Monday, September 27, 2010

3 Months

Today is a great day. Today is a day I stand in awe. Today I woke to the most beautiful smiling face. Today I am overwhelmed with joy. Today I thank God for the amazing gift of a baby boy. Today I feel more blessed than I could ever imagine. Today I held my little boy as he slept peacefully on my shoulder. Today my precious son is 3 months old. Today I am amazed. Today is a great day.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back to work

Wow - I really can't believe how fast 12 weeks can go by. Being home with Gage for the 1st 3 months of his life was so wonderful, rewarding, tiring, and very exciting. We spent our days together just hanging out, shopping, playing with friends, visiting family, traveling and so much more.

Monday was my 1st day back to work, and honestly, it was an extremely tough and emotional day for me. I was (or thought I was) keeping it together pretty good, until I looked back at Gage and noticed he didn't have any shoes on. This tipped me off and the tears came a falling. Ryan was as supportive as possible, but probably thought I was crazy at the same time. I really like my sitter, but leaving Gage everyday has been a struggle. I know it will get easier, and after Monday there haven't been any more tears, but its still hard. I count down the minutes until 5pm and can't wait to pick my boy up, see that smiling face and smother him with kisses.

As I look at Gage now, sleeping so peacefully, I am just so thankful and undeservingly blessed. I know working might not be exactly what I want to do, but the Lord has a plan and I am at peace with the way things are right now. I cherish every moment I have with Gage and love him unconditionally. I leave you with a few pictures of him last week in his Sunday best, headed to church!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Family Photo

For the media guide at DBU, they needed an Erwin family photo. We really don't have many photos of the three of I thought I would share. I just love my little family!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I know I'm biased but,

Don't you...
Just love...

This sweet little face?!?!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day in Fred

Labor Day was spent in fabulous Fredericksburg at my parent's ranch. This was Gage's first trip to Fred and he loved every minute of it. We had a great time relaxing on the porch, watching the deer in the mornings, eating lots of great food, shopping and just spending family time together. It was a wonderful weekend and here are a few photos to sum it up!

Gage's first time on the tractor with Pop

I'm sure this won't be his last!!

Gage with his Cac and Pop

My little cowboy!

With Aunt Kimmy

Kim and I dressed up stomping grapes

Mamma and her boy

Love that face

Gage even rode in the mule!

Ryan with the 3 amigos - Honey, Bleu Belle and Jeter

Isn't he pretty??

Ryan and the pups

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2 Months

Well, it has been 2 months (August 27th) and our little boy sure is growing up way to fast. We had his check up with the Pediatrician and he weighs 11 pounds and is 24 inches long. He is in the 25th percentile for weight and 75th for height…long and lean!

Gage is sleeping about 8 hours at night, most of the time he sleeps all the way through. There is an occasional night where he wakes up around 4am, but it’s nothing the pacifier can’t fix.

He is alert so much more during the day. We have him on a pretty good schedule and he is eating 5 ounces every 4 hours, naps and plays in between. I love that beautiful smile of his and he really interacts more, talking all the time. Those sweet coos and noises light up my day!

Gage loves his bath and being outside. Ryan and Gage have their special bath time every night. It’s so cute and fun to watch them together. Gage also went to the church nursery for the first time and did great..slept the whole time! He is a great traveler, which is good since we are on the go all the time.

Gage – you are a wonderful baby and I never could have imagined how much you have changed your mom and dad’s life in 2 months. Every day I wake up and can’t wait to spend it with you! You are the love of my life and the most precious thing to me. I love you more than words can express little boy!

Battle wounds