Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Little Pumpkin

A few friends and relatives gave Will outfits and accessories to celebrate the season, and since they all live far away, I wanted to post pictures of him in them so they could see him wearing their gifts. Besides, it's just so fun to see him in them! : )

As a warning--I had a hard time deciding on pictures, so there are a few in each outfit...yes, I know, I am a first time Mommy--I know you all are thinking it! ; )

He has been putting his fists in his mouth to suck on lately, so that is where they are on their way to in this picture.

Pumpkin outfit, with socks and hat to match!

An action shot. : )

Though he is a little blown out in this picture, it cracked me up, so I had to post it.

And finally--our little zebra. : ) He was not in as much of a smiling mood when this was taken, but I still love it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2 Month Check-Up

Today Will had his 2 month check-up. It's almost not fair that something so sweet and so little has to be stuck with those needles, but we know it's for the best. : ) He did scream initially (a scream, not even really a cry) but after a few minutes of nursing he was his jolly little self again. Also, thanks to some advice from mother's that know, I gave him some Children's Motrin prior to the appointment, which I believe helped as well. As an update Will stats are: 14 pounds even (double his birth weight), 24 inches long (3 more than his birth). He is a growing boy and doing great. He has been sleepier than usual today, as I was told is a usual side-effect of the shots, and for that I am thankful. Rather have a sleepy baby than a hurting, fussy baby.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Growing Baby

Well, Will is doing great. We have made some visits to family recently, which was fun for them and an adjustment for him. We had a wonderful time. I just wanted to post a few recent pictures here of him now, as he changes so much weekly. He is 8 weeks old now and cooing/"talking" away. He is a healthy size (chubby!) : ) and is high energy, awake often and very alert. He talks to us and watches our every move. I am so amazed at how quickly he went from slowly turning his head and focusing on something to seeing and immediately focusing and whipping his head around. I foresee a very intelligent and very ACTIVE little boy in our future. : ) Also, he is growing his little blond hair back! He had old man head for a little bit there, with no hair except a little ring at the base of his head. We praise and thank God for him daily. His 2 month appointment is next Monday so I will report after that. Here are a few pictures I took of him in his swing recently. What a precious gift!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What makes a baby smile?

Recently, this week actually, we have discovered that Will has started to do "social smiling" (that's what the doctor called it), meaning he smiles back at you when you smile at him, not just randomly. Of course this is great fun for us, and even better than that, my sister discovered a noise that actually makes him smile and even give a little baby laugh a little once in a while. It is great. He has started to "talk" much more lately as well. He is a very alert and active baby, with quite a bit of wake time throughout the day. Please excuse the poor video making--I was holding the camera myself with him on my lap, trying not to block my mouth so he could see it. There is a good little "laugh" about half-way through, so it's worth toughing out. : )

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Celebrity Meeting

Last week we spent the week in Tulsa, OK on a mini-vacation. The reason we chose Tulsa was because Carl was also competing in a national shooting competition a couple of the days we were there. We had a great time relaxing and spending time together. Carl also had a great time shooting and while he was there he met one of our shooting heroes, Massad Ayoob. He has written several books and is a celebrity in the handgun shooting world and apparently just a nice guy. When Carl met Mr.Ayoob, he responded to Carl's greeting with "Call me Mass.". :) Such casualty is astounding to us, as he really is such a big celebrity, but as I said--just a nice guy.

Carl and Massad Ayoob!

One of the many stages Carl shot--shooting through a tube, in the dark.

We took a picture with the sign to remember that this was Will's first introduction to IDPA (he and I just went to pick Carl --far from the shooting).

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quick Will Video

Here's a quick video of Will at 6 weeks (tomorrow!). You get a few smiles in this one. The humming noise you hear in the background is his vibrating chair.