Happy Friday everyone!
My husband returns today, after being gone for 11 days, and we are so excited to see him!
Initially when I found out he would be gone that long, I was a bit nervous. I'd never been alone with our little buddy for that long. I'm used to my extra hours in the morning when Michael takes Tommy so I can sleep in a bit, (I LOVE my sleep), and my alone time at night when Michael gives him his dream feed. But, the past 11 days I learned A LOT about my little buddy. Much more than I would have if I had the luxury of passing him over to Michael whenever I needed some relief. This is what I learned.
1. When he's tired and wants to go to sleep, he takes his left hand and rubs the left side of his head back and fourth, back and fourth. This was good to know!

2. He LOVES Jake! Jake is his idol. Jake can do know wrong. If he's having a meltdown, I call Jake into the room and all is well.

3. He flirts with me. I know it's strange, I mean.... I'm his mom! He waits for me to look at him and then he smiles and looks away. So friggin' cute!

4. He LOVES the water. Baths every night are a must. He practically dives in!

5. Sesame Street is his addiction. No matter what's going on, if he hears Elmo nothing else exists! And YES I sit him in front of it if I need to get something done. I know, I'm a terrible parent. ( :

6. He likes his legs to be lotioned. After his bath when he's laying on his changing table, He puts his legs straight up when he sees me grab the lotion. Smart guy. I mean..... who doesn't like a leg massage?!

7. In the morning when he wakes up, I don't need to go and grab him out of his bed. He likes to baby talk to himself and play in there for atleast 45 minutes. That's 45 more minutes more of sleep for mom. Thank you!

8. I am the funniest person in the world! Any face I make sends him into hysterics. This is great for my ego!

9. He loves it when I dance around the kitchen.


10. I LOVE him more than I ever thought possible. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend. We sure will. We get dad back!  


Ashley said...

Stop it, picture #2 is too funny! Glad yall got some quality mommy/son time!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

11 days solo, that is impressive! Glad you got in some extra quality time :)

courtneyricole said...

He is so cute! Glad you enjoyed your solo time with him - and VERY glad you figured out he can entertain himself in the morning! :)

Sarah Hayes said...

You are AWESOME! What a beautiful life you all have! Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories and pictures! XOXO