Thursday, November 18, 2010

6 Month Doctor Visit

What a big boy I have!!!!  Landon Wilson, you weighed 19.6 pounds today (90th percentile) and were 26 1/4 inches long (50th percentile)!!  No wonder my back hurts and my arms feel like they are going to drop off after about 5 minutes of holding you, lol.  It has been such a joy to watch you grow over these past 6 months, I give thanks to God everyday for allowing me to stay with you and grow with you and for letting me be your mom.  He has given me the most special gift that I could have ever dreamed about.  You are my world, and I never dreamed that anyone could love me so much or the love I feel for you.  It is the best feeling, the most rewarding feeling that I have ever had.  Life was a lot more superficial before you got here, and now that stuff doesn't matter anymore.  I know I will make mistakes as a mother, but I want you to know that I will always love and cherish you.  When you are playing with a toy and look up at me with those big blue eyes and give me a grin, it is the sweetest face in the whole world.  I wish I could capture that moment and be able to relive it on down the road when you get to be older.  I will admit, you have to be tough to be a good mama...  I get tired and I get overwhelmed, but I always remember that I am going to be okay because I'm doing this for my sweet baby. 
You were kind of wearing mama down when you were getting up every two hours so I am taking  some actions to help us both...
First, I bought a box fan and put it your room and I feed you your last bottle and tell you goodnight and I love you and kiss you.. and lay you down in your bed.  You play for a few minutes and then you cry for about 15 minutes.  I have done this twice and tonight I layed you down after our nightly ritual and you just layed down and went to sleep!~~~~~  Yay!  It is so much better for us though.. We will all be happier.
The doctor today said you were old enough now to sleep all night long, so we are embarking on that journey tonight.  It is really hard for me to hear you cry, but I just tell my self it is helping all of us because you will be getting a good nights rest when we finish, mom will sleep all night and so will daddy.  This makes for better moods and more energy to enjoy and play with the things you want to or places we want to go when you wake up.  My favorite time is when we get in the floor and you are playing with everything and you make it back to me and want to get up on my legs... so sweet you are.  Your eating good, but whew, you are a messer, food is everywhere when we get done.  It is going to be so much fun when your daddy can start hanging with us at night... I can't wait for him to start his job.  Then you will have both of us!  Well, I love you little guy, you are the most precious thing I have ever had. 

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