Friday, November 30, 2007

7 months old

Macen spent this month mastering his crawling, sitting up and pulling up. Now he is trying to get to a standing position without holding onto anything, only pushing up from the floor. He hasn't quite figured it out yet though. He has taken steps on his own by moving along the coffee table. We'll see how long it is before he is walking.

Macen started on solid foods half way through the month. He has had green beans, sweet potatoes (pictured above) and peaches.

He got his first cold and just started his second one of the month - must be from all the traveling we just did.

Be sure to check out the social butterfly post to see all of the people he has visited with this month. We just got back from MO where Macen picked up his toybox that Grandpa Scrogin made him. We couldn't resist putting him in it.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Macen attended his first Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. James and I started this tradition 9 years ago and we were so excited to include Macen. Typically we tailgate prior to the game but it was a little chilly to have Macen out there for that long so we skipped that (instead he spent time in the hotel pool and enjoyed kicking his legs in the water) and headed straight for the game. He was dressed in a 'I wanna play quarterback' Cowboys romper and a huge hit with everyone who noticed him. We had great seats - 10 rows from the field on the 40 yd line. Macen slept through most of the 1st quarter and soaked everything in for the rest of the game. The lady behind us even commented that he was so well behaved. In all the previous years, we've had fairly decent to great weather, not this time. We had some wind, a little rain and a little snow so he didn't get to show off his romper too long before he was bundled in a 3rd layer of clothing. We had a great time and can't wait to take him next year.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

6 months

6 months of tiny fingers and toes, 6 months of a beautiful smile!

It's really been half a year since Macen came into our lives. And it has been amazing! Macen has had a busy 30 plus days developmentally.

*He mastered sitting up within a few days of first doing it

*He got his first tooth at 5 months, 9 days and the second one arrived last week - both on the bottom. Both have come with fussiness

*He had a short stint on rice cereal a few weeks ago but that didn't sit well with him so we stopped until he was 6 months. Last week, I started him on oatmeal and he is doing much better. We'll be experimenting with fruits and veggies soon.

*He loves the itsy, bitsy spider rhyme and does the spider climbing up the wall. He started doing it during diaper changes and now if I forget to start singing it to him he just starts the spider without me.

*He started rolling all over the place - the first time he did it, he came upon Mo and got a 'what are you going to do to me?' stare from the cat

*He started crawling on Halloween

*And finally, he can now pull himself into a sitting position from his tummy and pull himself to a standing postion from his tummy or sitting.

He had his 6 month check up today and the doctor told him he was an overachiever. He came in at 15lbs, 11oz and 26.25 inches long - both in the 25th percentile. He has become quite the social butterfly when we are out and about. He smiles and squeals at everyone. Hopefully that lasts for awhile but we'll see. He has gotten pretty spunky in his Bumbo and has even fallen out once and that was under supervision (I'm not sure what took them so long to recall the item but we may have a rather active baby). He doesn't like it as much now since it keeps him contained. Macen still thinks Maggie, Mo and Myles are the greatest entertainment ever and is starting to chase them down with his limited mobility. He still isn't sleeping thru the night which isn't that big of a deal since I get up in the middle of the night to pump his milk. He has previously slept thru the night off and on until his teeth came in so I know its possible for him to make it all night without a feeding - all in all it's a work in progress and we'll get there soon. Macen has been very busy and I'm sure he's going to keep us on our toes from this point on.