Wednesday, April 28, 2010

To Denim or Not To Denim....

I tend to dress Tucker like I dress myself....COMFORTABLE! :) While I have a couple perfectly-worn-in blue jeans that are comfortable, I still throw on a pair of comfy pants at the first opportunity. There's been several times I've put a pair of denim jeans on Tucker and then changed them thinking they didn't look comfortable enough. That, and the fact that he has a pudgy little belly that hangs over them :) So, I would opt for a romper or some stretchy sweat pants instead.

Well, that's the reason I told myself he didn't need to wear them, but I'm realizing there's actually another reason.....they make him look so grown up!!! Funny how a pair of denim jeans, a polo shirt, and a ball cap make a baby boy look "pre-toddler-ish"! I just don't think I'm ready for my little baby to be a big boy :(
Dang, they grow up so fast, way too fast.....
Of course he's still my little Tucker Bug!!!! :)

"Okay, Mom! Enough pictures already!"

* Please note, these pics were taken the morning after Tucker had his 6 month pictures done....I think he was smiled-out at this point! :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tucker's 6 month post is coming soon..... (As soon as Mommy gets time to write it!)
In the meantime......

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Daddy's Boy

Tucker LOVES when Daddy comes home from work!Of course, Daddy enjoys coming home even more ;)
Yeah, Tucker's definitely a bit of a Daddy's boy :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Grass & Toes!

Wes got home early from work today so he picked Tucker up from the sitter's. When I pulled into the driveway, I saw my boys sitting on the front porch and the dogs playing in the front yard. I LOVE this weather! And, there's nothing better than coming home to my two favorite people in the whole world! When I saw Wes sitting there with Tucker on his lap, it immediately made me smile! I LOVE my boys!!!!

Here are a few pics of Tucker enjoying this evening's weather. I think he's as ready for summer as I am! :)

"That looks like a cool piece of grass!"

"Good thing I've been working on my fine motor skills!"

"Mommy and Daddy, this is SO COOL! I think I like this outside place!"

There's nothing like putting your toes in cool grass! :)

I sure can't wait to spend the whole summer with my Bubby! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

4 & 5 Months

My Sweet, Sweet Tucker,
Mommy missed your 4 month letter and this one is definitely late.... You are now three days away from being 6 months! I just thought I should update you a little on what you've been up to the past couple months! Firstly, I cannot believe you are already a few days shy of 6 months! Everyone told me time would FLY by but nobody said it would literally race by at the speed of an Olympic runner racing in the 100 meter dash! On Saturday morning, Daddy and I were playing with you in our bed and I said, "Can you believe we have a son?! AND, he is THIS perfect?!" Some days it is still so surreal, I just have to pinch myself to believe it! I don't know what I did to deserve you, and really, I probably don't deserve you, but I sure am glad God decided I needed you! :)

Speaking of Saturday mornings, they are my FAVORITE time! Up until last week, you slept through the night, until about 6:30. So, on Saturday mornings, Mommy would bring you back to bed with me and Daddy for some cuddle time. We sleep a couple more hours and then the three of us will play a little in bed when we wake up. I say "up until last week" because sometime last week you started getting up once through the night. I think your little soon-to-be teeth may be the cause of this. Whatever it is, I hope we figure it out and get back to our old ways because that 15 minute interuption to nurse and return you to bed is wearing Mommy out :)

Well, you are one big boy! At your 4 month appointment, you were 15 pounds, 7 ounces (60%) and 27 inches long (100%). When people ask us how old you are and we tell them, a lot of times they respond with, "Wow, what are you all feeding that boy?!" Daddy, in his typical humorous self, answers, "Tiff feeds him heavy whipping cream." (Get it, instead of "milk" haha!) He then follows with, "Just wait until we start feeding him food!" Yeah, we haven't started any of that 'fun' stuff yet. You're still just exclusively on breast milk. We're thinking we'll try some cereal soon though.

Speaking of breast milk.... Remember all that milk that Mommy has stored in the freezer? Yeah, well you don't like it! That's right, you pretty much refuse frozen milk, definitely preferring the fresh stuff. I can't say that I blame you. I tried the frozen milk compared to the fresh milk and I agree that the fresh stuff rocks in comparison. That's okay though. Mommy will sneak that frozen milk into some smoothies for you later on :) So, what Mommy pumps at work you eat the next day at the sitter's.

The biggest change since your 3 month letter is that Mommy returned to work when you were 15 1/2 weeks old. This has been a very hard transition for Mommy and I wish I could say that it has gotten easier, but it's still hard. Aunt Annie takes really good care of you and you love watching and playing with Morgan and Cole, but Mommy misses you SO MUCH through the day! We have a little over 2 months until summer break. I'm counting down the days....

Other changes since 3 months.... Well, you rolled over for the first time at 3 1/2 months. Both Daddy and I got to see you do it! Now you're pretty much a pro at it. You're also starting to get up on your knees which is so cute! You put your butt in the air and then kick your legs and expect to have moved closer to a toy. You're getting there! :)

You are without a doubt one happy baby boy! You laugh ALL the time! As a matter a fact, you have decided that laughing is not good enough in terms of expressing the excitement that you feel when playing, so you have resorted to screaming. I mean S-C-R-E-A-M-I-N-G! When you play, especially with Daddy, you get so excited that you scream as loud and as long as you can! Then, since Mommy and Daddy find it so funny, you do it again! Yes, you are quite the entertainer. You love for us to cheer for you! When you're doing something, like playing in your excersaucer or jumperoo, you look to make sure we're watching you. All we have to do is make eye contact with you and you crack up! :)

Here lately you have decided that Daddy is just a little bit cooler than Mommy. You literally light up when he comes home. All he has to do is walk into the room and you immediately start cracking up! Mommy loves watching you and Daddy together. You have such an amazing father. You are one lucky little boy. You are his world and he would do absolutely anything just to make you smile!
You are just so sweet! You have such a sweet smile that says, "I love you, Mommy!" When you're nursing, you rub my cheek to let me know you love me. When I'm holding you, you put your arms around my neck and "snuggle me" (that's what we call it). And, oh my goodness Tucker, does Mommy love you! There are no words that come close to expressing my love for you. I have no idea what life was like before you came into it.

Oh my goodness! I almost forgot! A major change since your 3 month letter is that you are in your big boy crib now. We made the transition from your bassinett a few days after your turned 3 months. You made the transition like a pro, it was nothing for you. You slept through the night that first night just like you had always been there. The truth is, Mommy would still like for you to be in your bassinett because your room just seems so far away, but you were just literally too big for your bassinett, so Mommy really didn't have much choice! It helps that I finally convinced Daddy that we needed a video monitor. Now all I have to do to check on you is push the botton and I can see you sleeping soundly! (On your side, that's how you sleep :)

Well, that's all for now. Afterall, in only a few days I'll need to update you with your 6 month stuff :)
Mommy loves you way more than you will ever know!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

Well, we survived your first Easter! I say "survived" because we sure were busy this past weekend! I knew it was going to be a long day Saturday when this is how you started out:

But the 30 minutes it took us to drive from our house to Papa & Memaw's was enough of a cat nap to get you ready for the festivities! Some loving from Papa and you were all bright eyed and bushy tailed! You were definitely way more into the activities Memaw had planned than taking a family picture!
"Are those eggs over there?!"
While we colored Easter eggs, several came close to ending up in your mouth! We haven't even started you on rice cereal yet and you're already diving into hard boiled eggs! When Mommy wouldn't give you any of those bright colored eggs, I guess you thought you would try your luck with Aunt Holli!
After all the fun with the eggs, you found out that the Easter Bunny had visited Memaw's house a day early and left an Easter basket for you. Just like the Easter Bunny used to hide an Easter basket for Mommy when I was a little girl, he hid one for you. It was in Papa and Memaw's room, right by one of your pictures!

"Look Mommy what Daddy and I found!" One of your big cousins, Makenzie, helped you see what was inside.... "What is this? A duck in a bunny suit?!" "What??!! It sings and moves?! Mama, check this out!" After all the excitement of playing with your new toys, you were tuckered out! You missed the Easter egg hunt because you were taking a nap. But, you woke up refreshed and ready to soak up some sun! :) Daddy and Mommy went for a ride....while Memaw rocked you on the porch swing, one of your favorite things! What a busy day! It was time to head home. And, wouldn't you know it, the Easter Bunny visited Mommy at home!

Mommy didn't know that Daddy was going to talk to the Easter Bunny about what to get Mommy, or Mommy would have told him what to get Daddy.... :(

Easter Sunday was just as busy! First, we had church and Sunday School. You looked SO cute in your Easter outfit! Mommy couldn't resist taking lots of pictures of you and Daddy :)

"Sure is bright out here! Where are my shades?"

Yeah, Mommy needed her shades too! :) After church, it was time to head to Springfield to visit Nana and all our family there. Nana sure does love you! "Boy, it sure has been a long weekend....These toys Daddy is trying to entertain me with just ain't doing it!" Finally, it was all over and time to head home.

"Daddy, are your sure you don't want me to drive?" (Please note: the car was NOT moving in this picture! We would NEVER drive without Tucker in his car seat. He decided he needed to eat before we could make it home, so we pulled over to satisfy his hunger!)

After such a busy weekend, it is nice to be home. But, sometimes in all that "celebrating" we can get lost in what we're celebrating. We're celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Our God is very much a living God and is alive today. On Easter Sunday, during Sunday School, we heard an amazing testimony to just how alive our God is and how he is working in our lives, even when we don't know it. I hope that each of you are reminded, not just on Easter and other holidays, but every day just how much God loves you!

Happy first Easter, Tucker Bug! God loves you and so do I!


Mommy :)