Wednesday, February 18, 2009

5 Month Update

Feels like it has been a while since i have updated but when looking back it has only been about 2 weeks. I was late with his 4m update so I guess I am right on schedule with this one.....even though he technically snuck a week in on me :)

As usual work and home life have been very busy. Andrew has had 2 bouts of ear infections the past couple of weeks so there has been a shortage on sleep because he would wake up in pain. That is finally over now and it looks like teething isnt too far behind. It just never ends!

Just a few small changes from last month:
  • Latest Weight: 16lbs
  • Now rolls back to tummy
  • Seems to have forgotten how to roll tummy to back :)
  • Found his feet
  • When in a laying position he is trying so hard to work those ab muscles to sit up.
  • Eats more solids....we have moved past cereal
  • Growing out of most of his 6m clothes due to his torso.....this boy is long! They fit fine in the arms but his legs are no match. We have moved to mostly 2pc outfits now since the 1pc dont seem to fit just right.

That is all I can think of right now. He is so funny how he will reach a milestone and practice it for a few days and then forgets all together how he done it the day before. I watch in amazement most of the time.

Pictures to follow:

I broke down and bought Andrew a Bumbo seat with a tray. I just thought it may help him sit up more and work those belly muscles too. Not to mention there will be lots of traveling in our future and the tray will help a ton!

The past 2 weeks in NC have been gorgeous! We have been walking outside in the neighborhood about everyday. I love my treadmill but anytime i can get us both outside it is a nice treat esp in the middle of Feb. Here is Andrew all bundled up on the day the weather started turning cooler again. It was our last 60 degree day and we took advantage with an hr walk. I also wanted to make sure his ears were covered the wind was up that day too. Isnt he the cutest?

Here are a few tummy time photos. He is getting so much better at getting up his elbows and looking around. He rolled over to his back quite easily on this day but like I said above he seems to have forgotten that he can do that now. He is practicing back to tummy instead.

A few shots I couldnt go without. The hands in his mouth are classic Andrew at this age. He has a lot to say too!

Here he is again practicing his bumbo skills. He can only handle it for so long before he gets tired. He is going to be sitting up in no time!

First taste of Green Beans.......

{What is this???? I liked my oatmeal just fine!}

{No more!}

These were taken on Friday before Valentines Day. What handsome Stary men I have. I am the luckiest lady in the world!

Well the next few months are jam packed as Spring comes upon us, March especially. Looks like we will be making a small but needed visit to Mimi and PoPos for a weekend and then many other things going on in between. For now though we continue to watch this little miracle grow and change everyday.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Solids, Little Buddies, Birthdays, Superbowl, & Bathtime

This is sure to be a long post but there have been quite a few things going on over the past week that are certainly blog worthy. I could make an entry for each one but lets face it its hard enough to get all these videos and pics loaded at one time much less making seperate entires. This might just be the most exciting entry yet. Here we go!

Solids: Someone started solids this week! In the form of rice cereal no less. I was a little apprehensive due to Andrews tummy issues but the pedi suggested this might be the best thing to try and "see what happens" not to mention Tim has been dying for the boy to have "real food". So here are a few pics from his "first time". Also a beloved video at the end.

{So ma......a new bib!}

{Oh what that is a smile for the camera!}

{Hmmm what is this?}

{Oh no......I am not so sure! Are you sure this is supposed to be good?}

{Proof that it might not be all its cracked up to be!}

{I decided to try on Daddys hat.....looks nice right?}

Little Buddy: So little Ryan came by on Friday to visit, Andrew and Ryan really havent been around each other since Andrew was really little. They were very curious.....they also liked to reach out and touch each others faces....then they would both turn to Jordan and I as if to say "he hit me" it was so funny to see their reactions!

{Im not so sure mommy......}

{Okay we kissed and made up....all better now}

Happy Birthday Shep!: Andrew attended his second ever birthday party on Saturday....little Shepherd turned 1.....he is getting so big! Congrats Alan & Steph for surviving that first year....I hope we usher it in as graceful as the two of you did! It was a super cute party!

{Daddy & I like to share toys}

Superbowl: Andrew attended his first Superbowl party last night hosted by Uncle Ethan & Aunt Katie. He was decked out in his Steelers gear as expected. We made it till half time, in which daddy wanted everyone to wear their 3D there were pictures taken all around!

{Okay guys partys over.....Im ready to go home}

Bath Time: So after Andrews spectacular Superbowl party he needed his bath....we have tried on occassion to have him skip his bath but he treats the little nap that follows just as a the only thing that actually triggers bedtime for this little guy is a bath. I decided it was time for some bath time toys and the reaction that we got was priceless. These pictures/video are my faves.

{Wait that thing squirts water at me......Giggles ensue!}

This post to me is almost like a months worth of happenings, but sadly my friends all this occured in one week! Proving to me that my "baby" is growing so fast!