Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fourth Trimester

3 months! Today my little boy is 3 months!
A friend once described the first three months after a baby is born as the "fourth trimester" because of all the developmental changes still happening. I agree. Mateo has transformed from a squishy little baby mouse into a chunky playful infant. 
He is the sweetest little ham that ever did live. I am having so much fun getting to see his personality develop. The first time I heard him "talking" I was so overjoyed. Lately he has been squealing with delight at the most random of things. For example, I was throwing away a plastic bag and he thought the crinkling it made was the funniest thing, he couldn't stop laughing!

My boy, the little man who now weighs over 15 lbs. 
(His sister was 16 lbs. at her 6 month check up!)
He has been wearing 3-6 month clothes (some 6 month)for a couple weeks now.
He doesn't particularly like tummy time, only about five minutes pass before he is screaming with frustration. 
Recently he started with those terrible diaper blow-outs. The other day I literally cut off a onsie when I couldn't figure out how to clean a blow-out that was up to his neck.
But above all this little cutie has filled our lives with so much joy. 

Mateo: my prayer for you is that you will grow up to be a man of integrity, respectful towards humanity, and loving, especially during times of trial. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Family Fall Photos

In mid-October we ventured out to a nature preserve and had a delightful photo shoot. 
Last year, with the help of a tripod and the timer on the shutter release of my camera we did our on family photos. It was quite the difficult task, but we still got so many memorable moments. This year, while Mr. M. was at a Habitat for Humanity charity event he bid for a photography package from King and I Photography during the silent auction. We won the bid, and I can't even begin to tell you what a blessing this was for us. The photographer is a very sweet and genuine woman, who I fell in love with the minute I met her. She is the sweetest, most genuine person and her husband (who helps her during the photo session) is also such a gem. She captured so many amazing moments, and I hope we are blessed with the ability to work with her in the future. 


2013 is coming to a close and these images remind me that this year has been a really good year. There are always so many lessons to be learned from our experiences, but I can say without a doubt that it has been the best year yet.