Our Sweet Baby Boy

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Baby Proofing

We have been doing some baby proofing lately. It was time. Lol.

We moved the DVD tower out of his reach because I was getting tired of putting the DVD's away everday. We moved the bookcase out of his area as well. We re-arranged the living room so he his now trapped in the living room... literally!!! It's great!

I just put up a baby gate in the kitchen. So now when I take him into the kitchen he can only go into the kitchen and dining room. I don't have to worry about him going into the foyer to play with the water bowl, pebbles' crate, or going up/down the stairs! I literally JUST put this gate up. He is napping and I know he will be PISSED when he realizes the gate is there! I can see him screaming at it already.

We still need to get about5 more gates... those damn things are expensive though! We just make sure we keep an eye on him at all times when he's near stairs or something else he isn't supposed to be by. I do want to get gates for all the stairs (up and down) at some point though. But right now he's sequestered in one area and can't even get to the stairs LOL. That'll only last so long though. *sigh*

Speaking of stairs. He climbed up the stairs yesterday. Of course I was standing right behind him but it was so cute watching him climb them. Took him about 10 minutes to climb 7 stairs, he kept wanting to go back down but I wouldn't let him! LOL.

The preparations for his first birthday party are coming along smashingly! I ordered all the favors and decorations (oriental trading company rocks!). I have the invites all filled in and just need to mail them out. We cleaned/organized the basement on Saturday so that's all set.

Coop's up. Gotta run!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

We have a toddler

It's official... our baby is walking! Very well I might add. He took his first step on Christmas Eve and less then a month later was walking all over the place. He says "Mama", gives kisses, high fives, claps, points, and signs "milkies".

I've started planning his first birthday party. March 14th btw. It's going to be an Under the Sea theme. I ordered his birthday gifts on Saturday.

He's still not sleeping through the night. Beginning to wonder if he ever will!

He's into EVERYTHING. Loves to pull things out of the kitchen cabinets. We re-arranged the living room so he's trapped in the living room... literally he can not get out! It's great! Lol. It's like HUGE play pen full of toys. Of course when we go anywhere else in the house he goes with us so he does get to explore other areas.

Yesterday we actually left him with a friend so we could go out for Valentine's Day. I of course had a harder time then Cooper did. We got to Janice's around 12:30 and hung out for a while to make sure he was comfy and everything. Of course he was great... tons of new tosy to play with, new things to explore, etc. I tried giving him a kiss good bye and he pushed away from me!!! ;-(( I felt like crying.

Paul and I got some clothe shopping done while he was at Janice's. We also went to dinner at Bahama Breeze... Yum!! And then I got my hair cut before we went to pick him up. Cooper was excited to see us when get went to pick him up but he still wanted to play with all the new toys.

Janice said he did great. Only cried a couple of times and took a good nap for her. I was very happy to hear that!!

Well nap time is over so I gotta go!!! I'll try to write more often!