Tuesday, March 30, 2010

First Time Away


Last weekend was my first time away from Niall overnight. It was so hard to try not to think about him while I was at my friend's bachelorette party. I kept finding myself flipping through camera and text pictures, yelling out to everyone around me "Oh my gosh, look at this one- this one is the cutest!" I'm surprised they didn't take my camera and throw it in the ocean. I had to keep reminding myself- this is Steph's weekend, not baby Niall's!

I have to admit, although I really wanted Niall to behave for his grandparents, I was secretly hoping that when I checked in they would say something like "Oh Kerry, he's just lost without you- he hasn't stopped crying since you left." But no, he completely forgot I existed! I'm getting picture texts of him beaming as they went for walks, read stories, even going to bed-- he's never happy about that! What the heck??? Apparently he slept through the night both nights- I think I may need to get some pointers because he is still waking up several times a night for me (but he'll usually go right back to sleep once I put his passy back in).

I had a blast with the girls, but I was definitely thinking about Niall the whole time. Life is so different now- in a good way. I definitely can't hang with the big dogs anymore (in terms of going out and partying) but I really would rather be singing off key and playing airplane with Niall than going to the bars anyway. It was definitely nice to have a weekend off, though. I didn't even fully appreciate my full night's sleep in a 5 star hotel until I got back and realized what a diamond in the rough that was.

So then, the whole time on my way home (2 flights later), I was sooo excited to see Niall. When I opened the back of the Equinox to put my bags in, I could just see his little eyes peeking over and he got this huge smile like he suddenly realized "oh yeah, I remember her!" It was the weirdest feeling- he had somehow changed already over those 2 days. He was bigger, but there was something else. It was like he was trying to talk to me (mmmm gaaaa), but he was REALLY trying to say something. It gave me chills, it was so weird. It was like I hadn't seen him in months. Now we have the South Carolina family vacation, so it will be Niall's first time on a plane. Pray for me!!! (Oh please don't let me be the girl with the screaming baby)... we'll see

Monday, March 15, 2010

Roley Poley

Niall rolled over today! Both Maggie (Niall's grandma) and I got to see it. We were actually just talking about how he would do it when the time came. He's not the type to gradually work his way onto the other side. No, Niall would definitely let out a big grunt and flail himself over with all his might in one quick swoop. And sure enough, he did just that! We almost missed it, it was so quick. And then he looked almost scared about what he had done. He just laid there, wide-eyed and confused. Then he took a 2 hour nap, like it took everything out of him. What a little trooper.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Babble

He's so close! It's so cute to watch him take a deep breath, his eyes bulge out of his sockets and he clenches every muscle in his body when suddenly... ga! So much effort for the tiniest noise. I can't help but laugh. He's so excited to discover his voice and he's getting better and better at it.

Unfortunately, he seems to have a knack for knowing when I turn the camera on. He'll look at me with a "what do you think you're doing??" stare and stops doing whatever it was that caused me to turn the camera on. He certainly makes us work for those cute moments but it's all worth it!


Monday, March 1, 2010

First Laugh!

Oh my gosh, I can't believe it. Niall has been making lots of great noises lately. Mainly gargling and goo gaa stuff, and a lot of opening his mouth really wide like he wants to laugh-- but yesterday he really did! I was tickling him under his neck and on his sides and he let out a big belly laugh. I ran in the other room and woke Matt up, hoping he would do it again, and sure enough he did. It was so cute. Sorry, no pic or video- I wish! I'll try to catch him next time. Just wanted to share the news :)