Saturday, August 8, 2015

Growing Boy

It is still hard to believe that I am REALLY a mommy! Dallas is such an amazing baby. I honestly can't remember what life was like before him. Here is a little flashback over the past 5 months ...
March 4th, 2015
This is the very 1st picture we saw of Dallas before we went back to meet him. We got the text from a lady from the agency that was in the room when he was born. His tiny little 6lb 4oz 19 1/2in body was perfect. The cord was around his neck when he was born and he had a little bruising around his chin for about a week. 
This was the moment we saw Dallas for the first time. That day still feels like it was yesterday. I remember the flood of emotions and knowing the EVERYTHING that we had been hoping and praying for was right there in my arms.
*Photo Credit: Amy Horton Photography

This picture was taken on our first night home,March 20th (Dallas' original due date). It was an amazing feeling to be home. We were even able to surprise our friends and family because we didn't let anyone know we got the all clear to leave Louisiana.

Dallas was actually about 3 weeks old when Amy took his newborn pictures but my sweet love was still wearing preemie clothes and was OH SO ADORABLE!!!
*Photo Credit: Amy Horton Photography
1 month old. 7lbs 14oz. 21ins. 
He hated sleeping on his back so we would prop him up on his side in his crib at first but we quickly found out that the only way Chris and I were going to get any sleep was if we used his little seat. I kept it next to the bed and I would just lay there and listen to him breath and watch him sleep. At this point he was sleeping for 3-4 hours at a time at night.
2 months. 9lbs 7oz 22ins.
He had his 1st real tears on April 21st and on April 24th I was able to get a real smile out of him, it wasn't just gas. :) Both times I cried!! He also rolled from his tummy to his back that month. 
When he was 2 months and 1 week old we celebrated my 1st Mother's Day and it was perfect!
*Photo Credit: Amy Horton Photography
 I went back to work when he was 7 weeks old and the night before he slept 6 hrs straight. By the end of the 2nd month he was sleeping 8 hrs at night.
3 months. Over 10lbs. (no checkup so I don't have his exact measurements). He started giggling and it was so sweet. He also realized that he LOVED his little toys that were hanging from his little play mat. We stopped letting him sleep in his little seat and he did awesome in his crib. This was also the month that the drooling began.
Amy got some great 3 month pictures. 
*Photo Credit: Amy Horton Photography

At the end of the month we celebrated Chris' 1st Father's Day.
4 months. 13lbs 6oz. 24ins.
He started playing with his hair and rubbing his left eye when he gots sleepy, he still does this. He would also pull his hair when he would get mad (thankfully he doesn't do that anymore). He started scooting all around the floor and putting down a blanket for him to stay on became pointless. He rolled from his back to his tummy but I never saw it because he would do it at night in his crib (sneaky little dude). He began sleeping 10 hrs each night which was awesome but a little scary the first night he did it. I went in and checked on him a few times. He began to crawl/scoot across the floor with his face on the carpet and his butt in the air.

Here are the pictures from his 1 month, 2 month and 4 month check ups. It's crazy to see how much he has grown.
At the end of the month we took him on a vacation to the Galveston with my family. 
While we were at the beach Dally turned 5 months old...
Over 14lbs. (again, no checkup so I don't have his exact measurements). He sleeps on his side for an average of 10 hrs each night. He goes down at 8ish is up at 6am like clockwork. He can fit in 2 outfits that are size 3-6 months but mostly he still wears 0-3. We let him try his very first food (other than formula). He had a popsicle, and holy moly he LOVED it. It felt so good on his sore gums. No teeth yet, but he drools like Niagara Falls so it's got to be coming soon.  I actually saw him roll from his back to tummy across the living room floor today.

I guess that's all the updates for now. Stay tuned for Dallas' first airplane ride at the end of the month (this should be interesting).

Prayer Request/Update:
Chris and I will be traveling back to Louisiana for the trial on Sept 15th. I spoke with the lawyer this week and he said he goal is that we will not actually have to take the stand but it is one of those things that he will not know until that day. Please continue to keep the lawyer and the judge in your prayers. Also pray that EVERYTHING is resolved on Sept 15th!!!