Friday, April 25, 2008

6 Months!



Parker is 6 months old!! Amazing! I don't feel like we've had him nearly that long.

Yesterday we went for our well baby visit and Parker got a clean bill of health. He weighed 16lbs 4 oz and was 27.5 inches long. Right on track. He was a little bit of a wild man at the pediatrician's office - always moving his arms and legs about a million miles an hour. The pediatrician gave me a 50% chance that Parker would blow up the house :)

Some updates on Parker these days....He is doing so much better at tummy time! He'll actually lay there for several minutes. He lays there and picks up his head, arms, and legs....looking like he's swimming for about 10 seconds and then he has to lay his head down to rest for a few seconds before he takes to "swimming" again.

Parker loves, loves, loves to be outside! When he gets fussy at home, we can just go sit on the front steps and he is content. He also loves to feel the wind blow...and here that is happening more often than not at this time of year!

He is sleeping great....from about 7pm until somewhere between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning. I feel like we're finally getting into a consistent routine during the day. He pretty much eats and naps on the same schedule every day and that is so great!

Parker loves eating all of these new foods. He is like a little bird with his mouth wide open waiting for me to put the food in.

We are practicing sitting up. He can sit up for about 10 seconds until he gets distracted and tips over.

Parker has seven teeth now and they are about as sharp as can be!!

He become so much more aware of his surroundings all of the time. He watches what is going on so intently. He's quite a cutie!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bananas!


Parker post-bananas

Sunday, April 13, 2008

For better or for worse.....for better

Well, I went and did it! I quit my current job because I got a better job offer (financially, at least). My last day of work was Friday and I start my new job on Tuesday. It should be fairly similar as far as what I will be doing and the set-up of the company. I am looking forward to it and think that it will be a good job, but change is never very easy for me. I really enjoyed working for Newport Audiology and I am very grateful for everything that job did for me and our family. I am grateful that they offered me a job when we decided to move out to Las Vegas so that we could get a start and buy a home. I'm grateful that they were flexible and let me work part-time after Parker was born so that I could spend more time with him yet still provide some income for our family. I'm grateful that I could get my foot in the door of the hearing-aid-world and learn SO much about hearing aids. I am also grateful that I could meet one of my great friends, Courtney. Maybe one of the reasons it took so long to get my hearing aid license here in Nevada was so that we could spend some time together and build a strong friendship. She is perpetually grateful and positive ... a few qualities I can always stand to learn more of and practice. All things happen for a reason :)
Now I'm moving on to another opportunity. I'll face Tuesday with a little trepidation as it's never fun to be the new kid on the block. Nevertheless, I know that this opportunity is a blessing for us at this time and I get to keep my schedule of working three days a week.

Assume the Position!


Here is Parker assuming the position - right thumb in the mouth and left hand over the face and he's ready for sleep. So funny!

Apples!

Yummy apples!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Butternut Squash!

Just another day of eating - everything was going ok...

...until Parker decided he didn"t like Butternut Squash.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pears!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I'm in for it!


Parker is now working on two top teeth and one more on the bottom. That makes for a total of 5 teeth poking through so far. I'm definitely in for it now!! You can see a little bit of his top tooth that is in the furthest in this picture!


On another note, Parker is five and half months old now and I need to update some of his progress before I forget. It changes daily!
Parker is becoming a better napper these days. As soon as he starts getting fussy and nothing seems to work to settle him down, we lay him in his crib and almost immediately he puts his right thumb in his mouth and his left hand over his eyes and he is out within a few minutes.
He is becoming adept at rolling over. In the past few months he has been rolling over, but probably more so by chance than on purpose. Now he rolls intentionally and can lift and hold his chest off the ground when he's on his tummy. He is liking tummy time a little bit more than he used to like it. He can scoot around some and will reach out to grab toys that are around him.
Parker can click his tongue. If one of us will do it for him, he will do it back for us.
He loves to be social! He smiled and laughed for all of the ladies that came to ooh and ahh over him at Costco today.
Only a few more weeks until Parker is half a year old!! So hard to believe....

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tasty Toes


This is how you will find Parker most of the time these days - holding on to both feet or sucking on his toes. Apparently he's working on his flexibility!

Avocado!

My book on baby food describes avocado as the perfect baby food because it is fairly mild and sweet and there is no need to cook it. So, because carrots went over so well, I decided to try the avocado today. Needless to say, Parker is not a fan! But, this week I've been busy making all sorts of other baby food (carrots, butternut squash, apples, and pears) so I'm looking forward to trying some others soon! Pardon the videography...I was recording and feeding and clearly can't do both simultaneously.