Monday, July 16, 2012

Rollie Pollie

Owen has turned into a Rollie Pollie.  This week he learned to roll from his back to his stomach.  I thought this would never happen, not because he wouldn't know how or have the strength, but because he hates being on his stomach.  He has always cried whenever I put him on his belly and eventually would just roll his back.  Now he goes both ways.  I"m excited that he learned how and will spend a few minutes checking out the carpet or a toy on his tummy before he decides he wants to flip back over again.  Maybe he will get the muscles to crawl after all.  The down side is he started waking up crying because he rolled over onto his stomach or the end of the bed and can't roll back.  Oh, well he will have to learn. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

7 months

Owens 6 month appointment was late due to our adventures in DC.  He was almost 7 months by the time we got him to the new doctor.  He weighs 19.8lbs, and is 28 inches long.  He is in the 91%  for height so we have hope that he will be tall.

Owen is getting too smart.

When he was cranky I used to wiggle a binkie in front of him and he would open his mouth and take it.  Now he turns his head when I try to wiggle it if that's not what he wants.

 He loves to chew on my cellphone.  I couldn't hear out it for a few days because all of his drool was in the speakers so I stopped letting him have it.  Instead I would just give him the purple cover and keep the phone.  We'll now he wants the phone not the purple cover.  He likes the light and wants what mommy has.

He is also getting more difficult to feed.  He eats in his highchair fine but dosn't want to drink his bottle.  I have decided its because he doesn't want to stop playing.  I started giving him something to hold like a toy or book or sunglasses and then putting the bottle in his mouth and it works.  If he drops the toy he stops eating tell he get it in his hand again then he will drink his bottle. 

He gets bored if we stay home all day.  So we got to get out of the house.  We went to kids club at the mall and he watched all the kids dance around and then we took a ride on the carousel.

We play with blocks, read stories, go swimming and bang on the piano.   He is getting so big. 

Flight Home

Ryan scheduled our flight home from Baltimore at 7:30pm.  I never would have done that with Owen just because that is when he goes to bed and who knows how well he'll sleep on the airplane but he bought the tickets so I didn't complain there was nothing to be done.  His reasoning was, his mom was flying in that day to take the car, and we could see her for a little bit, but that plan fell through.  We get to the airport a little early feed Owen, and I find some rocking chairs and rock him to sleep for his evening nap.  Then we find out the flight has been delayed tell 11 and the gate has been moved.  We'll I'm not leaving the rocking chair section tell it get closer to the flight time.  Then Ryan looks at the screen and says there boarding its leaving at 7:30 again.  So he picks up the diaper bag and with Owen asleep on my shoulder we run to the other side of the airport.  Of course Owens bouncing around and wakes up.  We get to the gate and a group of other people are running to board the plane, as well but nothing is going on.  It was a computer glitch the flight is leaving around 10.  We later find out LaGuardia airports air traffic control caught on fire and no flights were leaving so our pilot was stuck in LaGuardia.   Since Owen is awake I change his diaper only to have him pee all over himself and his PJs so he is back in his dirty onsie. Owen sleeps for a couple hours then wakes up for the most part he is good but at at about midnight he falls asleep as we are boarding.  I was going to the first empty row.  Ryan says if you wanted an aisle you might as well sit with this other guy but I said no.  I was hoping for a row to ourselves so Owen could sleep in the middle seat.  We got lucky cause there was extra seats and Owen slept during the flight only crying a few time cause he wasn't comfortable. We land at like 2am I went to change Owens diaper again while Ryan got our bags only to find out he peed through his diaper and I have no clean clothes for him so all he is wearing is a diaper.  Good thing its summer in Arizona so he doesn't need clothes.  We get home at like 3am get to bed about 3:30 and Owen wakes up at 5:50am.  Lets just say this is not a night I want to repeat.

Day #13 Aquarium

Ever since we got to Maryland we said our last we would go to the Baltimore Aquarium and then head to the  airport.  Well that never happened.  Ryan didn't realize the Aquarium was $30 per person tell that morning when he looked it up online.  So we ended up going to the DC Aquarium.  It was small compared to the other one but cheaper and the perfect size for Owen.  We would show him the different fish and he really seemed to look at them.  After the Aquarium we went to the Native American Museum we did all the other ones and Ryan wanted fry bread.  He said we might have to live off this if we move to the Navajo reservation.
Owen and Dad
Didn't want to turn around for the picture

 I finally just turned