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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another Month !

Wow! I can't believe another month has gone by! Our sweet baby boy is growing so fast! This month Richard and I introduced Baby Walker to our crazy schedules and it has been a touch exhausting but a lot of fun! Here is a quick recap of all of the fun we have had over the past few weeks.

First, my sister, Lyndsey, came down to visit. It was so much fun! It has been a long time since my sister and I have had some quality time! It was great to visit with her and let me tell you...Walker LOVED his aunt Lulu! :) After Walker had some great bonding time with Lulu, we headed to Henderson, TN for Walker to meet his namesake and to see his Gran, Grandad, Aunt, Uncle and cousins. It was a big trip for Walker but we all had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back for Thanksgiving!

A couple of days after we got back from Henderson, Richard had a conference to go to in Atlanta. While Richard was busy working, Walker and I went to Montgomery for a little bit of help from Boo and Papa. That week Lyndsey and her girls (Claire and Margaret Ann) were there visiting as well. Those two girls LOVE their cousin Walker. Claire was a little Mommy to him and MA really thought that he was one of her baby dolls....SO SWEET!!!

Richard got home on Thursday and left again on Sunday for an "expert task force" meeting in Okalahoma City. Walker and I packed up once again and camped out at Boo and Papa's while he was gone. Richard got back that following Wednesday night and had Lasik eye surgery on Thursday. It is such a blessing that he was able to have that done! Before the surgery he was legally blind (his vision was 2400, the same as a newborn's vision!). The surgery took about 6 minutes on each eye. His vision was pretty blurry for about 4 hours after and then started to improve dramatically. The next morning he went back for a check on his eyes. His vision was 20/25 less than 24 hours after having his surgery! How amazing is that!

Finally, on Friday (after Richard's eye appointment) we went to Montgomery once again. This time it was for an "us night." Our first night away from Walker! Man, it was HARD! I missed my sweet baby so much, but it was wonderful to be able to sleep through the night and have some quality time with Richard after our BUSY month! Boo and Papa said Walker did great on his first slumber party! Thanks Boo and Papa!!

Some fun things about Walker:
~Walker is SMILING all the time! He is such a happy baby! He has the biggest smile! It melts my heart when he looks at me and grins! So sweet!

~Baby Boy is starting to recognize voices. He will turn his head and look at me and Richard when we talk to him. He is also starting to recognize my parents voices.

~ His little personality is starting to come out and it is so fun! He either wants to be held close and cuddled or put down on the floor for some "squiggle" time. There is just no in between with him.

~ He LOVES looking at lights and fans. If he starts to get fussy you can walk him to an intersting lamp or light fixture that is turned on and he will calm down (... most of the time :) ).

~ He is sleeping pretty well at night. He started on a great streak of sleeping about 6 hours waking up to eat and then going down for 3.5 hours after that. He took about a one week sabbatical from that and reverted to waking every 1-3 hours. Luckily, the past couple of nights he seems to be getting back into his groove!

~ Baby is really getting into a great routine with his eating. He eats pretty much every 3 hours on the dot during the day.

We go to the doctor on Thursday for his 2 month appointment. I can't wait to see how much he has grown!

Here are a few pictures of the last month!

Baby Boy at 4 weeks

Walker and Lulu

So sweet!
"Squiggle" time at Boo and Papa's
Sweet Boy
Walker's first time to church at 5 weeks:
Our trip to Henderson at 6 weeks.
James "Walker" Whittle (Pop) meeting James "Walker" Willis for the first time
Carter loves his cousin! He can't wait for Walker to get a little bit older so he can teach him all about baseball!

Me, LB, and Walker at Carter's baseball game.

Gran's birthday dinner!

Grandad and Walker taking a snooze on Sunday afternoon! So sweet.

MA loving on her cousin!

Sweet Claire and Walker

Walker at 7 weeks:


Becky Welch said...

Love the pics and updates!! It makes me sad though! I wish we were close enough so he would know our voices! Love you all!