Friday, March 27, 2009


I tried. I tried and tried. My husband tried and tried. But Birdman just cried and cried. Then my heart broke. Into a million pieces.
Therefore, this whole "let them cry it out through the night and they'll be sleeping like angels in no time" experiment is on hold. Until further notice. P.S.: No one dares tell you how incredibly grumpy the children are the next day and the next and the next.....they have conveniently left that part out!
That being said, the Birdman is doing fantastic! He is darling, and fun. Rolling to and fro. Playing like crazy. I will do a Five and Six Month update this weekend. It will be full of rolling, food, words, walking, reading....I bet you can't wait!!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Tagged Twice in Two Days!

Okay, I have been tagged by RCH and Melissa to do the following:
1. Go to my documents/pictures.
2. Go to my 6th file folder.
3. Go to my 6th picture.
4. Blog about it.
5. Tag 6 people to do the same.

Thanksgiving 2008 was a memorable one: Juniors first! We went to Grandma J's house the Sunday before Thanksgiving where all of her kids and grandkids congregated for turkey, ham, and a memorable Yam-a-rama.

This is Junior Birdman with Aunt Jodi. Aunt Jodi is one of the funnest people alive, and although she didn't win the Yam-a-rama this year, you can bet she'll make the showing of a lifetime next year. She can make JBM laugh like nobody's business. And cry. But that is a story for another day.
I tag the first six people who read this to do this!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Three and Four Months Old~

Dear Junior Birdman,

WOW. Mom totally missed the boat on a few things, namely filling you in on your life for months three and four. I decided I had to post this before you turn Five Months Old in One Week, or else...I can't squish the last exciting month in with these other ones.....

These have been great months. I went back to work after you turned three months old. It was a rough time, but luckily you have been great and everyone that is taking care of you absolutely loves you! The main thing people say when they see you is "Look At All That Hair". We are having some onsies printed with that motto on them.... You are such a good baby. People always ask me how you are and I always reply "perfect". You are the best baby a mama could ask for.

I have re-written this letter a few times, trying to decide what exactly I want these to be. At first I thought: oh! I will update everyone on everything that is going on in the last month. But it gets harder and harder as you get older and learn and grow more. And then I can't decide what to leave out, and what to put in a regular post versus just write my love and dad's love for basically I will just lay out what is in my heart, what my joys and hopes are for you and thoughts I have as you basically, they will be pretty cheesy....Hold on to your hats, people.

Daddy spends Mondays with you, and although you gave him a run for his money that first Monday, you guys are the best pals now. Daddy spent two whole weeks with you around Christmas and had a blast reading books, playing with blocks and Dad even taught you your first trick: Grabbing Things! He called me and said "Birdman has a new trick!" and I was so excited all day to see what it was! And then you were Grabbing Things. I was so proud of you!! I will probably pee my pants when you start walking...

You have started to grab things on purpose, suck on your fingers/fist/anything within range, you do really well with tummy time and you started to LAUGH!!! Your laugh is THE BEST baby laugh in all the land. A good game of Peek A Boo will really get you going and it warms my heart when you smile when I come home from work!

I am so glad you are my baby. I often think back to what life was like without you. Not because I miss the freedom, the uninterrupted sleep, the ability to go anywhere, etc., but to analyze why we didn't see the big gaping hole in our lives that you fill up so perfectly. I honestly do not know what we did without you here. But I am so glad you are here and would never wish for anything different in my life.

Sometimes I wonder how my heart can fit so much love into it. I look at you, your little baby mullet, or wide bright eyes, your smile, I listen to your laugh, and pinch your chubby little thighs and think about how much I love you. And how much I love your Dad, and how much I love our little family, which you made complete, and how much I love listening to you sleep, and how much I love hugging you and holding you and watching you learn, and I think: Can my heart take much more? My life and heart are full.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

4 Month Appointment

Well. The Birdman turned 4 months old. Two weeks ago. But we didn't go to the doctor until Monday, because she was out of town, and we love her.

She was VERY impressed with JBM. She turned him on his tummy and he promptly rolled over! He laughed and smiled and grabbed things. And she said "oh, he is doing 6 month things!!". Of course we were so very proud.

He also had his weigh in!
Weight: 17 pounds, 12 ounces (95%)
Height: 25 inches (55%)
Head: 44 cm (95%)

He is more Round than Long, but hey, what's a kid to do that just sits around and eats, and rolls over every now and then?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Tummy Time

Birdman likes Tummy Time. For about a minute.
Then his head gets too heavy for his toothpick neck.
Here are some recent pictures from a few episodes of:Tummy Time with Junior Birdman.

PS: I think his eyes will be BLUE!!