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Friday, February 22, 2013

Levi 9 months

 

Levi turned 9 months old February 14th!  So much has happened between 8 and 9 months.  He now has 2 teeth, he is eating all table food, and he is crawling!  He started crawling right around the time that Cooper started.  I will be interested to see if he starts walking at the same time too!

Right after he turned 8 months, he gave up baby food all together.  I kept trying, but he wouldn’t eat any of it.  He has really taken to table food.  I don’t even have to prepare anything extra for dinner.  Soooooo much better than Cooper at this!  Pretty much the only things I don’t give him are hard things and common allergens. 

He is definitely a cruiser.  As soon as he started crawling, he went right on to pulling up.  He has had several accidents from bumping his noggin.  He seems to have no fear!  And he tries to chase Cooper around and be big like him.  When he pulls up, he likes to let go and stand all by himself.  It is only for a couple of seconds, but it is still scary!

He had his 9 month check up on Wednesday.  This little buddy is a literal little buddy.  His weight was 17.4 (5%) and height was 25% (I don’t remember the exact measurements).  I couldn’t believe that he was only 5% especially since he eats so much table food, but the doctor did not seem concerned.  He said that some breastfed babies are not as chunky.  I’m hoping he will gain a lot of weight before 1 year, but I’m trying not to let it get to me!!  Right now his hand-me-down clothes from his brother are working, but I’m afraid that it won’t last long.  That’s ok.  They are two different people!  Matt and his brother were the very different too!

Sleep was going great!  He slept through the night for a couple of weeks.  It only took one night of sleep training, and he got it!  BUT then he cut his second tooth, and it went to pot!  I decided to wait until after Winterfest to try to sleep train him again.  I’m doing the process right now, so I’m hoping he catches on as quickly as he did before.  A question for other moms:  how do you deal with your child sleeping when they are sick or cutting teeth?  I have never figured this one out.  I always had to retrain Cooper every time.  So let me know what you do!

I love this sweet boy sooooo much!  He gives the best hugs and kisses.  It warms my heart when he does Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, claps, and waves bye-bye.  He is even starting to say Momma!  He is my mini-me and I LOVE it!!

 

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Winterfest 2013

This past weekend was Winterfest in Gatlinburg. For those who aren't familiar with Winterfest, it is 12,000 teens from around the south that come to worship God. It. Is. Amazing! This was my first time to go since having children. I probably will not be going again for awhile because children add a new level of difficulty! But I sure did enjoy the worship and lessons by Jeff Walling, Don McLaughlin, and Jonathan Storment. Such great guys!!

But like I said, the children make it hard. The drive is normally long, but add two kids, and we tacked on an additional 2 hours. Not to mention that the sessions are long and some are late at night. Thankfully my mom came with me or I would have gone crazy!!









Sunday, February 3, 2013

Proud momma!

So it is hard to tell in the picture, but Coop sorted the blocks yellow, green, red, and blue. He did this without me asking him to. For those who don't know, this was a standard that I had to teach to many children. I'm one proud momma!!