Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our little treat!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Busy Weekend

Perron's social calendar was quite full this weekend. He got to experience his first trip to Tuscaloosa for tailgating for the Tide. He and I rode over with Stephen and hung out on campus and then drove back while Stephen went to the game. He looked so adorable decked out in his Alabama gear. It was FREEZING cold, so he was dressed like he was headed to the North Pole. Truth be told he basically slept through most of his first game day experience, but we are not too concerned since this will be the first of many Alabama football experiences.

On Sunday we went down to Kate's farm for ML's bridge clubs annual Halloween party. Every year they hold a big halloween party for all of the bridge club (Read: wine drinking cards have been played in like 20 years) ladies and their families-kids and grandkids include. We are ML's honorary kids and this year she even had an honorary grandbaby to show off. Perron had the BEST time and I could totally tell that he was eating up all of the attention he was getting. The ladies were going crazy over him and he was crazy for the ladies. It was an absolutely beautiful day and we got some great pictures. We are already looking forward to next year!

How I spent the majority of my first tailgate

Brr it's cold outside

In front of Denny Chimes

On the steps of the library


AT the tailgate before I get bundled in my gear

Watching Game Day with daddy

Daddy and I discussing our game strategy

Pondering whether Alabama was going to win

Decked out in his game day wardrobe

Who could resist this face

Stephen and ML

Mommy and ML at the barn

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Perron Picture Post

So I was reading back through the blog today and I realized that I had done a lot of blabbing on and hadn't posted many pictures of Perron recently. Now I know that while I am witty, I am very confident that that is not what keeps bringing you back here. So here is a photographic record of Perron's recent adventures in babyhood. Enjoy!

Sitting in my mommy's lap wearing my cute owl outfit.

With daddy at his birthday celebration at Grandma and Grandpa's

With mommy before she heads to work.

Lounging in the big boy bed.

Getting ready to cheer on Alabama!

Bath time is the best time....for sleeping!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

3 Months Old

Dear Perron,

We can not believe that you are already three months old. It is so hard to imagine that this summer we had you and now the seasons have already changed and it is fall. It is amazing how fast the time goes by. We have had so many troubles with your poor little belly, but we think we might be starting to get it figured out. We have switched your formula to another brand of Amino Acid based formula and it has finally helped your tummy troubles! Of course it is even more expensive then the Ele-Care ($40 a 14 oz can), but mommy and daddy can't blame you for liking more expensive things. You are just like us, once you try the nice stuff you never want to go back :). Since we have gotten your tummy troubles worked out you have much more time to be your happy adorable self. Your current new favorite toy of all times is the activity gym your Aunt Meggy sent you. You love to lay on your mat and look at the toys and the special light machine that is on it. You have discovered that you are just as cute as everyone says you are and you now love looking at yourself in the mirror. If I was as cute as you I would like to look at myself all the time too!

You are still super tiny. You are weighing in at 8 pounds 3 ounces. You are still squarely in your newborn diapers and even some of your newborn clothes are still big on you. The doctor is a little concerned that you are not gaining weight faster so he has done a bunch of tests. We are waiting to hear back on those results. We are hoping that the results will just show that you have a high metabolism like mommy and daddy and nothing more serious. You have turned into an excellent sleeper and will now sleep 8 to 9 hours in a row which is such a change and it is hard to believe that in five to six short weeks we have taken you from sleeping 45 minutes in a row to sleeping 8 hours in a row. It is a much needed relief, especially since mommy went back to work last week. It was very hard to leave you, but we know you are in good hands with Grandma. Mommy is blessed because she loves her job...and she needs it to pay for your $40 a can formula.

You continue to be the light of our lives. We love to see your smiling face every morning when we wake up and hold you tight every night before you go to sleep. We have learned in this journey how quickly this time goes by and how fast you grow up. We know that you will not be our little tiny baby much longer and we savor this time with you. When you let us hold you and snuggle and sleep in our arms. We want to remember the sweet smell of your little baby breath and the downy softness of your little head because we know that in such a short amount of time you will be our bundle of energy little boy who will not have the time to let us hold you so close. We can not wait to see the little boy you are going to grow into being, but we can not bear to loose the sweet baby moments that we share with you right now. These moments go by far too fast!

We love you more everyday!
Mommy and Daddy

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Day Back

Well, today was my first day back in the office in 12 weeks. I must say it was really good to be back. I was excited to get back into the swing of things. I joked with Stephen when I got home that I wasn't nearly as tired as I usually am because I could sit down uninterrupted for hours at a time. I could even go to the bathroom by myself whenever I felt like it. What a luxury :) I of course missed Perron like crazy and thought/worried about him all the time, but I knew he was in good hands. We are so blessed to have my mom be able to take care of him for us while I am at work. It was so much easier leaving him this morning knowing that he was with her. To make the transition easier she is keeping him at our house this week so he doesn't have too many big changes at once. I can come home at lunch to nurse him, so really I only have to go four hours at a time without seeing him. It was also so much easier going back knowing that I was only going to be back 30 hours a week. I will work in the office full days on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I will work from home on Tuesday's and I will be off on Friday's. It will be nice to have three day weekends to spend with him. I am truly blessed that my office/boss has been so generous and flexible with me. Not only since Perron was born, but also during the difficult pregnancy. I know the majority of bosses would not be as understanding as Tinsley was. Stephen and I both don't know how we could ever thank him enough.

I have already been loaded up with projects and I have tons of things that I have to start reading tomorrow, but it was good to know I was missed.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

That's right! Perron rolled over from front to back for the first time this afternoon. My best friend from college, Megan, sent us a great Baby Einstein play mat (thanks Aunt Megan!!!) and we were checking it out. It has this great little light up aquarium thing that has these flashing lights and plays a bunch of music. Perron was laying on his stomach for tummy time and I was sitting on the couch folding laundry. I was watching him watch the flashing lights and next thing I know he just launches himself over to his back. I yelled, Stephen jumped up to see it for himself, and Perron probably looked the most startled of all of us. None of us could believe it. He is getting so big. For someone who is technically only 5 weeks old today, he is really physically very mature. We also have possibly turned the corner on some of his fussiness. He has been much happier the past two days. He is starting to REALLY get interested in looking around and looking at his toys. His new fascination is looking at himself in the mirror. We have a mirror above his car seat and (if he is not screaming his head off) he loves to stare at himself in the mirror. He also is starting to try to imitate some of my facial movements. If I stick my tongue out at him, he concentrates really hard and tries to stick his tongue out back at me. So cute! It is amazing how fast they grow up!