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Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Toys

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Since Cash is getting squirmier but still can't move around on the ground yet, we've had to find some ways to keep him occupied other than a blanket on the floor and the swing. So we finally decided to put together the Exersaucer which has been sitting in pieces behind the tv in the living room since my baby shower. We knew that once it was set up we would say goodbye to any remaining floor space in our apartment and it definitely takes up most of the living room. However, it is definitely worth it. Cash seems to love it and it gives us a good 30-40 minute break from entertaining him so we can get some stuff done around the apartment.

I also found Cash a Johnny Jump Up on Amazon when I thought that maybe we could put off setting up the Exersaucer. He's finally starting to get the hang of it but I'm kind of paranoid about him hitting the wall with the narrow door frames in our apartment.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Going crazy

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Cash seems to be full of energy lately and just wants to move. Unfortunately he still doesn't have the fine motor skills to actually scoot along. It's definitely not for a lack of trying though.


Cash's mohawk was in full effect during bath time last night. It seems like his hair is only growing on the very top of his head and not the sides. He'll probably kill us for the video below when he's older but really, is anything cuter than a naked baby picture? And Cash is especially cute since he loves bath time so much...

Friday, November 12, 2010

5 Months Old

Friday, November 12, 2010

My baby boy is 5 months old today. In the past few weeks it feels like he has finally shaken off all of that newborn, blob of goo-ness that just stares and lays about and has turned into a smiley, constantly moving, ball of personality. A lot of other moms I know would look at Cash when he was just born and say how much they missed that stage - the small, cuddly, newborn baby-smelling goodness. However, I won't lie, I'm so excited we're at the stage he is now. You can start to see the little person he is going to be. He coos at me in the mornings when we bring him in bed to snuggle as we're trying to wake up. He kicks his legs and rolls out of the armholes of his jammies to help me get him dressed in the morning. He laughs at me when I go to pick him up from daycare in the evening and he wraps his little arms around my neck when I'm rocking him to sleep at night. These are the scenes that I dreamed about when I was pregnant and anxiously awaiting for Cash to be here. And just when I think I can't love him anymore, he does something insanely cute like this morning when he was eating some peaches, looked at the last bite, opened his mouth to finish it, and promptly fell asleep. Snoring asleep. And then I felt like my heart was about to burst.

Here's some of the new things Cash has been doing this past month:

-Eating solids twice a day and loving it. Especially banana. He also likes peaches, pears and banana-flavored oatmeal. He's not too sure about rice cereal and sweet potatoes but will eat it (especially if mixed with banana). And he hates avocado and applesauce (but he will eat avocado if mixed with banana...).

-Rolling pretty solidly from back to tummy and then from tummy to back. Is starting to enjoy being on his tummy more than his back.

-Grabbing at most anything and slowly start to bring it to his mouth for a good taste test. Recently including his feet.

-"Walking" when you hold him in standing position.

-Starting to like sitting a bit more and is starting to learn how to sit on his own. He'll balance for a couple of seconds now before toppling forward.

-Cultivating a sweet mohawk on his head, completely naturally. Coincidentally, Ross had a pretty sweet green mohawk in college (alas, it was not natural). The irony of this does not escape us.

-"Singing" his way home from daycare in the stroller, in the Bjorn. His oohing and aahhing completely charms most of the passersby.

-Being the victim of a good tickle and/or kiss attack. Especially on his neck and under his arms.

-Watching some Baby Einstein every morning which will keep him captivated while Mommy and Daddy get ready for work. He seems to especially enjoy "Baby Van Gogh" the most.

-Not sleeping through the night, but we're getting there. And the fact that we have a pretty solid bedtime of 7pm I think is quite an accomplishment. Now we just need to get a little later with the wake up time. Maybe a shade later than the current 5am...

There's probably a lot more that I'm forgetting. Every day is something new and exciting with Cash around. And the adventure continues...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Visit from Uncle Charlie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cash makes an excellent Babyhat if I do say so myself....

This weekend Uncle Charlie came to visit. Charlie and Aunt Fiona are about to embark on a year long tour abroad in Indonesia and Malaysia for Charlie's work so it was great he had a chance to come to NYC before jetting off. Ross and Charlie spent a lot of the weekend doing some brotherly bonding (aka, drinking and watching sports) but Charlie spent a lot of time with Cash and Cash enjoyed it immensely. We'll miss you Uncle Charlie and Aunt Fiona - have a great adventure!