Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Drew turned 5 months on Friday. Woot, woot. He has experienced a ton of 'firsts' within the past week. Along with his voice changing, he has discovered his feet and mommy's hands. He will play with my fingers until he falls asleep. Too funny. He also rolled over onto his tummy by turning onto his right side. All of his prior rolls have been toward the left. Within minutes of his new direction, he rolled toward his left, or was it his right, and then landed on his back. He's never been able to roll from tummy to back. To top his record, he proceeded to roll over two or three times, ending up far from his playmat. All of this happened as we were talking to my father on Skype. I think he was showing off. In other news: peas and pears. He loves 'em both, though he is still quite fond of cereal. Our little guy should be crawling by Thanksgiving. Seems like just yesterday he was being introduced to the world.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Peas on the floor

Andrew began eating cereal a couple weeks ago and has advanced to sweet potatoes, squash (he loved) and now peas. Half of his peas and cereal found its way to the floor this morning. Our first real mess. :) I'd clean up after him anytime. He's so cute! Other advances include rolling over, sticking out his tongue and loving his Jumperoo. He's also trying to sit up on his own. It's just a matter of time before he's crawling. This post will be short on words, but long on pics. Enjoy! Oh, please disregard his outfits. These days, most of them are either soaked with drool or stained with food. Joy.

His new favorite trick! He can barely eat because he's constantly sticking out his tongue.

This is just a dreamy pic. Love those big, brown eyes!

Taking a break from the Cowboys v. Rams game for a photo opp. Look at that smile!

Last, but not least, check out this video of him rolling over. He had been doing this for about 10-15 minutes before I finally capture it on camera. So, he was pretty tired. Just as I reached to help, he helped himself! You'll see at the end, he stretches out as if to say, whew! I'm tired! :) So proud of my Sugar Bear.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Light of Life

Last night was the first time we (almost) allowed someone to babysit our Heavy Duty Cutie while we went to celebrate with the staff, volunteers, fellow board members, and supporters of the Downtown Pregnancy Center. It's an awesome nonprofit dedicated to saving lives. Find out more here.

Well, at the last minute, we decided to take Drew with us. He was an excellent baby. He was sleep when we arrived, woke up, ate dinner, and then proceeded to affirm everything Bruce Wilkinson said in his talk for life. Macie Jepson was the emcee and even former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura, were table hosts. There were about 500 of us at the Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas, praying and asking God to use us to save lives of preborn babies.

In the end, I couldn't think of a better place for our first born gift to be. Thank you God for forgiveness and restoration.

AP classes

Drew is gonna be an advanced placement student, I just know it. Of course, this speculation was prompted by all the new stuff this little guy has done this week. For starters, he is now apparently ticklish under the arm. I was cleaning his chubby baby folds and he was just laughing out loud. Second, he now bounces up and down when standing on my lap. Third, he discovered a new sound on his playmat by kicking his feet. You could see his brain at work, connecting the dots: move feet = crinkle noise. Drew also has become more aware of our mini poodle, Zuzu. He follows her moves. Later that day, during bath time, I leaned him forward to wash his back and he grabbed the sides of his tub with both hands. I moved mine away and voila! He sat upright all by himself! Lastly, he has made the connection between seeing something, wanting to touch it, and purposefully reaching for it. See, my baby is ready for prime time. :)