Friday, January 30, 2009
Anyway, I got to come home not too long after the surgery. I am pretty sore, but ok otherwise. I can't lift anything over 15 pounds for 2 weeks. Noah is 17 pounds. John is going to have some great bonding time with the baby boy. It will be good for both of them.
This next picture was taken right after she mooned me. I didn't know she mooned me until after I snapped it. I obviously can't post it on here, but she was so proud of herself for catching me off guard. Such a stinker!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wondering where he got that look from? Look no further...
They most certainly did not learn that from their mother. No way. And when Hope realized I was taking pictures of only her, she turned on the cheese. Just like that.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Your baby's getting closer and closer to full-fledged walking. She can probably crawl up stairs and cruise, moving around upright while holding onto furniture. A baby this age may even take a couple of steps. (A few actually do walk now — and some don't walk until well into their second year. There's a wide range of ages at which children meet this milestone.)Your baby's also learning how to bend her knees and how to sit after standing, which is harder to master than you might think! She might get "stuck" standing up in her crib. If this happens, gently show her how she can get back down.There are ways to help your baby with her walking efforts. Stand or kneel in front of her, and help her walk toward you by holding both of her hands. Eventually just hold your hands out to her in encouragement. Some babies enjoy pushing a toddle truck, which provides both support and mobility. Look for one with a wide, stable base.Babyproofing your home is a necessity now. One good place to start is to put latches on the doors of off-limits cabinets — babies inevitably make a beeline for such things. (You could also move all cleaning supplies or potential poison hazards to higher cabinets.) Also, your baby's crib mattress should be at the lowest mattress setting.
Ok, now, I am concerned. Are you kidding me? Is he that far behind? Noah is completely non mobile. He doesn't roll around, scoot, crawl or anything, much less is he almost walking. Noah has not been an early achiever in the milestone department, and I have been in no hurry for him to be mobile. I have tried really not to compare him with Hope, who was crazy early on most milestones. I have tried not to compare him with other babies in his class, but that is getting much harder. Noah is the oldest in his class, and is the least mobile. These little 6 month old squirts are all over the place. The baby gate is officially up in his room at school. Mrs. Kim puts them all on the floor, and they all move to every corner of the room, except for Noah who is sitting right in the same spot she sat him down. He can roll over both directions, I have seen him, but I can't remember the last time I saw him roll from his tummy to his back. He has never rolled as a means of transportation.
He is doing other things on track. He babbles dada, bababa and now even mamama. He plays peekaboo by hiding behind a toy or person. He eats finger food like a champ. He plays and plays and plays with toys. His favorite is a little bucket that we fill up with little toys, and he just empties them out one by one, studying each one along the way.
So, I go back and forth from being concerned, to saying he is just content and will move when he is bored. I'm interested to see how his 9 month check up goes. I think right now, I am most concerned with the not rolling part more than I am with not crawling or scooting (or pulling up, standing, cruising.) Any other slow movers out there?
Monday, January 19, 2009
I am a new man.
Friday, January 16, 2009
May 1st is the day that Noah Red came home from the hospital, so I have about 1 zillion pictures from that day...
After we dressed him in his outfit, I wanted to take pictures of every inch of him. There were much better ones than this, but this was #21, so here you go. Noah's hand with his hospital bracelet on.
Ok, friends, your turn. Go dig through your pictures and see what the 21st picture you took in May was.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ok, so tonight we were eating at G'Walls, one of our favorites. Clara looks up and says, "I know who set the Old Mill on fire." Um, ok, we all look at her. She points to a picture of the Old Mill that is on the wall and says, "Those two people standing on the bridge!" Has anyone questioned that sweet elderly couple?
Do you love Hope's new do? Ms. Kendra fixed Hope's hair at school today. A year ago, I would not have let her out of the house with three pigtails. See how far I've come? I didn't make her take them out until she got in the bath tonight.