Truett James: 5 months

I’m not even going to lie…I spent half of the last month thinking my son was a month younger than he really is (yes…denial at it’s finest). When I realized that he was getting ready to be 5 MONTHS I almost started to panic. How is this happening…he is almost HALF A YEAR OLD. I feel so old and cliché when I say “time needs to slow down.” But for real…it does.

What’s New with Baby True??

Month #5 has been full of learning. Truett is in a stage where he wants to do so much…but often get’s frustrated when he can’t.

He wants to go…

anywhere and everywhere! He thinks it’s the greatest thing ever when he rolls to a new position…until he can’t figure out how to get back to where he wants to be. With all of the amazing joys of watching him learn and grow there are definitely challenging moments. We have offficially entered in the world of

“rolling over to my tummy…then acting like I don’t know how to do anything and screaming bloody murder.” 🙂 Oh yes. Fun!

Truett started rolling from his belly to his back first…so he knows how to do it….but quickly forgets in his moment of panic when he realizes he just rolled to his stomach and he doesn’t want to be there.

I think he is just trying to help me get in shape with all the stair climbing I do to flip him back over or move him out of a corner. Thankfully, he has finally found a comfy way to sleep on his side.



We got ours for a great deal the day after Thanksgiving. I was pouting because I was STILL pregnant (at this point 3 days past my due date), & miserably HUGE…and the last thing I wanted to be doing was “Black Friday” shopping but I went just for this monitor. Boy am I glad we did.

So this little man is going places! 🙂

He has also gotten really good about grabbing things he wants. He completely ripped a toy to get it off the activity bar and into his mouth. <-Yes….strong willed…pray for us!

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But we would change a thing about our little Rolly Polly!

Some of  True’s favorite things are:

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His feet…


The world comes crashing down when he can’t get his foot in his mouth.


His spoon…


All of his toys…he likes to use his feet for assistance!




Yup looks like we have a “thumb sucker” on our hands!

So pretty much…anything he can chew on…he loves.

Probably because he has been teething hardcore. I was so sure that he would have cut at least one tooth by 5 months since he start teething around 3 months…and you can see the little white line but nothing has poked through…yet.

This month was extra exciting because True got to meet his Great-Grandparents from Texas!!


SO much fun!


Truett Zane holding little Truett James. Truett got to meet his namesake 🙂

We also were apart of a very special baby dedication at our church.

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We cannot wait to see all of the amazing things God is going to use our little one to do & we could not be happier that He has chosen us to lead Truett and teach him in the years to come!


This little man has one incredible Dad…that he already adores so much!


Mr. Independent!



So grateful he still loves to cuddle!

There is something about those little giggles that make everything better. Even on a rough/difficult/why isn’t anything going my way type of day…it never fails at some point those big blue eyes will look up at me and smile the biggest smile and when I smile back a little adorable giggle will come out.

I know that it will be a little while before Truett can say the words “I love you” but I feel like he tells me in so many other ways. When he smiles and laughs, when I see him for the first time each morning and he kicks his little feet and starts babbling away, or right before bed when he cuddles into my neck.

He loves me & doesn’t care how much I know about being a mommy. We joke with him all the time and say “Sorry buddy…you got the rookies.” He doesn’t care what everyone might think of me or if my kitchen is a dirty hot mess.

He loves me and I love him more than life.

Not a day goes by that I don’t thank  God  for this little glimpse of heaven.

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It’s True.

Truett James: 4 months

4 months….what?!?!?!

We are LOVING our giggly boy!

Every month I say _______ month has been the most fun! 🙂 I think having this adorable little man in our life is just increasingly fun.

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Growing up way too fast…SLOW DOWN!!!

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This little monkey will grab anything to play with.


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Mommy might be instilling her Giraffe obsession in this little man 🙂


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It’s adorable to watch him focus so hard to bring his hands together and then entertain himself by playing with them.

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“Ummmm really bow tie?”

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This is the best Easter basket ever!!


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Well….mostly happy!

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Easter wore this little man out.

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Guess who is officially eating baby food!!! He wasn’t too sure about it in the beginning but he has become quite the fan.

Everyday True is doing new things and becoming more and more of his own little person!

Bath time & the carseat are growing on him…slowly. B

ut he still HATES the process of getting dressed! Seriously….its dreadful…he better use those lungs to “praise the Lord” one day…

He is soooooo close to rolling over from his back to his belly but if there is one thing we have learned about our little man it is that he does EVERYTHING on his time.

Mommyhood has taught me that even on the exhausting, spit up-filled days when I have more questions than answers, there will be life long memories made and I am loving this season of so many “firsts.”

Not a day goes by where I don’t stop and think…

“This is my life?!?!?! How did I get so lucky!!”
It’s True. 



Truett James: 10 weeks old

What’s New with Baby True:

Month 2 has been so much fun! I feel like I say that each week but it really is so fun to watch him grow and discover. His little personality is coming out more and more.

Now when Barry gets home from work he gets so excited to see him. He’ll kick his feet and smile and start talking (in his own little way)! I can really tell that he recognizes our voices!

He still makes his crazy faces:

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Soooo close to laughing & loves to smile! He has been to church twice now  & I can tell he loves it 😉


Thankfully he will tolerate the carseat and knocks out…as long as it is moving.


But car rides get fun when there is a long red light and he becomes quite vocal on walks if Harlie (our pup) has to stop and poop! But his cries can usually be soothed with a little Adele and if that doesn’t work…he is a HUGE Tay Tay fan. Seriously! I’m going to record it one of these days…he’ll be screaming bloody murder but if I can put Taylor Swift on my phone or the radio he stops.Yes, we have a drama king on our hands. Don’t know where he gets that from!?!? 😉

Still trying to figure out how he feels about bath time…4photo but he feels pretty tough in his robe.

True weighed 12lbs and was 23 inches long at his 2 month appointment.


He can’t wear any of his 3 month old sleepers anymore and all of his newborn stuff is out of the question. So I’ve spent the last week packing it up to save it for the far off day when maybe there is a baby brother that could use them. 🙂

Most peoples first response when they meet him is “Oh my gosh…he looks just like his Daddy!” I say this to myself at least 5 times a day.

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He does. Thankfully he has one handsome daddy!!

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A not so fun “True event” was the poop explosion that occurred this week. Think runny poop alllllllll the way up his back to his shoulders. Yeah! Fun.

We are loving every minute with our baby boy & truly can’t get enough of him. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel so unworthy of this amazing blessing God has given us.

It’s True.