Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Karate Kid

Thursday, January 8, 2009

First Visit To The Pet Store


Well, Noah ended his 11 month birthday with an unfortunate slip in the tub last night just before bedtime. He hit his upper lip/gum area on the side of the tub as we were getting ready to lift him out. His little face turned completely red and for a good 20 seconds, he did the "silent cry" before wailing out loud.

His mouth was bloody, so we rushed to get him a cold washcloth and Tylenol drops, but all he wanted was his paci. We took the paci in and out so we could wipe the blood from his mouth. He bled for a while longer, but with a lot of cuddling and some silly songs from Elmo, he finally started to settle down. It was AWFUL to watch, hear and experience. After getting him into PJs, we took Noah downstairs to sip on some ice water (his favorite!). Eric said this was the first of many to come probably, but we are just so thankful that he didn't lose a tooth or split his lip completely open! Praise be to God!

This morning he was perfectly fine and his mouth wasn't swollen at all. His top-gum on the inside of his mouth has a small red blister but it didn't seem to be bothering him.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

11 Months Old!

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Noah is 11 months old today and doing all sorts of funny things. It was a fun-filled and busy 11th month...Christmas in Hendersonville was a lot of fun, as well as ringing in the New Year with him for the first time...even though none of us made it up past midnight!

Here are some 11-Month Fun Facts:
- Noah took his first steps by himself on Friday, January 2...he walked 3-4 steps three times in a row.

- He is starting to mimick us saying "Uh Oh" if something falls and "Ah Choooo" to mimick a sneeze.

- Noah has developed a love for Elmo and loves watching "Sesame Street/Elmo's World" for just a few minutes each day. The "Elmo Live" doll he got for Christmas sure has come in handy to keep him occupied while changing his diaper and getting him dressed...he'd started to become a real wiggle worm!!

- He loves using push toys and walkers to walk around the house and over the past few weeks finally learned how to pick up the walker to change directions...he used to get so frustrated when he'd run into the couch or wall and the walker wouldn't move anymore, but now he can pick it up, change directions, and keep on moving.

- He weighs about 26 pounds, we estimate...and we're VERY excited about moving him to a forward facing car seat next month. He gets very bored riding in the car looking backwards these days.

- All the new toys he got for Christmas have been awesome and he loves playing with his mini-vacuum cleaner, red wagon sports coupe, new walkers, and 3-in-1 sports station.

- He's eating a lot of "people food" now and less and less "baby food." His favorites so far are green beans, spaghetti, fruit, waffles, pancakes, pizza crust (a great way to buy Mom and Dad a few minutes to eat our own dinners), carrots, and...well he really likes just about anything we give him. This is a blessing!

It's hard to believe he will be 1 year old just 1 month from today!