Follow us on our journey through the last few months of pregnancy and our first days with our baby boy (due 2/15/11)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Updates.... (again)

Updates. (I feel like I'm always updating and never actually blogging as things happen - oops!)

Before we begin, here is a mathematical equation to represent our current food standings.
banana > pears > avocado > sweet potato > carrots > squash > peas
(Peas are the bottom rung by a LONG SHOT)

Up next: apples, peaches, asparagus
(it smells and looks awful, so I won't blame the kid if he doesn't like them!)

Our 6 month check-up conversation went like such...
Doctor: "Can he sit up?"
Me: "Sure, for about 25-30 minutes at a time."
Doctor: "Great, how long can he sit without leaning on his hands?"
Me: "About 25-30 minutes at a time."
Doctor: "Oh really? Wow. Let me see something." (Doctor holds O under the armpits, and leans him forwards like he's falling. Oliver puts his hands out as if to catch his fall.)
Doctor: "Mrs. Porter, I'm afraid you're in trouble. He has what we call 'parachute reflexes' already. I wouldn't be surprised if he is walking by 10 1/2 months."

Awesome. Let the baby proofing begin! (Note: crawling or attempting to crawl is far from his favorite thing to do.... he gets so frustrated because he knows what he wants to do, but can't. Maybe he'll be like Auntie Sar, crawl for a day and then walk!)

Oliver and I did our first 10K last Saturday (9/10) in Danbury and I was really worried about the timing, him needing to eat, nap, etc. but it went really well! I was the first stroller to cross the finish line, we did it in 57:15 which boils down to a 9:12/mile pace. Not bad for our first race! (The course was a double loop, and about 1.5 of each 3.1 miles was a very steady incline, good thing we've been practicing hills!)

We bought this snuggly hat at Target yesterday (side note: they have REALLY cute North Face-type jackets and other adorable winter clothes for kids). I clearly panicked because of the suddenly cold weather (45 degrees walking the dog yesterday morning!) and bought him sweaters, fake ugg boots (they're cuter, with little doggies on them). This hat was nice and warm, so he fell asleep in the stroller this morning :) So angelic!

This might be one of my favorite pictures of O to date. First of all, he's smiling. His smile makes everything okay. Second, this was my sweatshirt as a kid. (There are pants that go with it). It's a size 2T. Yep, that's right. It barely fits over melon head! Plus, you can see his two little teethies!!!! (I've been trying to capture them for more than a month now!) I also love that this was right after our Stroller Strides class ended (at Kensico Dam, behind him in the picture), and he loves playing on the mat when we're done. There are also about 3 other babies his age (a boy 1 day older, a girl 1 day younger and another adorable girl 3 weeks younger - I think he's got a crush on her!). It's really cute to see them interact, grab each other's shoes, and make noises at each other.

P.S. A HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE congrats to my cousin, Danielle, and her husband, Dan. They're expecting in February and we couldn't be happier for them. If you're interested in following their story, check out their blog (selbysonline.blogspot.com). Love you guys! xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, cousin; you are so sweet! Love following your updates on life and sweet Mr. Oliver. Congrats on your 10K...I'm impressed and you look great (as always)! :) Love you guys and hope to see you soon!