Saturday, July 28, 2012

a one, a two, a three!

So, I'm sitting on the floor playing with Pumpkin today.  He's sitting in front of me.  I put a toy on my head, and he thinks it's just the funniest thing.  The next thing I know he's grabbing my arms and pulls himself up to standing!  I couldn't believe it!  There was a bit of space between us, and I bet you can't guess what he did with that space...  He took not just one, but 3 steps!!!!

Then I got all excited and started crying and I scared him.  He had this what-did-I-do-wrong look on his face.  After comforting him, we repeated the whole thing again!  Ninny that I am, I forget to have one of the kids grab the video camera.  So we tried it again with the camera on.  I think he was getting tired of it by that time though, because he didn't want any part of it :(

I can't believe how fast the time goes by with him.  He's 7 months old already.  I figured it out the other day, and I spend 3 1/2 hours each day just feeding this baby.  Not counting diapers, cuddles, playing and how much longer things take with a baby in tow.

I've been feeling VERY overwhelmed again lately.  Probably has something to do with the atrocious piles of stuff on my desk.  Really.  It's so bad, I'm embarrassed to take a picture of it.  I just hope I can find a place to hide it before Saturday. We're having family over for the older boys' birthdays.  Maybe I'll just throw a sheet over it and pretend it's a dead body...  hmmm...  Most of it's books and planning for next school year.  For 3 kids.  It's a lot.of.stuff.  We also have our annual evaluations on Saturday.  Did I mention how exhausted I am, even though the baby is sleeping through the night???  Sorry, I know I'm just rambling.  Sometimes my fingers don't know when to stop ;)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Look what I can do!

 Look how strong I am!
 Look Ma!  One hand!!!
 Don't let go Daddy!!!
 YOU LET GO!!!!!!!!!!
Oops!  Plop!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Next milestone

He...rolls over.
He...sits up.
He...gets on his hands and knees.
He...gets to sitting by himself.
So, what does he do now???

You guessed it!  He crawls!!!
The day before his 7 month birthday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Pumpkin has had a run of teeth lately.  He got his first 2 on either side of his 4 month birthday.  Then nothing.  For a long time.  Then, too many at one time.  Poor baby.  He got his bottom front teeth 3 months ago.  Then his top, front left teeth in one day on the 12th.  Another top tooth a day later.  And, his last top front tooth on his 7 month birthday last week.  One of his other bottom front teeth is about to come in, though there is not sign of the other bottom front.  He's been chewing up a storm and has been cranky the last few days.  I really hate teething :(

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Before and After



Yup, he can get himself to sitting!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Splish, Splash

Since Pumpkin is getting so good at sitting, I decided to move him up to the "duck tub".  It's been a tradition in our family since The Professor was a baby.  It inflates and fits in the regular tub, providing cushion for those off-balance moments :)

He loves his baths!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary

A happy belated 4th to everyone. Around here we were celebrating our 14th anniversary.  I can't believe hubby and I have been together that long.  Time goes way too fast!  We celebrated by going out to lunch, we exchanged cards and I received the best present of all!!!!!

Pumpkin stared sleeping through the night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He still wakes once (sometimes twice) a night needing help with his pacifier, but he goes right back to sleep!  WOOHOO!

We started him out in a bassinet in our room, and I've been putting off moving him to his own crib.  I was going to wait until he slept through, so he wouldn't wake his brother, but I just wasn't ready to move him.  I finally moved him on the 15th.  The transition has gone very well.  It's very strange not having him in with me.  I packed up the bassinet and the room seems so much bigger somehow.  And emptier :(

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

6 1/2 months old

Where, oh where does the time go???  I can't believe Pumpkin is 6 months old already.  Intellectually I know he's 6 months old.  But somewhere in my brain, he's still only about 2 months old.  I know he should be sitting, getting ready to crawl, eating, etc.  You know, all the things a 6 month old does.  I know these things.  I've done this 3 times already.  I know the drill.  But somehow it still surprises me when I see him sit so well, or do something else I don't think he should be able to do. 

Where did my floppy, sleepy, nursing infant go?  He's certainly not floppy.  He barely sleeps during the day.  I think he's the worst napper of all my kids.  He still nurses.  In my room.  In the dark.  In the silence.  Imagine if you will, how hard it is to get a silent house with 3 older brothers.  Aaach! are some random pictures I've gotten lately.

My MIL with Velcro Boy, Pumpkin and the Professor.

He really likes his Kick and Play Piano Gym.  This thing is great!

That sitting thing I mentioned...

Did I mention he's getting ready to crawl???  We've caught him in his bed several times up on hands and knees rocking.  He now does it on the floor too.  He's also getting quite close to getting to sitting by himself .

It's such hard work being cute :)

Monday, July 9, 2012



He has been trying to do this for the longest time.  He has quite the belly to get around though :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Moovin' & Shakin'

Pumpkin is really getting around!

Can you find the baby?  He started on the blue blanket behind the exersaucer :)

5 1/2 months old

I guess he took me seriously when I told him he needed to take "baby zone" (the blanket) with where ever he went ;)

Again, he started on the blanket.  He's totally enraptured with a bookcase of books on the right side of the photo.

6 months old!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Look what I caught!

The big brothers were being silly one morning, so I started snapping pictures...

Once I started, I just couldn't stop...He's sooo cute!

While snapping away, look what I captured!!!!!!!!!!!!  For the very.first.time!!!

Not once...

Not twice...

But three times!!!  

Isn't he the cutest!?!  These were taken June 15th.  Within 2 weeks he was so good at sitting I declared him an independent sitter.