Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

3 years...

I can't believe that it has been 3 years since I lost my big brother. I still miss him everyday...even more so now when I look at my son and know that he will never know his uncle Jason. I know Jason would have been so close with Gabe and would have been involved in every aspect of his life. It hurts my heart to know that Gabe will never know what Jason's kids knew growing up...because he was the greatest Dad and would have been the greatest uncle ever.

Even though I miss Jason everyday I thank God that I was blessed 25 years with the best big brother anyone could ever ask for and I would trade anything for it.

We love you and miss you very much Jason. We will all be together again one day.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

6 months old!

HALF OF A YEAR!!!

I can't believe it has been 6 months since we brought Gabriel into the world. Gabriel is such a joy and we have so much fun playing and learning everyday. He loves all of his toys and doesn't really have a favorite yet but anything that he can chew on is at the top of his list. ;)

At 6 months our little guys is:

  • 16.2 lbs & 26 in.
  • Goes to sleep at 8pm & sleeps until 4am (sometimes) & goes back to sleep until 6pm
  • Eats all of his veggies & fruits...and he likes all of them. So far Sweet Potatoes and Mangoes are his favorite and he isn't wild about the meat.
  • Still breastfeeding at least 6 times a day...though I feel like I am making less milk now.
  • Is still super ticklish!!
  • Still can't sit up by himself but wants to SO bad!
  • Still loves to be up on his feet and I still think he is going to stand as soon as he can sit.
  • Wears mostly 6-9 month clothing.
  • Goes through at least 20 diapers a day...he pees so much and poo's at least once a day.
  • Talking even more now (babbling that is).
  • Doesn't roll over as much as he use to. I guess he figures he can do it so what is the point... :o)
  • Still gets stuck on his tummy and freaks out. I think he just lets himself get upset to the point that he can't roll back over. Temper, Temper!
  • Loves all of his toys, but doesn't have a favorite yet
  • Loves TV time (Baby 1st TV) Harry the Bunny and Bloop and Loop are his favorite shows because he gets really excited when they come on. It is too cute!
  • He gets so excited that his whole body goes stiff, then he sequels and flails his arms.
  • He can finally touch the bottom of his baby Einstein without the help of a pillow and he likes to play in it even more.
  • LOVES his Daddy and gets so excited when he gets home from work every night. He has Daddy time every night when Eric gets home and if we get side track Gabe starts screaming until Eric picks him up and loves on him.

There is so much more, but it would take all day to post. :o)
























Friday, February 19, 2010

Bumps and Bruises...My child needs a helmt!

OMG! I have let my child fall off the couch and I have slammed his pretty little head into the door frame going what seemed to be 20 mph! I swear...he really needs a helmet because between him slamming his head on the floor trying to sit up and me being a total clutz he is going to have a road map on his head my the time he is 2! I just hope the bumps and bruises get easier to deal with as time goes on....which I am sure they will.