Wednesday, August 19, 2009

7 Months Old!

Landon is 7 months old today...and do you know what that means? We can now sleep for 7 hours straight at night between feedings, woohoo! He is doing so well and I cannot believe he will be 1 in 5 months...someone please help me figure out how to slow down the time!

What Landon is doing:

  • Crawling on all 4's!
  • Pulling himself up and standing while holding on to the couch or something sturdy
  • Starting to eat finger foods. Such as the Gerber Stars, Yogurt melts, and the baby cheetos!
  • He eats 3 meals a day of baby food and loves everything, but one thing he has tried!
  • He has 1 tooth that is almost fully in and the 2nd bottom tooth is well on it's way.
  • He still nurses 1 feeding a day
  • Reaches out to go to have someone hold him. He does this now if say Scott is holding him and he wants me to h old him he reaches out and leans in my direction...super cute!
  • Not a big fan of strangers unless one of us is holding him and then he will flirt.
  • Loves to chase the dogs around!
  • Loves to play with shoes.
  • Can hold his bottle all by himself.
  • He goes "uh, uh, uh" while bouncing up and down if you have a bottle or food and he wants it.
  • We are working on baby signs such as "more", "milk", and we may add a few more here shortly.
  • He loves to play on the floor, with all of his toys and even goes for the dog toys so we have to be careful!
  • He loves to pull things off of the counter or book shelf if he can reach them!
  • We are working on going to sleep and self soothing. It's really hard for me b/c I love cuddling him until he falls asleep, but I can't be doing that when he is 10! It's a slow process, but we will get there eventually.

I will post a picture of him tomorrow. I do not have our regular camera handy so I am having to take pictures with our new video camera, and I haven't loaded the software onto my new computer yet. I promise to get to it tomorrow. i need to take his 7 month picture tonight too!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Couch Surfer

Well our little man is just punding out those milestones and REALLY early too! The day AFTER he started Monday...I was sitting on the couch while Landon was playing on the floor and the little guy crawls over to the couch and then uses the blanket that's hanging on the couch to pull himself up. So I look down to see him staring over the couch at me like "look what I can do mom! Isn't this cool?" It was amazing, so now he is always pulling himself up on the couch. He tried to do it on the fireplace the other day, but will the foam padding we put on it he can't get enough of a grip to pull up. The other day he pulled up on the couch and then bit me on the toe! So yes that tooth is still coming through, and man is it sharp..that love bite hurt.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

We have a crawler w/ a tooth!

Landon has been making huge leaps in bounds lately. On August 8th his first tooth (one little spike) broke through on the bottom right side! And then today on August 9th, Landon crawled on his hands and knees for the first time! He took off towards a car that was on display at the mall today when we were hanging out and let him play on the floor in one of the areas with couches to lounge on. It was amazing to watch him just get up and crawl...he went 4 paces! I am so excited I cannot believe that my 6.5 month old is crawling already. Landon is also already trying to pull himself up on things, he tries to stand but doesn't quite have the balance to do so yet, but he is working hard on it everyday! It's been a super weekend at our house and we couldn't be more excited or proud of our little man :o) His 2nd bottom tooth is just about to break through. I am hoping to catch him crawling on the video camera this week and I will post the vidoe when I get it. I will also try and get a pictureof him with his tooth. He is very shy about letting me see them so I will do my bestest.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I know I have been a bad blogger lately, but I have been super busy and sick. I had mastitis and let me tell you it HURTS. It was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced in my life. I am still on these super high powered anti-biotics for it, and I cannot nurse Landon until 4 days after I finish them..they are that strong!

Landon is so big now he reaches for and grabs everything he might possibly be able to get ahold of. You really have to keep a good eye on him! He has also started army crawling every where so he is officially mobil now...time to baby proof the house! he can also push himself up from laying down into a sitting up position and stay sitting up! And we have been teething in our house...any day now and his bottom two teeth are going to pop through. He has been really fussy and clingy especially at night. We have been usuing the Hyland's teething tablets and I love them. They are all natural , but they take the pain away and he sleeps so much better. I just refuse to load him up on tylenol because he's teething. he has had some days where he has a slight fever from the teething and I have to give him some tylenol then, but that's the only time he gets it.

Other than that we are just enjoying our summer. I am taking a break from school and reevaluating what it is I want to do with my life. I would really love to work 3 days a week and stay home the other 2 days once Landon is cleared to go to daycare. I really want to be able to go up to his school and have lunch with him on a regular basis, and play with him, and be a room mom etc once he gets to school age. Hopefully I can find a PRN or PT Speech job in Arizona. We will see though.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We will be in Dallas visiting family and friends!