Friday, July 15, 2011

Micah @ 8 Months Old

Micah is eight months old today.  He has grown so much in the past month.  Our baby is growing into a big boy. At eight months old, Micah...

... weighs XX pounds, according to our home scale.

... is still in size 3 diapers.  He is in size 12 month clothes primarily, but can wear 18 month.

... gives great big belly laughs.  He finds the silliest things funny.

... calls for you to pick him up or give him more of something (usually food), by opening and closing his fist.  One night, we were sitting in a way that he could see himself in the mirror.  He sat calling for the baby in the mirror to come to him with the most serious look on his face.  It was so cute.

... has two teeth, and appears to working on getting some more.  It took me a while, but I finally got pictures of them.  He just recently, like in the past couple of days, started trying to bite.  I think it's mostly by accident, and he doesn't realize that it hurts.

... sleeps okay.  For the past week or so, he's been waking up several times throughout the night.  One night, in particular, he woke at 5 am, and decided that he needed to get out of his crib, and that he was ready to play.  I watched the sun come up from Micah's bedroom floor.  Hopefully he will get back to being my good sleeper.

... loves being outdoors.  If he's fussy, we go outside.  It usually cheers him right up.  The only thing is that it's been so hot, that I'm usually ready to melt long before Micah wants to come back inside.

... is a very good eater.  He will eat almost anything we give him, and has started showing a preference for the food that we are eating. 

... loves water.  He had his first adventure in the swimming pool.  He really enjoys his baths also.  I may have a little fish.

...  is crawling.  It is slow going right now, but soon he'll be zipping through the house like it's his own personal racetrack.  We really need to start baby-proofing everything, and get some baby gates.

... is starting to pull himself up.  He usually pulls up on one of us, but he is starting to attempt to pull up on the couch.  He can also sit up from laying down.  He completely surprised me with that move.

... gives kisses.  They are wet, open-mouthed kisses right now, but they are kisses. 

... is a complete and utter daddy's boy.  He watches Mikey from the time he walks through the door.  He loves riding around in his dad's arms. 

... goes by the nicknames Gus-Gus, Chubba-kins, MicahMan, Maine, Junior Junior, and Sugar Bear.
  • Gus-Gus: The chubby mouse on Cinderella.
  • Chubba-kins:  Because his legs are so round and juicy.
  • Junior Junior:  Because he looks like his father and his grandfather.
  • Sugar Bear: Because he's so sweet, and like to give sugar.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Creeper Crawler

We have a creeper/crawler. He's doing a little of both.  He was headed to his daddy, who he loves beyond measure. He usually shows a little more skill at it also, but he was in a hurry to get to his daddy.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Keep Swimming!

 We went swimming today with our cousins.  Or rather, we went to the pool, and played.  I don't know how to swim, and Micah hasn't learned yet.  None of them really know how to swim either.  The plan was for us to both take swimming lessons this summer.  Hasn't happened, and I doubt it will.  There's always next summer. 

 Micah loves the water.  He is so relaxed, and enjoys splashing.  Yesterday's post should be an indicator of that fact.  Today was Micah's first time in a pool (or any large amount of water).  He did really well, and loved the water. 

Micah was exhausted after he got out of the pool.  He sat in my aunt's lap and stared off into space until he fell asleep. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Greedy Boy

Micah likes to eat.  Lately, he's decided that he would prefer to eat what we are eating.  Tonight, Mikey was eating a marshmallow.  He decided to let Micah taste it.

That led to Micah fussing when Mikey ate the marshmallow.  We gave him a teething biscuit to appease him.  That led to a very messy Micah.

The mess led to a bath in the kitchen sink.  Micah decided that he needed to bathe the counter tops, the floor, and me as he bathed.  He had a splashing good time.

The night has been quite fun for everyone involved.  I'm calling it a night, and heading to bed.  Hopefully Micah will decide to sleep past 5 am tomorrow morning.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Helping With The Laundry

This morning Mikey and I were folding the laundry. Micah decided that he would make sure that we did a good job.

 By the way, we have a creeper.  He gets a little faster everyday.  I'm afraid of what is in store for me in the near future when he starts crawling and gets faster.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Laughing Micah

I caught Micah laughing on video last night. Usually when I get my phone to video him, he stops doing whatever it is that he's doing that I want to video. I guess me pretending to bite him was too funny to stop laughing at. I love to hear him squealing and laughing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Catching Up...

I have been a little slack about keeping up with this blog, but it's mostly because we haven't been doing anything really exciting at all. Though we have been a little busy.

June 27 was our second anniversary. See our 1st year here.  This year Mikey and I spent the day together.  We saw a movie, had dinner, and enjoyed ourselves.  Micah went to the babysitter's.  I was the excited recipient of a pair of diamond earrings.

July 2, we spent the day with Mikey's family at a family reunion.  It was fun.  Micah was a hit. I barely got to hold him.  Everyone was determined to "give mommy's arms a break."

And as promised, pictures of Micah's toothies.  He has two that have come through on the bottom, and another that is coming soon.

His shirt says," Daddy knows a lot, but Mommy knows everything!" I love it.
We had a blast yesterday for the 4th of July.  We spent even more time with family, ate way too much food, played way to hard, and came home way too dirty.  I'm already looking forward to next year.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Weekly Photo Review

I missed a picture of Micah this week.  Today of all days. I just got busy.  I remembered to take the picture several times.  I just put it off, saying I would take it later.  Well later never came.