Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve!!

This is the second best day of the year (the first is Christmas)! Today we had dinner with my family, and tomorrow we will have dinner with Jesse's family.  Walter loved sharing my mashed potatoes and rolls.  He even got to taste some of the jello salad :) After dinner, our family acted out the nativity, like we do every year.  Walter got to be our angel- cutest angel ever!

Cutest Video Ever

This was Walter waking up from his Sunday nap yesterday :)

7 Months!

Walter turned 7 months old 2 days ago! He is growing up so fast! He has learned a lot of new things this past month and has changed so much.  At 7 months, Walter is:

  • Still wearing size 2 diapers
  • Wearing 6-9 month clothing
  • Weighs about 18.5 lbs, don't know his height
  • Sleeping quite a bit better at night.  Still not sleeping all the way through the night but he is down to waking up once a night
  • His naps are quite a bit better as well.  He takes 2 to 3 naps a day and they are usually baout an hour long
  • He has learned how to sit up on his own
  • He is eating lots of different things- sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, apple sauce, bananas, pears, oatmeal, little pieces of bread, gerber puffs, mashed potatoes
  • He doesn't like bottles or sippy cups, but he has gotten pretty good at drinking out of water bottles- with my help
  • He is in full stranger danger mode- he will get the biggest pouty lip and then cry whenever someone he doesn't know holds him
  • He likes to yell when no one is paying attention to him
  • He loves to look at books
  • He loves to be held upside down
  • He can roll really well, he just chooses not to
  • I think he is going to be scooting pretty soon, he's working on building those muscles everyday, and getting so strong
  • He is more attached to his blanket than ever!

Walter is such a blessing to our lives- we love him so much! He is our little buddy, and he makes us so happy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2 Years

Yesterday Jesse and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary! Jesse took the day off work and we mostly just hung out at home with Walter- it was so nice.  We did a little Christmas shopping and then my dad came and watched Walter while Jesse and I went out to dinner.  We ended the night by watching Madagascar 3 and Baby Mama :) it was a great day.  Happy 2 years to us! I love you, Jesse!

And this is a video of my dad and Walter.  When we got home from dinner, they were doing this- so cute!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Love My Family

I love these two! Jesse is such a good husband and dad.  And Walter is the best (and cutest) little boy.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Walter got to meet Santa the other morning and even though he couldn't tell Santa what he wanted, he sure did love his jingle bell belt, so Santa will have to try and bring him something with bells :)

He sat on his lap so well

So Santa gave him a candy cane

And he enjoyed chewing on it on the way home :)

I love how having a child brings back the magic of Christmas!

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Breath Of Fresh Air

The heater in my car doesn't work.  And since it's December, I kind of need a heater.  But we found out yesterday that it's going to cost WAY more than what we have right now to fix it.  So, for now, I am without a car.  Which means Walter and I are getting used to being stuck in our apartment 24/7.  Since today was semi-nice, we decided to go for a little walk, get some fresh air- it was much needed, and Walter looks absolutely adorable in his little hat :)

Too bright!

That's better

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What To Do On A Rainy Day

This is what we did to stay entertained today- Walter sat in a container while I pushed him around. We had fun :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Tricks

Walter has learned some new tricks over the past couple of days
He can now sit up on his own

And he can actually roll more than once or twice in a row.  He started off on the blanket in this picture and just within a few seconds of me turning my back on him, he had gotten all the way over there.

It's so much fun watching him learn all these new things!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Funny Faces

In all the thousands of pictures I take of Walter, some of my favorites are when he's not cooperating as well as I'd like him to- I catch some pretty funny faces during those times.

And without fail, he gives me a smile that melts my heart :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

It's Christmas time! It's Christmas time! The best time of the year! We are very excited for Christmas and have spent the last few days getting ready by putting up the tree and decorating (with what little decorations we have).  We've had the tree up for a week now and I just finished making a couple things, including a snowflake wreath I am very proud of.

Walter chewed on some ornaments

And he wasn't really sure what to think about the tree

But he loved the lights

So he ate them

And he loved them on the tree

We let him pick where his very first ornament would go

The finished tree- kinda whimpy but oh well

Our stockings are hung- except Walter's because his has not been made yet

And the wreath is on the door- I didn't realize that the white wreath on the white door wouldn't really show up until after I made it- oh well, I still like it

And now there is only 29 days til Christmas!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

6 Months

Our little Bug is 6 months old as of Thanksgiving Day.  I seriously can't wrap my head around how he got to be so big! Even though it makes me sad to think about how quickly it is all passing, he is becoming so much fun! He is so interactive and really shows his personality now.  He is a sweet sweet boy, we just love him to pieces!
At 6 months old, Walter is:

  • Wearing size 2 diapers, still- I can't believe he still fits them, I keep thinking every day that he'll grow out of them within the next couple of days, but he doesn't
  • He is now just barely wearing 6-9 month clothes, which means we are having to buy him all new clothes now
  • He is still waking up at night- usually once or twice
  • He is taking 2 to 3 naps a day, a lot of them are about an hour long now, which is much better than what they were before
  • He is eating oatmeal, applesauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, pears and bananas- he loves them all!
  • He is rolling a little bit more, still only a couple of times in a row
  • As of yesterday, he can now sit up on his own for about 10-30 seconds at a time before he topples over, it's adorable!
  • He loves to drink out of water bottles, he doesn't know what to do with a bottle or sippy cup yet
  • He is so curious about everything, and if we are holding him and he wants something, he lunges for it and makes us almost drop him
  • He is a shy shy boy
  • He loves to be scared- he thinks it's so funny and just laughs and laughs
  • He also thinks our kitty is the funniest thing, when she gets really hyper and starts running around he just laughs and squeals so much
  • He has become so attached to his blue and white blankie- he will not fall asleep without it
  • He smiles at absolutely everything!
  • He has learned how to spit and does it all the time now
He goes to the doctor on Monday and we will get his stats then- and he also gets his 3rd round of immunizations :(
He truly is the most amazing little boy and we are so so so blessed to have him in our lives!

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here are lot o pictures of our cute little Bug-a-Boo

He loves to suck on ice cold water bottles- and then he gets red lips and cheeks

 Trying to eat a Christmas ornament

 Checkin his Facebook

 He loves his blankie!

 And these pictures were our attempt for a 6 month photo shoot- as you can see it wasn't very successful

 He would look right

And he would look left

And he would look up

And then fall backwards

And then we'd almost get a smile

But then he would decide to suck his thumb instead

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Few Random Things As Of Late

In my last post I mentioned that Walter had an ear infection. Well, he was put on antibiotics for it and we found out that he was allergic to it. So we took him back to the doctor to get him switched to a different antibiotic, and the doctor wouldn't put him on another one- he said his ear looked fine- even though he was only on the other one for 2 and a half days, not long enough to kill an infection. I knew that the symptoms of another ear infection would show up, and sure enough, today he was fussy beyond belief and all he wanted to do was sleep- poor little guy, I could just tell he was in pain.

So tomorrow we get to try and convince the doctor to put him back on an antibiotic- he better listen to me this time.

Walter has become so much fun lately. His personality has really started to show and I just love it! He laughs at everything! He also does this funny little shriek now when he gets really happy and excited.  He loves toys, and absolutely loves books.  He loves to eat and whenever he sees a bowl and a spoon he kicks and waves his arms like crazy and sticks his tongue out.  He is super shy around anyone but me and Jesse.  He will look at them and give them a quick smile but then will bury his head in my shoulder.  Gosh, I just love him.
He is always finding new ways to play :)

 He absolutely loves Jesse!

 His little smile melts my heart!

 Showing off his toys

 He is such a happy little guy!

Jesse and I cannot wait for Christmas! We are so excited to have Walter this year and to spoil him like crazy! Even though he won't really know what is going on and will just want to suck on the wrapping paper, it'll be so much fun.  I have a bunch of craft ideas for Christmas too and hopefully I'll be able to get them all done :)