Friday, April 13, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 37)

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1) Will, Joseph and I had a lovely Easter. We went to the early mass at 7:30am and Joseph seemed to enjoy that there were so many people (he's a little ham). We then relaxed throughout the morning - I was in the kitchen cooking and Will and Joseph were playing, relaxing and napping. Then we went to a friend's house early that afternoon for Easter dinner. It was a really nice, relaxing day - a great way to celebrate Easter.

2) Easter was the first time I've had sweets since the new year began. I had the whole day planned out before hand as to what I was going to eat, but when the day finally arrived I was surprised by how little I cared about eating sweets. Sure - I had a chocolate chip pancake for breakfast and I had some dessert after dinner, but my whole plan for the day didn't exactly come through.
But all day I had been wanting a chocolate chip cookie. So, around 9pm I finally decided I was going to make a batch. That cookie was delicious, and, surprisingly, I didn't even care to have more than one. 

3) Joseph fell asleep after nursing one night around 7:30. I didn't want him to sleep too long because bedtime was quickly approaching, so I figured it would be a good time to test and see if he would continue sleeping if I just laid him on the floor....
...yep. The boy just rolled right over and got comfy.

4) Joseph took 4 steps several different times last night. I think that officially makes him a walker. Watch out world - here comes our little guy!
My husband said I was like one of those overbearing parents who keeps saying "try again, again. You can do it. Just one more time." Even when the kid is clearly done trying. I kept having Joseph try so we could get it on video last night, but I think Joseph enjoyed it ;)

5) Giving up Facebook as part of my Lenten sacrifice made me realize how very little I got from it. Going mostly without it (I checked it briefly on Sundays) for 6 weeks brought into focus how much negativity the website could actually bring into my life. I am now trying to keep my Facebook time and interactions to a minimum. I think the main way I've done this so far is to simply hide people who don't enrich my Facebook experience. I have thought about deleting my account altogether, but I do like being able to connect with my family (both immediate and extended) and close friends.

6) Joseph started standing fairly well on his own right around when he turned 9 months old. Here's a picture from our 9 month photo shoot of him standing on his own.

7) Aaaaand I'll end with some cuteness :)
So serious.
Hi, mom!
Why yes, I do enjoy playing with Henry the ceramic (?) dog.
Happy Easter ya'll! Now go visit Jen at Conversion Diary for more quick takes.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

the boy can eat

Joseph sure likes to eat - there's no debating that. And he certainly isn't starving. I would say he hasn't missed a meal in his life, but that would be a lie. He bit me a few time earlier this week at his bedtime feeding and after 3 consecutive bites I let him go to bed hungry. Two nights of going to bed hungry made the biting stop.

But that's not why I write. I write because I have been totally blown away by the sheer quantity of food Joseph can put away. The past two nights have been impressive in particular. Here's what he ate (that I can remember).

Tuesday night:
2-3 tablespoons peas and carrots
1 3/4 hot dogs (almost 2 entire hot dogs!)
4-5(ish) blueberries

What 9 month old can eat almost 2 hot dogs in one sitting???

Wednesday night (it was clean out the fridge/let Joseph get messy night so bear with me):
1 medium banana
5 club crackers
10(ish) goldfish crackers
1-2 tablespoons peas and carrots
3 bites butternut squash
3-4 bites spaghetti w/meat sauce
3 tater tots
15(ish) blueberries
And all that was after having a nice, big nursing session.

His tummy is only so big. I can't quite figure out where it all goes. I mean, last night I thought the banana alone would fill him up. It was pretty big. But he just kept eating. And eating. And eating. And drinking water, of course. He's figured out how to use his sippy cup, so now he drinks some water with his meals.

If this is any indication of how much food he'll be eating 15 years from now I better start stock piling food now.
Joseph munching on his baseball egg at Easter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Joseph is 9 months old!!!

Joseph turned 9 months old yesterday. He's getting so big and is very active. He really enjoys playing with Henry, our life-size ceramic dog. And he loves to put down the lid on the toy box - if it's open he will immediately go and put it down. He's even figured out a sneaky way to get it down if he can't reach it. Perhaps I'll try to catch him on video and post it here soon.
Our "photo shoot" was pretty short because he was moving around everywhere so it was hard to get a good shot.
First was my attempt at getting him to lay next to the fat cat. I can't decide which of the next two pictures is the best "laying by fat cat" shot.
Either he's trying to get away....
...or he's eating the card that says "9 months."
He wasn't too smiley because he was more interested in getting the camera...
...or he was busy playing with the "9 months" card.
But I did manage to get at least one good shot :)
Happy 3/4 birthday, little guy!