Wednesday, November 26, 2008

27 weeks

I track his age in weeks. And also in months. He was 6 months old last friday. Today he's 27 weeks. At some point, I suppose i'll just revert to months. Or maybe not, since I'm obsessed with the kid. Obsessed in a good, fun, motherly sort of way. He's been eating carrots. and he loves carrots. I'm not surprised. While pregnant, once i wasn't puking my guts out, I drank carrot juice, ate carrots as a side dish, and even had them chopped up on my salad. So we knew he'd love carrots. He likes peas. And apparently, the rice cereal is growing on him.

I would upload some new photos but our camera is broken. We can still take pictures but cannot upload them anymore. Something in the camera, where the cord plugs in, connecting computer to camera, is broken. so we are still snapping away but can't constantly post photos of the kid - bummer:( maybe we'll find a camera repair shop? do those exist? Thats my idea. Husbands idea? New Camera of course!!

So, for the most recent photo of the kid, click here. My friend Michelle took a few snapshots while we had dinner the other night at Arpeggio, and posted them on her blog. If you have a chance, also check out her photography website here - she makes great photos!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Growing up ...

Our boy is growing up so we took to snapping extra photos as often as we can... course in the black/white you can't see those big blue eyes... but they're still there. Big. Blue. Eyes.


We all gotta have friends...

6 months old!

It was quite the celebration as we woke to an unexpected snow!! And not only the kid's first snow, but he hit the 6 month mark today as well:) 6 months old. First snow. First time eating peas. Teething. Sitting up on his own. Reaching for Everything. Doctors appointment for a well baby checkup. Dr says he looks good, weighing in at 15.5lbs, 26.5 inches long, and a head circumference of 17 inches. We had only given him rice cereal a few times before todays appointment. Since he had done well with that the dr gave us the go ahead to try other things. So we can home and celebrated with green peas! yippee. thats what i would want on MY 6 month birthday too - right!?

We took pictures of the kid outside this morning in the snow and they are too cute. Yet i can't load them onto the computer because our camera or the cord that connects the camera to the computer isn't working. I'm so disappointed but will post the most recent pics we took of him, which were made on Nov 16, 5 days before his 6 month mark.

And last but not least, the kid is sitting up on his own, even though he's terribly unsteady. He tries and realizes whats going on, and is SO proud of himself:) Here is a short video of him showing off:)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Halloween and first food...

The Kids First Halloween... a peapod:)

Loving on daddy after some exhausting trick or treating - which we just observed...

And that quickly, he was wiped out... he woke up the next day with a cold:(

Halloween has come and gone. Week one of daycare seems like ages ago as he is now settled in there and starting week 4 next monday. He's started rice cereal and though he thoroughly seems to enjoy the process and attention of being fed, he doesn't appear to truly appreciate the rice cereal itself. He mulls it around, swishes it through his gums, and then edges it out again with the tongue.

"I don't think he's swallowing it," I tell husband.

"Oh he is. I can tell. See? He just swallowed," he says.

I fed more, thinking, this is his fourth time with the stuff, maybe he is swallowing. No, just more mulling. I don't witness any swallowing.

"No. No. He isn't. See? No swallow effect in the throat... I was watching," I insist. "Well try again tomorrow."

"Okay. But i still swear i saw him swallow."

Now this morning, a couple weeks after our first attempt, was feeding number 6 or 8 or 10. Clearly I haven't kept count... even though I thought i had - till i tried to write what feeding number this way. Despite that, he appeared to have maybe swallowed a bit. But was much more interested in My Food and My Spoon. I was having a green smoothie out of a large glass with a huge metal spoon. He was having more breastmilk rice cereal out of a tiny bowl with a teeny plastic spoon. The big stuff looked better obviously. For a brief, horrible parent moment, I considered giving him a big taste of the green stuff. Then had a flash of him breaking out into hives from the spinach, mango or coconut water.

"No," I tell him. "Babies don't eat this stuff."

He babbles back.

"No back talk," I say, while loving his little voice.

Sammy nudges my leg.

"Dogs don't eat this stuff either boy."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

daycare continued

Day 4 - it was cold out so husband had him in his coat and hat. when i picked him up he had on a different outfit and was layered up beyond belief. a short sleeve onsie under a long sleeve shirt and insulated pants! those woman sure like to keep him wrapped up warm and cozy i guess.

Daycare... week one

He started daycare this past week and husband took a pic each morning of him before they left the house. it works out great that its right by his work. then the kid is able to sleep until 7:45ish. Seems things went well overall. They said he was good, ate well, and took naps better by the end of the week. Each day, around 1pm, I'm so ready to hit the road and go pick up my baby!! Its a great feeling to pull into that parking lot and come back out with him in the backseat...

Day 1 - he arrived late on his first day cause he was at home getting some extra zzz's. they called me at work to verify how much he usually eats in a feeding. just checking over a few things with me which was nice. he only took two 15 minute naps so when we got in the car afterward, he was zonked as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot.

Day 2 - he napped a little better and ate a little more. husband picked up and dropped of since he doesn't have class on tuesday nights. i missed being the one to pick him up but it was great having him home when i arrived. also nice to have husband home with me for the evening to-do's.

Day 3 - he napped really well and seems to be settling in. the daycare isn't so sure about us using glass bottles though. they want to be sure they are shatter resistant. we have no idea and tried to look into it. i really don't want to switch to plastic! abram does great with the glass dr. brown bottles my sis gave him.

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