Thursday, December 15, 2011


Please pray for baby Anna. You can read about her story here. This is a family from back home in Washington (Alissa and my mom served together for a while in the pregnancy center ministry.) All those who love and trust in Jesus, PLEASE pray for a miracle.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wanna See My Crib?

I've promised a few friends that I'd post pictures of Casey's nursery. It isn't anything fancy, but we're not too into flashy, so this is just right!

One of daddy's vintage fishing signs and lots of books that he read when he was a little guy. We love having old things with so many meaning and history behind them!

Can't forget Mr. sock monkey!

This is a quilt that was made for Aaron before he was born. A few friends and family of the Meredith family each designed their own square. This is so special that we had to hang it on the wall.

Has anyone else noticed that there just aren't any cute laundry hampers out there?? This is the old one Aaron and I used (we got a new one.) Thankfully I could reuse it in Casey's nursery! It's just your basic yellow.

If we were living in a house that was our own, I'd probably do some more to the nursery. But considering that we'll move out of this house eventually - and hopefully into one of our own sooner than later - I don't want to have to repaint, patch, etc! We're just thankful that Casey has a roof over his head and a peaceful place to sleep. Oh, I should mention that since feeding him a few solids, he's been sleeping straight through the night from about 7 to 7. THANK YOU LORD!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Yum Yum!

So as mentioned in my post over the weekend, we were waiting a little longer before feeding Case his first foods. BUT, he's ready. He actually woke up choking during his nap today because he's still having acid reflux issues. I'm hoping that some solid foods will settle his stomach. As seen in this video eating his first solid - whole grain rice cereal...He's hooked! I know it's long (mostly for the grandparent's viewing pleasure.)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Half-Year Gone By

It's absolutely insane that Casey is already a half-year old. Yesterday we celebrated 6 months with our sweet boy! We, of course, took him to see all the great fishing gear at the Bass Pro Shop. Ok, really we went to see Santa (it was free!) but Aaron may or may not have had alterior motives. ;) I think this picture of my two boys is probably one of the cutest we have. I love it! I just want to document all the things Casey is doing right now!

{Rolling both ways - but he often needs a little help rolling from back to front, though.}

{Giggling! Lots of giggles. We love these happy sounds! He laughs the most at his daddy.}

{Sleeping without the swaddle. I admit, I kinda miss my cute little baby burrito!}

{Spitting. You know, all the silly habbits boys have!}

{Drinking water out of mommy's Camel Back bottle. He LOVES to do this!}

{Teething, but we haven't seen any white just yet!}

{Sitting up - But we're still working on bettering this skill. He falls over a lot.}

{Riding in his car seat without crying!! I'm not sure what happened, but all of a sudden he turned into a happy car-riding baby around 5.5 months. hooray! That was painful for a while...}

{Holding and playing really well with his toys.}

{Reading! Ok, so obviously he doesn't read himself, but he LOVES when we read to him. He even grabs the pages and makes sounds like he's trying to!}

{Sleeping full-time in his crib. I've tried to co-sleep with him after Aaron leaves for work, but believe it or not he really prefers his crib! It's definitely true that your baby can communicate their preferences.}

What he's not yet doing:

{Eating solid foods. I've started making and freezing quite a bit, but we're in no hurry. He'll have the rest of his life to eat food and for now we're all happy with nursing! Aaron and I also want him to be able to sit up more independently before we take this big step.}

{Sleeping completely through the night. He wakes up usually around 4 or 5 a.m. for a feeding, but then goes back to sleep until 8 or so. The "cry it out" method does NOT work on this child. But we're ok with that because I've read a lot about how it isn't always healthy. Plus, he doesn't usually wake up and cry unless he's really hungry. I will not be depriving my baby of food!}

We have his 6-month checkup next week with a new pediatrician in town. We're pretty curious what he weighs. He's a big healthy boy!