Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Trying out my new toothbrush

He may not have any teeth yet, but we’re learning how to take care of our gums!
1.  Checking out my new toothbrush2.  First toothbrushing.  Looks like a mouthguard3.  Wait a minute, do I like this

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pears!

2.  Pears5.  Still deciding about pears1.  I like pears!
He likes them!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend at the Lakehouse

For Memorial Day, we loaded up the car (which becomes packed to the brim when traveling with a young baby!) and headed to the Lowry’s lakehouse for several days of relaxation. 
2.  Knox and Daddy
Knox loves his Aunt Lacie!
4.  Aunt Lacie and KnoxLove this picture of Lacie, Knox and Logan.
5.  Lacie, Knox and LoganLogan loves eating green onions raw and thought Knox would like to play with one.  At one point he tried to taste it and quickly decided it wasn’t his flavor.  :)
3.  Knox's first green onion
Knox and LaLa
7.  Blurry Knox and LaLa
Knox and Pops9.   Knox and Pops The Lowrys have a lot of family that live near the lake, so it’s always a lot of fun to visit with them too.  They all love passing Knox around – and he sure doesn’t mind being the center of attention.  :)  In this picture, Sam is holding him.
10.  Knox and Sam With Bradleigh.
11.  Knox and Bradleigh Layton had never held a baby before, and like all guys, he was afraid he was going to break him.  I loved this candid picture of Bradleigh helping Layton and Knox get comfortable. 
12.  Lowry cousins loving on Knox Getting to know each other…
14.  Knox and Layton Knox and Layton
15.  Knox and Layton Knox and Laine.  (Love that goofy grin!)
17.  Knox and Laine Relaxing on the porch swing.
19.  Logan and Lorin This was our view at sunset.
20.  Sunset The next morning, Lacie was trying to teach Knox to say “Mama”.  (We’re still working on that!)
22.  Knox and Lacie
Pops got lots of one on one time with Knox too!21.  Knox and Pops

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time to move to your big boy crib, Knox…

Knox and I have always taken his first nap together.  (I’m not a morning person anyway, but 6 months of getting up in the middle of the night to feed a baby and then starting the day at 6 a.m. every morning means I’m pretty much always tired, and am happy to nap with him!)  Anyway, in the middle of our nap on May 21, 2012, Knox rolled around all over the place until he finally got comfortable on his tummy.  Not gonna lie – I was pretty nervous about it.  They really drill it into your head that “Back is Best”, and that you should always put your baby to sleep on their backs.  But apparently once they are strong enough to position themselves the way they are most comfortable, you can let them sleep however they want.  Here he is during that nap, sleeping on his tummy for the first time.  1.  First time sleeping on tummy So, since he wanted to sleep on his tummy, we knew it was time to officially move him out of our bedroom and into his real crib in his own room.  I know what you’re thinking.  “Your baby is 6 months old and still sleeping in your room??”  My plan from the beginning had always been to move him up to his room once he started sleeping through the night.  For what seemed like an eternity, he was nursing every 2 to 3 hours (if we were lucky to get that long of a stretch), and I was exhausted.  I didn’t want to have to walk all the way upstairs and across the house several times each night to feed him.  It just made more sense to leave him in his bassinet next to our bed.  Even though he’s sleeping for much longer stretches at night now, it still doesn’t really look like he’s going to be sleeping completely through any time soon, and now that he’s wanting to sleep on his tummy, I’d feel safer with him doing that on the super firm crib mattress we bought.  So, on May 22, 2012, we moved Knox up to his room!  Fortunately it’s gone well so far, and he hasn’t put up a fight about it.  He’s still waking up the same number of times to eat at night, and he still goes back to sleep easily once he’s finished eating.  I do miss having him right next to me, but it’s actually been nice to be able to watch TV in bed at night again.  Plus we’ve got the video baby monitor so I can still see him.  Anyway, I realized I’d never posted finished pictures of his nursery, so here they are.

View as you enter his room.
2.  Overall Dresser/changing table.
3.  Changing table and dresser His name letters.
4.  Knox's letters His crib.  (My mom sewed the bedding, which I LOVE!  She did such a great job.)
5.  Crib 7.  Crib up close Knox’s view from the crib.
8.  View from crib 9.  Bookshelf
We’ve rocked miles and miles in that chair.  And I love it.  :)
11.  Rocking corner

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jessica!

Last weekend our family got together at the Creel’s pool to celebrate Jessica’s 27th birthday!  Knox came downstairs to wake me up that morning.  :)
1.  Waking up mommy 
Hanging out with Aunt Jess.
2.  Knox and Jess I love swimming in my boat!
4.  Knox and Daddy in the pool 5.  Knox in boat Lots of people stopped by to wish Jessica a Happy Birthday.
6.  Pool party Preston is Ross and Jessica’s bulldog puppy.  So cute!
8.  PrestonPreston giving Ellie sweet puppy kisses.  :)
7.  Preston playing with Ellie Knox playing with Daddy.
9.  Knox and Daddy in the pool 10.  Knox and Daddy in the pool He’s got it rough. 
11.  It's a rough life for Preston Teaching Knox the art of the self portrait.  :) 12.  Knox and Mommy Nonnie and Knox!
13.  Nonnie and Knox 14.  Preston Sunday afternoon naps are the best.
15.  Nothing like a nap by the pool Knox may look like his Daddy, but it takes him a while to really wake up like his Mommy.  :)
16.  I wake up slowly like my mommy Hi Mom!
17.  Hi mom! Practicing walking with Ron Ron.
18.  Practicing walking with Ron Ron 19.  With ron ron The hubs and me.  Professional self portrait takers.  :)
20.  Obligatory self portraitWe had a great time hanging out with family.  Happy Birthday, Jessica!