Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Look At Our Day

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So I've been getting a lot of blog requests to do a "daily routine" post so I thought today I would share what a typical day consists of! :)

6am: Liam wakes up to eat... sometimes he's up, and other times he'll nurse and drift back off to dreamland! If I'm lucky I can usually get another 45 mins or so of sleep! 

7am-9am: Liam and I start our morning play time! He usually hangs out in his mamaroo while I make my coffee and get Justin's clothes & lunch ready! We also like to look at books, sing songs and he loves playing on his play mat!

9am-12pm: He eats again around 9 and typically goes down for his morning nap! Here lately he's been really clingy and only goes down if I rock him! So once he's asleep I try to get a few things done around the house {and watch my morning shows!} By noon, Justin typically comes home on his lunch break and we eat lunch together! 

12pm-3pm: He's usually hungry again around 12:30ish! He eats and then we spend some more time playing, or running errands! If we're out he almost always falls asleep in the car! I try to do some tummy time in the afternoons too even though my child HATES laying on his belly and almost always rolls over to his back! 

3pm-6pm: After he wakes up from his last nap around 5:15-5:30 we try our best to try to keep him up until bedtime! I usually turn on music and figure out something for dinner and put Liam in his little bouncy seat in the kitchen! If we go out to dinner he usually sleeps until we're done! Here lately the weather has been nicer so we also go on family walks!! 

6pm-9pm: If it's bath night, {I usually give him one every other or every two days} we give him a bath, I'll give him a little massage, play for about a half hour, read books, sing songs and say our prayers! At 8pm it's lights out! I rock Liam to sleep in his nursery and then put him down in his rock and play! He still sleeps in our room through the night but we're in the process of trying to transition him to his room! We leave him in his room until Justin and I are ready for bed! It's nice because it allows Justin and I to spend some time together! Around 11/midnight Justin will carry his bed + him into our room! Sometimes if he starts to wake up I will nurse him but most nights he sleeps right through everything! 

9pm-6am: HE SLEEPS!! :) 

I think it is KEY to have your baby on a good routine! It works great for us and I would be lost without it!! 

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Monday, March 16, 2015

A Story Of Us

Dear Liam,

On this night eight years ago {midnight to be exact} your daddy asked mommy to be his girlfriend after three and a half months of "talking." Mommy was 15 and daddy just turned 19. At first no one was very fond of our four year age gap but that changed later on. We were young and in love and nothing was changing that. 

From the moment we were officially allowed to date and see each other we were inseparable. We spent our first summer doing every fun thing you could possibly think of. From trips to the zoo, aquarium, concerts, Kings Island etc., we even went on a family cruise! Your dad was everything to me and our love for each other continued to grow stronger and stronger. 

After four years of dating, daddy decided to take our relationship to the next level. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife on my nineteenth birthday. Obviously I said yes and couldn't have been happier. 

We married August 27th 2011 at the church where Grammie and Pappy married and where mommy was baptized. It was a dream come true. 

On November 11th 2014 {three years later} you were born. Our biggest blessing. 

Thinking back to that exact moment eight years ago almost seems unreal. So much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. I have watched your dad grow and change SO much. He is a man that you will admire and strive to be like. He has remained my best friend and truly my better half over all these years. He is the best husband and the best dad to you. 

As I put you to bed tonight and sang to you, I couldn't help but think of how amazing God's plan was for us. My prayer for you is that you find a love one day that is forever true. I pray that God leads you to a wonderful, christian woman who will love you unconditionally, the way I love your dad and he loves me. 

I love you Liam and hope that our love is a great example that you strive to find for yourself one day. 

Love forever, Mommy.

Daddy 19 // Mommy 15 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3 Months

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I'm finally getting around to sharing Liam's THREE month post {three weeks late!} I literally can't believe my baby boy turned 3 months on the 11th of February! Wasn't he just in my belly like yesterday? Time is FLYING. I have SO many things I want to blog about but he kinda takes all my time these days! ;) Anyways- he is our everything! Justin and I couldn't be more in love with this sweet boy! He is changing SO much and we just love to watch him change and grow!
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Things you love:
-Your play mat! You can't get enough of that thing! You could lay there for hours! You just talk and coo like crazy looking up at all your bright toys! 
-Your "Mamaroo" Grandma & Papaw Frog bought you this and you absolutely LOVE it! 
-Bath time with mommy! We recently started co-bathing and you seem to like it even better!
-Car rides! You pass out instantly!
-Smiling and other people smiling at you! You're such a happy boy!
-Daddy's loud voice! You instantly know when he's home from work!
-Mommy's singing {or at least I like to think you like it!}
-Sleeping on your belly or on mommy's chest.
-Visiting all your grandparents!
-Books! You smile every time I read to you.

Things you hate:
-Diaper/outfit changes
-Earlier in the month you hated tummy time but now you like it a lot more!
-Gas pains 

-You are SO active! You can roll over from belly to back & back to belly! I'm beyond amazed because most babies don't start rolling over until at least 4 months!
-Your head is so strong! You can keep it up for such a long time and can sit up on your own for a few seconds without tipping over! It won't be long until you can sit up unassisted! 
-You are sleeping great throughout the night! You fall asleep between 10 and 11pm and sleep until around 6:30/7am! {Happy mama dance!}
-You're almost out of 3 month sleepers! Your feet are so big that you need 6 months! 
-You had your first Valentine's Day and believe me you are one LOVED little boy!
-I think you are cutting teeth already too! Your gums look white and you are chewing or wanting to suck on something constantly! 

You are truly the biggest blessing in our lives! Mommy and Daddy love you SO much Liam!
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