Thursday, May 20, 2010

10 Months

Really? Really? Can Mac really be 10 months already? I can't believe it! Where has the time gone? I cannot express how much I LOVE being a mommy... even though he won't say "mama", but says "dada" all the time... haha! Mac is all over the place. He crawls faster than most people walk and he's getting really close to walking on his own. He can walk just fine holding just one hand and when he doesn't realize it, he has taken up to 4 steps on his own. However, he immediately hits the ground to crawl once he notices that nobody is holding him. He has 4 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth. He wakes up smiling and stays that way for most of the day. He loves to be outside and got in the pool with Mommy and Daddy for the first time on May 14th. He loved to splash the water with his hands. He continues to love riding in his wagon and it's always a great way for him to spend time with his friends... haha! Of course, he still loves to dance. He will stop whatever he is doing when he hears any type of music, even a commercial's jingle. Mac also recently attended his first baseball game and watched Barbe beat North Shore to advance to the quarter-finals. Probably the highlight of the past month was experiencing my first Mother's Day!!! I feel so blessed by God to grant me such an amazing son and allow me the joy of being a Mommy!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

9 Months

Wow! Mac is already 9 months old! I can't believe how the time has just flown by. He is such a bundle of joy to have in our lives. He is ALWAYS smiling and dancing. Boy, can he dance! The minute any kind of jingle comes on the tv, he starts to either sway his upper body or start bouncing. He is so cute! He has also hit some more milestones. He now has 2 bottom teeth with the top teeth starting to show a little bit. He just got his 2nd haircut... yes, I said 2nd haircut. His hair grows faster than anything I've seen. He got his first haircut on March 6th and his 2nd haircut on April 18th. Emily Gentry Spears, who cut his hair the 2nd time, said that it was her first time to have to layer a 9 month olds hair... muchless a boy! How crazy is that!?! I didn't even get my hair layered until I was in high school... haha. Anyway, Mac is already starting to walk with one of his rolling toys. He crawls all over the place, pulls up on anything sturdy or unsturdy he can find and walks anywhere he can walk while holding on to something. My husband started walking at 10 months old, but I'm thinking Mac may beat him. Easter was such a joy because not only did we celebrate our Savior's resurrection, but we got to do it as our own little family this year! We took some family pictures with my little man in his all linen suit! He was so handsome! We also got him his first wagon, which he loves to go riding in! And, he had his first trip to play at the park! I hope you enjoy the pictures below as you get to see my love grow!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

8 Months

Mac is 8 months old!!! Where does the time go? He has finally cut his first tooth, but thank God he has not bitten me yet! I pray that he never does! He cut his bottom, right tooth and is working on his bottom, left tooth. He has also started crawling and of course getting into everything. He loves to crawl to the tv and pull down all of the dvds he can reach. He started with the most precious and efficient Army crawl, but finally pushed up to all fours. I got to celebrate my first birthday as a mommy and I loved it! I also gave Mac a little taste of icing for the first time, which he loved! If you know my husband, then you know that he thinks he's 100% Irish just because his last name is Fitzgerald. So, you know he was excited to celebrate his first St. Patrick's Day with his little man, which of course we had to take a picture of. I can't believe that I am blessed enough by God to get to know the joys of motherhood! I thank Him everyday for my precious bundle of joy! Enjoy the pics!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

7 Months

I absolutely CANNOT believe that Mac is already 7 months old!!! It seems like time flies by so fast. He is such a joy to have in our lives. I fall more and more in love with him everyday!!! It seems like there's such a difference from 6 to 7 months. Mac finally rolled over from tummy to back! He has started to get up in the crawling position and sway back and forth, but not actually crawl yet. To be quite honest, I'm okay that he's not crawling because I'm not sure that I'm ready for him to be into everything. Mac's doctor told me to get on all fours and crawl around at his level to see any dangerous things on the ground. It's crazy what all is lying around that are choking hazards. Anyway, one thing that Mac has been doing a lot of that I LOVE is dancing. It is so cute! Anytime he hears music or you sing, he starts moving from side to side and sometimes flaps his arms. It's the sweetest thing ever! Scott says that Mac gets his dancing abilities from him, but I beg to differ! Mac is still teething, but we don't have any teeth that have surfaced yet. Again, I'm okay with this too because I am still nursing (along with him getting cereal twice a day). We finally got Mac's hair cut, which was in desperate need of a trim. We had my hairstylist, Deanna Knighton (Strandz Salon), cut his hair on February 6th! Deanna was so sweet and came to the hospital the day I gave birth to Mac to do my hair and makeup and make me all pretty for the big day! Now, Mac looks even more like a little man with his new do. Speaking of new, Mac's eyes seem to be turning brown. They are brown in the center and blue on the outside, so we will have to see how this progresses. Scott has brown eyes and I have hazel eyes, so who knows what he'll end up with. One thing I'm extremely grateful for is that Mac has started sleeping from 10:30 pm to 8:45 am!!! He is such a great baby!!! Again, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!
P.S. Mac's best friend was born February 12th, Jack Cristopher Sanford!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

6 Months

Half a year!!! Where has the time gone!?! We have hit many milestones this past month! Mac is now rolling over; however he only will roll over from back to tummy. Dr. Wallace said that he can roll over from tummy to back because it's easier, but just doesn't have a need to (especially with all of us at his beck and call). He's already starting the crawl process because he bends and straightens his legs nonstop while on his tummy, but he just hasn't gotten the whole push up with arms part. He started sitting up (upper left picture) and can hold it while playing for quite a long time. It's so cute to watch him because if he starts to fall he'll try to catch himself. He's such a joy to have in our lives! I made it nursing exclusively for 6 months, so now it's time to start introducing cereal. Mac didn't like the cereal at first, but we didn't mix it with any baby food, so I don't blame him. Once we mixed in some vegetables, he ate it like he had been eating for months. I'm quite surprised he ate it at all because my husband bought the organic, whole grain, brown rice cereal... yuk! Mac attends "school" every day (lower left picture). His "school" is the Your Baby Can Read video series. Hopefully I'll be able to post some pretty cool videos of him in a few months. He will not be able to wait for his first birthday to get a haircut (lower right picture) because his hair is so long! When pulled down in the front it hits below his nose and in the back it falls below his collar. I cannot wait any longer Anyway, Mac is ALWAYS smiling! He never seems to meet a stranger! He has the best temperment! He is extremely ticklish! And he is FULL of love!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! We were so blessed in 2009 to be given the most precious gift from God! Mac is already 5 months old and it seems that every day brings something new to our lives. Here is my happy bundle of joy on New Year's Eve celebrating the last day of the year he was born:
Here is my little Tiger (true fan... not a fair-weathered fan) cheering on his team New Year's day!
After such a great year for 2009, I cannot wait to see what God will do in 2010!!!