Monday, August 27, 2012


I am quite smitten with this kid! Our precious Baby Boone, I could just eat him up! I feel like we have really turned a corner with this little guy! To sum it up, month one was a breeze with little bit sleeping most of the days and nights away. Then he woke up. He wasn't particularly fussy for months 2 and 3, just not so predictable and probably pretty normal newborn stuff. He seemed to have some tummy issues with spitting up and plenty of gassiness:). 

We were out of town a lot and poor little guy was never on a schedule, just going along wherever the carrier took him.  We always were traveling with family so we had lots of help with holding and soothing so that made it not so hard on mama.

 For a while, he loved the car and always slept in his carseat. Then we had one really bad road trip home from Arkansas and couple of weeks of carseat ISSUES!! I just knew this was going to be bad news since we do seem to be in the car a lot. Thankfully, this too did pass and we are back to normal with very little fussin in the car. PTL!

And then the darn swaddle! My other two were swaddled for FOREVER and loved it! But this guy is STRONG! He did great it in for a while and then it just became more of a problem. I was constantly re-swaddling all day and all night. Aunt Sissy (Wendi) had the brightest idea, why don't you try breaking him of the swaddle. Well, thank you baby whisperer! We had a rough 2 days of the actual swaddle breaking, but after that...magic!! This pic below makes my heart melt, except the red mark my arm left on his sweet little head. Why are sleeping babies just amazing!?

This pic was from the first day I took him to the church nursery when I forgot the diaper bag! Bless this third child! I did have a bottle, and thankful for sweet nursery workers that understood. Or at least they made me feel not so ignorant!

Sweetness does have to take some naps at random places and is adaptable most days.

 I do have punkin' on a better schedule and all around has made some big time advancements! Way to go mama, you could have done this months ago.
 He sleeps on his back and sometimes his tummy. He sure isn't missing that silly swaddle! He is napping great and sleeping about 8 or 9 straight hours at night. And then a few more after the early morning feeding. Although, I am still in that waking up to check the monitor stage, to make sure he is ok since he is sleeping so much. We got ourselves a drooler and needs a bib most of the time, as you can see in pic below. But, the spitting up has greatly decreased! Yay!!
I failed, once again, at getting my child to take a paci:(. Looks like I might have a thumb or finger sucker soon. He sucks on his fist a lot right now.

I cannot believe he is almost 4 months old! That is 1/3 of his first year. I cannot stand it!

 His sis and bro still think he is pretty cool. Just wait til he is mobile and snatches a Barbie or Lightening Mcqueen. Things might change! Everyone is still saying he looks like Graham, but to me he is changing a little. They definitely are brothers, but he has his own little look. 
 Love you little B!


Ashley said...

HE IS PRECIOUS!!!! Oh my word! What a cutie pie!!!

The Junods said...

Aunt Sissy is smitten too! Such a cutie pie and looks so happy in these pictures. And stop right now with wishing you had stopped the swaddle earlier. There's no way to know and that baby was a serious traveler with no map! I'm just so happy for YOU!! Rest well mama! I love you and that precious little B!

Katie and Justin Cox said...

Neither one of mine liked the swaddle either... we are BIG sleep sackers in this house... arms free! :) He is SO SO cute! Looks like you are doing awesome at this mama of three business! :)