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Monday, August 13, 2007

13 months going on....14 months

Well its true...Wyatt is every bit of a one year old as well, a one year old. He is quietly mastering the skill of walking, on his own little agenda. At 13 months, his modes of transportation include a solid mix between crawling, walking, shopping carts and of course his stuffed wooden horse. This age is actually pretty adorable as Wyatt has turned into quite the copy cat....blowing kisses, waving bye bye, going ooh ooh, mama, dada, nah, yah, and more recently nooooo (when I tried to take his rake away at the beach). He gives hugs and pats mamas back, he loves to play "I.m gonna get you" with dada. In fact when Wyatt hears the front door, he sits up where ever he is and says DADA, and then crawls laughing to the front door and then crawls away as fast as he can looking behind him (with those come get me eyes). In more fantastic news, Wyatt gave us his own 13 month birthday present...sleeping through the NIGHT! In his own crib! Yes its amazing....for me and him! Sleep has never felt so wonderful. We put him in his crib for naps and nigh nigh with his little Ellie-poo and voila, he goes to sleep! He is still nursing and probobly plans to for a while, he loves mac and cheese, blueberries, picking the cheese out of a grilled chesses sandwhich and anything that mama or dada is eating. He loves the water, the beach, the grass, his toys, the computer (its hard to type with a monkey at your feet). So with that, adios. Watch the video, be patient and he will walk.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Movin and groovin

Well one more day and we will be official home owners! Of course Wyatt loves to help mama pack..."help" being the operative word here. His favorite thing to do...pull everything out of drawers, unfold the laundry and make any sort of mess possible...whether involving food, clothes, toys or otherwise. Moving is never a fun task to begin with, but chasing around a speedy crawler really puts a damper on the amount of time available for productive you can see, if only I could pack this little guy up for a while...I might just be able to get something done around here!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Idealism is for idealists

Okay. So Wyatt is 9 and a half months old. We have a problem. He still sleeps in our bed and he still wakes up between every 2-3 hours. So yah. Sometimes you have to re-evaluate. Sometimes you try things and they don't work. Sometimes you have all these hopes of how good your baby will be and how you will never do anything that could cause him "harm". Well after 9 months of sleep deprivation in this house...actually lets be honest, I didn't sleep when I was pregnanat either...Okay, so after 18 months of sleep deprivation, sometimes your ideas have to change. So we did it, we let little Wyatt cry. I think listening to your little baby cry, no wait scream, is one of the hardest, most heartbreaking thing to do. 45 minutes. Then he slept. Not through the night like we hoped. For one hour! So digress...he was back in our bed. Next night....20 minutes of crying. Slept for 2 hours. Next night 2 minutes of crying. Slept for 2 hours. But then last night, 1 hour of crying, 1 hour of sleep. I can't say this is really working. I am giving it 2 weeks to take "effect". We are desperate. Desperate for sleep, desperate for our baby to sleep. Desperate to have our bed back and not worry that Wyatt is doing to dive off it in the middle of the night. I will say that beyond the immediate sadness of letting him cry. When he is awake, he does seem to still love me and trust me, which is one of my biggest fears of letting him cry. When he wakes up, I am there for him, there to cuddle and play. I just hope this works...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Jakey and Wyatt

What are little boys made of? Puppy dog tails and least that is what they tell me!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hunt for coloured eggs

Nothing beats a Sunday afternoon hunting for candy stuffed in coloured eggs that are hiding in the park. A gleeful little time for the easter elves. The cousins all came out to play...Joey, Zoe, Zayden and Wyatt hunting like little wolves! The Easter Bunny (aka Dani and Hannah) skillfully hid millions of eggs in the park, so there were many to be had for each little munchkin. Well, my commentary on motherhood is quickly becoming a digitized photo album for the people that can't read good but want to. I promise more introspection on my journey to come.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Lemons from Mamas Lemonade

Wyatt's first lemon was a photagraphic hit as you can see! We have been doing a lot of travelling lately and sometimes mama has to try new things to keep the little guy occupied...well this really got his attention!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hopity Hop

The easter bunny has come a little early this year! My little bun bun wanted to show off his ears. Well of course I couldn't resist these little ears...probobly better suited for a Ruby than a Wyatt...but it is Wyatt's first easter after all. Well we are all really looking forward to easter this year even though Zach already ate all the candy. We are having a BIG party for Zach's 30th Birthday on Saturday night and all his sisters are going to be here. My mom and the girls are going to come up from Texas too, so we will have a full house!!
And speaking of houses, we bought one! Yep our first Okie la homa. Thats oklahomian for home. Well its a little fixer upper just down the street with a much bigger yard for little bunnies to hop around in! We are looking forward to being in a bigger place and of course our first home! Woohoo, I can paint!! Happy Easter!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Stand Tall

Well its milestone mania around here! Just last week it was crawling everywhere and now this week its standing up on everything. I walked into Wyatts room to see the little stink standing in his crib. He now pulls up on all the furniture and just hates to "sit". The funny thing is that he stiffs his little legs when you try to sit him on the floor. I guess he would much rather walk. So at 8 months, Wyatt can't be left alone for one second...he is in to EVERYTHING! A very curious little george. Meanwhile, those top teeth are finally poking through and someone loves cookies! Wyatts menu is growing by the day to include black beans, rice, avocado, yogurt, mamas smoothie, quinoa, even a little taste of fudgesicle!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Don't Stop

Small, Medium and Large

Well all the little cousins finally got to play! What a fun adventure for Wyatt to travel up to Canada on a big airplane with mama. We got to meet baby B for the first time (thats Boston) and of course see Noah too who is growing into quite the little boy...a very helpful big brother and the oldest cousin. So small, medium and large all got to meet and play. At 4 months, 7 1/2 months and 17 1/2 months, its easy to see how these three will make up quite the little handful one day. The different stages that each represents is so fun and it is amazing that even though they are all reaching different milestones now, as time continues the gap between them will be smaller and smalller. Soon we will have 3 rascals running around, chasing each other! The rest of the trip to Canada was a perfect sucess. My friend Kali and I planned the perfect surprise to say goodbye to our Germany bound amigo, Kimmy. She was completely shocked to see little 'ol me turn up at her going away party. The whirlwind weekend in Canada was over before we could even say "eh", and now we find ourselves back in Oklahoma trying to settle in again before another trip...California here we come!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!

My heart has grown in such a way to include my little son as my perfect valentine. I was awakened with little tugs on my ponytail (Wyatt's way of saying get up mama). What a nice day we had, eating waffles for breakfast (I gave him a few bites) and getting beautiful flowers delivered in the afternoon from dada. We baked muffins and snuggled tonight while dada played guitar. Mama and Dada had a little "date" at the a banquet the church put on...we even slow danced and had chocolate covered strawberries...Happy Valentines it was. Goodnight.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Watch me eat


We found it! We found a food that Wyatt loves! Nectarines are it..I have never seen him devour something like that. I cut a little quarter slice and left the peel on and everything. The little smarty ate the whole thing but not the peel! He loved loved loved it. Hooray for nectarines. So at 7 months old, my baby eats nectarines, crawls, sits up on his own and does the sign language for milkie. Just yesterday I went through all his clothes and packed up two bins of baby clothes. He is less and less of a baby everyday...while it is so exciting to hit each milestone, it is a little sad to put the lid on his teeny nighties and sleepers and onesies. I can't believe all that he has grown out of...and I can't believe all that he is growing in to!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cheerios, Cries and Convictions

One night with a crying baby that doesn't seem like such a baby anymore can really test a person's patience. A personal conviction that I have is to respond to my baby's cry. So last night Wyatt cried every hour on the hour, all night long! Back when I was pregnant I read a really interesting article published by the Harvard University that really resonated with me. The summary of that article is best described as this, "Parents should recognize that having their babies cry unnecessarily harms the baby permanently," .... "It changes the nervous system so they're overly sensitive to future trauma." So with that said, I do not want to let my baby cry unnecessarily...which brings me to ask, What is necessary? At what point do you let a baby cry? At 7 months old, waking every hour seems a little excessive. Not that this is a regular occurence, but one night of this can really turn your world upside down! As a parent, there are so many great resources out there that can educate anyone willing to take the time on the in's and outs of parenting. Along with all those resources, comes some major contrasts in opinions and theories on what is right and what is wrong. It can be seriously overwhelming to make decisions that you feel reflect who you are as a person and what you feel is best for your child. So often I question my decisions, but that is where conviction comes in and truly, I guess at this point I am just not capaple of letting my baby cry and not running to his side, picking him up and cuddling him. At this point I would rather be up all night rocking him, then up all night listening to him cry. So another day begins with a handful of cheerios.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Life happens

I guess being busy as a mama makes it hard to keep up on the blog site you started...or even remember you started one for that matter. Well, life comes at you fast and that is exactly what this entry is going to be. Wyatt is 7 months now, born July 9th, 2006. He has changed my life in a way that I never imagined possible. I don't want to sound hokey here, but at 27, motherhood feels like a journey that I am ready to be on. Stay tuned...I might just post again.