Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm sitting up now!

Cutter is sitting up on his own now. I am still standing by just to make sure he doesn't throw himself back, but for the most part he does pretty good. I can't believe that my little man is growing up so fast, before I know it he will be running around the house and I will be begging him just to sit down for a minute!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

5 short months!

Dear My Sweet Giggling Cutter,

You are my sunshine, my ray of light when my day feels dark! I wake up everyday and can't wait to see what the day will bring. You are doing new things everyday, like sitting up, rolling over (stomach to back) and laughing out loud.

When you laugh out loud it just melts my heart. I love hearing the sheer joy in your laugh as I tickle you. Yes, you are very ticklish under your chin, arms, and thighs.

Mommy is making sure that you are getting all your fruits and veggies. We have tried a variety of them, so far the only thing I don't think you care for is squash! Other than that, you are eating like a champ.

You also had your first fever this month, it wasn't fun for you or me. It was very hard to see you not feeling well and not being able to do much about it. You got better and we moved on to more fun things.

I couldn't have asked for a happier baby. You enjoy people watching, laying back and taking it easy - I say you get that from me. We like to just go with the flow of life, trying not to make it any more complicated than it already is. I hope the one characteristic that stays with you is being the silent leader!!

I can't believe that you are getting so big. Time is going by too fast. I want you to stay this size forever! Daddy doesn't, he wants you to be big enough to play ball. This next month is going to bring lots of new things for you and Mommy. Mommy gets to go back to work and you get to visit new friends at the babysitters house. We were successful in finding a babysitter, we think will take great care of you. I think Mommy may have a harder time at this transition than you.

Until next month, keep growing, doing new things and making Mommy and Daddy smile.

I love you with all my heart!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fun in the SUN!

Today Cutter had his first big day in the sun. We visited our good friends Pamela and Buck, they just put in a nice big pool and we took advantage of the warm day. Cutter was first unsure of the big "tub" he was getting in, but once he warmed up to the idea he had a GREAT time!! He sported the "baby looks cute in his trunks" look really well.

Looking cool in his shades!!

Daddy and Cutter

Family time in the pool!! (Hey, where are my shades???)

Once Cutter got used to the water, he loved it and had blast splashing water in his face!

After all the fun was over, Cutter and Daddy chilled in shade!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Class of 2008!!

Well my baby cousin, Melissa, finally graduated! Congrats!! Just thinking of that makes me feel so old. I remember when she was born and when she started school and to think that she is on her way to college, just makes me realize how FAST time goes by!

The beautiful graduate!
Melissa and Cutter

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


We are going out of town for the next couple of days. We will be back on Friday with Oma in tow for Melissa's Graduation! More on that later, but since I won't be posting for a few days, I thought I would leave you with this lovely picture. It was taken Saturday while we were outside enjoying the weather.

Notice the drool hanging off his chin, yes folks we have entered into this next stage of life, drooling. And it is driving Greg crazy!!

OK, and maybe me a little too....

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Today was GREAT! My first Mother's Day could not have started out better: a smooch from my one and only, a couple hours of snuggle time with the cutest little man alive, and then to top it all off, I got breakfast in bed!! I felt so special.

I love my family!!

And I love being this little man's Mommy!!
Happy Mother's Day to GiGi, Oma, Grandma Nix, GG Patterson, Great Grandma Homan and Grandma Dondi

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Good News!

Yesterday we had Cutters appointment with Cranial Technologies and the appointment was fantastic. They told us Cutter has a mild flattening on the back of his head and did not recommend Cutter be fitted with a band. With a good dose of tummy time it should round out soon! Goodbye swing, hello Boppy! We have been putting him on his tummy for the last week and could already tell a difference on his head.

With this weight lifted on my shoulders, now my only problem is finding him a sitter and getting rid of this nasty cold!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Motherly Instincts?

Last night, for the first time since Cutter has been born, I felt the overwhelming urge to hold and cuddle him all night long. I haven't done it in the past, for fear that he (meaning I) would want that all the time. Well, last night I gave into my urge and I cuddled him on the couch while we both slept. I am sad that my little man will never be this little again. He will never be 16 lbs again. He will never be 27 1/2 inches long again. He will never be 130 days old again. He will never be 3120 hours old again. I am going to miss this, I am trying to take it all in.

Maybe I am feeling this way because Greg and I had the dreaded talk about me returning to work (in less than 30 days, 23 days to be exact). And I have the daunting task of looking for an at home daycare center for Cutter. How? How can you find someone to look after your baby, the way you look after him? This person will spend at least 10 hours a day with him. They have to love him, kiss him and care for him, all the things I won't be able to do.

Back to last night. As Cutter and I lay on the couch getting lots of cuddling time in, he woke up at 1:30 am with a horrible cough and was radiating heat almost as hot as a heater! I immediately stripped him down (he was in a sleeper) to his diaper and took his temperature under his arm, came back at 100.5. The first thing that went through my mind was: oh my, this is his first fever, what am I going to do!?! Then I decided to be the mom that wouldn't mind taking her child's temperature rectally so, I did. It came back at 101.5, now I was really worried. I called the Pediatricians office and the "nurse on call" called me back, she told me to give him a warm bath with a warm washcloth over his forehead and Tylenol and the fever should start to subside within the hour, it did. I have a very laid back child and last night I saw a side of him that I wished I didn't have to see. He was very inconsolable and nothing I did made him happy.

Today, he has somewhat returned to his normal self. He is laughing when Daddy walks into the room, or when Mommy gives him those good under the neck sugars! I am looking forward to having my laid back baby back sometime soon.

Was that incredible urge to hold him last night because my maternal instinct kicked in??

Friday, May 2, 2008

Hapee Birfday Papa!

Happy Birthday Dad!! Hope you have a great day! See you in a couple of weeks!

Greg, Kristie and your one and only Grandson, Cutter