Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You decide.....??

When Will was born, he was a spitting image of his Daddy.  Now that he has a grown a bit, I'm wondering if he is starting to look a little bit like his Mommy?  I don't know...
You decide!


 Will at almost 4 months
Will at almost 4 months
Will at almost 4 months

Hmmmmm.........!  Either way, it doesn't matter to me! :)

Will's 1st Thanksgiving!

We had a very relaxing Thanksgiving with Kyle's family at their lake house in Centre, Alabama.  The main attraction in Centre, besides the lake, is the drive-in movie or the Super Wal-Mart.  Katie and I (with some help from Jay) prepared the meal because Vickie, unfortunately, came down with a bug and wasn't able to make the trip until Friday.  We ended up leaving for the 3-hour drive to Centre at 9:30pm and it worked out great!  Will slept the entire way (you may recall he is not a very good car rider).   He also did great sleeping in the crib at the lake house...only a handful of "having to put the paci in the mouth" encounters.  It was a great holiday and I'm glad that we were able to spend time together as a family.  Kyle and I have so much to be thankful for this year--a wonderful and supportive family, good friends, good health and a good job.  We are especially thankful for the addition of our healthy baby boy!  He is such a blessing to both of us and we thank God for him each day.  
On Will's 1st Thanksgiving, he told Daddy that he is thankful for the following:
and the milk :)

Will playing with Charlie
 Daddy and Will on Thanksgiving morning
 Cloudy and wet but still a great day!

Our yummy Thanksgiving meal:

 the pecan pie that I made!

Kyle's parents leave this week to go to Russia to FINALLY get Anastasia and bring her home.  Because of the timing, they won't be here with us for Christmas.  We will have to celebrate Christmas with Grammy and Poppy T and Anastasia a few days late this year.  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Will at 3 months!

Again, time is flying by and I can't believe my little guy is three months old (well, almost four months because I'm so late on this post).  Three months has been much easier than two months!  I'm learning to distinguish between the different cries and whines and this helps TREMENDOUSLY!  I've now read BabyWise and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.  I'm happy to report that Will is sleeping from about 6:30pm to 6:30am.  We are on a much better schedule and now that I can recognize when he is sleepy, it makes the whole napping/ going to bed experience much better!  I'm already looking back at his newborn pictures and can't believe how much he has grown!

3 Month Stats:

Weight:  11 lbs. 8 oz. (13th percentile)
Height:  23 1/4 inches (21st percentile)
Head Circumference:  16.34 inches (55th percentile)

At 3 Months:

~Still eating every 3 hours
~Sleeping 12 hours at nights from around 6:30pm--6:30am (the time changed has messed us up and I can't seem to get him back to 7am).  Still wakes up occasionally during the night and we have to stick the paci back in his mouth.  He will put himself back to sleep.  
~Can now go down for a nap and bedtime "drowsy" and will go to sleep on his own!  YAY!  This has been a life changer!!
~Smiles whenever Mommy looks his direction!  He laughs more frequently now and it is the sweetest sound I've ever heard!
~Smiles and giggles when we are changing his diaper.  He loves to be on the changing table.  
~Has learned how to pull his paci out of his mouth and it's his favorite thing to do!
~Much better about riding in the car.  He only melts down about 40% of the time.  
~Is very alert and interested in his surroundings.  
~Not quite rolling over yet--we are working on it!  
~Has discovered his hands and he is fascinated by them.  In the past couple of days, he's starting to discover his tongue--so cute!   

Looking at my hands

Holding my head up like a big boy!

The big game!  Mommy was the winner this year!
Playing on my activity mat!

I love my changing table! 
Pulling my paci out of my mouth!

Mommy puts the smocked outfits on me even though Daddy doesn't really like it!
Fell asleep while pulling the paci out of my mouth!

Love this little guy more than anything else!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun Halloween.....low key and laid back!  I'm sure this is the last year that we will be able to say that for many years to come!  Obviously, Will didn't have a clue what was going on except that Mommy kept putting him in this hot outfit and taking it off over and over and over again!  He was the cutest little lion that I've ever seen!  We celebrated Halloween at the Agee's house with our life group.  It was a fun time with good friends.  
Next year, however, bring on the "Trunk or Treating!"