Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sawyer is 3 Months Old!

Sawyer is 3 months old today. I have said it before and I will say it again, time is flying by. Three months ago I was at the hospital in the early stages of pushing this kid out. I had no idea what life had in store for me. Weeks of sleepless nights, difficulty nursing, recovering... three short months. A lump wells up in my throat every time I consider how profoundly Sawyer has filled my heart with love and joy. Nursing, which was painful and filled me with dread and anxiety at first, is now a precious time I get to spend with Sawyer every 2 to 4 hours. I can look down to my boy, curled close and see his loving blue eyes as he smiles up at me.

Anyway...enough sap!

Being Sawyer's 3 month birthday, today was the day for 3 month pictures! We thought with the the sweet, smiley disposition our boy normally demonstates this would be a pleasant, happy experience. Even Cassie couldn't get the kid to smile! I think he just turned out to be tired and hungry during our session. Poor planning on my part... :( Live and learn has become my new motto. I spent a good portion of the session doing this...

I know what you are thinking mom..."Why didn't you just feed that baby!" Well, I did and he still wasn't satisfied! I think we will also pass on the nudey pictures next time. He was not happy about being on display for all the world to see. However, we did get this adorable shot. He smiles like this all of the time with his little tongue poking out!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Could We be in Trouble?

I am terrified! Steve told me yesterday that when he went to get Sawyer up from a nap, he found him lying on his tummy. I didn't think much of it at the time and I certainly didn't expect he would do it again any time soon. Flash forward to 3:00 AM when I roll over to look at my little boy and find him on his tummy again! Time for the Angel Care monitor to be set up!

Here he is, working on those rolling skills.

Soon he will be unstoppable...

Uh oh...Stewie, is that you?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Life is full of Joy

The last week has been full of new discoveries with the little one. On Friday he rolled over from his stomach to his back without even realizing what he had done. He also let out a huge giggle while Steve brushed his hair and Erica and I crowded around him.

Here he is with Erica and Shelley, his honorary aunts.

Last night, he slept through the night from 11:00 to 5:30. When I heard him wiggling around I woke to notice the light coming in the window. I looked over and thanked him for letting me sleep all night he just gave me a huge grin. I could just burst with love for the little guy!

Has it really been only less than 3 months since Sawyer has rocked our world?

I can't believe how we love him more and more every day.

Until I get a big grin like this one and joy just fills me up.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 4th

Steve and I took Sawyer down to visit with Nana and Papaw (spelling?) Smith in Washington. Sawyer experienced his first fireworks, he even looked at them a little before drifting off to sleep under his nursing cover.

Pat and Mary Alice are smitten with their grandson as you can see here...

Thursday, July 3, 2008


It was so nice to be able to spend a whole week with my family down in Warsaw Missouri. Sawyer got tons of quality time with his grandparents and aunts and uncles.
Here he is with his Great-Grandma Karen.

And soaking up the attention from Aunts Cassie and Dani.

Sawyer spent mornings with pop-pop so I could sleep. The wii kept us entertained in the cabin with Tricia demonstrating her new found Guitar Hero skills. The guitar is getting a rest in the background of this pic. I tried my hand at wii baseball even though I am not a fan of video games. I have to admit...it was kinda fun...don't tell Steve!

Steve and I got the chance to tube behind the boat and eat great BBQ. What could be better? Well, doing all of that without class work hanging over our heads would have been nice. Steve and I spent a good portion of our vacation working on class which was interesting since wi-fi wasn't easy to find. We did some work at the Warsaw Public Library where the people were so friendly. Anyway, as you can see from the picures, we did find time for fun.

Clay and Steve enjoying the tube.
Clay practicing his moves...
Mom and I had the best time...

Well, maybe Mom had the best time of all. Isn't she beautiful?
Dani loves to ski, she makes it look easy to pop out of the water.

We visited Ha Ha Tonka State Park where we missed seeing the post office that was run by our relatives during their day. (Grandma, maybe you can share a few details about them in a comment?) It is just not easy touring state parks with small children. I think I need a temperature controlled, sun protected, insect repelling, off-roading, motorized stroller. Do they make those somewhere? I hope we will see more of the park when we visit another time. We did get a chance to see the castle ruins.

Here we all are. Poor Sawyer is trapped in the bubble in front. This is as close as I could get to the fancy stroller I have in my dreams.