Sunday, April 26, 2009

April photo update...

Since we haven't updated the blog in a few weeks, here are some photos of A.D. to keep the masses happy. We do have a bunch of news including lingering ear infections and trips out of town. We'll get to that in a few days...

Eating sweet potatoes...

Bathtime with Tiffany

We now undress ourself in the middle of the kitchen

We lowered his crib because he is starting to pull up

Sitting up in the crib

Cheesing for the camera

In front of the Reedy River at Falls park

Sometimes the puffs don't make it into the mouth

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

7 Month Update...

We're a little over 7 months old and new things are happening every day. There's no more "kinda" when it comes to mobility. Fortunately for us it's not upright mobility, but it's mobility none the less. He's getting fast on his stomach, and if we turn around even for a second, the next thing we know he's jamming a shoe, the Wii, or some part of furniture into his mouth. We're so proud.

We're still making the monthly trip to the doctor. Not by choice, of course. He's just now getting over his 5th ear infection in 5 months, and 6th in total. Is that a record? If not, it should be. The doctor told us that this is the last one he can have before they send him to the ENT. I'm pretty confident that tubes are in our near future. If it makes him feel better, then I'm all for it.

He's also just about graduated from his Infant 1 room in daycare, and they are slowly working him into the Infant 2 room. There really isn't much difference between the rooms, other than the drool trails go all over the room, rather than staying in little puddles in the middle of the floor. He also has to wear shoes and socks every day, and they encourage him to hold his own bottle.

The little man has been trying the sippy-cup occasionally too. If you're not familiar with the sippy-cup, then let me explain. A sippy-cup is, well, a cup that doesn't leak.

Huh. I thought there would be more explaining than that.

Anyways, he hasn't quite figured it out yet. He mostly just chews on the "sippy" end, and every once in a while when he does suck on it he acts really surprised that something comes out. Then he chews it again... then eventually sucks... then gets surprised. It's a vicious sippy-cup cycle.

Lastly, he is eating "puffs" at the dinner table. Well, "eating" might be the wrong word. Generally, he picks them up and, like everything else in the house, puts them one at a time in his mouth. But the texture freaks him out, and he immediately spits it out. Then he sees another puff, gets excited, and sticks it in his mouth. Well you know he drill... it's a vicious puff cycle.

I have a feeling it won't be long until we master drinking from the sippy-cup, get better at eating puffs, and get tubes in our ears. We'll keep you posted.