Saturday, February 23, 2008

Standing up for the 1st time

Mac pulled himself up to a standing position by himself for the first time today. I was in the kitchen, and when I walked back into the living room, he was standing by the hope chest. Emma was laying down in her room, so I know he did it alone!! I was so lucky that I had my camera handy!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

First Trip to the Dentist

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera!! Mac had his first visit to the dentist on Monday, Feb. 11. He had to have his teeth cleaned with baking soda because his iron he takes daily had started turning his teeth colors. Dr. Beth said all looked good, and she doesn't see any teeth ready to come in any time soon.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sacked Out!!

Mac is such a good sleeper. We are beginning to work on a few table foods, and he is eating several jars of 3rd foods a day. He is completely on whole milk, and he is still sleeping as good as ever. Since he was about 5 months old, he's been sleeping all night. He'll sleep about 11 hours straight at night. It's so nice since Emma still doesn't sleep all night. Friday night, he went to bed a little before 10:00, and he didn't wake up Saturday morning until 9:00. Talk about some lucky parents!! We have been so blessed!!

Happy Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, we gave Mac a toy that would attach to his high chair. Normally, he eats before we do, but we still want him with us while we eat. This "ferris wheel" gives him something to play with to pass the time away. He seems to really enjoy it. One of my students gave me a teddy bear balloon for Valentine's Day, and as you can see, Mac really enjoys playing with it.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fruit Puffs

Mac has learned that he can feed himself fruit puffs. He isn't real fond of the Gerber Fruit Puffs, but he loves the Parent's Choice banana fruit puffs. If you don't watch him closely, he get a whole handful. At least we have found something now that he can actually chew and have between meals!!

My First Try with a Sippy Cup

We tried a sippy cup, but Mac isn't quite sure how to work it, yet. He finally started to figure it out once he got on the floor with it!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

12 months doctor appointment

Mac went to see Dr. Luy today. He weighed 19 pounds, 4 ounces, was 28 inches long, and his head was 45 cm. His iron was still a little low, so we have to stay on it. She said we could start on milk and table foods, especially things high in iron like spinach. He has an ear infection and is wheezing, and when he coughes, we have to give him updrafts. Hopefully we won't have to deal with the RSV thing. He did get shots, but he's a happy little boy!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

My Exersaucer

Memaw and Pepaw, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Benjy, Aunt Rita and Uncle Bob, and Puddin, Ricky, Cody, and Becca all went in together to get me this great toy for my birthday!! Mom thought it would be good because I love to play in the one at church in the nursery. I am still a ways from walking, so this gets me up and lets me move around! Once Momma got it put together, I got in and played for about 45 minutes. I just turned and played with all the farm animals. I had a lot of fun!! This is a great gift! Thanks everyone!!

Birthday Cake

We were very careful with Mac's birthday cake since he is still not sure how to chew. We did let him stick his hands in the icing and lick it off. Emma even put some icing on her fingers and stuck them in Mac's mouth. He was licking his lips for quite a while as to say, "Momma, give me some more of this stuff!!"

Happy 1st Birthday, Mac!!!

I can't believe my baby turned 1 today!! It seems like just yesterday he was born. This time last year was very tough on us...he was delivered by emergency c-section 11 weeks early. Today he is a very healthy 1 year old!! We had a birthday party today with friends and family. Mac got lots of goodies!! He got an exersaucer (since it will still be a while before he walks), a sing-with-me stage, lots more toys, and some clothes. He got his first taste of icing and cake. It was just an all-around great day. I can't believe my little boy is growing so fast. He goes to the pediatrician tomorrow for his 12 month shots and check-up. We are going to see about starting him on milk, and we're hoping we can take him off his iron. He had a blood test last week to see what his iron levels are, and we should get the results tomorrow. Wish us luck!!