Friday, May 20, 2011

Will at 9 months!

This has been an exciting month!  There are several fun, new things that Will is learning this month.  We attempted to start some table foods at the beginning of the month and for the first few weeks it was a little rough!  Will eagerly picked up the food and put it in his mouth (or let me feed it to him), but he wouldn't seem to swallow anything.  Several times now I have dug noodles, green beans and chicken out of his mouth WAY after dinner was over.  But, if at first you don't succeed, try try again!  And we did.  After several weeks, he is doing much better!  He is now eating a variety of foods!  He even got to experience a few TINY bites of a Chick-fil-A nugget!  Mmmmm!  
My little guy has also started the army crawl in the past week.  He was slow moving at first, but after a couple of days he is much quicker and it is now time to baby proof the house!  Yesterday, I caught him with his hand in the fireplace and a mouthful of tiny fireplace rocks.  YIKES...something else that I had to dig out of his mouth!  His 3rd tooth has popped up in just the past couple of days....all on the bottom!

9 month stats:
~Weight: 16 lbs 15 oz (4th percentile)
~Length: 27.25 inches (17th percentile)
~Head Circumference: 45.6cm / 17.95 inches (59th percentile)

 We must bribe him to sit in the chair!
 "Can you see my teeth?"
 "Are you talking to me?"
 What a BIG boy with his feet on the ground!  
Wasn't it just a few months ago that I could lay him across the seat of the chair???
 "Mommy, I'm comin' to get ya!"
"Ready or not, here I come!"

At 9 months:
~He is so happy!  He smiles and laughs almost all of the time!
~Sleeps from 7pm--around 7am! 
~Has 3 teeth!
~Finally moved into size 3 diapers, although they swallow him!
~Drinks 6 oz of formula in the morning and three 4oz bottles the rest of the day.
~Doing the army crawl and not yet pulling up.
~LOVES to eat!  He loves puffs, yogurt melts, bananas, veg-all and wheat bread.  He still really wants his baby oatmeal and rice!
~Says Dada ALL of the time!  Jabbers all of the time, but not really saying much else.
~Waves bye-bye
~Can give you 5, but you have to say, "pat pat pat."
~Can put all of the rings onto the ring stacker.
~Loves flap books.
~Thinks it is very funny when he sneezes or when Mommy sneezes. Ah-choo!
~Takes 2 naps per day: Morning = 1-1.5 hours and Afternoon = 1.5-2 hours (and sometimes more!)
~Really LOVES his Daddy!  His face lights up when Daddy walks into the room!

This is how I found Will at the end of nap time.  Time to lower the crib...!
 Army crawling everywhere!
Let the baby proofing begin!

Reading his books :)
His, now lowered to the bottom setting, crib...*sniff, * does this happen so quickly?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

1st Mother's Day!

I had the BEST Mother's Day!  Kyle was so sweet to do some very special things for me.  Before Will woke up that morning, Kyle got up, went to Starbucks and came back with coffee and some of my favorite treats!  It was a special occasion in our house to have Starbucks!  Kyle is always so sweet--especially on Sunday mornings.  He takes charge of getting Will up, fed and ready for church so that I can have some time to myself and, actually, get myself ready without too many interruptions.  This particular Sunday was no exception.  I'm in the bathroom getting ready and around the corner appears this:
Will brought a rose in for me!
And Daddy was thoughtful enough to remove the thorns on the rose before giving it to Will :)

After church, Kyle had made reservations at Amerigos and we enjoyed a yummy meal!  Will was on his best behavior through the entire lunch!  Next, we headed to Spring Hill to spend some time with Kyle's parents and grandparents.  

Kyle's mom made this precious outfit for Kyle when he was a baby and Kyle wore it on his 1st Easter!  Now, Will is wearing it on my 1st Mother's Day! :)

After coming home and enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon, we walked to the park and enjoyed the nice weather.  Here are some pics of the sweet things Kyle and Will got me for Mother's Day:

Kyle & Will made this sweet card for me!

I'm blessed beyond measure to be able to celebrate Mother's Day!
My cup runneth over! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Disney Day Five

This was our last day at Disney, but before we hit the road we had breakfast at Chef Mickey's and spent a few more hours at the Magic Kingdom! For me, more photo opps (which is the whole point, right?) and another chance to ride the People Mover...twice! 
"Can someone please get me some food!"


Get Mickey's nose!

Get Pluto's nose!

 Will and Anna!

"I get to grab Mickey's nose, again??"

 Will's last ride on the monorail.
 "Are you talking to me?"
 A stop in Chattanooga for lunch on the way back to Nashville.

Thank you, again, Wayne and Vickie for a wonderful trip!  It was great getting to spend time with Kyle's family!

Disney Day Four

On our last "official" day at Disney we went to Hollywood Studios....home of the best roller coaster at WDW (thank you Steven Tyler!).  I love walking around and seeing the street performers and I always want to walk through every shop as if they might have something that I haven't seen in every other Disney store.  Kyle broke down and bought will a Mickey Mouse fan that also mists water (of course, we waited until the last day to buy this small luxury).  As it turned out, Will HATED well spent!  Every time we pulled it out, he would start crying.  Hopefully, he'll warm up to it by the summer and we can get our money's worth at the pool.  We finished the day with a yummy meal at Mama Melrose and a quick ride on the Tower of Terror!
Will was always sleeping by the time we got into the parks.
Awake just in time for Disney Junior!
Mishka Mushka Mickey Mouse!
 Kyle trying (uncomfortably) to sit indian style.
 Will getting ready to ride Toy Story Mania.  He wasn't too sure about the 3D glasses.
Daddy, Grammy and Will
Hangin' out with his legs propped up!