I've been very bad about blogging lately. Life has been a big thrill ride of a blur. 2005 is hoppin' and I'm liking how it's going so far. So many topics in my head to write about but no time to organize. Today it's a hodgepodge.

Boo is back to his sleep schedule, as predicted. We went back to playing the For Crying Out Loud CD - he loves the waves #8. Highly recommend this CD for anyone with a new baby. It saved us during his second month.

We bought the next car seat, the Britax Roundabout. I know the Britax Marathon is the best, but the Roundabout is awesome and hey, we saved $50. Still can't believe how expensive baby gear can be sometimes, but $200 for a car seat is nothing when it comes to his safety. At least this one will last longer than 6 months! Bye bye, infant car seat...

With the convertible car seat comes more challenges. Trips are different. Can't just keep him in the car seat and place the seat in the shopping cart or in a booth at a restaurant. He is too small in my opinion to sit in the shopping cart and the ones that come with the little seats attached kind of freak us out. He sat in a highchair at a restaurant for the first time, and that was fine. He moves so much though that highchairs even freak me out a bit. And it's bye bye to letting him continue his nap in his car seat when we go anywhere. He wakes up as soon as we unbuckle the seat. I do miss that...

He's starting to interact even more at baby group. When a baby crawled up to him and tried to take his toy, he held on to it tightly, pulled it back and started chewing on it while staring at the baby. It was funny, but he's really starting to get attached to things and get excited about certain toys. He's also really starting to talk. His babble includes inflections and facial expressions; it's almost as if we are having conversations. So fun!

Boo is the happiest, giggliest, smiling baby on the planet. He's so sweet and incredibly loving. A and I just love morning snuggle time with Boo. He just wakes up with a huge smile on his face, ready to laugh and play. It's a great way to start the day. I wish everyone in the world could start each day with this much love and happiness. It's incredible.

You moms know what I am talking about.

Who knew? Who knew indeed.