Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Laughing :)

Three months old :)

My little love bug,

It is true what they say, "the days are long but the years are short" - I can hardly believe how quickly three months have flown by, especially when some of the nights seem to last for eternity when you wake up every hour or two! For the most part you have settled into a better sleep routine - I give you a bath around 8:30 and then feed you and you fall asleep around 9:30 or so. Sometimes you will sleep all the way until 6:00 and other times you wake up sometime in the middle - around 2:00 or 3:00. Either way I am happy that you have stopped waking up every few hours like you were in the past :)

You are just the sweetest little guy - always smiling when daddy or I walk in the room. You have gotten used to your bouncy seat and will sit in there for quite awhile if you have a full belly and just talk away or suck on your fist. You have started showing an interest in some of your toys as well, especially your plastic keys and can pick them up out of your lap and get them to your mouth. Your hand eye coordination is developing nicely and I'm hoping your toys will entertain you more in the coming months. You also love your little green security blanket from Aunt Rhonda - you finger the fabric and try to stuff the whole thing in your mouth. You have gotten used to being in your car seat as well and will even fall asleep most car rides. You go out running errands with mommy quite frequently and do very well - you even seem to enjoy Target as you always wake up when I put your seat in the cart :) You are wearing 9 month clothes now - you have grown so quickly! I can hardly believe you were a tiny newborn just three months ago.

My favorite thing that you have learned this month is how to laugh. You just think your daddy is the funniest guy around - you lay on your changing table and laugh and smile away while he talks to you - it is the cutest thing I have ever seen or heard. I will be going back to work very soon and will miss you so much - I have gotten used to spending my days with you and watching you grow and learn. Luckily daddy has secured a job that will allow him to stay home with you. I must admit I am a bit jealous of the bond that you will surely grow with him however I feel so blessed that you will be in such good care and I won't worry as much about you while I am gone. You have certainly turned our lives upside down little guy in a good way - I am so happy being your mommy.

Here are a couple of pictures taken on your three month birthday . . .

and of course your bear pic:

Two month pic on top, three month on bottom :)

Month three pics :)

Here's just a couple of my favorite pics from the month:

Shots yuck!

I know I mentioned Christian's two month well check in his last month post but that's only because I was behind in posting so it had already happened :P His two month well check was actually not until well into his third month because there was no sooner appointments. The doctor checked him out and once again declared him "perfect" and then it was time for his shots. I had had a sick feeling in my stomach all morning and the night before knowing that he'd be getting them that day - there's nothing worse than seeing your child in pain :( I just had to keep telling myself that we are preventing a greater pain by having him immunized. The nurse came in and gave him three shots in his legs - he cried for a few minutes but was easily calmed and I thought the worst was over. I was very wrong - he slept a little after the appointment and when he woke up he was just miserable - crying harder than he ever had and whimpering as if he were still in pain :( I gave him tylenol as the doctor instructed and he finally fell asleep after a few hours of crying. After sleeping a couple of hours (longest nap ever!) he woke up in a much better mood - here he is recovering on the couch with daddy . . .

The next morning he woke up happy again - he did throw up once but it didn't seem to bother him so we aren't sure if it was related to the shots or just a fluke. I will be dreading his next appt coming up in November when he has to get more :(

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

San Diego!

On Christian's two month birthday we left for San Diego to spend the week with daddy while he was working down there. My mom was working there that week as well so she just upgraded her room to a suite so we could all stay together :) The first day we spent visiting with some friends of mine in San Clemente - they hadn't met Christian yet and I hadn't seen them in months so the day just flew by. We made it to the hotel in San Diego around 8:00 and Christian stayed with my mom and grandma so Joe and I could go grab some dinner. The next day Christian, my grandma and I headed over to the outlets - Christian is growing like a weed and needs new jammies every couple of weeks! After a bit of shopping we had lunch at In N Out and then headed back to the hotel to hang out until my mom got home. We had dinner at the hotel and then relaxed until Joe got off work to spend some time with us. Thursday morning Joe picked up his mom who was staying with some family in San Diego before heading back to Mexico and brought her to the hotel to see Christian. Then we all headed to the restaurant Joe was working out to meet Aaron and Kathie for lunch. Christian slept through most of it but I took a few pics anyhow :)

Friday we got up and packed everything up to head home. Joe had to stay and work another day but we were happy we got to spend the few evenings with him that we did and check out the new menu that he created :) It was nice to see Joe's mom one more time before she had to head home as well - Christian lit up as soon as he saw her - I know he misses spending his days in his abuelita's arms.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My happy boy :)

Another video I love :)