Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

3 Months

Atticus has been with us for 3 months now. I'll try to not to wax too poetic about this milestone- we all know how fast time flies by, but it never seems to be more apparent than in the first few months of a baby's life. One minute ago I was nursing him for the very first time, amazed by his incredible softness and tiny features, and now he is this roly-poly little man who smiles so big and is learning to giggle.
After 7 years of parenthood, I know that the relationships we have with our children can be quite complicated at times. It is not always sunshine and roses. With a three month old, though, it pretty much is. Especially if your three month old smiles and sleeps as much as ours does! Now, don't get me wrong, Atti can scream with the best of them, but as long as I'm nearby with my magical milk, his fury is short lived.
Even on those crazy days- you know those days, when nothing seems to go quite right, Atti is there with his infectious smile, making everything just a little bit easier and a lot brighter.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Mosherboy first

Atti, at not quite three months, is already breaking new ground, going where no mosherboy has previously gone. He is really such a trailblazer! We are pretty dedicated co-sleepers around here and I will strongly advocate for this arrangement, especially for the breastfeeding mama. I mean, who wants to get up in the middle of the night to get her baby, and then have to get back up to put said baby back into the crib after nursing??? Certainly not me! But this time around, what with our bigger house, and the two older boys running around, I felt like we needed a some sort of secure baby holding apparatus, one where he could be safely off the ground and contained. And lo and behold, it seemed that just the perfect thing had already been invented. Yes, this mosherboy has a crib!
We borrowed a lovely crib from a friend, got a nifty, brain stimulating mobile, and guess what- it works! You can put him in the crib and then, get this, safely leave the room and do something else! He'll totally still be there when you get back! Atti loves having time on his own, kicking around and cooing at his fascinating, contrasting colored mobile.

exhibit A

Even more groundbreaking is this- the baby has actually been known to sleep in the crib! Not for any real extended periods of time, of course, and not through the night, but for his little "pop naps" as we call them around here, the crib seems to be the perfect spot! Who knew?

exhibit b

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

Spoken by my long, blond haired boy-
"Mom, could you take out my ponytail? It's giving me nuts!"

Nap time

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New skills

Look what Atti learned to do this weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Baby vs. Leek

I think I might have to put my money on the leek!