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Monday, November 24, 2008

9 Months Old.


Having a baby changes your life. More than anyone could ever describe to you and until you experience it for yourself you just don't know. My life now is so full. Full of love for my husband and child. Full of love for my family and friends. Full of laughs and smiles. Full of challenges and obstacles. But so full, that my heart just over flows every day with gratitude and thankfulness for all the wonderful things that having a baby has brought to my life.


9 months ago today, the NEW love of my life was born. I ask myself, could 9 months have really flown by already? Seems like just yesterday I was holding a tiny baby in my arms wondering why they let me bring him home from the hospital, because I just knew that somehow I was going to mess things up for him. And you know what? I'm sure I have, but we're learning together. Just now, after 9 months, I am starting to feel like maybe I can be a good Mom. I still spend a lot of time just looking at my sweet sweet child and knowing how miraculous it is to bring a child into the world. I am so blessed to be a stay home Mom, this is not something all Mother's can do and I do not take it for granted.

This last month has brought so many new things for us! Diego is on the move now, constantly. I know I said this last month too, but really there is just no stoppin' him now. He's even pulled himself to standing a few times. Eddie caught him the first time he did it in his crib, so I didn't get a picture of that. We of course then had to move the mattress to the bottom so he didn't fall out! The poor little guy has had some serious teething going on this month too. I even took him to the doctor because he was so upset 3 nights in a row in the middle of the night. The Dr says he's cutting 4 teeth on top, all at the same time. I feel so bad for him, but we've discovered that baby Motrin and Teething Tablets work really well. We got some new farm refrigerator magnets, and he will sit and play with them for about 2 mintues (or less) before he's off to explore something else! He loves to just sit and watch Chloe (our dog) eat her food, but I don't usually let him. He likes to pick up the little pieces and although right now he's not really into putting things like that in his mouth, you never know. And I really don't want him eating ABC (already been chewed) dog food!We've had lots of fun just staying around the house. Who knew sitting in a laundry basket could be so fun? Or "Helping" Daddy vaccuum? Or even laughing so hard he screamed while I was making my bed!!


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Thursday, November 6, 2008

First Haircut

I put this day off for as long as I could. People have started to wonder whether Diego is a girl or a boy, even whe he's in all blue, so I figured it was time for a haircut. It made me sad, because I feel like it was part of his sweet charm, but the poor little guy has had to push his hair out of his eyes all the time and I was starting to feel guilty for holding on to the hair. This is our "before" picture. Yes, I'm taking it of us in the mirror. See the one curl on the top? That's what we saved.


This is our "during" picture. He did amazing for an 8 month old baby. I love the expression on his face here!

And here he is in the "after" picture. He looks so cute! And now he looks more like a little boy, and less like a baby. Exactly what I was afraid of, but I have my pictures and a lock of his hair to remember and I have to keep telling myself that hair does grow back.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween!

Diego was a Zebra for Halloween and he had a great time!

He didn't mind wearing his costume at all and did a great job posing for a ton of pictures. We went trick-or-treating with his Cousin Jagger, the Black Spiderman. Lucky for Jagger, everyone wanted to give Diego candy, so Jagger got extra!!My 17 year old nephew plays football and if you know me, you know I like to go to all the home games and this year I tried once and had to leave because Diego was upset. He had his last home game on Halloween night, so I thought we'd give it another shot. This time, Diego did pretty good and took a good snooze while I watched the game!

The Pumpkin Patch

Last Saturday, Diego and I met our friends Kari & Ava and Ashley & Jordan at the Pumpkin Patch! We had a great afternoon wandering through Bauman Farms and the babies had fun taking it all in. All three babies picked out a mini-gourd to carry around the farm and they loved it. They are even starting to interact with each other a little bit, which is so sweet. They weren't old enough for all the fun activities going on, but maybe next year!!


Jordan, Diego and Ava on a wooden swing!!

Ava grabbed Diego's hand, it was very cute!


This was my favorite picture of Diego from the day, he's getting so big, I can't believe it!