Monday, January 31, 2011

8 months old!

Happy Judah!

This little man is 8 months old today. 4 months from now he'll be 1 year old. I still can't believe it. Tooth number 2 made an appearance this weekend. We love him more and more each day and enjoy watching him grow and discover more each day about the world around him. Foods have become a little more tricky as we're finding out that he doesn't like everything we feed him anymore. Imagine that! The nerve! This weekend I made potatoes and mixed it with a little pureed peas and carrots. He wasn't a fan. Well, at least we can always fall back on sweet potatoes!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A World Without Jobs

As remarkable as Steve Jobs is in countless ways—as a designer, an innovator, a (ruthless and demanding) leader—his most singular quality has been his ability to articulate a perfectly secular form of hope. Nothing exemplifies that ability more than Apple’s early logo, which slapped a rainbow on the very archetype of human fallenness and failure—the bitten fruit—and made it a sign of promise and progress.
Interesting quote from the article, "A World Without Jobs."

Makes me think a little bit more about that little glowing apple on my laptop now.

Monday, January 17, 2011

How loud can you scream?

This video is kinda long, so fair warning if watching babies babble isn't your thing.

Recently Judah has been getting very spirited when he's eating. He'll flail his arms around and bang on his high chair tray. He's even started testing out his lungs just to see exactly how loud he can get.

On another note…
Thomas is in London and Senegal for the next ten days preparing for his World Changers trip to Senegal this June. Please be in prayer for his safety and that he gets a lot out of this training. This is our first time without him since the summer and I know he's really going to be missing us, as we're definitely going to miss him. At least my in-laws are still in town so it's not as lonely as it could be. They're a fun distraction for sure, and I love watching them dote on Judah.

For all the baby mamas in Raleigh, don't forget about the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale this weekend at the Fairgrounds! I'm looking forward to stocking up on clothes for Judah. Man he grows out of stuff fast – used is definitely the way to go!

You're no match for me applesauce!

Do I see a tooth in there?


Thursday, January 13, 2011

7 1/2 months!


I finally got around to taking Judah's monthly pic for his baby book. It's been really interesting to look back at his early photos and notice exactly how much he's really changed in the past 7 months. He's getting increasingly aware of his surroundings, grabbing for everything in sight! He's still eating like a champ and hasn't met a food he didn't like. We've added pears, bananas and spinach since I last wrote. Peas are up next! It was nice having time off work for the ice because I was able to make a few batches of food to freeze.

Here's a fun video I got last week of him testing out his leg muscles!

Happy, kicking Judah

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Ba ba ba ba

Judah trying out his first syllables. So much fun!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Baby Food and New Pics

Judah in his camo crocheted hat

Proud Gran

Emery and Judah
Judah playing with Whitney's daughter Emery

Here are just a few pics from our last week at home over the Christmas break. I was super spoiled by getting to be with Judah for 2 whole weeks! My mom's friend Charmaine crocheted him this cool camo hat. The next pic is him playing with Whitney's daughter Emery. It's hard to believe that she's a year old and Judah's 7 months and they're close to the same size. She's so cute and petite. Happy Bday Emery!

Judah's doing well with eating foods. He's liked everything so far which includes rice cereal, oatmeal, apples, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans. Trying to think about what to try next. I'm thinking bananas then peas maybe to get another green vegetable in there. I'm also attempting to make my own babyfood too and that's going along well. Thomas got me these great containers for Christmas to store it in. I really like that the lids screw on and don't just pop on, that way you can throw them in your diaper bag and don't have to worry about spills. They're also freezable, microwavable and dishwasher safe.
And I bought this book to give me instruction and ideas on how to make the food and which ones to start off with.

I'm thinking about getting this book too. Does anyone else have it and do you like it?

Still haven't had time to take his 7 month monkey pic. He's been going to bed around 7-7:30 and I don't get home from work until 5:30 so that's not really enough time. Maybe this weekend! Looking forward to hanging out with my two favorite guys.