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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New toy...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cash has a new favorite toy that he makes a beeline for whenever the bathroom door is open. Oh the screaming that occurred when mommy took his new toy away...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baby souvenir project complete!

Thursday, March 24, 2011
I finally had a chance to finish a project I've been planning since Cash was born - a shadowbox frame displaying all of his newborn memorabilia. I found the idea on a random nursery decorating blog and have been storing up all of the stuff for some time now. After Ross went to get spray paint for the brand new corn hole lawn game set we are the proud owners of, I knew I finally had the chance to paint the middle C and finish the project.

I found the perfect black frame at AC Moore. It's about 8 X 11 size which is more than sufficient. I liked the idea of a shadowbox so that I could keep adding stuff but I think its pretty full and it seems complete. Right now it contains:

A wooden C I picked up on the cheap at KMart and painted black
Cash's footprints from the hospital
His birth announcement
His last (and best) ultrasound pic
The card with his stats that was on his bassinet at the hospital
The hat they first put on him at the hospital
A homemade card with a button from our good friend Ben's parents congratulating us
The announcement from Wake Forest Magazine

Since we will be moving into our new home soon (fingers crossed and more on that later) I'll be able to hang stuff up in Cash's room again. I have a lot of plans and this shadowbox is the first of them.

I'm not particularly crafty but I think it turned out pretty darn good if I do say so myself.

Looking out the window

Cash's new favorite 6am activity is climbing on top of our pillows, holding onto the headboard and looking out the windows as the cars drive by. He's also started to try to take the bed post out of the frame every morning and bang it around as you'll see in the video. This time he was unsuccessful.

Monday, March 21, 2011

iPhone Photo Fun

Monday, March 21, 2011
I finally have an iPhone again! Oh happy day! On Labor Day weekend last fall, I had the misfortune to leave my iPhone on the Amtrak train we were taking back from a weekend trip to PA. That phone basically got me through maternity leave and breastfeeding. There was many an early morning hour that I sat on the couch, breastfeeding Cash and since I could just scroll through my iPhone using one hand, was able to easily keep myself amused and also not disturb him with the noise of the tv. On our plane trip to Texas, I was actually able to read most of a novel using the Kindle app while I held Cash and he slept. No way I would have been able to page through a regular magazine or book.

Since the price of buying an iPhone outright is redonks, I pulled together all of my internal strength and fortitude and waited until my upgrade went into effect at the end of February to get a new one. And now since AT&T has some competition from Verizon, I got the 3GS for just 49 bucks! So basically it was such a steal that I couldn't NOT buy it (or at least that's what I told Ross).

One of the many great things about the iPhone is the camera, which is basically on par with my crappy point and shoot. And since I constantly have it on my person (and never bring my camera anywhere) I get so many more pics of Cash. A win win if you ask me. Here's some of the photos I've captured in just the few days I've had my iPhone back.

Monday, March 14, 2011

9 months old

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cash turned 9 months old on Saturday and so much has changed with him in the last month. He's on the move every second now, crawling around, trying to stand, throwing blocks around. We've had to babyproof this month but it seems like we probably need to do some more.

Cash is also babbling up a storm and started clearly saying "mama" and "dada". His personality is out in full force and it's pretty easy to figure out what he likes and what he doesn't, he definitely lets you know it. But he is still extremely easy going, able to entertain himself, and just as sweet as can be.

At his well baby appointment, we found out that he weighs 18lbs and is 27 inches long. 10th percentile for both but the doctor said it isn't a worry - he's more concerned with fat babies then lean ones. Plus Cash has such a little Buddha belly that he is definitely eating enough.

Happy 9 months to my growing baby boy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Adventures in Table Food

Thursday, March 3, 2011
We've recently started cautiously introducing some table foods into Cash's diet. Recently, his day care told me that they gave Cash some teething biscuits and puffs and that he loved them. So after I stopped being annoyed that they introduced these things into his diet without getting my ok, I decided that we could go ahead and try some stuff at home so he wouldn't have a mean mommy who denied him his beloved cookies and puffs. So far, he's had banana puffs, veggie puffs, tiny cut up banana, cooked egg yolk and blueberries cut up into quarters. One may ask why I'm cutting this stuff up so small that Cash can barely pick it up with his munchkin fingers. Well, Cash has given us a number of choking scares in the past with his excited Mum Mum eating so we're a bit paranoid about non-pureed foods. He is getting better though and I plan to ask the doctor at his 9 month check up about introducing cut up soft waffles, toast, cheerios and other soft fruits and veggies.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sick day...again

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
There appears to be a plague that has fallen upon on our house. Cash was home again from day care today due to pink eye. Apparently there was an outbreak at day care and Cash, being that he is now a mobile and teething baby, instantly caught it. Ross and I realized after the fact that what we thought was just an increase in the amount of sleep in the corners of his eyes in the morning was actually pink eye discharge..so...not so good catch by us.

Anyway, a day home for Cash is also a day home for me and since Cash's pink eye isn't all that bad (he pretty much has to stay home for 24 hours after starting antibiotics and that's it) he was all over the place showing off his new skill, crawling! In the matter of about two days, Cash has gone from timidly shuffling around on his bottom to full on taking off across the floor, usually towards a floor grate, shoe or something else equally dirty.