Thursday, March 31, 2011

little man

I feel like Beckham is acting so old old these days, I mean for a 5 month old and all. Like I can see more of his personality and he's looking more and more like a little boy. The time is going by so fast and he's ever changing, which means I have to be too. That is a little rough for me but I'm learning more and more to be 'go with the flow' due to the two males that I live with.

So two new things that I had decided to stress about doing with him were breaking him of sleeping in a swaddle and starting solids. It is ridiculous that I decide to stress about things with him because it always works out, as do most things in life I guess. Anyways, I do think he will be pretty malleable and easy going like his dad, at least I'm hoping!

Sleeping sans swaddle & paci:

It literally took two nights of laying him down on his back and letting him cry it out for awhile. In fact he is sleeping better at night and for naps than ever. Of course he always flips to his stomach and likes to burrow into the sheet and bumper (which is why there is a bumper on because he had stuck limbs and red spots all over his large head from hitting it repeatedly on the bars), but I just obsessively check on him and he sleeps just fine. This is not 100% of the time, but it is more often than least for now. Oh, and he broke himself of the paci, by screaming bloody murder every time we tried to put it in his mouth.

Since that worked out I decided to start solids last night, mainly in hopes that he will start sleeping through his routine 4 am feeding that I just love.

He clearly has no choice but to love owls since this high chair inspired me to be obsessed with them:

He was a little more interested in grabbing the spoon and chewing on it then what was actually going in his mouth, but he swallowed it all and seemed to be sad when we took him out and didn't give him more.

In these last 2 you can really see the difference in his eyes; his right one is hazel and his left one is blue. They aren't extremely different and you have to catch him in the right light, but they are definitely unique and I love it.


I love everything about this photo:

So basically he loved his food, who is surprised by this? Unfortunately it will be a little while before he can consume some barbeque, but I'm sure it will be a very joyous day for him and Adam.

Friday, March 25, 2011

friday five

1. I took an infant from Austin, TX all the way to Artesia, NM and back in 4 days. It was exhausting and overwhelming and so worth it. We got to see his Gamma & Crawdad and cousins & spend quality time with 2 of my best friends plus lots of other fun people.

2. Beckham and I are already sweating a lot in this town. It's only March.

3. I ate from a taco trailor today that played Bob Marley music the whole time. It was delicious.

4. A friend from high school posted old pictures on fb this past week. In one picture I am a cowboy. Yes I played a man in order to avoid wearing a pink leotard and tutu.

5. Marta and Darby are coming over tonight so we can watch Les Miserables. It is the play that started my love affair with musical theater when my parents took us to see it when I was in the 3rd grade. I've seen it four times on stage since. It never gets old.

I'm going to try and post pictures of mine & B's trip at some point this week!

Friday, March 11, 2011

five things friday

So my sister-in-law, Cari, has started doing 'Five Things Friday' and I liked it and so I'm going to do it too. Watch her not do it this week!

1. I love KGSR. Like obsessed with it. My sister-in-law first introduced me to it as the "keep austin weird" station when I moved here. I love everything about it.

2. Why do infant sleepers not all zip up? The ones that snap up take so long compared to the zipper. I just can't comprehend why there are more options in snaps than zippers.

3. I got Beckham on a pretty consistent schedule and he is taking two 1.5-2 hour naps a day! Just in time for the time change....

4. It has been beautiful outside! We've been taking at least one walk a day and it's been so nice. I'm sad because I know the heat/humidity will be here soon and my child will forget what the outdoors are.

5. I go to Target. all. the. time. It just gets us out of the house and keeps Beckham entertained. It makes me want to spend lots and lots of money on everything they have. Seriously, whoever they have working for them in product design & placement and marketing is a genius. Because I want everything.

Our travels have gone great and we're headed to Lubbock on Thursday and then on to Artesia on Friday. I'm nervous for the trip to Lubbock with just Becks and I, but thank goodness Michelle is going to join us for the Artesia leg of the trip. So excited to see lots of family and friends! I guess I might miss next Friday's five things....