Saturday, July 25, 2009

Because my baby is cute...

...and his father is deployed. Here are more pictures of the little man. I swear one day I will get around to a REAL post!
He is getting better at sitting up!!

He was trying so hard to get over to Daisy. It's only a matter of time now!
London found his feet, and just like everything else, they go STRAIGHT into his mouth.
Learning how to use a sippy cup (he doesn't drink out of it, he just plays with it).
Still playing!

London needed a little "help", so he had some prunes. As you can see he really liked them! This was taken just hours before he pooped all over his Uncle Anthony. HAHA!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just a few random pics for the Hubs!!

The only thing that made him happy after a LONG day of teething.

London loving on his Turtle
He loves SQUASH!! This proves it, he is more of a Southerner than Puerto Rican.
Just another picture of London and Mommy. (same night as the one before)

I love you baby. STRIKE THAT! WE love you! MMMmmmMMMmMMM!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Look what London learned how to do....

He uses his hands to balance like a tripod.

Sometimes he leans a little to far to the side. And sometimes he leans a little too far forward.
But most of the time he does a GREAT job.
Oh he also learned how to do this...

I will admit, we cheated a little on this one. He did not pull himself up into this position, but if you put him next to something he will hold on to it and try to balance. He does try to eat the table though. :)

I tried to take a really cute picture of London with his Daddy's dog. You know, something like this... But it ended up like this. HAHAHAHA Erin: Go ahead and add this picture to your list of things I said I would never do or let happen before I had kids. Oh, what is it they say about a dogs mouth being cleaner than a humans? Well at least that is what I keep telling myself HAHAHAHA.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

First Foods and Teething

Well, its official, London is now eating solids (they are more like mush, so I'm not sure why they are called solids haha). We started with rice cereal then moved to sweet potatoes. He LOVED it! He kept trying to grab the bowl and spoon. Only one week after starting, he is eating 4 tablespoons of cereal and half a jar of baby food. He LOVES them. He has really gotten the hang of eating off a spoon. Yesterday he was sitting in my lap while I was eating and every time I would bring the fork to my mouth he opened his mouth and tried to get his mouth over to the fork. It was sooooooo funny :) We are starting squash tonight :)

London is also teething. I'm not sure if I have mentioned it before now but he has been teething on and off for a few weeks now. Just the other day his gums were red and swollen so I felt for sure a tooth was going to pop through, but by the next day it had gone back down and is just red now. Hopefully they will pop through soon. He has been pretty miserable recently. Thank goodness for teething tablets and baby orajel Here he is chewing on his new best friend, the frozen teething ring.

He has even found a few things on his play mat to chew on.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Real men wear pink...

but only if you pop the collar!

Ok so real men wear blue too :)

London was just pimping out a few new shirts that TiTi got him. They fit, and judging by his face I think he likes them. We Love you!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July recap and 4 month Dr appt

So for 4th of July (well, actually 5th of July, shhh don't tell) London and I did a quick 24 hour trip down to Savannah. London HATES the car and screamed 3 out of the 4 hours on the drive down there. I swear most children LOVE the car, not mine though! He screams from the moment I put him in his seat until the moment I take him out. That one hour that he wasn't screaming was the first 30 mins of the trip when he fell asleep because it was nap time, and then the last 30 mins of the trip when he FINALLY cried himself to sleep. On the way home I thought I was going to out smart him by rocking him to sleep then put him in his car seat and driving home after his bed time (7:30pm). Well, it kinda worked. He only screamed for 2 hours of the 4 hour trip home. Hence why when we move to AZ (25 hour drive) London and I will be FLYING!

Well when we got to Savannah, things got alot better for the little man. London got a very special treat from Aunt Lori. She had bought him a Popsicle. It was grape and he LOVED IT! It was the very first thing he ever tasted that was not breast milk. I guess it was his very first food, although, it's debatable whether or not a Popsicle can be considered "food". Here are some pictures of the momentous occasion.

After screaming for 3 hours, I think he might just be cussing at me in his head.

The first taste.
Crying because Mema took it away from him.
Mema is a real sucker, because as soon as he cried she gave it right back to him.

Yesterday was his 4 month Dr appt. He weighed 16lbs 6oz and is 26 inches long. That puts him at the 70 percentile for both. So he is definitely still a big boy. While he was there he got 5 more shots :( He screamed, I cried. So, you know, the usual. He seems to be doing FINE today. I am keeping him on Tylenol so hopefully that is helping. After his shots, he screamed for a good 5 minutes. Then I put him in his car seat where, wouldn't you know it, he surprisingly QUICKLY fell asleep (before we we even got out of the parking lot). Maybe the trick is to only travel after he gets his shots haha.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

What a difference a year makes!!!

Last year I was looking at this:

And announcing that we were pregnant:

And this year I am looking at this:

I will update later with details and more pictures.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A post, and it's not all about London.

So the title says it all. When I first started this blog it was to keep my friends in family in the loop while we went through Invitro. Then it was all about my pregnancy, and now it is all about London. However I feel like after London was born I lost that little part of myself that I used to put into all of my blog entries. So I am going to take this post to update about my life (outside of being a mom).

1) As some of you know, We will be moving to Ft Huachuca AZ in Jan. It came as a TOTAL surprise for us. We didn't expect to leave here until Jan 2011, but in true army fashion they are sending us a year early. When the hubs first told me about this, I PANICKED! ARIZONA!?!?!? I'm a southern girl, I can't move anywhere that they don't make fresh brewed sweet tea daily. It's going to be just like when I used to visit NY and I had to repeat myself 20 times because they couldn't understand my "accent". Come on people, I'm from Georgia, not Scandinavia!! Although I doubt the Army will see this as a valid excuse. To truly understand my panic you have to know that we have 4 dogs, yep you read that right 4!!! We have a 8yr old bulldog, a 3 year old hound mutt mix, a 2 year old lab mutt mix, and a 16 year old 3.5 lbs teacup poodle. My first panic was that we would NEVER be able to find housing with that many dogs, and my second panic was that we would never be able to find someone to rent out the house we own here. We still don't know where we are going to live in AZ. Post housing only allows 2 dogs as do all of the apts in town. Thank goodness we have until Jan to figure this out. That little dilemma has helped us figure out how to rent this house out. The Answer: Allow 3 dogs to live here haha. As much trouble as we are having finding a place, a pet friendly house with a big fenced in backyard that allows 3 pets should be NO problem to rent out. I will probably be venting about this whole moving with 4 dogs and a baby VERY SOON :)

2) Babies, babies, and more babies. I know that London is still a baby and I DO NOT want to be pregnant again any time soon, and I guess that is the problem that I am having. When to start trying again? While we were trying to get pregnant the first time, we suffered from unexplained infertility. While doing IVF, they figured out the reasons (ask if your interested, but I'll spare the rest of you the details) So here is what we know. It is TOTALLY possible for us to get pregnant on our own, however it might take a little while and we might have a few miscarriages before we actually get another baby. We would like to get pregnant when London is about 18 months old. . We DO NOT want to do IVF again. I mean really who WANTS to go through IVF? I also don't want to get to the desperate point of misery while trying to get pregnant. So the obvious thing for us to do would be, well, nothing. Meaning not trying but also not preventing. This way if it happens, GREAT! and if it doesn't, No Biggy! However, I am scared to DEATH that when ever the hubs gets home that we would would defy the odds and get pregnant the very first time. AHHHHHHHH, I can not even fathom having another baby right now. On the other hand, I'm not getting any younger, and with the new move who knows where we will be when London is 18 months old. Mike might be away on another deployment, and this time it could be 12-15 months long. So, I'm sure you can all see my dilemma. Does anyone have a magic crystal ball that I can barrow to see how all of this turns out??

I'm going to make the rest of these short since I can hear my whinnier half starting to stir

3) One of my dogs (Leia) has learned to bark at the door when she wants to come in...or go out. Talk about annoying!!!

4) Think of every cuss word that you can, oh yes, even the compound cuss words. Now, I can PROMISE you that I have said all of them at least once over the last week. I tried to buy a CD burner so I can send Mike some videos of London. Well the first one took me a full day to set up before I finally quit and took it back. I came home with a new one that the guy at Best SWORE to me would work. 2 days later I finally got it to work, only to find out that it was not compatible with D.olby Digital sound. So it recorded the entire DVD with ZERO sound. UGH!!! I took that one back and they gave me a different one, that STILL DOESN'T WORK!!! I have now decided that it is not the burner that sucks so bad, but rather the STUPID STUPID STUPID program that came with it. Does anyone know of a good movie maker program that I can go buy?? Bonus Points if I can burn a DVD with one hand while the other hand is holding a baby!!

5)My husband is still gone and that makes me sad! :(

6)and last but not least, London is teething and pretty much screaming 24/7!! (see pictures below)

Ok I will leave you on that note. Thanks for reading my ramblings.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More Pictures!!

Here ya go!!!

London and Mommy.

Doesn't he look like he is saying "Uh oh"
A little bit of a smile.

Kicking Daddy's books. Sorry Dad, but it's fun! He will spin himself all the way around just so he can kick those books haha.
His new toy: The ExerSaucer.

He can stand in it which makes him VERY happy :)

He LOVES it!!
So many cool toys!

We Love you Daddy!! MMMMmmMMMmMMmmMM!!