Friday, November 4, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Here's a glimpse
|Yes, he is turning on the music with his head.|
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
(I've never been able to use that as a title because I've never blogged on the day! Hooray!)
And then I didn't even get to post it that day!
Michael is growing up SO fast. I know everyone says that but really I feel like in the past 5 days he's become a whole new baby!
Michael is VERY tall. He's tall enough for his 6-9 month clothes but still a little skinny, so he wears both 3-6, 6-9 and we even squeeze him in some 0-3 pants :)
His hair is getting too long in one spot (back of the top) so I'm probably going to trim it just a little this week!
Michael has rolled over twice from back to front, but still doesn't really have any desire to do so. He just cocks his head and lays on his side to look at things behind him.
He LOVES to chew on EVERYTHING.
He is definitely teething and I can see two little teeth coming up (although he's rarely fussy! Thank goodness!)
He is making so many new noises
He loves to talk, yell, blow bubbles, spit, fake cough, and whine/cry at me with his tongue out.
He's started to get to the I want mommy stage and when he wants me he lets me know by whine/crying "EH EH EH!" It's the funniest thing (although I usually let him stay with whoever he is with. I'm glad he loves me but I don't want him to only be able to be with mama)
He found his feet and LOVES to stick them in his mouth!
He can put his own binky back in his mouth.
He loves eating food cereal, squash, bananas, avocado pretty much anything. Although green beans did take him a while to eat.
He reaches for everything he wants, including the dogs and PEOPLE now :) It's adorable, unless I'm holding him and he reaches for someone else!
He has started to lift his body up when he's on his belly but usually ends up falling sideways and rolling over. He tries to scoot around and crawl, but has only managed to push himself backwards so far!
He can sit for about 10 second on his own, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. It all depends how interested he is with what is going on in front of him!
He's still a very happy baby and will smile at anyone he sees, unless they have a beard, then he looks confused!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Saturday we were able to drive to Willcox to go to Apple Annies!
We got to pick apples
Eat lots of great Apple flavored food!
And spend time together :)
And take home 2 delicious apple crumb pies!
We can't wait to go back in a couple weeks for the pumpkin patch and corn maze!
We were so grateful to all our friends and family who came to support and be a part of the blessing.
(especially Ashley and James who made a slight detour on their trip to NY, Jeff, Kelly, and the girls who waited 30 hours in an airport to be able to make it And my Dad who flew in from CA!)
And thanks to my dearest hubby for manning the waffle iron and my Dad for cooking up the sausage!
My parents moved to Tennesee not too long ago and in August we got to visit them there for the first time!
Michael had his first plane ride and was absolutely amazing! Every time we got off of the plane people would tell us what a great baby we had (like we didn't know!) Then they would comment on how adorable he was, so many people tell us he should be on TV.
Maybe I'll look into that ;)
TN was a lot of fun!
Michael got to visit his Grandma and Grandpa.
It's so beautiful and green!
We got to stroll downtown, see the Grand Ole Opry and enjoy some live music with dinner at a small restaurant.
Nashville is my kind of place. I LOVE country music :)
We also got to take some family pictures!
My Mom and Dan are fabulous photographers :)
Next time, we will see the parthenon from Percy Jackson!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
His 4 month appt is tuesday and I'll fill in his stats!
He weighs 14 lbs 14 oz (49%)
He is 26.5 inches long (92%)
and his head is 43 cm (68%)
I have one LONG skinny kid :)
I feel like Michael at 3 months was a completely different baby than Michael at 4 months!
Michael rolls like a pro now
tries REALLY hard to sit up
loves sitting in his bumbo at the kitchen table
reaches for all kinds of toys
puts EVERYTHING in his mouth
chews on everything
LOVES to be read too
LOVES bath time, although he's not quite splashing yet, just kicking
Laughs at everything, even Mom now :)
FOUND his feet!!
Smiles when he sees anyone, everyone says he is the happiest baby they have ever seen!
Still sleeps like a rock ;)
Has even gotten comments about how he looks like his dad!
pays so much attention to everyone and everything around him
Talks all of the time, especially to toys and people he knows
can lift his head so high off of the ground
watches everyone around him eat
tried a lemon for the first time
flew on a plane for the first time (across the country!)
makes lots of bubbles
and he loves to look and smile at himself in the mirror!
We are going to start rice cereal this evening, which will begin a whole new adventure!
We love our little man, monkey, bug and are so grateful to have him :)
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I love rocking him to sleep BUT I would really like it if he could soothe himself to sleep for naps.
We have not had too much of a normal schedule lately..
that will change! :)
I, Chantell, will promise to do my best to do my duty to my baby and the other baby I will be caring for! (Name that oath!)
Who could resist?
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
He started out flat on his belly but I didn't get the camera out until he was already on his side. Watch until the end, he really does finish!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
He is 24 inches long 79%
Wearing size 0-3 and some 3-6 month clothes. He's a long boy!
We also figured out we can set our camera on our armoir and take family pictures with the timer..although the liking isn't so great.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
As of yesterday (or today? I can't remember when I weighed myself!) I am officially at my prepregnancy weight. I lost all but 3-4 lbs in the first two weeks post baby, but those couple lbs were STUBBORN!
At my 6 week check up I got the okay to start exercising and "dieting," but because I am still nursing dieting is a little different. I have to make sure to get my calories in and to drink TONS of water, even more than normal and for those of you that know me, you know I bring a bottle with me everywhere. I'm usually very hydrated. :)
Anyway, I've been working out every day using Lindsay Brin's 60 day slimdown dvds (postnatal boot camp and others!) They are AWESOME. I am SO sore all of the time, a good sore, the kind of sore that makes you feel like you really worked hard!
I've also been for the most part doing the beginning of the south beach diet. Which means no carbs (even fruit in the beginning!) or crap. Its been somewhat hard but it feels good to get rid of all my awful sugary snacky cravings.
I'll start reintroducing carbs into my diet soon, but the right amounts :)
My long term goal is to lose 40 lbs and to feel good about my body!
Wish me luck! (not that it will take luck..wish me work?)
I am so grateful for my husband! He is an amazing Daddy! He was born to be a dad. He will definitely be Michael's favorite once I stop nursing ;) Michael already loves to play with him and cuddle "near" him, sometimes on him :) Michael is one lucky baby and I am one lucky wife to have him in our lives!