Monday, January 30, 2012

sweet taters

I had Judah try sweet potatoes for the first time tonight, and I think it's safe to say they will be a favorite.  After just a couple bites, he was grabbing my hand and pulling the spoon towards his mouth.  He couldn't get enough.  I started to clean him up, and he fussed for more!  He ended up eating half of the jar... that's way more than I could say for the peas!  His momma and daddy love sweet potatoes, too, so maybe he gets that from us :).

Friday, January 27, 2012

judah’s friends- fisher, vesty, and sophie

My friend, Hope, had a little boy just 2 weeks before I had Judah.  We shared a lot of time while we were pregnant just talking about and comparing pregnancies and dreaming of what our little guys would be like.  Wednesday, I met up with Hope and her sweet boy, Fisher.  We hung out at their house for a bit and then took the boys on walk.  I can’t wait to see these two grow up to be good friends.  We have many play dates to look forward to!


Sylvester is my first baby.  Justin and I got him over 3 years ago, right before we got married.  I know that he has felt a little neglected since Judah has come along… but I try to give him as much attention as I can.  And now, Judah is starting to give him attention too!  This week Judah has started following Sylvester around the room with his eyes and has even tried to reach out and touch him.  I think these two will become best buds soon!


And Judah’s last new friend these days is Sophie the giraffe.  She is a well overpriced teether that it seems like is a must have item these days.  I have always tried to get Judah to like her but had no luck.  Until yesterday!  I gave her a couple squeaks in front of him, and he grabbed on and wouldn’t let go! 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1st try with solids!

At Judah’s 4 month appointment, his pediatrician told us that we can start introducing Judah to solids.  She advised us to skip cereal and go straight to veggies due to the lower calorie count since Judah is already in the 90-95th percentile for height and weight for his age.

Justin and I decided to start him out with peas.  We really expected him to hate it and spit out every bite.  Judah usually make a funny face like things taste terrible when we put them in his mouth (pacifier, teethers, etc).  But, he surprised us!  He didn’t gobble it up, but he did pretty well for his first time in my opinion.  We will be making this a part of our nightly routine now and gradually add in different foods and mealtimes.

big boy eating his peas!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Judah’s dedication

Justin and I took the opportunity today to stand up in front of our family, friends, and church family and pledge to raise Judah to know and love Jesus with the best of our ability.  We dedicated his little life to the Lord.  This was such a sweet and special moment for us.. but me especially.  In the years since Justin and I have been married, I have been to several of these dedication services… and I would usually end up in tears.  I always hoped and prayed that one day I would have the honor of being one of the parents on the platform holding a precious little one.  And today, one more dream of mine came true. 


My biggest hope for Judah is that he will grow up loving Jesus with his whole heart.

Thank you, God, for this sweet gift.  <3

Saturday, January 21, 2012

4 months

Judah is four months old today!  It sure has been a joyful and fun four months.
It seems like every month just gets more and more fun.  I mean, I do miss having an itty bitty newborn to cuddle with all the time.  (Judah is now out of the stage of wanting to cuddle… he’s too busy!).  But we love that almost every single day, he is doing something new.  He is learning and growing so fast.  It’s just crazy!
In the past month he has really started to drool and put everything in his mouth.  Some of his favorite things to chew on are his hands, mommy’s hands, and his burp rags.  I’ve had to start putting bibs on him a good bit to catch all that drool!
Judah has really started to enjoy bath time.  He kicks and splashes like crazy now.  I can already see that bath time will become a favorite once this little boy can sit up on his own.  Some of his other favorites right now are:  1) the tv… he loves all the colors and movement I guess.  He will turn his head as far around as he can to find the screen.  2) the changing table.. no matter how fussy he is, it seems like when he gets on that changing table he just smiles and coos and laughs.  He loves it!  I oftentimes will change his diaper and then just hang out there for a while playing with him and talking to him.  3) his jumperoo… he is now tall enough for his feet to reach the floor, and this boy loves to bounce!  4)  he loves it when I kiss his hands.  it makes me laugh super hard almost every time.
Judah has started to notice himself in the mirror.  I always ask him, “who is that handsome boy?”, and he will just flash the biggest gummy grin.  I sure am going to miss that gummy smile once he starts getting teeth.  It’s the best :).  He has really started to play with toys now.  He still plays on his playmat a good bit, and will also hold onto teethers or stuffed animals and try to chew on them.  He’s been exercising his little tummy muscles.  He tries so hard to pull himself to a sitting position when we hold him.  He’s not quite there yet though!  He also really seems to like standing up.  He will lock those little legs and stand up whenever he gets the chance.
Judah had a little bit of hair when he was born, but a good bit fell out.  It has started coming back in now, but I’m not sure what color it will be.  Some of it is definitely dark brown, but underneath it looks like it’s more blonde.  We shall see!  The same with his eyes.  His left eye is blue, and the right eye is blue for the most part.. but has turned a dark hazel or brown on the top.
In diapers, Judah is in the same size cloth diaper, but will need a size 3 next time we buy disposables!  That is just crazy to me!!!  In clothes, he is wearing all 6 month footed pajamas and is rapidly outgrowing all other 3 month clothes.  I have been trying to get one last wear out of everything and am packing them away after I wash them.  Six month onesies and pants are all folded in his drawers!  Within the next couple weeks, he will be wearing them for sure!
I think we are in a transition period with sleep and feeding.  We had always been on a 3 hour schedule where Judah would be up about an hour and then go back down for a nap.  Now he is staying up 1 1/2-2 hours at a time.  This means less naptime during the day and more playtime!  He has sort of regressed in his night time sleeping.  He usually wakes up 1 or 2 times a night now.  I try to get him to go back to sleep without a bottle, but sometimes he is just hungry!!  I’m hoping that after we introduce solids, our sleeping-through-the-night-baby will be back… but if not, I’m okay with that.  I love how sweet and cuddly he is during those night time feedings.
Mommy and Daddy sure do love you, sweet boy!

I wanted to add here that we went to Judah's four month appointment for a well check and vaccinations.  He is now weighing 17 pounds, 12 ounces.  He is 25 1/2 inches long.  Big boy!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

my most recent stuff

I’ve recently had the chance to take photographs of a precious, perfect baby girl.  I went to high school with her mother.  They are both just the sweetest girls!  I had so much fun with them!


I also attended the wedding of one of my closest friends, Lauren Grace!  I was there as a guest, but brought my camera along to capture what I could of her special day.  I just love my Lauren and her handsome hubby, Daniel.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

1.17 one year later

January 17th will always be special to me now.  Today marks the one year anniversary of one of my biggest prayers being answered.  One year ago today, my world stood still as my eyes caught sight of a pregnancy test with 2 pink lines.

I had thoughts all day today about how blessed we are.  About how emotional this day was for me last year.  About what a difference a year can really make.

What was one year ago the beginning of a dream come true and an answer to prayer, is today so much more than that.  Today we have a wonderful, sweet, happy, healthy, handsome baby boy.  Our precious Judah Scott.

I had to bust out the camera and get some pictures of our little bundle of joy on this special day.