Monday, December 19, 2011

thomas lately :)



This is one of the only things he can successfully pull up on entirely on his own....he tries on many other things but has a hard time getting a good grip on them!

1. We recently put Thomas in a new, big boy car seat!  He's still rear-facing, but no more baby carrier!  He wasn't too heavy for his old seat, but he was getting too long :)  As to how he likes it--let's just say he's never been a fan of the car anyway and the new seat doesn't seem to make it better.  

2.  Teething turned my normally sweet baby into a fussy pants.  After a few bad naps and rough nights, he officially has two bottom teeth that are about half way out.  We've been trying to get a picture, but he likes to run his tongue along them, so it's been hard!!  

3. Now that Thomas can pick up finger foods, he doesn't want us to feed him.  He's quite determined to do it by himself!

4.  The bean LOVES to walk everywhere holding onto even just one hand and he is NOT afraid of trying to let go and stand on his own or dive for something he wants....which is making his mama a bit afraid!  He's still quite wobbly, but he's getting better each day. I'm pretty sure with this new found love, he will never traditionally crawl, but we'll see. 

5. During the teething troubles, we decided to give Thomas one of his Christmas gifts early--we needed something to new to distract us and keep this mama sane :)  So, he is loving playing with his new table thing and moving back and forth between it and the chair.  Being the only born grandchild right now {though not for long!!} on both sides, we figured he would get plenty of other fun things from us, the grandparents, and aunts/uncles, so he wouldn't even miss it.  

Sunday, December 18, 2011

9 months old!

Happy 9 months, sweet Thomas! We love you SO much! 





checking out the grass pieces



ALWAYS moving

He loves to stand and walk like this...

playing with Mary from the baby nativity set


-R

thomas

Our little boy is 9 months old today.  I can't believe time's gone so quickly and he's changed so much.  He is becoming more and more like a little boy each day and sometimes I wish I could just put time on hold and enjoy this stage a little longer.  What a precious gift from the Lord he is to us!  I'll be back soon for a 9 month post and some pictures from today!  For now, here's a few we have taken recently of the bean :)


Sorry for the less than stellar quality of pictures-- they are mostly iphone pics and our child is CONSTANTLY moving :)  I did take some pictures on our nice camera the other day that I'll upload soon.







-R

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

caught red-handed

So far, Thomas is not very interested in the Christmas tree, BUT the presents are another story.  He wants to touch all of them and he just loves the paper!  I guess he inherited it from me, although he can't read so he's not searching out and guessing his own presents, but stealing other peoples....we'll work on it! :)



Yes, those are Cheerios in my carpet. Don't judge.


-R

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

finger foods


In the last few weeks, Thomas has really mastered picking up food with his fingers and getting it into his mouth!  While I am getting his meal ready, I often put a few Cheerios or pieces of cheese on his tray and he just goes to town.  I also try to be sneaky and put new food on his tray sometimes, but if he decides he doesn't like it, he then won't touch anything on the whole tray!  It's pretty funny.

 I've found that it usually takes him some time to get used to a new food or texture.   For instance, I used to not be able to get him to eat peas or green beans-- he would take a bite or two and then refuse to open his mouth!  But after trying them several times, he loves them.  So, I'm just persistent and we're working on trying more bite-sized things.  Any suggestions of good finger foods he can gum?  So far we've tried avocado, green beans, strawberries, banana, oranges, cheese, Cheerios and puffs, wheat bread, and wheat pasta.  I've heard babies usually like black beans, so i'm going to try those--although that's what I heard about avocado and so far, he hates it!


-R


Monday, December 12, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside...

I'm quite sure that one day Thomas will give me a hard time for putting this hat on him.  I know because I've done it to my own mom.  I'm definitely going to have to post a picture of my bangs when I was little.....ay!  And I'll probably tell Thomas the same thing my mom told me, "you BEGGED to have me cut them like that!"  So, maybe he's a little young to beg to wear this hat, but it's not like he's crying, right?  Seems perfectly happy and cute as can be to me!





-R

Sunday, December 11, 2011

oops. it's been two weeks {again}.

Life has recently gotten quite busy {thus the long break}.  Here's what's been going on in no particular order:


1. Thomas has a yucky cold again. Oh, and both bottom teeth have just popped through.   These two things combined are making my normally sweet, sweet baby a bit fussy and giving him sleep troubles. Poor thing!  He also keeps getting himself stuck in the corner of the crib, which isn't helping. 


2. My mom came to visit :).  We had a fabulous time doing all kinds of fun things, were incredibly spoiled by her and can't wait to see her at Christmas!  Less than 2 weeks now!!!!


3. Have I mentioned that my parents are moving to Paris for 2 years?  Umm, yea. We are definitely going to miss them, but we are also so excited for them, plus we are going to visit in MAY!!  AHHHHH! It's ok to be jealous.


4. James is taking finals, which is not my favorite time of the semester.  But, he will be done Wednesday and we are planning to really enjoy this break {minus him getting his 3rd molars removed}.  We're having his family here to celebrate, my best friend from college {who is having a sweet baby is April} is coming for a quick visit on her way to see family AND we're heading to SC for Christmas and then to the beach with my family for a week!  I can already smell the ocean!  And we're excited to see what Thomas thinks of it :)


5. We're DONE Christmas shopping- COMPLETELY!  Online shopping is SO easy. Now we just get to sit back and enjoy the season and time together :) 


6. I can't really think of what else has gone on.....so, I'll just end with a picture or two and I'll try to be here a bit more frequently!



Both pictures were taken before teeth eruption. I'll definitely take a picture of Thomas' new central incisors as soon as they are fully out! :)


-R