Monday, March 29, 2010

Visiting the Easter Bunny

Colton did really well sitting with the Easter Bunny!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

On the Move

Colton crawled for the first time last night! It was absolutely amazing to see! video

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Peek A Boo

I noticed Colton pulling the blanket up over his head so we started saying peek-a-boo ... I think he actually gets it (a little)! video

Jumping on the bed ...

Whenever you sing "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed" Colton will start to bounce. Could he be any cuter? video

Sippy Cup

video

Thursday, March 4, 2010

7 Months

Colton now weighs 23 pounds and is 29 1/2 inches long.  He's solidly in 12 month clothing now and wears a size 4 shoe!

This month has had its ups and downs.  It seems like the whole Brown family has been sick at some point and Colton's ear infection from a few weeks ago never cleared up which resulted in a trip to the Immediate Care on Monday.  He's got some antibiotics in his system now though so he's back to normal!  We got his 6 month/Easter pictures done about a week ago and they turned out great (I mean come on ... the kid doesn't take a bad picture ever!)

Preview of Colton's 6 Month Pictures

What Colton is up to:
  • He is still eating 6 ounces every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and will usually have 8 ounces before he goes to bed.  He is also eating solids 3 times a day.  He has rice cereal in the morning, a fruit and veggie for lunch and then a fuit or veggie for dinner.  He's also discovered the Graduate Puffs and enjoys those quite a bit.  We have to break them in half though because he likes to swallow them instead of gumming them.
  • He's sleeping through the night (for the most part) and is really good with his bedtime routine of a bath and a bottle with daddy.  The past couple of nights we've laid him down while he was awake and he talked for a little while and then went to bed.  If he does wake up at night he normally talks for a little bit and then falls back to sleep.  If he starts to cry then we'll feed him and he goes right back to bed.
  • He's a babbler!  We definitely have dada and what sounds like dog and I swear he can say good girl.  He has started to babble more with the "g" sounds and occasionally you'll hear a "b" sound.  We're still working on mama but he sure watches your mouth when you say it.  He always smiles when you say mama too and that makes me happy.
  • He has 3 teeth ... 2 on the bottom and his right front tooth.  I often catch him grinding his teeth now when he's tired.
  • He loves to dance with mommy and daddy!  He really enjoys music and loves to bounce around.
  • He's getting much better at clapping.
  • He can click his tongue.
  • He can pull himself up to standing with a little assistance and the other day he grabbed onto my shirt and just stood right up!
  • He's oh so close to getting into the crawling position.  He tries many different ways to get there but just can't quite make it.  He will either lean over to one side, get one leg behind him, and then rock back and forth or lean forward and try to bounce up over his crossed legs.  Last night was the closest we've come but those big size 4 feet kept him from getting the 2nd leg behind him.
  • He does get around though.  He'll hop on his butt in the sitting position to get where he wants to go, he'll roll over and over to get a toy, and he'll army crawl backwards on his belly or kind of scoot/bounce backwards on his belly as well.
  • He now leans towards people he wants to hold him.  So cute!
  • He's definitely going through the favoring mommy phase (and I love it!)
  • He's getting much more independent with wanting to hold his own spoons, bottles, cups, etc.  He was holding the nebulizer treatment wand the other day and he even held the medicine dispenser when we were giving him Amoxicillin.
  • He's still growling but now he growls when he can't quite reach something or when he's having trouble doing something.
  • He's getting better with his sippy cup but prefers a real cup.  If you give him a big boy cup he'll bite down and smack his lips before you've even tilted it back for the water.
We're really looking forward to the Easter Bunny in a month and we've just enrolled Colton in swim classes beginning May 1st.  We are really excited about the swim classes because we think he'll love them!  Here's some pictures from this past month:

Check out my dinosaur feet socks

Future basketball star

Drinking from a big boy cup

Little man was SICK!

Mom ... don't put my baby boobs on the internet!

Big Dude feeding Little Dude turkey

Dude ... that's not how Mom does it!

Check out how dark my hair is getting

Really likes to open and close things

He's not quite sure about his Laugh & Learn Puppy

Colton was leaning in and growling at the puppy

Bulldog

I do it!

Awww

He loves to stand but doesn't want to hold your hands

What?  No emails from Grandma?

On your mark ... get set ... go!

I think he likes his walker!

Snuggling with dada

You should see the other guy!
(check out his first bruise on his right cheek)

Catch me if you can!