Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Getting older all the time

Our Sterling boy turned 9 months old yesterday, & it's crazy to think that he's 3/4 of a year old!  He is such a good baby and just as sweet as he can be! He is, however, VERY opinionated! He does NOT like having his nose wiped, his diaper changed, getting dressed, sleeping at night, or getting into his car seat, high chair, or anything else that restrains him! Some of the things he enjoys doing are crawling (everywhere!), playing with his daddy, listening to us sing, eating, playing with Roman, & bouncing. He only has 2 teeth (on the bottom), but has several trying to come in right now.
 Sterling had his 9 month well-baby check up today & his stats were 17.3 lbs., 28 in. tall... basically long & LITTLE! She said that it's normal for babies to thin out around this age because their mobility increases, so she's not concerned about it. I kinda love having a little baby though... feels like it keeps them baby a little longer :)
The kid eats like it's going out of style, anyway! The Dr. thinks he might have acid reflux & that may be why he's been having such a hard time at night, so we're trying some medication to see if it will help.
Here are some of my favorite shots of Sterling doing some of his favorite things:
Well, this is a love/hate shot. He hates sitting in his high chair, but loves to eat! He's easy to please, if it's food, he'll eat it!!  & if even if it's not food, he'll still try to eat it!
He's also trying to poop in this shot, just in case you couldn't tell. I think his pooping expression is hilarious!

Here he is, loving the tub!

& here's me loving on my freshly clean baby!

He has SO much fun with Daddy!!
 He has been a daddy's boy since day 1!! Anthon has the magic touch with him- he can get him to be happy, to calm down, or to sleep in a matter of seconds! He has chosen me over Anthon a couple of times in the past few weeks, & it makes me so happy to know that not only does he tolerate me because I provide him with food, but he does, in fact, like me!
Sterling is scheduled to have surgery to correct his hypospadias at the end of this month, on the 29th. I'm kinda nervous about it, but totally trust his urologist & know it'll be better to get it taken care of before he realizes what's going on!
Anyway, we sure are thankful for this darling little boy & the light he brings into our home!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things...

This post is a little late, but better late than never, right? I took some pictures of Roman with his favorite things at 3 years old (IF you want to see what they were when he was 2, click HERE). He was a lot more cooperative at 3 than he was at 2, but still isn't the easiest subject to capture! 
Still, I LOVE taking pictures of this sweet face!! I may be biased, but man, that is one CUTE kid!!! Anyway, onto Roman's favorite things!

1- It's the simple things, popsicles in particular, that make Roman happy these days!
2- Bob the Builder & tools
He LOVES to fix things around the house & sings the theme song to Bob the Builder while he's doing it

3- Lego's & Mega Blocks
Building "towers" & "castles" are a favorite play time activity!
 4- Last, but definitely not least, monster trucks!!
I LOVE how this picture turned out!!

 My oh my, when this little boy was born I was certain I could never love him more than I did in that moment. Well, I've proved myself wrong! Everyday I get to spend with him, I am amazed at how much my love & appreciation for him grows (even on the days he's naughty)!! Roman brings so much joy, happiness, & fun to my life! I am SO thankful I have the chance to get to know him & learn from him!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Seriously, Roman?!?!

 We have had several "SERIOUSLY?!?!" moments with Roman this past month. It's like, as soon as he turned 3 a switch flicked & things have just been crazy! For starters, I'll tell you about the incidents that caused him bodily harm...
1st, somehow he managed to fall out of bed and cut open the back of his head, & his lip. Seriously, how does that happen?? Nothing quite like waking up to a screaming, bleeding toddler :( Poor kid!
This was taken a couple days after it happened
2nd, he hung himself from the blinds... Seriously. This experience literally almost gave me a heart attack, & has forever scarred me! I was in the room with him & it happened in a split second! One second he's opening the blinds, I look away for that split second, & then I hear him slip & start to choke!! Sooo traumatic, for us both!!
Thankfully, I got him untangled FAST & he wasn't seriously injured, but boy did it scare the crap out of me!!
Onto some happier, silly things...
No explanation needed...
 but seriously?!
He is turning into a couch potato! I swear, the boy would watch TV all day if we would allow it. He does get to watch a show in the morning while I'm exercising, & the funny thing is, he lines up all his monster trucks so they can watch the show too.
Seriously, it's pretty cute.
Last, but not least, heart warming things..
Roman is seriously soo cute with Sterling!! They really do LOVE each other & it just melts my heart to see them interact together!
This was taken after I gave them both hair cuts :)
Roman is my buddy, & I love him!! We have a lot of good times together ... when he's not trying to kill himself or throwing a fit because I turned off the TV ;)
It's true what they say... There's never a dull moment when raising a little boy!!
But seriously, who would want it any other way?!?!