Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We got to start Hunter on solids per our dr at our 4 mth visit. I was glad to get the green light because this boy has been hungry ever since he was born. I waited a couple of weeks after our appt before I started him on them. So far he likes the rice cereal although this morning he "talked" the entire time I was trying to feed him. It's hard for a baby to keep food in his mouth when he just wants to make noises and not swallow!

We've tried applesauce which he doesn't seem to be a fan of and on Christmas Day we gave him squash and he really seemed to like that.

This is the first time we gave him cereal.

He is the cutest thing ever!


We are down again but definitely not out. In mid-November the first cold of the year hit us. Hunter and I were both sick at the same time and he spent a month sleeping in our room because of this gagging reflex he had every time he coughed.

In December Korey brought home a stomach bug which he shared with me. I got it two times worse than he did about 4 days later. Unfortunately we passed it on to my mom, my sister, and her husband. Thankfully Hunter did not get it. Besides almost praying for death in the middle of the bouts of throwing up and other side effects because that's how bad I felt, the one other thing I was praying for was that Hunter would not get it. I'm amazed that he didn't and I'm grateful God answered my prayer. Because I was sick I had to stop nursing him and because he had already been demanding the bottle more and more I decided that we would officially stop. I got to nurse him a couple more times after I had recovered with the knowledge that this would be the last time which made me more mentally and emotionally ready for it. We made it 5 months which isn't bad even though I would have liked to have made it longer. He is still getting breastmilk from my freezer stash though which should last us until right after the new year. I can honestly say breastfeeding is one of the hardest things I've ever done.

We decided not to go to Houston before Christmas because we were afraid Hunter might get sick and we didn't want to carry the sickness to Korey's family. We didn't want that to be their Christmas gift. :) We were talking about going down for New Year's but now we won't because we are sick and don't have a dog sitter.

Just last week, the week before Christmas I noticed Hunter's nose started running. By that night he had a fever. I took him to the dr the day before Christmas Eve just to make sure we weren't stuck sick without a dr during the holidays. This time he had a cold and cough which meant he was back to sleeping in our room. Every year I look forward to the Christmas Eve service and this year I stayed home with him while my family went. Korey said the church wedding coordinator that helped us at our wedding was sitting nearby so he was trying to wave his left hand around with his wedding ring so that she wouldn't think we weren't together! By Christmas day I wasn't feeling good and I left my parent's house on Christmas day with a fever. I made myself go to work yesterday and flashed my kleenex and Sudafed in front of everyone so they would know not to come near. The worst part is that neither Korey or I are getting much sleep at night because Hunter starts coughing which wakes himself and us up. Then it's all we can do between more meds, a bottle, a paci, and a lovie blanket just to get him to go back to sleep. I am tired! And I am tired of being sick!

This pic is actually from our first round of sickness back in Nov. Korey is reading to Hunter in our bed.The spoonful of sugar with all of this is that Hunter rolled over for the first time tonight...snotty nose and all! And I'm so grateful I got to see it. I was afraid I would miss it and had been literally praying I wouldn't miss the first time! Korey got to see it right as it happened and then got the second time on video. Yay for Hunter!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

4 mths

I apologize if he looks like he's flipping you off. :) Here is my baby at 4 months and already wearing 6 mth clothes! He can smile, laugh, "talk", knows where his feet are and most recently reaches for my water glass and wants to drink out of it. He may skip right over the sippy cup!

2nd Anniversary

For our 2nd Anniversary (in November yes I'm still behind!) we decided to head north to Oklahoma. I had heard about the McCurtain county area on TV and looked it up, found a cabin, and voila! We had a relaxing weekend ahead. The drive was only about 3.5 hours and it was very scenic.

Korey is outside our cabin grilling our dinner on the charcoal grill.

This is Broken Bow lake. Sorry for the shadows!

The dam at the lake. It was very pretty!

More scenery!

This was our cabin. It was decorated in a John Deer theme. What you can't see is the hot tub in the corner!!
It was cold in there before we got the heat on! I am so thankful for this rocking chair in our cabin. It was much needed since we took Hunter with us. (We took him with us because I am still nursing him and couldn't bear to be away from him for that long!).

Hunter is holding the bottle by himself! Ok it was just for a few seconds.
Me and my baby! He is growing up so fast!

Pack Mule

Yesterday I left the house with the following:

Hunter's diaper bag

Hunter's bottle bag

My purse

My lunch

My breastpump

My breastpump milk storage bag

A jacket

My water bottle

And Hunter in his car seat

Needless to say it took me more than one trip just to get everything in the car!