Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bum budda BUUUUUM. .

Now presenting Logan Thomas in motion. . .

No, Mama, I can do it.

Logan is working on self-feeding at home and at school. It sure is messy. He is having too much fun, though!

Crawling Video. . .

. . .coming soon. Having to upload it overnight. Cross your fingers.

Lucy and the Crawler

I may edit this post later and add paragraph upon paragraph about how much fun this little guy is right now, but if I don't get around to it I thought I should at least post what everyone really wants anyway - pictures . . .

I know, Lucy. He IS kissalicious! Every time Logan reaches Lucy and reaches for her bone, Lucy gets up and moves. This could go on for hours. . . Oh dear. He's trying to stand. He let go and fell on his rear, but, boy, is he getting close! sharing

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ella is 1!

Momma and Logan at Ella's house

We kept Logan up past his bedtime on Friday to go to Ella's 1st birthday party. I figured he would fall asleep on the way there and sleep through the party, so I dressed him in his PJs (which he spit up on a little before we left). He woke up right when we arrived and had fun playing with all the big kid toys and watching the big boys run around. I should've dressed him up!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

8 Months

Logan will be 8 months old tomorrow and he's mobile!!! Get ready world, Logan is crawling and he's getting faster every day. Hide your phones and remote controls, put your shoes in the closet, and stop wagging your tail or he'll come for it! He's been working on it for a few weeks, but Andrew said it was official on Friday - he made it from point A to point B on all fours. It is still a combo sometimes between inch-worming and crawling, with at little bear-crawl mixed in. He crawls more on carpet and tries to stay off his knees on the wood floors. We are waiting on our couch to be delivered before we pick a rug for the living room, so until then his poor knees will have to suffer.

Logan still weighs 20.7 lbs. With his new set of wheels maybe he'll hold steady for a while. And I don't know how he's so chunky (deliciously chunky - I'm SO not complaining!) because he HATES the eating process. We can't even let him catch his high chair in the corner of his eye or he starts screaming at us, so we feed him in his Bumbo seat. And we have to occupy him with Mum Mums or Wagon Wheels while we put his bib on and prepare dinner or he'll let us know how angry he his to be fed again. Once we get going we can usually get a good amount in him and he likes fruit way better than the main course, so there is a little trickery going on most of the time. Veggie, meat, (arch back and cry) fruit, fruit, veggie, (fuss) veggie, (scream bloody murder) fruit, meat, fruit. Does this make me a bad mother??? Breakfast is the easiest meal. He likes toast and yogurt. And you should hear the noises Andrew and I have found ourselves making to keep him entertained!

At 8 months Logan enjoys our weekend morning walks, swinging in the back yard, LUCY!, things with buttons, things with lights, anything almost in his reach, being thrown in the air, "ride your little horsie", peek-a-boo, splashing in the bath, and his jumparoo has made a come back, too. Daddy still gets him to laugh the most, but he's definitely in a mama's boy phase right now. He's falling asleep in my arms while I rock him, which he was always too antsy to do until recently. It's heart melting!

And most nights he sleeps 11 hours straight. Except last night. He brought a little cold home from school to share with the family and it woke him up a few times last night. No big deal usually. He typically puts himself back to sleep. But with this new crawling thing, he can now get into the sitting position on his own. So at midnight last night I checked the monitor and I'm shocked to see him sitting up in his crib playing with his mobile. He went right to sleep when I laid him back down, but I just don't think he knows how to lay himself down from that position yet. (This happened again at 4 and then at 5:30 he was up for good) So we'll be lowering his matress next week, because pulling up is the logical next step. Lord help us.

Look at me! I crawled to the hall!

Sometimes when he does this he gets so close to standing up.

And he wants to play with daddy's camera. . .

(that's our snot-nosed love bug!)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

So Close!

Here's a video of Logan this evening trying to figure out the crawling thing. This is such a fun phase for us. He is such a little charmer and SOOO busy. He wants to stand up on your lap at all times. There's no sitting still, folks; we're standing, and twisting and reaching and grabbing and grunting. He's all boy!

Missed One. . .

It just occured to me that I never posted Logan's official 6 month pictures. There are so many cute ones, but this is the one that sits on my desk at work. . .

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Precious Logan, today was your first 4th of July. You slept thru the neighborhood parade, but this is probably the only year that will happen. There were lot of decorated golf carts in the parade, so now your daddy has the big idea that we need one, too. Lots of kids also rode their bikes and I just know that in several years we will all be walking in the parade as well, because you will want to. That is so hard to think about, Mister, but it really was an exciting thought. There was a horse in the parade and several dogs in attendance. What a fun tradition this new neighborhood has! You cut your first tooth this week and although you won't let me see it, I can feel it. You are also SO close to crawling that I'm terrified! Everyone keeps pushing you to go, but I'm not ready for it. Take your time, Bug! Mommy is in no hurry for that mobility stuff! Thank you for being such a fun baby. We love you very much. Love, Mama
Nonny and Poppy are still here, and they will leave Sunday. We have enjoyed having them. Dad and Andrew re-built a small fence by our pool. Dad started on the garage mess and hung lots of picures and decorated the dining room. Our house is starting to look like people live here! Nonny worked on several projects including converting Logan's curtain from the old house to the right size for his new window. Thanks for all your hard work at our house!

What a big boy sitting on the couch with Poppy!

It's coming together!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Logan's first word is Mama! I thought he was saying it when he cries, but didn't want to give myself too much credit. Daycare confirmed it yesterday. They said that every time they changed his diaper he cried "Mamamama." The told me to "claim it, girl, because the Dada's always win that one."

He has terrible diaper rash that appeared overnight Sunday. This is why he cried when we change him. Mom says it looks like pretty normal diaper rash, but this is our first experience with it and it brings me to tears. There's one spot that's just so raw. We're stuffing him full of yogurt, soaking it in Domeboro and putting all kinds of junk on it constantly. I think I'm just going to carry him around naked tonight to air out his poor hiney.

My mom and dad are in town and you wouldn't believe how much furniture has been moved around already!