Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Apparently I never blogged about the blog's namesake. Seeing how this is the last Wednesday of Will’s first year, I think it is time!
At my awesome and incredibly cute baby shower, the hostesses (Aunt Leen, Caroyln, Elizabeth, Jenn, Julia, and Stephanie) gave me an adorable album called “Wednesdays with Will.” The idea was that each week I would take some pictures and write about what Will was doing that day or that week. It is a super cute idea, and I am happy to say that I *almost* have 52 entries! It has been such a sweet way to watch him grow, and I love looking at the week by week changes.
Thank you girls for this gift! It has been such a fun way to document Will’s first year. I definitely wouldn’t have done it without the album!
Here are the first few entries...
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Sunday, March 28, 2010
If you were driving down our street yesterday, you may have seen this site - Chad pushing Will in a pack-n-play filled with balls (referred to as the ball pit). Our friend Mindee suggested this great gift for Will - 200 hundred balls to play in while in his pack-n-play. Since the day was so nice, we had taken Will outside with the ball pit earlier in the day. Later that same day, Chad watched Will for a few hours and decided he would try the ball pit outside again, however, he couldn't really carry Will and pull the ball pit. So, he just put Will in it and rolled it outside.
That was a huge hit! Will loved the motion and shrieked with delight. So Chad pushed Will up and down the sidewalk. We did it again this morning just so I could see how funny this must have looked to the neighbors and those driving by.
Will also got this tunnel for his birthday. It has been a huge hit!
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Saturday, March 20, 2010
The sad part about Will's visit to the doctor was the breathing treatments. He was wheezing, so we did a breathing treatment in the office and then we are continuing them at home through the weekend. However, it is possible that Will might have asthma in which case some form of these treatments may continue. They are going to check him out at his 1 year visit and we will go from there. Poor guy!
In the office, I had to hold him for 10 minutes while he wore a mask and got his medicine. I dont think Will has been still in my lap for 10 minutes since he was a tiny baby - probably the newborn stage. Even when he was just a few months old, he wanted you to walk him around when you were holding him. So, this 10 minute activity felt like forever and Will really hated it.
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Friday, March 12, 2010
We are getting ready to celebrate Will's first birthday! We are looking forward to having family in town to celebrate with us and my moms group on April 3. We are then having a party at the park to celebrate with all our Dallas friends.
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Will loves the refrigerator! If he sees the door opening he will head that way so quickly that he in under your feet before you know it. He loves to empty all the plastic items on the lower shelf, and then he does his taste test on each container. Luckily we have only had one incident where he ended up with Italian all over him. Now we double check the caps before he has his fun.
anyone want ranch?
taking a moment to ponder
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Friday, March 5, 2010
I was so in love with Will from the moment I saw him. Seeing that little baby for the first time after carrying him around for 9 months... it is just a moment I will forever cherish but I cannot put it into words. It's like your heart gets bigger and fills with so much love to share with this tiny little baby. The first night I didn't seem tired after being woken up often in the night, and I remember thinking that this baby stuff was going to be easy! Then night after night of little sleep took it's toll, and I learned that sleep is something to treasure, to be thankful for, and for me... it is also a necessity!
I learned patience. Well, I didn't learn it, it just happened. I have no patience in life, but I have all the patience in the world for Will. I can't explain that one, but I am thankful that I do have patience and that it came naturally. Learning patience at my age would be hard!
I learned that having a group of first time moms with babies close in age can get you through any baby hurdle. We were and are all going through the same things at the same time, and this first year has been so positively influenced by the first time mom's group. What a fabulous and diverse group; each person with different and great ideas to share from experience, vairous pediatricians, and other friends. This has been such a fun way to learn - together - all about our babies, motherhood and parenthood.
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