Sunday, March 28, 2010

March Maddness

Colton LOVES tummy time and is getting so strong. He grabs, reaches, pushes, kicks and is rolling over a lot now. We love to have tummy time in our day!

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This is Dusty with his Ole' Miss cupcake. Dusty has got accepted to University of Mississippi for their graduate program. He got a full tuition scholarship and a teachers assistant job. He is super excited and we will find out if we are going to take it soon. He is waiting for another offer from University of Texas- Arlington. CONGRATS to Dusty!

My friend owns a cupcake shop here in Provo and I got them to do a few custom cupcakes to celebrate! This is the Ole' Miss logo. Dusty was way surprised.

Mommy and Colton snugglin'. Look at those rolls will ya! No, not mine...

I am so grateful to have borrowed that double pump but I am SO excited to get to that 1 year mark where I don't have to use it anymore! :-) It's crazy just how things just change overnight and your life starts to revolve 100% around eating/pumping and nap schedules!
Grandma and Grandpa Rhoads on their visit. He loved getting to snuggle and play with them. It's so fun for me to get to see him with family. I can't wait till I come to KY!

snoozin' in his car seat

More tummy time!! He can push up so high nowadays. He loves to look at that book.

This was the first time he wore a t-shirt and sweats. That was like his 3 outfit in 5 minutes. Poop, pee and spit all in a row as soon as he was in something clean! haha I LOVE his t-shirts, Angela!
We call him jail-bird in this get up

Dusty loves to feed Colton. Sometimes Colton will just be looking at you and when you look down at him he just smiles SO BIG. It melts your heart. He kept doing that and I am so glad I got that on camera.

Well hello, handsome! Those eyes just melt his mommy and he knows it! I love kissing his perfectly shaped head. And his hair line is just so cute....I could go on here...
You know there really isn't much else to blog about other than Colton. No one cares anyway; they just want pictures! I can't blame them. Seriously.

Colton has rolled over a ton and he's grabbing with his hands and sucking on his fist 24 / 7. Yes, I do feed him, he just loves those fists! He's more than 14 pounds and cute as EVER. He is taking naps without being swaddled but his nap schedule is all over the place. Bedtime is like 9:30 or so. Is that "normal?" He loves to laugh and be touched and talked to and tickled. Dusty and I are just in awe of his sweet nature and love fills this house!
We had a great day at Church today. He was awake for like all of Sacrament and he didn't really make a peep. He HATES using the mother's lounge. I think cause the chairs are on the small side and he just can't get comfy. So I brought a bottle today and he did fine.

We took a walk today on a gorgeous spring day! We went to the temple grounds. I am going to miss being able to do that when we move. I don't think we'll ever have a temple so close again.

Enjoy the pictures of the most handsomest fellow there is!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Colton: 3 Months

This is the pose he gets into when we wash his backside during bath time. He loves it! He sticks his little tush out all of time.

He's starting to really puff that bottom lip out when he cries and tears are coming too. SO SAD :-(

Daddy and Colton for some reading time. He loves to look at the pictures and colors.

Doing some tummy time on a beautiful blanket that Aunt Becky made for him. He is doing great with tummy time and head control and strength.

One of his MANY smiley moments with mom and dad. He responds so well to being talked to, touched and loves to be engaged in conversation.

Colton is such a happy baby.

Here he is with his Valentines present, Mr. Froggy balloon. He loves to watch it move and kick the string to make him bounce.

I know I am a few days early but I actually have time to blog right now, so there ya go! I can't believe that I am writing a 3 month post already. I remember amid a lot of tears in the early stages that 3 months would NEVER come, that he would NEVER sleep longer and that colic would NEVER go away. Boy was I a rookie. :-) Things are still hard but it feels more and more like he's always been with us. I love Colton so much and am just amazed at him and his determined, social, sweet and loving spirit. Oh, he just melts my heart all of the time. When he gets up at 6 am and I stumble over to him to pick him up and feed him and all I can think about is the sleep I am loosing, I bend down and say good morning to him and his face lights up with the biggest most adorable toothless grin and then I just don't care!

Here are a few updates of what's been going on with us all:
  • Colton is still the cutest thing ever
  • He is starting to mimic sounds we are making
  • Colton studies your face and tries so hard to copy your motions and facial expressions
  • He sucks on his little fist 24/7
  • He has so much more body coordination
  • He loves, loves, loves to watch TV...he'll watch an entire Baby Einsteins video and fuss if I turn it off too early
  • Either going to sleep or just waking up, Colton will reach his arms up really high and kick his legs out straight and toot every time
  • Colton loves to be in his activity gym now to grab at and kick all of the toys
  • Colton is sleeping for like 5 hours at a stretch now on most nights! He just dropped his midnight feeding on his own. Can I get a whoot whoot?!?!
  • He still loves to be swaddled but is getting too big for his swaddling blankets
  • His face lights up when you start to talk to him
  • Colton will follow you across the room when you walk
  • He still hates his car seat but is getting better and easier to travel with. Yesterday we went to a movie and later out to eat and he did great. He was just soaking everything in.
  • Colton is now wearing just a few of his 0-3 month clothes and is now graduating into 3-6 months today.
  • Amy is doing pretty good with her workout routines
  • Dusty and Amy started the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
  • I don't think I ever blogged this but DUSTY HAS GRADUATED FROM BYU!
  • Amy got laid off from work and we are both looking for jobs
And on that note, I can't think of what else is going on... :-) We have had another FUN month with lots of love in our home and smiles of joy with our sweet little one.