Sunday, July 29, 2007

4 month well baby visit

Christian had his 4 month visit on Thursday. He did great!

Height: 27 inches
Weight: 17.5 pounds
Head Circ: 17.25 cm

He did everything he was supposed to at 4 months. We just have to work a bit with him standing on his legs for more than a few seconds. When he does stand up he's pretty cute!

That is about all for an update. :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Cute day!

It's days like today that I wish Matt was a stay-at-home Dad along with me. Christian has been so cute and I feel like Matt sometimes misses it all when he is at work.

For quite some time now Christian has been sucking on his hands and fingers. He hasn't really understood that they are his and he can control them. He will randomly grab for toys so it's a hit or miss. If we hold out a finger he will try and reach out for it.
Well last night he was chewing away on his fingers. He takes them out of his mouth and sticks out his hands in front of his as far as they could go. Then all of a sudden he goes a bit cross-eyed and sees his hands!! He literally turned them over and over and stared at them, stuck them in his mouth, took them back out and stared at them. It was one of the cutest things he has done so far.

Today I gave some cereal another go. (I don't do it every day because I'm paranoid of him getting an allergy to it. That is why many say to wait until 6 months of age to start rice cereal. I also haven't cleared it with his Pediatrician so I keep it to a minimum.) I took a few videos while I was feeding him and it was just so cute. He started opening his mouth for the spoon - on purpose!!! Before I would have to somewhat shove it in his mouth when he opened it a bit. But now he saw the spoon and welcomed it right in :-) That made me very excited and he would smile SO big and giggle. I only got one smile on video because he will just stare at the camera and not do much. So check out the few videos when you get a chance.

I can't wait to bring him home so everyone can see him. TWO MORE WEEKS!!!!!!!

We love you all and can't wait to get home for a while. XOXO

Crystal and The Eating Machine

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Busy week

It has been an extremely busy week!! Matt and I packed up our house on Hickam and moved into Navy housing. Long story short about what happened - the list that we were on to get a bigger/better house on Hickam was thrown out when the entire base decided to have all their homes passed over to a private company. We had two choices - stay where we were for another year (sign the contract) or move off base. So we decided to look elsewhere and found a GREAT house. The Navy was GIVING a $1750 moving credit for people to move into their housing. So we took it!!

Once we get all the boxes out of here I'll be taking a ton of pictures. We are so happy to be in the new house. We can't wait to make it cozy :-)

Sorry I haven't been updating as much. Not a whole lot goes on these days. Christian is doing great and has an appointment on the 26th. Matt this week from 2 to 10pm. That will be a change. I'm used to him going to work at 7 am and being home by 5 pm. His new job is back to shift work so no more Monday through Friday :(

Hope to get some pictures up in the next few days!


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

It has been a good few weeks!! Christian is talking up a storm (I posted videos) and he is growing like a weed. He smiles all the time and he loves to sit up and look around. He hasn't quite gotten a good control on his upper body to sit up but he is getting there.

For the past few weeks I have been putting some rice cereal in his night time bottle but I don't think it is doing much. He still gets up once at night to eat and then wants to get up and the crack of dawn. I also started to give him cereal with a spoon during the day. I figure since he has great head control and stares and us when we eat that it wouldn't hurt to have him give it a try. He doesn't quite like the taste so my Mom said to put a tiny bit of sugar in there to make it sweeter. I think I will give that a try next time. I'm excited for him to try real baby food.

So June is now gone and July is here - that means only a few more weeks until Christian and I come home for a visit!!!! I am so excited and I have my list all done of what to pack. I have my suitcase out and dusted off and ready to go!

Well, Christian is starting to wake up from his nap. We are thinking about going to the harbor on base to look at some of the fireworks :-)

Happy 231st Birthday of the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!