Monday, September 26, 2011

A VERY Hungry Caterpillar

September has been another great month for Edward.  We just returned home from the pediatrician's office for his 8th month visit and this was the first time I wasn't nervous about the weight check.  I just knew he had gained weight because he is eating food like it is going out of style and draining 5 oz bottles like we have never fed him before.  So far he has tried cereal, bananas, apples, squash, sweet potato, avocado, and carrots.  I think tomorrow we will try green beans!  I love, love, love making Edward's food using the Baby Breeza steamer/blender.  It actually is easier than I thought it would be.  I only chop the fruits and vegetables and hit a few buttons, and like magic, I have food for Edward for the week.  Today he weighed 13 lbs 5 oz and was 24 inches long. 

He does have his 1st cold, which has made me a little more worried about germs, since cold and flu season is around the corner.  He woke up Friday coughing and sneezing with a running nose.  We are hopeful this cold will just leave this house as soon as possible, as Michael and I were both sneezing and feeling a little under the weather too.  We are using the salt drops making Edward do a lot of tummy time to drain the excess junk out of his nose.  The doctor checked his lungs and his lungs sound clear.  He does have some upper airway congestion, and we were told to just keep doing what we are doing.  He did receive his first of two flu shots today, and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of his RSV vaccine.  The shots should become available in November and he definitely qualifies to receive the shot because of his birth weight and gestational age.  The shot won't prevent him from getting RSV but it will help lessen the severity of the symptoms.... hopefully.

In other news, Edward slept through the night! Woooohoooo! And then the very next night he woke up twice, and drank two bottles.  Little stinker!  We definitely do not mind waking up to feed him, because he promptly falls right back to sleep after the bottle, so we can't complain. And he was sleeping in his big boy crib in his own room, until, that is, he starting sneezing and coughing from this cold.  He is back in the bassinet next to us for a little while longer :) or until he turns five.....

Edward loves working with the physical therapist.  Jen has taught us so many exercises to strengthen his neck muscles.  He has made so much progress in only a month's time.  He has started rolling over from his tummy to back!  He used to hate tummy time, but now that he has learned to roll over, he knows how to get out of doing it.  He is smart, just like his.......... (I will let you fill in the blank!)
 We have learned that Edward needs/wants to be held from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.- his fussy time, so we decided to put him to work.  He likes to make dinner with us!
 The almost finished product about to go into the oven- no he has not tried pizza yet!
 Cutest outfit for the fall....... of course, anything with a matching hat just makes my heart melt!
 He is getting chunky legs!
 Sitting up in his bumbo chair. 
 Gooooooooooooooooo Irish!  No turnovers........ please?
 In his beach tent during our vacation earlier this month in Kiawah, SC.
 Hanging out on the back porch, enjoying all of the new things to see.
 With Dad, on our evening walk!
Poolside! Picking up the ladies already :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Funny Faces

                                              Wondering why I put him down to sit by himself......
                                             A little scared........
                                          Saying to himself, "This is stupid........."
                                            Blowing bubbles.............

Edward is really starting to develop his own little personality.  He is starting to squeal louder and louder when we play and he is now interacting with us more each day.  He can melt our hearts with his funny faces!  He is now 12 lbs 9 ounces!  We can't believe how big he is getting.  He tries to hold his bottle during feeding times and recently started drinking 5 ounces at a time.  Tonight he is going to sleep in his crib...... in HIS room...... NOT in the bassinet next to our bed..... any guesses on how many times I will get up tonight and walk into his room to check him?