It has been a while since I have given a good update on our baby boy! It is amazing how much he is growing and changing every day. Matthew turned 8 months old on the 5th. He is such a happy baby. I can't take him out without someone commenting on that and his big beautiful smile. He is such the little flirt. He has FOUR teeth now and loves to show them off. He got them early and likes to grow them in pairs. He got his first 2 at 5 months and the second 2 at 7 months. So he should probably be getting another couple in the next few weeks by his routine :)
I weaned Matthew last month. I think it was harder on me than it was on him. He hardly skipped a beat. Eric is enjoying being able to help with it more.....especially since he is sleeping through the night now! Really Matthew would much rather we just plop a big ole steak down on his tray. He LOVES to eat. He really likes trying to feed himself too. He has been self feeding with Puffs and little chunks of fruit and is really pretty good at it. We will start to do more finger foods when he turns 9 months. Goodbye pureed baby food!
The real shake up in the household came about a month ago when Matthew started crawling. He went from rocking to rocketing across the floor over night. We thought we had the house sufficiently babyproofed and he quickly prooved us wrong. Every day I find something else I need to move out of his reach - then he reaches a little higher. He is already pulling up and I am afraid that he will walking before we know it! Here is a video I shot this morning of him crawling around. He was enjoying playing with his big brother and big sister away at school.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Last Fall we were going to start Ethan and Ella in a Mother's Day Out program at our church. When we thought there was a good chance of Matthew being premature, we decided to delay their start. We thought there would be too much change all at the same time for them. Not to mention, their little immune systems being tested while we had a newborn at home.
I was excited when I found out that Harpeth Heights Baptist Church has a summer program. They are enrolled on Tuesdays in June and July. Since they are going to go 2 days starting in September, I thought this was a good way to ease them into it.
Tuesday was their first day of preschool. We have been talking it up for weeks. We went to Target and they got to pick out their lunchbox and backpacks. Ethan got a Spiderman lunchbox and Batman back pack. Ella got a Tinkerbell lunchbox and Princess backpack. Their backpacks are hilarious. They have to be big to fit everything they have to bring everyday. I swear they are half the size of them!
I think (actually I know!) I was more nervous about it than they were. When I dropped them off, they just marched right in like big kids. They didn't hesitate and hardly looked back to say goodbye. When I went to pick them up, they were still playing. They were happy to see me, but I didn't get the impression that they had been missing me much. They had a ball. Their little hands were covered in marker and they chattered and sang the whole way home about preschool.
Matthew and I had a good day too. We went to the pool for an hour and had some quality Mommy/MattyG time : ) Honestly, I don't know what I am going to do with myself once they start 2 days a week!