Monday, February 22, 2010

10 months and Counting!

Wow--time continues to fly by! Tucker is only 2 months away from being the big 1 year old! We cannot believe it! We are already thinking about his first birthday party! Tucker has continued to surprise us everyday with the things he does and the things he has picked up on! Here are a few things Tucker is doing:

-Pulling up on everything
-Learning how to open up drawers and cabinets...and then pull everything out!
-Walking while holding on--cruising!
-Randomly as of Sunday his wave became violent and he started waving at everyone!
-Says dada and mama--for everything!
-Smiles and squints his eyes and scrunches his nose
-Started eating "real foods"--mango, bread, cheerios, puffs, etc!
-Daddy made the mistake of teaching him how to turn on the bathtub--so he crawls quickly to the bathtub EVERYTIME he is in our bathroom and turns on the water
-Standing up in his bed when we come to get him
-Unfolding all the clothes that Mommy just folded-haha! He does this often.
-Sits up really well in the bathtub without Mom being extremely nervous
-Sitting up a little easier from laying down--but really only after he has pulled himself at least to his knees or has pulled himself up to stand up and then sits down (it is so cute to see little ones sit down from standing-they just fall to their booty) :)
-Rolling his tongue (like when you roll your r's if you speak Spanish)--SO cute!
-Loves "patty cake" and "itsy bitsy spider"
-Seems to recognize animal sounds that I repeatedly make (he smiles when I ask him about the animal sounds)
-When prompted and helped a little can give a high five---hopefully we can teach him "guns up" real soon
ETC! The list goes on!

We went to visit Dr. Gray on Monday the 15th and was told he weighed 19.8 lbs. (20th percentile) and was 28.5" long (50th percentile)! Dr. Gray made the comment that his teeth are going to come in any day now! I can definitely tell by the fussiness, drooling, biting EVERYTHING, etc! :)

Besides battling illnesses here and there we are doing great--all of us! We are a little happy family of 3-plus Duke the Dog! Hopefully, soon, we will be making the big move back to Dallas! We are waiting for Grant to find the right job! So, if you have a chance say a prayer for us! I will post pictures soon! We haven't taken many lately! Check Facebook too for pics!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Update...! Almost 9 months!

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted on the blog! I am given a hard time quite often but its hard to keep up with everything on here and live life! We are doing absolutely fabulous and are loving life! Tucker started KDO last week on Tuesday. He goes twice a week from 9-2:30! He fussed off and on for a couple of hours the first day and then did great the second day! We are excited. It will be good for him to be around other people! It is nice to get a break since we don't get many out here not having any family around! I can name on one hand how many times I have been in our house by myself since he was born. Hopefully, that will happen much more often! But, really, its not been bad! He is a good kid and it is way easier when they are more independent and can somewhat entertain themselves! Tucker has made quite a few accomplishments in the past few weeks! Here is my update!

-We have taught him to wave bye-bye!
-We are constantly going over animal sounds and "more" in sign-language! Hopefully it won't be much longer!
-He has been saying "mamamama" over and over for a while now but I don't think he knows what it means necessarily! Just this week he has said "dadadada." Again, not sure he knows what it means!
-He is ARMY crawling! Poor thing has carpet burns on his left elbow and right knee! It is really cute! Not on all fours yet--maybe never!
-He is pulling up! Is pretty well balanced for a good amount of time by himself! He acts like he loves it!
-He is eating real fruit in his "Nuby"-a net-like food holder!
-He throws ALL of his toys off of his high chair! It is a danger zone sometimes!
-He is talking ALL the time---sticking his tongue out and making all sorts of noise! He has started this husky grunt! REALLY funny! And I think he thinks he is talking AND making sense sometimes!
-He absolutely loves our dog Duke and just gets tickled when he gets to see him in the mornings!
-He is sleeping REALLY well and has been for a while! The kid still takes about 2-3 naps a day AND sleeps all night(sometimes fusses for his pacifier and then falls back to sleep)! The past couple of days he has had a runny nose and hasn't figured out how to breathe and suck his pacifier so it keeps him up. :) Not so fun for us. :(
-He is doing great and transitioned easily to his new big boy carseat! Did great on the way home from Dallas!
-He does AWESOME at the stores in the baskets and is totally distracted by all of the people! All of the old men love to come and talk to him! He just smiles as usual! He has riding in the baskets for a while now! Its sad because I do not get to park in the front row parking at the grocery store! :(

That is all I can think of right now! I am sure there is more! I just updated his 1st year calendar and wrote a whole lot so I am sure I am forgetting something! :) Hope all is well! We are heading back to Dallas in February for a visit! Hope to see everyone we can when we are there!I will post pictures soon! The reason I have been so bad is because our camera takes such high resolution pictures! We have to size down each one we want to post--no fun and time consuming! Love to all!