Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh it's 7PM, well that could only mean one thing....

It's bath time!

I have a feeling this will be the "oh Mom" look
I get when he is a teenager!  I think he is thinking
"dude, put the camera up, I'm naked!"
Tillman loves the bath!  He gets one about every night.  We asked the pediatrician if that was ok, and of course it is!  We just can't use soap every time!  Bath time is part of his nightly routine to get him ready for bed.

kicking in the water

"Mom, put the camera down!  I need to
get bathed before this water gets cold."

He keeps that fists clinched all the time. 
Boy, does it get smelly! 
The hands are the first thing washed, and
they do get soap everyday!
Those fist are lint traps! YUCK!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Keepin' Up With The Baby Jones'

My competitive side needs to tell you this picture
was taken after he had been in the seat for a while.
He can and does hold his head up straight.
PS Check out his fun "shoe" socks
I'll be the first to admit I am competitive.  I guess that come from being the baby of the family.  My older brother and sister always did things before I did, and I was always trying to keep up.  Personally, I feel that most "youngest child" folk tend to have a competitive nature. 

With that being said, I tend to closely watch other babies that are Tillman's age or ask parents of older children what their child was doing at 3 months.  I know that every child develops at different rates, but like everyone, I don't want Tillman to be last. 

So, the other day I saw that a child close to Tillman's age was in a Bumba Seat (we actually have the bebePOD).  As soon as I saw that picture, I said to myself "when I get home, he is going in that seat!"  He did well with it, and it really works him out.  He had to take so much energy to stay up right in the seat that he ended up wearing himself out!  He feel asleep slumped over after about 30 minutes in the seat. 

Tillman was sleeping when I took
this photo, but woke to the flash!
I have been putting him in it every chance I get! 

Although, my competitive side pushed me to put him in the seat (I actually was going to pull it out after Christmas), I am glad because he was ready for it!  He had already been lifting his head up to look around when in the bouncy seat and swing, so I knew his neck was getting close to handling sitting up!

Tillman's more concerned about the camera
towering over him than the fun toy!
If you are looking at the background in these photos, yes, he is in the bathroom!  He hangs out in his seat while I get a bath and then I bathe him right after I get out.  Maybe that is TMI, but hey, it's my blog and I can say what I want! :-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

3 Months Old (12.12.10)

12.12.10 - Tillman's 3 month birthday

On Sunday, Tillman turned 3 months old.  It is so hard to believe!  Looking at pictures, I can tell that Tillman has certainly grown a lot since he was born.  Nights have certainly gotten easier since he is in a routine. 
At 3 months, he has an established bed time of 8 PM.  Tillman usually gets a bath in the 7 o'clock hour and feeds.  Normally right after the feeding, he is ready to be swaddled and put in the moses basket (Thanks Emily for letting us borrow yours!).  Tillman will sleep his long stretch of the night, and that usually last until 2:30 AM.  When he wake, he is HUNGRY!  He feeds, we change him, and then put him right back to bed. 

3 month old Tillman drinks 4 ozs., and so far, he has only received breast milk.  We think Tillman is around 12 lbs; although, we have not weighed him since he went for his 2 month appointment.  At his last doctor's appointment, she said he could drink 5 ozs, but we feel he is satisfied with 4.  If we feed him more, he normally gets upset and shakes his head to get away from the bottle.

Smiling to crying in .2 seconds!

Tillman is still in 0-3 month clothing.  This size fits really well, and I think he'll be growing out of a few pieces very soon.  I have already started to pull things out of the drawers that don't fit anymore, mostly newborn size. 

Tillman hanging out on the bathroom
counter while mommy gets ready

We've certainly seen Tillman smile a lot over the past few months, especially when he wakes up (if you catch him before he starts whaling and screaming).  I think he will be a morning person!  He also is starting to make lots of cooing sounds and even does a "fake cough."  He seems so impressed with himself when he makes these noises too!  (I guess we get to look forward to when he knows he can scream without crying.)

Tillman happy after his bottle
I have to say that Tillman's #1 thing to do in the past few weeks is blow bubbles. These are hard to catch on camera, as they don't seem to show up in the photo. He'll get a lot of bubbles going, and his mouth and chin will be covered in drool. We've had to start using more burp cloths and bibs lately.

Bubble Machine-click on photo to really see the bubbles

Bubble Machine-can someone wipe his mouth?

 Tillman's daily routine for the past month and until Valentine's Day is going to work with Daddy!  Most days he is out the door by 6:30 AM.  This week especially, he's had to bundle up (burrr...27 degrees).  Tillman has his own lunch box filled with 3-4 bottles to get him through the day.  He doesn't have a Sunburst Landscaping uniform yet, but I am sure he'll have one soon!  Tillman has even had a few play dates with some of Nick's Seabrook clients.  Two ladies have wanted to keep Tillman for a few hours during the day.  Also, Nick's dad (PapPaw) also lives on Seabrook and has watch Tillman during the day when Nick has to go to meeting and things. 

Tillman packed and ready for work with Daddy
We're really glad it has worked out that Nick can watch Tillman through the winter.  It sure helps out in lots of ways--they get to spend lots of father son time together, no daycare expense, no daycare snotty nose yet, etc! 

Tillman eyeing his bottle right before
walking out the door...not the time to get hungry!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Silly for a Wednesday

Thanks Julie for the "silly little something" you got Tillman!

For those of you who know us personally, this bib is funny! 

PS Tillman frequents Hollywood!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Size 1 is how big?

Nick was making fun of me on Saturday for playing "dress up" with Tillman.  I am sure glad we did because a size 1 IS NOT 3 months!  You may remember I went to a sale while pregnant and did a blog post about "T-bro's closet."  I purchased a few outfits for Tillman, and this was one of them.  I thought this was going to be his Christmas outfit, but I guess we'll have to use it next year!

Even Tillman was unsure about the outfit!  He was on the verge of tears in this photo.  The look on his face is "Mom, you are nuts if you think this fits!" 

To all the seasoned moms out there, what is a size 1?  12mos?