Tuesday, April 13, 2010

9 months

how did it happen?! how has logan been out as long as he was in?! we become more and more enamored with this baby boy everyday. just when we think he couldn't get any cuter, he does!

here are his stats:
17 pounds 8 ounces - 10th percentile
27.5 inches - 25th percentile
44 cm

these days logan:
  • loves clicking his tongue. we get a kick out of it.
  • started sucking on his bottom lip (this really only lasted a couple of weeks)
  • has started giving mooches (kisses). they are open mouthed and totally great!
  • has started saying "mama!" it's not necessarily in reference to me, but i love to hear it anyway!
  • finally started rolling over. he decided it wasn't half bad after all. now we can't put him on his stomach without him immediately rolling onto his back. as a result, his attempts to scoot have come to somewhat of a halt.
  • has ticklish legs and feet. we love tickling those chubby thighs.
  • is laughing more and more at "everyday" occurrences (not just when we try to make him laugh).
  • is more snuggly
  • likes to growl
  • likes to stick his fingers in other people's mouths
  • loves to watch how his hands open and close
  • loves to shake things, especially if it makes a sound
  • loves to bang toys together
logan marked this occasion by getting his first ear infection. he's had a cough and runny nose for a few days, but it didn't seem to be bothering him too much. i figured the doctor could check him out today when we went for his 9 month appointment and it turns out the poor guy has an ear infection. he has still been a happy guy and it hasn't interrupted his sleep at all. he is such a good baby. i gave him his first dose of amoxicillin and wasn't very successful at getting it to all stay in his mouth. i'm sure i'll get better!

i just wanted to point out that this is the first time in 9 months that i actually posted his "monthly update" on the actual day (usually i am at least a week late). i knew eventually i would get it! yea for me!

easter time

when i started this post i was shocked. i didn't think we had taken very many pictures of easter, but i was wrong. we took 115. maybe i have subconsciously been putting off doing this post because i have such a hard time deciding what pictures to use/ not use. so i reverted to my trusty collages. it makes the picture decision process so much easier!
easter morning started off with an easter egg hunt. first it was my turn, collecting starburst jelly beans from around the house and ending with my easter basket (which included the new lady antebellum cd. love it!). next it was logan and dave's turn. i hid plastic eggs around the house that had reasons why i love dave inside (if you ever want cute holiday ideas and decorations or just cute crafty ideas, check out this blog). logan got new books and a lightning mcqueen car. but perhaps his favorite toy has been the easter basket full of plastic eggs. they have provided hours of entertainment!
we were lucky enough to spend part of easter with both of our families. the day was filled with good company, fantastic food, lots of love for logan and wonderful reminders of why we celebrate easter. i LOVED having general conference weekend coincide with easter. it brought such a sweet spirit to the whole weekend and allowed us to focus more completely on jesus christ and his atoning sacrifice and resurrection. i am grateful for the atonement of christ that not only makes it possible for us to live again, but to live eternally as families.
i had to include these pictures, mainly for dave and i's sake. logan has never been much of a snuggler, but over the past few weeks he has started to snuggle more. not for very long, but we'll take whatever we can get! he was tired after a long day of fun and excitement and was willing to cuddle with us (and with his "lovey" blanket). it was the perfect end to a wonderful day!
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