Thursday, November 4, 2010

Leaning our body parts

I have been a very, very bad blogger! I hope anyone that does stop by from time to time likes the videos. And good news if you do, here is another one. I just recorded this tonight. Connor has been learning his body parts and I also tried to get him to use a few of his words. His words include: Moma, DaDa, Babies, Hat, Ball, Hi, Bye, and much to my disappointment: Mine. He is close with a lot of other words but only gets a part of the sound out. He can spot a flag and points and say "guh" I guess with out teeth the F sound is a hard one. Speaking of teeth Connor is finally making some progress with in that area. We have 2-4 that are easy to see, and a few more that when you pull up his lip you can see are coming!

I love being home with the little guy and getting to watch him learn new things every day. He is really such a sweet baby, I never shy away from taking him out and about since he is so well behaved. Says "Hi" to everyone in the grocery store, that is unless they say hi to him first, in which he gets shy.

The video is about 2 minutes long, but he is in nothing but a diaper (not a huge fan of getting dressed) so I hope that cuteness factor will keep you watching :-)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Top 10 Things I Love about my 6 month old

Connor says GO RED SOX! He is already a member of Red Sox Nation.

Connor just went to bed and thus ends our four full days of Mommy-Connor time. I was looking forward to this long weekend for weeks, and now that it is over I am sad! Connor was a perfect angel of a baby while Greg was gone and it was just the two of us. He loved the water at Baby/Mommy swim class, I can't wait till next week! He did great at the Circus, he like watching all the different acts and animals. Easter was spend with the Chalifours, the weather was so great we all spent a lot of time outside (in the shade of course) soaking up the warm weather.

Six months old is such a fun age, here is my top 10 list of why it is such a great age (in no particular order):

1. He know who Mommy and Daddy are, and when we get home from work he sequels in delight, kicks his feet, then leaps into our arms and gives great hugs and big sloppy wet kisses.

2. He can sit up on his own now which means we can put him in shopping carts and highchairs at restaurants, no more lugging the bucket seat everywhere if we don't want to.

3. Reading books. He now looks at the pictures and seams to be starting to understand the concept, and it is great quality baby/parent time.

4. Four bottle of formula a day. He drinks 4 large bottles each day and can go up to 4+ hours between feedings. Its so much easier to get out and do things.
5. Food! I love watching his reaction to all the new fruits and veggies. He is a smart baby too, he picked up on how a spoon worked rather quickly and now get excited when he realizes it is time for breakfast or dinner. Who can resist a face smeared with bright orange carrots!?

6. Smiles & laughs! It is so easy to get a smile and a laugh out of him, tickling, belly bubbles, acting like a goof, bring on the best sounding laughter I have ever heard, and the smiles make your heart melt.

7. Sleep! Connor has been sleeping thought the night for a few months, but I love that we have a bedtime routine: bottle, PJs, books, sleep sack, songs while rocking, lights out at 7:30pm. It is great quality time together and Greg and I can count on getting some time together before going to bed.

8. Naps! Finally if you time it all just right he will nap in his crib (this morning he did for 1.5 hours!), and I can get things done around the house again!

9. Almost crawling! He can spin around and move an inch or two backward or forwards, but is not quite mobile yet, which I am enjoying since once he is on the go life is going to be a lot more crazy.

10. He is just so darn cute and full of smiles that he brings a lot of happiness to a lot of people. I am already so proud of my little guy, he has a way of lighting up a room! I love to see the look of joy on family and friends faces that he brings to them, just by being himself. The compliments from complete strangers as to how cute and handsome he is don't hurt my mommy ego either.

Friday, April 2, 2010

6 Months Old!

We made it, Connor is a half year old! Here are the stats from his 6 month check up: 17 lbs 4 oz, 27.5" high. Doctor says he is doing great, and we should keep up the good work. She also warned us she things his bottom teeth are not far off. Yikes!

Connor has pretty much mastered sitting up on his own, and loves playing with his blocks and toy truck. I get a kick out of watching him investigate things. He gets this concentrated look on his face and pokes them and carefully picks up the item up to get a closer look. He did this to the Reverend's microphone during his Baptism this past weekend. Solid foods are still going well, green veggies are the only ones that are now a favorite. We also discovered that we want to say away from bananas, well because they well the clog up the works.

The best part of my day is when I get home and get hugs and kisses! Here is a great video of what it looks like when I get this hugs and kisses (don't let my face fool you, I am loving every minute of this).
Up next for Connor is Mommy and Baby swim lessons. Tomorrow we also are going to the Big Apple Circus with Connor's girlfriend Sophia and Nicole.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Connor the Screamapiller

Last weekend Connor really found his screaming voice! We dubbed him a "screamapiller" which of course is an obscure Simpson's reference. Since we would never deny Connor's fans the joys of an ear splitting scream, for you enjoyment the attached video has a sample of what it sounded like all day last Saturday in our house.

Monday, February 15, 2010

5 Months Old!

Its President's day and I have the day off, and for the first time I put Connor down for a nap in his crib, and it worked! So I have finally found a few minutes to write a quick post. Connor continues to develop at what seams like lighting speed. He masted rolling over a while ago and continues to prefer to be on his belly. He has not figured out how to roll back again, so for the time being he is still pretty stationary. He is however pulling his knees up under himself and moving a few inches which I describe as souching, and therefore rotate himself around a bit and move forward an inch or two if he works hard at it. We can now make him laugh these great belly laughs by making fools of ourselves, which of course Greg and I are happy to do just to hear that great laugh. His hair is starting to grow a bit, it is so cute how it stands up off his cute little head. We have started feeding him some rice cereal at night with somewhat limited success. He opens his mouth for the spoon, and will get a little bit down, but spits most of it back up. He does not seam to be a fan of the cereal in general, but we plan to keep trying it and work in some fruits and veggies in the near future. Connor can be a big talker too, when I come home from work I get Connor version of the days events. We also get a lot of Mammmammam, and Daddaddda too! Although I don't he is using the sounds to identify either of us just yet, it is a great sound to hear!

Well Connor first nap in the crib looks to be coming to a close (over an hour long!) so I must wrap this up. I will try to add more photos of our adventure this last month soon. They include getting to meet the newest addition to our extend family, Annika Louise Pisarsky, Connor's step cousin!

Best winter wishes Love The Chagnons!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yes another Connor video..

One more video ... because I put a different video than I meant to in the last post (I was tired last night).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

4 Months Old!

I know it has been a long time since I have made a post! Life here in Casa de Chagnon has been busy between my going back to work and the holidays. Today marks Connor’s 4 month b-day! Next week we have his 4 month check up, so we will have his stats then.

Connor has been busy himself, first in early December he learned to roll from his belly to his back! Then just so he could say he did it before 2009 was over on New Years Eve he decided to roll from his back to belly! Connor was at Grammy and Gramps that day, and he performed his new trick for me when I came to pick him up, and again for Dad when we got home! Now we have a hard time keeping him on his back! It’s funny that after a while he gets tired of being on his belly, but has seamed to forget how to roll back to his back. Connor also has a lot to say these days he “talks” a lot! I love how he has learned to blow raspberries with his lips and tongue. Well I don’t so much enjoy getting covered in the drool that comes along with the raspberries. He also is showing a lot of control with his hands, he knows how to grab onto things, and bring them to his mouth. He can sit up assisted in either the bumbo chair, leaned against the corner of the coach, or in our laps. It is simply amazing how quickly and how much babies learn in such a short amount of time. We are thinking about working with him in the next few weeks to try to teach him to put himself to sleep, wish us luck!

Here is the video proof:
First day rolling belly to back

First day rolling back to belly

Connor doing some talking.