Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Our 10 Month Old!

Our Handsome 10 Month little boy!!Cody had changed so much the last month! We are having so much fun watching him grow and learn! The most exciting thing that Cody has learned to do is CRAWL! Woohoo! We love it! He can now venture and go wherever he wants to. It's fun to see what new thing/places he will explore each day. He gets faster and faster each day and braver to venture out further away from us. I love it!! When we are away from home he's not quite as brave yet and stick close to us...for now. He's also into wanting us to chase him. When he's crawling he'll look back to see if we are following him and then he'll giggle. It's hilarious. He is so proud of himself. Cody has also learned how to sit up from laying down by himself. He's been sitting up for awhile but we had to get him to the sitting up position. But when he learned to crawl he also learned how to pull himself to sitting. Because of this we have lowered the crib. He has also learned how to wave "hi" and "bye". We can say "can you wave hi or bye" and he moves his whole arm as its stretched out in front of him. Every now and then it sounds like he says "hi" but we still aren't sure. He has also learned how to clap! He doesn't make any noise yet but definately brings his hands together in a clap. Cody LOVES music and has started to "dance". He moves his arms when he hears music. It's the cutest thing. We bring him to the youth room and let him listen to the student ministry band practice. He loves to watch them and doesn't mind the loud music at all. Now that he can crawl he will move himself to the front of the stage and sit and watch them...and clap and "dance". We love that he loves music. I've started playing music during the day while he's playing and he's happy. He knows where it's coming from and will look at the stereo with curiousity. Cody laughs at everything! He thinks its funny when we sneeze, if one of us is holding him and the other the following up the stairs he thinks its funny. Birds, cars, ducks and any noise outside makes him giggle. He gets excited to take a bath and splash. He has started to really love other kids and laughs at them. Almost every night when I lay him in his crib he starts to laugh while looking up at me and we will play hide and seek games for a little bit. The other day I was taking a shower and he crawled to the shower door, put his face and hands on the glass and laughed at me. I called Jason at work the other day just so he could hear Cody laughing because it was so cute I had to share it with him. I love that he fills our days with laughter. He likes to watch a few shows on the Disney channel....Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and My Friends Tigger and Pooh. He will take his morning bottle sitting in my lap and then will stay relaxed and watch some cartoons snuggling. I love it! He's never been much of a snuggler but has recently sat in our laps and watched tv or reading books while snuggling. The snuggles are usually in the morning or before bed. We take what we can get! Cody still grunts and hits his chest....especially when Jasons around. It's their "thing"! Cody has been saying "dada" for a while but has now started saying "mama"!! He doesn't do it all the time but usually will repeat it. He also shakes his head "no" when he's done with eating. Cody likes most foods...mac and cheese, sliced cheese, breads, pastas, carrots, squash, green beans, chicken noodle soup, chicken and veggies, pears, apple sauce, yogurt, beans, bananas, rice, cherrios, pops cereal, raisins, grilled cheese, oatmeal, french fries, smoothies (that we feed him on a spoon) and sometimes hot dogs and chicken nuggets. He's really good at feeding himself. I still give him jarred food at every meal but he also feeds himself something each meal. He has started putting the spoon in his mouth as long as there isn't anything on the spoon. He still takes about 20 oz. of formula from the bottle each in the morning, one at night and the rest during the day. He drinks water and watered down apple juice from the sippy cup but we are still teaching him how to tilt his head back enough to get it. He enjoyes snacks a couple times during the day. Cody sleeps 11 hours at night. He goes to bed around 7:30 and gets up between 6 and 6:30. He plays happily in his bed until we get...although very hungry as soon as he gets up. His bedtime routine is bath, take a bottle, read a book, sing a song, play in room, hug/snuggle while standing by the crib, say prayer and then to sleep. He takes 2 good naps during the day. The morning is between 8:30 and 9 and lasts 2 1/2 to 3 hours and the afternoon is between 2 and 3 and lasts 2 hours. He is definately a morning person! He weighs 18.5 pounds and wears 9-12 month clothes. He wears a hat almost anytime we are out and keeps it on! Although he doesn't like to wear his sunglasses. He is VERY loud and vocal and loves to hear his voice. He will "sing" and "talk" loudly...all day long! It's adorable. Cody has enjoyed outside swinging or going on walks. He has always kicked his feet in excitement but does it when he's in the swing twice as fast as usual! He is very curious about things on the walls/shelves/fridge, decorations, plugs, chairs, door stops and anything else that he "off limits". Ha! He loves dogs and laughs when they come near and barks. He enjoys looking at pictures of people that I have framed around the house and smiles when he sees them. His favorite household item is the vacuum! He sits and watches in wonder when I vacuum and will hold the cord in sheer excitement. If I turn it off he whines for me to turn it on again. If it's sitting out but I'm not using it he will crawl to it and look up in awe. I can vacuum right up to him and he just grins from ear to ear. It's hysterical! I can't wait to come home from work on Tuesdays and Thursdays and see my little guy! He's always so excited when I come home. He gets really excited when Jason comes home as well. He squeals in delight and smiles at us for a long time as if he can't believe we are really home. *This post is 2 weeks overdue...time flies when your having fun! And life certainly is FUN right now! What joy this little guy brings!*

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cody like music and his new thing is to dance!

This is Cody dancing to Sunday morning worship! It was an all worship Sunday and Jason was leading so I got Cody from the nursery early so he could hear the band. He loves music and and is just now getting in to waving and dancing a bit. It's long and dark but I was glad I had the video camera with me!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Little Entertainer

Cody loves music and noise. When I was pregnant with him he would move around a lot during the worship at church or when the high school band would play during youth. He's never been afraid of loud the vacuum, hair dryer, coffee grinder, etc. He's fascinated when he hear's sounds....whether inside or outside. So, one day I just decided to set him on the piano bench and see what he would do. Of course he loved it! He banged...I mean played and had himself a good time listening to the piano. He would look up and grin at us as if to say "I did that!'. It's so much fun. I wish I could strap him to the bench and leave him there while I got things done...he'd be entertained for hours. We inherited this piano from my mom. It was at her house my whole childhood....and when I was Cody's age I did the very same thing, on the very same piano.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Best Guys!

These two guys bring so much joy and love to my life! My heart is filled with happiness when I see them together.

Jason is an incredible daddy and Cody lights up when he sees him!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What a big boy!

Cody has had 3 big milestones this week. We were surprised at how fast they came! Thursday night (March 4) Cody crawled towards an object by himself! It was bedtime and we had been playing in his room. I had him in my lap in his rocker reading a book and he couldn't stop looking at the measuring cup on the ground. He had been playing with it in the kitchen and carried it upstair to his room. I sat him down and said "go get it"...and he did....about 4 movements or "crawls" to get it. He did it again for Jason. He still doesn't go very far or more than a couple "crawls" at a time but he knows how to do it! Saturday night (March 6) my mom stopped by to see Cody crawl and practice with him. It was evening and he was tired but he did do it again for more! He learned how to sit himself up from the crawling position. He's been sitting up to play for a long time now but had not learned how to get himself to the sitting position. When we put him to bed it got quiet and I went to check on him, thinking I'd find him asleep. I was surprised to walk in and see him sitting in his crib, paci in mouth and playing with a toy! So, we got him out of the crib and Jason lowered it....just in case Cody decided to try and pull up. And then this morning (March 7) Cody started waving! We walked into church and he started waving to everyone we passed and I think he was saying "hi" (or something close to it) too. It was so cute. Cody has started not being able to nap at church and since we are there for so long (2 services) he's not too happy by the time church is over. He's also in the stage where he cries when we drop him off at the nursery. We'll keep at it and eventually he'll grow out of it. I had been told by Mary and a couple students that work in the nursery that he was "sad" after 1st service. I left him in there for a little longer and about halfway through 2nd service I went to get him becuase I knew he'd enjoy the music and band in the highschool....and Jason was singing. He loved it and perked up as soon as we got around the loud music and students. He waved at students and smiled and danced/jumped (with my help) to the music. It was pretty hyper and loud but he was loving it...and so was I! It was a fun day to watch him be so friendly and active! Here are a few pics from the last couple weeks!
Watching me get ready....he loves the blow dryer (and anything noisy)! He also loves it when I put the hair dryer on "cool" and blow it on him.
Happy in his new outfit from Bubbie!Practicing crawling in the kitchen
Kitchen sink bath after a messy and fun dinner!
Cody loves water and bathtime! Watching a video while holding tightly to a straw...this is how he sits when he's watching anything on the tv. Sometimes his hands are on his knees. Someday we'll work on posture. ha!
SnacktimePracticing the sippy cup Playtime in cute jammies from Grandma Cody's favorite snack stuck to his cheek!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Moose Be Dreaming

I just had to post Cody in these cute jammies. Jason went to Alaska when Cody was 7 weeks old and brought back this "I Moose Be Dreaming" sleeper and hat. He is quickly outgrowing it so we had to have a photo session before they are packed away.