Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jase has just been developing at rocket speed! Within one week he has learned how to sit up on his own from the laying down position to pulling himself up on his knees in his crib to standing up in his crib!!! Friday was Daddy Jason's birthday and we made a trip to Charlotte to visit Aunt Leigh, Uncle Tim, cousin Bailey and Austin. Even Grammy and Grandpa drove down from Virginia for the visit. Yesterday was my birthday and I had a great day! Jason got me some awesome stuff and my parents even came to eat dinner with us. We went and ate SUSHI!! yes! Jase eats twice a day now and whenever he sees us eating he wants some and will moan for it. I have to make sure I take food with us to feed him so he feels like he is eating with us. He is drinking water out of a sippy cup but mostly just chews on the spout and gets any water that may squirt out while he chews.

This picture is of Jase traveling like such a good boy and holding on to his carseat while cruising.
Jase and his cousins...the blue eyed angels!
Bath time with all his toys...he chews on each one at least once during the bath.
Clicking on photo will enlarge it and you will see his precious first tooth still working it's way out.
He lets us do almost everything to him.
Awesome action shot of the duck caught in mid air while falling off his head!!

What bubbles?
Duck head inserted into mouth...check!
Today caught in the act of standing in his crib.
He thinks he is big stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

what prunes??

Jase is eating food once a day and today he told me when he wanted to eat it. He kept fussing and I asked him in baby sign language if he wanted to eat and he started flinging his arms around and making lots of noise. So I fed him his fourth kind of food...prunes. He has tried rice cereal which I decided not to give him anymore of because it was absolutely disgusting!! I saw some DHA enriched cereal that I may try. He has eaten mashed bananas that I make for him and this weekend he tried pears. Don't get me wrong we have given him little tastes of all sorts of foods but these are the actually foods he has eaten in larger quantities. As for the prunes, these pictures explain just how much he liked them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will have to buy him some more!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Seven Months and doing so much

Jase has started eating food. We started with rice cereal and he thought it was an strange taste but ate it anyway. By the way, for those that don't know...it tasted like liquid cardboard!! I have given him smashed up bananas which he likes and he loves to talk when he has the food in his mouth. I think he is trying to feel it in the throat. He eats several bites but isn't too interested in it yet. He does know how to open his mouth when you bring the spoon closer which we are not sure when he learned this. It must have been in that manual he read before entering the world. Next we will try pears!
He got to interact with other children around his age. One little 10 month old girl liked taking away toys from him and he just stared at her. At one point she yelled in his face at him and he then looked astonished and yelled right back at her which made her get up and go to her mother. Her mother thought it was hysterical because usually other children cry and she was happy that her daughter had "met her match." Too cute!
Two weekends ago we went to my parent's house. Here is Jase's cousin Elektra. She likes to say "MINE" to everything and she even says that Jase is hers.

She got very jealous that Jase was on Abuelito's lap even though she had no desire to be there before Jase came down from bed. As my dad said, "Monkey see, Monkey do!"
Early last week Jase and I headed to Emerald Isle, North Carolina to be with Jason's family. He was unable to go because he had school but we made the 6 hour trip just fine. Here is Jase right after having sunscreen slathered on all over, even under the sun shirt!
Grammy bought a little raft boat and they filled it up with warm water for Jase to play in on the deck. He thought it was great but really liked this waterball best of all.
Here was some of his audience while he was in the raft boat. It's Jason's brother, sister-in-law, mother and his Aunt and Uncle. We had a great time!!
Here is Jase with Grandpa feeling the ocean for the first time. He didn't mind the freezing cold water at all but this is as far as we went.

Here he is with Grammy just after waking up from a little cat nap on the beach. He thought she was just too cozy not to fall asleep on.
The second day we were there they moved the raft boat to the beach under the shade tent. He loved it just as much and had a great time splashing like a mad man! Great idea Grammy and Grandpa!!!!!
Here is his with his Uncle Tim and Cousin Bailey. Holy smokes, check out that leg!!
Jase likes to roll around on the floor and play with all his toys. Here he is reading a book under his jumperoo! He spent twenty minutes reading that book.
Saving the best for last...HE IS GETTING A TOOTH!!!!!! That sucker is a sharp as a razor too!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

End of Seven Months!!

It's a big week! I am now officially a stay at home mom and I could not be happier. I will be watching another baby three days a week. Tomorrow the baby, Reese, will be five weeks old and she is one of Jason's classmate's baby. I will start watching her tomorrow as well. Jason went back and started his endodontic residency on Monday. Two more years and then he will be done. Yippee. Jase is really changing everyday and he just cracks me up with all the sounds and noises that he makes with his mouth. We really can see little teeth trying their hardest to come through and he seems to be in pain because of it. Only time will tell though. As of Sunday night Jase has been sleeping in his crib at night. It was very stressful for me because I really liked having him in the cradle in our room. But he was getting too big for the cradle and poor guy was used to close quarters and the crib is so big that he tosses all over the place before finding just the right spot. He's getting used to it though and such a good boy when it's time to go to sleep anytime. He will talk to himself and play with some of the crib toys for a bit then falls asleep. In the morning when it's time to wake up he just talks and plays by himself for at least 20 minutes before letting us know that he wants to get up. He still wakes up every 3-5 hours but sleeps for 12 hours a night. He takes at least two naps a day and if we are at home then he is able to take three good naps. He's like his momma and sleeping is a favorite hobby. Tomorrow he will be seven months old and is such a big baby boy!

Here he is posing with Chopper who makes him giggle every time he sees him.
My stud muffins
Oh how I love that knucklehead
He loves playing with his toys
Told you it was his favorite hobby.
The hat says it all...watch out everyone!

Still loves his jumperoo

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What a year!

Exactly one year ago this day I was 18 weeks pregnant! I was looking at photos and came across this one that was taken on July 3, 2006. Funny that my stomach still looks the same now ;) h'm