Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Wrapping Paper Bliss!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I have to apologize to our regular readers that I haven't posted in almost 10 days. We went back to Charleston for Christmas and were having so much fun, it never occurred to me to post to the blog. There were plenty of great moments from Harrison's first Christmas and I plan on filling everyone in on ALL of them. Well, not all of them, but as many that I have photos to support.
When we arrived, we stayed at the Brantley's house and Nana had Harrison's Christmas gift. We decided to give it to him before Christmas because we were leaving Christmas day to spend the rest of the time with my mother. Harrison got a pony that was the cutest thing ever. He really loved it. He can bounce or rock on it. Attached is a video of him riding it for the first time.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
- We are officially pacifier free! I realized on Thanksgiving that we were giving Harrison a pacifier out of our convenience and not for his need (we originally gave him the paci for some non-nutritive sucking that he needed as a baby). We woke up on Black Friday and decided to quit cold-turkey. And it worked. He hasn't missed it since. We actually tried to give it back to him when we were on a plane recently and he wouldn't have it!
- We are bottle free! I have read and heard that a lot of parents have a hard time weening their babies from bottles, so when Harrison decided this month that he likes drinking out of his sippy cup, I just started giving all him all of his formula in sippy cups. Now we don't have to worry about weening him off of a bottle! Hooray!
- Harrison is army crawling. I have just decided that he is going to do everything late, which is okay with me. His army crawling is so darn cute. He can get anywhere and get there fast. He loves cords, electronics, and tall pieces of furniture (i.e. bar stools). You know, he makes a bee line for all of the items in our house that could harm him. I am starting to think that you have to have nothing but pillows in your house to baby-proof it. As of recently, he can be found trying to chase the dogs down, trying to put their dog tags in his mouth. As you can imagine, this presents a problem since the dog tags are attached to collars around their necks.
- Harrison is pulling to a stand position. This would be cute, except that he has already received a couple battle wounds trying to get out of the stand position.
- Harrison moved to a big boy car seat (see post on 12/7).
I was hoping to add that Harrison got his first tooth to this list, but no such luck. When I was at the doctor yesterday, I asked if he was sure that Harrison wasn't going to need baby dentures. He thought I was crazy. He did inform me that I will probably experience the joy of him getting them all at one time. Fabulous!
Attached are pictures from a Christmas party that we had with our friends last night. Harrison got to open his first Christmas present. He was much more interested in the paper, which meant that Adam and I were constantly fishing down his throat for pieces of paper. He also got to hang out with all of his friends (other babies). Notice that he is the only boy among many girls!