here are some pics from april; easter pics (professional & him in the blue & white outfit), my friend's baby shower for her baby girl nevaeh, & when lowell stood on his own for the 1st time (4/18) - in the brown & blue outfit. hope you enjoy the WONDERFUL video of him as well!! he is such a crack up!! :)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
ON SATURDAY MARK, LOWELL & I WENT TO OUR TOWN PARADE (THE GOLD NUGGET PARADE) IT WAS A LOT OF FUN! IT LASTED ABOUT AN HOUR, BUT THE LAST 15 MINUTES LOWELL FELL ASLEEP. HE EVEN SLEPT THROUGH SHOT GUNS BEING FIRED.. (ABOUT 40 SHOT GUN FIRES). I WAS SO SURPRISED & FIGURED HE REALLY MUST HAVE BEEN TIRED. I CAN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO BE A LITTLE BIT OLDER AND WATCH THE PARADE & UNDERSTAND ALL THAT IS GOING ON! :)
Sunday, April 26, 2009
5 days until my little boy is not so little anymore! He will be ONE ON FRIDAY!! Can you believe this day has almost came, I certainly can't, it feels like just yesterday we were stuck in the hospital waiting his arrival, well maybe because a year to yesterday's date that was our 1st day we were in the hospital waiting his arrival. Yesterday, well mainly last night, was a really hard day for me. I cried a lot and felt so much hurt and pain within myself. I thought I was over these feelings, but I have figured out that deep down I am not. It's very hard to not blame myself for my son going through what he had to go through by being born early. I think its really difficult to think about all the paperwork and statistics that were placed upon me when going into labor at 24 weeks. I was so scared and the conversation of them not "having" to save my baby & that it was up my choice as to what I wanted them to do was... unexplainable! Thankfully my labor was prolonged and I didn't have him for 6 more days, so they had a little (but not a lot) of optomisum about saving him but it still doesn't make these memories of pain go away, I am praying that I have the strength to get through Lowell's bday! I am going to do something special when the time comes to the time he was born, Mark & I are thinking we will FINALLY drink the sparkling cider we got at Mercy San Juan after Lowell was born. (we've had it saved for something special, it was going to be his discharge date but we wanted to wait for his bday so we could drink it having him WITH US!). Please just keep me in your thoughts, and let these upcoming days be days of thankfulness that my baby is still here and alive with everyone of us! He is so amazing, I am so incredibly grateful God has placed him in my life!Well on to some exciting news that you all have been waiting to hear.. Lowell now is all over the place! He proceeded to show us he could crawl on all fours about 3 weeks go, a week after that (april 9th) he started pulling up onto things but not on his feet yet just on his knees and then on around the 12th he started STANDING!! yes my little boy now pulls himself up onto his feet and leans onto things!! Its so exciting, but I have to admit we have had some head bonks going on, I try and keep a pillow behind him when he starts to stand but having a mobile kid means he is EVERYWHERE now & its hard keeping that pillow behind him, but Mark & I have done a pretty good job! :) He also has learn to love the sound of "BAAA" its just a constant rambling of "baaaabaabaaaba" or "buhbuuhbuh" and he has for about the last 2 months been very into saying the sound "maaa" when he is whining or crying, I definitely know when he wants me! He is fully on a sippy cup and is also on stage 3 foods, lots of cereal like puffs, and tomorrow we are trying baby biscuits! :) I love the fact he can now eat food, he loves to eat! We bought him a high chair & he enjoys sitting in it & having the freedom to feed himself. He is VERY good at picking up his food and placing it in his mouth. Last week I noticed he started getting a 2nd tooth too! Soo much has happened in the last month, it has been amazing! Lots & LOTS of pics will be posted soon, as for now I'm off to bed! I'm sure by tomorrow I will be able to think of more new things he has been doing since I last posted & want to get on & post more! Oh like bending his knees up & down & dancing when he hears music, and also hitting his little leap frog drum- it is so much fun watching him hit his drum & it place music to him. :) well more updates soon, & happy birthday to lowells great grandma bee today!!