computer, got in my lap, chewed on dominos a bit, then wanted down. Then when he was standing there leaning on me, he just took off walking, about 8 or 10 steps toward the dominos again. I couldn't believe it. I thought he might never walk. How bizarre to see him walk away without holding onto anything. I had to call Miguel at work and tell him. Oh happy day. He is almost 15 months old, it's about time.

And I feel a little smug and victorious that he did it in front of me, me only. How rotten is that? Ah well.

Now if only he'd say "Momma"...

-Mother of a Walker, Hallelujah

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Busy or Lazy...

I've been busy. I haven't posted anything about my adorable child in 5 months.
In that amount of time he has:
flown to Georgia again
been way from Mom and Dad overnight
cut 7 teeth total
eaten all kinds of yummy foods
turned 1 YEAR OLD!
gotten his first hair cut (or hairs trimmed)
perfected his "No" head-shaking
traveled to Austin
drooled a lot
and pooped in the bathtub 3 times

Also in that amount of time, he has NOT:
gained a lot of weight (although he's healthy)
walked on his own (because he's stubborn)
or said "Mama" (though he babbles tons)

He can crawl like the dusty winds of west Texas- fast and messy. And he can walk very well with us holding his hands or behind a push toy. He can cruise very well, pulls up fabulously, and climbs well enough too. But he doesn't want to walk. I am getting both less and more concerned. I think he takes after his parents and is slightly lazy, but I also think "Why isn't he walking yet- is something wrong?!?!?"

I'm sure he'll get it one day. Until then, I probably will forget to post anything because, well, he wouldn't have done anything worth posting. Enjoy the gorgeous pictures of my sweet blessing from Heaven.

-Megan, mother of a perpetual crawler