Thursday, February 2, 2012

"C" is for Child (cont.)

This week's special?  Three for one: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Here are Tully's seven, eight, and nine month updates.  In all of the holiday madness I missed the eight month photo.  Oopsie!
7 months

9 months
7 months:
Gaining an entire pound in 10 days.  Tully jumped from 45% to the 60% for weight.  Helloooo growth spurt!
Crawling.  Grammy and PawPaw were at our house to see his first moves!
Pulling up

8 months: 
Waving bye-bye
Crawling up the stairs

9 months:
Sleeping through the night (woo hoo!)
Crawling up and down the stairs
Standing up and almost walking (soooo close)
New foods: avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, oatmeal, broccoli, chicken, pork, beef, squash, scrambled eggs, whole wheat teething cookies, and anything on the floor.  Baby-led weaning (solids, no purees) is a success!
Favorite food: acorn squash, butternut squash, any kind of squash
Nursing regularly during the day and before bedtime
Total diapers: 3262
Six teeth: two bottom, four top 

With all the new spaces he can explore by crawling and crusing, he is officially into everything.  He especially enjoys opening and closing the baskets with our shoes in the entry hall and untying shoestrings.  The kitchen cabinets and drawers with plastic-ware are also favorite finds during playtime.  Several "toys" have been added to his toy basket too:

Fun-sized Skittles packages leftover from Halloween
Big plastic bowls for handing out Halloween candy
An empty Coca-Cola box
Plastic bottles (spice, water, etc.) filled with some dry pasta

Pretty exciting stuff and a lot cheaper than buying new things at the store. 

We spent Halloween bundled up on the porch handing out candy to the local kiddos.  No fancy, over-priced costume, no trapsing around the neighborhood.  We have plenty of years ahead of us for that.

Thanksgiving was low-key too.  Grammy and PawPaw came over, and after Thanksgiving dinner we watched the Aggies lose to the Longhorns.  Tully cried and so did Mommy.

We enjoyed Christmas in Texas at my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's new house with the rest of the Cockerham family.  They had THE perfect layout (1-story, bedrooms on one side of house, living room on other) for Tully to sleep.   Our house has a very open layout which means sound travels.  It was so nice to be able to talk, yell, laugh, and make noise without worrying about waking Tully.  We spent the entire trip relaxing by the fireplaces, especially when the heater wasn't working!  The house was built in the 50's, and the heater was having some issues.  Luckily a guy came out who knew what he was doing.  I think they'd had several other maintenance men out who weren't able to fix it.  So we had plenty of heat by the time the snow arrived for our white Christmas.

We received lots of wonderful gifts this year.  Several really surprised me.  Here are some of my favorites:

Burlap Tom's for me

Tiny Tom's for Tully
Pandora bracelet from John

V-Tech discovery table

Imaginarium walker for cruising around the house

Robeez shoes - I'm obsessed with these, and they stay on.

Robeez socks - I want to buy a million pairs of these socks.  They are thin (in a good way, not bulky with shoes), and they stay on!

Teavana stainless steel travel tumbler - AMAZING!   This thing keeps tea HOT, not just warm, for HOURS. 

And this photo pretty much sums up our Christmas.  Tully loved the bows and ribbons!


  1. He's gotten so big! What a cutie! Also, must get that insulated mug thing! I like my coffee piping hot! Great tip!

  2. What a big boy!!! This is SUCH a fun fun time!!!!

  3. Tully is getting SO big. How awesome that he's eating all those fruits and veggies too!

    Love your TOMS :)

  4. Great post! He's getting so big!

    Love his little toys in his basket! Totally my style! Ha ha.

    The TOMS are great! I didn't know they made them that tiny!


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