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 neck...so 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:)

8 comments:

Janice said...

Chelle, Holy cow he is so cute!! I love it when they start smiling! I can't wait until we come to see you guys! How are you liking your new house?

Scott and Andrea said...

Michelle, he is seriously like the cutest kid ever. I love the hair, Scott had hair just like that when he was a baby. Too cute!

Bode & Taryn said...

oh my gosh! i can't wait to see him in real life, but he looks so cute!

Ham, Dan and Kaylie said...

Oh my gosh, he's so dang cute! Smiling and cooing are the best times! Kaylie had a hard time pooping for awhile, my doctor gave me some sugar water and told me to give her a little bit in a syringe. You could try that?

Beth said...

We were so sad we couldn't come and see you guys on Saturday! I swear our kids can never stay healthy if we have plans and are excited for something. They always have to ruin it!!! Hopefully we'll get to see you over the Christmas break though. He is darling by the way. Can't wait to see him in real life.

Brian and Megan said...

Their smiles are the best aren't they! Just wait until he gets close to the three month mark. For some reason they just get on a much better schedule and they sleep for longer periods of time in the night! Your parents sound like mine. I have had to the the work, grocery store, and anywhere else my mom can think of visits to show him off! It is so fun though!

Scott and Haley said...

He is adorable~ I love his smile. I am sorry we were being lazy and were sleeping when you came by. You should have pounded on the door.

Joslyn said...

He is so cute! I love his hair!