Thursday, August 27, 2009

Eight months old

Where, oh where, did my baby go? As I look through Zane's eight month pictures, I can't seem to find my baby....all I see is this little boy. I feel like I'm back in the fifth grade, at Crystal Palace (the skating rink in El Dorado where all the cool kids had their birthday parties), skating along, going too fast, and as I point my toes down to apply the 'brakes' know, the little rubber thing on the front of the skate.....well, it's NOT THERE! I'm skating out of control and I can't slow down!
I mean, look at him. That's my BABY, sitting up, playing in the floor! They change so much, they grow so fast, yadayada. You've heard all the cliches. And I'm here to tell you that they are all true. On one hand, it seems like yesterday that I was preparing his nursery and bringing home a tiny baby. On the other hand, it's been a looooong eight, sleepless months.

Here's a good shot of his bugs bunny teeth.
And his beautiful eyes...
Silly boy
It's about time I introduce this guy that's always in Z's pictures....
The monkey to Zane's left is Frankie. Morgan, Matt's cousin, made him at Build-a-Bear and brought him to the hospital the day that Zane was born. Insert random thought here: there was a big storm the day Zane was born...I hate storms. The sky was black. But guess what my aunts saw when they walked out of the hospital? Not one, but TWO rainbows! I think someone upstairs was happy with His latest creation!


As I started this post, you were in the bathtub with your dad--with the jets on. Fun times. He then dried you off, lotioned you up, put your pj's on, and sang you to sleep. He can't seem to lay you down in your bed, though. That's my area of expertise. So, we did a trade off. I sang a few verses of Jesus Loves Me, our go-to song, and you were out like a light. Probably because you didn't want to hear my awful singing anymore. Who knows how long you'll sleep? We've been on a pretty solid run of two hour increments. Tuesday night you slept for six hours, though. Ah....heavenly days. Your dad woke me up twice in that time to ask if I had been up with you yet. And the first peep you made, he wanted to run and pick you up. You wanna know why? Because he missed you.

Your favorite word is mama. Especially at three in the morning. I love hearing you say it, no matter what time it is.

Tonight, for your eight month birthday meal, you ate more than I've ever seen you eat! You had green beans, carrots, grapes, blueberries, and mangos (your current favorite food). You'd finish one food and then cry for more. We were rading the fridge trying to find you things to eat! I can only imagine that you'll eat me out of house & home as a teenager.

You love puffs and mum mums. You also like to feed your mum mums to Lola when you think no one is looking. and then chuckle about little mischievious boy.

You always sleep in the car. I'm not sure why we haven't just moved our bed to the back of my Volvo and taken shifts driving at night. Probably because gas is expensive.

You wave bye-bye everytime we say it. Still backwards. so cute. Sometimes you say bye-bye, but usually after we have walked away from the people you're supposed to be saying it to.

You still love to scratch things. And you pat me on the back when I carry you around.

You make the funniest noises. When you are really happy, you make a funny noise that almost sounds like you're imitating a cow. I've got to get that on video soon. It makes us laugh every single time!

Your daddy and I love you more than I could ever put into words here. So, when you're a teenager and in trouble for one thing or another, maybe you'll read this and be reminded of how much we love you. So much that we want to remember every little thing about you at this age.

Sweet dreams little buddy,


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shower for Ridge

This weekend I helped host a shower for one of my bff's, Sara. She's expecting baby Ridge in October! I'm excited that she's having a little boy, because that's one more friend for Zane to get into trouble with!

Sara & the hostesses
Bless Amy's heart (Sara's childhood/college friend & my blogger friend)...she bounced Zane to sleep for me. He was sitting straight up in her lap when he fell asleep and she was terrified to move him. We did eventually move him to a more comfortable position. She's got two little boys, so her mommy experience was no match for Zane!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

blueberries & teeth

Zane got his first tooth just a few short weeks ago. He now has SIX teeth....and he knows how to use them! They all came through, just one after the other. I'm sure this was not comfortable for him, but new teeth bring new adventures. Who knew eating whole blueberries could be so much fun?!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

random pics

Just waiting on my breakfast....
What are those pups doing?
Is there something on my head?

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

if you bring him, they will come

That's Kara Dell (I love that our names rhyme). She put some kind of magic potion on Zane and got him to take a nap. On this day, DeeDee and Skeet had gone out of town, so Zane was staying with Nana Lynn, Uncle Bo Joe, and Mama Doot. We were pretty sure we wouldn't have any trouble finding someone to watch Zane while I was at work, and apparently we found about 13 someones! When I picked him up after work (at 9pm), I was surprised to find, not only those three, but also Kara, KayeKaye, Greg, and Jake all there! And that's just half of the "baby sitters" Zane had that day! I think Morgan had been there all day! Craig, Dana, and some neighbors also came by. Actually, I'm not surprised that he had gathered such a crowd...the boy knows how to arouse some attention!

Same story, different town. The next day we went to Hampton to see Nana Beth and Pops. We had probably been in town about 30 minutes when the house was full! Aunt Debbie, Aunt Pat, Uncle Mike, Aunt Claudia, McKayla, Gracie, and Hunter were all ready to play. We also got to visit with Mama Lou, Mammaw and Pappaw Martin, Andy, Scott, Uncle Stanley, Uncle Steve, and Kristina! Whew, Zane! I think you should start your own fan club!

Here's the favorite part of my day--when Zane comes to visit me at lunch!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tooth #1

Just so I remember.....Tooth #1, on the bottom right, made its appearance on July 31st (7 months & 4 days old).