Saturday, October 13, 2012

Baby No More

Hello friends,

So sorry for the lack of blogging, hopefully it will become more a part of my regular rhythm.

TJ is about three weeks out from turning 1 year old! Goodness, I can't believe how fast time moves and how quickly babies grow and develop. Many people have been telling me what a cute big boy/child/toddler I have. Ahhhhhhh... don't you mean baby?! Nope, they are right, TJ is no longer a baby. He took his first two steps at the end of July right before he turned 9 months. That is pretty early (especially for boys), but every baby is different and TJ has always been very strong and desired to be upright. When he was a few months old he preferred to stand in our lap rather than sit. He was walking proficiently (walking from room to room without stopping) sometime around 10 and 1/2 months. He loves to do squats just like his daddy! He'll squat to pick something up or play with something, then stand back up. He has great form ;)

TJ is currently wearing mostly 12 month clothes. He can fit into a couple of our favorite 9 month onesies (they are a little tight around, but still fit lengthwise). We have recently put him in a couple super cute 18 month football onesies that his aunt Michelle bought him. Those are a bit big, but we've made them work because they are SO cute. I'll post a picture of one soon. Our favorite shoes are Robeez because they are so easy to put on and take off. He has some other big boy shoes we should probably start introducing him to.

Here are a couple pictures from recently unpacking. He is a great helper (destroyer haha). He likes to climb into/onto things like boxes and pillows.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

TJ Growing at Lightspeed

TJ is nearly 7 months old! Goodness I can't describe how much he has developed over the last two months.

  • He learned to sit up on his own (with us propping him up) and play with toys by himself.
  • He learned to gracefully fall down from sitting to laying without crying.
  • He started eating baby food! He likes everything he's tried. His favorites are sweet potatoes, apples and blueberries, sweet potatoes and chicken, and squash.
  • He mastered rolling from front to back and back to front.
  • He learned to army crawl (drag his body with his astonishing arm strength) by chasing a beautiful green dos equis bottle that Sean kept just out of his reach each lunge forward.
  • He learned to sit up on his own after being down on his belly.
  • And recently he has learned to pull up into a standing position.

Our little football player has lots of energy and is now super fast at crawling. His favorite things to play with that are no-no's are computer charger chords, dvd cases, important papers, and cell phones. His favorite toys to play with are the animals from his Fisher Price Noah's Ark set, plastic water bottles, the tags on his blankets, and those rubber circle things that attach your diaper bag to your stroller. He loves DJ Lance Rock and the monsters from Yo Gabba Gabba. He gets bored easily which makes our days filled with changing scenery, whether that's running errands, walking to the mailbox, taking out trash, getting coffee at our apartment office, or just walking around the courtyards of the different apartment buildings.

More photos and stories are on the way!

Thursday, April 19, 2012