Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What We've Been Up To

Let's be honest, I haven't been up to much at all (the same old routine of working out, shopping, hanging out with the boy...) but the little one-WOW how he's growing. This first picture shows how Tristan is becoming more and more vocal. This should come as no surprise (look who his parents are), but boy is it funny. He is ever talking or trying to talk, and occasionally he lets out a little shout. Last night on several occasions as I was preoccupied talking to my next door neighbor, he let out several little shouts as to say "Hey Mom, stop talking and look over here at me!"

Besides cooing (or rather shouting) Tristan has been preoccupied with his hands. He has discovered his thumb and as awful as this sounds, I'm kind of happy about it. Let me explain: As Tristan becomes tired he needs to suck on something to put him to sleep(I'm sure this is somewhat normal), but unfortunately for us too often he can't keep that blasted pacifier in his mouth and I find myself constantly looking for the pacifier and then putting it back in his mouth. Well with him discovering his hands, I'm hoping that he will be able to lull himself into sweet slumber and say goodbye to his past problems that came with the pacifier.

Here's a picture of what happens most times-he can't actually find his thumb and he jams his whole fist in his mouth. Its real attractive, the boy looks like he's famished and is about to snarf down one of his limbs.

This picture just shows how big he's getting. Oh how I love these "fat and happy" pictures. For more on the "fat and happy" pictures, see the overflow blog (I can never fit all the pictures I want in one posting-if you know how to do this, please let me know).

This picture is a little dark, but it displayed the last aspect of Tristan that is changing-his hair! This little guy still has the duck fuzz hair, but it is growing straight up and often looks like he's got a little buzz cut. It's so funny and often I'm tempted to indulge myself and accentuate his spikes with a little gel. Don't worry Paul I have plenty of self control!


Kristina said...

Hey Holly! I came across your blog from Erin's and was totally excited to see your new little one. What a cutie!! I love that he is so expressive. Sorry that you are away from Paul right now. :-( Good thing you've got Tristan!

Don't know if I ever told you how many people CONTINUED to comment on the food at my reception! :-)

You're the best!
Kristina Poling

Anna said...

Totally adoarble. Loved it when the boy found his thumb. Life saver!

Crystal said...

He's getting so big!

if you upload your 5 pics and then go back in to the add photos, you can post more than 5 in the same post. Just complete it the first time and then do it again. I hope that helps.

Alisha said...

So cute! Looks like you guys are having a great time.

bryce and paige said...

ok, I know you are going to be weirded out holly, but this is one of Emily's old roommates from BYU-Idaho, I typed hers and anibals name in to google and your blog came up. I met you a few times and have never forgotten your amazing cooking or knack for decorating, some of us came over to your apartment for a christmas party and I have always wanted to decorate like you. why doesn't emily have a blog? What has she been up to? Your baby is adorable. well tell emily I said hi next time you see her. thanks so much

Sara said...

I'm sorry but there is nothing cuter than seeing a little baby sucking their thumb!

Both my little ones are thumb suckers and it is definitely a blessing and a curse. It help them both, especially my son, sleep through the night and help with the calming down. But we took Mason to the dentist for the first time a couple weeks ago and he will for sure need braces when he is older cause of his thumb sucking. If given a choice though between the thumb and binky, I would still choose the thumb because it was such a comfort for my kids.