Monday, March 30, 2009

give peas a chance

haha, a little ended up in his mouth but he wasn't really a fan. It was WAY more fun to play with.
(ps. click photos to enlarge.. lol you can really get the true scope of the mess this way)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

shadow puppets

so the other night Colt decided 3am was a fun time to wake up and PLAY! yay. (for 3 hours!)
He was rolling around and play yelling in his crib for awhile then came into bed with me, only to continue playing. He thought it was hilarious to grab my nose and chin while I was trying to sleep, and kicking my face was also tremendous fun! As he was kicking his toes in the air and clapping his feet, he noticed the shadows they were making on the wall. He started kicking them like crazy, then would stop and watch for the shadows, then start up again. tooooo cute!
I was a mean mommy and turned the light off though. lol. 20 mins of back rubbing later, he was sound asleep.
I love waking up to his little smiling face...

Friday, March 27, 2009

happy 6 months baby Colt!

baby Colt is officially 6 months old now! I can't believe how fast the time is going by... my little tiny holding baby is growing up.

He went in for his 6 month shots and was really good with them this time. He weighs 19lbs 9oz and is 31" tall! He is over the 100th percentile for his height, holy tall boy. Everything went very well at his appointment and he goes back at 9 months for a check up. He has had a bit of a hoarse voice/scratchy throat this past week though, and has not been sleeping too well. It's made for some pretty tired mornings for Rob and I.

Colt is at a super fun age these days! he demands constant attention when he is awake, and is so curious about everything that is going on. He has a new found love for daddy's hat and has a cute little habit of putting his hands behind his head and belly scratching. The other morning when we heard him on the monitor, we found he had rolled to his tummy in his crib. It happened 3 times, and of course he was upset about it once he is on his front.

As far as his eating is going, I was worried about my milk supply this past week due to his fussiness and not sleeping, but I think now it is just a growth spurt he is going through and not my milk. He has been nursing a lot and is still having cereal mixed with banana or pear for dinner. We will be starting breakfast and maybe a lunch as well of fruits/veggies/cereals. He has only had rice cereal so far, so I'm thinking we may try some oatmeal next. This week on the menu, we will be adding apples and peaches! He tried some sugar snap peas and hated them, but we'll give them a go again too.

Oh yah! Since he is such a big boy I checked the label on his car seat, and yah, he is under the weight limit still but he is over for height!! I didn't even realize... we rushed out last night and my mom bought him his big boy car seat. Can't wait to see how he likes it this weekend, it looks pretty awesome.

Monday, March 16, 2009

sunny day cave baby

some warm weather is finally upon us and it is SO nice to get out of the house with Colt. He took his first couple of stroller rides without the car seat and really likes sitting up like a big boy. He is getting pretty big for his car seat these days.
We went for a hike at some nearby caves on Sunday with my mom and Aurora. It was pretty awesome! I wore Colt on my back in a hiking carrier and he really enjoyed it. He was wearing his little baby banz (headband sunglasses). Since it was so nice out the trails were pretty busy and so many people that passed us were like "aww did you see the babys glasses?"
too cute.

We will have to go back sometime without Colt though so we can actually climb down into the caves with some flashlights. They were a lot more impressive than I thought, and it's strange how it was the first time going there and they are literally 5 minutes from our house!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

rock & roller

he rolls! He has done it twice before from back to tummy, but they were kind of accidental I think. Last night, he was very very determined to roll over and does this little face smush wiggle into the floor until he suddenly flips. Then he cries because he hates being on his tummy, but it was awesome. I was too amazed by watching him to take my eyes away long enough to grab the video camera, but one will follow soon. He started the face smush wiggle a few times today but didn't care enough to go all the way, so hopefully we'll get another roll soon. I think today he was just camera shy. :)

Also, Colt visited his aunties (who are 3.5 years and 1.5 years old) as well as his best buddy Miles (3 weeks older than Colt) and looooves seeing other little people! too cute.

In food news:
bananas with rice cereal - good
bananas on their own - good (in his little mesh fruit feeder)
avocado - bad, very very bad (and hilarious)
avocado with rice cereal and milk - still very very bad
avocado in the fruit feeder - must be poison

Sunday, March 1, 2009

holiday cards

I have been making 'cards' for all of Colt's first holidays. Some we have sent out, but mostly I am just printing one out to put in his keepsakes box to look back on all of his firsts. Here is the collection thus far: birth announcement, halloween, christmas, valentines day. ( click to enlarge & see less blurry)