Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wyatt's 1st Christmas

We had a wonderful time back in Omaha last weekend for Christmas. It was so much fun to be around our families, and celebrating it for the first time with Wyatt made it so much more special. Wyatt was very spoiled by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He got some really neat toys and clothes. Though he had no concept of that at all. :) He even got to meet Santa on Christmas Eve. He made a special appearance at Keith's aunt and uncle's house. Wyatt did a great job sitting on his lap, probably because he didn't have the slightest clue what was going on. Next year might be a bit more interesting!

This was the first time in many years that we had a brown Christmas instead of a white one. Not a flake in sight! However, if I had to choose between that or the other extreme, I am thankful for the weather that we had. I suppose we'll have to wait a little longer for Wyatt to see his first snowfall!

Here are some pics from Wyatt's Christmas:

Our first family Christmas!

I'm not on the naughty list, am I??

Cousins Picture!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wyatt Reaches 3 Months, Mama Reaches Bronze!

Sunday was Wyatt's 3 month birthday. I can't believe he's already a quarter of a year old! He is growing up so quickly. He is still wearing 0-3 month clothing, though he may shortly be moving into 3-6 month size. At least on tops, that is. I think his short little legs might take a bit longer to outgrow that size! Soon enough I will have to pack away his current clothes to make room for bigger ones.

Sunday was also a milestone for me, as I reached what is known in the breastfeeding world as "Bronze" status. It's basically an imaginary medal symbolizing how long a person as nursed/pumped. At 3 months a mom earns Bronze,6 months is Silver, and 1 year is Gold. I am so proud that I've made it this far and have been able to provide enough breast milk for Wyatt that we haven't had to supplement with formula. To some this may not seem like a huge accomplishment, but for any mom who's faced challenges while nursing, it is. And I'm still going! I plan on writing a more detailed post regarding this topic at a later point, so for now I'll get back to talking about Wyatt...

We've seen lots of changes in Wyatt this last month. His personality is really beginning to emerge, and he is so much more interactive with us. He is definitely aware of our presence and will move his head/eyes to follow us as we move in front of him, even if we're across the room from him. He's developing better coordination as well, and is getting increasingly better at holding up his head unsupported. As I said in my last post, he discovered his hands a few weeks ago and is pretty much obsessed with them. He is constantly trying to put them in his mouth. Lately a lot of of his "tummy time" consists of him lying on the floor sucking on his hand while staring off into space. It's funny to watch, but I kind of have to snap him back into reality so that he'll actually play and lift his head!

It's so exciting to reach this milestone, and we look forward to every month ahead. Here are the latest pics we've taken:


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving and Baptism

Last Thursday we loaded up the truck and headed up to Omaha for the holiday. The last time we were home was for my shower in July, so we were anxious to be home again. We had a fun visiting with family, most of who had not gotten to meet Wyatt yet. We introduced him to Uncle Dan, his cousins, great- grandparents and great- aunts and uncles. I'm horrible at remembering to take pictures, but we did manage to get one family photo at the end of the day:

Wyatt recently discovered he has hands and fingers, and they are beyond fascinating to him!

On Sunday we had Wyatt baptized at my family's parish. He wore a gown that has been in my family over 100 years. It was made by nuns for my great- grandfather's christening. I was baptized in it, as was my mom, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins and brother. It was really neat that Wyatt was part of such a long tradition. Wyatt did a great job as the holy water was poured over his head. Of course, it helped that he had a pacifier in his mouth. But that’s better than him screaming! Here are some pictures of his special day:

We had a great visit home, and look forward to going back again for Christmas. I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday. We have so much to be thankful for this year, but most importantly we thank God for our beautiful baby boy.