Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Davis turned one (ok, a few weeks ago)! We had a little birthday party with close friends and both sides of our family. Davis was completely overwhelmed but I think everyone else had a good time! He got lots of great stuff too-everyone was very thoughtful. He was a little short on toys so this first birthday certainly helped. Books, clothes, toys, and a swing are just a few things people were nice enough to bring us. The party was on April 10th and it just happened to be the warmest day of the year. He was crawling around in a diaper by the end of the day. Everyone had a good time playing outside and the adults ended up commning in the garage around the sangria table.

My little boy is growing up fast! He's a pro crawler & loves to pull up on anything he can get his hands on- which is anything at his eye level! He's experimenting on food but his favorites are still yogurt and fruit. He's now 23 lbs 10oz and 31" long. He's above average but not too much anymore. In the last couple days he's tried avacado & mango. The mango was just a little hard to pick up but the avacado was a HUGE success and something so healthy for him.

Below are a few pics...enjoy!

Winter, etc

I haven't blogged in a while. I've taken lots of pictures of our growing Bean but they're mostly on the phone!

Davis has been progressing nicely and learning to eat new things day by day. Just recently, at 11 months, he started crawling. That's a little behind schedule, but not uncommon for a bigger baby. Now, he army crawls and it looks like it takes a lot of effort. I see why he usually just prefers to roll most places. I do need to get some child safety latches for drawyers as well as outlet covers since he's all over the place. Our SIL, Lindy, was nice enough to let us bororw a baby gate, so that's a step in the right direction. His favorite thing seems to be cords- phone chargers, modem cables, lamp plugs, etc. Since those are always on the floor, I'm not sure how we handle that.  He's also pulling up a little though still has some trouble. I have found him, on multiple occassions, standing in his crib. He grabs the bumper, gets to his knees, then pulls on the crib slats to get all the way up. He tries to do the same thing on tables but usually has a hard time getting balanced correctly. Next, I'll be having to put away my accessories and clearing tables (gasp!). He's definately getting harder to manage at the office. I feel like we have a whole day care here with all the gear we have.

His eating seems to be right on track. He's down to 4 oz bottles, 4 times a day and usually doesn't finish. He's eating three meals a day. For breakfast, he usally gets (baby food) fruit & oatmeal or brown rice mixed w/ formula. For a snack he gets cheerios and yogurt. He LOVES yogurt. For lunch he gets veges and a little more fruit (usually just what's leftover in the jar from breakfast), along w/ his sippy cup full of milk. Late afternoon he usually gets cheerios or crackers and maybe cheese or something. Then for dinner he gets a jar of meat, vege, and starch. Sometimes we start on another jar of veges along w/ a little more milk. He's not particularly fond of things with chunks which is most adult food- so cheese, fruit, eggs, steamed veges, etc are not going so well. He will eat any and all starches...pasta, bread, crackers, cereal. We'll just continue to try new things! I have to be careful when he's around Grandpa...he likes to sneak him food that's not good for him. The other day he gave him syrup. Come on!

My social little baby is getting a little less so, which is fairly common. He doesn't like it when I leave the room and certainly doesn't like it when I leave him with people he doesn't see on a regular basis. Though, he warms up eventually. Davis is particularly enamored with his Aunt Dana. Sometimes he reaches for her when I'm holding him. I don't like that one bit! Though, if you just throw him around a little bit- he likes just about anyone. We're still working on the nursery at The Racquet Club where he goes usually just one day a week. That boy wails like I've never heard. He won't let the ladies put him down. Beanie is a litle heavy to carry for a whole hour and a half clinic! I have to run out of the room at top speed so as not to prolong the whole ordeal.

Davis's first birthday is coming up. We're starting to get out of some of the younger toddler toys. He just loves his little push car. I think he also needs a swing. Not sure what else at this age they are good for when it comes to the outdoors, but I shall get some advice from some mommy friends!

More to come soon...