Wednesday, July 30, 2014

11 months old!

Bud,

You're 11 months old!

11 Months

If I could pause time I would. I cannot believe that next month I will be writing your 12 month update, and we will be celebrating your first birthday. You're at this really fun stage where yes you're into EVERYTHING, but you're also discovering new things. Your dad and I have so much fun watching you process and discover new things. You definitely have a "thinking" face that you make.

You weigh in at 22 pounds and you are 29ish inches long. You wouldn't lay still for me to measure you properly so it's really just a guess. You're almost out of 12 month clothes and are wearing 12-18 and 18 month clothes. You wear size 4 diapers. You still have just the 6 teeth, and I'm enjoying a tiny break from teething at the moment. I think you're going to have more popping through at any minute though.

11 Months

You started this month cruising around on things. You got pretty good at transferring between objects so you could pretty much get anywhere as long as there are enough objects. Then you started standing on your own without assistance. You'd be sitting one minute, standing the next, and you can hold your balance really well. Just two days before you turned 11 months you finally took your first steps. Well, technically, you did it on a Friday when I picked you up from daycare. You took 2 steps but I didn't want to tell daddy about it because he wasn't there. Your teacher and I cheered you on though. I thought for sure you'd do it over the weekend, but you held out until Tuesday night to show daddy. You took 3 steps for us, but again you're refusing to repeat it for us so we can catch it on video.

You have become a drummer. You have two sets of drum sticks in different parts of the house and will crawl around with them and just beat on everything you can. If daddy and your cousins are playing guitar, you're beating away with those drum sticks. You turn pretty much everything into a drum. You've gotten pretty good at it and will even repeat patterns that we drum out for you.

11 Months

You learned a few new words this month, one of which is Debora. Debora is one of your teachers at school. You started saying it first and now your two buddies all say Debora with you. It's funny to see the three of you all yelling, "Debora!" You also say ball and will identify any ball. I think it's the first word where you have really learned the meaning and you say it very deliberately. You still say mama, dada, and bye bye. I think you also say the words yeah, huh, and sometimes ok.

You love food, especially yogurt. You go crazy any time you see me start to make you a yogurt pouch. Yogurt is probably the only soft or baby like food you've had. Otherwise you pretty much just eat what we do. You eat just anything and get upset if we eat something and don't share with you. You could have just nursed and still want our food. If we could only stop you from rubbing messy foods into your hair we'd be set. Oh, and eating cardboard. I'd love it if you laid off the paper products.

Happy 11 months Bud!

Love you.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Comic Con Comes to San Antonio

Have you heard what's coming to town in just over a week? That's right - it's the 2014 Wizard World Comic Con.



"Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con show hours are Friday, August 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m." It will be held downtown at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

This Comic Con isn't just about some of the stars that are attending such as:

  • John Barrowman (“Arrow,” “Torchwood”)
  • Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead” 
  • William Shatner - no explanation needed
  • WWE® Superstar John Cena®
  • James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”)
  • Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, “Arrow”) 
  • Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville,” Justice League)
  • Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Smallville”)
  • Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “King of Queens,”)
  • Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory)
  • Elvira (“Mistress of the Dark”) 
  • Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show,” Epic Movie)


"It is also a first-class lineup of topical programming that takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, August 3, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans."

I can tell you that John is already geeking out over this. Want to see what the full agenda is like? Check it out here.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Beating that is Monthly Photos

I remember the first time I decided to do the monthly photos and a much wiser mom said to me, "you'll eventually hate doing these." Little first time mom that didn't know any better me thought, "Uh huh sure. Everyone does them. They can't be that bad." Boy was I wrong and was she ever right! 9 months was a bitch man. 10 went slightly better, but I think it's because I pretty much gave up and just let him do his thing.

I wish for 5 months. 5 months was such a good time. I had so many different pictures to choose from. He just laid there and laughed at me the whole time.

Out Takes

Out Takes

Out Takes

Each month it became a little bit harder, but I still had good pictures to choose from. Then 9 months came. Man. 9 months was a doozy.

Doesn't this face just spell trouble?

Out Takes

He was nearly impossible to entertain. Give me the monkey! I've got the monkey! Where's my monkey? MON-KEEEEEEY!

9 months

I'm done!

Out Takes

10 months went slightly better. I was able to get some decent-ish photos that I put on his monthly update, but I got a few other cute ones since I just decided to have fun with it.

10 months

10 months

Maybe for the next one I just won't try so hard.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

10 Months Old!

Bud,

You're 10 months old!

10 months

If anyone asks me that you're going to be 12 months in just a short while I am in complete denial about it. I cannot believe how quickly your first year is going by.

You weigh in an 21.6 pounds and you're 29 inches long (for real this time). You're mostly wearing 12-18 month clothes, but there are still a few 12 months that you fit into.

You have a total of 6 teeth now. Overnight you cut your front two teeth and your right canine. It was so cute having a one fanged vampire baby for a short while.

You have started to wave at strangers. Sometimes it takes a little prompting. I was wearing you at a restaurant in the ring sling (ok, it was a bar) and you waved at everyone we walked past. You will also occasionally say Bye Bye. If you're not too busy eating when I drop you off at daycare you'll also wave bye bye to me. You still love to clap and will do it a lot when you're tired.

10 months

You are crawling all over the place. You can navigate steps like they're no big deal so we're constantly closing them to keep you contained. The dog food and water bowls also have become fun toys for you. You pretty much make a beeline for them whenever you can. You know right away when daddy gets home in the evenings and will crawl from wherever we are to go find him. You are pretty much after anything you want, whether it's food (usually mine), some object that you saw across the room (usually a leaf or some other thing you shouldn't have in your mouth), and have even tried to crawl into the shower with me in the mornings.

This month you started pulling up. It doesn't matter if it's a chair, cabinet door, a window, sliding glass door or even our pant legs. You have figured out how to get up. A few times you've even let go which I'm just not ready for. We are helping you balance a little more and I like to call our game "Trust Fall." You balance, I let go, and then catch you whichever way you go. You think it's a hilarious game.

You will walk with us if we hold your hands and have started going farther distances. I bought you one of those toys that you can hold on to and walk with. In just a few days you were crawling over to it, pulling up on your own and taking it for a spin around the sunroom. You still haven't learned to turn yourself and I'm often getting you out of a corner.

10 months

Aside from Bye Bye you haven't really added any new words. You say mama quite a bit and have said actual dadas a few times. Your teachers are doing baby sign language with you at school and your dad and I need to get better at doing it with you. I try to do milk and all you do is laugh at me. It is a pretty funny sign I guess.

One of your favorite things is to blow raspberries on me, especially when you should be going to bed. You think it's hilarious to blow them on my tummy, my leg, my chest, pretty much anywhere you can plant your face. You'll even do it on the back of my neck when I'm wearing you on my back. You've always thought it was funny when we did it to you so I guess you're paying us back.

You love to dance and you love when daddy sings to you or plays guitar with you. The two of you will also sometimes play the keyboard. You and I have started a Huh game with eachother. Usually in the morning when you just wake up or sometimes in the car we just go "huh" and the other repeats it. You've also snorted a few times when laughing and think it's hilarious when we do it back to you.

Love you Bud.


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