Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Monday, December 29, 2008
I have discovered over the past three months of being a mom that you acquire new accessories. No longer do I wear my nice jewelry, for fear of it being riped unexpectedly from my body, but instead have found myself adorned with a "new" form of jewels. I have dubbed them the "Mom Accessories". They include:
- A diaper bag filled with enough diapers, wipes, bottles and formula to last for at least 8 hours because you never know what might happen.
-Another "take-a-long" bag with extra clothes, toys, burp cloths, and anything else you deem as important for that particular day (in my case camera and batteries).
-I have found myself to have on my pointer finger an extra Binky just in case I'm driving and Christopher's falls out.
-If I know I'm going somewhere that I might need it, the stroller.
-I usually end up with at least one formula stain on my shirt throughout the day
-A tide-to-go pen for the moments mentioned above
-Some extra blankets because you never know when you might break-down and be without heat
And my favorite and most precious accessory......
MY BABY BOY!
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Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Monday, December 22, 2008
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today was Christopher's 2 month check up and as you know it involves getting shots. I was so upset this morning just thinking about it that I gave myself a migraine. I was hoping to get into the doctors office, get the shots out of the way, and be on our by home shortly after but today was the "everyone decided to visit the doctor" day. We got in very quickly as usual but after seeing Dr. Stone we had to wait for about 45 minutes for Christopher's shots. Evidently there were a lot of little kids getting the flu vaccine today and it slowed down the progress of moving to the next patient quickly. There were twins next door and they SCREAMED like you would not believe. It actually made Christopher upset just hearing them. It was like he sensed that he was next. I had to wait outside because I couldn't handle seeing him get the shots so daddy stepped in to help out. We also found out that Christopher does have Colic. We were pretty sure he did have it but we just wanted Dr. Stone to confirm it. Every night at exactly 7:30 he screams like a banshee. It's hard not to get frustrated when there is nothing you can do to make him feel better especially when it usually lasts until 11 at night. Dr. Stone did prescribe him some medicine that might work although it usually only helps 30% of colic babies. We hope that it helps. He now weighs 12.5 lbs and is 23.5 in. Our little boy is growing very fast!
Posted by jscotter2007 at 7:50 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
Someone turned 2 months old today and while it doesn't seem like it has been that long ago I feel like Christopher has always been here. In the last month he has experienced so many new things and accomplished what some babies don't for several months.
He went on his first overnight road trip to Uncle Bill and Aunt Marie's house, started sleeping through the night in his glider (were working on the bed battle now), has grown leaps and bounds, and is already holding his head up on his own. Jeff and I are so blessed to have him here and even if he were an unexpected surprise we wouldn't have changed one moment of it. Every day we get to wake up to the most precious gift that anyone could ask for and it is heartbreaking for me to think about those who will never be able to experience this level of joy. The changes that we have made, and those still to come, we welcome whole-heartedly. We can't wait for everyone in our family's to meet, and get to know Christopher. Until we get that chance we will continue to share his pictures and our memories on our blog so everyone can see his progress.
Love Jeff, Sara, and Christopher
Posted by jscotter2007 at 8:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2008
While Mimi and Grandpa were here for Thanksgiving we started a nightly tradition called "Changing Table Talk Time". After his last bottle of the night we go to the changing table to put on a clean diaper before bed and Christopher decides that this would be the perfect time to discuss whatever 2 month old babies think about. I don't know why he cant talk to us during the day but hey it's cute and I'm not going to complain. I managed to get a little of his chatter before he saw the camera and went blank.
He has also been giving us A LOT of smiles lately and I hope they continue but here is the latest snap shot of his little dimples.
Posted by jscotter2007 at 4:42 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008
Last night while I was waiting to pick up Jeff I started playing around with the features on our new camera (OH MY, there are a LOT!). When I was trying out the video mode I thought, "Hey why not take a video of our tree so everyone can see it SPARKLE". So here is a short 9 second clip of how our tree looks at night.
Posted by jscotter2007 at 4:24 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Jeff and I also got one of our Christmas presents a little early. Mom got us a new digital camera and it came in today. The only reason we got to open it was because it was a little more expensive then what she was going to pay so we said that we would give her some money to get the better camera. I was really excited to use it today and it takes a lot better quality pictures then what our old camera did. Here is a picture I got of Christopher today. His smile just keeps getting bigger every day!
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It's official Christopher has begun to grow up without me even noticing. We went to see Dr. Stone this morning and found out that our little boy is taking leaps and bounds in all categories. He is 4 weeks and 6 days old and already holding his head up on his own (which according to Dr. Stone is astonishing). His weight, height, and head circumference have all grown as well. His weight went from 7 lb 7 oz at his first doctor visit to 10 lb 8 oz which puts him in the 63%. Length-wise he had grown almost 3 in. (78%) and head circumference has grown almost an inch and a half (63%).
Posted by jscotter2007 at 8:33 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
The weather decided last night that it was time for a change. We had an artic front come through at about 5:30 last night and it brought with it the cold weather from up north. I can say we won’t be getting any snow (mostly because it hasn’t snowed here in almost 100 years), which is a big blessing. We may miss Ohio but I don’t think I will ever miss the snow and ice. So in preparation for taking Christopher out to the stores today we broke out his pram outer suit. I absolutely love this thing; it’s warm and adorable at the same time. It is a teddy bear suit and I just had to take a few pictures to show him in it. We also had our first milestone yesterday; Christopher turned a whole month old. We didn’t really do much as he slept the whole day but I celebrated for the both of us by getting the house all cleaned up and then taking a relaxing bubble bath (considering I can get in and out of the tub without help now) while he slept. I’m not so sure however if Belle has enjoyed the last month she keeps giving us evil looks every time we bring Christopher home as if saying “Oohhhh he’s still here”!
Posted by jscotter2007 at 9:50 AM