Thursday, July 26, 2012

9 and 10 Months

I figure since Blake is going to be 11 months in 2 weeks that I might as well catch up with what I've missed on here! (School + work + baby = kicking my tail)

At his check up, he was almost 23 1/2 pounds (80%), 30 inches tall (90%), and head circumference of almost 18 1/2 inches (80%)!

For the last few months, we have stayed on a fairly regular schedule. He usually wakes up between 7-8 (unless it's a day that I have to be at work at 7), nurses in the morning and night, drinks four 8 ounce bottles, and has table/finger foods for breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner. He takes 2 pretty long naps (2 hours) during the day and sleeps about 10 hours a night.

The biggest change that has happened in our lives in the past couple of months is that we have changed our caregiver to a wonderful in-home daycare about 2 miles from my work. I couldn't afford my precious neighbor anymore ($10/hr). She was soo convenient and great for Blake, but you cannot beat $35/day - including food and diapers!

Our family has already shared a cold and a stomach bug since starting in daycare, but other than that ... things have been great! I have a few friends and a co-worker that uses the same lady that we do, as well. Love hearing updates on Blake from them when they pick up their kids, too :)

Here are a few more pictures to enjoy.

Cannot keep his hands off that sticker - always moving!

Finally, a picture with the Chick Fil A cow that uncle Stephen (manager at CFA) got him for Christmas! (No, this picture was not to promote CFA, despite all the current hooplah going on)

I cannot believe that this baby is almost a year old.

He is standing up unassisted, grabbing everything, crawling super fast, climbing up onto things (blanket covered mantel, not couches or chairs - yet!), saying mama/dada/baba or squealing with delight (such a chatter box, definitely gets that from me), smacking the table, and already selective listening (I didn't know men started this early!). He will be playing with the blinds (which he knows he's not supposed to do) and I will call his name, and he will completely blow me off as if he heard nothing ... I truly thought I needed to get his hearing checked at one point! Ha ha :)

So very thankful for such a happy boy who eats and sleeps well. God certainly has blessed us with an amazing gift. Don't remember what my life was before this, but I fall more and more in love with my husband every time we sit on the floor together and watch our son develop into the amazing little creation he is. Life is wonderful. Definitely giving thanks DAILY.

If I wasn't in school, I'd love to consider adding another little one to our family now ... but it isn't the season for us - yet. Looking forward to adding to our family in a couple years. We love being parents. Such a blessing :)