A quickie

Posted by Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama at 5:06 AM 2 comments
Marc and I are out of town this weekend, without Baby J :(, but I wanted to update before we went.
He had his 4 months shots and check up yesterday - man, this kid is something else! First, he weighs a whopping 17 pounds. No wonder he is so friggin heavy to lug around! And he is 26 inches long. Those measurements put him in the 65 percentile range. And, this kid takes shots better than I do! He was laughing and playing, then all of a sudden he cries for a second, looks at me and starts smiling again. The second shot was the same way - no tears, no fussing, just a little cry and he was fine. He did however sleep for 4 hours after we got home... poor thing. I really couldn't have picked a better day for his shots because his long nap allowed me to clean the house before our trip. Thanks Baby J!
OH, and I a ton more photos and video to upload! I love month 4 - he is so energetic, fun, playful and a complete joy! Both Marc and I look at him in disbelief and wonder how lucky we are to have him! And how lucky he is to have us :)


No rhyme or reason...

Posted by Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama at 4:10 PM 2 comments

Baby J is just looking extra cute lately!
Posted by Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama at 11:38 AM 1 comments
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So I have been a bad blogger

Posted by Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama at 10:35 AM 1 comments
I haven't updated in forever! With working full time now my time is very limited and I seem to not be able to do a lot of the things I was used to doing. Although, a few unfortunate events happened at work and I am now back at home. It's a catch 22 - I get more work done when I am at the office but now I get to spend my days with Baby J again. I am still planning on going into the office a few times a week when Marc can watch him but I am not on a schedule. We are still throwing the idea around of me staying at home, not working but for now this is the next best thing.

So a major event happened a few days ago: Baby J has turned 4 months! I really cannot believe it! Wait... don't I say that every month? He is so much fun now and has brought so much joy into our household! Marc and I cannot even think what our lives were like before him. He is almost rolling now; he gets up onto his side but cannot get past his shoulder. And he has learned to yell, too. It is quite funny to listen to! I need to capture it on video but since he is sick again, his yelling has been cut back. I did take this video this morning. He is just so darn cute!
(and dont mind my stupid, lets talk in baby talk all of the time, voice. I guess that's one of the characteristics of being a mom :)


A year ago today...

Posted by Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama at 11:33 AM 2 comments
This is what happened