Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kodak Moments

After Jude had been a Crankypants for a long time in the morning:
(Meaning he refused to nap despite puffy-red-sleepy eyes, he whined when he was sat on the floor, he whined when he was held, he whined when he was in the jumper/in the exersaucer/bumbo/bouncy, he whined when he was laid on his back, whined when he was laid on his tummy, and decided to throw every toy given to him. Shall I go on?) Anyway, Jude wasn't having a good morning, or maybe it was the pesky runny nose, or the pesky tooth threatening to pop through that was frustrating him to no end. So I placed him in his playpen to do some inevitable crying while mama managed to brush her teeth and put on deodorant. I had to look halfway decent to the world. I laid him down and left him to his own devices---and to a soothing "musical-Seahorse-stuffed-animal-thingy". I came back into the room a few minutes later to find him quietly occupying himself. He managed to make the Seahorse his pillow and he was quietly reading a book. Ahhhh.

Monday, July 26, 2010

He Likes to Jump

This was all at 5:00am. Oh yes.

Did I mention he likes to scream and laugh while he jumps?

These last two, he stopped jumping to stare at the camera flash. All of sudden the light was way more interesting than the jumping.

Those thighs are yummy, aren't they?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Grandpa and Grandmother Visit

We spent some time at the park at Castle Island, right across the harbor from the airport. This meant seeing the bellies of jets as they landed at Logan. AKA: Brett and Jude's favorite spot.

Jude sat in his first high chair. He needed some added cushion to sit up-right...and I think he lasted less than 5 minutes.

The Grandparents brought the Missouri heat with them, so we got to try out Jude's baby pool!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Big Boy Car Seat

....Don't mind the scratches on his eyes, forehead, and cheek. We had a good run on keeping his nails trimmed, but little Wolverine's nails occasionally sneak up on mama.

New Stats as a 6 Month Old

Weight: 18.4 ouces (53 percentile)
Length: 28.5 inches (92 percentile)
Weight for Length: (25 percentile)

After getting his stats at the Doctor's we realized the little guy is a long guy and therefore has outgrown his infant car seat. (Sigh) I took his pic one last time in his infant seat when we were in the Babies R' Us parking lot to pick up his big boy car seat. I'll post pics of our big boy seat soon.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Three Bites of Goodness


Bananas mixed with mama's milk:

Three bites and he was done:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy 6 Months Jude!!

Half a year old. Our little sweet pea is getting bigger!
Some of Jude's likes and dislikes have stayed the same, with a few new developments:
--He loves his Johnny Jumper since discovering how to actually jump in it.
--He still loves to watch the traffic in front of the house...and the police cars that show up across the street all too often.
--Toys make him laugh now. Laughing at toys and watching mama or daddy do a silly dance almost always elicits a giggle.
--Jude's bedtime is between 5:30 and 6:00pm. (Waking up for a feeding between 1:00 and 3:00am)
--Wake up time now is usually between 5:30 and 6:00am. (If you are the lucky one to scoop him out of his crib, he'll melt your heart with his huge "Christmas morning" grin.)
--He's officially graduated to size 3 diapers. (Sigh)
--He hates 4th of July parades. They make him scream for terror and then traumatize him for 30minutes after going indoors to get away from the noise.
--Sleeping preference is now on his tummy.
--He turns into a rolly-polly at night and manages to use every square inch of his crib.
--He likes to use the crib bumper for a pillow.
--He likes to sleep with his butt in the air. (People. The cuteness of this position is beyond words)
--Pinching necks and arms when being held is becoming common.
--Being carried on mama's hip is the new way to be carried. (Sigh) Therefore he looks much more like a little boy, than a little baby. (Sigh)
--Because Jude is constantly rolling, our glass coffee table has transformed into a death trap and will be gone in a few days.
--The swing has closed up shop and now Jude takes all his daytime naps in his crib. (relief)

I know, I know.
You've never seen anyone so dadgum cute.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Independence Celebrations

We went to a Barbecue on Saturday afternoon with Jude's friends and their parents. Jude likes to hang out with his friends; they make him really happy.

Jude and Samson doing a stare down on their tummies.

Then Jude wanted to touch his friend's face.

Then Jude wanted to touch the inside of his friend's mouth.

Samson did not like that idea and Jude was the tummy stare down winner.

Thursday, July 1, 2010