Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Empty Promises

I make a lot of promises about posting that I never fulfill, right?! Sorry I'm the worst blogger ever these past couple months. I don't know what my deal is!

On my computer, I have the pictures of Brendan divided into folders based on age. Somewhere around 6 or 7 months, I just had TOO many pictures and it was taking me forever to scroll through them to post them to the blog or get some printed or whatever, so I divided the pictures into folders - 0-2 months, 3-5 months, and 6-8 months so far. Today is Brendan's last day in the 6-8 month folder because he turns NINE months old tomorrow!

I asked Tim the other day if it felt like a really quick amount of time or like it really had been 9 months. He said he thought it felt like it actually had been 9 months. Sometimes, I think that it feels like we've never been without Brendan and sometimes I feel like the time has just flown. When I think about him being 1 year old in three months, though, that seems pretty crazy to me.

We haven't had much exciting stuff going on around here. He still doesn't crawl, so don't ask ;) He does roll around a lot to wherever he wants to go and he loves to stand up. He's just now in the past couple days getting up on his knees to stand and starting to act like he might be able to stand on his own. He can easily get up to standing by holding onto something if he's sitting on my knee, but he's still having difficulty if he's sitting on the floor. He walks around if we are holding onto his hands. We are buying him a walk-behind walker today (not one that you put them in, but one that they can practice walking behind). You can adjust the wheels to make the thing move slower or faster so we are hoping maybe that will help him start to get the hang of things and walk around on his own.

I will post sometime this week (no promises on dates!) about his 9 month appointment tomorrow and his new stats on height/weight/head.

Here are some pictures:

I'd like to watch some TV, Mom! (Actually, I don't let him watch TV yet unless it's just for a second when we're watching something on TV, but he loves to play with the remote)
I realized one day while I was sitting behind him, that he looks really cute from behind when he's standing up and I don't have any pictures of the back of him. So, here is one :)

Right before he started being able to stand up off of my knee, he did this one day:

That was the first time he had risen up off of my knee when playing and I was pretty excited about it!

One day he was having a lot of trouble going to sleep (kind of like right now as I am typing this - it took him almost an hour to fall asleep, he was alseep for 30 to 40 minutes and now he's kicking around in his crib. Ugh! He had been doing GREAT on naps), and he was just rolling around in the crib. I looked at the monitor when he had been quiet for awhile but thought he wasn't asleep because he always falls asleep on his stomach now. But, a few minutes later, I looked again, and he was still in that position. He had fallen asleep like this:
His leg is up on top of the bumper!
Lolli and Pops (my stepmom, Nancy, and Dad) and Uncle Alex, Aunt Emily and Aunt Caroline came to visit us a few weekends ago! Brendan had a great time with everyone but, of course, I was terrible about taking pictures.
Here are Brendan and Pops relaxing on Brendan's chair:
I know this one is kind of far away but it was too cute because they were both crossing their feet!
Hands in the mouth all.the.time.

Had to show off his adorable guitar shirt. It looks SO cute on him but I didn't realize I bought a 12-18 month size and it's already almost too small :( (he has to wear 18 or 24 month clothes now. He's huge!)
My camera kept messing up and making these pictures blurry but he hardly ever smiles for the camera anymore so I had to post them anyway.

This one wasn't blurry anymore. Not smiling as much but I think he looks like me when I was little in this picture and he NEVER looks like me!

The other night, I saw him asleep like this: (head on the bumper) I told Tim we need to get him a pillow!

We have all his toys upstairs now because it's a bigger area for him to move around in. This is how he ended up the other morning. (he's actually under the ottoman, not turned sideways)

Photoshoot with Daddy! He's always the funniest!

He looks so old in these pictures!

You can't see it as well as I'd hoped in this picture, but he had the most hilarious morning hair this morning. It was sticking out everywhere in the back.

Hi, mom! Just playing overhere, please stop taking pictures.

That's about all. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


YaYa said...

He is just soooooo cute...and you make great pics....I know you must have so much fun with him!!!!

I left you an email on your regular email about rescheduling the shower.

Natalie said...

Adorable pictures!

I think everyone gets in ruts with forgetting to take pictures... I went through that for a couple of months! Oh well!!

Bobbi Janay said...

The time just flies by. He is getting so big.

michelle k said...

I love all the pics! I cannot believe he is in 18-24mo!!! Biiiigg booooyy! When can we get together again??!

Tell Tim the second one goes by 100x faster. I felt like Missy grew soooo slllloooww that first year. I always lied when people asked, "Isn't it going by so fast?!" Now it's flying and I HATE it!