31 Days of Lists – October 30

I love being home with my handsome man, as it allows me to witness all the awesome new things that he’s learning everyday! And, although I already miss those early newborn days, I’m so looking forward to all of the milestones he has yet to hit!

Things I’m Looking Forward To:

1. Teeth! I’m just so over the whole teething thing.

2. Crawling, then walking. I know he’s going to keep me on my toes, but I’m kind of excited for Owen to be able to get where he wants to go, rather than having me carry him everywhere.

3. Owen’s first word. I hope it’s “mama!”

4. Halloween tomorrow! Our costumes are going to be so stinkin’ cute.

5. School. This may sound awful, but I just can’t wait to send Owen off to school so I can actually have a life again.

6. Christmas. It’s my favorite time of year, and now we have a kid in the house! Time to play Santa!

7. Disneyland. We’re planning a trip during Spring Break next year! I’m going to be the crazy mom, getting pictures of Owen with all the characters.

There are so many more things that I’m looking forward to, but, unfortunately, I tend to stop enjoying what I have, while anticipating what I’ll have one day. I’m trying really hard to just enjoy the moment! To live in the here and now, and to be patient. The things that I want in the future will eventually happen (like buying a house, etc.), but God is blessing me today, and I need to slow down before I miss those blessings. I want to enjoy my baby now, because, soon enough, he’ll be a grown man with his own babies.

Do you have something you’re really looking forward to? Do you, like me, tend to lose your patience in anticipation of things to come?

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The Excitement of Month Five!

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This month has been exciting! Owen is sitting up on his own! It seems unbelievable to me. How can my sweet baby boy possibly be old enough to sit up? Wasn’t he just born yesterday?

He’s also very close to crawling. He’s gotten pretty good at scooting himself across the room. Lately, if I set him on his tummy in his room and leave, by the time I get back he’s on the other side of the room! Impressive and scary! Definitely time to baby-proof.

The past week has been tough in the sleep department, though. I keep thinking that he’s teething, but I see no teeth! He drools so bad that he’s got a rash on his chin, and he wakes up fussy every couple of hours in the night. We’re down to just one, sometimes two, night feedings, but now we’re getting up two-three extra times! Usually, a binky will soothe him back to sleep, but I’m really feeling the pain.

Overall, it’s been a fun month! Owen is growing and learning so much, and he’s really developing his own unique personality! He’s very mellow and observant. He loves everybody and doesn’t have much issue being with new people. He loves to play, but he also likes to just chill with daddy on the couch. He also has quite the sense of humor!

Life is moving very quickly these days. I’m already missing those newborn days, but I’m so excited to see what happens next in my baby boy’s life!

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