Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Spring Catch-Up...

Our Mama has good intentions regarding this blog - but can't seem to keep it up-to-date. Eh - she does the best she can. We still love her! Here are a few pics from our Spring shenanigans...


The Springtime Bunny visited our home for the first time!

Magnifying glass and a yummy hat...


A butterfly net!


Designing some of the garden with Grandma Sandy...


Planting our tomatoes and peppers...


Watering the baby seeds...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Catching Up



I am sick at home today, so time to catch up on some posting! Our whole family has actually been pretty sick for the last couple of weeks. I am the last one to catch this eye/ear/nose/chest infection. Good golly, I don't remember the last time I felt this bad. Poor Alex - he has a double ear infection that didn't respond to the first round of antibiotics and is on stronger Augmentin now, which seems to be doing the trick.

I should update on some of Alex's development otherwise, as my Mom likes to joke, we will need to put one dollar in the therapy jar for ever less post he has compared to his brother.

Turning 9 months on April 27th, Alex weighed in at 19 lbs, 6 oz at the doc's office. Alden weighed in at about this much when he was 15 months old (adjusted to 12 months at the time, but still). Alden is right now in 3 year old clothing, weighing in at about 30 lbs. He is still small for his age, but is steadily growing, so his doctor isn't concerned. She said that he could still, and probably will, have a catch-up growth spurt in the future. But he will NEVER be chunky.

So, back to catching up on posting. Alex got his first tooth on April 18th. He has yet to get another. As you see in the pic above, he plays peek-a-boo. He can wave "hi" and "bye." He says "Da-Da" non-specifically. He signs "Milk" while nursing and eating and really anytime he sees me. He lunges onto all fours to go after something, then flops into his tummy and grunts, wiggles, and rolls around in frustration to his destination. He LOVES his kitties. He's shy around strangers. He likes to eat books and most foods. I am making Alex's baby food this time - I was too stressed to experiment with things like making baby food and cloth diapering with Alden. I must say that it is so much fun to watch Alex eat fresh food creations.

I compared Alex and Alden's (adjusted) development - and they are SO similar. It is a bit of a relief (for Alden's sake) that they are virtually identical.

Alex's head is also larger than average, not as large as Alden's, but pretty close. So there, Mr. Neurosurgeon! It's GENETIC! :)

There, consider yourself caught-up. One less dollar in the therapy jar for Alex. I feel better already.