Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hands Free!

Well, I have been a big advocate for the saying, "You can't spoil a newborn baby." While I still think that is completely true, I do believe there is a such thing as spoiling a 3 + month old baby. The only reason I say this is because whenever we are out and about shopping or at a restaurant, Little Bean sits in his carseat for a while, but then realizes he is not being held. It is at this very moment that he decides to let out a few whimpers just to remind us he is there. As the whimpers get louder I immediately come to his rescue and release him from the confines of his carseat, and as soon as that little booger starts the escape he stops crying, sits up on my lap, looks around, and smiles as if to say, "Yep...that's all I wanted." He then won't make a peep the rest of the time. It totally cracks us up.

Of course Will is so smart, he has decided to apply this same strategy with me at home. He's fine playing on the ground by himself when he knows I'm in the same room and watching him. However, as soon as I leave to put in a load of laundry or dare attempt to start cleaning something, (which I must admit is not often) he will start the little whimpering thing until I pick him up. So, in my attempt to maintain somewhat of an organized home, I decided to put my Baby Bjorn carrier to work. It is basically a baby back pack that holds him in and allows me to use my hands freely. So, I have found myself many times in the afternoons strapping Will in and going about my daily chores. It is so cute. He looks up at me with those little eyes while I'm folding laundry, and when he gets sleepy, just rests his head on my chest and falls asleep. I think he still enjoys the pitter patter of my heart.

I know some may say I have a spoiled rotten baby on my hands, but as far as I'm concerned, I just have a little bundle of joy that loves to be cuddled and I will never get these moments back, so I am taking full advantage. Before we know it, our Little Bean will be saying things like, "Stop Mom and Dad, you are embarrassing me." and "Can you please stop walking me into the classroom and kissing me goodbye." Okay, so I know that is still a time away, but I also know it will sneak up on us oh so quickly.

I will leave you all with some pics of Will in the best invention known to man.

Those reflectors are blinding.

"I could stay attached to my mom all day long."

I know it's blurry, but it looks like Will was trying to copy his dad, which I thought was too darn cute.

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