Monday, November 26, 2007

6 months old and bittersweet

Matthew is 6 months old today.

I just can't believe how quickly the time has gone. Wasn't it last week that we got our positive pregnancy test? And now we are Mom and Dad to a 6-month-old boy? Wow...

It's so bitter sweet. I love watching Matthew grow and learn new things every day. But it's hard to say goodbye to our little helpless newborn, and hello to our increasingly independent, lovable, joyful, brilliant infant.

It's also bitter sweet because 6 months marks the half-way point of my year at home with Matthew. I am so grateful that I have this opportunity to stay home with him and provide for and teach him, learn and grow along with him, every day... But sad at the same time because soon it will end, I will return to work and won't be with him all day long. I miss him already!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New favourite thing to do

This is Matthew's new favourite thing to do - blow raspberries! It's hilarious, albeit a bit messy :) Thanks to Aunt Dominica for teaching him this new trick :) haha

Sunday, November 18, 2007

How he sleeps...

Lately Matthew needs his blankie before he'll go to sleep. We have a little routine before naptime, at the end of which I put him in his crib, he grabs his blankie (or I give it to him), and I tuck him in. He will put the blankie right over his head, get his thumb in his mouth (while still holding onto the blankie), and go to sleep. That by itself is incredibly cute...

But today he wasn't quite ready to sleep when I put him down, so instead he played with his toys and moved around the crib a bit before he settled. When he was finally ready to sleep, his blankie was out of reach... so what does he do? Grabs the blanket that I had draped over the side (to block light) pulls that over his head, and off to sleep he goes!

I know... it's not the safest thing to do, but what can I do? He does it himself and it's how he sleeps best... I don't want to mess with that!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mmmm, sweet (sweet) potato!

Well, we definitely have a foodie on our hands. What can I say, the boy loves to eat! So far he has had a few kinds of cereal which he loves, banana - also a winner - and tonight he had sweet potato for the first time. Suffice to say it was a big hit - I've never seen him open his mouth so wide! ha ha

First taste... "Hmm... I'm not sure about this. But I like my stylin new bib!"

"I think I like this... But that camera is pretty distracting."

"Uuuhmmmm I LOVE this! Is that all you can fit on that spoon??"

"You're way too slow... here let me help."

Oh and, this is the face that we get when there's no more food :(

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Just a couple of pics

I got Matt a new sweater and couldn't resist doing a little photo shoot... hope you like em! These were taken Oct 30 :)