Tuesday, May 24, 2011

7 Months, Crawling and School!

Last week my baby turned 7 Months! He really is more like a little boy now than a baby. Brett started crawling about 2 weeks ago and he has gotten VERY fast! I cant believe he went from sitting quietly in  his swing to crawling all over the house and pulling up on EVERYTHING in such a short time! Needless to say, things around here have been super busy. 

I have been fortunate to have my baby home with me for 7 months. My mom helped me a lot for 2 months and then Brett was back at home with me the last 3 weeks.....well let me tell you.....I work from home and working at home with a baby who is mobile is impossible very hard! So as much as I have loved having my baby boy home with, me- happy and healthy- it was time. Brett started school (aka daycare but I feel better calling it school) yesterday. I felt completely comfortable sending him for lots of reasons. He is one busy bee and I knew he ould LOVE all of the tpys, stimulation and other friends to play with! And, his school is less than 5 minutes away! Since I do work from home, there is no real rush to get him there, and I like that we can spend a little extra time in the morning if we want :)

Brett on his first day of school!
Showing me his teeth! (all 8 of them!)

Brett did great on his first day and 2nd day too! He was happy and didnt cry! :)
Here are some things he is doing now:

*Crawling- very fast :)
*Pulling up on everything, even the walls
*Waiving his arms in the air when he is excited
*Eating all stage 2 foods and has eaten a banana mashed up a few times
*Starting to say some consonants but nothing significant yet
*He can walk when we hold his hands
*LOVES drinking water out of his sippy cup and our cups as well
*Prefers to sleep on his belly now
*Wears 9-12 month clothes and size 4 diapers

And here are the 7 months pics....and some others I took with my new camera :)

 Helping Daddy cook!

 Standing and Sipping

Beating on Daddy
Admiring his reflection :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Im still here!

Gosh, it feels like forever since I last posted! Things have been very busy around here! Brett has changed more in the last few weeks than any week so far! He now has 8 teeth! (I know, right!?) He can pull himself up, can crawl backwards and rolls all over the place. He can get back to sitting from any position and LOVES to stand up against our ottoman and bang. In other words....we NEVER sit down haha!

Brett will be starting school in 2 weeks and I am so excited! He is one busy little bee and I think the socialization and stimulation are just what he needs! I have been so blessed to have him home/with my mom for the last almost 7 months and know that he will now benefit from what the school has to offer...AND I can actually get my work done during the day! :)

We celebrated Easter 2 weeks ago and I caved and put my baby boy in a smocked sear sucker outfit! I was always DETERMINED to never dress my boy "frilly" but when I saw this outfit I couldn't resist.  And how cute is he!??
He had so much fun playing with his uncles, cousins, and grandparents!

This past weekend was my first Mothers Day. I can truly say it was the best day...I enjoyed it more than any birthday or other Holiday! Being a mom is a gift in itself and even though Brett has no idea what this day meant, it was so special. AND my husband didn't disappoint either! I am now a mommy to a Nikon D3100!!! Here are some pics from Mothers day and the last few days I have been playing with my new toy! :)

My sweet baby boy!