Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Need a BREAK!

Today I am tired. No particular reason why, I just feel tired and a little burned out. I can't wait to go on vacation! I've already started packing and getting really excited for a little get away! I am really starting to get sick of our schedule. I miss seeing Evan in the evenings, but we have been trying to spend a little more time together in the afternoon. I rush out of work at 2:30, get home at 3:00, we make dinner together, eat together and then Evan leaves for work at 4:00. I suppose 1 hour together a day is better than nothing! We both have noticed on the weekends Kellen is much happier when we are together and he even tries to stay up late to spend more time with us. That makes us sad. I hope and pray that one day soon we can live a normal life and not have to rush around anymore.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A TOOTH!!!

Last night when I got home from work Evan told me that he thought that Kellen cut a tooth! I thought, "NO WAY!!!", so I checked and sure enough, I can feel a tooth poking through! He hasn't even been fussy! My baby got his first tooth! Why does time have to fly by so fast?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A New Day And A Hair Cut

It's a new day! I've been feeling much better lately! I've kinda gotten back into a routine and feel like I am able to focus more. Kellen is really starting to move! He moves all around on the floor and is never in the same position when I lay him down to sleep. His cries have changed! It's kinda cute! He presses his lips together and makes a "mmm" sound. He stopped sucking his thumb too! Making raspberries is lots of fun for him and he makes lots of different sounds. The BIGGEST changed we've noticed is that Kellen is ticklish! His feet, his tummy, his arm pits and his neck is really ticklish! I love tickling him!

Kellen had his 6 month check up on May 6. Here are his stats!
Head: 17.25in
Height: 26.5in
Weight: 19lbs 2oz

He got another round of shots. He did really well! When the nurse and I got him into position for his shots (on my lap) and he saw the needle he immediately started to cry. His nurse is SO good, she is so quick! As soon as she was done he stopped crying. Such a brave little boy!

We are still introducing new foods to him. He isn't as into solids as he was. His pediatrician told me that we could start giving him solids twice a day, but I am still only feeding him once a day since he isn't as into it these days. We've given him peas, which he really did like and ate all of them, then I tried acorn squash, peaches and mango.

On May 12, Kellen got his first hair cut! I was really putting this off! Who has to give their 6 month old baby a hair cut?!?!?! I will admit, I was sad cutting it off, but his hair was so long and it was getting in his eyes, so I decided it was time to give him a little trim. He didn't even cry! He still has tons of hair, but at least it isn't getting in his eyes anymore!

Here are some pics!

Before...

After!!!!

Kellen and mommy showing off his new do!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My First Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I am so thankful to be celebrating my first Mother's day! It doesn't feel like a day that should be about me. I feel like I should be celebrating my baby for making me a mommy!!! I love you Kellen! Thank you for making today a special day! For those of you who know my story, Mother's Day was always pretty sad to me. But for the first time, I felt so happy today! I can describe the way I felt today in one word...special. I feel special and honored to be in this "club"! I absolutely LOVE being a mom. It feels like this is exactly why God made me. I was meant to be a mom! It is the best thing that ever happened to me! It feels so right. When people ask "did becoming a mom change your life?" My answer is no. Because I knew this is exactly how it was supposed to be! Everything is now how it is supposed to be. I am enjoying every single minute!

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mommies! I want to send out a BIG Happy Mother's Day to CharChar! We love you very much! You are a wonderful mom to us and we can't wait to see you!!! Happy Mother's Day to you to Momma Kay! We love you too!

Here are some pictures of me and my boy on my very first Mother's Day!