Thursday, April 25, 2013

Our little chunk!

Mason is almost 5 weeks old! I can't believe it. It seems like every time we take our eyes off of him and look back, he's changed! We took him to his 1 month pediatrician appointment and he weighs 9 lbs 14 ounces! Holy cow he's almost 10 pounds, which means he has gained 1 pound a week. He is the sweetest little boy and is so patient with Kyle and I as we are learning how to take care of him and meet his needs. There are good days and bad days, but by far more good then bad. He loves being held, which is awesome because I love cuddling with him but there are times that I want to put him down so I can get stuff done in the house and I can't. I have learned to cook dinner quicker and in different ways. I never have really enjoyed making dinners out of a crock-pot because I hardly put any work into it (I know, I know that sounds amazing right? Hardly put any work into making a dinner and have it taste amazing? But I love cooking! I love having flour on my clothes and I love having a sink full of used pots and pans.) But since having Mason I can't set aside 2 hours to prepare and cook dinner like I used to, so I have settled with doing more in the crock-pot. One of my favorites that I've made so far is called Cilantro Lime Chicken (see recipe here) It's really easy, as all crock-pot meals are, and it tastes really good! I don't normally like cilantro, due to a bad experience a few years ago...cough cough Nicole Norman remember?.... but after cooking in the crock-pot for 7 hours the strong cilantro taste is pretty much gone.

I'm really excited that the weather is slowly getting warmer. I haven't had the chance to take Mason outside and experience sitting in the sun and breathing fresh air yet cause it's been too cold, but I think one of these days I'm going to wrap him up and go sit on the grass. For how much he enjoys looking out the window at the light I think that he will really like sitting out in the sun, not to mention a great way to get some Vitamin D. I absolutely love being a mom to Mason. He has made me look at life in a completely different way. If I didn't have other responsibilities to do throughout the day I would be completely fine sitting and staring at him for hours! It amazes me how much he smiles. He is the happiest little boy ever! Here is a picture of him... just because :)
Look at those cheeks! (yes they are constantly kissed and squeezed all day!)

1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha I do remember the cilantro experience! I thought salsa was supposed to be RED not cilantro-GREEN. hahaha I think our apt smelled for a week! Good times. I might have to try your recipe so I can regain my faith in cilantro!