Saturday, February 28, 2009
he smelled it and knew something terrible was coming (it seriously smelled like canned cat/dog food)
decided to give it a chance.
Look at those eyes begging for daddy to help him.
after a few bites, I just couldn't bare to feed him anymore of that nasty nasty stuff.
fruits and veggies it is from now on...we also gave him a little bit of white grape juice but i don't think he is quite ready for it. he had been doing so well about not spitting up, but that juice totally ruined it. think it's just too much acid for his poor lil belly to take right now.
Monday, February 23, 2009
this morning for breakfast, i fed you stage 2 bananas and you were so funny! after every bite, you would open your mouth up and say, "ahhhhhh." oh, you had me in stitches! I know you probably didn't know what you were saying at the time but it was just so cute! I wish I would have had a free hand to video record you.
it's a monday and we are at home together. you aren't feeling too well but act like you feel GREAT! you have been battling a cold ever since you started daycare in November and for the last couple of weeks, you have been so well! No coughing, no fever, no wheezing or raspyness...just a lil bit of a snotty nose every so often. but last night and this morning you have been coughing and again, it sounds terrible. i took your temperature and it's 101 and so i gave you some tylenol. you are such a good medicine taker. as soon as you see the dropper come towards your mouth, you open up so wide. the ladies at daycare love giving you your reflux medicine because you don't throw a fit. you willingly let them give it to you and it amazes them and myself every day. you are such a good baby and you have blessed mommy and daddy so much. i honestly can't believe how we got so lucky. i love you so much baby boy.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
eating his peaches and puckering up
Stage 2 - Mac and CheeseWe have had a pretty great week even though it's been pretty hectic. Thursday night we ate at Texas Roadhouse with the Kelly's. Graham never wanted out of his car seat so he stayed in that the entire time and didn't make a peep. He just enjoyed people watching and fell asleep towards the end.
now the baby is asleep, daddy is catching up on past seasons of Heroes and mommy is about to lay her head on her soft pillow and slip off to dreamy land. night night.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tonight we tried out Squash and I think this may be his favorite so far. He barely let anything slip out of his mouth!
So far we have tried:
Rice Cereal - Jan. 8, 2009
Sweet Potatoes - Jan. 19, 2009
Bananas - Jan. 21, 2009
Green Beans - Jan. 26, 2009
Prunes - Jan. 31, 2009
Peas - Feb. 6, 2009
Carrots - Feb. 11, 2009
Applesauce - Feb 14, 2009
Squash - Feb. 18, 2009
And he likes them all. I'm so happy for that too because I certainly don't want him being a picky eater like his mommy. Now, people tell me...when do I start giving him stage 2 foods?
So...this past weekend while we were in Texarkana visiting with my family, Graham learned how to scream. We both thought it was soooo cute and funny. That was then. now, our ears are constantly ringing because he just loves to scream. all the time. just for the heck of it.
All is great with us! Graham is getting bigger everyday and is so much fun! He's turning into such a little boy and it's bittersweet! He loves to stand on his legs. I will lay him on his back and pull him into a seated position and he starts trying to push up cause he wants to stand. so I will help him up and he will stand on his legs for a good minute. his legs are getting so strong!
Below is how I found Graham sleeping in his chair. guess the tv must have been too loud for his taste.
g is screaming so i better go!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
he's very interested in everything around him. textures. colors. sounds. i love it when i have him on his changing table because if he is not playing with his feet, he is feeling all over the wall and just staring intently at it. and then grabs everything in sight. the other day he grabbed his vicks babyrub jar and threw it at me. unintentionally i am sure...well, i hope it was unintentional. maybe he was mad at me for making him wear the things that i put on him. i think he looks awfully adorable in the clothes i pick out. maybe he doesn't think so. maybe he doesn't like all of the fuss and just wants to be in his footed zip-ups all of the time.
graham loves his daddy so much and he loves it when daddy gets home from work. as soon as he sees chad, he has a HUGE smile on his face. it just sends me through the roof. i just want to fly!
he is showing so much interest in all of his toys now and it's so cute. i can definitely tell which ones he likes and the ones he could care less about.
here lately, he only wants to nap laying on my chest. and it makes me cry. he is such a sweet lil cuddler and i just lay there and squeeze him as tight as i can and kiss his soft hair and stroke his beautiful skin. and i am constantly thanking God for blessing us with such a wonderful baby. chad and i have never been so happy. so content. so loved.
i love all of his jam. toe-jam, underarm jam, neck jam. i should just bottle it up and save it. or not.
when i read to him, he seems to be pretty fascinated with what's going on in the pictures. i'm always talking to him. explaining to him what i am doing, why i am doing it, where we are going, why we are going there. i read that it's very important to talk to your babies. it helps their language skills. when i picked graham up from school the other day, i was talking to him the entire time. about his day. about my day. asking him what he wanted to eat for dinner. and he was talking back to me. ms. karen said that he acts like he knows exactly what i am saying.
and then i talk to him all the way home. and it carries on until daddy gets home. and by that time, my jaw hurts and i take a break and let daddy do all of the talking.
and he watches tv. is this bad??? other mothers out there, what is your take on watching TV? bad? good? whatever? when g gets bigger, i definitely do NOT want him to be a couch potato. but is it okay now? it sure does help when i am getting everything ready in the morning and he has something to keep his attention. maybe i should just let him play by himself for a while without the tv on. what do you think?
just some random thoughts for the day.
Monday, February 9, 2009
watch the change in facial expressions as i procede to take one picture after another.