Permalink 07:39:13 pm, by Mary Email , 23 words
Categories: Growing Up Ivan


Ivan has soaked two shirts today with drool. His nose is running and he's clingy...I expect some beautiful teeth after all this.


Permalink 04:00:07 pm, by Mary Email , 214 words
Categories: Growing Up Ivan


Ivan had his first waffle this morning. He has been a good eater thus far. I have been trying different things with him and he definitely has his likes and dislikes but for the most part he eats what I give him. I hadn't tried anything quite this dense before today but I figured it would be soft enough and dissolve quickly so I wasn't afraid to try it. He really enjoyed it which caused me to try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch time. Fun, fun, fun! He loved it. I like peanut butter and jelly but my boys really love peanut butter and jelly. I think they get it from Kris.

Since I last posted, Ivan has been getting around faster but still not up on his knees crawling. I think he has so settled into this scooting motion that he doesn't really want to make the switch...too much effort. I've seen him crawl but he always settles back onto his belly.

He is almost 11 months and that means I have a birthday party to plan. We will be in Florida the week before his birthday so we'll definitely have to do something with Grandma and Granddaddy. I don't know if we'll do something here in Nashville or not.


Permalink 11:04:44 am, by Mary Email , 89 words
Categories: Growing Up Ivan


He sat there with his hands full of veggie puffs staring straight ahead as if he were waiting for the yummy snack to move from his fingers to his mouth automatically. He had done this before..."let’s see, the process is...load the hands...then load the mouth...why isn't this working?" Until Owen took the pacifier out of his mouth he could not eat. He just kept sucking and holding his hand up there. He didn't complain just sat patiently waiting for the obstruction to go away.


Permalink 08:09:00 am, by Mary Email , 196 words
Categories: Growing Up Ivan

Two Teeth

I do not have pictures of them because he is insistent on keeping his bottom lip over them but Ivan does have two teeth coming through. The second one started breaking through about two days after the first one.

He has also started waving. It's not on command but now and then his hand will just rise up, like he's waiting to be called on in class and when we wave at him he'll flap it up and down...that's waving right?

His hair is getting longer and starting to stick up in the mornings when he wakes up. He looks pretty rough. His hair is sticking in all directions, red face, drool and sleepy in his eyes. He'll be in his crib screaming and when I walk in, he turns all that beauty toward me and smiles real big. The nasty just melts away.

We are trying to get him to say "Dada" since he makes the sound anyway. He will often repeat it back to us but until yesterday I never heard him come close to "Mama". Yesterday afternoon he was tired of being in his walker and started yelling "mamamamamamama!" So, we're close.


Permalink 10:51:45 am, by Mary Email , 96 words
Categories: Growing Up Ivan

First Tooth

I finally see the little white peaks of that first tooth coming through. Ivan has shown signs of teething for quite a while but until last week I couldn't see any proof. He also stood up in his crib for the first time yesterday. He had been taking a nap and when I heard him cry and went to get him he had the biggest grin on his face and was standing at the end rail hanging on for dear life. We made him wait while Kris snapped pictures and he enjoyed every moment of it.

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