Friday, January 27, 2012

Baby Giggles...

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In the Garden...






It's fun to see the Garden being played with again.  Charlie loves it just as much as Will did, and even tries to exit over the wall the same way!

Peek A Boo 2.0!

William 9 months

Charlie 9 months

Monday, January 23, 2012

Charlie...








I love that tongue!
I am so in love with this little man.  Even though I may never get a full nights sleep again, he is so, so worth it!

9 Month Stats...

Charlie had his well baby exam this morning and he is growing like a weed.  It is funny to compare him to Will though because he is so much smaller. 
Will: 24lbs 10oz, 29.75 inches.
Charlie: 19lbs 3oz, 28.5 inches with a 46.6cm head circumfrence.
It's no wonder I feel like he is so little!
Everything was on track developmentally, and he showed Dr Rahman some of his latest tricks.  We talked about getting an allergy consult, and Dr Rahman thinks we should see one soon.  I am supposed to start increasing the variety of food he gets, but that is easier said than done when he can't have wheat, corn, soy, or dairy! 
He ended up with 2 shots today and a hemoglobin test, so that wasn't too bad.  Now I just have to keep him comfortable for the next couple days and watch out for his sore little legs!  William was so, so good at the Dr's office so we stopped off at Krispy Kreme on the way home for a congratulatory doughnut.  So yummy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Little Bit of Snow...




Nine Months In, Nine Months Out...



Charlie is 9 months old today!  I can hardly believe it.  As a birthday present we got a nice dusting of crunchy, icy snow.  Charlie has never been in snow before so he was very intrigued by it.  We have his well baby appt Monday, so I won't have his stats till then.  He is developing by leaps and bounds these days.  He is trying more and more to talk, he can say "Mama" very clearly now.  He is starting to wave "ByeBye" and "Hi" and is basically is happiest following Will around the house.  He loves to climb the stairs as fast as possible, and spends most of the time standing, and has been caught a few times freestanding.  He loves to play the drums on any flat surface and loves to jump up and down over and over.  He loves his touch and feel books, and even knows where to touch on each page. His favorite song is the Chugginton Theme song, and when William sings the ABC's. We are slowly progressing on foods, but between his allergies and his lack of teeth, it is making it kinda tricky.  He adores Rice Krispies and gets very excited when he sees the box.  He is still a terrible sleeper and is still a frequent puker, but he is so darn cute!  He loves his Mama, and loves to snuggle up with anyone who will hold him.  I love the sense of completeness he has brought to our house.  I am so glad we were granted the chance to do it all over again!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Dose...

Charlie has discovered the joys of the kitchen cabinets...


Charlie was caught climbing into the dishwasher!

Who Me?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thanks Grandma Jeanie and Grandpa...


Charlie received this Little People Zoo in the mail today from Grandma Jeanie and Grandpa.  William and Charlie were both occupied all afternoon with this thing!  Thanks so much Grandma and Grandpa!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stand Up for Yourself...

I frequently find Charlie in the bathroom, it's his favorite "fishing hole" if the lid is up!


His howling face...

Charlie loves this table just like Will did...

Charlie is rarely on the floor these days.  He insists on standing up as much as possible.  He seems to be insulted if you sit him on the floor and even wants to get dressed standing up!  He is balancing better and better now and we have even caught him free standing a couple of times.  Crazy!  I am pretty certain he will be walking before he gets teeth!

Cooking Up Some Fun...

William has been asking to make cupcakes all week, ever since Uncle Richard's birthday.  We finally found the time to do it today and he was thrilled! 



 I let him dye the frosting whatever color he wanted to, and he picked red, which ended up dying his hands a healthy shade of pink.  Needless to say I didn't let him frost all the cupcakes this way! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Howler...

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Charlie has been making this strange, wolf-like noise these days.  It's such a odd sound I figured I should capture it for posterity!