Sunday, December 28, 2008

Harrison's First Christmas

We had so many gifts this Christmas they didn't fit under our tree.

Christmas morning in Christmas PJ's.

Opening the first of many gifts.

Harrison with all his gifts.

Harrison and Elmo.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Look what I can do!

Sorry the video is dark.

I learned to sit after Mummy told the Doctor I could only sit with support!

I am not sure why I look drunk in this photo?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Harrisons 6 month Appointment.

So, we went to the Doctors at 4.30. I wont be going that late again, it was full of kids and the after school crowd! Lesson learned.

He did GREAT! He had 3 shots including a flue shot, and some polio stuff. He cried so briefly it was over and done within seconds. The nurse was super quick! I also think it helped that today was a good nap day. More on that later....

So Harrison's Stats:
Weight: 16lb 12oz 30%
Height: 271/2 inches 85%
Head: 43.6cm 50%

Harrison is still long and skinny like his dad! The Doctor said he is burning lots of calories as he is starting to get more mobile, and once the solids increase he will start filling out again.

So, more on the naps...
My days now fall into two categories, "Good nap day" and "Bad nap day".
A good nap day means Harrison has a 9am, 12noon and 3pm nap. He needs his sleep he is super grumpy without it, just like me ;-)
We never (well other than once last week!) have a a problem with the 9am nap, he has a bath, gets dressed and down he goes down, no fuss! We seldom have a problem with night time either, straight to bed at least 90% of the time. But sometimes he just wont go down for his other naps, even though i know his tired. So we are reading Good Night Moon before every nap, and it seems to be sinking in that Story = Sleep. Its all about routine!

Happy Half Birthday!

Harrison turned 6 months old today. Can you believe he is half way to 1 year old!
I am both happy and sad to see how quick my baby boy is growing up.

We are off to the Doctor for his 6 month check later today, I will let you know how we get on later.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Nap time? Noooo Tummy Time!

Yesterday morning Harrison decided he didn't want to nap, he wanted to do tummy time! I found him in his crib playing like this twice before he finally went to sleep.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I can do that!

Harrison thinks he can feed himself, he doesn't realise that he has to actually put food on the spoon first!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jump! Jump!

Yesterday Harrison taught himself to Jump in his Jumperoo!

I think this will make cooking dinner a lot easier.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Food glorious food!

Just a little update on what foods Harrison now enjoys!
Peas, Carrots, Sweet potatoes, Bananas, Apples, Zucchini (Courgette). Baby Rice, Baby Oats.
Coming soon!
Cauliflower, Pears, Green Beans, Butternut Squash, potato and whatever else I can think to try! If you have any suggestions on what he might like let me know!
I did a little cost comparison, and making baby food costs about 1/4 of the price to make!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Santas on his way!

This weekend we put up our Christmas tree! As its going to be Harrison's first Christmas I am super excited! He loved the tree, we put an old train set underneath it and Harrison and Guinness watched it go round and round for ages.

For those of you who remember last year we had a fair few Christmas tree ornaments vanish. Lots of glass balls disappeared......into Guinness's MOUTH! Yes he ate glass, silly puppy! So we have already had one casualty on the tree this year, before the tree was even up an hour! I am off to purchase baby (Dog) gates tomorrow!

Harrison gets to enjoy his first Christmas at home this year, and share it with a house FULL of people! It will be great memories for us, and so great that we get to share it with so many wonderful people. At the last count we are having 21 for Christmas day including Harrison. I am thankful for our big house. Lets just hope that Turkey fits in our oven!

Harrisons first Cup.

Matt and I have started to teach Harrison to use a sippy cup, he is a very quick learner as you can see! He doesn't really drink anything out of it yet, but he sure likes to use it as a teether!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Harrison and Jonathon "play"

Go Here to see Harrison's photos from his play date with Jonathan yesterday, they held hands so cute!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Harrisons first Thanksgiving.

We went to Dayton for Thanksgiving. We spent the day with The Blakes and The Franks, and one awesome Turkey! We had a lot of fun, here are some photos of our day.

Harrison, Gracy and Jeffrey.