Monday, October 25, 2010

Trip to Rexburg

TJ and I got to go up to Rexburg this weekend, and it was so fun! The actual reason we went up there was so that TJ could train at the outlet up there. We also got to visit the Elsworths! It was awesome. We played lots of games like always. The boys got a little into it...
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We also met Brenna for the first time and she is such a cutie! I just can't even remember Steven being that little.
It was so good to be able to spend time with them. We miss them tons! We figure that in order to guarantee that we never lose touch, Steven has to marry either Lizzy or Brenna. We all know how well marriages works out when they meet when they're little... :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stats and Videos

I took Steven in for his 6 month well check yesterday and it was not a very fun visit. He got four shots plus some drops. Then on top of all that, the Dr was a little worried about a rash he had (which I'm pretty sure isn't really a rash since it's been there forever) and so wanted to get some blood drawn. That was also not fun. By 10:00 am, both baby and mommy were in desperate need of a nap! Anyway, here are his stats: he weighs 18.54 lbs (58.7 %tile), is 27.7 ins long (80.7%tile), and his head circumference is 17.3 ins (45.8 %tile). So he's still doing pretty good I think! He dropped to a lower percentile in weight, but went up in everything else! So I'm glad we're feeding him solids. Hopefully that will help keep his weight up. He's doing better with eating, too. Or, at least he did once, and we have proof of it! Every time since then, though, hasn't been so great. (PS Sorry about the videos... I took them all on my phone so they don't go full size)
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Steven also started making a new noise! It's kind of clicking, and he does it all the time now.
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He's also doing great sitting up! He still needs to have padding around him, but he stays up for a long time!
He's still sleeping in crazy positions, too. I walked in on this one the other night...
This last video is for Kelly... just to show how much Steve loves his Elephant! He plays with it pretty much every time he's in his crib :)
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Friday, October 15, 2010

So close!!

Steven is so close to crawling!! On Wednesday, it was TJ's day off and so we went with some friends to a haunted house. When we were about to leave Steven with the babysitter, he starting getting up on his knees and rocking back and forth. We seriously considered staying home at that point because we were convinced he was going to crawl for the first time while we were gone. Well, that didn't happen, but he's been getting up on his knees all the time! It's great. And, as you can see from this video, tries to push himself forward, but hasn't quite figured out how to move his hands, too. I'm working on it with him, though.
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Also, we broke down and got one of those jumperoo things on monday. It was a little expensive, but I think it was a great investment. Steven loves it! I can seriously leave him in it for like 45 mins and he's perfectly happy. Also, it was the cutest thing... The other day I had him in it and I was running around trying to get some things done. All of a sudden, I didn't hear him jumping anymore for a few mins, so I came to check on him. I found him just staring out the window at the kids playing outside. I don't know why, but I thought it was so cute how mesmerized he was by what was going on out there. I took a video of it, but realized it wouldn't be that exciting to anyone else since it's just of him staring out the window. So here's a video of him jumping in it instead.
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

6 Months!!

Oh my goodness... Steven is 6 Months old!! I just can't believe it. That's half a year! It's just crazy! I haven't taken him into the doctor's yet, so I'll have to do another post with his stats. He's doing great, though! He's getting so much better at sitting up, finally starting to eat... kind of, and even starting to show signs of crawling!! I just love him so much. It's basically impossible not to be happy around him. This might sound cheesy, but he really makes me want to be a better person so I can be a better Mom for him.
So here is the proof that he's maybe starting to think about crawling. It may not look like much, but I was so excited!! (try to ignore his infamous annoying noise he's making the entire time. I swear, that noise is the only bad thing about this baby, but man does it drive me crazy!)
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A couple other fun things that have happened recently... Steven won't stop rolling over at this point. It's pretty ridiculous. I went to see Lyndsay a little while ago, and as soon as I laid Steven down next to Andrew, he rolled over, basically on top of him! Poor Andrew! I guess I'm going to have to be more careful putting him next to other babies from now on!
Also, I went to my friends Bachelorette party last night, and I couldn't find a sitter, so I ended up bringing Steven. It felt a little weird, but I'm sure he felt super cool being the only boy there and getting tons of attention from pretty girls :)
Last of all, as requested, here are the rest of our family pictures. There are a lot of them, and they're not as good as the other ones, so I'm making them smaller...