Titus’ Birthday Party!

Titus, your party was such a fun day! We had a cookout…all grandpa’s watched over our food and played with you.
Your great grandma and grandpa B came and celebrated with you!
She brought you an airplane that you immediately started flying in the air. We still have no clue who taught you that. You are so smart! Lisa and Linsay came too! They gave you the cutest outfits for the summer, and a sand toy. Moss was there, bringing you pajama’s and a toy Elmo. Both sets of grandma’s and grandpa’s were there. It was so much fun! Gma and Gpa H got you a penguin that you love to knock down,
and Gma and Gpa B got you your very own tricycle!
You love getting on it and letting Noah push you around. Mommy and Daddy got you a wagon to ride around in with your brother…you love it, but we haven’t gotten to play in it much, because this spring seems to be cold and windy. We also got you puzzles to put together, and a sign language video.

Your cake…well, I wanted you to have your very own cupcake, but wanted something to do with cars because that is your favorite toy. You love to make the vroom sound as you play with them all over the house. So…I made you a tire cake out of cupcakes! It turned out pretty well, I think! You were so cute when you figured out that you got to eat that sweet sweet stuff! I was a little worried because it was black icing…I thought it would stain your face and it was the day before Easter! No worries, though…it came off! I had to make black icing for the tire and that was a little bit of a challenge…until Miss Robyn came through with some great coloring! Yeah!

Titus is one!

My dear sweet Titus,
You are a complete joy in my life. You have the greatest smile and mostly a pretty laid back personality.

You love to play by yourself and can entertain yourself pretty well, too. You are truly amazing. I love to watch you think. You will get something in your hands and try to figure it out…how to make it go, how to put it together…sometimes I wonder if you are trying to figure out HOW it works…Kymm thought you had an engineering mind…I am pretty sure she is right!

You are walking already! You started walking at the end of March and you haven’t looked back. It is challenging to keep up with you! There is a little bit of a temper we see now and then, but for the most part you are so happy.

I love it that you are trying to talk so much. Everything is pretty much babble with TONS of inflection, like you know what you are saying…then you end it with “mama?”

You are a great sleeper! You prefer to move to get ready to sleep around 7:30PM or so. THAT is great! You take your last bottle, don’t fall asleep drinking it, and into bed you go! You smile up at me with sleepy eyes, roll over, let me cover you up and you are OUT. Again, you sleep most mornings until 8:00 AM! There are occasional days where 6-7AM is also a possibility, but you generally are great!

You are attached to mommy right now…personally, I love it, but sometimes it isn’t a great thing when I have to get work done and you need to stay at the daycare! This too shall pass…

You love love love to point. You have been pointing for months, but now you add your babbling to it. So cute. Today you got in the car seat and started pointing to Noah’s seat and babbled. You wanted to know where big brother was and you were not satisfied with my answer! You are also Lance’s biggest fan. When he walks into the room, you can forget about me!

You are an eater. Cheeseburgers are your favorite. I have tried to give you chicken nuggets, but they always end up on the floor. Your next favorite food? Spaghetti! You love eating it and making a mess with it.

You are pretty content to play by yourself. You wander around the toys and pick something up and play with it, then move on to something else…you have done this since a very young age. I am pretty amazed by this! I can leave you in your crib and you play in there, too! Just babbling away and pushing buttons on whatever toy I have put in there.

Titus, you are a joy and a treasure and I couldn’t imagine my life without you! You have the most beautiful blue eyes and the roundest face. I love you with all of my heart. Thank you Jesus for this true gift. Help Daniel and I to raise Titus to be a man of God that will stand in this difficult world we live in. Help him to lead others to you…to have a kind servant’s heart like his daddy. Take his strong will and let him use that to your Glory.

Titus Four Months

Titus, you have made it through your first 4H fair with flying colors. The schedule was a mess, eating was hurried, hot or sometimes formula. Which you don’t like too much. Noah learned how to stick the passie in your mouth so that you wouldn’t stop crying. It was the first time I think that Noah realized he needed to help you and mommy. You love both of your brothers so much!

I have had to get different bottles for you, because you don’t like the ones I already had. You are a laytex baby. I went on a search for pacifiers for you also. I found an old one of Carrie’s daughter, Leah (who is now 7) and you LOVE it. It is pink. Finally found some like it that are BLUE, but you actually prefer the pink one, so you use it at night when no one is looking. I have no idea what the difference is, but you do!

You are amazing. I know I use that word often, but truly you are. Easy, laid back and easy to please are words that come to mind. You love to chat and coo. Your laugh is so much fun, too!

You love to smile at everyone and carry on conversations all of the time. It’s like you are excited to talk with me. I think you will be like that in life…make whomever you are talking to feel incredibly special.

I love it that you have made your own schedule, and putting you to sleep is a dream. Noah was a little more work in that area, and you just put yourself to sleep, and are sleeping at least 7-9 hours at night already!
You don’t really like tummy time too much. I do it because it is good for you, but you prefer your back and sitting up in your chair or the bumbo your aunt Kari let you borrow.

And you are sooo long! We go to the dr. soon for your well visit, so we will find out then! You have also started cereal. I don’t think you like it too much. You will get better at it, I am sure, but when giving it to you last night you didn’t really care about it…you wanted milk and that was that!

Titus At Six Weeks

Can you believe it has been six weeks already? Titus is growing like a weed! At the doctor’s office this week he was 24 inches long and 14 pounds! OH MY! Now, he really might be smaller than that, actually…the measuring wasn’t extremely accurate. I think he might be around 23 inches. 24 sounds just too big!

Titus has the greatest personality. He is content to eat and sleep, and eat and sleep he does! He is letting me sleep for at least 5 hours at night already.

Noah is wonderful with him. He loves to look at him and yells “mommy he ‘wake!” That seems to be Noah’s favorite thing.

My favorite thing? In the mornings when we can be lazy (not often) Noah will come in to our room (that is another story!) and I will have Titus in the recliner feeding him with the boppy. Noah will climb onto the recliner between my legs and lay his head on the boppy as a pillow and just be content to be there. I love it.

One Month

Today, Titus, you are one month old. I can hardly believe it. I was so scared that I was going to have such a hard time with three boys but it has been a joy and fun more than I could have imagined!

It is so funny, so many people have so many opinions on who you look like. It is normal to have “Wow! He looks SO MUCH like Noah!” and then 10 minutes later? “He looks nothing like Noah did!” Me? I think you are so different. Your beautiful face is rounder, and your eyes are bluer than I remember Noah’s. I hope you keep the blue eyes. Your hairline is exactly like your daddy’s. There are no calics that I can see, and there is this little patch of white-blond hair on your right side.

You are also a wiggle worm! When you are awake, you are moving your body constantly. Your eyes are wide open and your arms are moving! You are so aware of everything going on.

You are awake more during the day than you are asleep…which is good. You aren’t fussy at all, just content to look around with those big eyes. So laid back…so.laid.back. Now, a lot of things factor into your laid back-ness, I think. Noah was my first…I was worried, had a lot of fear and was scared I was going to do something wrong, and tried to do EVERYTHING right. Now, I am worried, but not as much. I try to do right, just don’t stress about it. Basically, I am a little more relaxed myself!

You only wake up two times at night. Oh it is so wonderful. I was having a hard time staying awake sometimes, and would find myself in the chair with you sometime in the night. What a sight, I am sure!

Last thing…you are an EATER. More often you want more and more to eat, hardly giving me a break. I love it, though! You are also quite regular with your “movements” if you know what I mean! Every feeding (a lot, remember) there is a dirty diaper! I have gone through many diapers with you, sweet one!

Basically, Titus, I am so happy and content with my boys. You have rounded out this family and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you. I pray that you have a little of your brother’s strong will and independence so that when you are older you will stand strong for Jesus and love Him completely. I love you Titus and am so happy to be your mommy.