Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our Growing Boy

We just go back from Cody's 4 month well check and he is one happy, healthy, growing boy! Weight: 14 pounds 9 ounces (50%) Height: 25.3 inches (75%) Head: 17 inches (80%) We can start him on the rice cereal anytime we are ready! Poor little guy got 2 shots today and is sleeping peacefully in his crib! He was a real trooper. We were surprised at how fast he calmed down after the shot because he was REALLY crying hard at first. He snuggled with Daddy and that made it all better!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cody is 4 months!!

These pictures are from his 4 month photoshoot! (I'm not sure why the photos uploaded with the white border but it's driving me crazy, oh well!)Cody is growing so fast! He is so much fun! Sometimes I look at him while he is sleeping and long for him to wake up and smile and play! I know that’s crazy and I’d never actually wake him up but he just looks so peaceful sleeping that it makes my mommy heart so full! He still LOVES his bumbo! He is completely content sitting in it. However, he’s gotten to where he can leave over and pick whatever is in reach up off the counter. We put him on the kitchen table while we are eating dinner and last night he picked up a whole bag of chips. He loved the sound the bag made. We don’t leave him unattended on the counter in case he was to topple out. He’ll sit in it while I’m cleaning the kitchen, cooking a meal, baking, making his bottle or doing whatever craft/project I am working on. He has outgrown his bath seat and now we just lay him in the bottom of the bathtub in a few inches of water to wash him. He loves taking baths and kicks his feet to splash. I let him play for a long time because he just enjoys it so much. He is grabbing everything in sight. He’ll actually pick up toys and hold them and they all go straight to his mouth! He loves the exersaucer. Probably for the same reason he likes the bumbo…..he is in an upright position! He loves to look around. He’ll bring the toys on the exersaucer to his mouth and lick on them for a long time! Cody also likes to watch the tv. So much so that sometimes it’s a distraction while he’s eating. He’s started to want to play half way through a bottle but we are trying to not let him do that and get him to finish it. However, sometimes it’s just too cute and he wants to talk and smile and coo! He has started to blow bubbles with his lips/spit and make any sort of noise he can with his mouth/tongue/lips. It’s hilarious! His newest trick is that he’s discovered his feet! He can’t get his toes to his mouth yet but he holds and touches them while staring at them intently. He still smiles at everyone! He comes towards Jason and I with an open mouth and we like to think he’s giving us kisses.He can roll over both ways. He does this while playing on the floor but when he’s in his crib and rolls to his back he forgets that he knows how to roll back over. When he’s playing he’ll roll over and over multiple times. He’s never in the same position I leave him in anymore! When we show him his bottle he kicks his feet and brings his hands to the bottle ready to direct it to his mouth….all while his lips have already started the sucking motion. It's soooo cute!! We play this game every time we make his bottle and have learned that we better be ready to give it to him the minute we show him or else there’s a meltdown! We’ve found his ticklish spots and love to make him giggle. He’s started wearing size 2 diapers now! We still have not had to buy diapers thanks to the big diaper shower the church gave us! That’s been a blessing! He wears size 3-6 month clothes. We go to his 4 month well check tomorrow and will talk about starting him on cereal! I can’t wait for him to be able to try something new. He goes to bed between 7:30 and 8 and sleeps (for the most part) until 6:30 or 7. He still wakes up once around 3 to eat but I feed him, lay him back down and he goes back to sleep easily. I just can’t do anything to stimulate him or he wakes up too much, smiles big, kicks his legs and wants to play. I’m sure this feeding isn’t necessary at this age but it doesn’t bother me. As tired as I am with still getting up ½ way through the night I like it and am not ready to let him “cry it out”! I talk like I am but I’m really not. I’m hoping he’ll just do it himself and I think my body has gotten used to it! So, we are enjoying our little boy so much!! I can’t wait to take him to pumpkin patches next month. Not that he’ll even know but its fun to be able to do things like that as a family, start traditions….and hopefully get great pics! Cody will go on his first plane ride soon! We are taking him to Oregon to see Jason’s family. He hasn’t met his extended family up there yet and we can’t wait to show him off! We love you Cody, (Buddy, Stinker, Smiley, Wiggle Worm) and can't imagine life without you!


We have been excited for this new CD to come out!! And I'm going to get it for us on my lunch break (I work on Tuesdays and Thursdays)!! In our house we have to have 2 copies because each of us wants it in our car. After today we'll have 2 complete sets of all David Crowder's CD's! "Stars" on his Illuminate CD is still my absolute favorite song by him so we'll see if there will be a new favorite on this new release! We are going to the concert at the end of Ocotber and I can't wait!! If you haven't seen DCB in concert, you should, they are so much fun!! ** Update: Mission accomplished! CD's purchased! And it's the first day of fall, a nice cool (63 degrees) afternoon and we have youth group tonight! Yay! What a great day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Our Little Family and a Fun Surprise!

Here is our little family! We don't have very many pictures of the 3 of us so I'm excited to have this one!
I've talked about my special friend, Priscilla and her daughter Bonnie before. Priscilla moved to Denver recently and I've missed her a lot! She was recently in town visiting her kids and surprised us by showing up at a party we were at. It was so great to see her (it was good to see Bonnie too but she lives here so we see her more often). She is a breath of fresh air and completely made my day! And Cody just wanted to eat her fingers....everything in the mouth these days! Thanks for sending me these pictures, Bonnie! I love them...and you!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun with Daddy

I am at work today and Jason is home with Cody! I just got this picture sent to me (the quality isn't great because it came from Jason's phone) and I thought it was cute. Here he is, again, sitting in his bumbo on the kitchen counter....which he loves to do! Cody has gotten so good at holding things. He can bring them to his mouth to suck. He likes holding these little rings...they are perfect for him because they are thin and lightweight. I love how much he reaches and grasps for things! I miss my guys today but know they are having a good day at home! (Melyna, these are the overalls from you!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Swine Flu Precautions

Ok, this was sent to me and I couldn't resist putting it on the blog! Poor Piglet!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I love my son!!

Cody has absolutely changed my life! I never dreamed I'd love him as much as I do. When he smiles at me or wants to giggle and play the whole world stops and I soak up the moment. He is so happy, smiles all the time (which makes the long days of parenting completely worth it) and brings such joy to our lives!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Baby!

Everything goes in Cody's mouth these days...especially his hands! He tries really hard to put objects in his mouth but right now his fingers are easiest! He loves to sit in his bumbo!! The other day he sat on the counter, in his bumbo, holding and licking a plastic measuring spoon I gave him....and I made cookies! He loved to watch the mixer go in circles! He watched me and what I was doing the entire time. He smiles ALL the time! I'll walk into the room where he is and he'll look up and smile! It melts our hearts. He is one happy baby and we can't get enough of him. I wish time would slow down a bit! It's amazing how time flies (I sound like a mom now, huh?)! We love this boy!! Oh and by the way, Cody LOVES to watch the video in the previous post. He just smiles and "talks" to the baby in the video. It's so cute!