90 Day Trial Period

December 2, 2010 at 7:15 am 17 comments

Today Jansen turns three months, which means it has been 90ish days since the hospital let two clueless kids (read: Stephen and me) take him home and raise him without any adult supervision. I wasn’t sure if we could handle it or if I could maintain my sanity and keep him in one piece… but I must say that I have impressed even myself. Not only is Jansen alive, he’s happy and healthy and I haven’t dropped him once. I always remember to feed him and change his diaper and he rewards me with giggles, fat rolls, and warm cuddles.

We’re three months in, the trial period is over. I’ve taken his tags off and run him through the wash, there is no turning back now.

Sometimes I look back at his newborn pictures and mourn the growth of my baby. He only stayed tiny long enough for me to blink four times, then he grew. Now he’s holding up his head, pushing his little body up, and discovering his hands. While he may be bigger, this new phase is pretty darn fun. I mean, you saw that video yesterday right? Bliss.

Check out this kid’s growth. It’s unbelievable.

He’s growing up so fast it’s scary. He’s so active and alert now! It was actually a two person job to take this photo because he didn’t want to sit still!  Hard to believe that just a month ago, he laid there like a blob! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to drop Jansen off at college.

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  • 1. timlinzrowland  |  December 2, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Oh my he is too sweet! Love his smile, his cheeks and that sweet bald head! Babies are bliss!

  • 2. That Married Couple  |  December 2, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Love it!

  • 3. osarah  |  December 2, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Holy moly he is an adorable 3 month old!

  • 4. Ashley  |  December 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

    So cute. I just want to cuddle him! I hope there are adorable Christmas pictures of him in the near future.

  • 5. Aunt Bonnie  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:02 am

    You are hilarious and so right! You’ll just turn around and he’ll be off to college. Treasure every precious moment for they are so very fleeting.
    love you all

  • 6. Taryn M. Peine  |  December 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

    He’s so cute and chubby! I can’t believe how fast he’s growing!

  • 7. Lauren from Texas  |  December 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    That chair won’t be big enough for his 6 month photo! Love that chubby little boy!

  • 8. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns  |  December 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Ah, those pictures are so precious. I can’t believe how fast he is growing and changing. It’s fun and exciting but at the same time, it’s a little bit sad that they grow up so fast. I feel the same way about my nephews!

  • 9. The Stephanie  |  December 2, 2010 at 11:36 am

    He is SO FREAKIN’ cute!!!

    And I think I’ll keep your blog open on my computer. I like the snow. 🙂

  • 10. Darla Baerg  |  December 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Happy three months Jansen! SO cute!

  • 11. Sara  |  December 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Your baby is adorable!

  • 12. Karen  |  December 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Chubby cheeks, too cute.

  • 13. Erin  |  December 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    What a chunk of ANGEL! So handsome. 🙂

  • 14. Maureen aka Emmie  |  December 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    The cutest little man in the entire world. period. I love him so much! You and Stephen are the best parents!

  • 15. mom (Nana)  |  December 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Don’t want to say “I told you so” but… I TOLD YOU SO!!!! Blink and they are in school and blink again and they are married and then the next blink they are having children of their own. So, now you know how parenting goes. 🙂

  • 16. Donna Dewey  |  December 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Hold on Chelsea….our 1st “baby” is 14!! I’m constantly amazed that even though we screwed up numerous times, she’s grown up to be a pretty amazing young lady!! Enjoy Jansen and imprint this time on your memory. It goes by way too fast!! (BTW…you are a very gifted writer!!)

  • 17. Laura  |  December 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Happy Three Month Birthday to Jansen! He is such a precious boy!

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