I told you earlier that Baby G has not been feeling well starting Christmas Eve, well, today I decided to take him to the doctor's office. Baby G's doctor isn't going to be back in the office until January 2nd so we went to a different doctor who is filling in. I told the doctor all of Baby G's symptoms and then I told him that I want him to tell us that it is just a cold.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I have been looking forward to this Christmas for years....yes, YEARS!! How much
different BETTER Christmas is when you have a little one at home. Unfortunately, Baby G had developed a terrible cough Christmas Eve and wasn't feeling the greatest.
Watch for yourself.
Here is Baby G with his cousin. They just recently started noticing each other and playing together. Actually, they just take toys away from each other. Check out this cute video of the two of them.
Here is Baby G opening up his first stocking.
Mmmm...Baby G with a stocking that says "L" ....very interesting.
Here's me and my sweet boy.
He loves the wrapping paper!!!
Here is one of my favorite pictures. These two people are the best Christmas gift ever.
This might be the cutest Santa ever.
It was a fun evening...just wish Baby G had been feeling better.
Then Christmas afternoon after church we all headed to my mom and dad's house for our Christmas gathering.
My nieces were so excited to open presents that they had all the presents put into piles even before everyone was done eating.
Here is my nephew about to open his present from Mr. G and I. Can you guess what it is?....
Yep, it's a ball. After he opened that present he didn't want to open anymore. He just wanted to play catch.I think this one bounced off his face and landed in his arms. Nice catch, buddy.
And then we tried for a shot with them all sitting around the Christmas tree, but no matter how hard we tried we just couldn't get one where they ALL were smiling....but it's still pretty cute if you ask me. The only thing missing this Christmas was that my brother and sister-in-law couldn't make it home for the holidays. My brother is a preacher in Kansas and, praise God, made it home for Thanksgiving, but had to stay there for Christmas. We sure did miss them a lot.
Well, that concludes our Christmas. We were very blessed this Christmas and are very thankful for our wonderful family and friends, but most of all for our awesome Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas, everyone!!!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I was in the process of changing Baby G's diaper and I bent down to grab a diaper from a basket under the changing table. When I looked back up I noticed that Baby G's hair was all wet along with the changing table cover.
Then I tried the crazy hair look....
But...when it was all said and done I just stuck with our usual hairstyle and Baby G seemed pretty happy with that. So happy that he couldn't even sit up straight.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Last night we had our church Christmas program and Baby G was our baby Jesus. He only had to be out on the stage for one song while the angels danced around him, Mary, and Joseph to the song Away in the Manger. It is hard to see Baby G through out most of the song, but you sure can hear him.
I guess Baby G didn't hear the part, "No crying he makes."
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Both Mr. G and I had a head full of hair when we were babies so I always assumed that Baby G would have hair too....but I had no idea that he would have so much hair. I'm definitely not complaining, but just amazed. This last week I actually had to thin out his hair. He had a hair cut when he was 4 months and again when he was 5 months and both times the barber had to thin it out. I like that his hair is getting longer but it was getting poofy on top so we put Baby G in his Bumbo and I started cutting.
Also...Please just pay attention to the cute baby in the picture, not the weird look on my face in the background or the toothpaste marks on the mirror....It looks like Mr. G missed the sink by little bit last time he brushed.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Baby G has been enjoying oatmeal now for about 2 weeks so come his 6 month birthday I decided to start him on regular food. I have always wanted to make my own baby food and after getting some good information from my cousin-in-law I found that it is very resourceful and easy to make. I learned that the first thing you need is a hungry baby....
After looking at some websites I decided to try sweet potatoes first. I went to the grocery store and bought 4 organic sweet potatoes. Come to find out....4 big sweet potatoes could last me a month even if I fed it to Baby G for lunch and dinner every day. So I am set for a while on sweet potatoes. First thing I did was bake 2 sweet potatoes in the oven. Then I pureed them in a blender which made the house smell really good. Once the sweet potatoes were pureed I put some in ice trays to freeze and others in old jelly jars to store in the fridge for Baby G's first few sweet potato meals. When I am ready to serve the sweet potatoes to Baby G I simple put in on the oven on low and add some breast milk to thin it out.
It turns out something like this. Then all you have to do is feed it to the baby.....but only AFTER you have secured a heavy duty bib.
Now he seems to be rethinking his decision.
I think it was the texture that was getting to him. I decided to thin it out even more and...
He did better.
I just need to make sure I never forget the bib.
The next week we tried our next food... Avocado. It is even easier to prepare because all you have to do is small it up like a banana and add breast milk and you are good to go.
Looks pretty yummy, huh!!!
Baby G had gotten to where he loved his sweet potatoes so I was hopeful that avocados would be a hit too.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Now that Baby G has two beautiful teeth it is time to start brushing. I enjoyed going to the store and finding a training toothbrush and training toothpaste. The toothpaste actually tastes like bananas and other foods.....(Why don't they do that for adults I wonder)
Brushing Baby G's Teeth Video