Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Feast of Gabriel the Archangel

Today is Gabriel's feast day in the Church! It is so exciting to celebrate all the unique feasts we have in the Catholic Church... and how cool... a day to honor our angels that watch over us. This morning we went to Mass to celebrate! Below you can see how happy he was that it was his feast day.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Little Buddy at 4 Months

He is so happy on his belly. He smiles and then gets embarrassed and eats the blanket and then lifts back up again to smile more. My eyes water when he smiles at me like this.
The sweet pure innocence and joy of babies. Our little gift.
The other night we got home kinda late, so his schedule was off. I could not get him to go to sleep. I rocked him and fed him and sang to him and repeated the process more than I can remember. Finally I gave up and decided to get ready for bed. I laid him on the bed while I was getting ready and heard him fussing a little... within a minute he stopped... he was sleeping. All my hard work and he got to sleep himself. (This is the only time we have ever put him in a gown. I don't think he liked it. So I did laundry the next day.)
While I was folding laundry he grabbed Patrick's boxers and starting chewing on them. Then he grabbed Patrick's hat and was trying to eat that too. All I had to do was walk out of the room for one minute. His dad decided he was going to wear it, not eat it.

Above is our first go at rice cereal. He was very confused as you can see, but eventually swallowed! It was hilarious. He finally slept the longest he ever has through the night.
More smiles on the belly! Isn't he so sweet?!
He looks like such a BIG boy in the bumbo. Yes, he always smiling.
Patrick's glasses. He wants to be just like his dad in all things...
so he laughs a lot, wears glasses, and can be very serious about certain things...
I am just waiting for him to ask me for a book to read while he fills his diaper.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

If only the carseat were a tub...

Here is the sweetest, most peaceful baby ever... until you get him in the car. In my dreams I can fly to the grocery store and car seats don't exist. Babies can lay in the tub while we travel and there is no screaming. Gabriel has gained an intense hatred of the car this past month. The whining has turned to horrid and uncontrollable crying. We have tried everything from singing to hanging toys to pacifers to windows down to padding to music to silence to rubbing his little head... nothing and I mean nothing works. It is my sanctification. Some moms have to adjust to in the night feedings, some to diapers, some to spit up... me to screaming car baby. I actually kinda like when I get to spend some time with him at night, diapers don't bother me (I just like to see how fast I can change them), and spit up is nothing. I think I changed my shirt yesterday four times and I just remembered now... it's kinda part of the day... BUT THE CAR IS ABSOLUTE TORTURE. No more silence. No more music. Just screaming. So, I can't stay at home all day. I offer up my car rides and try not to drive like a maniac so I can get out. All that being said... pray for me. I will continue to dream of bath time in the car until my little peanut decides to fall in love with the sweet purr of the engine!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Happy Boy

The video is a little dark, but at least you can hear the sweet noises he makes every morning when he wakes up! He is such a happy baby. And so chill. I just love him more and more each day. Man, God loves me.

This weekend we painted his nursery, finally! His room is almost done, which means soon he will be leaving his bassinet and traveling to his BIG crib. We will post pictures later of the room.