Tummy Time

Sooo strong!
....and then he lost his balance and rolled over.  Quite by accident, of course.  
But can't I claim that he first rolled over on October 16th anyway?

I can't help crooning over my own son's pictures.  He is just so stinkin' cute!  His smiles take up his whole face and I just can't get enough.  His smiles make me smile; they make me feel like I'm doing something right as his momma.  Those happy faces come often and easily these days.  Levi has morphed from a newborn infant into a full blown baby in just a few short weeks.  He is longer and rounder and sturdier and much more alert.  He's taken interest in toys and books.  I am loving all these "big" changes and am actually a little grateful to have those newborn days behind us because honestly, I'd forgotten how tough they really are.

I feel like I am emerging from a thick fog.  I feel like I am finally getting some grip with my new mommy-of-two shoes.  I'm wearing them in and they're feeling comfy now: I actually cook meals and both of my boys are getting bathed regularly.  Go me!  I've got this mommy of two thing--most of the time.  And guess what?  I am LOVING it. 

I took Levi to the doctor today for his two month well checkup and first round of shots.  (Poor baby.)  It felt strange at check-in to say "Levi" instead of "Jedediah".  That thought reminded me of the first few times I took Jed to the doctor for his well checkups.  It felt so strange to hear that name called by the nurse and stand up.  It felt even more strange to be the person responsible for such a tiny human being; it almost felt illegal!  Society trusts me to keep this thing alive and thriving?  Whoa.  I probably looked as clueless as I felt.  Today however, I didn't have very many questions for the pediatrician.  Levi seems happy and perfectly healthy; a sweet blessing.  And the doctor told me I was doing a great job.  That's always nice to hear.

So here's to motherhood, round two!  It's a good life.


  1. Cute pictures, glad you're feeling great and that things are going good for you!

  2. Haha that first picture is the greatest. And I'm glad you are getting the hang of things! This makes me feel good because I feel like when we get around to having the next one, I don't need to be freaked out when i don't feel like I have things under control right from the beginning.. baby steps, right?

    1. Absolutely, baby steps! My house is messier and I hardly ever wear makeup anymore, but we are happy and I wouldn't have it any other way!

  3. Precious photos!! I can't believe how quickly babies grow up!

  4. Aww. Cute post! How did you get that first picture to do that? You savvy blogger you.

  5. Aww. Cute post! How did you get that first picture to do that? You savvy blogger you.

  6. Go you! What a cute baby!

    If you ever come to southern California I insist that we meet. I'l even throw in family pictures (FOR FREE!) as an incentive. please?

  7. So cool! So is that first photo a GIFF file? I totally know what you mean when you say that you are coming out of that fog. So happy for you! You've got to great kids!


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