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Friday, May 25, 2012

Ten Months

Ten months today! Our little boy will be a year old in two months. I just cannot believe how amazing and wonderful the last ten months have been. I know it will only continue to get better. Wills' crawling has progressed dramatically. That guy can move fast! Sometimes he will crawl with his right leg out straight. We can't figure out why he does it, but it's pretty funny. He had a hard time staying still for photos this month. There were several attempts to fly off the chair. And he maybe tried to eat his sticker too!

So sleeping this month has been rough. Night time sleeping is still decent. He does wake up crying on occasion, but works it out really quickly. I'm not sure he is ever really awake. Nap time is another story. For example, today he took two 30 minute naps. Unfortunately this has been the norm lately. I am blaming it on a combination of teething and possibly a cold. He has had a runny nose for a couple of weeks now and this week he started with a cough. It makes me so sad for him.

We got our second tooth this month. It is directly on top of the bottom one. He started clicking them together, which was cute. Now he likes to grind them together, which is not cute! It gives me the chills every time he does it, but he thinks it is hilarious. Something he is not a fan of right now? Being fed from a spoon. He has found an independent streak and wants to feed himself. Help is not needed! This has been a little challenging since oatmeal and yogurt have been dietary staples. Thankfully, there is pinterest, which gave me ways to turn both of those things into finger food.

Ten Month Stats:
Weight: 20.8 lbs
Length: We didn't even try
Clothing Size: 9 months are on the short side, some 12 months are even to short, but they are the best fit right now 
Nicknames: Buddy, Buster, pumpkin, little man
Must haves: Board books, Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes, basketball, Laugh and Learn Puppy
April 25 Crawling for real
May 2 Pulled up to standing
May 11 Met cousin Clara
May 12 First family reunion and first wedding reception
May 16 Second tooth

Thursday, May 17, 2012

10 more weeks

10 more weeks and this little guy will be 1 year old. I have started getting teary eyed for every weekly photo. It has gone so fast!

Monday, May 14, 2012


I lost track of time last month and neglected to post about a few of the neat things Wills got to do.

One was the Great Cloth Diaper Change.I think most of you know we use cloth diapers. We joke that it is a cult, because those that do it love it. And who would think you could love anything about diapers? Anyway, this is something they do to help raise awareness of the benefits of cloth diapering. This year, the local event was held at the Oklahoma Science Museum. They had a raffle, informational sessions about babywearing, diapers, etc and then the actual change happened at 11 am. The first 100 people got a free goody bag. The doors opened at 9 and Wills and I got there at 9:30. Sadly we did not get a goody bag. Those cloth diapering mammas are crazy and some of them got there at 8 just to be sure they got a bag! =) It''s okay though, because we did win one of the raffle prizes and it was the one I really wanted.

Getting ready for the big change

I was joking with one of the other mom's about how the babies probably thought we were all nuts. Especially those getting changed who had dry diapers!

Wills' certificate of participation

We also went to the Festival of the Arts. We go for the gourmet fair food. We are too cheap for the art! I decided to wear Wills in the Moby because it is so crowded we didn't want to mess with the stroller. I still can't decide if this was the best choice or not. 

I had a giant black bean and spinach burrito. It was really tasty. I usually get the Indian taco and decided to try something new this year. While the burrito was good, I was sad I skipped out on the taco. Charles had some amazing catfish and french fries. We then shared a banana fudge sundae and fried peaches with ice cream. The fried peaches were amazing as usual!

Charles ran in the OKC Memorial Marathon relay this month too. He had the longest leg, a 12k. Wills and I had grand plans of being there at the part where he finished to cheer him on. Unfortunately it was raining, so we didn't make it. We did go and pick him up so he didn't have to walk the almost 8 miles back to his car!

Speaking of cults....Crossfit is it's own cult.

The last thing we did this month, which was actually all month, was swim lessons. Every Tuesday and Thursday in April Wills took swim lessons at the local YMCA. It was parent/child swim lessons, so I swam on Tuesdays and Charles swam on Thursdays. Wills' friend Blaine and her parents joined us for lessons. It was a lot of fun. He hasn't quite mastered the backstroke yet, but I'm sure we will get there. 

Looking back, we actually did quite a lot in April. I'll attempt to do better next month so there won't be one extremely long synopsis post! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to an amazing mom and grammy! We are all so blessed to have you in our lives.

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful sister who became a mommy again this week to my beautiful niece!

Clara Jane Hurst

Family photo on my first Mother's Day!