Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daredevil Denver

Hello world!

Things I've been thinking about lately...

keeping Denver alive as he runs through the house, tumbling all over everything, trying to dive into toilets, sneaking out the doggie door, banging his head on every corner he can find, putting his hands in Fable's mouth and taking chomps out of toilet paper rolls

Things I've NOT been thinking about lately...

this blog

Can you forgive me? I'll try to post more videos and pictures in the coming months. :)

In the meantime, please check out our high-flying son!!*

*no babies or animals were harmed in the making of this photo :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blog Redesign

So... you may be noticing that things look different around here...

A talented friend of mine from TCU redesigned our blog for us!

I am absolutely loving it.

If you like it too, you could check out more of her work at www.diamonddolldesign.com or you can see her sweet family blog: My Beatles Babies.

So what do you think? Do you like it? :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eleven Months Old and Walking like a Pro...

...well... sort of.

Denver can definitely "walk." He walks all around the house. Everywhere we go he wants me to put him down so he can walk and explore. He just falls over. All. the. time.

But he is one determined little man. No more crawling for him! Even if it means injuries. He currently has a black eye, two forehead bruises, and two cuts on his head from walking and falling. And it's not like our house is particularly dangerous with sharp edges everywhere. The boy will fall and cut his head on his TOYS. But it's cute and we love it.

We'll try to post a video of our little walker soon.

In the mean time, here are a few 11 month pictures (bruises and all...)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breastmilk Counts

Did you know that it's World Breastfeeding Week? That's right. A week dedicated to education, encouragement, and awareness for breastfeeding. I guess that makes it pretty good timing to tell y'all what we did on Wednesday of this week.

Austin, Denver, and I traveled down to Austin, TX so that I could give an interview for Breastmilk Counts, a website devoted to educating women about nursing their children.

It was such a neat experience. I actually got paid to do it (yay!), they also gave us per diem for gas, food, etc., (double yay!), and put our family in a really nice hotel right on the river in the middle of Austin (triple yay!).

I spoke to them about my experiences breastfeeding my son. I told them about the trials and joys that breastfeeding brings. I shared that the first month was very challenging, but it was absolutely worth it. And now, eleven months later, I am so glad that I persevered. Nursing Denver is some of the sweetest time that I have with him, and I'm so grateful that God created my body to nourish my son in that way.

My husband was gracious to take some pictures during the filming. Here are some of my favorites...

getting my makeup professionally done. legit.

this is the viewing monitor while we were filming.. of course Denver stole the show :)

After the shoot, Denver was a great little helper. He carried my scarf and water for me! :)

The ultimate goal in all of this was to encourage and educate young women to breastfeed their babies. I pray that my story will help to do that. When they put my vignette online, I will let everyone know.