Thursday, August 15, 2013

7 months

Stephen is a day shy of 7 months! We went back to the dr for a weight check. He has gained a pound. So, for now, we don't have to supplement. (Yay!!) He still has allergies like crazy, so we are starting him on Zyrtec once a day. We started last night. Hopefully it works! He can sit up much better now. He is almost to the point where he doesn't need anyone around him. He is just still a little wobbly and tumbles over sometimes. He is working really hard on pulling himself up by himself. He can do it with a little help. He can almost crawl. He can lunge himself forward, but still goes backwards a lot when actually crawling.  It won't be long and he will be running circles around us. He still has no teeth. (Boo!) He is now off the bottle and drinking from a sippy cup or nursing. (Yay!) It was a pretty easy transition for him. I took a sippy cup to his daycare so they could introduce it. They said he was doing so good they thought he had been using it for a while. He hasn't looked back since! I am really looking forward to all the exciting new things he will be doing soon. But I am sad it is going so fast. 
          Stephen and Daddy chillin'

I can't believe we are 7 months into parenthood!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

6 Months!

My big boy is 6 moths old!! He is 27" long and weights 15lbs 4oz. Tall and skinny! A little too skinny! He is only I. The 10%ile in weight. We have a few things to try to get his weight up and we go back in a month for a weight check. He is in the 66%ile in length though. I think he will be tall!! :) 
He now gets very excited to see me when I pick him up from daycare. When I pick him up he just grabs me and give me big wet kisses as his whole body shakes around from excitement! I love it so much that he loves his momma! He can say dada, but nothing else yet. He does jibber jabber a lot. I don't know where he gets this talkativeness from! ;) 
He still waking up 1-3 times a night when he's not sick. If he is not feeling well it is about every 2 hours. 
He has learned to play peek-a-boo! It is really about the cutest thing ever! If you give him anything cloth he will put t over his face, then jerk it down fast and grin really big! He really cracks himself up sometimes! I took some 6 month photos that I will post later. I hope they turned out good! 
      Sitting in the shopping cart for the
                         first time!

               He loves tummy time!

       Eating some dinner with his new 
                 (to us) bumbo tray!

             He loves shower time!
  Clearing out the snot from his little cold. 


He waves!!

Stephen has been trying to figure the whole waving thing. When you wave at him he gets all focused and you can see his hand tense up like he wants to do it, but cant. Today after talking to the ladies a daycare, before leaving, one of the teachers said, "bye, bye Mr. Stephen!" while waving at him. He just started waving big and looking at her. He did it several times! My baby is learning so much and getting so big! This little man just brightens all of my days! 
    Taking a nap after school today! :) 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

We have been sick!!

Well the plague has hit the Stepp house.  I had a touch of food poisoning Thursday night.(6-27-13) Then, Justin has got food poisoning on Friday night. We are thinking maybe bad Hot Pockets. So no more Hot Pockets for a while. Justin also has his first kidney stone(s). We are hoping just one and we are hoping it passes soon. (We have heard that kidney stones may cause nausea and even vomitting, so that may have been the culprit! And the kidney stone did pass that night!)
In baby new, Stephen is doing great! His teachers at daycare say he rolls over all the time! He has been chewing a lot since he was about 2 months old, but in the last week or so has been chewing a lot more and a lot harder. He really isn't very fussy about it, just chewing like crazy! He is eating cereal daily with veggies so far. He likes sweet potatoes, peas and squash so far and does NOT like green beans! 
Addy spend the weekend with us. She is such a big helper! Right when she walks in she says she needs to hold Baby Stephen! She is learning that she only gets to hold him when Lala or Nana are beside her. We had an incident where I left him laying on a palate in the floor to go get something from the kitchen, I told her before going in there to leave him alone and DO NOT pick him up! I came back in the living room 45 seconds later to him crying because she was trying to pick him up...  Now, maybe he was crying and then she tried to pick him up to comfort him, but I'm not so sure. 
She is usually a big helper, though! She wants to help change diapers, give him a bath, get him dressed, even clean the house! She loves to vacuum and do the dishes! I love getting to spend time with her and I love that these two crazy cousins are going to get to be such good friends and take care of each other!
          Addy holding Baby Stephen!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

First word!!!

He said Dadda!!! He was just repeating me, not actually saying to Daddy, but Daddy was holding him when he said it. Super exciting to me!!

He has started sucking his thumb in the last couple of days. This is apparently a very contraversial issue! Some people think it a bad habit to let him start. Well, we are not "letting" him start it. He just does it. We put this paci in his mouth and when it falls out he goes for the thumb. I guess it is just easier to suck the thumb than find the paci and put it back in, which he is actuly kinda of starting to get the hang of! :)
               Sucking his thumb!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Swimming for the first time!!

We went swimming last weekend for the first time. The water was a little chilly but still fun!
       He thought it was kind of chilly!
        Look at his crinkled little toes!! 

5 Months Old

Stephen is 5 months old!! This month he has began rolling over and eating. He LOVES to eat. 

        Taking his very first bite ever!

At first he didn't know what to think. After the first few bites he went after it. The first night we fed him he slept from 7:30pm until 5am!! He must have known I was pretty sick and needed the sleep. He has not slept through the night again yet. Hopefully that starts happening soon, but i am not holding my breath. As if we had never fed him...anything! Now he eats in the morning at daycare and at home before he goes to bed. I am excited to start trying veggies, fruits and other "real" food. 
He is getting very good at sitting up in the Bumbo. He is becoming much more vocal and majoring lots of new noises and sounds! (I would put a video but this blogger app won't let me?!) 
  Such a happy boy sitting in his Bumbo!

And he has started riding the Bumbo like a horse..
                         Giddy up
Doesn't he know that is frowned upon in this establishment. I just know he is going to tumble out one of these days. (Don't worry, I am always within arms reach!) 
He doesn't have any teeth yet, but is always chewing on everything! 
His favorite thing right now are playing with Daddy, stranding up and eating! 
                Stephen and Papa

                 Stephen and Nana

                 Stephen and Meme

               5 month old (the day) picture!!