Thursday, March 26, 2009

6m Stats, Parties & Vacations

It has been a busy 2 weeks since the last post. Lots of stuff happening.....seems to be a trend I feel like we never slow down.

Andrew had his 6m doctors appt. that went very well. He was ear infection free when we went but there was still fluid. He was still on an antibiotic at the time and they wanted to follow up with him the following week to take another look. We were finally referred to an ENT to see what he thought. I am happy to report though that for the better part of 2 weeks he has been infection free. I am praying it stays that way! Teeth are all thogether another story though....I dont think they are too far behind. The right bottom tooth looks like it could break through any day.

As far as his stats he is up to 16lbs 11oz, and 26.5 inches long. He is pretty much in the middle for his age, Im sure he would be bigger if we hadnt been fighting the infections for the past 6 weeks.

This however is now Andrews BFF!

I have tried my best not to give it to him too much but somehow it happened. I think daycare may have something do with it too so I have asked them to not give it to him unless he needs it to sleep or just calm him down. Once he pops it in though and he is tired he just zonks out.....looks like they will be thrown out the window one day. I guess I can deal with this rather than BF weaning or something worse. So for now I call him a "paci baby" sad but true!

Here a few photos from a while back. A visit with great grandma and playing on the playmat. He is such a pro now at rolling over and getting his knees underneath him.

Here he is showing off his talents....he thinks he is such a big boy!

Happy 1st Birthday Ryan!!!!! I cant believe this child if 1 already. Andrew and Ryan are just shy of 6 months days. Andre had a blast seeing all the kids and riding in the wagon. It was such a fun party. Congrats were just as graceful with number 3!

The trip to the Great White North.....well it wasnt white this was actaully pretty warm considering it was the middle of March. We were able to hang out side quite a bit. It was a short trip but still loads of fun. Andrew got his first Easter Basket from his MiMi and PoPo. There were all sorts of goodies in there, even some treasured hand me downs.
He is so cheesing in this pic. like he knows he is getting something extra special!

Once it was all unwrapped he decided he wanted to roll in the celephane. It made that crunchy noise and he was all over it!

Hanging out in a basket.....I couldnt resist.

On the couch with Cousin Cooper...these 2 are still warming up to each other.

Andrew has started to babble alot! He is now babbling dadada, bababa, and trying so hard to babble mama....we know he has no idea what he is saying but it so cute.

He continues to grow and grow.....learning new stuff all the time. I have a new fancy camcorder and plan to use it more in the months to come. Wont be long and he is going to be very mobile.....lord help us.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Half Birthday!

Where has the time gone? I am floored that 6 months of his life have gone by so quickly. He has changed so much in the past month it is scary. He has also been fighting ear infections to no end.....we are still dealing with them and as a mother it really breaks my heart to see him hurting. We are hoping at his 6m check up they are all clear. Fingers and toes crossed!

A few milestones for this month are:
  • Getting really good on his tummy, he lifts his head all the way up now and puts his arms out straight to support himself.
  • Sits up straight for about 30 seconds depending on his mood....he is getting better at balance and catching himself when he is wobbly.
  • His attention span has def improved, he can be in his jumperoo for almost an hr bf he gets board. This is a big change!
  • He is still sleeping pretty well despite the EI, I usually have to wake him up now in the mornings to get to work.
  • Staying at the pace of wearing clothes 3m ahead of his age. So in many things we have moved on to 9m sizes.
  • He is eating up a storm, he has had: Green Beans, Peas, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Pears, Bananas, Apricots, Apples/Blueberries, and Peaches.
  • He doesn't like any of the fruit that I have listed above! Go figure.

Practicing Sitting Up

{HI Mom! Im a little wobbly}

{See I told you ! Here I go!}

Hats on Monday; Flipflops on Sunday......Where or where is spring???

This was Monday......4 inches of snow and freezing cold.

Here we are on the park in a swing! This was Andrews 2nd time in a swing. The first time sadly I was not present for it but the girls at the daycare took the babies out back in Feb when it was so nice outside. So this is the first time it was captured on film. He didn't quite know what to think of it though and I think the wind was hurting his ears.

Andrews little buddy Eli and his parents came over on Sunday to have dinner and hang out. The boys had a good time on the walk and at the park. These 2 guys are going to be trouble this summer...we plan on joining the pool with Eli's mom and dad this summer.

Here is Eli, thoroughly enjoying the swings.

So in honor of my "little" babies half birthday we had a little photo shoot. I sent him to school in his "kiss me I'm Irish" shirt in honor of St. Pattys day coming up soon. I'm sure he was smothered with smooches. I know I couldn't resist.

Last but not least I captured some priceless Andrew time on video.

Believe me when I say he is growing too fast! I will update soon on his 6m doc visit from this week and our much needed trip North to see MiMi & Popo!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Baby!

What a nice unexpected day off.....with snow! Snow in March in NC is pretty unheard of, it has happened but not since I was very young. So we took full advantage of the day off and spent time in the snow and playing inside. I think he enjoyed hanging out in the snow for the first time ever! I guess this can be considered a milestone!

For the past month Andrew has been fighting ear infections and I believe teeth are right around the corner. Sleeping has become hard to come by lately without some pain relief. I am sure once these first few break through he wont be as bothered by the pain. Or I like to think so and my fingers are crossed!

{My latest trick, I play with my feet ALL.THE.TIME}

{All snuggled after bath time....}

{Waking up after a decent night of sleep....Oragel is helping this little guy out}

{The view from AT's window of the morning snow fall.}

{Getting read to go out and see the snow!}

{All bundled up! Lets go Ma!}

{Checking out the view from the deck!}

{Snow Baby...making a snow angel}

{Sitting on the mound that daddy left this morning!}

{Video of AT in the snow}