Monday, February 27, 2012

9 Months

WOW! I'm beside myself at how quickly these months are going by now a days! Before I know it I will be writing about his first birthday. Keifer is growing daily and I'm having a hard time keeping up with all the new things that change moment to moment. The night Keifer turned 8 months old he said Dada. As hard as that was for me to admit his first word was Dada. Although it softened it some when two weeks later he said Momma! Learning those two words were his biggest accomplishment this past month.
Keifer's Stats: Weight 15 lbs. 2.5oz.
Size 2 diapers
Clothes 3 months and 3-6 months
I'm still making Keifer's homemade purees. However I've tried pureeing chicken and it just didn't work as well so I buy baby food that have meat in them. So about 90% of what Keifer's eats is homemade and fresh which I love and he does too! He knows when the blender is going that the noise means it's time to eat and he gets excited and screams and flaps his arms. He is a great eater and not picky at all!!! I love it! Here is a list of what he has ate so far: Bananas (one of his favorites) prunes (which surprisingly he likes) rice cereal (we don't give him this anymore) apples, peaches, sweet potatoes, sweet peas, chicken, turkey, brown rice, yellow squash and butternut squash, carrots, avocado (and guacamole) re-fried beans, zucchini (another favorite) blueberries, and scrambled eggs
Keifer is pulling himself up to a kneel

Pulling himself to a stand

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Keifer's Playroom

As you can see in the Christmas pictures, Keifer got a ton of toys! He loves playing with all his toys and though I was happy he was having fun I was getting tired of toys invading my living room and bedroom. We have a "formal living room" in the front of our house and in the 4.5 years that we have lived here we have never done anything with it. So I was claiming the space and setting up residence for a play room. I had it pictured in my head and it was time to make it come to life.
For Christmas I had bought Keifer a set of foam letters to put in the living room while he was playing since we have hardwood floors and I didn't want him to get hit his head and get hurt. My plan was to put them down while he was playing and pick them back up when he was done. Luckily, I didn't have to do that with a play room set aside now. I ran to Target and bought 3 more packages to lay out on the floor. While I was there I saw this inflatable ball pit and thought that would go perfect! So I left with my 3 packages and ball pit ready to come home and get to work. I was so excited that I couldn't wait until the morning to put Keifer in it. Since then he loves it and we spend hours a day in there playing and listening to his Veggie Tales CD player.

Part Fish...

Sometimes I wonder about Keifer. He loves the bath so much that I'm not sure it's even normal. I know I have posted about his bath times a few times before but I thought I would update the newest thing he likes to do in the tub. Last time I posted bath time pictures he was in his whale bathtub. I think it was around 6 months old when I started putting him in the tub without a bath and just letting him sit in it. He did so good, just would sit there and play with his toys. Until recently he bent over and got on all fours in the tub. I was a little nervous because I didn't want him to face plant into the water face first but he seemed happy so I let him continue. Then he laid down and started moving his legs and arms like he was "swimming." Keifer would just go back and forth from one side to the other like he was swimming laps. Since he figured this out, it is all he wants to do during bath time now. I put him in sitting up and immediately he flips on his stomach and starts "swimming." He will stay in there playing until the water gets cold. I go to get him out and he cries because he is not ready to get out yet.
 Showing Mom what he was playing with... more like chewing on