Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Almost 9 Months!

Since we're moving on Aug. 5, we'll be on the road during George's 9-month milestone on Aug. 6. We went today for his 9-month well baby visit. He didn't get any shots, but he did have to have his blood drawn from his little arm (see bandage in photo below). It was no fun for either of us.

He is progressing well and the doctor gave us the green light to give him table foods. He now weighs 21 lbs and is in the 58th percentile for weight. He is in the 68th percentile for height and 67th for head circumference. He is still wearing size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothes. He is still in his infant carrier, but we'll have to get a big boy car seat soon since the weight limit is 22 lbs for his current carrier!

He is teething again... when will it ever end? The two teeth on either side of his top front teeth are trying to break through. We've been battling fever, crankiness, and sleep deprivation for their sake. Thank goodness for baby tylenol! It's the only thing that brings him relief.

I'm still breastfeeding him about 4x per day. He's tried all kinds of foods, but his favorites are blueberry yo baby yogurt, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, bananas, and anything with cinnamon. We gave him some pasta from our plates tonight for supper and he enjoyed that too. It's hard to believe that he will soon be outgrowing baby food. He drinks water and apple juice from a sippy cup and feeds himself with finger foods.

He only recently starting squealing and squeaking. He still says "baa-baa", "ma-ma", "da-da", "ya-ya", and "ga-ga". We're working with him on associating mama and dada with us.

He is crawling and climbing everywhere! He is an expert at finding the one thing in our house that isn't baby-proofed. He's recently starting "cruising" where he takes steps while holding on to furniture.

His hair is getting a little thicker and darker. It is starting to fall over his ears a little so a little trim may be in his future! His eye color is green-brownish/hazel, just like daddy! :)

He loves to throw the ball and throw just about anything. He often crawls around the house with a toy in his mouth--so funny! His favorite game is peek-a-boo. He is truly sweet natured and gives us the sweetest smiles and kisses.

Where has the time gone? I don't know what happened to my baby! We are blessed beyond belief.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Recent George Photos and Videos

A few recent photos of our little man:

A few recent videos too:

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Update

As of July 6, I'm a stay-at-home mommy! This is my dream come true. We have thoroughly enjoyed our days together so far. We go on walks, toss the ball, fold laundry, explore new parts of the house, sing, and dance.

David has started teaching a summer creative writing course at Texas Tech and will sit for his comprehensive exams for his PhD at the end of July. Needless to say he's been incredibly busy.

As of this weekend, poor George has contracted Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. He hasn't been sleeping well and has been just pitiful. We are told that he should get over it in a week or two.

We still have not sold our house. It's looking like we'll have to rent it since we have to be in Hamilton by mid-August.

Our little boy is now 8 months old! He is growing up so very fast. Here are some of his recent accomplishments and discoveries:
  • He REALLY mobile now. He now crawls around the house and tests our childproofing skills.
  • He is pulling up on everything. We bought him an activity table (see photo below) for him to pull up on and it has been such a hit! 
  • He is eating stage 2 and 3 foods. He is drinking watered down apple juice and eating puffs. He has learned to self-feed with puffs.
  • He is able to mimic us when we say "bye bye"... he'll repeat us and say "baa baa"
  • He has 4 middle teeth: two on top and two below
  • He is still wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers
  • He can throw the ball overhanded
  • He recognizes his name
  • He knows how to give us big sloppy kisses now
Pooped after playing frisbee golf with Momma and Daddy
Sad boy showing off his 4 teeth
He always stands to greet us when he wakes up!
I just love those sleepy eyes!
Playing with his new activity table
Climbing on EVERYTHING!
Camped out in his high chair waiting for his snack!
Showing off his new Union shirt!
(If you're a Union alum, you should contact them to get this FREE onesie if your kiddo is 2 or younger.)