Friday, April 10, 2009
When I have things to get finished, such as dishes, laundry, cleaning...I always sit him up with his boppy behind him and he watches "Sprout." He could watch this for hours...Thank goodness its somewhat educational. As I was messing around in the kitchen I was watching him. He rolled over and laid his head down just like this. It was so precious.
One of the most precious moments...I think it is so cute when he holds his bottle. I know this might seem minor, but I know I'll look back on this one day and wonder where the time went! He is showing so much independence lately, I have caught myself tearing up. He doesn't need Mommy to hold his bottle any longer, he doesn't need Mommy at his side to help him sit up...but he will always let me read to him and rock him. When he grows out of that stage, I'm not sure what I'll do. We bond all day long, but I think we both sleep better after a little bedtime story, and I put him into his crib and he's already sleeping...
It's hard to believe that his first birthday is in four months. Where did the time go?!
Ok, So I haven't quite figured how to arrange this blog...and I had already typed what is below so it is a little out of order! The above picture, I couldn't help but laugh, you can't see his right hand, but he happens to be playing with his "boy parts!" Just like a man already huh....
Well, I've managed to let a week slip by without any posts. I am kind of angry at myself for doing that. I put this off for months because I wanted to be able to post to it often, and already I'm behind. So, this post might be longer than usual.
So many things have happened in a week. Christian amazes us so much. About two nights ago, Rob was playing Guitar Hero (I don't think he will ever outgrow these video games), and Christian was watching him. I was in the room, busy with something else I'm sure. But, all of a sudden I glanced over to Christian, and there he was sitting like a big boy watching his Dad play the game...but the best part he was so happy about it he started clapping! Now, anytime we say, "Yayyy!!!" he will clap. It is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen.
This week has been really hard as far as feeding the little guy. He is teething, and I've tried just about everything from teething rings frozen, cool, room temperature, teething tablets, orajel swabs, plain baby orajel, etc. The teething tablets seem to work the best, but of course it's only temporary. According to our food chart for him, he is supposed to be eating a stage II dinner, vegetable, fruit, and 4-6 oz's of juice plus his 4-6 bottles. Starting out he loved the vegetables. Then the fruit, but lately he won't eat any of it. And, he definitely will not drink the juice. We've tried every sippy cup on the market, nor will he drink it from the bottle. He has taken interest in the juice one time and it was White grape juice. I bought some Juicy Juice yesterday, so we're gonna give that a try today. He is very interested while Rob and I are eating. We decided to give him some mashed taters, and he loved them. I was excited he was eating anything at that point. But about 10 minutes into it, he exorcist puked them all back up. Nice, huh. So much for the taters! When we attempt to give him baby food, the kind he had no problem eating previously, he acts like it gags him, LOL. But hand the kid a "Crunchie" (Gerber's over expensive version of a Cheeto) and the kid will suck and gum it til theres nothing left and never gag once! Spoiled Rotten? Yes. Stubborn? Most definitely!
On our last visit to Paisley, Meghan let me borrow the strainer you can stick fruit/veggies in. This has become his teething ring! I usually put COLD canteloupe or honeydew in it and he goes to town. I'll have to snap a picture next time. Thanks Meghan!
What else is new? Christian has become overly obsessed with buttons. Remote controls, his toys, Xbox buttons, Xbox controllers, Surround sound buttons, and the laptop. He will throw a fit if you don't let him play with it. The Easter bunny is supposed to be bringing him a toy phone ;), We'll see...
Today, was the biggest milestone of all. He officially crawled all the way across the living room floor. It was so cute. He "scoots" and drags one leg as if he's been wounded in a War or something. Rob got me a DVD Camcorder for Christmas and today, was the first time videotaped him! I know, I know, three months later...I'm slacking, no doubt.