Saturday, January 18, 2014

9 months already!

James is now 9 months old and it just keeps getting better! 

Height and Weight: We went to the doctor this week and he is 20 lbs 6 oz and 28 1/2 inches long. Around the 50-60% for both. We are still wearing size 3 diapers and have recently switched from pampers to target brand diapers and I think it is TOTALLY worth the savings! Thank you Target for making a quality diaper for half the price!

Mr. Serious!

Health: We are right on track developmentally and don't have any issues so far. So blessed to have a healthy baby. STILL waiting on those teeth. I don't mind one bit tho! 

Sleep: I finally have a baby that sleeps!! We are 90% sleeping through the night! Hooray! About half the time he wakes up around 5:00 for a quick feed and then go back down until 7:30/8:00. Some nights he doesn't  want that feed and doesn't make a peep until around 7:30. When I work I do wake him up at 5:30 and nurse - not sure if I should keep doing that or if I should just pump. I just fear I will not wake him and as soon as I leave the house at 6:00am he will be crying for milk! 

Clothes: 9 mo or 6-12 mo outfits and 9 mo PJs. 

Social: We started The Little Gym this month and he absolutely loves it! He loves being around all those babies. Since he isn't in daycare I am trying to start him in several programs with other kiddos. We are going to do story time at the library, baby time at the museum and then gym time, each once a week. Hopefully that will keep him entertained and social!

Diet: James is eating 3 meals a day and only nursing 4 times. He nurses in the morning and bedtime and only twice during the day. SOO awesome! Mama loves that! He is an amazing eater and literally could eat and eat for hours. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree? He is eating more and more table foods and we are about to start meat - tonight actually! He loves all fruits and steamed veggies and loooove puffs. We started giving him cheerios too and he loves those. He also learned how to drink from his Zoli straw cup this month. It was so exciting for him to get it - he sucked it right up and kept on doing it until he choked! GiGi makes green smoothies for him and he loves drinking those!

Baby Gear Love: We got so many new toys for Christmas and James loves them all. He loves his play table and immediately goes to it and pulls up and starts banging. He loves to make lots of noise! Now that he can crawl EVERYTHING entertains him - cords, the dog bowl, chairs, trash cans, fridge, dish washer, etc etc. He loves to crawl to the fridge and see himself in the reflection. You love mirrors, being in the bathroom while one of us showers, the blow drier, Scout, your fishing boat, my phone, the remote and sitting in you high chair eating anything. 

Crying:  He donesn't cry a whole lot - mostly only when he is getting dressed or changing his diaper. Diaper changes are getting harder and harder. He will also cry sometimes if we leave the room and he realizes he is alone.

Likes: Playing with other babies, when lots of people are in the house, watching baby einstein, strolling around the neighborhood, taking baths, eating anything, rubbing Molly, pulling Baxter's tail, laughing at me when I try to sign to him and anything involving mama and dada!

Dislikes:  Being left alone in a room, when I tell him "no", lotion after bath time, getting dressed, diaper changes, when meals are finished, riding in the car for too long and being cold. 

Milestones: We have a crawler this month! He is getting really fast too. He is feeding himself food now but we occasionally do purees when we are in a hurry. Pulling up on the couch, cruising around, and standing unassisted for half a millisecond.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Christmas 2013

We had an awesome Christmas and great first Christmas for James! We were at the lake for a few days with Austins family and then went to Fayetteville to celebrate with my family. This is a super fast post so I'm going to let the photos do the talking! :)