Sunday, June 26, 2011

One Month!

I can't believe Mason is already one month old! Time flies!

Mason, at one month you..

-Are 7 lbs 6.5 oz (5%tile) and 20 1/4 in (10%tile)
-Are hungry every 2 hours on the dot (which leaves minimal sleeping time for the both of us)
-Cluster feed in the late morning and late evening
-Have a herniated belly button that extends about an inch outward (the doctor says it's normal for preemies and that it will go away on its own anywhere from a few months to a year)
-Still have all the hair you were born with
-Have the cutest smile on your face (dimples and all) when you're falling asleep
-Are still slightly jaundiced (they'll probably prick you again to check at the doctor's office tomorrow, sorry big guy!)
-Have such strong neck muscles already that you make it hard to burp you
-May or may not be borderline colicky (but we love you anyways)
-Love to be held
-Like it when I sing you to sleep
-Are the cutest thing in the world! (especially when you have the hiccups)

It's hard to believe that you're still supposed to be in my tummy. I'm so glad you're here though and that we've been blessed with your sweet spirit. We can't wait to see your progression over this next month! Mommy and daddy love you little guy! :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Splish Splash

Hey Mason, it's time for your bath...

Uh oh...
Whoa, whoa, whoa, what's going on?...
This isn't so bad...
Actually, I could get used to this...

Mason had his first non-sponge bath a few days ago since his umbilical cord finally came off, and I think he ended up thoroughly enjoying it :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby Shower Galore!

Since Mason came a little unexpectedly,
I ended up not being pregnant at the baby showers that had been planned for me!
It felt kind of funny not being pregnant, but it was still fun none the less!
Here are some pictures from them and I'm sorry that some of the pictures are blurry, I didn't realize that my flash was off :(

One of the baby showers was at my mom's friend Kathy's and it had a pirate theme since Mason is our little pirate!

This is the center-piece that my sister-in-law and mother-in-law put together... it's awesome huh?! I didn't get a picture of the food before it was eaten, but it was all yummy caribbean themed food!
The pirate blanket that my Aunt Kim made for Mason, SO cool!

The beautiful blanket that my grandma's friend made for Mason!

My ward also threw a baby shower for me,
and thanks to the wonderful Diana, Lindsey, and Taani, it was fantastic!

It was so cute! The theme was "cookies and milk" (some of you may not know, but I am the biggest cookie monster ever. Seriously though... Chase has to regulate my intake). They spelt Mason's name out in chocolate chip cookies and had every kind of yummy cookie you could imagine!
And of course some milk to go with the cookies :)
They used mason jars for everything in honor of Mason :) clever huh?!

The super cute guest gifts they made with all of the ingredients to make the best ever chocolate chip cookies!

Thank you SO much to all of you that helped plan my baby showers and to all of you that came!
They were so much fun and I loved them :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Growing Boy

Can you believe that this little peanut has gained a solid pound since he left the hospital and is 6 lbs 6 oz now?!
I know I can't...

Even Mason's a little skeptical of it himself...
He's gettin' there, slowly but surely! :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011


If there's one thing I'm proud of passing on to Mason,
it's definitely my dimples.

They melt my heart.