Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tummy Time

Easton absolutely hates tummy time and so I don't feel like I do it enough. But this is the typical sequence of events that happens....

starting out he is happy.....

But after a few minutes he starts screaming bloody murder....

I can only take so much screaming so I turn him back on his back....

Then he realizes he is back on his back....

And he is content again.

Does anyone have any experience with this? How often did you do tummy time?

Well on another note, here are some more updated pics of little E. He is changing so much every day.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Easton's First Christmas

Easton's first Christmas was wonderful. It was so much fun having my little boy to share the holidays with this year. I remember this time last Christmas I had just had surgery and was going through a lot emotionally and praying for a little one. This year all that is behind me and I could just love on Easton and praise God for this wonderful gift he has given us. Easton has truly changed my world in so many wonderful ways. God is SOOO good!

Easton's Christmas adventure started the morning of Christmas Eve. Chris, Easton and I got up and went over to Chris's grandparents house for Christmas with them. We had lunch with them and open gifts.

Easton and Me at Chris's grandparents

After we left Chris's grandparents we went home and got changed really quick for church. We went to the 3:00 service with my parents and Chris's parents. They had just gotten into town to spend Christmas at Chris's grandparents. I am happy we went to the early service because it started snowing hard and a lot of churches start canceling their services. It was sooo exciting that Easton got a white Christmas on his first Christmas. That is so rare in Dallas. I wish I got a better picture of the snow. This was just the beginning before it had snowed very much.

After church we went over to the Horn's house. Every year we spend Christmas Eve with them. We had a lot of fun and it was great spending time with them. They are literally like my second family.

Amber, Suzanne, Michelle, Me and Easton (he was tired of pictures...ha)
This was also the night I realized he had outgrown all his clothes and needed to go up a size. So my poor little boy looks like he is wearing capris. He also dirtied the cute little outfit I had him in at church before I got any pictures. Guess that is the way it goes. HA!

Our family Christmas Eve

On Christmas Day we went to my parents house. We had a house full. My grandmother, parents, Nathan and Amanda, and family friends (The Edwards and Scammahorns) were all there. We had a great time. My brother and Amanda bought him the cutest little Santa suit...see below. Easton got a lot of gifts too. He got lots of clothes, books, toys, money(for savings) etc. He is definitely a loved little boy. I can't wait for next year to spoil him even more!
The day after Christmas we went to Houston for a week to have Christmas with Chris's parents. We came back home on New Years Day. Little E was definitely tired but I am so happy that we have a laid back, go with the flow little one. Hope it stays that way! Well here are some pictures from Christmas Day at my parents house. I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Major catch up!

I know I am totally behind on the blog, but with the holidays and being out of town, it was just hard to make time to post. Easton is now 10 weeks old...I still can't believe how fast it is going by. He is changing so much every day. He has gotten in a pretty good routine. He usually goes to bed around 9:00 to 9:30 every night. He usually fights it for a while as he is quite a night owl and is usually still very alert. But once he is down he sleeps well at night and usually wakes around 3:00 and 7ish to eat, but then goes right back to sleep. He will usually sleep until about 10:00 in the morning which makes it nice for me. I can either sleep in a little or get up and around before he wakes up for the day. He is also now sleeping in his own room in his crib. We moved him from our room on Christmas night. He was 8 weeks old at the time and the fact that we were all exhausted from the busy day, it was great timing. Thank goodness for my video monitor as I don't think I could live with out it. Lets face it, I love to be able to roll over at anytime and look to make sure he is still breathing.

He is also getting so fun! He smiles so much now and coos and really interacts with you. He loves to be talked to and will just listen and then will give you a big smile. It absolutely melts my heart. He also LOVES my hair. Yeah, he can really grab on tight and I occasionally have to really work on getting him to let go. I may be going to the ponytail look for a while. He still loves his swing and now is starting to really enjoy his bouncer.

He is really giving Chris and I so much joy. I feel so blessed and thank God everyday for this new little guy in my life. What did I do before him!!???!! I just can't get enough of him. Here are some updated pictures. I will post on our Christmas soon.

Supporting his Baylor Bears!

I thought this picture was hilarious...this was just a few days before he started sleeping in his own crib. He was just kicking and moving and I took the picture and started cracking up! Love it.

Hanging out with dad before bed time.

Easton and me