Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mason Thomas is Growing Up!

Today my sweet baby boy turned 11 weeks old! Wow, we cannot believe how the weeks have flown!! He has already reached so many milestones! Here is a list of how Mason has changed:

May 11th (his birthday!): 7 lbs., 20 inches
June 11th (one-month check-up): 8 lbs, 12 oz., 21 inches
July 11th (two-month check-up): 10 lbs, 2.5 oz., 22 inches

July 9th: first night to sleep through the night!! 8 hours at 8 weeks old!!

Mason had been sleeping "officially" through the night since he was about 2 weeks, which means 5 hours. However, lately his stretches have been averaging 8 to 12 hours!! On July 9th we just put him in his crib at 11 pm, and didn't hear a peep out of him until 7 the next morning! Since then he has slept every single night like that, sometimes up to 12 hours! Is this normal!??! We're sooo blessed!!

July 11th: first day to really start smiling and cooing!! (8 weeks old)

It's sooo sweet! It usually takes place when I first get him out of his crib in the mornings. I lay him on the soft, cuddly teddy bear rug on the queen-sized bed in the nursery, and he just smiles up at me and "talks" to me in his Mason way! He's just so content at that time and I fall in love with him all over again each time this special moment takes place! His little face and eyes just light up!! He is already the biggest flirt. :)

July 22nd: first time to roll over!! (10 weeks 0ld)

Marc and I always put him down in his crib flat on his back. He usually turns to one side or the other and sleeps like that the entire night... just like a little adult! He sleeps on his side with his sweet little hands resting under the cheek and his legs all crossed! Well, this particular morning Marc and I went into the nursery to tell Mason good morning, and found him flat on his BELLY just a kickin' his little arms and legs and playing! It was so sweet. We were kinda worried, though, about him being on his belly since we know babies aren't supposed to sleep like that now. We were the most shocked though... Is this considered officially "rolling over"? To those of you who are mommies, at what age did your babies roll over for the first time?

Besides all of these milestones, Mason has pretty much been holding his head up since he was 2 weeks old!! He does a lot of "tummy time" on daddy's chest from the day we brought him home from the hospital, and around the second week little Mason shot that head right up practically looking Marc straight in his face. He is so strong! He also pushes those little legs up against Marc's chest and neck to where it hurts sometimes!

Mason has pretty much looked like a mature little boy since the minute he was born; he never really had that chubby "newborn baby" look to him, like most babies we see. So, now at 2 1/2 months old, he really is starting to look like a little boy! He's just so long and slender and looks just like his daddy. His thighs are starting to chunk up, and his cheeks and chin are getting some meat on them, but he's still not one of those fat little babies. I've always wanted a fat baby to lug around on my hip, but now I know I'm glad Mason isn't at that stage cuz it would break my back to carry him! His car seat with him in it is already killing my entire body since I haven't worked out since he has been born! So, this will be interesting! At least I'm getting a good workout just from carrying him. :)

Okie dokies, that's the update for now!! I'll write more later on Marc's and my experience of parenthood so far! :) Here are some pics from the last couple of weeks:

Marc's & my prayer every single night:
Thank you, Jesus, for Baby Mason!!


happytobemom said...

Hey April...send me your email again--I am having trouble posting. janie

April Kay said...

Janie, is that you?? I think I had the wrong email address for you before after double-checking it with the one you gave me the other day, or it was an outdated one. My email address is Luv ya!

Blessed said...

adorable pics of that cutie! He's getting so big!

Pauliwog said...

Hi Girl! So, I am commenting on this crazy amazing blog of yours...I know that I don't need to tell you this, but Mason is TOO cute! I love him and I haven't even met him in person yet! Tell him that he is not allowed to grow up until I get to meet him and hold him in all of his cuddly sweetness...Sorry that you didn't know about my blog...NO ONE did. I hadn't given out the, basically no one reads it and I write it to my adoring public like there is some big following of readers! lol...I actually had kinda forgotten about it until I saw Andy's blog the other day. So, LOVE EWE even if you hate me! :)

The Cherry Tree 123 said...

It's the Villages of Crystal Beach. It is a house rental community. I loved the pool!

Music City Mission said...

I love my sweet Mason!


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