Sunday, March 30, 2008

Weird

The slideshow doesn't seem to be updating with today's addition.

For now, you can see the newest addition here:

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Adventures with the Babysitter

So M and I went out last night and left A with an actual babysitter--not a friend of family member. It seemed to go pretty well, she did say that he whimpered for most of the time until he went to sleep, but that he was so tired and that's why. He seemed really happy to see us when he woke for the morning, so I guess things went ok!

YAY for "date night!"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Toy in the house!



When we were last over Future Prom Date's house, she had this toy that A had a blast playing with. I went on the lookout on freecycle and Craig's List to see if I could find one. Sure enough, one popped up the other day.

So we got and started to play with it today. A cracked up, especially when he could see my face as well as his in the mirror. He likes the flashy lights, which you can sort of see in the pictures. It's pretty fun for all of us, and it will grow with him because he can continue playing with it into his toddler years; although I'm not sure it will be tall enough when he is standing, but we'll see!!

Fun with Easter Eggs




Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This kid loves his cats.





We had some friends over the other night and were sitting around the table chatting. Miss Mitten decided to join us, and this is what happened as a result!

Awwwww...


Can this kid get any cuter?

Daddy to Mommy

As I was snapping away the other day, I took a series of pictures of A in which he looks like M in one shot and then like me in the shot right after it. Weird! In the "me" picture, he's making an expression just like one I have of myself... I'll try to upload it later.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Does the Army Crawl

Please ignore me talking.

A was fascinated by the fire, and kept moving toward it.
video

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Bad "Easter Bunny" Chronicles.

I am a bad mommy. I didn't do an Easter basket for my son. Ok, I know I'm not really a bad mommy, but it sure is the way I'm feeling after seeing lots of other infant mommies doing it.

I didn't take any pictures on Easter either.

Terrible Mommy!

But we did have an interesting Easter. We got up to go to Church, forgetting that Easter Sunday brings out all the people who don't typically go to Mass. The Boy and I pulled in, tried to find a spot, and the only available parking was in the back and down the road. I decided that carrying a baby who was starting to fuss, and doing so in high heels, at least half a mile and then probably not getting a seat just wasn't on my agenda for the day. So in addition to being a bad mommy, I'm a bad Catholic too. Alas.

We then hung out at home for awhile before going to meet Mom Mom for lunch. A did so great; we put him in his seat in a booth, and he was entertained for the most part by his spoon. (That's his thing lately--holding on to long, thin objects. Favorites include: Daddy's Chap-Stick, his spoon, his brush, cat teasers, and pens.) He was really content in his chair for most of our meal.

So despite the lack of a visit from the Easter Bunny, we had a great day here at the Feisty house.

(Plans are in the works for an Easter egg hunt for A's friends next year!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Easter!




Is it wrong that the first shot makes me think of a Playboy bunny? I know the answer to this question, but it still makes me laugh!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

No more pacis here.

Somewhere along the way, A stopped using a pacifier. I'm really not sure when it happened, but I do know that we stopped giving it to him at night in the hopes of teaching him to sleep through the night.

The other day, he was crying, so I offered his Soothie to him (it had been hanging out in his carseat for some time...) and he didn't want it. When I came home, M said he had done the same thing with the same results.

But this week, we were at Future Prom Date's house, and what did my (sure to please all the girls) son do but take her Soothie from her and put it in his own mouth? He didn't suck on it, but rather used it on his gums--kind of hard to describe.

Bathtime!



We have been bathing A in the big tub. It's a lot easier for me, although it of course uses a lot more water. For some reason, it bothers my back less to bathe him in there than in the little tub, even when I used the kneeler (which I don't use when he's in the big tub).

Plus, it gives him more opportunity to play with his toys and splash, which he didn't do much in the little tub... not enough room!


I think he sort of looks like Grampy in that picture...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fun stuff

Here's my little meatball rolling everywhere...



And what a cutie....

So. Cute. Part II

A sleeps with a blanket that Grammi made for him. The other day when I went to get him up, he was screaming his brains out. He had the blanket wrapped all around his head--he looked like a ghost! (Where's the camera when you need it?)

It was warmish in his room the other day, so I put the blanket next to him instead of on him. He stuck his left thumb in his mouth (as always) and then rolled to the right, grabbed the blanket, and brought it up to his face. I took some pictures of him doing the same thing today:

So. Cute.

The other night, A decided that 2 am would be a great time to wake up. Sleepy Mommy just got up and fed him, cursing herself for having jinxed her own sleep by putting A in this:



At least he was cute when I fed him, though... he put his back arm around my waist, and he grabbed my wrist with his other hand. He then crossed his legs at the ankles. Adorable.

When he woke at the same time last night, I did the whole CIO shabazz again. It made me sleepy this morning, but I only had to get out of bed once before he went back to sleep.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Summer Dreamin'...

This summer is going to be bittersweet. I absolutely can't wait--I can't wait to go back on the beach after NO visits last year (hauling my whale butt just wasn't appealing), I can't wait to bring A to the beach, warm weather, A's first birthday (oh my gosh), just so much excitement!

Of course, with the sweet also comes the bitter, and the summer's arrival means only 2 and a half months until I have to go back to work, put my baby in daycare, and not spend all my time with him. I was very much liking this arrangement!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A first!

How could I forget that A took his first trip out of the state this weekend? When we went to his Godmother's birthday party, we went to Delaware, which would be his first time out of the state.

I think it was also his first birthday party, but I don't know if that's as significant an event.

:-)

Homemade baby food.

I am taking on the challenge of making some baby food. I'm not going overboard or anything, but I make a little bit extra veggies for us and then we put the butter on them on our plates. I then take the steamed veggies and puree them for A. If I'm in the farmer's market, I'll get a few things for him.

So far, I've made him banana, mango, avocado, green beans, and potato. All of these have been super easy, and he seems to love them.

What a good boy.

We had a whirlwind weekend--a surprise birthday party on Saturday and a surprise baby shower on Sunday. At both, so many people commented on what a good boy A is. At the birthday party, he slept in the pack and play for a few hours, but was perfectly content and quiet in our arms. At the shower, he wouldn't take a nap (but with the time change, I can't really blame him!) and was perfectly content in our arms. Both times, he went into the arms of complete strangers without much fuss at all.

So many people told us that he is such a good boy. I guess people expect babies to scream and yell all the time, and while some babies do, it seems to go away by A's age. Further, this kid has such a great temperament.

I actually got an email from a friend the other day. We had gone to her home for game night last weekend. In her email, she told me that A reassured her husband about having kids since he was so well behaved.

Speaking of the time change, A did really well with that today too. He woke up around 8:30 for the day. He was in a great mood this morning and then we left for the shower. He slept the entire way (since we held him up from his nap and he fell asleep before even getting in the car), and as I said, he didn't nap. He then slept the entire way home, and started getting fussy around 7:15. We took him up for his bath--I let him play with his toys for a lot longer than normal to drag things out, and he went right to sleep around 7:30. He woke up around 8:30 and cried for awhile, but has been sleeping for quite some time now... hopefully it will hold until our typical 4 am wake up call!

Friday, March 7, 2008

SITTING!!

I just watched A roll to the other side of the carpet (see this morning's post). I looked down for 10 seconds and when I looked back up, he was sitting!!!

On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheeeeese.

A doesn't need to learn to crawl. Instead, he'll just roll to whatever he wants.

He rolls all over the throw rug and onto the floor. He's like my poor meatball, who rolled out the door.

It doesn't even bother him when he whacks his head on the hardwood. It sure sounds like it would hurt!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Easter Bunny


We went to see the big furry guy today. A actually smiled as soon as I put him on the Bunny's lap. We got some cute pictures, but none that had him looking at the camera.... but at least no weird expression like we got with Santa! M said A just doesn't like smelly bearded guys....

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I love this age.

I remember saying at 4 months that I loved that age. Every day has been a joy, but 7 months is really fun. A can do all kinds of fun things--move around the room, entertain himself (usually with pens, cat toys, shoes, and remote controls), smile and giggle. We have so much fun!

If I were to predict A's first word, I would say it will be "cat." I think that he is starting to "get it" because he looks at the cat and says "Dat." Not sure about this, or how to recognize whether it's a sound or a word, but there it is.

Apparently, when M put A to bed last night, A said da da (which is his typical babble these days). M then said "YES! 'Da Da.' Now you just need to say 'Da Da, I love you!'" He then said "Da Da, Aye O Ooo," or something that sounded like he was mimicking. M was very happy about that.

Monday, March 3, 2008

7 month old pictures!

Taken, just need to be uploaded! :)

Grossest thing yet

A is still fighting a runny nose cold. Today, I got him up to feed him, and as we finished, he blew his nose and a mountain of snot came out--all over the chair, the floor, him, me. Ick. I then went to boogie his nose and even more came out.

Now this might not seem gross, but it most certainly is. It's probably because it's a much more rare occurrence--I'm used to being thrown up and pooped on, along with any other gross thing that happened nearly every day in A's first three months. But I've never seen snot like that before.