Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nine Weeks Old and Growing So Much!

Jesse is getting BIG! Joe was a big baby. Not at birth—all of my babies have been small to average at birth, but Joe grew soooooo fast! I looked back at pictures last week and he looked like a 6 month old at 2 months. I can see Jesse taking on this same pattern. I’m glad he’s so healthy, but I do not want him to grow big so quickly:-). He weighs in at 13 lbs. this week.

I have decided to enjoy him as much as I can. What I mean by this is that I follow Baby Wise to the letter with my babies, and for the most part I love it. I am a scheduler and thrive on schedule, routine, doing things at the same time each day, but I just don’t have the heart to let Jesse cry it out. I also want to hold him as much as I can. Although I don’t anticipate Jesse being my last baby—I hope and pray Heavenly Father will see fit to bless our family with at least one more sweet spirit—I just love every second I get to spend holding him and smelling him.

Things I love the most about Jesse right now:

  • the soft pads on the bottoms of his feet
  • the rolls he’s getting on his thighs
  • his soft cheeks
  • his fluffy hair right after a bath
  • the way he looks at me, and calms down as soon as he hears my voice, or I pick him up

It’s never too late to be a pumpkin is it—even after Halloween? This outfit was too big for Jesse the week of Halloween, but it fits him now, and I think he looks so cute in it. I had to get a picture of the back of it.


Of course I got some close-ups. I have certain poses that have always been my favorites. This is my most favorite because it is close-up and I can see his sweet face so good.


Smiling at his toys:


Jamie brought Jesse in to sleep with me one morning this week. This is my favorite picture of the week. I love this picture because it reminds me of how good it felt to lay right next to him and hear him breathe those soft, quick baby breaths.


This week I thought often of one of my favorite quotes by Dorothy Evslin, “It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher, then suddenly they disappear.” This is so true!


  1. oh so true and how quickly this nine weeks has already gone. I love being able to watch him grow.

  2. aww he is getting so big! :) love all the pictures but i love pictures when they are sleeping

  3. I love sleeping baby pictures. I also really like the picture of him smiling up at his toys.

    My babies have been pretty big at birth; R was over 9 pounds.

    I like that quote. I have been thinking about that a lot lately.

  4. Okay ... I am soooo needing to hold a newborn now ... I did Babywise with my first two (sort of - they were just really good sleepers anyway) ... However, my third didn't really seem to work with it, and so I just held him lots, and I have so many great memories of holding him as a baby. When I had my fourth, I figured this would probably be our last, so I just intentionally set out holding him as much as I could. I just can't imagine I am spoiling him for life by holding him and loving him. It's a beautiful thing, and they grow up so fast, so take what you can get while you can!!! It's such a special time (and my baby is already so big - sniff sniff)

  5. He is so cute! I couldn't agree with you more about your parenting style. I too am a scheduler, I could never handle letting my children nor Selena just cry it out.

    Enjoy it all!

  6. No, It is never to late to be a pumpkin. Such a sweetie!

  7. Great post. Jesse is a sweet little boy, but I am really in awe that you are already thinking of #5 :)
    I did Baby Whisperer when Anna was born. It really worked wonderfully with her except the fact that she stopped her night feedings only at 20 months :)

  8. Wow I can't believe he's that big already - he looks so tiny! My son was 12 1/2 pounds at his 4 month appointment. He seems so giant, but boy has Jesse got him beat! He's growing way too fast!

  9. Oh that last picture is soooo sweet! They all are but I love watching Preston sleep and I def love it when he sleeps next to me! He's growing so fast! I can't believe how big he is getting!

  10. Baby pics warm my heart. Jesse really is the sweetest thing ever.

  11. He's gorgeous, that last picture of him is my favorite =)