Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Swim lessons!

  We were just getting in and adjusting to the cool water here. Poor little feet & lips were purple for a bit!

Here we're practicing kicking.

 Above, the instructor has all the little kids "chase" around a little fish to promote reaching & eventual strokes.

In a previous post I said we'd put up some pics but Mimi and I haven't connected on pictures but Davis, Matthew, & I went to Beanie's second swim lesson last night so here are some pics! I took Davis in the water this time. He LOVES when I blow bubbles. That really gets the feet moving!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We LOVE to jump!

So, we have no jumperoo at our house (just at Grandma's) so WE are the jumperoo for Davis!!


This past weekend we went up to Chicago to have Beanie baptized. Our minister, Paul Stiffler, who married my parents, Aunt Joan and Uncle Gary, Matthew and I, Dana and Jeff, and Stacy and JJ this coming June- (as well as baptized all us kids)- of course, baptized Beanie- but in the backyard at Aunt Joan's house. We thought that would be easier for all of us. I don't think God discriminates on locale anyway. There were 15 of us including Davis who made the trip including Matt's parents all the way from Bloomington. Stacy and JJ are the official godparents but Aunt Dana and Uncle Jeff certainly do more than their fair share of Beanie care. Here are a few pics. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

6 months

Ok, well, he's not 6 months officially until Friday but he went for his check-up with Dr. Cummings. That guy is so laid back- unless he had an 11th finger sprout out of his arm he'd prob'ly tell me he was on track but I think Beanie is doing just fine. Dr. Cumming's agreed and added "that he's quite social and had a pleasant disposition." (Are there babies that have "bad" dispositions?) He did have two immunizations (ie: shots) and a flu shot which Matthew thinks is excessive but I've told Matthew he does not have a degree in medicine like my doctor does so he's getting a flu shot! Back to the doctor at nine months.

Height: 28 1/4"
Weight: 18 lb 12oz
Size 2-3 diapers
9 month clothes- he wears a combo of bigger 6-9 month or 12 month at the moment.

SKILLS: Rolling over (though only one way- from back to front), grabbing objects as small as a raisin, tracking objects all directions, sitting supported, standing supported. There are some others from the "book" but I can't remember off-hand.

FOOD: We started rice cereal at about 4.5 months and have just started baby food, stage one, about a week and a half ago. At the moment he gets half a container stage 1 yellow vegetable (carrots, squash, sweet potatoes) mixed with 2.5 T. rice cereal. All in all it makes about 1/4 cup. We're just adding an additional feeding of cereal & green vegetable (peas or green beans) this evening. I've heard most babies don't like this quite as well. Next round of food I buy will be stage 2 (thicker). Soon will come meat (can you saw ewwww to pureed meats!) and lastly fruits in addition to one more meal which will make three meals per day. Beanie will also be adventuring into finger food (ie: biter biscuit, etc) and drinking from a cup. I could have done that at about 5 months and just haven't done so yet. He still eats in his Bumpo seat since he can't sit up on his own yet. Once he does that (sometime this month prob'ly) we'll move to the high chair.

So, all in all, he is a big healthy boy!

Weekend Festivities

We're having a busy-ish weekend here at the Crain household! Matthew officially turned 30 on Thursday. We decided this is the age you are officially a "grown-up". Whether or not we act like one is a different story. We went out for the evening and left Beanie with Nana & DD. Friday Beanie and I went to tennis and came home to get ready for Kim Havestock's wedding at the Roof downtown. It was such a beautiful wedding. Mimi and Papaw were kind enough to come up and stay over night so we could act slightly less than grown up! We didn't want to get too wild seeing that Davis had his very first swim lesson this morning at 9:30a! I had to be at work before the lesson was over so Matthew got in the water on this one. He was so stinkin cute! Mimi hasn't downloaded pics yet but we should have some soon! Between all the other babies, water slides, and general activities at the Monon Aquatic Center- he had a little issue with concentration. He even went under water for the first time and didn't make one peep. What a tough boy he is! I really think he liked it though and we have a few more months so we shall see what kind of little tabpole he becomes. Mr. Tyden Fiesbeck is joining us for lessons in December with mama Jackie. We are very excited to have a friend in the class! While I work this afternoon Davis is going to be out carousing with Daddy, Mimi, and Papaw (though some of the grandkids call him "Aw-paw"). I think it's so important to get these small beings out of the house to see what's out in our big world. I just want to soak in every minute. They just get so big so fast...sigh...