Saturday, April 14, 2012

2 Months

What another incredible month it has been with our sweet boy! We can't believe he is already 2 months old. He is getting so big and it is crazy how fast all of this is going.

Owen started off his second month of life with a very special visitor! His Aunt Haylie (Tim's sister) came into town for a few days to meet Owen. It was so fun having her here and getting to see her love on her nephew.

I have become way more comfortable leaving our house this past month which was great for both me and Owen I'm sure! We will run errands together (although I'm a little on edge the whole time), have lunch dates and other little outings. It is a little more complicated to say the least but I love having him with me! One very fun outing that we had was a weekend getaway. My family has a lake house in Horseshoe Bay that I've been going to since I was just a little older than Owen. Tim and I have always loved spending the weekend there and we were so excited to take Owen. I wish we had taken a picture of our car. I couldn't believe how many things we had to bring. Our car was PACKED!! It usually takes us about 3 1/2 hours to get there and it took a little over 5! We had to stop twice so he could nurse which was an experience in itself. At one point when he was screaming in the backseat and we couldn't find a place to pull over I told Tim I wanted to go back home! A little dramatic I know! Once we got there though it was a blast and such a special weekend with the Watson family of 3.

FUNNY STORY: A couple weeks ago I'm sure everyone heard about the tornados in the DFW area. Well my mom and I had chosen that particular day for a fun outing about 40 minutes away from Fort Worth to a little shopping area. We had just finished eating lunch and I was nursing Owen in the car when we started hearing the tornado sirens. We thought it might be a good idea to take cover. We found a Barnes and Noble and camped out in there. I finished feeding Owen in the back corner of Barnes and Noble - don't worry I only scared off one poor man. Anyways, about 10 minutes after we got in Barnes and Noble they made an announcement that the tornado was headed our direction and we had to take cover in this EXTREMELY small space in the back. We head that way and 20 of us were scrunched in this little area praying the tornado wouldn't get us. Well, at one point it got very quiet and Owen thought it would be a good idea to release some gas. Not just any gas... loud, wet, dirty diaper gas. Needless to say everyone in that small space was cracking up! Definitely lightened the mood.

Another fun thing this past month is a little Thursday morning tradition (which will have to change when I go back to work). We have a cute little french bakery about a 2 minute walk from where we live. We load up Owen in our BOB stroller (which is AMAZING by the way) and have a nice breakfast on the porch of the bakery and then go on a walk. It has been such a sweet time for Tim and me...and Owen who sleeps the whole time.

Owen's 2 month appointment went great. He handled the vaccinations great, it was just so sad hearing him cry so hard. He also ended up having a high temperature (101.7) that evening which of course scared me to death, but he is doing much better now.

Two Month Check Up:
Weight: 12 lbs, 11 ounces - 75th percentile
Length: 23 3/4 inches - 75th percentile
Head Circumference - 75th percentile

Loves: ceiling fans, being bounced (especially on the exercise ball), looking at books, his activity gym, eating, bath time, naps in his car seat, watching mom and dad, snuggling,

Hates: naps and wet diapers. We added this little pillow to tummy time which seems to help him not hate it quite as much!

Owen is wearing size 0-3 and is barely fitting in size 1 diapers. He continues to sleep pretty good at night sleeping anywhere from 3 hours to 7 hours (that only happened once). Tim and I are still trying to figure out this whole sleeping thing. I'm sure we are about to have to start letting him cry it out although I don't think I will last very long. Owen eats (still just breast milk) every 3-4 hours.

He has started smiling (a ton) and is cooing and talking. I have heard the /k/ and /g/ sound a lot when he is cooing (makes his speech pathologist mama proud). He is able to hold his head up (a little wobbly still) when we hold him up over our shoulder. He is able to track objects with his eyes. His hands are ALWAYS in his mouth. He is constantly trying to find his thumb but doesn't quite have that fine motor coordination to do it! I'm sure once he does we will have a very adamant thumb sucker! Owen is such a happy baby and Tim and I are so very blessed to have this gift from the Lord!

Month 3 should be pretty exciting! On Monday we are headed to Florida for my brother's wedding! I'm praying for a smooth plane ride :)

Owen reading with his Daddy

Owen meeting his new best friend Kinley (just 2 weeks younger than Owen)..looks like he was really excited!

They are getting along great already!

My good friend Kim (Kinley's mom) 

At the little French Bakery

Right when Owen started smiling

Owen loves his Aunt Haylie!!

Such a sweet picture

Just hanging with dad outside! Tim loves to take Owen outside. He wants him to already start loving the outdoors!

The letters Aunt Haylie made for Owen that will eventually go on the wall in his nursery...we are a little behind!

Owen with his Gigi and Pops

A hilarious sign my mom found

About to go on a walk with Daddy

Sweet boy!

My new favorite picture! Our little happy boy!

On the deck at the lake house

Owen's new favorite book...he looked at it for about 15 minutes!

Of course we had to take pictures with the bluebonnets

Holding his head up :)

Exhausted after his day at the lake house

Looking around at the lake

I love this picture! Our little snuggler. 

Owen's first Easter

2 months old! He has already grown so much!

Monday, April 9, 2012


This past week I attended the funeral of a good friend from high school's mom. It wasn't called a funeral, and it most definitely was not a was called a celebration of life and that is what it was exactly! To say this woman was incredible would be an understatement. Tim and I left the funeral feeling sad, encouraged, excited and convicted all at the same time. Hearing stories about her and hearing her good friends, husband and 4 kids talk about her blew me away. Sara truly did finish the race and ran/sprinted through the finish line in spite of a long and very painful battle with leukemia.

One of the most incredible stories told was something that happened just a few short days before she went to be with the Lord. Her younger sister was helping take care of her and every morning around 4:00 AM her sister would come and get her out of bed and take her to the parlor to pray. She would spend several hours there in prayer. On one of the last days Sara went to the parlor a little earlier than usual. Her sister went to check on her several times, and each time Sara said she wasn't finished yet. It had almost been 7 hours when Sara finished and she said to her sister, "I got them all". Her sister asked for clarification and Sara said, "I prayed for everyone I know". Knowing that Sara had prayed for me, for my son, for Tim, for so many people I loved even when she was in so much pain! I thought I don't think I have spent 7 hours in prayer the past year!  I could go on and on about how incredible Sara was. Even in college she would send me specific scriptures she was praying over for me. 

The past several days since the funeral I have truly changed the way I do things. When I am standing over Owen's crib for 20 minutes straight patting his stomach in the middle of the night trying to get him to sleep instead of being frustrated I have spent that time in prayer. Praising the Lord for such an incredible gift, praying for different friends of mine the Lord has put on my heart...praying for the DuBose family as they continue to mourn the loss of such an incredible wife and mother. I have felt more energized and so much closer to the Lord to have that communication with Him. 

I want to be more of a prayer warrior. I want to be in constant communication with Lord and Sara's story and her life really inspired/convicted me to shape up! The Lord was and will be for many years to come glorified by her life and my prayer is that I can follow in her example and pursue the Lord with a heart completely devoted to Him.

One last thing Tim and I are going to do is pick out a verse each month to pray over for Owen. We better hurry and pick one out because he turns 2 months tomorrow! :)

So excited the way the Lord draws our hearts to Him and puts people in our lives to show us how to better glorify the Lord in every aspect of our lives!