Friday, March 27, 2009

9 Months!

Today is AJ's 9 month birthday! I'm amazed at how quickly time passes. He truly has become a little boy in the past few weeks. He doesn't even look like a baby to me. While that makes me so sad because he's growing up so fast, it makes me so happy to see all the new things he can do. He really is evolving into his own person. He crawls, pulls himself up, plays so well with toys and other kids, screams, has 4 teeth and has an attitude!

We had AJ's 9 month check up this morning and he's doing GREAT! The doctor said there is nothing at all to be concerned with; that he's right on track. They gave him one shot and took some blood to check for anemia and he did so well! He cried a little with the shot (I can't blame him!) and didn't even realize that the nurse had poked his foot to get the blood.

The doctor told me again that he should be sleeping thru the night- like I don't know this!- but for now he's up about 2 times a night. I can deal with that for now.

Here are his measurements:

Weight: 21lbs 12 oz (75th percentile)
Height: 27 1/2 inches (25th percentile)

I love my happy and healthy boy!!

They said we'd get a lot of snow...

And they weren't kidding!

To top it's still snowing!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


While Mother Nature was doing this outside....
(The weather man says possible 16-22 inches!!)

AJ was entertaining himself doing this....
(why do we actually buy kids toy anyway???)

So Mommy could make a BIG batch of baby food
(apples, pears, grean beans, peas, corn, turkey)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Childrens Museum

We had a great time today at the Childrens Museum; AJ found a new toy :)

Oh the attitude!

My sweet, lovable, wonderful, adorable little boy has developed QUITE the attitude lately! He has truly found his voice and he LOVES to use it. It really started a few weeks back in California when he began SCREAMING- not crying or anything, but just yelling while we were out to dinner. Now, he thinks it's a fun thing to do at night when we're trying to feed him. Let me tell you, by 5pm the last thing I can deal with is a 9 month old boy screaming at me. It's no fun! Sometimes, if he's tired, he'll scream while he's in his highchair and push the food away and make this squishy cute face. I've always said, he doesn't look like me, but he CERTAINLY has my attitude :)

Picture of the Week

It was an exhausting day :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pulling himself up!

And in this one, he actually stands alone...for about a second :)

Look what I found!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Doing better..

Just an update to report that AJ is feeling a little better- still not acting entirely like himself, but he's eating more thankfully. He is still very tired and last night had a little fever, but he's been playing and mostly happy. I do think that the issue is teething- I can see that he's got 2 top teeth coming in so I imagine that's pretty painful. We've been giving him Tylenol and keeping him hydrated so I hope it's not too long until he's back to his normal self :) (I'm fine with him sleeping like this tho!)

We go in for his 9 month check up on Friday so I'll talk to the doctor then, but I'm sure he's OK.