Monday, November 30, 2009

November is Over?!!?

I seriously can not believe how fast the month of November flew by! I feel like it definitely broke some speed records in my book of life. The month started out with me working 3 shifts in a row (which I never do anymore). Nathan got out of school on the 11th and I worked the next three days to get my shifts for the month out of the way. So those few days didn't really exist for me (or Nathan...). He did a fantastic job being Mr. Mom...the house was actually pretty clean at the end of it all! He has definitely been making a big effort to help me around the house and I have been a happier mom and wife as a result of it all. And Sawyer seemed to have a great time with his daddy during that time. Every time I called from work thinking Sawyer would be in bed, they were out at a football game or playing basketball or something. Sawyer got his share of 'being up past bedtime'. The next week was spent working on various projects around the house and preparing for our monthly Enrichment activity. Then Nathan's family came into town the week of Thanksgiving. Ashley and Taryn stayed with us for a few days and we drove back and forth to Mesa to spend time with everyone else. It was a busy but fun-filled week! In the end, I don't think my poor husband really got a chance to relax during his break from school. What a good guy. I'm grateful that he's always so willing to help me whenever I ask and even when I don't ask. It was fun to see Sawyer and Taryn (9 days apart) play together this time. They were very interested in each other and we all had some good laughs. I'm sad to say I didn't get many pictures of all the adults that week but I got PLENTY of the babies. I guess we can see how our focus shifts when we have kids. :)

Sawyer has made leaps and bounds this past month (he just turned 7 months on Sunday). He has mastered crawling. And he has learned to pull himself to stand. We had to lower his crib mattress last week! Oh boy, here we go...As my pediatrician delicately put it when she asked if he was crawling at his 6 month check-up, "That doesn't mean he's smarter, it just means he's more trouble". Ouch. Here are the stats from the last check-up.

Weight: 17.1 lbs (40%)
Height: 26.75 in (61%)
Head: 43.0 cm (27%)

He has dropped from 80-90% in weight and height since his four month and his head is still below average. I guess all that moving around is doing something. For all those wanting to lose weight out there...turns out crawling is quite the work-out. :)

Sawyer in his 'Christmas Outfit' the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
He was super interested in the soda can, so Nathan gave him a non-opened one out of the fridge to gnaw on (I guess cold aluminum is a nice teething remedy...still no teeth in there, by the way!)
Sawyer and Taryn hanging out together. Taryn is a champ at sitting, Sawyer still struggles with that. But he did enjoy crawling all over her!

They were very good about sharing toys, and toes, and everything...probably why they both had snot noses by the middle of the week.

Nathan trying on a Snuggie at Costco. If you haven't seen the infomercials for these things...you need to go look it up online!
Kasey (Erin's husband) and Nathan sporting the latest trends at the new H&M that opened up in Scottsdale, AZ! Haha...

Nathan snapped this picture after taking Sawyer to a high school football game while I was working. Poor thing was exhausted! He laid him down to change his clothes and he was out!
I found Sawyer crawling around with the laundry hamper attached to his hand one day...it looked like a turtle shell over the top of his body!
Sawyer's first time wearing a tie! Doesn't he look handsome?

All decked out to run in a 5K with his parents, and Jen & Isac.


Some of the fam at the Mesa Temple lights

7 comments:

The Thelins said...

Great post Jess! I love the catch-up posts because there are always so many great pictures! Your baby boy is growing up so fast! (Like I need to tell you that) I can't believe he's crawling and I think he's so cute with that gummy little smile. I'm so glad you had a good Thanksgiving break- it seems to be super hectic every year, but always worth it! We miss you guys and can't wait to see you. Hopefully soon!

Marianne Thelin said...

What a handsome boy you have! How fun for the cousins to get acquainted!

Sabine Schindler said...

Thanks for posting all those cute pictures and catching up on your busy life, Jess. I can't wait to see you in 2 weeks!!

Jerai Moulton said...

I"m totally jealous that you got to hang out with Ashley and Taryn. I love all the pictures, Sawyer is so handsome! I can't get over those blue eyes! Hope to see you some time in the near future....

Karen said...

I feel the same way about November. Time just seems to speed up more and more.

Looks like a fun Thanksgiving. Sawyer is so handsome. I was excited to see some recent pictures of him. I'm so jealous you ran a 5K. I have not run a race since the Ragnar Relay July 08! Sad huh? It's hard to stay motivated up here without my favorite running buddy. You guys look great and so happy! Thanks for the update post.

Kristie said...

why didnt my comment show up?? i'm confused. either way, i just cant wait to hug that little sawyer in 2 WEEKS!!!!!!!!
great pics. great post. i'm jealous of your magical abilities to spawn blue eyed children.

Isac and Jen Simpson said...

jess! loved reading your post....so fun! So glad you had such fun with Nate's fam.