Friday, January 30, 2009

My first tooth!

Austin cut his first tooth today. You still can not see it but you can feel it. It is very sharp. He is very proud of his new addition and hopefully we can post a picture soon once it pops up more.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Feeding himself

Last night Austin offically fed himself. He has been practicing the pincher grab for awhile but had not mastered it until last night. Within the last few weeks, Austin gets very angry when anyone eats anything around him and they do not share. He screams and stares you down until you give up some of your food. Its fun watching him try new foods but the whole solids thing still makes me nervous. Austin really does not chew the food but swallows it so we have to give him very very small pieces. Last night John has rolls on his plate and of course Austin was staring him down and yelling. He was reaching aross the couch trying to get to them so we started giving him little pieces. Towards the end I would put the piece in my hand and have Austin pick it up. It took a few trys but he did pick up the piece of roll and it got to his mouth. Of course mommy cheered and was all excited. Austin got a big smile on his face. He likes when I get excited because he does something and is always making sure I am watching what he is doing so he can get the appropriate praise. I am excited because now I can start putting a snack down on his tray and he can feed himself. He has been having fruit in one of those mesh food holders which he loves, but now he actually can have little pieces of fruit!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

6 month doctor visit

Austin just got back from his 6 month well visit with the doctor. Thank goodness for my wonderful husband who took him this time. I just could not take watching my baby get 4 more shots. Austin now weights 17 lbs and is 28 inches long! He is in the 90th percentile for his height. He is going to be a tall boy. The pulling on his ear, is luckily just aggravation from teething and not an ear infection. Now begins the next couple of days with Austin being a little sensitive and crabby from the shots. Luckily with a little help from Tylenol he will be ok.

Mmmmm Ice Cream!!!!

Last night Austin got his first taste of ice cream. Needless to say he enjoyed it every much and was not happy with his mommy when she would not share more. What was supposed to be a little taste from my ice cream cone turned into Austin reaching with both hands and pulling the cone to his mouth. Oh well whats a little sugar right before bed!

Austin also now loves to put his little rubber duckies in his mouth when he takes a bath. Bath time is Austin and Daddy's time together. They have fun and take silly pictures.
Austin has also been waking up in the middle of the night crying. Not a little cry but screaming. We are not sure what is upseting him but he enjoys being scooped up and spending some time sharing mommy's pillow. Although its not the ideal situation and I barely get any sleep because Austin is either glued to me and if I move away he moves closer, or he has to rub my face, He is so sweet and peaceful when he is in our bed that we just let him sleep.
We have been letting Austin help feed himself on occasion. Well usually Austin takes matters into his own hands and as you are putting the spoon into his mouth he quickly snatches it and gets a death grip on it and you cant get it out of his hands. Sometimes if we have time we let Austin practice and make a mess.

Austin has also learned to play peek -a- boo.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Three Become Four

Today we found out that we are expecting another baby. Even though I had the feeling that I was pregnant, it still was a shock when we took the test. Although this was not planned, we are very excited at the fact of having a sibling for Austin who will be so close in age, 14 months apart.