Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Six Month Checkup, Baby!!

Well we made it! We all made it to William's six month birthday! William is alive, Andrew and I are tired and Sadie is neglected.

To commemorate, I'd like to record a few things at this halfway mark:

Stats: He weighs 16 lbs. (30th percentile) and is 26.25" long (50th percentile).

Naps: He takes two naps a day- once in the morning and the other in the afternoon. He sleeps for about 2.5 - 3.5 hours total each day. He goes down pretty easily for naps (thank you Jesus!).

Foods: We're still nursing 4x a day, with solids offered 3x a day. He is still not too keen on eating solids, but he will put away some rice cereal and oatmeal.

Favorite Activities: Putting everything in his mouth, playing with anything that makes noise, watching Sadie, pulling hair, reading books, going for walks, "testing" his voice, getting tickled by his daddy, and splashing in the bathtub

Hated Activities: Getting out of the bathtub, trying new baby foods (you'd think we're torturing him by the sounds he makes), changing clothes, dealing with sore gums, and shopping

I think that's about all for now! I can't believe it's been six months! Where has the time gone?!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hello friends,

I've been sick the past few days- NOT FUN!!! Maybe it was food poising, stomach bug, who knows?! I just hope William doesn't get it!

I'll be back when I'm feeling 100% again!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Three Things

Good morning yall!

I really have nothing specific to write about, so I'll unload everything that's tucked away in the random corners of my brain.

1. Spring. Spring is coming! I get really, really excited thinking about it. Last year, I was pregnant and wearing maternity clothes. Bleh. This year I am really excited about wearing cute, form fitting (in a modest way) clothes. I'll take this to pair with my plain white tee!

2. Cleaning. I'm thinking about taking the plunge and buying the Swiffer SweeperVac. Apparently it is supposed to replace my traditional broom and dustpan (this could be the best thing in the world!). I cannot even imagine that. Does it work? How much does it cost? I don't know, I just saw a coupon ($10 off!) in today's paper and thought I'd give it a try.

3. Toys. I take them with me everywhere. They are in my car. They are in my bathroom. They are in my kitchen. William has to have toys in hand to be happy! When we pull him out of the bathtub, we immediately hand him a toy. It's the only thing that will keep him happy when we're drying him off, or changing his diaper, or changing his clothes. I hope that's not bad. Like I'm supposed to be teaching him to be content with what's going on, even if it's boring.

We have a busy rest of the week: playgroup today, six month pictures tomorrow, and six month checkup on Friday! Hopefully the weather will cooperate!


Making Progress

William is now sitting up!

Yep, the little guy is sitting up all by himself. Such a cutie.

He's also eating applesauce, which is a small victory. He has so far rejected squash, carrots and bananas in our endeavour to introduce him to solid foods. I think "flavor" is new to him and he doesn't know what to do with it. But finally, he has agreed to accept applesauce. And when I say accept I mean, he lets me mix a tad of it into his oatmeal and then after he swallows it, gives me a painful look. You remember the look:

Ah, oh well. He'll come around.

Last night Andrew and I went on a date! A real date- complete with a babysitter and all. This was William's first "non-family" babysitting experience and it went decent. He refused his bottle before bed (poor babysitter) and cried for a little bit before he fell asleep. He woke up really, really early this morning (and once in the middle of the night), so needless to say I am one sleepy mama.

Better go, gotta enjoy this beautiful weekend while I can!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Sorry for the delay in weekend pictures. I am still trying to figure out how to process all these photographs! I've been clearing my memory card and it has been taking forever! I think I need more RAM on my computer because it keeps freezing up.

ANYWHO, we had a wonderful weekend last weekend at the Pattersons in Nashville. We got to visit my grandmother, watch Gracie (Andrew's neice) play her last indoor soccer game,

and enjoyed celebrating birthdays!

Also, while we were up there Andrew and I got to go on a date. A date! It was so fun! We just went to Starbucks early Sunday morning. I didn't care that it was the crack of dawn, freezing cold and not your typical "Saturday night date time," it was just nice to get away and be free from responsibility!

This week has been pretty normal, William has been just trucking along trying new baby foods, "talkin", and exploring everything. And I mean everything!

Oh and I have I mentioned his love for the johnny jump-up?

He loves it! He has so much fun just jumping around and playing with the toys. I can tell it has improved his balance and coordination. And, not to mention, he will stay in it for a long time. It's a win-win!

Be back soon with more pictures!