Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crafty Christina

Lately, I've been having the itch to get back into arts and crafts. I used to be an avid scrapbooker, knitter, card maker...just to name a few things that I used to enjoy doing. Now that Everett is getting older, he is less fussy and will go decent periods of time laying around and entertaining himself by looking around at all the things surrounding him. It's amazing to see him stare at a single object for so long. I wish I had that kind of attention span. I get bored way too easily. Perhaps, some people call that ADD. Anyway, before this blog entry turns into another "Everett" one, as they all are, back to the idea of me getting back to digging out my creative senses. Now that Everett allows me to have a moment or two here and there, I feel that I have the time now to dig out my boxes of craft supplies. I have several halfway knitted scarfs that I can finish and a box full of card stock and scrapbooking supplies that need to be dusted off and put to use.'s to the return of Crafty Christina.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fake Crying and Yelling

As a mom, you learn the different cries of your child. I know the cry that calls for a bottle, the cry that says "I'm tired", the cry that says "I need my diaper changed", and the cry that says "I just want to be held." Lately, he's been having a tearless cry that last about a second or two. I don't think I would even consider it crying but more of a fussy whine. With this fussy whining, he throws in some coughing and a little yell. It's actually pretty funny. I call it his fake crying because he tends to do this when everything's okay. He's been fed, had diaper changed, isn't too hot or too cold and when there possibly couldn't be anything else wrong.

Watch the first 20 seconds of the video. He doesn't do much in the rest of it other than lay there looking cute.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh, what buff legs you have!

Everett's got some strong legs! He was rather worked up the other day but Dale set Everett on his feet and he was actually holding himself up. I found that a little amazing at 7 weeks; but I'm his mother and everything he does amazes me but this was extra amazing! Now he'll do this from time to time when I place him up on his feet.

He had a pediatrician visit the other day and his doctor found it rather impressive too. He was weighed in at 8 lbs 13 oz and measured 21 inches. He's a smaller baby and is in the 9 percentile. I was a little concerned that he has only gained 2 lbs and 5 oz since birth but he's all healthy and I was told I had nothing to worry about.

Happy 7 week birthday today, little man!

Here are some photos of him holding himself up: (He was just a "little" upset. Ha.)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hiccups and Farts

Everett had hiccups a lot while he was in my belly and most often right when I went to bed. That's when he was the most active. Kicking and squirming and hiccuping right when his Momma laid down to go to sleep. He was quite the night owl. He doesn't have them nearly as much, couple times week if that, but they are so loud and squeaky. And so cute!

If you listen closely, right after I say, "You got some squeaky hiccups," you hear a long rumble-rumble-rumble-rumble. That was about the longest fart I have ever heard out of such a small child. It's still the longest one I have heard out of him to this day. Surprisingly, that fart did not result in a very poopy diaper, as I thought it would have.


So, I've never really been keen on the use of pacifiers. I see many toddlers running around with pacifiers in their mouth and have just felt that they were beyond their age to be using one. I didn't want my son to get stuck using one and avoided it until his pediatrician informed me that he has a very strong sucking reflex (more than normal) and advised me to accommodate that need by giving him a pacifier. So, it is what I have done. It's cute seeing him use it, as it is half the size of his face but boy, does he get worked up when it pops out of his mouth.