Sunday, February 19, 2012

11 Months

I cannot believe we are one short month away from Cole's first birthday! Our usual picture spots are not working out anymore. Cole needs some activity to be doing during these monthly pictures and even then it's hard to keep him still enough to get a good one. He's also into trying to pull the sticker off his shirt!
This last month went by really quickly in my opinion! Our little man is getting so big!
Cole's activities haven't changed much since last month, but he has gotten very good at walking while holding onto something and can transfer from one place to the next. He will also stand for a few seconds (45 seconds has been the longest...we counted!) before falling back down. So his balance is getting a little bit better. He can also push his big red car and walk behind it, as well as some other toys that will move along the carpet or tile.
Cole does lots of chattering and laughing. The newest thing is scrunching his nose when he smiles and making kissy lips. He will also lean in to give us a kiss when we ask for one. For as much as he is on the go, he's starting to have little moments of down time where he likes to cuddle before he's off again!
He had his first real sickness this past month with three days of fever and we are on our second round of antibiotics trying to get rid of his congestion. He has his first ear infection when we went back for a follow up appointment.
Clothes are still 12-18 month size and diapers still size 4. We aren't really close to switching out of either one of those. Food and schedules are all the same as last month too. We are starting to be a little more adventurous with his foods and letting him try more of the foods we are eating.

This picture cracks me up with his wild hair and smile so big from laughing! :)
Cole also loves to play and read books...obviously we do the reading. He's started to turn the pages for us though. It's pretty amazing how much he's starting to be able to understand and follow when we are talking to him now.
Our next monthly post will be for ONE YEAR!!!

Cole Tries the Spoon

We are trying to use up some of our last bits of baby food, so we decided to try to let Cole feed some of it to himself. It was carrots mixed with some infant cereal to make it a little thicker. He knows that the spoon goes in the mouth, it just ended upside down a few times, and he needed some help scooping the food onto the spoon. It made quite a mess, but was pretty cute to see him try to feed himself.

Birthday Presents

Cole sent me flowers to work on Friday for my birthday!
And Tony brought home my favorite cake from Merritt's Bakery - Strawberry!
It's going to be a great birthday! The last of my 20's!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cars

Cole is truly a little boy. He LOVES cars! He has a few that he drives all around the house, on the floor, up furniture, from room to room. Here are a few pics of Cole with his blue car.
Then there's the big red car that Nana and Pop Pop got him. He gets to ride on that one. Right now it's Mommy and Daddy powered, but hopefully soon his little legs will be long enough to move it himself. He loves having us push him all around the house though. He laughs and has the best time.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nana and Pop Pop's Visit

My parents came for a visit this weekend! Yay!

The end of the week didn't go so well for the Cole-man. He came home from the babysitter's with a fever on Wednesday afternoon. I called the pediatrician's office and made an appointment as soon as we could on Thursday and took Thursday and Friday off of work. The poor little guy had the fever Thursday and Friday. We found out at the doctor's visit that he had a sinus infection and a virus which was giving him a sore throat. The days he had the fever we were doing Ibuprofen every 6 hours, and we started an antibiotic for the sinus infection. He has been SO active lately, it was a drastic difference. He was the worst off in the mornings when he woke up and the medicine for his fever had worn off. He didn't even want to move. He just sat or laid on me and slept. It was so sad. Luckily Friday evening he started to perk up a little bit and woke up Saturday with no fever and hasn't had one since! The antibiotics are helping the congestion, but it's not completely gone yet. I was worried he wouldn't be feeling very well for my parents' visit, but it turned out ok.

My parents' came in Friday night (later than expected...thanks Continental and storms!), but we still got some good Hideaway Pizza for dinner and visited for a little bit before going to bed.

Saturday, Tony and I took advantage of grandparent babysitters and did our 22 mile run for our marathon training. It took us a little over 3 hours, but we made it and felt pretty good about it and that we actually made it that far! We also celebrated my Mom's birthday with a cake, presents, and dinner at Charlestons. Yummy!

Here are some pics of Cole helping Nana open her presents:
Before dinner we did a few errands and stopped by BuyBuyBaby because my parents' wanted to get Cole a Valentine's present. :) They picked out this cute Radio Flyer car. Cole's legs don't reach the ground on it yet, but he likes to be pushed around in it and to walk behind it or push it around himself.
Cole also did great at dinner that night. We haven't taken him out in awhile, but it was really a lot better now that he can eat finger foods. He entertained himself with that for most of the meal.

Pop Pop gave Cole his bath Saturday night too. Cole loves splashing and playing with the toys in his bath and Pop Pop didn't disappoint! They had a lot of fun together.
Today we had half a day before taking my parents to the airport, so we hung around the house in the morning until Cole woke up from his unusually long morning nap. We had lunch at another favorite, Old School Bagel, and did some shopping/walking around Utica Square. We were sad to have to take them to go back home, but we know it's only a few more weeks until we head to The Woodlands for another visit!

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