Thursday, June 18, 2009

9 month Charlie

I've started writing this post who knows how many times and I always seem to get interrupted. Then, during said interruption my computer is taken hostage by a little urchin who thinks that playing games is much more important than whatever Mom was working on. In any case...

At this point we are actually getting to be closer to 10 months, but better late than never! The newest news is Charlie finally has teeth! I'm glad - I was beginning to think I was going to have to buy the little guy some dentures! The teeth did cause a little dip in Charlie's normally cheery disposition, but once they broke through our little man was back to being all smiles!

Just in the past 2 weeks, Charlie has finally started eating a good amount of solid foods. He will now eat anywhere between 1/2 to a jar of food at each meal plus snacks of Cheerios and Goldfish in between. Along with this has come some better night sleeping (Can I get a hallelujah!). One night waking is now the norm - it feels so good to get some solid stretches of sleep!

Charlie is taking his time in the area of movement. He rolls quite well and can get himself into tons of trouble that way, but has made no progress in moving forward in any way, shape, or form. The closest he gets is he occasionally pushes himself backwards with his hands while attempting to lift his bum off the ground. (Notice I say attempt - he's lucky if his hips even leave the floor!) He was however right on time with sitting - he mastered that at 7.5 months. :) He actually is getting close to being able to push himself into a sitting position from his belly - he is going to love being able to sit with his big brother and sister whenever he chooses!

Now for the tricks! Charlie loves to play pat-a-cake and clap his hands. He occasionally will cover his eyes with his hands to play peek-a-boo - but he usually only removes one hand to peek - it is so cute! He says Mom and Dad (just like Lily, DAD - clear as day), and has just started waving. He's a smart little guy!

Last but not least, the stats. I still have the sheet from public health in the van, so I will double check and make sure I am right. At 9 months - 24lbs 11oz, and 27 3/4 inches long.

Pics will follow soon - I need to download from the camera!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

He finally has teeth!

Charlie finally cut his first tooth last Sunday, then number two broke through on Friday! Wow, that was a long time with no teeth!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Wiener roast at the lake

We got out for our first wiener roast of the year a few weeks ago. The beach was deserted so the kids had lots of fun chasing sea-gulls and looking for treasures. Derek, of course, had fun playing with the fire and I enjoyed the marshmallows. :) Poor Charlie only got some bun, maybe next year he can have the hot dogs too! LOL!

Baseball Boy!

Liam has been playing tee-ball this spring, and he loves it! It's even better because his daddy is coaching his team!

Trip to the city

Two weeks ago, we decided on the spur of the moment that we needed a little getaway. A few hours later, we were on our way to the city! We had a great time visiting museums and other points of interest. The kids were awesome, and had a blast. Liam had such a great time that he now wants to move to Winnipeg!!

Here are some pics!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Charlie's 6 month update

Today my baby boy is 6 months old! How can he be that old already????? The time has just flown by!

Charlie is a super sweet baby. He rarely fusses and is content to just hang out and watch his brother and sister. He is full of smiles for his family - especially Liam and Lily. He needs a bit of time to warm up to strangers, but in no time he is working his charm on them too!

Charlie's favourite passtimes are jumping in the Jumperoo and playing with toys on the floor. He has recently discovered that his pacifier makes a really cool noise if you shake it (from the handle hitting against the shield) so it has become one of his favourite toys. Just one week ago, Charlie finally mastered rolling front to back. He hasn't quite gotten the hang of back to front yet, but he has all the skills and just needs to put them together. I think half the battle is he has no desire to roll over, he is just so content wherever he is!!

In the past few weeks, Charlie has finally started eating baby food. He has tried rice and oatmeal cereal as well as pears and sweet potatoes. So far he hasn't really been thrilled with any of it!

He hasn't had his 6 month appointment yet, but as of 3 weeks ago Charlie was weighing in at 21lbs 14.5 oz and was 26.25 inches long. He is a big, round boy!! He has got the cutest little chubby cheeks and is the cuddliest little roly poly thing ever!

Here are some more pics of our littlest man taken today:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas Pics

Okay, it is a little late, but here are our pics from Christmas....

Oh, wait. I don't have any.

Well, I do, but let's just say one of my children has an issue with keeping clothes on...'nuff said.

I can however leave you with our Christmas card pic. It is the closest you are going to get.