Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Wishing you and your family a very special Easter

May the spirit of hope that Easter brings
Help you find contentment in little things
and restore your faith in the Lord above
Who gave His life for the ones He loves

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead ... 1 Peter 1:3





Friday, April 6, 2012

INSTAGRAM

I have a driod... and I was {{this close}} to getting an iphone just for the sole purpose of having instagram. but now, it's on android too! whoop whoop!

download it on andriod HERE 
and follow me! durhamsmommy


Thursday, April 5, 2012

an all about Durham update...

I know that I am a little bias... but this kid is just the cutest thing I have ever seen!


Durham is doing GREAT. He just turned 4 months on Sunday! He is getting so big so fast! 

Part of me wants to squish him back down into newborn and put him in my pocket, and the other part knows that watching him grow up is so fun!! He is so alert and interactive now. He can grab at toys with his hands, and pull things up to his mouth. He is happy happy happy all the time.... and he's got himself on a really good schedule. Eat's between 6-7oz every 3 hours and sleeps 12 hours at night, usually only waking once, and sometimes not at all. 

My very favorite thing he does right now is "laugh"... but not a laugh like you would imagine, like hahahaha, it's like uuuuuuuuhhhhhhh! He sucks air in a sqweeeee's so loud, it is hysterical! I'll have to get it on video for you. 

He does really good at meme & grandma's houses, and loves to ride in the car and go running errands with mommy. The other day we were play-dating at aunt ra's house... he was playing on his playmat on the floor while Jackson was sitting doing a breathing treatment, and he had his neck completely craned around trying to watch TV, yeah, he's like mommy already. haha 

We just love this baby so much and are so lucky to have him.

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I don't know about you guys, but to me... handmade gifts are the best. My grandma (my dad's momma) makes Durham stuff all the time and I just love it. Everytime I look at something it makes me think of her and how much time and energy she spends thinking about her only great-grandbaby over her sewing machine. We got this in the mail from her the other day, she called it a see and say blanket. Right now I'm using as a sunshine cover up for the carseat. :)


Durham Loves Sophie. 
If you don't have babies right now, you might not know that Sophie is a natural teether. Aunt ra gave Durham another sophie in his easter basket too... one with little handles so it's easier for him to hold right now. :) You can see all kinds of sophie stuff on Amazon here.



eating... 
not sure why I have so many photos of D eating on my phone (or why I'm wearing my favorite polkadot pj's in 2 of them) but we do do this 5 times a day... so maybe that's why. I've slowly stopped breastfeeding since I went back to work... not that I wanted to, but my supply was taking a big hit and it was hard to keep up. Thankfully the transition was not hard on him at all. He takes a bottle like a champ!


playing...
I love how interactive 4 months has become. Last month we realized that he was purposefully moving his hands... looking at something, looking at his hands, looking at it again, looking at his hands... and finally making them move and do what he wanted. Now he is all over the place... he rolls sometimes, but only tummy to back, but can scoot with the best. He spins in a circle on his playmat, and can use his legs to scoot right across the floor. He's got a little circuit in the living room, bumbo, jumperoo, and playmat. The playmat is my favorite because it's easy to transport, I take it to ra's all the time. this is the one we have here
(excuse me, looks like it's an 'activity gym' what do I know... haha)

sleeping...
so lucky that we were blessed with a good-sleeping baby. Durham goes to bed around 7pm at night, and sleeps until 7am the next morning. He always busts out of his night time swaddle, but when we try to not-swaddle for night time he hates it. I guess I'll be swaddling till he's 10 years old. For nap times, he takes 3 (sometimes 4) hour long naps a day... on his tummy. I love to see his little but up in the air... eeeepppp. just incase you are wondering... this is the sound machine we have, (we actually have 3, one for our house and one at each gramma's house) and it ROCKS. Yesterday we were at ra's and she was having a BIG playdate with 7 kids, and D slept through all the excitement in her bed because I brought his sound machine.


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that is all I have time for right now...  I'm gonna try to do better at posting, this blog will be such a joy to have when he is older and I am missing this sweet baby age.

{{this is the face that goes with the uuuuuuhhhhhh laugh... I die!!}}


an awesome month

I would have posted earlier... but, I FINALLY had to buy more storage for the blog. I knew it was about to happen. It took a while for it to get added in, and I couldn't post without my pictures! :)

it's been about a month since I've "really" updated. I'll do some random stuff tonight, and then tomorrow I'll do an entire post about what baby D has been up to.

I've been back at work for almost 6 weeks now... it is going good. Of course I miss my little fatty-fatty, but who wouldn't. I've gotten into a routine and the transition has really not been too bad. I think it helps that we have such an amazing support system... and an amazing baby.

what's been going on with me:

I had my birthday. 30. whoop whoop! We celebrated with family at my favorite restaurant, ate cupcakes, and played pass the baby. I love 30... it's gonna be a good year.

1. I participated in a secret mommy swap on a December.Mommy.Board I'm active with, I am so excited. I can't wait to get baking!
2. I've been drinking WAY too many redbulls since I went back to work... I think I am making up for the lost time when I was pregnant and couldn't drink them. And yellow toes for summertime!
3. One of my birthday gifts from ra was a membership to birchbox. I am loving everything and always looking forward to my next box!


 4. When we play-date at CFA (Chick-Fil-A for those who are not in the know) we always order the same.exact.thing. and we're so nice to let the waitress know all of our quirks ahead of time... something like this "Hi. we're ready to order when you are, we always get the same thing. ::smile:: I'll have the char-grilled salad with the fruit on it, but with fried chicken instead of grilled, extra sunflower seeds instead of granola, ranch dressing and a large half sweet half unsweet tea in a to-go cup with lots of ice. Thanks so much."
5. Our friends A&E came over with their AWESOME kiddos to play one night... we had so much fun. Baby D was already down for bed, but we watched the kids ride bikes, played sidewalk chalk, roasted marshmellows for smores, and had ice cream cones. They left all the left over ice cream and cones here (shame, shame) and we ended up eating it ALL. It was such a treat, ice cream cones in bed for about 4 days straight. haha
6. The FIRST time the boys rode together. Bestie and I play every week... and she has been more than accommodating with my first.time.mommy.anxiety. always offering up her house so we don't have to go out, always helping with D and making sure Jack plays "quietly" why baby D is napping... although I still have A TON of anxiety, it is getting better. and this day felt like a small victory for me. thank you ra.

Our nephew is enjoying his first year of t-ball! Ethan is having a blast, and we were so excited we could make it to his first game! I'm not sure who had more fun, Ethan or pawpaw!


1. I'm back at the tanning bed... I love the one I go to because it is literally right.outside.the.back.door. at work. I can go on my break, walk across the street, tan, walk back, and eat all in 30 minutes.
2. we played the lottery! haha, when the jackpot was $640 million I bought some tickets. we won $3. haha
3. The warmer weather makes me want to eat summer food. we've had hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill about 10 times in the past month. I've made pasta salad, baked beans, chicken salad sammys, strawberry shortcake, and banana pudding. I love summer food!
4. new soaps at work are delicious!
5. we love starbucks k-cups. Do you have a favorite flavor coffee cup? we like to try new ones too!


6. The hubs and I had a date the other night... milk shakes on the front porch. best.date.ever.
7. I should really clean my desk, instead of playing on FB.
8. If you'll remember, I decided to write 40 letters in 40 days for lent. I'm finished. Baby D helped me mail the rest this morning.
9. I got the boys matching game day chairs for Easter. eeepppp <3 I'll post a pic of Durham sitting in his tomorrow.
 

ok, I'll be back tomorrow night 
with some CUTE pictures of Durham. :)




Monday, April 2, 2012

I know, I know...

I need to update... 

maybe this will hold you over for a day. I'll be back tomorrow with some random-random updates. 


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Durham 4 months

our sweet baby turned 4 months old on today!