Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sitting up all by himself!

We knew it was coming soon---but this past Friday, we will officially put in the books that Will started sitting up on his own!!  It's crazy how in just a few days--how much he can grow up/advance!  In just two days, he can sit up so well and today in church, he was wanting to jump the whole time while he was standing in our laps.  It was so funny!  He has some very strong legs!!  We were just laughing and how he wanted to bounce/jump the whole time :) 

This past week was a really good one for Will---he had some good days at Mimi's--and was feeling so much better! (Although, after Will got over his cold, Mama got it :(  I felt pretty crummy all last week, but think I am finally over it)  Anyway, we also got it all finalized to have one of the girls that helps watch Will while Marilee teaches her art lessons, she watches Will while her younger brothers get art lessons---and she has agreed to come down to our house two days a week during the summer to watch Will!  We are thrilled---she is 16, already loves Will and a really sweet girl.  Looking forward to him having some days at home and a little break for Mimi and a break for us a few days from the commute :) 

This past weekend was lots of fun!  We celebrated Daniel's 1st birthday!!  He had a sock-monkey themed party--and in true Amy style---everything was so put together and well-decorated :)  It was a really fun party---Daniel was a perfect birthday boy--and dug into his cake just as he should!  Will and Daniel even went on their first of many wagon rides together!  They were SO darn cute riding in the wagon together--can't wait to see more.  Saturday night- we went to a wedding here in KC---it was a friend of Patrick's from college.  Mom came over and watched Will, and it was nice to have a night out together!  Thanks Gramma J---we appreciate it!!  Today, we had a nice Sunday--church, Eggtc w/ Amy, Cody and Daniel, we painted the guest room, CostCo sample Sunday :), more painting (woops, picked the wrong shade of grey the first time!), went on a walk, had some dinner and put the babe to bed.  I just love our weekends and hate Monday mornings when I have to drop Will off.  It seriously hurts my heart. 

I'm not sure if I have said this at every stage so far, I probably have---but I LOVE this stage right now.  Will is so smiley, happy, giggling, cuddly, and so much fun!  I can't believe he will be 6 months old next weekend---I am looking forward to his 6-month check-up next Friday afternoon, pictures with Daniel at Moments and Memories next Sat. morning, and then the rest of the weekend down at the Lake!! YAY--first trip down to the lake for Will--and can't wait to let him take a few 'dips' into the water! :)

Will in the wagon
Look at me---I'm such a big boy sitting up!

I love my little family

Hey there best friend--let's go for a ride!

Daniel got up and gave Will a side hug!!  It was SO sweet!

Watching Daniel eat cake with Gramma J--such a good view

The Lewis fam

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nasty Cold :(

Over the last couple weeks, we have been busy, but enjoying our time with our little guy.  Unfortunately, this past week, Will got his first bad cold :(  He has been coughing and it seriously breaks my heart everytime I hear him cough---it just seems like it's so uncomfortable to him and he doesn't know what to do.  Such a helpless feeling (I have always really hated seeing someone I love this is the worst!)  Anyway, he has still been somewhat smiley, but not like his usual self.  It's definitley been harder putting him down to sleep, he has been more fitfull than usual, and woken up more during the night, but we are surviving!  Hopefully he will get over it soon, and it doesn't turn into anything more than a little cold.

Otherwise, let's see---last week (May 3-5) my Mom came and stayed with Will during the days---Don had a conference in KC, so it was a perfect time for Mom to spend the days with Will and for them to get to know each other better.  They had so much fun, and I know they both loved it!!  Last Friday night, we went to our 2nd Royals game of the season---it was very warm until the sun went down, but both Daniel and Will did great---even with it being past their bedtimes!  Actually, Will even slept all through the night BOTH nights last weekend!!  I was SO excited when I woke up at 6:30am, and realized that I hadn't had to wake up through the night---good job buddy!

This weekend, I got to spend my first real Mother's Day with Will.  Although he was sick, it was so much fun---and I got to enjoy extra snuggles and loving from Mama...  I got completely spoiled from my boys-- P got me a really nice card (made me cry!) and a gift card to go spend an entire day/night out with my sister!!  So, we will be able to go shop, go to a nice restaurant and then spend the night at a hotel some night!!!  Man, he definitely knows the perfect gift! :) :)  I told him he is setting the bar way high for all Mother's Day's from here on out! But, I felt extremely loved---and we went to church with Bill and Marilee and had a nice brunch out on their patio, and then enjoyed a nice walk later this afternoon.

My latest favorite thing Will has been doing - grabbing his toes/feet, so he is all curled up and then he'll roll side to side--and just have a huge grin on his face.  Oh--and he is now REALLY jumping in his jumper---he will bounce and bounce, and whenever we look over at him, he will smile SO big---like he is so proud and just happy that we are paying attention to him!  He definitely likes our attention, and doesn't care to play by himself --we like to say he's a 'people person' :) 

On a walk with Gramma J

Tired pumpkin

Eating like a big boy in his highchair!

I love jumping in my jumper!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

5 months old

Will is 5 months old!!  He was so much fun doing our photo shoot---Mom was taking pics and Dad was making Will smile (which he still can do better than anyone else! :))  Will is such a happy baby---he is so interested in everything that's going on, and can really tell he is watching people so much more.  He looks like he is just trying to figure it all out. 

He is getting better at eating his cereal---he will open his mouth when he sees the spoon coming, but still need to work on his actually swallowing ---but he does pretty well.  He will take two bottles while I'm at work, about 7-8oz around 11:30, and then about 5-6oz around 2:30.  He takes a long nap in the morning, and a shorter one in the afternoon, around 1:00ish.  Then, when we pick him up, he usually falls asleep in the car. 

I love his giggle---and nothing in the world is a sweeter sound to me.  I could listen to that all day!  He still likes his playmat, but usually rolls around so much, he never ends up in the same spot we put him down, so we have to watch a lot closer.  His bouncer is good entertainment though, although his feet are still a little short, I know he will grow into it too soon, and that he will enjoy the bouncing! 

Will has found his fingers and enjoys putting them in his mouth.  He also will roll around in his crib enough that he usually ends up sleeping on his stomach--just seems to like that more.  He is still our wiggle worm, and doesn't sit still for too long---but I love when I get my morning snuggles with him---it's the best!