Monday, December 15, 2008

6 Months!!!!

Afton turned six months old on the 12th and today he had his 6 month check up. He's had a bit of a cold for the past two days and wheezing a bit, which makes me nervous! Most of you probably know how severe my asthma is, so I'm a bit paranoid about it! The doctor thinks it's just an acute problem brought on by a virus, but still, he's never even had a fever! He has to take breathing treatments for a week, but he's such a trooper. He just sits there and doesn't even fight me! He really is the perfect little angel.

Afton weighs in at 17 pounds 9 oz. which is the 50th percentile for he's actually not as much of a bruiser as he appears!

His length is 27 1/4 inches which is in the 75th percentile.

His head is 43 cm diameter which is 30th percentile but, no, he doesn't have a pin looks just right!

He rolls everywhere! We're about to need to 'baby proof' everything!

He is eating oatmeal cereal and apples, pears, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, and bananas...but only about once a day.

He babbles all day and occasionally sings in his 'sweet voice' when he's going to bed.

He can take his pacifier out of his mouth and then put it back in by himself.

He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth including his feet, toys, blankets, my hair, nose, face, and he was gumming my (empty) beer bottle the other day...he is his father's son.

He can sit up by himself for short periods of time.

He laughs out loud and is very ticklish!

He LOVES girls and I have caught him making goo-goo eyes at everyone from my hair lady to the check out girl at Panera to his pediatrician...what a flirt!!!!

He claps his hands and pats Dustin and I all the time.

He plays in his activity saucer and can entertain himself for about 20- 30 minutes at a time.

He, like his cousin Greta, is addicted to the T.V. and cannot be bothered when his favorite shows are on...but no soap operas!

That's all I can think of for now, everyone have a Merry Christmas! We love you all!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Getting Ready For Christmas

So we made it back from Oklahoma November 30 and decided that it was time to go pick out our annual Christmas tree. We got Afton all bundled up and headed to the local nursery to pick out our tree. It was about 20 degrees, Afton didn't seem to into it so Aislinn and I picked one out. We got home and after all of the snow had melted onto our floor we started to decorate. Afton quickly rolled across the floor and found out that the green plant that had lights on it in our living room had prickly things on it that made his hand hurt. He likes to look at the lights, but for the most part keeps his distance. For Christmas this year we are headed up to the frozen tundra known as Minnesota. If it is anything like it has been in the past 100 years it will be well below zero and there will be mountains of snow to deal with. Afton is excited to see family, eat wrapping paper, and sit through a church service where he is required to be quiet for up to an hour. he is now eating fruits, vegetables, and or anything that will fit in his mouth. We had a great time in the great state of Oklahoma during the Thanksgiving holiday and would like to say thank you to all of our friends and family.