Saturday, November 28, 2009

Get to know Reid @ 8 months!

Sweet Baby Reid is eight months old today!  He’s growing and developing so fast that I don’t know where to begin!Family @ Town Lake in Austin, 11-1-09Eating:  He still nurses 4x a day, and now has three meals a day.  His favorite foods are bananas, sweet potatoes, apples, pears, butternut squash, carrots and chicken.  He really doesn’t like avocados, still.  If you mix anything with applesauce, there’s a good chance he’ll eat it.   His third tooth came in right before Thanksgiving, just in time to try ham for the first time!"Yummy!" 11-27-09Sleeping:  Most nights Reid sleeps through the night. Most.  When he does wake up in the night he is screaming mad.  Sometimes we can settle him back to sleep, and other times we give up and turn on some lights to try and break the trance and stop the crying.  He takes two naps a day and they are getting longer, so that is nice!  Once he’s awake we either find him sitting or standing in the crib!Standing in his cribby, Nov 09Little Personality:  He loves to smile with a big open-mouth grin.  He’s super noisy and seems like he’s trying to carry on a conversation with himself or his toys.  When he’s happy he’ll “flap his wings” and squeak – it’s about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Lately he has begun making a cute little grunting/growling noise when busy playing, which is a welcome relief from some of the higher-pitched squeaking he likes to do.Happy in the swing, 11-27-09On the Move:  Reid is mobile and fast!  He is a pro at crawling, and in the last three weeks has started pulling up on the furniture (and anything else in his way) to get to a standing position and now scoots around the furniture.  Sadie has learned that when he raises his arms and leans forward he’s about to launch himself and she better get moving!  Sadie's doggie door is too tempting... 11-11-09Reid crawled under his cube to get some serious "work" done, 11-20-09Likes:  being outside, crawling, standing up, swinging, cuddling, reading books, Sadie’s tail, noisy & wet kisses (giving and getting), music & dancing, jumping, bath time…IMG_8804Dislikes:  being cold during the diaper change after bath time, teething pain, being put down for a nap before he’s ready.Here is the proof that Reid does actually cry! I promise that I picked him up and cuddled him right after this photo. :) 11-4-09Favorite Toys:  microphone (as seen in photo below…we don’t get it either…),  Mr. Wonderful (which was a given to Jer at his bachelor party), the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, and his funny feet elephant from the Hofers…to name a few of his current favorites…IMG_1482Reid loves his Funny Feet stuffed elephant and lion! 11-4-09Nicknames:  “Mr. Mister” (everyone), “Meatball” (everyone), “Big Guy” (Daddy), “Baby Dude” (Daddy), “No-Lips McGee” (Momma)   IMG_8425Reid in a Few Words:  happy, noisy, charming and loved!Aunt Holly:  Guess what he's doing?!  He's twiddling BOTH his ears! He might be your perfect baby after all!! :) 11-26-09


Anonymous said...

Ammy & Papa were blessed to spend this past month with Baby Reid and see him accomplish all of the things Jenny posted. He was an angel when we watched him for 8 days while Jenny & Jer were in Guatemala at G & Mariana's wedding. Bobbie & Michael even came to visit for 2 days and enjoyed "watching Reid" with us. Reid sure does bring smiles, laughter and joy to everyone around him.

We were glad we were here to help out when Jenny & Reid came down with the swine flu also. We are thankful they are better now and Bob, Jer & I escaped getting it (we took Tamiflu also).

We are sad to be leaving, but are thankful for the time we have had this November in Texas. We appreciate every minute we have with our Texas family. Thank you Jenny & Jer for everything and for giving us this extra special time with you and Baby Reid. And THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL WEB SITE!!!! It keeps us going in between our visits.

We love you sooooooo much!
Ammy & Papa (Dana & Bob)

Bev said...

What a great post Jenny! I can't believe how much he's grown and developed in the last couple months. It was so good seeing you and the family on Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see you again. I miss his big smile already!