Monday, July 23, 2012

It's been a while.

Look how much this little boy has grown up! Levi has completely changed my life. He is the best thing to happen to our lives. The first weeks were definitely a challenge; getting used to mom-life. It was a hard routine without sleep and a lot of new responsibility. But I never even thought about any of that because all I could focus on was my perfect little boy.
We have crossed over into that sleeping through the night stage over the past couple weeks. Amazing. Levi goes to sleep at 9:00pm and wakes up at 7:30am.  He is 3 and a half months old now and I feel like it has gone by so fast! He has changed so much.
I know him like I know myself. I love how he coos himself awake in the morning and then gets the biggest smile on his face when his Dad and I come in to get him. He arches his back and stretches and then rubs his hands down his face. I'm assuming it's the equivalent of me rubbing my eyes in the morning. Then we hang out while Dad makes coffee and we each nurse our morning drinks: coffee, coffee, and formula. He naps around 2 to 3 times a day. You're like your mom and love sleeping. You love splashing in your bath tub. And love your monkey security blanket. Everything you touch goes straight to your mouth now. Drool stage. You suck on your hands all the time. You've already started to grow out of your pacifier. You like it when you're bored, but when you're trying to sleep it's only good for the first few minutes and then you get sick of it. You spend a lot of time under your nifty activity mat that has lights. You have started to reach for things, like Geoffrey/Sophie, your giraffe, and other toys.  You like to sit with your dad and watch TV, or youtube videos of snowboarding and C-17s. You make a lot of noise when you're bored. You love your swing! You are quite the chunker, no ankles or wrists :). You love it when mom tickles you and light up and actually laugh. Mom's new favorite sound. 
A lot of new exciting things are coming up.
Starting with Altus. We are moving again this Thursday down to a small town, smaller than Enid, around the Oklahoma/Texas border.  And then in six months, we will finally be in paradise. Hawaii. I cannot wait to fly over the island and think, This is home! It's extremely rough to plan for a move where you won't see any of your stuff for six months. So we have to keep out all the things Levi will need, including a high chair, plates and spoons, sippy cups, and clothes for him to grow into. Plus packing for ourselves. It'll be tough but it's only for 6 months. One step closer to Hawaii.