Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I once was lost...

But now I've found my blog again.  It's been SO long since I blogged, I almost forgot my password.  Seriously.

I should've said that I gave up blogging for lent.  Then I wouldn't look like such a slacker.

Subconciously I think I thought if I didn't blog, Bobby wouldn't age.  I was wrong.

He's really "cruising" now.  He walks all the way around the coffee table in the basement.  He stands alone for a few seconds, and we've even had a couple of mildly assisted steps.

We've celebrated  Easter and now are focused on Bobby's birthday.  We had picture day last Tuesday.  I probably drive the photographers nutso.  I show up to the studio with at least 3 different outfits every time, and I demand at least 5 different poses.  Yeah, I'm that Mom.

Bobby's got 6 teeth fully through the surface and we just noticed #7 and #8 erupting.  Is it just my kid that gets teeth two at a time?

We've been enjoying some pretty nice weather the past week or so.  We've been to the driving range 3 times in one week.  Christian's going to do quite well when we go golfing at the beach.  I'm starting to re-think my plans of golfing.  My showing was pretty pathetic.

Bobby experienced the playground for the first time.  A couple of weeks ago, we had a 80 degree day, quite uncharacteristic of early April.  He was indifferent to the swing and the slide, clearly displayed in the following pictures:

Bobby did like playing "peek-a-boo" over the climbing wall:

And, he got lovin' from his two biggest admirers:

Bobby's been on 3 playdates this month!  Unfortunately I only have pictures of one of the playdates.  Bobby had playdates with Samantha, Caden and Megan.  He was a good boy at all of them, especially his date with little Caden.  Here's a picture of him with Samantha:

And, just because I can, here are some pics of us kissing on our 50 week old:

We're going on vacation next week!  Who's excited?  This family:

Long Time No Blog...Part 1

Obviously since it's been more than a month since my last blog (slaps hand), it's about time I fill everyone in on what's been going on with Mr. Bobby (and us).

So, the main thing that happened in February and March is Bobby single-handedly decided to pay his doc's salary. 
"Charge it!"

He's been to the doctor's office 5 times since late February.  The first diagnosis was an ear infection.  Then Bob was diagnosed with Fifth disease.  Following that was the diaper yeast infection due to the antibiotics he was put on with the ear infection.  Then he broke out in another head to toe rash and was given some ointment for that, and finally he was brought back for his diaper rash again and tested for strep, which it wasn't.  Would you believe that the diaper rash that sprung up on March 1 was STILL around on April 2?  Needless to say, this totally thwarted my cloth diapering efforts.  Even more irritating, I actually had to go out and buy disposable diapers. 

Fifth disease is also known as "slapped cheek" syndrome....see why?

Bobby's become a champ at "cruising" around the furniture at the house.  He's also reached record speeds when crawling.  I can hardly keep track of him anymore!

I'm pleased to announce that Bobby's babble of choice is no longer "da-da-da".  He's moved onto "ma-ma".  Sometimes he even says "mom".  He gets whatever he wants when he does that. 

He's still not sleeping in his crib.  That's all I really have to say on the matter.  I'm not devastated, neither is Daddy.  Grammy is.  Would I like Bobby to sleep in his crib?  Absolutely.  Am I willing to give up my sleep or listen to my child cry for hours on end to accomplish this goal?  Not yet.

We've also started trying out solid foods.  So far we've tried: carrots, peas, asparagus, sweet potatoes and squash.  We also tried a little bit of roll at the Mount Vernon Inn a few weeks ago.  All attempts have been the same....terrible.  I'm not giving up. 

Our long anticipated family vacation was postponed until May.  We're very excited for Bobby to visit the beach for the first time, and we're so appreciative to our dearest family friends, Bobby's Aunt Carol and Uncle Bob for loaning us their condo so we can escape for a bit.