Thursday, May 19, 2011


Judah's First Easter
Sporting his Sunday Best for Mother's Day
I realized that I never posted Judah's nine month appointment stats, so here they are: 17 lbs 12.5 oz (about 7th percentile) and 28 1/4 inches (about 50th percentile). Long and lean. The doctor wasn't concerned that Judah is such a lightweight (breastfed babies tend to be lower on the charts) and just told me that we need to add more fats to his diet. We feel like he's TOTALLY gotten denser since we've started doing that, it's amazing how sore our arms get from carrying him around these days. Wow, what a workout!

So what's new with little j? Well, he still doesn't crawl (in the the traditional sense) but he scoots, rolls, and army crawls everywhere he wants to go. He always heads for things he's not supposed to first (like computer cords, the sound machine in his bedroom, or door-stoppers around the house), so sassy! He's definitely starting to test boundaries and has been known to throw the slightest little fit every now and then. SO not ready for that! He's so adorable, though, we know that disciplining him is going to be a HUGE challenge for us from here on out. He is cutting his SEVENTH tooth! I'm starting to become convinced that Judah will grow up to be a dentist (or a denturist like Papa). With his early dental development and his obsession with people's teeth and toothbrushes (he's ALWAYS been fascinated with us brushing our teeth and likes having his brushed as well) that profession seems only natural!

We're looking forward to spending more time outside now that the weather is finally starting to warm up! It will be especially fun to head to the pool in our neighborhood to cool off on hot days.

Playing after breakfast while Mama works on her blog :)
"Helping" with the laundry
Bundled up mummy style at Jacob's soccer game

Monday, May 9, 2011

My First Mother's Day

We started my very first Mother's Day weekend by heading up to Portland on Saturday morning. Josh's mom's husband Gary had a terrible bike accident last Sunday - he fractured his pelvis and broke his collar bone. He had to have surgery on his shoulder/collar bone where they put in two plates and TWENTY pins. Ouch! Josh's mom Viki missed a lot of work after the accident so she had to make up for it by going into work on Saturday. We went up to keep Gary company while she was away and to help out a little. We had a great time with Gary (who is taking this injury like a champ by the way) and were even able to stop by Viki's work on our way home where we got a behind-the-scenes tour of how a movie production office operates, very cool.

We didn't really have any set plans for Sunday, but it ended up being so great. I'm so thankful to have had such a special day. Josh made sure that I was spoiled in every way possible throughout the day (I love you honey, thank you so much!). We started off with presents in the morning: an adorable handmade card, a beautiful "Mother's ring" with a ruby for Judah's birth month, and some of my favorite chocolates...yum.

Next on the agenda was Starbucks and Noah's Bagels on our way to church...I even got to splurge and have cream cheese on my bagel (lol, usually I just bring it home for the cream cheese since to get it there costs more than the bagel itself...kinda silly). Our church has a tradition of honoring new babies (and their proud parents) each year on Mother's Day, something that we were really, really looking forward to, so that was next on the agenda (I had a number of ladies tell me they were a little distracted by all the cuteness during the prayer...I can't blame them!).

After church we went with my family to Broken Yolk, my favorite breakfast restaurant (my mom and sister let me choose where we went since it was my first Mother's Day, thanks guys!).

After that, me and my boys strolled around downtown so I could do some window shopping. Then, we went home where we chilled for a bit before I got to go have a nice little break with my mom and sister...we decided we'd go see a movie ("Water for Elephants," which was SO good). I rounded out the day by coming home to spend some more time with my boys before putting Judah down for bed.

It was such a great day...I am so blessed!