Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eight Months

Al is no longer my teeny baby.  He can traverse the entire length of the first floor (living room and kitchen) in no time.  He eats like a horse.  He grunts and makes noises like a little man.  He has the best personality and is so much fun to hang out with.  :)
Size:  Not sure exactly, will know next month at the pediatrician's office.  He seems very long to me all of a sudden, though, when I see other people holding him.  He has tall parents so that makes sense.
Likes:  Alex LOVES splashing in Bailey's water bowl.  He loves it.  So much so that I actually moved Bailey's bowls into the dining room last night (you really can't teach an old dog new tricks...poor B still goes to the old spot first).  Alex loves waving (he's a little mimic!), scooting, and trying to crawl on all fours.  He's not there quite yet!  He loves eating, going for walks, being outside.  He loves all things he shouldn't play with- the computer modem, the hearth for the pellet stove, heavy dresser drawers.  You know- he's a boy!

Dislikes:  Being pulled away from things he shouldn't play with (he tends to go right back).
Sleeping and Eating:  Alex has started taking a morning nap and an afternoon nap, fairly regularly.  Morning is at least 45 minutes, afternoon is at least an hour and a half.  (Can I get an amen?)  But if we're out and about and miss those times, he does okay as well and just catnaps.  Still an early riser.  He kind of sings/groans to himself when he's going down for a nap in the crib, same as he does in the car.  It's adorable.
He gets three meals a day now.  Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, 2 cubes of veggies and some fruit for lunch, and three cubes of veggies and some fruit for dinner.  We're about to try our first meat, chicken, on Friday.  That'll really shake things up!  :)

8 Months Old - July 5, 2013

"Dad, why is she still taking these pics?  Doesn't she know I'm just going to roll over and scoot away?"

Al's newest trick: waving.  He even does it on facetime!

"But I don't want to wave for the camera!!"
He is thisclose to crawling.

And still with the bottom lip.  Chris says that bottom lip appeared 10 minutes after Alex was born.  :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

At the Zoo

Although Alex's Grandma is anxiously awaiting his 8th month blog post...unfortunately it's going to have to wait.  I can't find the camera cord.  I usually keep it in the office, coiled up inside a Chobani yogurt container (washed out, it's the perfect size to wrangle a cord) but it isn't there.  So mom, here are some pics from the zoo a few weeks ago!  Hopefully they will tide you over until I can post the 8 month pics.  :)
My friend Cindy and Alex's little friend Peyton have season passes to the CT state zoo in Bridgeport and sweetly invited us to join them one day!  It was a beautiful afternoon, an easy drive from Newtown, and we had a great time.
The zoo is on the small side (Connecticut's on the small side), but it was was actually better than I was expecting.  The best part?  They had peacocks walking around everywhere!  I must have seen at least a dozen different ones.  At least I think they were different...maybe they walk faster than I thought.
We were only there an hour but we managed to see a lot.  We'll have to go back once more before summer's over!
Poor birds must get their tails stepped on all the time by over enthusiastic toddlers.  Alex was unimpressed.

My handsome boy!  When did he get so big?!  He looks like a little man!!

Showing off by the entrance.  :)

Back home.  Little man is constantly on the go and trying to escape!