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5 month alligator pictures

I’m not too in love with any of this months pictures.. but here are the best ones! We really need to start taking these pictures when there is more light…
And it would be nice if he didn’t feel the need to spit at the camera the whole time! :)

Just for fun I made a little growth chart for us

(but you’ll need to click on it if you actually want to see it!)

It’s crazy to see how much he’s really grown. He still just seems like my little baby…

The hike…

Aaron’s family always goes up to the canyons for Memorial day breakfast, and while MOST of us complain about having to be there by 7:30am we always enjoy ourselves. In the past years we have brought Riddick with us, but this year we opted against it and I’m actually really glad, there were quite a few dogs in the canyon and it would not have been fun!
Baby LOVES being outside so we knew he was going to have a good day. And he did. There may have been only one little time that he whined a little, other than that he was all smiles!
It was however, REALLY cold when we got there that morning. And no one was really prepared for how cold it was. I grabbed a blanket right as we were walking out the door “just in case” I am glad I grabbed it!
Baby enjoyed a nice “bob” after we all ate breakfast and right before we headed up the mountain on our hike… We call this burrito baby!
And we posed for one quick picture…

There was nothing like a hike up a mountain to remind us just how truly out of shape we are!!!
When Aaron would complain about how heavy Miles was and how tired he was, I just kept reminding him that I had to carry him like that for 9 months! This is his turn..
(doesn’t the baby look totally giant in this picture???)

He spent pretty much the entire hike laughing, talking and kicking. He had the time of his life…

Right after that last picture was taken Aaron sat down on a log to rest. I handed him the Bink just to entertain Miles. The second he put it in his mouth, he was out. All that walking must have worn him out. He actually stayed asleep for about 10 more minutes into the walk, and then woke up all happy.

We hiked for about 2 hours that day, and even though we were completely out of shape and felt like we were going to die, it was worth it because Miles had so much fun!!
Next up on the agenda.. SWIMMING!!!

Is it okay to say???

We had so much fun just hanging out at the Heber Cemetery on Saturday. (Is it okay to say you had fun at a cemetery?) Well.. we did!

I delivered the cake to Aaron’s cousins reception a few hours early so we had some time to kill. His Aunt mentioned we should go to the cemetery to see Scott, and I thought it sounded like a good idea.

Baby LOVES being outside and had so much fun. We walked around for a bit before picking a bench to sit on.. Soon the sun began to set and we had to find another bench more in the shade.

I was a beautiful day, the cemetery was very busy and the birds were singing their little hearts out…

He’s discovered a new love for my camera string!

We spent a little over 2 hours just sitting on a bench in the cemetery. Miles was so happy the whole time, just laughing and talking and watching the world go by. It was one of the best afternoons we’ve had in a long time!
As we were getting ready to head back to the reception we stopped for a picture with Miles and his Uncle Scott.*

*You see, we have this debate going on in our house. I think that Miles actually got to meet Uncle Scott. I think he already knows him. Since you aren’t sealed to a baby unless they take a breath outside of the womb, it leads me to the impression that they do not have a spirit until they take a breath. Aaron on the other hand thinks they have a spirit from conception, therefore he would not have spent time with Scott in heaven. I choose to believe he did get to spend time with him. Most of my belief is based on the fact that the very first time Aaron felt Miles kick was when we were sitting in the viewing room of Scott’s funeral. Aaron was so sad that he hadn’t felt it yet and really wanted to. I reached over and grabbed his hand and put it on my stomach as we watched the changing of the guard. Right then, Miles kicked him. For the first time… it was a moment we won’t ever forget! So whether or not Miles got to spend time with Scott in heaven, we know he is still watching over us and is always with us!

Miss you Uncle Scott…..

21 days

It has been said that after 21 days of solid repetition that we create a habit.

It has just been a little over 21 days since I’ve had any dairy. (well except for that little teeny tiny bite of the husbands cheese enchilada I had on Monday night)

Has it been hard.. ABSOLUTELY! It seems like all quick-fix meals involve dairy. Or at least the ones we eat.

Our favorite snack to go get is ice cream, so we miss out on that…

I would love some cheese… like really love! :)

But its getting easier.. I don’t forget anymore. I instinctively look for items without dairy, and always remember to order things “Without the cheese”

If I’m out and about I know I can count on a slurpee or a mc donalds pie or cookies to pull me through a snack craving.

The Real Question : Is it working??

I have no clue!!!!!!

Does the baby seem happier??? YES
Does he spit up less??? NOOO
Is his skin getting better?? Big fat NO
Are we all generally happier?? I guess so…
Is it worth it??? Wondering that now…

I really wanted to give it a full month to see if his skin would improve.. we are only 7 days away from the one month mark and I have seen ZERO improvement in his skin from my diet.

i think the next step is to have a day when I totally binge on dairy and see if he is worse the next day.. but who wants to deal with him if he is??

And then the step after that…. maybe try to cut out wheat…. YIKEEES.. the only thing worse than not eating cheese would be not eating bread. Honestly.. I don’t think it’s worth it. I know.. I’m a bad mom.. but it’s just skin! :)

I battle back and forth wondering if his temperament is just improving or if something we have changed has made him better… It’s a tough call..

I increased his meds without consulting his doctor.. (I know.. I’m bad..) but i think it has REALLY helped… Now I just have to convince the doctor that it’s helping. (btw.. I did a TON of research on it before increasing it, and I know he can safely be on a higher dose.)

I guess my point was.. 21 days does in fact make a habit, but it doesn’t make missing cheese any easier…

You know what does??

This guy…

What a weekend!!!

We had an incredible weekend! A wedding, a beautiful few hours spent at the cemetery, A day in the mountains, followed by our very first swim of the season!

All was LOVED by baby.. every bit of it.. He had one of the best weekends (attitude wise..)

And we….. we… had the best weekend EVER! Mainly because he slept until 9:30am Saturday and Sunday morning!!! We couldn’t believe it.. but we feel like brand new parents.
(both of the nights before he was even in bed asleep by 7:30pm!)
(don’t worry Deborah.. your day will come.. Promise!) :0)

I can’t wait to post all the pictures, but I am utterly exhausted and want nothing more than to go snuggle up with my husband on the couch and watch a movie..

So that’s what we’re going to do..

Good Night!