Wednesday, March 31, 2010

13 Months!

13 Months!
  • You have 4 teeth. 2 top. 2 bottom.
  • You are talking more! You say "eye" and then proceed to poke whoever is around in the "eye". You say "hi". I think you are trying to say more but so far I can only make out a few words. You might have been trying to say "dog" and "baby" this morning?
  • You ate a taquito last night ALL BY YOURSELF!! I am so proud! You only choked once ; )
  • Food still comes out of your nose and you still can't suck yet. When you pucker up to make a smooch sound..I can hear it, but it's not coming from your mouth. It is coming from the hole in your palate (that is closing in Jesus name!)
  • The toy in the pictures is one of your absolute favorites! Mom and Dad gave it to you for your birthday. You would not put it down! You drag it around by the mic that only worked for less than 24 hours due to the slobber from you "talking" in it! (See picture above) You'd think they would make those slobber proof?!
  • You do like flirting with people, from a distance. When they try to hold or touch you, your shyness or anxiety kicks in. We are still working on that!

I am a sucker for your hugs and kisses! I took you to the grocery store and we just walked the isles filled with hugs!! I loved every bit of it! Especially the way you pat my back and "ooooh" with your face buried in my stomach. You are so sweet.
I do wish you had family around to spoil and adore you. You deserve it! =)
I Love You Son!
(I'm trying not to call you "baby"'s hard!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

We Are Walking!

Yes we are!!
Still a little unsure at times but Judah took about 6 steps today! That was the furthest he has walked yet!

We went to the park today! It was a gorgeous day! I wanted to have one of our little "photo shoots" but that didn't happen. The wind blew a cool breeze that was a little too cold for shorts and sandals...Mom learned a lesson today! Lots of layers next time!
Judah ended up borrowing a friend's hoodie...

Yeah...we didn't stay too long...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Polka Dots!

When I was a little girl..I despised polka dots!
Today, I can't get enough of them! Go figure...
I also hated spinach, and that's a different story..

So, here is Udi's room with a wall dedicated to that which I can't get enough of..

I just couldn't resist this one..

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Yay Me!

I'm usually not one to brag...
But Yay Me!!!
(Guys might want to skip this post =)

I made it a whole year! 12 months! 365 days! I supplied my son with the best nutrition possible! Even though he was unable to breastfeed, instead of giving up, I took the extra steps to give him the best! A whole year of! Honestly, I did not think I would make it! Through 2 cases of mastitis, and many other painful experiences.. which I will spare you the details of... I made it! I kept pressing on! Through food allergies....WOW! Which meant no egg or dairy for Mom! Of course there were times I cheated =) Through stress of supply, surgeries, travel.....yay me!

Enough of that =) I did not do this by myself....I could not do this by myself! God has been my strength! Everyday I prayed for "strength to make it through this day" and He was faithful everyday! Also my husband, Matthew, you have given me your shoulder countless times to cry on. Loved and comforted me when I was in pain. Encouraged me. Appreciated me. You are an amazing husband and father, and I would be locked up somewhere in a straight jacket if you hadn't been by my side. Thank you.

For those of you who don't know the benefits of supplying milk for your baby, I will leave you with this...
  • Breastfeeding gives your baby antibodies that fight illness and disease. Formula does not.
  • Breastfeeding is the best food especially when your baby has allergies. Never let a doctor say your baby is allergic to your milk. Although, he might be allergic to something you ate! Like egg or dairy =)
  • Breastfeeding helps you lose weight...yep! I know first hand!
  • Breastfeeding can reduce your risk of cancer.
There are so many, many benefits. These are just a few!

God knew what He was doing when He created us!

For more information click here and here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

1 Year!

....and what a year it has been!

I am so proud of you my son. Your first year has been full things no one should have to go through. Yet you have been so strong, and so amazing. We have made it! Through lots of tape and head ache, 7 trips to the O.R. , way too many nights in the hospital, and so many tears. God has kept His hand on this family, and I give Him all the glory! Now, you are a healthy boy growing every day!! I love you. I am so thankful for you.

What are you up to?
  • Getting into everything you are not supposed to! I'm not sure why a laptop charger is so intersting...
  • 3 teeth! Yep, just 3 teeth. 2 top and 1 bottom. Oh, and that bottom tooth was a nightmare!
  • Walking around! If I or Dad hold your hand, or you have a wall to lean on.
  • You can stand on your own! Then you realize what you are doing and slowly sit down.
  • Laughing! You are so ticklish!
  • Still loving music! I love to see you dance.
  • You cry when Mom and Dad aren't in the room. We are working on that =)
  • As you can see from the top picture, you can hold up one finger! 1!
  • Anytime we go out to eat, you always find someone nearby to flirt with..and they love every minute of it!

I am so proud of you

Monday, March 1, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Judah's First Birthday Party!!

The party was so much fun!

Here are the cupcakes my friend Erika and I made..
I am so proud of how they turned out!

A little bit of the decor...
The animal pictures were painted by a lady in our church. I LOVE them!
I made the birthday banner and Judah's name (this was a crafty party =)

Now, time to sing "Happy Birthday!"
What was the Birthday Boy's reaction?

Why are all these big people yelling at me?

Someone make it stop!

Still crying...
We thought maybe he was afraid of the monkey staring at him so I took the eyes off.
Hmmm...He might be afraid of monkeys?

He wasn't too sure about the cupcake..might have been a little traumatized

He really started to enjoy the party when it was time to open gifts!!

Yes, that's my son kissing an orange soon as I took it out of the box he had to give it a kiss!

Over all the party was a success.

Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves!

We had games, bubbles, stuffed animals, art tables.....FUN!
The monkey was painted by Dad. Isn't it cute! We made bananas to toss into his mouth

Can't wait to do it again next year!