We went to the pediatrician yesterday for his 4-month well check and he's weighing in at 15 lbs. 13 oz. He received some shots and a clean bill of health. I cannot seem to get enough of his baby self these days and I am just trying to cherish his time as an infant as much as I can. It already seems to be going too fast. I mean cereal already! What's next, pureed peas? Oh wait, that is what's next... Oh, I just LOVE my baby... and his brother... and his father. I am SO blessed. Thanks be to God!!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Also, I have changed the name of the Blog, let me know what you think. It's supposed to kind of sound like my name - get it Mommy Lane (mom-e-laine). Anyway, let me know if you like it b/c I am not completely sure.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
IT WORKED! Yeah!! It's a short one of the boys this morning, playing peek-a-boo. It's a little dark, but you can kind of see Gavin smiling and Ben "hammin' it up" so it's still cute.
Yesterday morning I was outside looking at the flowers in the yard, etc. and I took this shot of some red Gerbera daisies that are in a pot by my front door. This plant was from the large basket of flowers that Tim's office sent when Gavin was born. My mother transplanted it while she was here helping us out that week. I am so excited that not only have I kept it alive but it's blooming again. I had a little help from Mother Nature too. So, once again, God Bless ALL the "Mothers" out there! HA!
Can you see that the larger flower has a spider on a petal on the left hand side? We have had SO many spiders this summer, I guess because of all the rain. I don't mind them, but I have walked into their webs many times and it gets a little annoying. But, we are all God's creatures, right?
I don't think that I put on here that we had another large limb fall off of our Bradford pear tree that's out front, last week. Most of you know that our tree history on this property has not been great. This is the third large limb to fall off of that tree since we've lived here. I hired a tree service this time to come and get rid of the limb and trim the tree back. It looks so much better and I am looking forward to having fewer leaves out there this fall since they loaded quite a bit of them into their trailer! I am thinking that the next house we buy some day may have a tree-less lot! I do love their beauty and shade but gimme a break already with them falling on or near my house!!
Gavin had P.T. yesterday for the first time in a month and shows improvement. I have been given more "moves" to do with him as he continues to hold his shoulders too high. His neck movement is good, it's really more the shoulder thing at this point. Anyway, we go back in another month and I hope he's even better by then. It's kind of hard for me to want to do some of the exercises with him since he cries pretty hard by the time I am done with some of them.
That's all for now...sorry if I was rambling... hope your week is going well!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Anyway, he finally did it today and there was a ton of excitement and high fives all around, etc, etc. We are so very proud of him and showering him with rewards (he is still expecting me to bake him a cake that I promised him earlier in the week as well). I am just so glad we finally got past this hurdle and things seem to be moving along in this area more and more everyday. Somewhere in the background I believe I hear the Hallelujah Chorus, can you hear it too?!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Here's Wendy, Jen, Heather and Me (hostesses and expetant Mom)
Jen and I have been friends since college and we are so excited for her and her husband Lance to become parents! We pray that all goes well for them during labor and delivery and for a healthy baby. Here I am with my good friend. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Here's a picture of what will be going on while Ben is NOT at school and we are all home together. Between playing trains and cars, doing laundry and cleaning house, and jaunting about sometimes, my days will be oh so wonderfully full!! ; ) I don't miss my old job - I went to the office today to lend some of my maternity clothes to a former co-worker and I was so glad I got to leave whenever I wanted and that I didn't have to touch a computer there! HA! Anyway, here are my beautiful boys...
Gavin has taken to the "exer-saucer" thingy in the last week or so. He has better head control now (just in general) so he can sit in it pretty well and it's quite fun to see the boys sort of playing together.
We are doing our best to potty train whole-heartedly now and unfortunately Ben refuses to execute the ever elusive #2 in the potty! He's doing really well otherwise but says he's scared to go poo poo. Anyway, I won't go on, but I just pray that SOMETHING, ANYTHING will change his mind soon (so far subtracting television and desserts from his life has NOT worked). Good Luck to us!!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Gavin hanging out in the water (with Daddy's help of course)Ben having fun in the water
Tim rented a life jacket for Ben because he usally has to hold him the entire time we are swimming but this time he was able to do more things on his own and I think it gave him more confidence in the water. He also rode several small slides on his own (although he did like to be caught at the bottom). Bedford Splash was really good for kids this age and only a short drive from our house so I am sure we will go back again next summer. It was kind of our last "hurrah" for the season as we came home and watched college football - a true sign that fall is on the way- and a joyous time for my husband who is most excited for the season to change and things to cool off.