Monday, May 30, 2011

Noah Eating Oranges

It's a shame he's so aware of the camera. We were trying to capture the jekel/hyde aspect of feeding him - the hysterics before we can get a bite into his mouth, and the joy after. It's still a darn cute video of our darn cute boy!

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Happy 10th. month, Noah Maxx!

Happy 10 months old, Noah Maxx! You can now sit up pretty well, and also crawl really fast in your frogman like crawl. Your skin is still a mess but we are trying the best we can with both Eastern and Western medicine.

You're still the funniest baby ever as you crawl into the kitchen to check out what we are cooking or washing. I've got to say that your stubborn streak is now showing and I wonder where you got that from? :-)

I love spending time with you and speaking in "ba's and blah's" with you! You yell at me a lot at times because I haven't been feeding you fast enough.

In two more months, you'll be one year old, wow does time fly or what? It seems like every other day you'll do or "say" something that's really neat! You are crawling so fast, it makes me think that you'll be running before you start walking!

Stay sweet, and your mamas love you so very much!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

That's Our Boy

Nerdstar was in the kitchen putting up groceries. Noah and I were in the living area that's connected. He made a beeline for the fridge. We put him back in the living area and he took off again - as fast as he could move.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

2 New Pics

I call him "monkey boy" because he's always using his foot to help hold his bottle.


He's still got a few rough places on his scalp from the eczema, and his hair was getting a bit wild, so for the third time in under a year, we shaved his head. I think it makes him look a little like a baby monk.


Monday, May 16, 2011

So Lucky

I think I might have mentioned a time or two that if we told you just how good Noah is, you wouldn't believe us. Every night when we go to bed we talk about how cute he is, what all he did that day, and how lucky we are to have him.

Oh sure, there can be real tears if you're in the middle of feeding him and get up to do something like, get more food. And the way he yells at us to tell us he's hungry, well, for now it's still cute, along with the way he'll grunt between bites if you're not feeding him fast enough.
Can you tell he has a thing about food? If he had a motto it would be "The Hunger... It HURTS".

Generally, though, he's fun to be around. He has this cute way of cocking his head to one side and grinning at us. He is also fantastic at social laughing. Friday night we went out to dinner, on the drive home one of us said something funny and laughed. Then from the backseat came this laugh from Noah, which of course made us laugh again. So we laughed back and forth for about ten minutes of the drive home. It's cool, from almost day one he would recognize my laugh and look at me and see what was up.

He's also so well behaved in public. Saturday, we went to a friend's baby shower. He pretty much just hung out with us and ate all the grapes. After that we went out to eat again, and although he was starting to get tired, he didn't get fussy. I'm so glad he's so flexible schedule-wise. I used to think we should work harder to get him on a more regular schedule. But maybe it's worked out better.

He's happier now that he can inch-worm his way around the house. He's so good about just hanging out and playing with his toys while I'm online or in the kitchen or whatever. He loves "chasing" Ramen around. Ramen has finally learned that the way to deal with Noah is to get up and move. Unfortunately, he'll move about four feet, which takes Noah all of 30 seconds to cross.

Also, while he's hanging out, he'll grab one of his books and lay on his back and "talk" as if he's reading it. So cute.

He still really wants to be able to run around. We were at Ikea yesterday, and he saw some kids playing and so we had to at least go hang out in that area. He was so sad when they left and so we left.

I've taken him to the park down the street to swing a couple of times. He thinks that's pretty cool.

So yeah. We still think he's the greatest thing ever.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Noah and Ramen

Life has certainly gotten much more frustrating for our poor, old (he's 12) Ramen dog now that Noah is mobile.

Noah has always loved Ramen, has watched him all the time, loves his fluffy tail.

Ramen loves me. He's always where I am. This now poses a problem because while Ramen could simply go sleep in another room, he won't. That means Noah can now inch worm his way over to Ramen all the time and pet his feet, or try to pet his tail and end up pulling it. Noah is mostly very gentle with Ramen, but baby hands tend to grab things and not let go.

Me, well, after spending so many years telling Ramen to "Move" all damn day to get him out of my way when trying to walk anywhere in the house, I'm kind of enjoying Ramen's new problem of having to get up and move about six feet across the room every so often.

Thankfully, Ramen is a gentle, patient dog with Noah.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Inch Worm!

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The Last Week

Last Wednesday we caught a good glimpse at two more top teeth coming in. And Noah had his first teething reaction, a slight fever. He was a really sweet sick boy. The best way I could tell he didn't feel well was he wasn't moving around all over the floor and he wanted to be held. Thankfully, he felt a lot better Thursday.

Friday was his 9 month pediatrician apt. I came away from it feeling like I was doing everything wrong. When she asked about what he's eating and I said he was still during purees, she was like, "No, he should be eating more solids by now, eating more of what you're eating." Oh, ok. Then we went over motor skills. He still isn't sitting up on his own. (How do you get a boy who has only wanted to run for months now to sit still?) Said his leg tone wasn't great and he should be working more on pulling himself up. Um, I thought he was doing good to be making progress toward crawling.

And, of course, he had his first ear infection.

The ear infection led to him being on amoxicillin, which led to his very first diaper blow out. All I can say is thank God we were both there to deal with it, that it didn't happen in the car, and that he wasn't bothered by it at all! Poor boy had diarrhea for the next three days. Thankfully, no more blow outs, and it seems to have gotten better yesterday.

Naturally, all of this stuff led to his skin problem acting up. That's better today, too.

The good side is, the last couple of days he's finally sat up on his own much better. We're working on pulling up and standing with me just holding his hands more. He thinks it's fun.

We're trying to use up the purees we'd already made and figure out what to feed him instead. He still loves his banana and yogurt in the mornings. I baked him a sweet potato and he likes that. Yesterday I steamed a carrot for him and he ate the whole thing. Today I'm going to try steaming some peas to go with another carrot. He ate a whole small orange the other night after we cut it into little pieces. But he had a harder time chewing up little pieces of apple. He still likes mangoes, didn't like watermelon or cantaloupe.

He still can't quite pick up food and put it into his mouth yet. Hopefully soon.

The cutest thing he does this week is his fantastic downward dog pose and instead of doing a real crawl he's doing a perfect inch worm move. I'm trying to get it on video. He's not at all phased by the word No. He's such a good natured boy who laughs with me all the time.