9.29.2011

Hey hey, it's my birthday!

My cute parents had a little birthday dinner for me at their house. It was great food (of course since I picked the menu), and great company!

I love this picture of my cute little family. Especially Tanner's face. ha!
 I was all sniffley that day. We weren't sure if I was getting a cold or if it was just allergies. To stay on the safe side I didn't blow my candles out. But I pretended for pictures!
 My daddy made the cake. Funny since he doesn't like chocolate. Just shows how much he loves us! mmmm!
 It was such a great time to spend with everyone.
Makes me so happy we were able to do it. It was actually the Sunday before my actual birthday, but that is ok because we were at a funeral all day on the actual day. Kollin's Grandfather passed away so he was able to take a couple of days off for bereavement. It was so sad, but the silver lining was I got to spend my entire day with my boys!

9.21.2011

High time for a high chair

We finally caved. I tried to go as long as possible without having to get a high chair.


Tanner was doing just great in his Bumbo, and we all loved it. Last week, however, he figured out how to scoot the Bumbo around with his feet. I am always very close and watching over him whenever he is in it, but this made me a little worried. Also for the fact that I usually only use the Bumbo now for feeding and haircuts, it makes it kind of difficult to keep him interested and holding still if he is able to move the dang thing around.


Enter the high chair.


When I was pregnant, I always wanted an Eddie Bauer high chair, and dark wood so it would match the rest of the furniture in our kitchen. Kollin wasn't a fan, because he said it is hard to clean off the wood and those plastic and metal ones are much better... blah blah blah. Don't get me wrong. Those other high chairs are great! But after looking at about a billion different ones, none of them jumped out at me like the Eddie Bauer one did.

I have also been debating between the other kind that either strap to a chair or clip onto a table. Those kinds are a great space saver, and you can also take them to different places like on vacation or a friend's or family member's' house for meals.


So Kollin being the wonderful soon to be husband that he is, went and got it for Tanner (me). Yay!

I love it! And so far, so does Tanner.


He is so happy to be able to be on the same level as everyone else and up where he can see. He could see pretty well in the Bumbo, since it was on the kitchen table (again, someone was always nearby watching him) but it wasn't the same since he would concentrate more on trying to move it, than look around.
I am thinking the true test is going to be when I am doing someone's nails. Usually, he is in his bouncy chair or his walker. He doesn't last long without crying in either. I am hoping it is because he is still down on the ground and not on the same level as my client and me. Now that he is going to be up higher, I am crossing my fingers he will have a better time since he is not getting 100% of my attention.

This one is going to be for the house. We are also eventually going to get the other kind of high chair. We are leaning more towards the kind that straps to a chair. I asked on Facebook and pretty much everyone said this was the! best! kind! It will be for when we are going somewhere and will need one.

Right now my parents have their own high chair for grand kids. But since they have one high chair, and 5 (so far) grand kids, I am sure it will be a big help if we bring our own once there are too many grand kids at the house at the same time that will need to be in one.

9.18.2011

Mish Mash

Sorry for the SPAM in posts, but I'm playing catch up!

Playing around during his bath. I can't get enough of this kid.
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 Fell asleep at the wheel.
 Laundry day!

 Finger puppets that I made. Birthday present for cousin Cole's 1st.
 Grandma Cannon hanging out with the birthday boy and Tanner.
 Mmmmm... CAKE!
 Grandpa Cannon keeping Tanner warm.
 I'm so worried he is going to grow out of this before the weather is cold enough. So I stuck him in it and took pictures!
 This was a baby shower gift from my wonderful nanny Marsha!


It's Daddy time!

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I like to move it move it!

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Almost mobile! (hyperventilating)

Should I be excited or scared? Or both? hee hee

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9.09.2011

Feeling crafty again!

Yay! Got it done in a couple days! That yarn was a pain though.

9.03.2011

Family Photos

We were able to spend a few hours with Jaedyn today, so we decided to go and get family pictures!








7 Months Old


Well, we've reached 7 months.
Really?
Guess so.

I still don't feel like a mom, but I have never been so in love with such a little nugget of happiness in my life! Of course, he has done some great things this last month:

He has sprouted two. Count 'em, his first TWO teeth! I could tell he was teething because he had been a little fussier, was sticking all four of his fingers in his mouth and I could see little pimple like bumps on his lower gum. I didn't even realize that one of them made some really good progress until his pediatrician found it and showed me at his 6 month appointment. It was juuuuust about ready to come through. And then a couple weeks later the second one did the same thing. I may be cutting out the nursing soon and just go to pumping and bottles. That little devil has bitten me a few times and it does not feel good! Funny thing, however, is when he has done it, I will jump and jerk him away out of pure reaction. Then he looks up at me with his eyes all huge since I probably scared him. And then my laughing begins and I can't stop for probably 5 or 10 minutes. All the while he is looking at me like I am crazy.
He went swimming (in a swimming pool, not a huge man made lake) for the first time. And of course, Daddy taught him how to splash! It is the cutest thing to watch, but best when watched at a distance. Both Daddy and I got lots of water in our eyes and up our noses.
We got him his first nursery rhyme book. It is The Real Mother Goose. This is the same book I had when I was a little girl. I remember the black and white checkers on the cover and Mother Goose riding a giant goose with a baby riding along in her basket. Did anyone else have this book? I remember loving the pictures in it and my parents reading it to me. Kollin and I wrote cheesy little notes in the front cover that Tanner can read when he's older also. awwww... At first, I was turning to a random page and reading a random nursery rhyme to him. I quickly found out that this was not the best idea. Some of those rhymes are violent and disturbing! I'm just going to have to remember to read the rhyme quickly in my head before reading it out loud. Just so I don't accidentally read about a little man that had a little gun full of  lead that shot a duck in the head. This book was first published in 1916, so I guess it wasn't that big of a deal back then? Eep!
Another very very cute thing that he has started to do is say "mama." Kollin likes to take credit by saying he taught him to say it when he is hungry, needs his diaper changed or is tired. He started only saying it when he was crying, which would break my heart every time! But then he started saying it just whenever he felt like it. Happy or upset. I know that kids usually say "dada" first, so HA! I'm still not sure if I am courting this as his first word since I don't know if he realizes what he's saying. Also that his pediatrician said that "mama" is actually a distress call at the beginning. But then again, he might know what he's saying!
Along with "mama," he is also saying "bah bah bah." I'm sure there are probably more, but I've been racking my brain for the last 10 minutes and can't think of any! He's also asleep right now, so I can't just sit and listen to my little chatter box at the moment. He has also started to smack his lips when he sees food coming. That has only happened over the last few days, but I laugh so hard each time!
I know I have mentioned it before, but WOW this kid is squirmy! He reached another new high in this department this past month. Also, maybe a couple days after this happened he went and rolled off our bed. While I was sleeping. DOH! I had brought him into bed with me after Kollin left for work since it is much easier to be able to nurse him in bed while I still pretty much sleep in the mornings. While I was dozing in and out of consciousness I could hear him babbling and squirming around. (mind you, the day before this happened the same thing was happening. I opened my eyes JUST in time to see him sliding off Kollin's side of the bed head first. I was able to grab his leg just in time.) But this time I didn't open my eyes. I heard a BANG and then a WHAAA! That sure jolted me awake in a hurry. I jumped out of bed and found him on his stomach on the floor by Kollin's side of the bed. I scooped him up and started talking to him cheerfully like it was no big deal and he stopped crying after just a few seconds. I think it was more of being scared than hurting. I (of course) checked his head and every other inch of his little body for any bumps or breaks. He was just fine. My little trooper is going to be crawling in no time. I'm still trying to decide if I am happy or scared out of my mind for this to happen. lol
He also got his first big boy bath! He is loving it. Especially when I spray him with the shower head. When I hold it still, he sits and reaches for the water as if he thinks he can grab it. So silly.
He is getting a lot better at grabbing things. His pediatrician was pretty impressed with this apparently. Along with him being able to sit on his own, and sitting for an extended period of time. He said he likes to see all this happening by 9 months and that we're a little ahead of the scale. Sweet! I guess?
Along with grabbing things, he has also (kind of) started to play catch. He has got the timing down perfectly on when to put his hands down in order to stop the ball from rolling, and keeping it there until he is ready to let go.
About a week or so ago I think he figured out mirrors. Daddy was standing on one side of the room and he was looking at him through the mirror about half way in between them. Then he looked directly at him. Then back in the mirror. Then at him. Then the mirror. Then him. Then the mirror... you get the idea. I've always called it "the baby/mommy/daddy/doggy/whatever else in the other world." (patent pending) But I'm pretty sure he is figuring out that the other world is still our world. I'm not sure when this realization usually happens, but it was so great to see his little mind working on solving that riddle!
We also cut his hair again for the second time. That stuff grows fast! Good thing too. Since we're not that great at cutting hair yet, I never have to freak out too much since it'll be back to what it was in just a few weeks.
Keep the good and fun times coming kid!
Weight: 16.2 lbs
Length: 25.3 inches
I love you more every day. Even on the hard ones.
xoxo
mama