Saturday, January 26, 2008

8 Things About AJ....

Elise...thanks for tagging me! This is fun to think about!

1. AJ is 100% all boy. His newest favorite thing to do is scream at the top of his lungs, wait for a reaction, then laugh hysterically.
2. AJ loves his food! Even his teachers at school say the same on his monthly reports! He pretty much eats anything but peas. Which, I can't blame him...peas are gross (especially when mashed and pureed into a runny substance they call baby food). He now eats cheerios, and a little bit of everything we eat.

3. AJ is a go with the flow kind of baby. He is so even tempered, and does not HAVE to stick to his schedule. Which makes it nice for trying to get things done on the weekends!

4. AJ's smile and laugh can light up a room!

5. AJ is a very strong little boy...In only his first 9 months of life, AJ has had pneumonia and a skull fracture. Neither one affected him much. When he came down with pneumonia at 5 months, they also diagnosed him with "reactive breathing"---which is asthma, and has a nebulizer machine that he has to have treatments on, but handles everything like a champ...

6. AJ looks exactly like his dad! Fortunately, his dad is quite handsome! Some of his expressions are no doubt mine, but for the most part he really is a miniature Andrew.

7. AJ has always been a good sleeper. (with the exception of the first 2 weeks of me going back to work). He started sleeping for 6 hour stints when he was 6 weeks old! Now, he goes to bed sometime between 7-8, and we have to wake him up at 6:15 to get ready for school!

8. AJ's favorite toy by far has been the jumparoo. He can only stay in it for another 3 pounds, but the day we have to take that away will not be a happy one. However, he jumps so hard, I am not sure the thing will last him a few more pounds!

I will tag're the only other one I know on blogspot besides Elise!

Here are two pictures with AJ and each of his little girl cousins...AJ & Abby on Christmas morning, and AJ and Natalie...sorry Natalie...AJ wanted to eat your head!

Friday, January 18, 2008

We can finally catch our breaths!

After 2 weeks of extremely busy times at work for us, we can catch our breaths! We had such a great time on vacation! AJ loved the water and playing! AJ also had so much fun on was a 4 day celebration, starting with meeting his new cousin, Natalie!

AJ now has 2 teeth all the way through and is working on 2 more. He is 27.5" tall, and weighs a modest 21 pounds. We found out the day before flying that he had ear infections in both ears; but handled them like a champ! He gave none of the typical ear infection signs. No fever, no crabbiness, no grabbing his, we were shocked to find out he had ear infections!

We go back to the doctor at the end of the month for his 9 month checkup! I can't believe it!

He is so close to crawling...he rocks and dives and does very well going backwards, so the forward movement is coming any day! Watch out world...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

We're Home!

Well, it's super late and I have to go to work tomorrow for the first time in 2 weeks, but I had to upload a couple of my favorite shots from vacation! We had so much fun and AJ was such a good little traveler! I will update more later this week...