10.27.2011

Edison's Edition (7 Months)

Weight: 19 pounds, 2 ounces
Length: 28.5 inches

Edison is scooting (10.7.11). I am pretty sure I have seen him crawl a few times but since Sam is out of town, we aren't counting it (need two or three witnesses). He is definitely mobile though. He can get to anything he wants. He climbs, scoots, or wiggles; it doesn't matter what it takes, he's getting there. He can also go from crawling position to sitting up. It blew my mind the first time I saw it. Recently, I was trying to decide if Edison likes his momma or daddy more. I couldn't decide because he really just likes attention. This kid lives for eye contact. If I stand in front of him and look right in his eyes, he starts cracking up. My face is just that funny. He is so easy to make laugh. He is always giggling. If he isn't giggling, that probably means he is stuck on his stomach. Again. I have spent much of my time during the last month going into his bedroom and turning him onto his back again because he can't seem to roll over from tummy to back in his crib.When I go into his room to get him after he wakes up, he reaches up to me with one arm (he can't reach with both arms because he is on his stomach, and one has to hold him up). I love it. When I put the boys in their high chairs for a meal, if dinner is still cooking and they get restless, I stomp around and say, "Roar, I'm a big hungry lion." Edison and Alex are both in fits over it. I am not sure why they think it is so funny but I keep doing it for their little laughs. (Sam has never seen me do this.)

Almost crawling!

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Six year old boy: The baby's eating the paper! Eating it! Like... Chewing!

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That's not food! (He loves anything that crinkles or if seems like he shouldn't have it.)

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That's a nice pile of pillows.

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Peek-a-Boo (or as Alex says, "Attaboo!"

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He loves sleeping with something on his head. It scares me!


This video summarizes their relationship perfectly.

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He finally decided this month that he is going to like bath time!

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I love my clean boys!

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So smiley!

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Getting ready to move!

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Alex brings out their blankets so they can have pretend nap times.

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One night we decided to put Edison in Alex's pajamas. They fit.

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He is getting so big!

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"Would you like a pacifier?"

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Such yummy cheeks you have!

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Sitting like a big boy!

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Bouncing all over the place (including into the door frame).


I couldn't believe that he actually liked this thing. I almost gave it away because Alex hated it so much.

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He climbs into everything. I love that he is a climber, too.

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I love his rocking.

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Rice cereal flavor saver?

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He refuses to open his eyes for pictures. Just like his daddy.

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Alex loves smashing hugging him.

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Playing in the front yard with Daddy.

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They needed some alone time.

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He is the happiest outside.

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Out for a walk.

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Caught in the act!

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Climbing over toys to get a "better" toy!

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Whenever he drops something, he leans over the edge of his high chair like, "How'd that get down there? Is someone going to get it for me?"

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Alex is very generous when I ask him to get his brother a toy.

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Baby wedgie.

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Alex always wants to sit with Edison/on Edison's lap. Edison loves it because it means he has plenty of hair to pull.

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I finally finished and hung the letters for his bedroom.


Here are a few more things Edison does for which I do not have a matching picture:
He...
 ...is a funny kid. We could give Alex a rattle or a teething ring and he was entertained for house. Edison isn't tricked by such things. He wants a whisk or an empty Capri-Sun. Got some paper? You're his new favorite person.
...sleeps almost on his stomach. Legs are fully flipped over but his upper body is on the side. Always on his left side.
...is so squirmy. Nursing is difficult. Once he's satisfied with nursing, he rolls off, puts his hands up in the air, and starts cooing and dancing.
...nurses super fast. He always has to burp after nursing or he will spit up. If he burps while sitting up, it knocks him over.
...loves blowing raspberries. The amount of drool has increased exponentially.
...can get out of the Bumbo.
...always have to have something in his hands.
...has a third nipple (according the the pediatrician, but it looks like a dimple to me).
...brings things right up to his face to inspect them. Then promptly inserts them in his mouth.
...loves Mommy. When I am holding him with one arm, on my hip, he uses his back arm to wrap around my arm.
...becomes very startled by loud noises.

5 comments:

Holly Decker said...

how are you so good at keeping track of all this stuff? you amaze me.

and i NEED that bath ring desperately. where did you get it?

and seriously that high chair is spotless... what is your secret to keeping it so clean? does Alex still use one? i noticed you have two.

your boys are adorable. just plain precious. i drove by your mom's house the other day... are you coming down for any holidays? if so- i must snuggle your babies. its a must.

Matthew & Laura said...

Edison has the biggest dark eyes I love it! That video of them in the bathtub was adorable lol. Thanksgiving is going to be a blast.

Naomi Mae said...

I am so glad we met AND that we've been lucky enough to see each other recently! Your kids are TOO cute! Seriously, I can just see Edison giggling all the time! And you stomping around like a lion to make them dinner :-) you are an awesome mom!

Naomi Mae said...

Oh and also, Mak and Oscar love to watch videos of your boys. She always says "those are my friends and they miss me" and whenever we drive down a street that has a bunch of cute little homes she says "are we going to Alex's house today?" yep. From one time at your house she always thinks subdivisions mean going to visit you. :-)

We just miss you that much.

Elena said...

I can't get over the fact that you have two kids. TWO! You must be a super good mom because your kids are so happy. I've taught lots of kids over the years and I can tell when kids have good parents, and I'm not saying that. Keep up the good work.

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