Monday, January 26, 2015

11 months! (1.23.15)

Happy New Year!

It is so hard to believe that Noah is 11 months old now.. only ONE more short month until he turns ONE! Ahhh!! My lil baby is growing up too too toooooo fast!! *tear*

This past month has been a BIG one for him! I feel like so much has changed.. he has really grown before our eyes and he is learning new things everyday!

He is pulling himself up on everything now.. and coasting along the side of the couch (always trying to get to the kitties! -which he understands... when I ask where are the kitties he looks all around the couch trying to spot one since they tend to sleep there the most!) He is almost standing on his own.. I caught him doing it for a few seconds a few times in his crib.. but he is still pretty wobbly!

He is also CRAWLING! Finally!!! No more scooting or dragging around.. this boy is a pro-crawler now! He also has gotten pretty fast.. and he wants to explore the whole house and get into all the trouble he can!

He is starting to respond to NO as well.. sometimes he will whine when I tell him NO.. because he's like but whyyyy moooom?! haha.. it's pretty cute..

He is also finally sleeping in his crib full time now.. naps and all! AND doing much much better.. He even had a 10.5 hour stretch once!.. Yes once.. but that was something! Usually he is up a few times throughout the night.. but its SO much better than before!

He also was chewing his crib.. so I had to tie his bumper around it to prevent that! He is a chewing machine! Teething and drooling! He got his second bottom tooth at the very end of December.. and that's it so far.. but he is always chewing on his fingers and toys so I am thinking more are not too far off!

He loves peek-a-boo.. and his touch and feel books.. and he's also loving cruising around in his walker! He has gotten good at maneuvering that thing and getting all around the house!

He has clapped a few times... and also said and waved Bye-Bye once when I was leaving to go to the dentist.. That's what daddy says anyway.. I missed it! But he tries to wave or clap if we show and help him!

He also started dancing!! It was the cutest funnies thing! He played his little scooter's music and started rocking out.. and wiggling back and forth.. I have some super cute videos I was lucky to capture.. so so cute!

I've been getting crafty and have been planning for his 1st Bday.. it's right around the corner.. I still can't believe it!

He had his first trip to the snow.. which was quick but fun! He was fascinated by it all!! Even didn't seem to mind touching the cold snow.. it was so new and exciting to him and he just kicked about with joy!

His first Christmas was also very special! We celebrated with family and he opened some presents and met SANTA!! He wasn't a fan of him yet.. but I'm sure that will change.. I thought it was the cutest classic first santa photo!

This month he has tried many new foods.. He loves kiwi and chicken.. watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, mango, and more! I now tear food up into small pieces and he enjoys trying to pick it up and eat it. We are still working on the sippy-cup! I'm still breastfeeding and plan to start weaning after his first birthday.. I was nervous about him getting teeth with breastfeeding but so far it hasn't been an issue at all.

He's such a sweet cutie pie.. he is pretty whinny when he doesn't sleep well or because of his teething.. but I can't blame him.. so am I :)

1st SNOW DAY!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

10 Months! (12.23.14)

We are in double digit months! 10.. TEN! ahhh!!

He really is growing up so so fast now and really turning into this little person!

He has been trying to crawl.. he gets up on his knees and will rock and rock.. anyway now! He is also pulling himself into my lap.. all the tiiiiime! He is getting stronger and more and more stable every day.

He is saying mama a lot.. and also will say dada when daddy is around.

He has been enjoying green beans lately.. as long as they are mixed with a little applesauce. Puffs are a necessity. He is still really loving them! I don't know how we would survive without them if we are out to eat! They keep him very entertained and he gets most of them in his mouth :)

He had his first turkey day and tried the turkey daddy cooked..and liked it!! We hosted for the first time this year and it was so special to have all our family here. We are so so thankful this year for our little turkey!

His first tooth finally popped!!!!! on 12/15 :) FINALLY!! All that fussiness and drooling and chewing.. and finallllllly a tooth! It's his lower right.. (lower left if you are looking right at him).. it's barely there.. but coming in!

On 12/19 he got into a sitting position from laying down all on his own! He surprised me.. we were getting ready for bath time and I put him down on his back.. turned around to turn the water on.. and when I looked back at him he was sitting up! He has been sitting for awhile now.. just hadn't caught him making the transition til that moment!

We took another plane ride to visit the in-laws for christmas and he did really well! He is getting so long now that he can really kick the seat in front of us tho! While we were there he even met "Santa".. Great Uncle Tommy was amazing! Noah wasn't too sure of Santa.. but at least we got a classic photo on the lap!

He also went to his first professional soccer game and basketball game! He doesn't seem to mind the noise.. and actually seemed really amused watching all the people and excitement!

AND we went to the aquarium for the first time too! He loved that!!!!! Altho after about 30 minutes he was over it.. a lot of stimulation for a lil guy! :)

Sleeping still is so so.. but he did sleep one night for 8 hours in a row! He's still in our room.. we tried the crib and it was going alright, but our heater broke and it was too cold in his nursery so he came back in our room. It's fixed now tho!.. and after the 1st of the year we are going to put him back in his room tho.. hopefully that will help us all get a little more sleep!

So so so thankful for these past 10 months.. he is my everything!

Monday, December 1, 2014

9 Months! (11.23.14)

My lil guy is growing up SO SO FAST! Where has this year gone? 9 months has been so much fun! We now have a scooter on our hands! He is FAST! He scoots around all over the place! Still not full on crawling, but he gets around! 
He tried turkey on Thanksgiving and enjoyed it! I need to start introducing new foods!

He has his 9 month check up this week.. I need to be sure and update those stats!

He laughs and smiles all the time.. and is babbling mama and dada a lot! It's so cute… altho he usually whines mama when he wants something!

He is sitting up really well now too.. doesn't topple over like he did before.. at least not often! 
He also loves to give kisses and throw toys and spoons off the table. 

We just finally transitioned him into his crib.. we are on night 3 tonight! It has been a little rocky, but he's doing alright! Hopefully in time we can all sleep better this way! Altho I do miss having him right next to me!!! I cried in the shower the first night he was in his own room.. I missed him! :)

He also LOVES puffs.. you know.. those cheerio type baby snacks. He still doesn't have teeth so I have to break them up or else he will shove them all in his mouth. He also has been drinking a little water mixed with apple juice which he enjoys.. altho he doesn't get much out of the cup -he's learning!

I love his kisses and snuggles.. I will always cherish every second with this lil miracle!!

Getting ready for the holiday season ahead!

Happy 1st Thanksgiving sweet baby Noah!!


Monday, October 27, 2014

8 Months! (10.23.14)

8 months old today!!

Time is flying by.. I can't believe 8 months ago I first held this lil pumpkin in my arms and became a mommy! It has been so amazing…

This past month he has officially started to sit on his own without assistance.. altho he will still topple over so it's nice to have pillows around to catch him! He is also getting stronger and is up on his arms on his tummy a lot more now. He used to always roll to his back when he played, but now he actually holds himself up on his elbows and will play that way! He scoots a little bit.. but mainly rolls to get around. He is a champion roller! No crawling yet.. but that's ok! He is getting close… sticking his lil bootay up and getting up on his knees bouncing about.. He is starting to figure it out!! Baby proofing here were come!!!

He has been babbling a lot.. ma-ma, da-da, na-na, etc! I love when he talks! He also "sings" when I sing "Shake it off" by Taylor swift and bounce him around he starts smiling and singing along haha.. it's so so cute.. 
He LOVES bouncing.. when I take him up or down the stairs he just lights up! He also LOVES his big stuffed bear animals.. he giggles and laughs with such delight when he sees them! He is still chewing on everything and drooling.. but no teeth!!

He's tried apple, pear, zucchini, and green beans.. and altho he isn't a green bean fan, I can mix them with anything sweet and he will eat them! He still LOVES to eat.. and eats a LOT!! 

He loves reading with Daddy every night.. he looks at all the pictures and grabs at the books.. 

He is on a 2 nap schedule.. and has been going to be around 7:30… much earlier than he originally was.. so that has been nice! Still up a few times throughout the night.. some nights better than others!

Overall he's a happy lil guy with some cranky bits! :-p

Friday, September 26, 2014

7 Months!! (9.23.14)

I can't believe he is growing SO fast.. I say this every month.. but it's TRUE! Where is the time going?!

I just was watching old videos of him and I can't believe how much he has changed in such a short period of time! He is such a blessing.. and I feel SO incredibly lucky to be his mommy!

OK! So this past month he has really grown! He had his 6 month check up and he is on track and things are all healthy and looking good. He can sit up now pretty well(still need to be there to support him in case he decides to topple over tho!) He is also rolling all over to get from one spot to the next. He will scoot sometimes.. but he prefers to roll! He LOVES sleeping on his side or tummy.. but would rather play on his back. He is really focusing on and examining his toys. Of course everything must go in the mouth! Still showing signs of teething... but the one tooth we saw is gone?! mystery! So no teeth yet.. but drooling and chewing A LOT!

He started solids!!!! He is such a good eater too.. It has been SO easy!

1st food: Butternut Squash -LOVE
2nd: Sweet Potato -LOVE
3rd: Avocado -HATE!!
4th: Carrots -LOVE
5th: Banana -LOVE *altho a little unsure of the texture!


It has been really fun making his baby food from scratch! I love watching his reaction to new foods.. he makes the cutest faces and noises! He gets very worked up and excited when it's time to eat!!!

He is full on babbling like craaaaaazy.. and also blowing raspberries and making farting noises haha.. It's so funny.. he has a lot to say! Mama baba nana! He is also laughing and smiling at silly faces and LOVES to be tickled.. he is SOOOO ticklish! It's adorable.. I can't get sick of that little laugh! It is sooo contagious!

Still sleeping the same.. up every 2-3 hours.. but he's on a 2 nap schedule.. with one later cat nap when we take our family walk. Some days he is such a good napper and other days he fights it! Babies are so inconsistent and unpredictable! :)

He is really growing WAY too fast.. It makes me excited and sad all at the same time! I love love LOVE this little cutie pie!

Monday, August 25, 2014

6 Months Old! 1/2 a year! 08.23.14

1/2 a year old! I can't believe how fast he is growing up!
I gotta say though, I am looooving this age.. he is so cute and fun!

The past month he has really mastered rolling all over the place! He will also scoot and roll to get around on the floor or to get to certain toys that he wants. He also will look at his binkie now.. grab it.. and successfully put it in his mouth! Sometimes he still puts it in backwards haha and he will chew away on it. Speaking of chewing.. he is teething like crazy! He had a tooth pop out a couple weeks ago, but now the gums are hiding it! I'm sure teeth will be coming in soon! He LOVES the frozen teething ring and will hold it himself.. it's too cute!

He loves when you say "boing" and hop his toys up and down and make them fly around..
I also distract him by singing a pretty snazzy version of the ABCs.. he will learn those quickly!
He is getting really good at standing and sitting up (with support of course!)
He loves jumping in his jumper and we all still go on a nightly walk to the park.. he loves watching our dog bella run around and do tricks.. sometimes he will start cracking up!

I've started FINALLY putting him on a stricter schedule.. We are trying the sleep eat play.. and so far so good! I have read his signals when it came to naps etc.. and we had a loose schedule, but now we are trying to really get more of a real schedule going in hopes that it will help him sleep better at night.

Yeeeahhhh still not sleeping through the night.. I used to feed him throughout the night whenever he wanted.. and now we are doing night feedings every 3+ hours. He has been fine with the change.. but he keeps rolling over and knocking out his binkie which wakes him up. It's so hard for him to get back down.. he gets himself all worked up! It's getting a little better each night, but not much sleep for me! I know that one day I will sleep again.. right? :-p It was so much worse.. he was up every hour for a few weeks.. Every 3 hours is much much better... we are getting there.. just takes time!

We also started SOLIDS! We started at exactly 6 months.. and made him butternut squash. We held up a squash and a sweet potato and let him pick. He reached for the squash.. decision made! It was SO easy to make baby food.. and I am so excited to make all different types! He was such a good lil eater too! He was reaching for the spoon and most all the food actually made it in his mouth hah. We are starting off small.. just once a day (2 table spoons) and we will up it from there!

OH and how could I forget??!!! He said MAMA! hah.. I don't think he knows what he is saying haha but I still love to hear it :) He also will babble na na.. those are his two favorites at the moment!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

5 months old! (7.23.14)

Noah is 5 months old! What?!

I can't believe he's almost 1/2 a year old! This month has been an exciting one!

He rolled over finallllllly from his back to his tummy! He has been close for awhile, but his arm kept getting in the way! @ 5 months exactly he rolled! 3 times that day!

He has been enjoying his bouncer that a dear friend gave us... altho he still barely touches the floor with his toes! His head control is much much better.. so he plays around with all the toys and enjoys sitting up!

He naps 2-3 times a day and still isn't sleeping great (some weeks are better than others, but the past week he has been up every 1-2 hours!) I think he is still teething and maybe there are some growing pains waking him up too... he wakes himself up by kicking around in bed. He is waaay too strong to be swaddled and he never liked it, so I am hoping he gets used to putting himself back to sleep soon... mommy is TIRED! Buuuut I know everything is just a phase and one day we will both sleep through the night :) The transition to the pack n play was better than I thought it would be... but still not easy! He sleeps SO much better all snuggled up in the rocker, but I know he's just too big for that now and he has to learn how to sleep in his crib... It means less sleep for mommy but I know it's best for him!

All 3 of us were sick last week with a nasty summer cold, luckily that's over! He had a bad cough but was still in good spirits! I hate when he's sick tho :( I'd give anything to make him feel better faster!

He is still soooo happy and smiles and giggles all the time! This past month we went on another airplane ride to visit friends in New Mexico and he did really well! :)

He's also loving toys finally! He really grabs at them and of course is always putting everything in his mouth hah!

We also took him to the beach for the 1st time and put his feet in the ocean. He was tired, cranky, and coming down with that cold.. so he was pretty much not feeling it haha but it was still adorable and a lot of fun!

It has been a fun month! Just loving this lil dude and trying to cherish each moment!