Wednesday, August 22, 2012

3 Months

3 months old! Walter is 3 months old! He is growing so fast and changing literally every day! He is getting to be so interactive and it's so much fun to play with him and watch him try to figure things out.  Here are a few things about Walter at 3 months:
  • His sleeping is slowly getting better.  Ever since he discovered his thumb, he can soothe himself to sleep pretty well.  For the past couple weeks he has been waking up about 2 times a night- there was even a night where he only woke up once! He goes to bed at about 8 every night and wakes up for the day around 6 or 7.  His naps are still completely random and usually only half a hour long.
  • He is still wearing size 2 diapers.
  • He's wearing 3-6 month clothes, some 6 month
  • He has just figured out how to grab things.  It's so cute watching him watch his fingers and trying to figure out how to open and close them around his toys.
  • He is talking quite a bit now and smiling like crazy.
  • Last night, he gave me his first full on laugh.  It was SO cute! He's done a few little giggles before but last night he really laughed at me.  I can't wait to hear more of those.
  • He absolutely loves watching TV.  Probably not the greatest thing to let him do, but it's an easy way to keep him entertained for a while. 

I am so in love with this little guy.  He is the sweetest thing and his little face just melts my heart.  I really am so lucky to stay at home with him and be his momma :) Love you Walter!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Celebrating Grandma's 80th Birthday

My Grandma Jones turned 80 this last week, so on Saturday, a lot of the family got together in Cedar City to celebrate.  This was Walter's first really long car ride and he did great! It was so fun to see the family again.  We had a big lunch with Jimmy Johns sandwiches and a program at the church near her house and then we had a big Cafe Rio dinner and cake and ice cream back at her house.  Grandma Jones is an amazing lady! She is the most loving and giving person I have ever known and we all love her so much!

Mostly everyone that was there.. Walter was asleep for these

The grandkids with Grandma

Cute boy :)

All ready for church :)

Love his little face

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thumb Sucker

We've got a major thumb sucker on our hands now.  He discovered his little thumb a couple days ago and has rarely given it a rest since.  The poor little thing is a red and sore looking, but he loves that little thumb.  It's actually been kinda nice, ever since he started sucking his thumb he's become a lot less fussy and can sometimes put himself to sleep.  It's pretty adorable when he does it too :) I love this little guy so much!

Monday, August 13, 2012

And The Sleep Woes Continue...

Not only have the sleeping problems continued, they have gotten worse.  Now, instead of waking up every 2 hours, he's decided to wake up every 1 to 2 hours and then around 4 in the morning, he decides to stay awake for about an hour before going back to sleep for another 2 hours... grrrrr.  This is so frustrating! We are now forced to do the one thing I've been hoping and praying we wouldn't have to do... let him cry it out.  I don't know if I have the mental strength to do it, but somehow I'm gonna have to.  I'm sure I'll be crying just as much, if not more, as he will be.  Wish us luck!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Tale of Walter's Sleep Woes

Walter's sleeping has been anything but consistent.  I thought that we were getting on some kind of a night time schedule- he was only waking up twice, going for two four hour blocks of sleep.  But for the last week or so he has decided that that doesn't work for him anymore and he now will go to bed anytime between 8:30 and 10, then wake up at 1, 3, and 5, then stay asleep til 8 or 9.  I've been doing my best not to feed him every time he wakes up but sometimes that the only way he will go back to sleep.  As if that isn't frustrating enough, he will only nap for 1/2 an hour at a time, and when he takes naps is completely random.  So he ends up taking about 5 or 6 naps a day and is usually pretty onrey in between naps because he's still tired... silly boy.  It's a good thing he is so cute :) see for yourself...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Walter Gets His Shots

On Thursday Walter had his 2 month check up, which meant immunizations :( I was freaking out for days about this.  I did not want my sweet little guy to get hurt and possibly have a fever and not feel good afterwards.  I made my mom go with me because I just couldn't do it alone.  Luckily, I made it much worse in my head than it actually was.  He cried for just a few minutes after getting his shots and then he went to sleep and took a good 3 hour nap.  After that, he never showed signs of not feeling good or having a fever! I was very relieved.  We also got his current height and weight.  He is 13 lbs 8 oz (77th percentile) and 23.5 inches (50th percentile).  He's a big boy, and I love it!
My sweet boy after getting poked

His cute little band aid :)