Our sweet baby Hilton was blessed a little over a week ago, and what a beautiful day it was watching my strong handsome give such a tender blessing to our sweet little baby. The morning started with us (me) frantically getting Hilton bathed before I needed to start getting ready. Jared and I planned on changing Hilton into his blessing outfit at the church right before sacrament meeting started just in case we got a surprise diaper or Hilton decided to spit up at all. Luckily for us neither happened and his blessing outfit made it through unscathed.
I had been pretty careful during the morning trying to time it so he would take a nap during his blessing, but unfortunately for me little mister knew something was up and was resistant to his nap. As they called for all those invited into the circle to come up and Jared took Hilton from me, Hilton started to cry on the way up and I thought, 'oh great, here we go'. The instant Jared started the blessing Hilton stopped so I think he was listening to what his dad was saying.
Unfortunately I had been so concerned about trying to make sure his blessing outfit was preserved and he was in a good mood for the blessing that I didn't even think to record or ask someone to write down what was said in the blessing. After sacrament meeting was over and we were saying hello to family before packing up to go to my parents for refreshments, I had a sweet sister from my ward come up to me and give me a paper. She said that she had felt prompted to record the blessing for me and that it wasn't word for word but almost. I was so grateful someone else was listening to promptings that day for me because I was so worried about the physical aspect of it I forgot about the most important part which was the message for little Hilton to be able to look back on and know what had been said.
Once we got to my parents house we had a wonderful time visiting with friends and family who came to the blessing to support our newest member. We felt so blessed and grateful to have so much support from those close to us, and it was so nice to get to visit and finally show off Hilton since it was the first opportunity most of our family has gotten to meet him! Sadly I failed at taking any pictures of those that came, I was so stressed from worrying about the blessing that I completely forgot! However we did get some sweet pictures of the three of us and I'm grateful we got a picture of him in his blessing outfit.
Happy blessing day Hilton, and thank you so much to all those that came. We know a lot of people traveled a long way to come and wanted to say thank you and that it meant a lot!
Little man was definitely worn out from his big day, his nap schedule was a bit off so he slept very well that night! Poor little Hilton! When you're worn out sometimes only daddy will do.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Oh my goodness how time is flying! I know I say that each time I put an update here, but it just seems to keep speeding up much too fast. You are my little angel and I just love you so much I can't help it.
You are still in three month clothing, which I'm grateful for so we can get more use out of them. But not for long I don't think. We just moved you into size two diapers but that hasn't seemed to help your blowouts. You've already had two this week, both times when poor grandma has been watching you! You've gotten baths those days as well it was so bad. You no longer scrunch up your face and act like you're going to scream when I put you in the bath, but you still seem unsure.
You love to gnaw on your hands and you love sucking on the corners of your blankets so I know that soon we'll have a favorite blanket that must go everywhere with us. You basically still dislike binkies except for when mommy can convince you to take one (but that's really hard and rare). You love talking and gabbing with mommy when she gets home from work before bed, and you have found yourself in the mirror on your playmat and are curious about who that person is and if you can talk to them. You still haven't rolled over, but I think it may happen soon. You've begun to actually like tummy time, and are getting super close to propping yourself up on your elbows and try to scoot yourself a couple inches. You hate to be held like a baby unless you're being fed. Only sitting up assisted or standing assisted for this boy! You want to be aware of what is happening around you and are very curious about the puppies and intrigued by the world around you.
Your sweet little personality is still so strong and prevelant. However you've started to get frustrated more quickly if we don't know what you want right away so I feel like you are definitely wanting to communicate and trying to figure out what you need. I love and hate when you wake up for the morning because you often start cooing when you wake up because you're wanting to know whats going on, but I also wish you'd sleep longer for mom's sake. You only wake up around seven but on mom's days off it would be nice to sleep a bit longer. It's clear you love your grandma's and grandpa's, they can always get you to smile and you love being sung to by them. I really hope they have a strong influence in your life.
Daddy loves that you love watching Man vs. Wild with you. You love the sound of Bear Grylls voice and literally calm down almost instantly when you hear it. I think you'll be an outdoorsmen like daddy.
Mommy loves your sweet smile and squeaks when she makes faces with you and carries on a gabbing conversation. You love to be tickled and have raspberries blown on your belly. Anything to get you to smile your sweet smile mommy loves.
Hilton loves his food. Eating still only 3.5 oz or so. If you get over hungry you get so worked up that it takes a lot to get you to take the bottle even though you're mad because you're hungry.
The puppies love that the days have been getting warmer so mommy takes a blanket outside and lays underneath it with Hilton and throws the chuck-it for the puppies to run after. We're all so glad spring is here!
I love you so much little Hilton, and I whisper how much I love you each night when I put you to bed and every morning before I leave for work. I hope you remember the sweet things I've told you as you get older. We love you so much and would do anything for you!