31 March 2012

Newborn Photos

Look at this sweet little boy. 
I can't help but fall more and more in 
love with him, every single second. 
He is all I ever dreamed of, and more. 
He is absolutely perfect...

[All Photo Credit to Angela Moore]

26 March 2012

Garden of the Gods

Today, we went to the Garden of the Gods.

 My mom, Jordan, Chandler and I braved some pretty big wind gusts to climb the beautiful rocks.

 When I say climb, I mean jeans and Vans shoes type climb- 
no ropes, no spandex, no helmets...


 "Climb ON" might be a bit more 
descriptive of what we were doing...

Besides the wind, it was a beautiful Spring day. 
We had a great time! It's like our own little mini-Moab, 
only five minutes from our house! Love it.

[I'll blog about my mom's visit soon!]

25 March 2012


I can't believe it!
 My tiny little love bug is ONE MONTH OLD!

At ONE month old he...

Loves his paci but SO wants to eat his hands

Sleeps mostly through the night 
(and day, for that matter)

Is super regulated in his schedule: 
He sleeps, then eats, doesn't burb, 
gets the hiccups, then goes poop. 
In that order, every time. 

Makes the funniest little faces

Fits into newborn diapers and clothes,
 although most are still too big.

Weighs 7 lbs 2 oz 
(up a pound and a half since birth)

And is the snuggliest little muffin man on Earth.

Daddy came home from Gunnery, just in time to celebrate!

Mommy and Daddy love you, Chandler Grey!

*If this monthly layout looks familiar, it's because I got the idea from my sweet friend Shawntae at A Little King And I. Check her out!*

23 March 2012

Visiting Daddy at Work

Jordan has been in the field for the last ten days, 
training for his upcoming deployment. 

Today, he came back to the base for a couple hours 
before going back into the field for a few more days, 
and Chandler and I got to go visit him!

It was so good to have our family back together, 
even if only for thirty minutes.
Jordan was so excited to see his little baby 
(and a little bit excited to see me).

Chandler is growing so quickly! 
In two days, he'll be ONE MONTH OLD! 
I can't believe it. 
Where has the time gone?

18 March 2012

I Heart Moby

Moby Wrap, loosely translated: 
the extra arms you wish you had.

This thing is a godsend. Truly. The best part? 
Chandler loves it as much as I do!
All the convenience of still being pregnant, 
without the symptoms or limitations!
I can clean, carry groceries in from the car, 
type this very blog post, cook.. you name it!
I'm not sure how moms get anything done without one.

Now if only it was bedazzled....

12 March 2012

Newborn Photography Gone Wrong

motarded adj. excessively stupid; in the military, enthusiastic to the point of stupidity. 

We hear this term a lot, living near a military installment. It's usually used to describe a wife who dresses her children in camo, carries an ACU printed handbag, and claims her husband's rank as her own...


These types of women sometimes give the rest of us a bad name.


Normally, I would never do any of those things. But this morning, I got a patriotic urge. I saw my husband, handsomely dressed in his ACU's, my sweet little baby boy, fresh and clean from the bath, and my camera. 


Followed by my patriotic urge, came a creative twitch. I had the BEST idea for a photo opportunity.


HOWEVER... my son, being his daddy's little boy, had other plans. My normally sweet, adorable and calm infant turned into a funny face pulling, wiggly, impatient little baby.


10 March 2012

Sleep Schedule

Chandler is officially on a sleeping/feeding schedule- he's such an easy baby! He eats every three hours during the day, and every three to four hours during the night. Last night, for the first time, he slept in his own bed (in our room) until almost 6:00 this morning. After we fed him, he slept with us until 9:00, when I woke him up to eat again. He always sleeps better/longer when he's snuggled up next to or on top of his daddy. He's already such a daddy's boy :)

08 March 2012

For the Light of My Life

i've waited a hundred years. but i'd wait a million more for you. nothing prepared me for what the privilege of being yours would do.
if i had only felt the warmth within your touch, if i had only seen how you smile when you blush, or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough, i would have known what i was living for all along. what i've been living for.
your love is my turning page, where only the sweetest words remain. every kiss is a cursive line, every touch is a redefining phrase.

i surrender who i've been for who you are, for nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart. if i had only felt how it feels to be yours, well, i would have known what I've been living for all along. what i've been living for.
though we're tethered to the story we must tell, when i saw you, well, i knew we'd tell it well. with a whisper, we will tame the vicious seas. like a feather bringing kingdoms to their knees.

[written by ryan o'neal]

06 March 2012

The Pacifier

This little boy loves his paci.

He's created a repetitious game:
Chandler spits it out,
Mama puts it back in.
Chandler spits it out.
Daddy puts it back in...

It's continuous
throughout the day and night.

...except when feeding.
Nothing gets in the way of that.

[People often say you get what you give in life. Judging by the baby pictures of me with three pacifiers in my mouth at a time, I think they're right. 
Here's to you, Mom!]

04 March 2012

First Bath

Chandler quite enjoyed his first bath.. until the water got cold (oh, the joys of living in an apartment) and Jordan and I had to use all possible measures to get him cleaned, rinsed and out before he turned into a baby popsicle.   

I think because I spent the majority of my third trimester in a bubble bath, he was happy to be back in the warm water. But the second the temperature started to drop, he was NOT having it.

01 March 2012

Funny Faces

Today, at Chandler's doctor appointment, they checked his bilirubin levels and weighed him. 

His jaundice is almost completely gone, thanks to some sunshine and lots of mommy-milk. 

Most babies lose a little weight after they're born- not ours. Chandler has gained 7 ounces since birth (six days ago), putting him at a whopping 6 pounds 1 ounce today! 

Grow, baby, grow!
He thinks he's pretty big, trying to hold his own head up during tummy time. 

Every time he lifts his head, he makes the funniest little face. 

We had to capture it, to show his future girlfriends. 

TRY not to smile, I dare you...