Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Smiley Guy

We finally made a trip to Monticello so that my mom could show off Taj to everyone in town. We had to show him to people at her work, to people at the store, to people at church, and we even did a couple drive by showings. I've never done so much show and tell in my life, so I just tagged along and nodded and smiled as people "oohed" and "awwed." I let my mom do all the gushing...she's pretty dang good at it;) Both my parents always have a camera handy when they're around Taj. I'm pretty sure they never took that many pictures of their own kids, but I guess grandkids are different. I thought I would post some of the pics my parents took while we were in Monticello. Taj just started smiling this past week and they caught some pretty cheesy grins from him. He's turning out to be a social butterfly like his dad. He smiles at everyone and tries his best to talk by cooing at people. It's so cute! I'm just amazed at how fast babies grow. He is now 6 weeks old and has gained about five pounds, which I'm sure is mostly in his cheeks. When I bathe him I have to lift up his cheeks a bit to clean his many creases and folds to clean under! He is starting to sleep better at night now and I can get about four consecutive hours of sleep, yeah! I don't know about other people's babies, but our baby has a hard time pooing. He only goes about every three or four days, so you can imagine how rank his diapers are when he does have a bowel movement. He had one two nights ago and I was upstairs getting ready for bed when I heard Brannon call for me, his voice full of urgency, so I ran downstairs to see what was going on and there was Brannon standing by the changing table gagging, holding Taj's diaper closed. "You have to do this one" was all he got out before running away and leaving me with the bomb. You just have to breathe through your mouth on those ones. It's the only way I can stand it! Ahhh, the joys of parenthood...I wouldn't have it any other way:)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Back in the Loop!

Hello again everyone! I've been so out of touch the last couple of weeks. We moved again and it took us about two weeks to get the internet again. There is nothing new really going on in our lives right now. Taj is growing like a weed. He's already a little over 10 lbs. and he's grown a few inches already. He's a little porker:) I always wanted a chunky monkey of my own and it looks like that is going to be a reality for me. So I am finally starting to feel normal again. I haven't cried for awhile for no reason at all and am starting to find a little more time for myself (for much needed showers, blog time, housework and the like) thanks to the swing. I've already got a spoiled little boy on my hands. He will not sleep in his crib at night, so he sleeps in the bed with me. Poor Bran got the boot to the guest bedroom, but at least he doesn't get woken up at night by little Taj:) Sorry this is so short and boring...I treasure any spare minute I get and I can't keep my thoughts straight these days. There are a million things running through my head of what needs to be done, what can wait, what I forgot to do two weeks ago and am still trying to remember to do, how bad do I stink and do I really need a shower.....etc. I just thought I'd post so that you all didn't think we'd fallen off the end of the earth. Yes we are alive and are learning how to cohabitate with a baby:)