Monday, January 11, 2016

Dear Davis–7 Months

     Here we are again, Peanut.  Seven months.  I thought six months was such a landmark…and it definitely was, but seven months just sounds so big.  You are more of yourself every month, and we love to watch you grow!  Every month is big, but this one was huge.  You got to celebrate your first Christmas and New Year.  You’re becoming so independent, and I have loved being off work to spend time with you!


     If it’s even possible, you are busier this month than ever!  You have cemented the crawling thing but in your own way (of course).  It kind of looks like you’re doing the worm.  You still love to jump and make lots and lots of noise.  When we hold you, all you want to do is turn around and look at everything.  When your feet find a surface, you start bouncing.  People always ask, “Is that him jumping, ,or are you doing that?”  It’s all you, buddy.  You can pretty much go anywhere you want to go…so to the floor vents, near the cords, to the electrical sockets, and into the bathroom.  You like to ignore me when I say, “no.”  In the past few days you’ve been trying to pull up, and I know it won’t be long.  You love to push up onto your hands and toes like you’re doing yoga, but I think you just want to strike out walking!
     I have been off work for Christmas, and we have had the best time together.  Christmas was so fun with you, and your good behavior paid off in a big way.  You have so many new toys to explore and tricks to practice.  I’m already dreading going back to work and being away from you…but I won’t think about that now.

IMG_2240These nativities were some of your favorites this month.

Food of any kind
Crawling everywhere

IMG_2242This was your first “big boy” snack – toast!  Since then you’ve munched on mum-mums, puffs, and more toast.  You’re still loving all foods and had real peas for dinner yesterday instead of baby food.  You may not have any teeth, but you can gum your food like a champ!

Length: Probably not much different from last month
Weight: You feel so heavy to me…you’ve got to be pushing 18 lbs now.
Head: Still big and round
Eating: 8 oz. at 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. with food 2 or 3 times a day and sometimes a snack.
Sleeping: 7:00ish to 6:00ish and two or three naps. I’d love to cut out that third nap, but some days you just need it!

You hate to snuggle, but I can usually squeeze in about two minutes after your morning bottle.  I don’t know if you’re really loving on me or just feeling too heavy to move, but I will take it!

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Davis…these are 12 month pajamas.  They are skin tight on you, and I love it!  I have a serious obsession when it comes to your cute, little tail in pajamas.

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Busy…and not very amused by Mama.

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Davis Malcolm…you are the best.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Show & Tell: Happy January!

     It is not 2016.  This can’t be a thing, right?  I’m not all that old, but I distinctly remember the Y2K hoopla and was so sure that by now we would be living in the age of the Jetsons.  How many paragraphs and drawings did we do in school about what life would be like in the “future”?  I was so sure we would be like Zenon.  Oh well…life goes on.  I’m linking up with Momfessionals Blog for a little reintroduction.

Show and Tell Tuesday 2016

     First things first, I’m Allyson.  Wife to Keith.  Momma to Davis.  Teacher of third graders.  Those are a few of my hats.  I’ve been blogging here for a few years (somewhat intermittently), and every time I log back in, I remember why I love it…because I like talking.  I’ve been married to husbo (Marriage Tip #1: Call your husband “husbo";” he will love it.) for two and a half years.  He is the actual best.  I’ve been Davis’ mom for seven months.  He is also the actual best.  I’ve been teaching third grade for a year and a half (this is my third year of teaching).  Third graders are not always the actual best.



     If you hang out here for awhile, expect me to talk about my baby, our new house, and my job.  I may occasionally even preach.  I blog sporadically even though I really love it.  I keep thinking I should be better about that.  That brings me around to those obligatory resolutions.  Every year I say I won’t make any and that I hate them…and then, in secret, I make some.  Let me preface my list by saying that I will not be crazy about these, and I will not beat myself up over them.  They’ll probably be broken in a week.

1. I have a read the Bible through in a year plan that I really want to do.  I started it last year and totally fell off the wagon, but I’m really going to try to do better this time.

2.  I have also forsaken my first love – reading.  I go and go and go all day long, and when I get home I just want to turn my brain off, but I love to read and have several books that I want to start (and several to finish).

3.  I’d like to blog more.  This kind of goes along with the whole turning my brain off thing.

4.  I have some house projects I’d like to tackle.  I need to make a list.

     I am so excited for this year!  Keith and I will have been married for three years!  Our sweet baby will turn ONE!  We’re going back to the beach!  There is so much to look forward to, and I’m crossing my fingers that I can document it better…