Monday, March 28, 2011

Short and Sweet!

I'm keeping this entry short and to the point. We are getting pretty exhausted trying to keep up with the little man. Preston is now his favorite toy - and Preston is not amused. Here are some action shots from the last week. Oliver loves to laugh at Preston while Preston is outside standing at the back door, wanting to be let in. The more frustrated Preston gets at not being let in, the more Oliver laughs. I see the beginnings of a beautiful friendship....just need to convince Big P of it. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oh How The Mighty Can Crawl!

So, remember how last week I mentioned that we weren't crawling yet? Yeah, well, forget that! The very next day, (literally, THE VERY NEXT DAY!), Oliver surprised Matt and I after work by crawling from one end of the living to the other. Like he had been doing it forever! Not only that, but he can just about pull himself up on any little thing. It is amazing. And scary. But mostly amazing. Add to that, just yesterday he surprised us again, by not just knocking over the blocks that we stacked up for him, but by actually stacking them up himself. Very carefully. Must have missed the memo from daycare on when he learned to do that one. :) Anyways, it's been a fun week of more firsts for us. Tomorrow we are installing a gate at the top of the stairs. Removing all items from low-lying areas has also been moved to the top of the To Do list. Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is a video of Oliver being introduced to his newest toy: A push toy on wheels to help get the hang of walking. As if he needs help!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

9 Months!

I know it sounds like a big cliche, but I really cannot believe how fast the time flies. Seems like just yesterday I was complaining (again) about morning sickness, fat feet, and how gross chicken is. Now here we are with a beautiful, healthy, ACTIVE 9 month old boy! Oh, and chicken is no longer a mortal enemy. 
We go to the doctor for O's 9 month checkup on Tuesday, and Matt and I are very interested to see the stats. I was thinking that O had hit a plateau as he as not seemed any bigger for a month or two to me, but my word, this morning it felt like lugging around a ton of bricks! He has been a really good eater lately, and I think it's paying off.
We are mobile! 
Not exactly by crawling, but somehow he does not stay in the same place I left him 1 minute before. He is starting to get the hang of "cruising" when standing and holding onto something. It is both exciting and scary to see him taking such leaps of faith (sometimes literally) and hoping that his feet will do what he wants them to when he wants them to!
Our 7 year wedding anniversay is today. Vegas seems to think the number 7 is lucky, so fingers crossed our run of blessings continues on throughout the year!
Here are some recent pics of Oliver. He finally decided that teethers do have a functional use and are not just for throwing down. Another pic is at our friend Mia Kenkel's 1st birthday party. O loved hanging out with all of our friends.