Monday, July 20, 2009


The most consecutive steps as of right now: 6. I'm sure full on walking is in our near future as braver and braver attempts are being made.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Little Dare Devil

I thought you were being a dare devil last week when you were trying to climb in your toy box. You weren't very successful or maybe you didn't like standing on your toys but you gave up before you climbed in all the way.
That was only the beginning of your dare devil antics. This is what you tried today:

You climbed up and down from this position several times and thought it was hilarious each time. For some reason, I sense boo-boos in our future...

Friday, July 3, 2009

10 Month Repertoire of Skills

You have grown and changed so much in such a short amount of time. You are always acquiring some new skills that boggles my mind. Overnight you added giving high 5's to your list of skills. You also love to climb and will climb on anything you can. You are a proficient self feeder and quite the social butterfly (with other babies not adults). You like to play games with me and tease me.

I think you are close to walking but if you take a bit longer, that is ok too. You don't usually try around me. You will walk if I hold one of your hands but it is usually just to chase me. I was told that you took a step at daycare the other day and then sat.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Milestone Weekend

Several milestones were mastered this weekend. We had non stop waving. I don't know why you were waving most of the time but you just kept on. There was tons of clapping. Sunday was the first time I saw you clap but you made a big production out of it. I tried to get both of these on camera but you get interested in the camera when you see it and forget about everything else.

Your second tooth is about half as high as your first tooth, which is all the way up. Both teeth are on the bottom front. Again, I can't get a picture because you stop smiling and try to grab the camera every time I try.

You also slept through the night two nights in a row. We had a really bad sleeping week last week because you had croup and were miserable. Now that you are feeling better, you have been sleeping much better. I hope you continue letting both of us sleep all night. We both feel much better in the morning.

The biggest milestone of the weekend was the two steps you took. You were holding onto a chair (barely) but wanted to come to me. You took two very wobbly steps and then fell on your knees. After you fell, you didn't want to try again but that is ok.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Operation Get Taevin to Like Water

First Attempt: Baby Pool

I have taken up a crusade to make Taevin comfortable with water. We already know that he hates the bath (see post Green Ears). Today I decided to try a baby pool. It took forever to blow up the pool. It was especially hard because Taevin decided it was fun to climb in and out of it at the same time. I thought he would remember how much fun he had in it empty once we got outside and it had some water. The side yard is a slight incline so I set it up as close to flat as I could. All of the water was still on one side of the pool. I put Taevin on the opposite side so he wasn't in the water but a bit came up to his feet. He was less than impressed.

He did climb through the water to get to me but freaked out for quite a while after I pulled him out.

Next Attempt: Real Pool

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Tale of the Swaddle

First we swaddled.
Then we didn't.
Then we did.
I don't know how many almost 9 month old babies out there still need a swaddle to go to sleep but that is about the only way I can get you to actually lay down. You did sleep one night without the swaddle but you were already asleep when I put you in the crib. Lately this is what happens:
I swaddle you to get you to sleep and then you break out and sleep just fine with out it. I wonder how I can get you to lay down without it as you really don't need it to sleep anymore.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Who Needs Toys?

Who needs toys when you have dishes?
Ok, I know there are a few toys there but they are mainly dishes. Taevin wandered away from today to go exploring. This was almost unheard of until recently. I watched him crawl down the hallway without interfering to see where he would go. He only had two choices: left to his room or right to the laundry room and bathroom. He chose left. His room is baby proofed pretty well so I let him explore a bit on his own without looking for mommy approval. I walked in a few minutes later to find this.