Thursday, January 29, 2009


I know I've been a blog-slacker, but with good reason. Work has been keeping me busy, so I haven’t been getting off early much lately. When I get home I want to spend all of my time with my family. I’m also a little sleep-deprived since Hayes has started waking up around 2 am almost every night for the past 1 ½ weeks. He usually won’t settle down until he eats & then he wants to play for a while before going back to bed! I get up with him when Blaine has to work the next day, and Blaine gets up with him on the days that I work. Maybe he's going through a growth spurt??

Last week was Hayes’ 4-month check-up. He finally made it to 12 lbs! We realized right before Christmas that he had lost some weight when we weighed him at home. After talking to our pediatrician, we decided that my milk supply was low & we started supplementing with formula. So his length is still in the 50th percentile but his weight is now in the 10th percentile. He may be a little thin but he's healthy (and totally adorable!), so for that I am thankful!
Hayes helping Blaine with his lunch

Waking up from his nap this morning

Friday, January 16, 2009

Future Singer?

Hayes loves for us to sing to him! Right now his favorite song seems to be the ABC's. It almost sounds like he's trying to sing with me!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Working & Reflecting

I've been away from my blog for awhile...we've been so busy lately! We had a great Christmas with Hayes. Most of his new toys have already found their way to his mouth! Since Christmas we've been putting up decorations & trying to finish repacking and reorganizing our upstairs storage space. Of course, this takes a lot longer when we're using the "Lauren method." Seriously, most people would laugh! I'll have to post a picture when we're finished.

I also went back to work last week. Thankfully, the transition was pretty smooth, and it helped that it was a holiday week so I worked only Monday & Tuesday. This week will be my first full week back. Blaine has been at home with Hayes on the days I've worked so far, and he's been so great at keeping me updated on their day together. He sends picture or video messages to my cell phone throughout the day - I love it!

Hayes is doing so well! His favorite thing to do right now is see how many fingers he can fit in his mouth! He's been holding his head up pretty well for awhile, but it's getting increasingly more steady. So I thought it was time to try out his Bumbo...

I've also spent some time marveling over 2008. It will definitely be the most memorable year of my life! Where do I even begin? Loving my pregnancy, building a house, celebrating 5 wonderful years with my husband, becoming a parent, spending 3 amazing months with my precious son...God's blessings are truly awesome!! I'll leave you with just a few of the endless memories from my 2008.