Wednesday, March 31, 2010

7 months old!

Well Ender is 7 months old! I can't believe it. Time just keeps on passing. Ender is a hoot! He has gotten so much personality lately. He is "talking", he loves to say ba ba. He really like to make a lot of different noises. He loves to laugh at his big sister! He laughs no matter what is going on if she blows rasberries. He FINALLY rolled over! He will roll both ways. However, if you put him on his stomach he just goes right to his back, still does not like it! And in other big news he has a tooth!!!!! I was so suprised. Julietta didn't get her first until she was about 14 months old. Randy's mother said that her earliest was around 10 months, and I got mine at 10 months. I have read that it is hereditary so I was fully expecting another one year old with the gummy smile! NOPE! He got his bottom left one, and the bottom right is coming in now! Poor baby! Ender has also started sleeping completly through the night! I feed him around 8 and he goes right to bed and then he wakes up anywhere from 7-8. Thank the Lord that finally kicked in! He still does not take the best of naps but one thing at a time. On a sad news, we are in the process of weaning. He just does not get enough and he is never fully satisfied from a nursing so, I think it's about time to just got to the bottle completly. I am pretty sad about this because I wanted to make to a year so bad, but I am thankful that we'll get formula through WIC so at least it won't be an expensive switch. And on a fun note I'll be able to have pizza again! I am not sure of when I'll complete this process because a part of me is holding on to nursing but we shall see!
We are still trying to work on Ender sitting up. He won't sit by himself, he just throws himself back. However, he is super strong in the legs. I have a theory that he'll just go straight to standing and skip the whole sitting and scooting stage. But just a theory.
Here are a couple of pictures of this past month!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Randy is coming home!

Just wanted to let you guys know that Randy will be arriving home sometime Saturday. We don't have a time, but he is going to be home Saturday! YAY! We are so excited to have him home and that he is making it home by Easter!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

6 months

Well, as normal I am a couple weeks late. Ender is now 6 months! Can you believe it? I can not! It has gone by way to fast. Randy is still gone. He should be coming home in the next two weeks though, and we are more than ready! We miss the man of our house so much! Julietta talks about him all the time. It is so cute and sweet to see. This is the first time he's been gone a long time when she's been old enough to notice. So it is affecting her a lot.
Ender is still Ender! However, one very important thing has changed. He hit 6 months and voila, he has started to sleep through the night. Our routine is I feed him around 8 and he sleeps until 7:30-8 the next morning! Thank the Lord, that finally kicked in. While I was out in Denver he started to do a 4 hour schedule. I was loving that, however, now he's not. Since we've been home he has had a rather rough time napping. I am not quite sure what is going on there but I am hoping we get it sorted out. Still frustrating during the days because I can not get much done house wise, and we all know how much I want my house to be clean and how much Randy does too.
Also: Ender can roll over. He doesn't like to do it. However, if I get it started and put his hand up he will flip himself over. He wants to move. It's super cute I need to get a video of it but he does these hip thrusts! He's going to have buns of steel :) But, he'll move himself all around the carpet.
We have started solid foods. He eats cereal twice a day, has a veggie and fruit for lunch. He loves to feed himself out of the self-feeder. There's a video in the last post of that!
(Here's a pic of his first bite of Banana! He didn't really like it!)

I took him to WIC the other week and he hasn't gained that much however. So, I am supplementing some with formula. He loves to drink out of a bottle. I think he's in the process of weaning himself. He still loves to nurse right before he goes to bed and he'll nurse at every feeding but he doesn't like to do it for long enough to get enough food. So... I nurse him and he gets about 8-12 ounces of formula a day in a bottle. I am also making his cereal with formula to try to plump him up.
He is doing really well without all the diary too. So far, we haven't found anything else that he is allergic too. Thank God!

Other than that things are good here. I will post later on my trip to Denver, and then hopefully in a couple weeks I will post about Randy coming home!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fun videos from Denver :)

So this is a video of Ender eating out of the self feeder. He downed an entire banana. He doesn't like the baby ones, but he LOVES this! The noise is hilarious :)

This is his first bite of baby bananas. He still makes that face :)

Here is a cute video of Julietta asking for more kiddos!

We had a WONDERFUL time out in Denver, I will post more about it, and more pictures a little bit later!