Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sippy Cup

Owen is gaining coordination and is able to figure out his sippy cup now!

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Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin! (check out the teeth!)

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6 months old!!!

Happy 6 months Owen!

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It has been such a wonderful 6 months with you!

Now you:

- have 2 teeth

- roll over from your belly to your back AND your back to your belly. You are all over the place!

- are working on sitting up

- are such a happy baby almost all of the time

- have really started noticing Maggie and Piper. You love when they come and talk with you.

- absolutely love your Daddy. He can make you laugh and squeal like no body else!

- are very social- you love when people talk to you. You are a bit of a flirt!

- eat two “solid” meals a day.

- go to bed at 730pm, wake up around 430 to eat, and then are up for the day around 730am.

- take three short naps a day

- nurse 6-7 times a day

- Weight- 15.14lbs- 35th percentile


- Height- 26.1 inches- 50th percentile


- Head circumference- 43cm’s- 35th percentile

- are absolutely perfect to mommy and daddy!

Here is how much Owen has changed in the last 6 months!

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We love you Owen!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

6 month appointment

Owen had his 6 month appointment today (one day early). It went GREAT!!!!

He finally gained enough weight to make the doctor happy- and without me really changing anything i have been doing. She had asked me before to start feeding him formula to fatten him up, but i really did not want to stop breastfeeding him so I did not exactly listen to her advice. Well I am glad I did not because he gained enough!

I like his pediatrician, but I wish she was more pro breastfeeding. It was always so weird to me that she was so quick to suggest formula!

But now it is not an issue, he does not need to go back and see her until November because he is now in the 35th percentile for weight.

His stats:

Weight- 15.14lbs- 35th percentile

Height- 26.1 inches- 50th percentile

Head circumference- 43cm’s- 35th percentile

YAH! What a great visit and a great day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is Johns 27th birthday.

For his gift, Owen and I were crafty and made him this photo frame. 

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I was afraid John would find it totally lame, but he loved it! Owen and I had a great time taking pictures for it. Here are a few more. IMG_3517 IMG_3490 IMG_3491      IMG_3497    IMG_3506    IMG_3510  IMG_3512 IMG_3513  

Happy Birthday John. Thanks for being a wonderful husband and a great father!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ouch, these things hurt!

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Owen likes to use these little things for all kinds of biting, my fingers, my shoulder, when I am  nursing him… OUCH! I try telling him no but he is really too young to understand! I just can’t believe our little guy has two teeth already!!!!!

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All is forgiven when he flashes that adorable smile!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin

Owen can officially roll from his back to his belly, and then back over to his back again. He has been doing it occasionally for a week or so now, but yesterday he continually did it. If I walked away for even a second he would be on his belly. Daddy even got to see him do it last night for the first time.

Next up, sitting.

Monday, August 17, 2009

2nd tooth

We have a second tooth as of today!!! If you look closely you can see a little tooth bud to the left of his other, now much larger, tooth!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

First tooth

For the past week or so Owen has not been sleeping. Where did my great little 10+ hour a night sleeper go? Well apparently he is TEETHING because yesterday we could see a tiny white spot on his gum, and today he has a tooth!

Check it out…

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And the close up version. If you click on the photo, it will get bigger.

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Hopefully since the tooth has officially broken through he will be a better sleeper tonight. It has been a hellish 4 days of him waking up at least every hour needing comforting (which i dont mind doing, mama is just EXHAUSTED!).

The lack of sleep reminds me of the first week home with him, only no Mom Mom to help out!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I should be getting ready for company….

But instead Owen and I took some pictures and then realized we had not posted some cute ones from last week!

Owen fell asleep on the couch with me last week and I moved away to get some great pictures. He is such an adorable sleeper!

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Oops we woke the sleeping baby!

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Owen eating peas, he actually liked them!

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Some cute pictures we took just now. He is getting so big!

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I think he ALMOST looks a little like me in this one.. what do you guys think?

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OK i guess he still looks just like a little John. At least he got my toes i guess. Not that there is anything wrong with Johns toes, it is just nice for him to have SOMETHING of mine! :)

We have been busy this week with a visit from Aunt Michelle and preparing for Johns Dad, Grandma, and brother Sam to arrive for a week. The guys will be working on a shed in our back yard and Grandma will help me out with the baby. I have so much cleaning and organizing that I still want to get done and it will be great to have an extra pair of hands around.

I also spend a while this week making baby food for Owen. So far I have made sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, peaches, and bananas. It is so easy to do, so much healthier, and amazingly cheaper. If anyone wants information on how to do this go to http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/.

We hope everyone is having a great week :)