Friday, March 6, 2009

Blog Bandwagon

I've jumped back on the bandwagon of blogging. I am just too lazy to make time to do it. Nothing really has been going on, other than my baby Maxwell is growing like crazy. He's the size of most 2 year olds. His first tooth is trying to make its appearance as of last night (Thursday). It's a good thing we don't remember what teething feels like. We'd probably be hospitalized. Maxwell isn't crawling yet, he prefers to roll from point A to point B. Maxwell's birthday will be coming up faster than I will be able to keep up with! His party'll be at Grandma Crissey's House (Scottie's grandma). It'll be nice. Her backyard backs up to a creek, and she has all St. Augustine grass. I've included some pictures that were made since Christmas. I thought I'd include that many, since I haven't blogged since before Thanksgiving!! More blogging is definitely on the horizon, since there will be milestones in his growth in the upcoming months...

His 'Poopy Face'

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Big Boy

When Maxwell was born he weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 22 1/2 inches. He's been in the 95 percentile since then. Maybe it's because he has slept through the night since he was 2 weeks old? I know that while children are sleeping that they are growing...

Well, right now he weighs 18 pounds! That is the size of an average 12 month-old!! He wears sizes 6-9 month and 9 month. I have a lot of clothes that he wore for a very short time, due to his fast growth. They say that every baby is bigger each time you give birth. If that's true, then I'll have the next baby at more than 9 1/2 pounds!!

I have included a picture of him sleeping. He sleeps on his tummy, but he rolled over! I thought this was so cute. He's a little person. :o )

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


So, I like to hear Maxwell squeal. It's so cute! Maybe later on I won't think it's so cute, like, when we're in public... He's been doing this about 4-6 weeks now. At first I couldn't tell if he was upset. He's just communicating. I can't imagine what this kid could be so happy about! He's just so happy just to be happy... He basically does it any time. I've included a random pic taken at Tara's house...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Baby Food"

I want Maxwell to have the most nutritious food, so I decided to venture into the world of homemade baby food. I purchased a book called First Meals by Annabel Karmel. Some may feel that it's too much work, but I think it's worth it, so my baby doesn't have any unnecessary added sodium or sugar. Basically, what you do is peel the fruits/vegetables and steam them for 10-15 minutes. Then you puree` them in the blender, adding the water from the pot/steamer. Then I just pour the food into those glad ware 1/2 cup containers. You can also pour the food into flexible ice trays and freeze it. I started out making potatoes with pears and carrots with apples. He loved the potatoes with pears, but he didn't really care for the carrots. The look on his face was so funny. I tried to feed him for about 10 minutes and he was not having any of the carrots. I didn't blame him, because I don't like them, either! I have included a picture of Maxwell with the carrots. I'm thrilled that we tried again and he ate them the second time. But on this past Sunday night, I made some frozen broccoli with potatoes, and some pears. The broccoli and potatoes didn't look very good, but it tasted OK to me. I sent his food with him to his babysitter Bea's house. She said he loved it! I was so thrilled, because I wasn't really expecting him to like broccoli. Anyway, if you have a baby that is still doing baby food, I would recommend this. It's time consuming, but it is totally worth it, and you can make the food for the whole week!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

This is my first official blog...
We went to the Dallas Arboretum on Friday. It was a beautiful day, and our lil' punkin was so cute. If you've not been there this time of year, you should go! They have pumpkins literally everywhere! There's a pumpkin patch for kids to jump on the hay and climb all over the pumpkins. Maxwell was a little pumpkin, too! I found a pumpkin costume for him on Craigs List for $5! I just can't justify spending a lot of money for a costume that will only be worn for one season.

Anyway, we got there and had a picnic lunch, and then went over to the pumpkins. Well, one thing I have definitely learned as a new mom is that the world does not revolve around me anymore!! As soon as I tried to strategically place him between pumpkins for some snapshots, he was fussy. After trying for a long ten minutes, we decied to give him a break. I picked him up and held him, rubbing his back like I know he likes, and immediately he fell asleep. One piece of baby gear we have really enjoyed is the big stroller and carrier combination. Although it's not the easiest thing to get out and put back up, it sure is convenient when the little one needs to nap. You can recline the back of it so baby can lie down for a nap. And plus, he likes the motion and the bumpy ride through the different areas of the arboretum. So when he woke up (an hour and a half later!), we tried again, and he did so great! I was even able to end our day at the gates and took some pictures of him sitting with the flowers. We had a fun time and it was fun and interesting using Scott's big digital rebel camera. Thank you for reading my first blog!