Monday, October 26, 2009

A Temper Tantrum? Not Our Sweet Angel

Anyone who has met Will can attest that he is one sweet boy. Very loving, curious, always moving, but rarely fussy and whiney. Well...

Tonight, just like every night, Krissy gave Will a bath while I picked up around the house and started to get everything settled for bedtime. As I started to clean bottles, I could hear my little man whimpering in the bathroom. This was very odd, seeing as Will loves his baths. I thought that maybe he had gotten some soap in his eyes, or even worse, bumped his head against the tub. I put down what I was doing to investigate, and to my surprise, Will was sitting in Krissy's lap trying to escape her grasp, grabbing for his rubber ducky. He was completely distraught by the fact that Mr. Ducky kept floating away from him every time he tried to pick him up. To confirm that this was an actual tantrum, we would give Will the ducky and he would be completely calm. Then (I know this is mean) we would take it away from him and place it back in the water just out of his reach. On cue, the tears and cries would start up again, until he once more retrieved his bath toy.

Not that this tantrum was a big deal, it was more entertaining than anything bad, but it was a sign that with Will's recent abilities to further explore his world, tantrums are soon to be a common occurrence in the Pierce household.

"Mom, seeing as 90% of the laundry is mine, I figured I could lend you a hand."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Handsome Pants

Just a couple pictures of our adorable little boy.

What a sweet heart.

His new expression, the "Bulldog Face."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our Boy is Crawling!

It's official, Will has learned to crawl!

For the last month or so Will had been moving across the floor in what we called "the worm" motion. Basically, he would get up on his hands and knees and lunge forward, belly-flopping onto the floor. He would perform this process over and over until he made it to whatever object he wanted. On Monday October 12th, Will made his first attempt a a real crawling movement, synchronizing his arms and legs from the hands and knees position, moving a couple feet. By Thursday Will had learned how to crawl across the room, and as we write this on Sunday, he has gotten faster and even learned to balance so well in the crawling position that he is pulling up on objects. Basically, life just got a lot more interesting! Nothing is safe, as Will wants whatever Krissy and I have, and will stop at nothing to get it. If we're sitting on the floor, he's climbing on top of us, trying to give kisses, or reaching for items on the couch.

Please click the video below to see Will's crawling progress as of Thursday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zoo Trip # 2

Can you tell it was Game Day? Maybe a little much? Nah!

This past weekend we decided to take Will to our local zoo, and as an added perk went with the Byrd family. I think the adults had more fun than the boys did as both Will and Ayden chilled in their strollers and preferred people watching over looking at the animals.

Here are a few pictures from our zoo adventure.

Love the hat. Notice the battle wound is still there.

"What's that up there?" So cute.

Hot Mommas and their sweet babies.

Proud Dads

In case you didn't notice, while we proudly sported the purple and gold for LSU, the Byrds sported Louisiana Tech gear.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Say Hello to My Little Friend!

Will suffered his first little injury this morning. After I dressed him for the day, he managed to quickly pick up his plastic baby hanger and got it caught on his eye (which by the way I've always worried about so I never let him play with hangers.) At first I completely freaked out because I thought he actually got it caught in his bottom lid, but from the looks of the scratch it looked like it just missed his eye (thank goodness.) Anyway, I went into complete mom mode in which I panicked on the inside, but totally stayed calm on the outside and soothed him. The scariest moment was when he started crying and wouldn't open his eyes. But, turns out I think he more scared himself than anything. I'm sure you can imagine all the things I envisioned he actually did to his eye. But, come to find out he just suffered a minor scratch, and he is OKAY!

I know this is the first of many bumps and bruises our Little Bean will endure as he grows up.

"If you think I look bad, you should see the other guy."

To add insult to injury, he had to make the most pitiful face on the planet. Can't you just feel the pain? I think he might need to get a new toy for being so brave (Wink Wink to the Grandma's, Nonna and Grammy:) hehe.

"I think I'll be okay Mom, as long as I keep my thumb in my mouth!"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here's to the First 6 Months!

Dear Will,

6 months ago today, you, my sweet baby boy played a heck of an April Fool's joke on us and decided to come out 5 days early. Happy 6 month birthday to you! These have been the best 6 months of our lives and we will remember them always. You came to us in a time that we needed you the most, and you have brought such meaning and purpose to our lives here on Earth. You are such a blessing.

Mom and Dad

So I must admit, we went a little overboard, but you only turn 6 months once plus it's so fun to spoil this baby boy.

His face is priceless.