Saturday, November 5, 2011

7 and 8 months!

Wow! I'm really bad at keeping up on this! G is now 8 months old and alot has happened in the last 2 months! The week he turned 7 months he started crawling, pulled up to stand and broke his first tooth! I keep telling him one milestone at a time! He's a go getter these days and into everything. I just have to say he IS the happiest baby I've ever seen! He rarely cries or whines! (only when he's tired or hungry) He's always excited about bath time! (Hence the first pic!)

Thank you G for censoring your own pic! :)
I took his 8 month pics the same day we took our family pictures! G did so good for the photo shoot! I cannot wait to see them!! :) He looked very handsome is his sweater! :)

He loves standing up in his crib :)

Happy Baby!

Fun happenings:

~G has started talking more and more and Sach is happy to say G is saying "Dada" way more

often than "Mama".

~He likes to whisper and it is so stinkin cute :)

~He has 2 teeth now (both front bottom teeth)

~He loves to read books especially at bedtime.

~He is walking around furniture (holding on of course)

~ He says "baba, dada, mama" and makes the "f" sounds

~G loves to "click" tongue

~G has decided his bedtime is when he wants it to be. He used to go down easy around 7:45

or 8 but now he wakes up around 8:45 and doesn't go back to sleep until 10 or 10:30. (I

could use some tips here, is this when you let them "scream it out"? He screams bloody

murder until you pick him up and let him play a bit more, ugh! so frustrating!)

~G had his first runny nose this week and did not adjust well to breathing through his mouth.

We celebrated my birthday this last week. Is it sad that instead of going out on the town I opted to stay home and sleep? Man, I feel old!!

That's all I can think of for now. I'll try to update sooner next time :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

5 and 6 month pics!

(I started this post almost a month ago and am just finishing it today September 15th! Where is the time going?!) G is fastly approaching 7 months and I haven't even posted 5 month stuff! I'm so behind! He's growing, growing, growing and is always happy and squealing! G just started saying "Mama" this week! Needless to say I love it! G had his 6 month appt last week and stats as follows:

Weight: 16 lbs 11 oz (25%)

Height: 26.5 inches (50%)

Head: 17 inches (25%)

I really wasn't expecting him to make it to the 50th percentile for height but Woohoo! Maybe he won't be too much of a shrimp! G is trying really hard to crawl and still loves to be on his feet. Reverse is his specialty for now. He is eating baby food like a champ and weened (sp?) himself just before 6 months (at least I didn't have to). Self feeding is still a work in progress but we're getting there. :)

Still loves snoozing with dad :)

Getting big!! :)

I recently submitted G for the cutest baby contest on Kathie Lee and Hoda (Today Show) just for fun! Winners get flown to NYC! :) I don't think we stand a chance but it would be pretty neat to see G on TV! :) So if you watch that show, be on the lookout for this cute little guy! :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

First Taste of Rice Cereal....

Tonight we gave G his first taste of rice cereal. Needless to say, it was not a winner. I will try to upload the videos soon because they are hilarious! :)

Looking so cute in his highchair! :) Excited about being a big boy! If only he knew what was coming, I think the expression would not have been so happy.

He says "No Way!"

Wondering, "What was that stuff? Gross!"

Our first experience was not a good one. We are open to suggestions on ways to mix it so that he will like it! :) Please!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

4 months old

Wow! 4 Months already! I can't believe how much he has changed in the last 4 months! We had G's 4 month appointment last week and his stats were as follows:

Weight: 12lbs 13 oz (25th ercentile)

height: 24 inches (10th percentile)

Things he has accomplished recently:
~Rolling over, G is quite the pro and I have a video I will be posting at a later date. He loves tummy time now because he can control how long it lasts :) He has figured out how to scoot on the floor but can only go backwards for now. G can also put his weight on his legs and make the walking motions.
~Talking..G now can say "goo" and he is most talkative in the mornings.
~Giggling, although it takes an act of Congress to get him to giggle but when he does it is so cute! He giggled for me for the first time at this doctor's appointment! I almost cried it was so cute!
~G has found his toes and boy are they neat! He smiles HUGE every time he finds them!
~Still not sleeping through the night, G wakes up around 3am and then every 2 hours after that. He still nurses but is liking his bottles more and more. Our doctor told us not to start rice cereal just yet but G is very interested in watching us eat and he reaches for my cup and puts it to his mouth all the time. baby foods are in the near future

G having some Tummy time!

I have rotated this picture I don't know how many times and it keeps going back to this. G is still a little short for his Jumper but thanks to old college textbooks he is short no more! Sach is hoping the knowledge soaks in through his feet :)

G recently went swimming for the first time. Have I mentioned he LOVES the water, just like his dad. He always looks so serious but I swear he was having fun kicking around :)

I have a few videos I will be posting so keep checking back! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cute pics! :)

I took some pictures of G while he was hanging outside with his dad this morning and this evening. He is soooo happy outside! :)

This is his "I'm looking at my Mama" face :)

(I just LOVE those cheeks!)

Being Mr Smiley :)

He was talking in these but he's still cute :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Updates to G's room..

I keep meaning to post pictures of G's fantastic gifts! First is the toy box that Sach's mom painted to match G's room! It was my toy box as a kid that my dad has made for my mom way before we came along. I didn't take before pictures but it was just solid blue.

Did I mention that Sach's mom is extremely talented?!!! She's the BOMB! and I love how it turned out!

Second, my friend Courtney from work had some letters painted to match G's room. Jordan Patterson (I think is her name) painted them. (Her mom owns "Random Acts", my favorite store in the village shopping center.) Again, they are fabulous!! :) And please don't judge the crappy hanging job, I need to work on them. :)

I love the little details!

The "R" is my favorite! Have I mentioned I LOVE elephants?!! :)

Thank you Judy and Courtney for the finishing touches on G's room!! Yall are the BEST!!! :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

3 months!

G is 3 months old!! Time is FLYING! He has changed to much in the last month and is getting bigger by the day. Some things that stand out from the last month are:

He definitely has a big personality.

His eyes are going to end up being brown, darnit! I was hoping he'd get my blues but I do like his daddy's eyes. :)

He's just on the verge of rolling over.

G is still breastfeeding most of the time but usually get one formula bottle during the day because mom cannot keep up with his needs. Pumping at work during a 12 hour shift is hard but I'm doing my best! I've been taking some pills to help increase my milk and they seem to have helped a little bit.

G is a pro at cooing but his giggles are hiding. We have heard him giggle once and it seems like he's going to all the time but nothing comes out! We can't wait till he starts giggling more! :)

Loving some tummy time! :)

I took G to meet my Mema on his 3 month birthday! My Mema has Alzheimer's Disease and lives at Sagecrest. She kept asking my dad if G was his. :) She was so sweet with him and kept saying how soft he is. :) G did good with her too. He smiled for her and cooed for her.

I've been sick the last 2 days, running fever and sore throat. I got an antibiotic shot today so hopefully I'm on the mend. I'm praying G doesn't catch whatever it is I have.