Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7 Months, 3 Weeks old!!


You growl.  Yes, that's right- you growl!  All the time!  It is hysterical!  Maybe you took on growling because it has been another sort of rough week for you- lots of bumps and bruises as you have begun to pull yourself up on everything and almost 2 more teeth!

One major milestone in mama's eyes has been the few times that you have actually crawled yourself into the front room and played, just you for a decent amount of time (10 minutes or so!).  It is so nice to see you acting a little more independently- it is just the light at the end of the tunnel that mama needed!

You are such a sweet and social boy, loving every moment of interaction you can get!  We love your little personality!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

7 months & 2 weeks old!

You got your first four teeth this week!  Yup- between Friday and Tuesday you had four break through those tender little gums!  The first one was the upper left (second from the middle), the second was your front right, and then the third and fourth popped through at the same time on the bottom in the middle!  It is so strange because I don't have hang-ups with cutting your hair, or seeing you reach all these new milestones, but for some reason having those teeth pop through and knowing that I will never see your adorable toothless grin again just makes me a little misty!  Sniff.  Alright- I'm okay now.

You are really beginning to crawl more and more "normally" and you are pulling yourself up on EVERYTHING!  Just in the last couple of days your balance has improved so much- it is amazing.  For the most part you just pull up to your knees but these pictures are the actual first time that you pulled yourself up to standing!  We were so excited and so proud!!

Your teething has turned you into a pretty clingy little monster, but I am taking the extra cuddles while I get them!  You love your mama and it about sends you up the wall to even see me walk out of the room!  Whenever I do come and pick you up you get this sly little grin and put your head down on my shoulder, as if you are telling whoever else is int he room, "She's mine and she loves me!"  And you would be very right!

Beyond that, you are having more fun every week "playing" with your big brother and he is enjoying you more and more too!  You guys giggle together and chase each other around the house- it is so sweet and cute!  You are also sitting up on your own really well now!  It is nice to be able to sit you down on your bottom and be able to walk away not worrying that you are going to fall back and thump yourself on the head, although you have taken to yanking things down on yourself lately, making daddy and I all too aware of just how un-babyfriendly our house seems to be right now!

You are growing up so fast Lion Cub!  You have almost our grown the length of your 12 month clothes and are just a brute (as daddy likes to call you- he also calls you "bubba" a lot!  So cute!)!  I am looking forward to another fun week with you and hopefully less pain and fussing now that those teeth are peeking through!

Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Week Older- 7 Months Old!

Seven months old already!  I can't believe it Lion Cub!  Oh and we weighed you the other day- you came in at 19.11 lbs with clothes on!  Crazy!  Good thing you are getting a little bit more mobile on your own!  In fact, the night before you turned 7 months you made the leap from belly/army crawling to "official" crawling.  You do about half and half now- so fun!  I call you my little puppy dog because you follow me all over the house!

You also love chasing balls around- constant entertainment which is just what you need!

Another fairly new activity that you absolutely love is eating finger foods!  Puffed rice is just about the most wonderful thing to you- you can't get enough!  I have a feeling you are going to eat us out of house and home as you get older!

For your 7 month birthday I decided to try to do our first at-home photo shoot!  It had it's rough spots...


But in the end we did manage to get some cute shots!


I still need to do some editing on them, but at least we have them!

I know I say it every week, but we are just having so much more fun with you all the time!  You and your brother are really beginning to enjoy "playing" together and it is so amazing to watch your brotherly bond developing!

Lots of love sweet man!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year Lion Cub!!!

It doesn't seem possible that it is 2010 and you are officially living in a different decade than you were born in!!  We rang in the New Year with some good friends of ours- sleeping over at their house and all!  Mommy & Daddy celebrated our 6th Anniversary and our generous friends even watched you boys and gave us a gift certificate for dinner so we could celebrate!  We played a lot of Wii and you got a kick out of watching the older boys play!

Our goofy friends:


and Christa!

Ringin' in the New Year...

and scaring the bageebies out of you!!

Your brother was asleep already...

but you were busy whoopin' it up with the adults... and trying to figure out what in the world we were up to!

Your cousins, aunt and uncle also came over on Saturday since we hadn't gotten to see them yet this holiday season.  They had a lot of fun seeing you and your brother again because it has been quite some time and you have grown like a weed!  We are hoping to start having regular monthly or bi-monthly dinners so we don't go long between seeing each other again!


In other news, you continue to motor around like a crazy man, including right on down the stairs which just about gave mama a complete heart attack!!  Oh what a terribly feeling!  It literally scared the poop out of you and nearly out of me!  You are a resilient little man though, and bounced back to normal in no more than five minutes.

You are getting more and more interactive and are showing a definite preference for mama at times!  You really notice when I leave the room now and are not happy about it!  You follow me all over the house and seem to love crawling straight under my legs while I do the dishes!

You love to be held so that you are standing up, and think it is a lot of fun to push up into a crawling position and then all the way up on your feet like a bear (although you still crawl like an inch worm!).

Your new favorite nighttime activity is taking a bath with your big brother!!  I hold you up while you splash around with him and when he blows bubbles in the water you giggle uncontrollably!  It is the cutest thing!

We are truly starting to have so much fun with you Lion Cub!  You love to watch mama up close while I sing and to give all of us big wet kisses!  You also started chowing down Cheerios for the first time today and they could literally keep you busy for hours!  You are getting so good at pinching them between your thumb and pointer finger!

Your precious smile melts my heart and we can hardly remember what it was like to not have you around!  I love you Lion Cub!

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