Monday, May 22, 2017

Teddy 11 months

Teddy is a runner and climber now. He took his first (real) trip to the beach in OBX and loved every minute. He was in nervous awe of the ocean and first but then happily played in the wet sand and little waves all day. He also loved his first time swimming- jumping right into the cold pool with a big smile on his face! He attempted to blow bubbles in the water and has no fear.

He also has no fear at the park. We meet up with his bestie Cohen weekly and those two just run and explore without a second look back and their mamas! Teddy learned to climb up all the equipment and bravely handles all of his many spills.

Teddy continues to be a very social baby. He smiles and waves at all the other babies and kids (he doesn't know) when we're out and about. Sometimes he will still get random stranger danger when an adult talks to him, he is still especially wary of all the Trader Joe's cashiers (?) He still loves story time. It will be interesting to see him adapt to the older class once he turns 1. He's kind of the big kid on campus compared to all the other little babies so his story time world might get rocked.

He is fun and playful and loves to rough house with Blake. When we play "chase" with him, he gets a big excited smile and nervously dances his little feet. Then when you inch closer, instead of running the other way he will run straight into your arms. Haha kind of the opposite of chasing but it's adorable. 

He still naps twice a day and after a rough week of teething (the worst!) is back to sleeping through the night. He still loves to eat any food we are eating and can grab food off of plates in lightening speed. His new favorite foods include blueberries, blackberries, goldfish crackers, waffles and quesadillas. 

He still loves to "read" to himself in his room. He continues to love to shut doors and pull out all his books into a big pile and sort through them all. FaceTiming Aunt Amy multiple times a day is his other favorite past time :)


Happy 11 months to our wonderful TBear, its been another great month!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Teddy 10 months

This month has flown by as Teddy has learned to WALK! He took his first few steps in our living room one weekend. After a few days of a couple of steps here and there he is now walking all around our apartment.  He can stand up on his own now too. 

His first Easter was so much fun. He got a fun basket full of goodies including some bunny ears. He wore his ears all day and didn't seem bothered by them at all. He loves to wear his little baseball hat at the park too. He's a hat guy like his dad.

Teddy is still a sweet, content and a happy baby. Teddy is also curious and determined. He loves to explore every cupboard, drawer and new space he can find. He keeps me on my toes all day. He climbed INTO the shower this past week (fully clothed) while I tried to sneak in a quick 2 minute shower. He also loves to run away naked when I try to change his diaper- looking back and laughing at me while he escapes ;) His cutest new skill is giving kisses. He gives slobbery open mouthed kisses to a few beloved people and it's adorable. 

He now naps twice a day and is starting to sleep in a little more (7:15 feels so much better than 6:45 for some reason). He still loves to eat any food we are eating and can grab food off of plates in lightening speed. Teddy still loves pureed veggies the most.

Teddy has turned into a class clown at story time. He gets lots of ohhs and ahhs and applause from other moms/nannies when he walks and he eats up the attention. He smiles and claps for himself when he walks around the circle of other babies :) He loves to clap his hands, kick his feet and shout "ahhh" (for hooray) during the song If You're Happy and You Know it. He just started waving today! It's so cute. He is so social and LOVES to go up and approach other babies, familiar or not. And he knows the sign for "all done" now during meal time. He is making his speech-language pathologist mom proud. 

He still loves to "read" to himself in his room. He also loves to shut doors and often shuts himself in his room and then gets sad when he can't get out. 

Happy 10 months to our wonderful Teddy Bear, its been another great month!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Teddy 9 months

9 months! This feels like that last big milestone until the biiig milestone of ONE YEAR OLD. Time slow down! This past month has been fun-filled with visits to Aunt Amy and from Grandma Barbara. We had a great trip to Cincinnati to see Amers and Teddy loved his first trip to the zoo! Grandma Barbara came for a quick weekend visit and Teddy finally got a taste of her famous lasagna and she of course spoiled him with new toys and books! Teddy continues to be a sweet, active and funny baby.

Teddy is fast! He no longer follows us from room to room but rather leaves us to go discover different rooms on his own. He loves to play with the blinds and look out the window in our bedroom. Then he inevitably discovers Blake's drawer of electronics-- treasure!!! He cruises along the couch at lightening speed and can briefly stand up by himself for a few seconds. When he realizes he is standing on his own, he excitedly flaps his arms, causing him to fall down :)

He still takes 3 naps a day and is sleeping well during the night. I think he's getting a top tooth in this week so sleeping has been a little off. Teething is just the worst. He still loves solid food and some new favorite foods include yogurt, grapefruit and goldfish. He does not like cut up peaches or pears. (?) We recently bought him a straw sippy cup and he is obsessed with drinking from it now.

Teddy is starting to display some stranger danger here and there. He especially dislikes Trader Joes when he is far away from me in the check out line or when the (nicest) cashiers try to give him a sticker. CRY FEST!
But usually he is a friendly happy baby.

Story time at the library is a favorite activity and he acts like a little angel. He quickly crawls away from me to go sit directly in front of the librarian. He stays perfectly still and listens intently to her story. Occasionally he crawls back to my lap, nuzzles in for a seconds then crawls back to his spot. It's so adorable I just beam with pride the entire time :)

A few times a week he will still fall asleep nursing and I soak in the cuddles as long as I can. Cuddles are hard to come by these days as he just wants to be on the GOOOOOO.

I often catch him "reading" to himself in his room. He throws down a bunch of books from his cart until he finds the one he wants (usually his fuzzy lion book) and will sit and turn the pages for about 10 minutes. He is very serious throughout the whole process and rarely cracks a smile.

Happy 9 months to our dream boat, its been another great month!

Teddy 8 months

This past month has been a blast with Teddy. His sweet personality is really shining through. He is a happy, friendly, ACTIVE baby.

Teddy is a crawling pro and now follows us from room to room in the apartment. He gets so excited when he crawls around a corner and spots us. He smiles, laughs and crawls at super speed toward us- simply adorable! He stands up on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. I'm doing my best to encourage more crawling and discourage walking (Dr. V wants babies to crawl for 5 months and we do whatever that baby genius tells us!!!)

He slept for his first 12 hour stretch the other night and wow! It was glorious! We're back to sleeping about 10/11 a night and 3 naps a day so we'll take it! He is eating solid food like a champ and especially loves peanut butter and tortillas (of course! he's our child after all!) He loves bath time more than ever and is a blast to bathe. Teddy loves other babies and we're working on the whole "soft touches" thing because he is especially interested in touching others' eyeballs or pulling hair :)

Teddy is a sweet baby and is developing a funny sense of humor. He loves to rough house, be tickled and play peekaboo. He hit his mouth on a church pew this past week and cried so loud I had to take him out of the meeting (he was fine). Afterwards, multiple people in our ward came up to me and said "I heard Teddy crying and I didn't think he was capable of crying! I've never seen him sad!"

Happy 8 months to our dreamy Teddy Bear!



Teddy 7 months

This January has been somewhat of a blur with our first major case of household sickness. First Blake, then Teddy, then me, then Blake again. It's been a party at our house ;)

Teddy has been on the move this month! He is now a crawling pro and attempting to pull up to stand on everything. He is happiest when he's holding our hands, standing and bouncing up and down. He learned to sit up in his crib which has been wreaking havoc on his whole-sleeping-through-the-night-thing. (boo). Teddy now loves food- especially avocado, banana, oatmeal, and carrots. He loves singing and song time, especially when I show off my awesome Disney karaoke skills. Teddy loves rough housing with Blake including tickling and playing airplane. Teddy is a little charmer and flirts with all the Target and Trader Joes employees. He continues to be a happy, sweet baby who has our whole hearts.

 
BLOG TEMPLATE BY DESIGNER BLOGS