Tuesday, January 24, 2012

11 months old

11 months.....I can't believe that next month I will be saying "one year old". Whew!!

Good-bye bottle!! We quit giving a bottle about 2 weeks ago and he hasn't even missed it!!

Yesterday, we began giving some whole milk along with formula. We are now mixing half formula/half organic whole milk. I think we are going to continue this for a week or two just to make sure Barrett's tummy doesn't get upset. He usually has about 3 sippy cups of mlk a day.

Barrett doesn't seem interested in meats at all (except turkey hotdogs)! I've heard it is just a phase so we will see. Your Daddy might not like it if you're a vegetarian!

Favorite foods: bananas, raisins, turkey hot dogs, baby Cheeto things, puffs, oatmeal.

Barrett has 8 teeth!! 4 of them are not all the way in...just peeping through a bit.

Barrett can sign "more"and he also tries to say it.

He has 5 words: dada, mama, more, hot, banana. (and I think he's saying eye)

He can point to his eye when asked.
Barrett still takes a paci at bedtime and can NOT sleep if he does not have his "lovey". We actually bought a "back up lovey" just like the one he has.

Barrett got his first pair of real shoes and I had his foot measured to be sure we got the correct size. He wears a 5 wide. I usually don't put his shoes/socks on until we are to our destination because he will pull them right off!! I'm told I used to do the same thing!

Barrett can stand alone for a little bit but has not taken any steps yet.

We started back to MOPs this semester. Barrett did good in the nursery they said but he did cry when Mommy left him. He doesn't know I came back about 5 minutes later to peek in on him and make sure he was ok. :)

Daddy taught Barrett a new trick! When Ben says "touchdown", Barrett raises both hands in the air. Cute!! Super Bowl should be funny now!!

Mommy's Thoughts

When Barrett was teeny tiny and we were up all hours of the night and exhausted, I couldn't imagine why moms got so emotional about their babies getting older and starting kindergarten. It seemed to me that the older they get, the more sleep a mom would be able to have at night.

Clearly, I was very sleep deprived despite all the help from Ben and my mom!!

As Barrett's first birthday approaches, I find myself getting all emotional about it. My baby turning one...it just can't be possible!! I'd really like to just stop time.

Barrett is the greatest blessing!!! Even though he can't tell me, I can feel how much he already loves me by the way he snuggles, his heart stealing smiles and cute baby kisses!!! I just pray he always knows how very much I love him!!!!

Thank you Jesus for my amazing little baby boy!!!! Life has never been better!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Going to Nonnie and Papa T's House...

Barrett spent the weekend at Nonnie and Papa T's house (with Aunt Whitney too) and mommy and daddy stayed home alone all weekend!!!
I think we all enjoyed our weekend although, Nonnie may be a tad tired. Barrett is a bundle full of energy and quite the explorer!!

We did FaceTime him multiple times each day. The first time Barrett got too sad. Guess he just loves us so much!!!

Barrett got a new outfit, ate spaghetti for the FIRST time and learned to drink from a straw. Oh...and he can now reach the door handles at their house. Uh oh!!! :)

Mommy and Daddy went out to dinner a couple times, shopped, ran some errands, cleaned house real good, laundry and washed cars.

We are definitely ready for our little pumpkin to be back!! Two nights away is a big plenty!!

Thank you soooooo much Nonnie and Papa T for giving Ben and I a weekend together!! We love you!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!!!

Our first family picture of 2012!!

Just driving aroun at the farm.  Notice the lake being built behind us!! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Eve 2011

We spent New Year's at the farm and had a great time! Barrett played in a pack n play at the bonfire and loved it. He went to bed at the farmhouse while we sat by the bonfire for a while.  We got him and went back to the cabin about 10:30. Needless to say, we did NOT see midnight! Too sleepy!

2011 was such an amazing year!!! Definitely one we will forever remember!! We were blessed with the most beautiful baby boy and have become a family of 3!

You MIGHT be a redneck if....you have your baby in a pack-n-play at the bonfire!  :)

Farewell 2011....what an amazing year it has been!!!