Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Harrison is now nine months old. I have officially started planning his first birthday party and I absolutely can not believe how fast this time has gone by. My little baby boy is now starting to look like a little boy. He is so much fun right now, if I could I would freeze this moment and keep him at this age for a very, very long time!! He is such a little ham and has a personality that commands the attention of every one in the room. Aside from being adorable and funny, my boy is smart. He is smart in ways that amaze me and also in ways that test my patience. He is quickly figuring out how to push the boundaries and smiles at me when I say no. I have a feeling I am going to have me hands full!
Here are some things he loves right now:
Waiving Bye Bye
Being tossed/twirled/flipped/spun or being held upside down
Talking (He now says dada, momma, and bye bye)
Dancing (more like bouncing up and down)
Water (baths, swimming, washing hands)
The Dogs Water Bowl
Opening cabinets and emptying them onto the floor
Hair (Harrison loves to twirl hair as he has his bottle. My hair is long enough that I don't think twice about it although sometimes it means no ponytails during feedings. I love watching Matt feed Harrison because Matt has to tuck his head all the way down past his shoulder so that Harrison can reach his hair as he eats. I must take a picture of it because it is a precious sight. Harrison has started twirling his own hair but not consistently.)
Enjoying a lemon
Here are some things he hates right now:
Getting his diaper changed (he does not like being held down)
Being left in a room alone
With his pediatrician Dr. Dedman. Oh how we love her!!!
At Harrison's 9 month Dr. visit he weighed 20 lbs and 5 ozs. He was 28 1/2 inches long and was in the 50% for his height, weight, and head. He has had three ear infections but has a very high pain tolerance. He is allergic to penicillin and takes medicine like a champ.Harrison is into anything and everything right now. He crawls constantly and is gaining speed with each day. He now follows me around the house all day long and talks to me as he moves along (more like bah bah dadadada bbbrrrrrrr mamama). Yesterday we played our first game of hide and seek. I would hide and he would crawl down the hallway and into the rooms to find me. He would squeal with delight when he saw me, but I think I was having even more fun :) He is very independent, but still loves to cuddle.
Monday, June 21, 2010
And to my precious daddy...You set the bar pretty high. Not many little girls are lucky enough to have a father like you. I would like to say that I always showed you how much I love and appreciate you, but I might have tried your patience a time or two. Thank you for shaping me into the woman that I am today and for teaching me the importance of my faith, and my family, and always showing kindness to others (even perfect strangers). I love your smile, your bald head, your blue eyes and your huge heart. We are a lucky group of girls, us Lovejoys!! Thank you for...everything!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The other day I realized I didn't have any pictures of Harrison's naked butt. How in the world could that be? Every baby has a naked butt shot!! So how is it that this picture crazy momma (I have taken over 3,000 pictures since Harrison was born) does not have one frozen moment in time of her little boy in the buff?!?! It didnt take long to change that....the only problem was getting him to stay in one spot! I hope you think his sweet cheeks are as precious as I do :)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I visited Clear Creek Elementary where I will be student teaching this fall. I spent the day with Mrs Seigel and Mrs Watts which are the teachers I will be working with. After spending the day with these lovely ladies, my nerves were calmed. I am still anxious about leaving my precious baby boy but I keep reminding myself that this is only for 12 weeks and then I will return to being his constant companion :)
I made burlap covered cork boards (inspired by Rachel's basement).
Sleepless in Simpsonville. Harrison has had two random nights in the last three weeks in which he decided he did not need any (and I do mean ANY) sleep. The first night he woke up at 2:30 and played until the sun came up around 6 in the morning. About a week later he decided it was a great idea to stay awake until 4 am. I am hoping this is not a trend. So far this week, I have enjoyed my Zzzzs!