Friday, October 14, 2011

I am so blessed

Today was one of those days that made me throw open the windows, drink in the smell of fresh air, and thank God for all of the blessings in my life.  The weather this week has been beautiful, 70s during the day and cool at night and it looks to be absolutely perfect for the weekend with nary a rain cloud in sight.

Christian is starting to have a regular sleep schedule during the day and for the last TWO DAYS has taken 2 2-hour naps.  We have had 2 almost completely cry free days.  Considering that I spent 4-6 hours a day holding him while he cried, screamed, and spat-up, for MONTHS, this is a time to truly savor.   He found his voice a couple weeks ago and likes to talk a lot.  I wonder if he'll try to keep up with Katie. :)

I am so glad that I took this year off and I am so blessed that we were able to allow me that freedom.  We are finally getting to spend time as a family and participate more in our community.  Katie had a play date today with a neighbor girl and they had a great time playing house in the playroom and then drawing with chalk on our driveway in the glorious fall weather.

Tomorrow we are going to meet friends at the gym, then the pumpkin patch to play.  Then we are coming back to our neighborhood for a Halloween parade and cookout where we will meet up again with the girl Katie played with today and her family.

On Sunday we get to worship with friends and then Katie gets a chance to learn and love music in the church children's choir.

I didn't manage to get any pictures of Katie today but here are a few of Christian in all his post-colic cuteness.

I am so blessed!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

First Solids!

Christian had his first solid foods last Sunday October 2nd.  Overall, he took to them well.  He is already asserting himself in that HE wants to put the spoon in his mouth.  He's not really sure what to do with it after that though...
Cool!  Something new!

Hmmm, interesting...Now what do I do with it?
Num num num...
Since the first solids I have been trying to feed him a few bites once a day or so (although it has turned out to be more like every other day).  He hasn't really figured out what to do with it yet so I'm just giving him 6-10 bites each time until he gets more used to the spoon and chewing and swallowing thicker substances.  For now, eating is an experience, not a source of nutrition. :)