Friday, August 21, 2009

walking down the hall

the latest pictures

my "game face"... our newest trick

I wish i could go out there and play!

Weekly update

So things have been going really well around here! We're really getting the whole walking thing down and now just if Chip could learn to stand up without pulling himself up on whatever is closest! It is so funny to be playing with him and he will be walking back and forth from me to tony and back and somewhere in the middle he will fall. He looks at me, then looks at tony, decides which of us is closest, crawls over, pulls himself up and goes again! It has to be one of the cutest and funniest things ever!

Last weekend mom and dad were in Birmingham and stopped in at Whole Foods (a wholesome/organic-ish grocery store) to look for Chip some new things that he's not been able to eat and came home with a few good catches! They found some cinnamon raisin bread that he LOVES to have for breakfast, some cookies that he can have (he's never had cookies before now!) and some 100% pure maple syrup to go with our recipe we found for 'eggless pancakes'. They also found some Agave nectar that is called for in a lot of recipes i've found for him. It is used as a sweetener similar to honey. Anywya, things on that front are doing pretty well. Wednesday we ate supper at the church for a kick-off dinner and we took him some spaghetti from the house that he's had TONS of times and it ended up breaking him out. Thursday he woke up with hives EVERYWHERE and puffy eyes. I think that what happened was that he had it on Monday, then ate it Wednesday at church and it overloaded his system. We will see though. But since then, we've been doing Atarax and Benadryl and i have had a groggy, grumpy baby that last 2 days. Other than that, things are going great! Hope this finds you all doing just as well!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

picture updates

what a week

So it was a NUTTY week last week and that is why i didn't even have a chance to post last week. We're still working at the walking thing and we're continually getting better and better and braver and braver. We are still talking up a storm and just as busy as ever.

I have to tell you a story of what happened this morning. SOOOOOO... last night we noticed a rash on his 'trunk' that really just looked like heat rash at mom and dad's house but we didn't leave 'til later so we just put him straight to bed when we got home. Well he woke up this morning and it was still there so we fed him breakfast and then we decided to put him in the tub. While in the tub, of COURSE he pooped. Well, like any good mother, i scooped it as it fell out of his hiney, put it in the toilet, took a wascloth out of the cabinet, wiped the bootie and went RIGHT back to the bath like nothing had ever happened. A few minutes later, the straining insued again and he pooped AGAIN!!! Well, this time i called tony to help me, we took the poop out of the tub AGAIN and AGAIN continued with the bath. well at this point i was getting ready to take the water out of the tub and clean the tub and his toys and then REFILL the tub and bath him when next thing i know, a COW PATTIE appeared under his hiney. i told tony i QUIT and that he could come scoop that poo out of the tub and deal with it! I would wash the toys and REbath the baby when he got it taken care of but until then, i quit! LOL anyway, by the end of it, we all three needed another shower before church and it wasn't even 9:00 a.m. yet! What a morning for sure but we laughed it off and made a mental note to tell all of our friends that have babies that POOP IN A TUB is one of the things that people don't tell you when you have a baby.

posting pictures this aftenoon so check back for some fun pics coming up soon!