Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week 45 & 46 & 10 Months

Before we get to the more recent news, here is a really lousy and quick photo reel from the weeks past...
Noah is drinking coffee now. Of course, I am kidding, but he did get ahold of my mug and pull it down to make a HUGE mess. The only good news, the coffee was cold.
My little skeleton. Would it be weird to have him wear these year-round?
Wine tasting is now a sport. The goal...spill as little as possible while chasing Noah around!

Noah and his California girlfriend, Olivia. We sure do miss her and her mama!

Midwest Bound - Surprise, we're in St. Louis! The whole family packed up (pretty much everything we own) and headed East last week...hence the late blog post. We kept this little vacation a bit of a secret so that we could slow down and just enjoy some quality family time rather than running around like crazy. So far, it has delivered! We are just now starting to fill our schedule with friends and activities and are really happy with how much relaxing we are actually getting to do. 
"I'm ready to go!"
Baby on a plane - We are very fortunate in the fact that Noah has been a great flyer every time we have flown the friendly skies. Luckily, the trend continued and we had one good little baby with us on our flights to St. Louis. We purposely opted for a layover this time around since we now have a walker on our hands and thought he might need to run free en route. We gave ourselves a pat on the back for this decision as he decided napping was absolutely not as fun as watching all the plane activity and we all needed the break. Flying with a mobile 10 month old is definitely more challenging than an infant but he was a trooper and we made it without incident.
No plane pictures so you get this cute little face instead!
Stomp Stomp Stomp - One of Noah's favorite games is to "stomp, stomp, stomp" his little feet. He just started doing it one day so we gave it a name and now he thinks it is quite the entertaining little game! 
Stomping around Grandma and Grandpa's.
Swinging at G&G's. All they had left were pink swings but I think Noah kind of owns it!
The HOME team - We finally got Noah into the sea of Cardinal red where he belongs...Busch Stadium. I am pretty sure he felt right at home with all of the other fans and was a great little fan at the game! Plus, the Cards brought home a W...a good day all around.
See, he even watched the game ;-).
Redbird fans.
Noah looks like he is wearing a toupee.
Grandma got him his very own baseball hat. Pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.
Fredbird is apparently a celebrity these days and we couldn't find him to get a picture with Noah :-(. One of these days we will capture the elusive Bird!
Go Colts - The initial reason behind our trip to St. Louis was my reunion. Scott and I wanted to make a trip this fall and when I got the reunion date we decided that this would be perfect. My thoughts on the reunion...it was better than I expected, a bit awkward at times, Facebook took a fair amount of fun out of it, and by the end of the night it felt like high school again. That sounds negative, but it wasn't! It was really nice to see everyone and I enjoyed catching up with people in person versus over a Facebook wall. 
Rainforest girls circa 1st grade.
Rainforest girls circa 2012. And, yes, those are blue suede pumps and I love them.
Let's be honest...she's my favorite PCHer!

10 Month Details:
I gave up on having the same background for the monthly shots. Heck, I almost gave up all together since these are what they often turn out looking like.
  • Usually this is more like it. Click as fast as possible before crazy baby gets a hold of the camera.
  • Food - This is something that is not a bit of a problem for our little man. He GOBBLES food. It is really more a problem for me as I need to challenge myself to come up with more healthy and varying meals for him. Starch and cheese does not a well rounded diet make. I have started trying to sneak new foods and hopefully we will have a little guy that likes a lot of foods as he grows up.
  • Sleep - Sleep is still going great. Actually, it was going a little too great and we had to shorten naps to a maximum of 3 hours daily or 4:30am becomes wake up time. I will take this problem over a bad sleeper any day, though!
  • Teeth - Still two on bottom and one more has broken through on top. It is one of his "vampire" teeth but it looks like there are 3 more primed to make an appearance any minute.
  • Stats: Length-27.75 inches, Weights 18lbs. 5oz. 
  • Noises - No words yet but he is starting to mimic our sounds more. He is getting a feel for inflection and generally just "talks" more.
  • Favorites - Walking, macaroni (any cheese and starch, really), stomping, balls, dancing, other kids, swings...pretty much just a lover of life!
  • Not so favorites - Breakfast. Noah just does not like to eat in the morning. Other than that, he really only has not-so-favorites when he is tired. He kind of loses his ability to manage himself and the slightest stumble makes him sad. I guess this happens to all of us, it just happens more times a day when you take two naps ;-).
Why, yes Noah, you absolutely can have anything you want because you are ADORABLE!


Shanna like Banana said...

He is such a cutie! I can't wait to meet him in person.

Let me know if you want to meet up when you get back from STL!

Stephanie said...

Thanks, Shanna! I would love to get together...we are back next Wednesday. I'll send you an email once we are all settled back in CA.