I'm hoping I can keep up on blogging now that I'm back at work. Ole is growing so fast and learning so much. I swear he does something new every day. Yesterday he grabbed a toy for the first time. It's funny how something that might seem so small to someone else seems HUGE to us as parents.
He cracks me up. He reminds me so much of Joe and I. He loves being the center of attention and literally gets pissed off if he's not. He will yell until all the attention is on him and then smile like nothing happened once you are looking at him.
Saturday he slept through the night for the first time. It was incredible! I honestly felt tired from too much sleep. What a feeling. Haven't felt that since I was probably 3 months pregnant? So it's been a while. We also had some family pictures taken by my cousins wife Chelsey. She was so fun. The biggest spider I've ever seen (besides our tarantula) crawled across our floor and she immediately ran and grabbed a paper towel and caught it. I couldn't believe it. I was terrified! She said she isn't scared of spiders. I was in awe. And when I say it was the biggest spider I've ever seen I am not exaggerating. She even agreed. Joe was in the other room but I made him look in the paper towel and he too agreed it was a monster. I couldn't sleep parts of last night thinking about it. I've never been that way before! YUCK!
Speaking of last night, our little monster decided 3 am would be a fun time to wake up and stay awake. He hasn't done that since he was a newborn-newborn. I tried for an hour to get him back to sleep. Joe got up with us at 4 and I tried to go back to bed. Then I heard a little voice in the living room talking to every thing and knew I wouldn't be able to sleep. Ole was talking to everything. The laundry basket, the dog, the diaper bag. All with a huge smile on his face. We told him he's lucky he's cute because that was quite the hour to be awake. This is after Joe and I decided to stay up after he went to sleep to watch Destination Truth thinking that he would sleep through the night again and we'd get some good sleep. Monday isn't the funnest day to be this tired.
Anyway here are this weeks pictures.
Baby Joe. This is Ole's bratty face. He wasn't crying, he wasn't even really upset. Just yelling at me to get some attention. I swear to God Joe makes this same exact face. I wish I had a picture of it.
Joe had 9 months sober this past week. Proud of him. Seems like he deserves a little more then a keychain but whatevs!
My sweet boy. I love how cool kids can dress. This outfit doesn't match at all but it looks rad. I hope he always dresses as cool as I dress him... HA!
Olz lovin' the sling. He likes being able to be held, face out and watch what I'm doing. This picture is also really special to me because I think he looks like my Grandma's brother.
Won't take a pacifier but is really starting to love that thumb. Just like his parents.
He has started batting at the toys on his mat this week. I was so proud. He also loves to talk to the animals that dangle down. Hilarious.
...Ole is either going to love or hate us when he gets older. Sometimes I wonder how Joe and I found each other. We're definitely soul mates. This is what we do when we have a little time to ourselves when the baby is sleeping... take stupid pictures of ourselves and laugh at how funny we think we are.
My new favorite picture of this stud. Trying to get that stinker to fall asleep because he was exhausted. He usually melts in Daddy's arms but he kept noticing me and a huge smile would bust out on his face. His eyelids would get heavy and then he'd see me and that big smile would spread across his sweet face. I almost cried it melted me so much.
He just noticed the bears on his feet. He couldn't stop staring at them, talking to them and smiling at them. I love this kid.