Monday, January 23, 2012

7 Months!

Happy 7 month Birthday Alex!

  • You've been going to bed around 7:30 - 8:00.  Some mornings you sleep in and I have to wake you up at 7:45/8:00 so I can feed you and get to work!
  • You've been sleeping in on the weekends, until 8:30, and sometimes 9:00.
  • Your naps at home have been going really well.  We're still working on daycare, but when you take one there sometimes it's for 3hrs!
  • You are eating every 3hrs (5x/day).  You take 6.5oz bottles at daycare.
  • You're eating solids once a day.  You've tried lots of different things.  I'm pretty sure your favorite is prunes!  

  • We went in to get your eye looked at and you weighed 18lbs 7oz fully clothed, so I'm guessing around 18lbs 4oz.
  •  No measurement this month.

  • We're still doing cloth diapers.  We use the BumGenius Elemental Organic All-In-One One-Size.  You're on the second setting.
  • When we travel or are out much we do disposables.  We also do them at night.  Wearing size 3's.  I like the Huggies Little Movers the best.
  • Cloth diapering with solids is (still) proving to be interesting!
  • You are wearing 6-9/9mo/6-12mo clothes.  You have a huge wardrobe now that Christmas is over.  Hopefully you stay in this size for a while and get some good wear out of all of them!

  • You celebrated your first Christmas, here in NC.  Grandma and Grandpa Bouchard came down to celebrate with us.
  • You got lots of fun new toys and are learning to play with them all.
  • The day after Christmas we noticed your first tooth popped up.  You weren't acting too fussy, so we were really surprised.  2 days later, #2 made an appearance.
  • Lately solids have been hit or miss.  You definitely do not like veggies!
  • You sleep face down in your crib, butt in the air, rather cute!
  • We got to go to playgroup twice this month and it was fun to see everyone again.
  • You LOVE your jumperoo!  Auntie Sarah got you a new Step-n-play music toy that you stand in too and you're getting used to that.
  • We went up to Baltimore and cousin Shannon watched you while mommy and daddy went to the Redskins/Patriots game.  She was sad because you slept most of the time, but loved playing with her when you finally woke up!
  • You hate being on your belly, you want to either sit or stand.  We've put you on your belly a few times and you've gotten up on all fours, head down, but no movement.  It's ok, no need to crawl too soon.  :-)
  • You have become pretty loud and like to make lots of noise!  You've started chanting da-da-da-da constantly.  I've tried to get you to say ma-ma-ma-ma but no luck!
  • You started clapping on New Year's Eve day.
  • You LOVE bathtime!  You cry when we take you out!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Whoa, hello 2012! How have I not blogged yet. A few thoughts for today.
  • Check out my feature over on Through Clouded Glass today! This is a first for me and was lots of fun. And if you don't read Callie Nicole's blog then you should!

  • I've got a mental list of goals for 2012 and now I just need to compile them all.  (I know we've all read like 100 different lists since the New Year)
  • My parents got Alex a Radio Flyer Wagon for Christmas and we went for a short walk in the cul-de-sac on New Years day since it was 66 out!  While he's a little too small for it, he definitely loved it!

  • Going back to work after 11 days off and home with the little guy is sooo tiring. 
  • We just planned our beach weekend for May and it's going to be both of our families, I'm really nervous about this!
  • We are working on coming up with some 'together' hobbies and some 'alone' hobbies.  We've got the 'alone' ones pretty much covered, but we're looking for some 'together' ideas.  Anyone have any good ideas that you do just the 2 of you (most likely at home while the kidd-o is sleeping)?  Any suggestions for a good 2-person card game?
Sorry, that's about all I've got for today.  Work has certainly drained me this week and I'm so looking forward to the weekend.  Hope you are all having a great start to 2012!