Monday, August 16, 2010

Our little model











I took Coop to get his professional pictures done last week and I just got my "preview" pictures! They turned out so wonderful! I will get the rest of the pictures on Wednesday and will upload more then!

My first trip to the ER as a mommy











Last week I had to take Cooper to the emergency room. Every morning I get in the shower and put him in his bouncy seat on the floor next to shower door. Somehow my little wiggle worm sat up and reached towards the ground for one of his favorite toys. When he did this he flipped himself out of his bouncer and smacked his head on our tile floor. I don't know if he blacked out or what. I looked over at him and he was face down in the tile just looking at me and then started screaming! I jumped out of the shower with my hair full of shampoo. I called my Matt, the doctor, and my mom. He acted fine after about 5 minutes. He was just his happy normal little self. I thought he would be fine but Matt (who I really never thought would be the "crazy" parent between us two) insisited we go to the hospital. He was checked out and got a clean bill of health by the doctor. We did make new friends in the waiting room there. There was a lady from Austria who just moved here waiting to be seen and she has a 1 year old little boy. We met with them two days after our trip at a local educational play spot. Cooper now weighs 21.4 pounds! Such a chunky monkey!! He really doesn't eat that much either. Maybe 28 ounces of formula and 2 ounces of a vegetable for dinner and 2 ounces of fruit for lunch. I'm making him homemade yogurt right now and it smells so good! He will have that for breakfast tomorrow. I simmered some blueberries and mixed them with a banana and I'm going to add that to my yogurt after it's all set. I wish I could eat it but it's whole milk and if I'm gonna have that much fat it's going to be from a snickers, not yogurt! He also got his first sippy cup yesterday. He knows to put it in his mouth but can't quite figure out how to suck hard enough to get the water out.








Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our progress




Week 1 of Weight Watchers went great for Matt and I! Matt lost an impressive 5+ pounds and I lost 2.6! I am really loving this diet. It's so easy to follow and they have delicious desserts that I can eat and not feel like I've ruined my diet for the day. We are in the middle of week 2 and it's still going great :)

Cooper went to the pediatrician this morning for his reflux. He has moved on from not only spitting up his bottles but now he spits up his solid food as well. Our first step is to change his medication and see if it helps. Fingers crossed for us please!

Yesterday I took Coop over to the Watermelon Patch. It's a little area full of foam blocks and developmental toys. They have a ballet mirror that he absolutely loved. He kept trying to figure out who that handsome man was in the mirror. Love him.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cooper Taco

Cooper has a little play mat that he absolutely loves to play under. It has support bars that he props his feet up on and kicks until the whole thing folds on top of him and turns him into a taco! He's so silly :)
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My New Trick




Cooper has a new trick! He can sit up all by himself. We've been working on it for the past few weeks but two days ago he figured it out. He sat up for about 2 minutes before starting to lose his balance. I just can't believe he's growing so fast! He's not even 5 months old and he has 2 teeth, can roll over both ways, sits up, and giggles like crazy!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A few more pictures...
















Weight Watchers







So Matt and I decided to start Weight Watchers. Day 1 came and went super easily. I really like this plan, but then again it's only been one day! However I think that any diet that lets me have some form of ice cream is the right diet for me. We have prepaid for 3 months and we each have our goals set up so hopefully we will reach them! It seems to be much, much easier than some things we have tried since there are so many foods out there that are compatible with the diet and I don't have to cook every single thing from scratch for each meal. Wish us luck!!!






Cooper is doing great. He's gotten into babbling non stop and blowing his raspberries everywhere! His shirt is always soaked between the raspberry blowing and the two teeth that popped through in the last few weeks. He has also figured out that he has feet and he is a mighty big fan of them. He loves his puppies. Even as I type this Remi is licking his foot and he is giggling so loud. Such a cutie!