Dad Baker took us shooting today. it was the first time in my life I've shot a gun. It was actually pretty fun. I discovered I don't like hand guns, because I feel like I can't control them as much, and am not as accurate with the aim. we also shot an AR 15, which was fun, and a .22, which I loved for no other reason than it made a cool sound (and of course the whole aim and control thing...)
We were going for a longer walk with J in the front carrier, and it was supposed to be sunny out. I had recently found this hat in the mix of all the other hats we have for him, and knew it would be perfect for our outing. this was his reaction to putting it on him. he stopped crying the minute I took it off. I think he didn't like that it significantly cut down on his field of view of the world :)
whenever we change his diaper, J is mesmerized by the diaper stacker that hangs over his crib (and diaper changing station). it's handy to keep him a little less wiggly and occupied and happy while taking care of everything.
in an effort to get a picture still for his grandma's where he's smiling, I got this picture (with the closest to a smile yet) while he was enjoying the swing, and playing with his crazy camera happy mom.
dealing with a bout of mastitis, and feeling (in the words of the nurse who asked me questions to verify that's what it was) like I'd been ran over by a train, these pills seem to be doing an amazing job (even if they do have a few less than pleasant side effects)
Both of J's grandma's have specifically asked for some pictures of him smiling. However, it seems that whenever I pull out the camera, no matter how much he's been smiling before, he suddenly stops and get's all serious. maybe one day, we'll get that picture. for now, he's awfully cute, just sitting in his swing.
I put J down on the floor today so that I could get some stuff done more loudly in the next room and make sure I could still here him if/when he woke up. I walked past a minute later to put something away, and noticed he rolled onto his side. It was super cute.
My dad offered to build us a table. It's going to go in the space where the luggage is at right now. I took this picture to show him the space it will occupy. this happened to be the only picture taken today, and yes, it was taken at 1:04 AM, after a melt down on my part being overly frustrated with feedings.
we took a walk today to figure out how the stroller worked, how long it would take to walk to J's Dr for the appointment next Monday (all of 15 minutes, with lots of generous time for traffic), and to generally enjoy the outdoors. J seemed to approve of the stroller by promptly falling asleep in it (course, that could have been because he was fighting falling asleep anyhow, and the sunshine was bright, even with being covered over).