Sunday, November 20, 2011

I made this!

Don't mind the clashing orange shirt LOL
I've ventured into the world of fleece diaper making my own!  I really should've measured him before I started sewing, but I just went to it.  I made a medium and I think it's too tight.  However, it did do what it's supposed to do by keeping all the wetness and mess inside where it's supposed to be.  I'm going to make a large soon and see if I like the fit on that better.

Fitted peeking out the top

Prefold under this one
I think they're really cute nonetheless and looking forward to making more.

What do you think?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

8 months old!

I just can't believe how fast this is going.  I remember being 8 months pregnant and how it seemed to take forever.  Now it's flying by!

Here's a picture of Z-man at his 8 month photo shoot.  In the past month, he's learned to crawl and is getting into everything!  He loves animals and will squeal with delight when one of his doggies walks in the room.  He also has learned where the dog's water bowl is kept and it is 'Oh so much fun!' to splash and play and tip that over.  He has his 2 bottom and 2 top teeth and several more on the way.  They seem to be popping through so fast.  He's pulled himself up a time or two, but is still really wobbly.  Although he will walk run if you hold his hands to steady him.  He's also learned to kick a ball when he's player?

Lately he's been battling a slight fever/runny nose.  His pediatrician says it is most likely teething related.  I sure hope he gets over it fast, because all 3 of us are not getting much sleep.

What else can I say?  He's 19 lbs. and 29 inches tall and in 12 month clothing.  He's quite the talker....mostly dada, but a few other sounds here and there.  Oh, and I swore he said dog the other day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

6 months old....that was fast!

My handsome little man.

 Z, I can't believe you are 6 months old already!  Boy, time is sure flying by!!  I have no idea how much you weigh because your 6 month appt. isn't for another couple weeks, but if I had to guess, I'd say you're pushing 20.  You had a tooth pop through this week and have been working on another.  This makes you a little cranky at times and definitely more clingy!
Your favorite place to take a nap lately...on mommy!    

You still love standing and prefer to walk if held or in your walker.  You're very close to crawling, but I'm starting to wonder if you will just go straight to walking (er, running!)  You've been eating purees for awhile now and your favorites are banana's, mango's & sweet potato's.  You're very enthusiastic about eating and wish mommy would let you feed yourself.

Practicing your piano playing skills with daddy.
You've been jabbering more and more each day and just recently have been saying dada.  Daddy, of course, love this!  Your favorite toy is mommy's measuring cup and love passing it from hand to hand.  You can sit up on your own, though if you get excited about something (generally one of the dogs walking by) you will fall over.  You're wearing 9 month clothing, but I'm sure you will be moving up to 12 month soon...especially with the big cloth diaper booty :)  I love ya, Z-man!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My baby is 5 months old!

I can't believe you're 5 months old already baby Z!  It seems like just yesterday you were still in mommy's tummy and I grumbling about how uncomfortable I was.  You've grown so much!

Here are your Babycenter accomplishments for 5 months:

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do):

  • Sits momentarily without support - YES, this amazes me...I think it won't be long before  your sitting on your own
  • Mouths objects - yes, you've been doing this for awhile now
  • Separation anxiety may begin - haven't really noticed this yet
Emerging Skills (half of kids can do):
  • Recognizes own name - this I'm not sure will turn your head toward us occasionally when we say your name, but that's about it
  • Turns towards new sounds - yes
  • Rolls over in both directions - yes, though it's a lot easier for you to roll from your back to your tummy.  You will roll from tummy to back when on your tummy, but that's rare.
Mastered Skills (most kids can do):
  • Distinguishes between bold colors - I think so, not really sure how to tell.  You love grabbing any and every toy within reach.  And you will smile at mommy or daddy when we are across the room and smile at you
  • Plays with his hands and feet - yes, you've been playing with your hands for awhile now and just discovered your feet about 6 weeks ago
Other than that, you will push way up when on your tummy and bring one knee up like you want to start moving, but haven't figured out how to bring the other up.  You will spin on your tummy though to get to different toys around you.  You've been able to stand with support since you were 2.5 months old and now when we hold you up, you will actually take steps in the direction you want to go.  I'm thinking we should get you a walker since you absolutely love being upright!

I love my little Z-man!!  And I love watching you grow and explore the world around you!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted!

Soaker number one made! I want to make a couple in each size. Hopefully they will go much quicker now that I know what I'm doing!

Here's the actual first one I attempted. Made newborn size, but skipped a portion in the pattern, so the leg holes are way to small. I will have to un-graft and see if I can fix it.

And here's my most recent pregnancy photo. Taken when I was 31w5d at my baby shower. Me and my sister-in-law (we are due 10 days apart!) And no, I do not know when I got that big! I don't look that big when I look down.