Thursday, February 25, 2010

.... and more David

Playing with Daddy...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Nine Months Old

Our little guy was 9 months old yesterday. I can't believe it! The last few months have just flown by. I never thought we'd make it to nine months when we had the twins, but with David, it went by in the blink of an eye. Wow.

So, here are just some fun random facts about our sweet David Ray....

  • He started climbing the stairs last week, so we had to put in a gate. He's learned how to slide open the gate (we don't latch it, just slide it behind a rail -- the twins have a hard time latching it).
  • He adores his brother and sister and wants to be wherever they are. He's always messing up their toys, and they don't always like him around. But, they do a great job tolerating him.
  • He has a temper....big temper! He'll get mad about something and hit and bite whatever is closest to him (the table, a toy, the stairs).
  • One top tooth has come in and the second is starting to break through. Oh, and they are BIG teeth (have you seen Daniel's?).

  • He weighs about 19 pounds and is pretty much in the 50th percentile in weight.... a little less in height.
  • He loves to eat whatever you're eating.... forget baby food. I have to really watch what Daddy offers him... chocolate, pizza, guacamole, chips.
  • He's still not sleeping through the night... we decided it's time for some tough love. His new schedule is: he goes to bed around 9:00 and then gets up at 11:30, 3:30 and 6:30.

  • He is still obsessed with tearing paper andthen eating it.
  • He loves to drink out of a cup.... if he sees you drinking from a cup, he'll bug you until you share.
  • He makes these silly sounds all the time. I can't explain it very well, but it's like a wheezing sound when he inhales... it's funny.
  • Yesterday, he got kicked out of Bible Class and the Nursery for screaming and crying. I say "kicked out".... but they really don't kick kids out.... I just got paged to go get him.

  • He loves to take off and chew on socks. I use to go through several pair a day, but now I just don't put socks on him very often.
  • He fights sleep.... we still rock him to sleep. He HATES to go to sleep. If he's not completely out when you lay him down, he pops up in half a second and starts to scream bloody murder. And, he's been sleeping on his tummy since birth. I've rarely seen him asleep on his back.
  • He loves to give Mommy open-mouth-big-wet-kisses and then he bites my lip. My upper lip has a scab on it right now. And, he thinks it's soooo funny!
  • I love his eyebrows.... he's got so much expression in them.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

He's a mess....

David will be 9 months old in ten days. He's a mess! He has been crawling since the week he turned 6 months, and I expect him to be walking in a few weeks. He has never sat on his bottom (unless I sit him like that, but he quickly rolls out of it). Seriously. He learned to push up on all fours before he had enough balance to sit on his own. Then, he went straight to crawling.... still not having enough balance to sit on his own. Once he started crawling, forget sitting still! He now props himself back on his knees... and that's how he prefers to sit. He's starting to stand by himself now.... but only for a few seconds.
He loves bathtime! He splashes water the entire time like a mad-man.... I have to keep the shower curtain closed as much as I can or else we all get drenched!
Cal's new favorite thing to do is climb into David's crib with him and wrestle! David loves it! It's the only time he doesn't cry when he's in his crib (awake). Here's Cal giving David some "tummy bubbles".

We've also learned that those big white things in the kitchen and bathroom can open, and they hide all sorts of wonderful things!

You can't really tell, but that's a phone book on the ground with half of the cover torn off. David has the torn piece in his right hand. There isn't a magazine or book, at baby-level, that doesn't have pages ripped out of it. Evidently, paper is a yummy treat.

Daddy-Daughter Date

Patti and her daddy went on a date last night. We've planned this for weeks. They started the evening off at Red Lobster (Patti's favorite restaurant... thanks to Grams). She ordered popcorn shrimp and smashed potatoes... and a shirley temple! After dinner, they went to the MSC Opas presentation of Cinderella. I think they both had an amazing time!