We went to the doctor today.....drum roll please....Cohen now weighs 15 lbs 5 oz and is 24.5 inches. The doctor said if he keeps growing like this he might be taller than us...I know thats not saying much, I guess his chances of being a basketball player are still pretty slim. But anyways I thought that was pretty good news. He is getting to be such a big boy. Last night this kid was rolling over like no ones business. I am going to post the video below, but he did start on his back, but by the time I got the camera on he was already half way there and the other video I did the file is too big. Dang it. I am hoping I can upload another video, our child has taken on the love of music that Taylor and I share. We were watching a Keith Urban DVD and he was bouncing away, smiling, and it could be singing. Everything else is going good with us. I know it cant always be about the baby. Here are some pics and a video...until next time...I have to go change a dirty diaper.
Wow! Its been forever since I've been on here to write anything. There has been so much going on. We are all doing great. Taylor and I celebrated 4 years of marriage in December. Yay! Cohen had his first Christmas ( which was great, but he doesn't really understand yet b/c he was only 2 months)I can't wait till he gets a little older and understands the true meaning of Christmas. I am so far behind to be talking about Christmas. Cohen is growing like crazy and it amazes me that everyday is something new. One day he can't hardly get up during tummy time and the next couple days he is pulling up really well. And when he's on his play mat I lay him down going one direction and I take my eyes off him for a couple seconds and he is in a completely different direction I am sitting there thinking how and the heck did he do that. I never catch him in action. He is starting to turn to his side like he wants to start turning over. He's been talking like crazy and I love it b/c his little nostrils flare and its so stinkin cute, I love his few little giggles that I occasionally get. Can I just say that sleep training is the hardest thing ever....I've been really working on it for two days now. Yesterday didn't go very well, but today I stuck with it and after an hour of crying and checking on him every now and then he finally fell asleep on his own. I am soo proud of him, but its so hard b/c I want to pick him up. I feel like such a bad mommy, I am sure everyone has gone through this. On days like this when Taylors working and cant break away I really wish that my mom was here. I miss her like crazy and I know that she's in heaven looking down and I know that she would be so proud. I guess for a while now I have just pushed it out of my mind trying to avoid the thoughts of missing her...I guess for so long I have tried to be strong and I just feel like I can't anymore. I have to realize its ok to cry b/c I miss and want her with me. I never really went through the stages of being angry or sad and I guess its kinda catching up with me. I know God has purpose in it all, but sometimes its hard to be reminded of that. I hope now that Cohen is taking naps I'll be able to keep up better.
We went to the doctor Friday and Cohen now weighs 13 lbs and 1 oz., can you believe it? I can't and on Thursday he was officially two months old. You always here everyone say how fast they grow up and I haven't really experienced that until now. It is very bittersweet. I mean I can't wait for the moments when he will start to talk and put words into sentences, but I at the same time I like little things and he is not so little anymore. He is starting to coo and smile more and more, I mean those little gummy smiles are just to die for. I love when he wants to cuddle and snuggle on my chest. He is just a sweetheart. I know when I found out that I was having a boy I was a little dissappointed at first because I have no clue what to do with them and everyone reminded me that there is nothing like a son loving his mother. ( I wouldnt trade him for anything) I am starting to realize how true that is when he fusses in Taylors arms he hands him to me and he stops and it makes me feel so good. Anyways just a quick update and a few thoughts....
I thought I would keep up with this blogging alot better than I have, but I never realized having a baby would mean less multitasking. Its hard to get a way for even a minute without him realizing I am not in the same room as him. Anyways I am soo excited about the holidays, I love getting to spend time with my family. We went to Abilene and I felt like I hardly saw my baby b/c everyone was spoiling and holding him. Here are some pictures of Abilene, oh and we got my moms headstone in and it looks amazing...Hope you like it mom.
Sorry it has taken me so long to post Halloween pictures. Its hard to get a minute by myself, so I wait till Taylor gets home so he can watch Cohen and I can finally have some "me" time. My aunt Lynn and cousin Lindsey came into town and we all had so much fun it was great to see them. We literally put Cohen's costume on long enough to take pictures in.
Well Cohen has finally arrived all 7 lbs 19 1/2 in. of him, he actually came on his due date! Crazy I know...how often does that happen. It started Friday night on our way to date night I started feeling tightening and menstrual type cramps and of course I wasn't sure if they were contractions bc I didnt know what contractions felt like (I've never been through this). So I called Tiffany to ask her all about it, I started having Taylor time them and they were about 10 mins apart. We got home, got to bed and at 2 am in the morning I woke feeling pain and so I started to take a bath and I had to tell Taylor I was taking one other wise if he would have woke up and I wasnt there he would have freaked out. So when I told him I had felt like I had gone to the bathroom in my pants, so I got in the bath and still felt like I was going to the bathroom. I texted Tiffany again b/c I wasnt sure. I woke Taylor up to time again and they were about 2 mins apart, Taylor convinces me to go to the hospital and on they way there they were only 1 min apart. We get to the hospital check in and sure enough my water was broken. Now I know what that was...it wasnt me going to the bathroom in my pants. I was so blessed I had a really fast delivery...The nurse had checked me and I was 5 cm and then two hours later the doctor comes in to check and asks if I am ready to push...I had no clue I had progressed so quickly b/c I hear stories of people being labor for forever that's what I expected. Needless to say I had this huge fear of labor and it wasn't at all what I expected. It was all worth it. and now he's here and I am loving being a mom. It's so amazing how God works and how He chose me to be Cohen's mother. I love watching Taylor dote all over his new baby boy! He's amazing and has helped me so much this past week.