Sunday, October 18, 2009

His first little "tooph"

Every once in a while, when Logan starts to act a little strange, I mention it to Danny, and a few times recently he's responded with a very sarcastic "Maybe he's getting teeth!" Apparently I've said and thought this too many times.

However, last weekend he finally did. The day he turned 10 months old, he was chewing on my finger when I felt a little something sharp, and there it is!

He's been such a good boy with these teeth. I can tell he doesn't feel good, and he frequently looks concerned about it. As you can see from the pictures, he's aware that something is different, because he's fooling around with his tongue all the time. but he's been so tough!

Such a cutie :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fells Point Fun Festival

This festival is one of our favorite things in the city! Going this year was our second time, and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first, although a little more work pushing the stroller on the cobblestone through VERY large crowds. It's so fun to see the vast array of people that come out to this day - it's the full spectrum! This is one of the fun thigns of living in the city. At this festival, you'll find your more traditional craft fair items alongside the very modern and artsy photographers, with the one-man band drummer, guitar player and singer across the street. It's great to see the diversity.

This year it was pretty chilly and we waited until after Logan's nap, if you can't tell from the sleepy eyes above! He was very interested in the Raven's game on the tv, but was okay with turning it off once we opened the door and he realized we were going outside. Going outside ALWAYS wins, above everything else.

There were a lot of people on Thames Street that day! The weather was beautiful, just warm enough to be comfortable, with a nice crisp breeze. It was definitely fall, but that was great.

Just a shot of me with my boy at the end of the day. I love that smile.

Friday, October 9, 2009

On the charts!

As of October 8th, at almost 10 months old, our little man has finally climbed his way back onto the growth charts!! It's been a few months of occasional anxiety for me as I've tried to do everything I knew how to make him gain weight, and often wondered if I'm doing the right thing, or doing everything I can.

Yesterday, Logan weighed in at 17 lbs. 6 ozs. and 27 1/2 inches long. This puts him at the 5th percentile for weight and the 10th for length. I'll take that!! For the past several visits his weight has not been on the chart, so this is a definite improvement.

I'm learning, ever so slowly (SO slowly), that as much as I want to, I just cannot control everything about my little man. I want to do everything right, and know exactly what I'm doing, and that's just not how it works. If that were the case, there would be no need to learn to trust in the Lord and HIS plan, and I would probably take any successes as my own, and not give the credit to whom it is due.

In the past several weeks, our baby boy has gotten so much bigger! Not necessarily in size, but in his activity and actions, and attitudes.

The silly things he's doing:
~ Clapping his hands when I come in to get him out of his crib, or out of his carseat.
~ Standing up in his crib, or sitting with his legs through the bars swinging his feet and talking to himself.
~ Blowing lots and lots of raspberries!
~ "Hiney scooting" around our house, instead of just regular crawling :)
~ "Reading" himself...out loud...and often in the stroller with his feet up on the tray.

The sweet things he does:
~ He's turned a little more snuggly again, and when I get him up from his crib, he lays his head on my shoulder for a few minutes and pats my back - this is probably my favorite thing.
~ He LOVES his daddy - and the look on his face when Danny walks through the door every night is priceless!

He's precious, and we love him. We are so blessed.