{18 Week Pictures}

More 18 week pictures!

Quite possibly my most favorite picture of all times!!!

{18 Weeks}

Our sweet baby boy is now 18 weeks!!!

That's 126 days, 3024 hours, 181,440 minutes that you have been with us Mason!! Best 181,440 minutes of my life!!

Thank you for bringing so much joy and happiness into our lives. We are forever blessed because of you. Our universe is centered around you and we wouldn't have it any other way!!!

Lets see, at 18 weeks...

- You still love to stand up, go places, be outside, be the center of attention, and love your baths. You are getting more solemn in your baths, though. You kind of lean to the left and just stare at the water. Don't get me wrong, you still love to splash Mommy and Daddy too!

- You are getting better and better at solid foods. You just sit there like a baby bird with your mouth wide open waiting for your next bite. (we are going to video this tonight) You're not a big fan of "greens", but who can blame you. We recently tried Green Beans and you did not like them! We had to hurry and switch to our faithful sweet potatoes!!!

- Last night you ate 1 container of sweet potatoes, 1 container of peaches, a few bites of green beans and 1 (4 oz) bottle of milk with cereal in it right before bed. You were hungry!!! Mommy and Daddy were so worried you were going to have a tummy ache, but you did just fine. You're a growing boy, that's for sure.

- You love to talk, but these days you talk with your hands in your mouth!!

- You're still not that interested in toys, but love Mommy's iPhone.

- You are 4-6 ounces every 2 -2 1/2 hours and get 1 juice bottle a day

- Not sure how much you weigh (we'll find out on Friday), but we know it's over 17lbs.

- You are mostly in 6 -9 month clothes. Most of your pajamas are 12 mths and 18 mths and you are STILL ridiculously cute in pajamas!!

- Teething, oh teething!! Yesterday you didn't have a very good day. Aunt Leslie said you were very uncomfortable and fussy. It hurts Mommy's heart so much to see you in pain. I bought you some teething tablets and those seem to be working good for you! Let's pray they continue to work and spare Mommy's heart!! And your pain too, of course!!

- Besides the teething you are normally pretty happy! You almost always wake up with a smile on your face. Mommy and Daddy love this!!

- Just bought your first box of size THREE diapers!!!

Now.....for your 18 week pictures. Mommy is really sad because her camera was on the wrong setting for most of these :( But you're adorable even in a blurry picture!

You're teething, so we can't keep your hands out of your mouth!!

And this is what happens when we try! You're fast!!

 We love you, MasonBug!!

{Voice of an Angel}

I could sit and listen to this guy talk for hours!

This one cracks me up. He's talking, but trying to eat his baseball at the same time!!

{Sweet Potatoes Anyone?? Mason will share!}

I finally uploaded video of Mason eating solids for the first time!!! Such an exciting, but sad time. Exciting that he gets to eat something other than milk, but sad because my baby boy is growing up!!

Well, enjoy Mason in all his sweet potatoe gloriness!!

{Who wouldn't want to come home on a Monday to this??}

OH those gorgeous blue eyes, OH my melting heart!!

{Weekend Wrap-up}

Our weekend was pretty low key! With my accident on Thursday afternoon, we didn't really feel like doing much. Our Friday consisted of hanging out/relaxing, having lunch, Dr Appt, and hanging out some more.

Mason fit into a new pair of overalls, so Momma was excited!!

Love these two boys!!

Saturday morning we went to the Farmer's Market Downtown because it was kid's day. We were only there for about 15 minutes because 1.) Mason was asleep, and 2.) It started raining. So we had lunch in Midlothian at Hideout Burger. YUM! Quite possibly the best burgers around. And the cheese fries are slap yo momma good!! After lunch we went by Best Buy to check out their TVs since ours went out in the living room. Mason slept most of the time:

Sitting in the shopping cart for the first time (with a little assistance)

Saturday evening we just hung out with Les and Scooter.

Sunday morning we did our early morning grocery shopping and then came back home to hang out. Mason's Nana, Papa and Uncle TY kept him for a couple hours so that Nate and I could get housework done. We had to swap out TVs and rearrange the living room.

 View from back hallway:

View from front hallway. Temporary fix, our bedroom tv. And on the Rangers, of course. Does anything else come on TV?!? :)

View from back corner of dining room:

At one point Nate looked outside and said, "Look at our front yard". It felt like we were smack dab in the middle of a movie scene. (Birds, perhaps??)

It was crazy how many there were!!

Remember how I said Mason was ridiculously cute in Pajamas? Well, I have more proof:

Mason's Nana calls these his "Trent" pajamas. B/C Trent is in the AF and gets to fly awesome planes like the B-ONE!

And that's pretty much our weekend. Lots of hanging out and spending time with our amazing son!!

{So strong!}

Mason, you are getting stronger by the minute!! Your new favorite thing to do is sit straight up, really quickly! Mommy and Daddy have to be on our toes at all times!!

* Sitting straight up in your bouncer! You sure surprised Aunt Leslie!!

{17 Weeks}

Our sweet baby boy turned 17 weeks old last Tuesday (yeah I am a bit behind).

That's 119 days, 2856 hours, 171,360 minutes that you have been with us Mason!! (keep pretending you are reading this last Tuesday!!)

We sure do love you, Monster! You are the love of our lives and we couldn't be any happier than we are when we are with you. We love to watch you grow and learn new things. We love to talk about you to each other, and to anyone that will listen! Mommy loves to watch you with Daddy, it melts her heart! You two have such a special bond and I absolutely LOVE it!

You are still getting cuter by the second!

- You still love to stand, go places, be outside, be the center of attention, and love your baths.

- You have a new love, solid foods! You get angry when we do not feed you fast enough. You are eating two containers of solids most nights. We normally give you 1 fruit and 1 vegetable.

- You love to talk and love to be talked to

- You're still not that interested in toys, but you love ceiling fans!!

- Mommy has a Randy Rogers video (Interstate) on her phone and you love to watch it. It's put you to sleep a couple times, too!

- You are 4-6 ounces every 2 -2 1/2 hours and get 1 juice bottle a day

- You weighed 17lbs exactly today.

- You are mostly in 6 -9 month clothes. Some 3 months fit you if they are on the bigger side. Most of your pajamas are 12 mths and 18 mths and you are ridiculously cute in pajamas!!

- We haven't used the bassinet much at night because you are teething pretty good right now. You nurse more often for comfort and it's easier having you in bed with us. Plus we get to cuddle with you, so it's extra sweet for Mommy and Daddy!

- Speaking of teething, you are right smack-dab in the worst part of it right now...or so says a first time Mommy! It's pure heartbreaking to watch, too. It puts me into tears. I wish there was more that I could do for you baby boy! You are pulling on your ears, get really uncomfortable and it hurts you to eat. :(

- Besides the teething you are normally pretty happy! Everyone is having a blast playing with you!

- Still in size 2 diapers, for now


For your 17 week pictures:

We love you MasonBug!!