Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
We're down another feeding, he dropped the morning feeding this week, leaving us only with an evening feeding. Holy Hormones, they're nuts, flippin' insane. I'm happy, I'm sad, I'm laughing, I'm crying. I've got two new friends located on my face (eww) as well as one boob the size of Montana (he is only feeding off one side these days.) I spent Tuesday complaining to my mom.
Me: "Oh my gosh, this zit is huge, ugh."
Mom: "Well if it's that bad then go feed him."
Me: *confusion* (How is feeding him going to help my zit?!?)
"No, I said my ZIT is huge, not my tit"
In Nolen news:
Nolen's new favorite spot in the house is located in the corner of our garage. It's conveniently located next to all of our swifters, mops, and brooms (his absolute favorite thing to play with.) If we're inside he walks to the garage door, stands waving and announcing "bye, bye" until we take him out. If you try to bring him back in before he's done playing, he gets a death grip on a swifter and screams. I'm sure the neighbors are watching this from their window and analyzing it all wrong- 'I think she's beating him with a broom.' Oh Nolen, with all these toys and you pick a broom in the dirty garage.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
We have entered into yet another new phase, the 12 month wakeful. You see when a baby acquires a new skill (in this case walking) their sleeping declines. It's because all they want to do is practice their new trick. Last week Nolen woke up faithfully at 4:30 am, ready to walk. For a moment I blamed day light savings, but then I realized that should be working in our advantage. Well fingers crossed that this is just a phase, the past 2 days we've slept in, until 6am.
Saturday we spent the day at my school's spring carnival. Nolen was in awe. He is some what of a celebrity among my 3rd graders. This could be because I start every school day with a picture, story, or video of little man. Also if the students are good, Nolen sometimes stops by as a reward. They LOVE it, they love him (it melts my heart.) So back to the carnival...it made me realize just how big my little man actually is. He was able to enjoy the bounce house, ran over to the petting farm (Stinky) and has his first taste of a snowcone (or 3.) He grinned that sweet toothy smile every time a little voice yelled, "look, it's baby Nolen!"
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday afternoon I walk in the door from a long day of teaching. Over walks Nolen. Yes you read that correctly. Over WALKS Nolen. Just nonchalantly, as if he's been doing it for months. Strolls right on over to his mommy and laughs. Panic, excitement,heart beating from joy. I immediately ask my mom how long he's been doing this, she insists it was his first time. From the look of shock on her face I know she's telling the truth. Little man waited until his Mommy got home to show off his new moves. love. The funny thing is he didn't take the normal wobbly first step, he just started walking, right across the room, never looking back. love this little man! (Stay tuned for the video!)
side note...our camera decided to break the day of Nolen's birthday (of course it did) so our pictures might be a little shady as it gets repaired the next few weeks.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Mr. A and I are on a b...bbb....(this word really makes me cringe)...budget. Why can't they call it something nicer, like saving for a house, living minimally, enjoying fewer of the finer things in life, don't those have a nicer ring to them?
Anyway, we each have a allotted amount of "fun money." The kind of money that's no questions asked, used solely for your fun and enjoyment! My fun this month was getting little mans summer wardrobe kicked off! Every month I drool over the MiniBoden catalogue, so I finally just went for it. Watch out GQ, Nolen Reed will be styling pro-filing through the streets of of GA.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Whatever happens from here on out I'm good with. I feel relieved that I was able to give him 12 full months of that liquid gold goodness. I'm grateful that we were able to have 12 months of such a special bond. We'll see where we go from here!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Visit at least 3 new blogs and leave a comment on each! Thats it, have fun hopping! Hopefully you'll find some new reads!
- Baby Nolen's Journey (I had to add this in :)
Below are a few pictures from my trip to Maryland last week...