Sunday, April 27, 2008

Alexander... "Da Da"

Alexander just recently began practicing his syllables... "Da Da" is of course the first. Followed at times by "ba ba." And you know I had to get it on camera:

We are now officially homeowners!

It's official. We closed on our first home on Friday, April 25th. It was such a great feeling. We plan on moving next weekend. We still have quite a lot of packing to do (which explains my absence from my blog) but I had to run on here to post the latest, greatest news. It's really exciting.

So here's the low down:

It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, (of which the master has a jacuzzi tub!) We have a finished basement, 2-car garage and a lovely backyard with deck and a swing set. The house is totally move-in ready, with the exception of having to redo Alexander's Disney nursery...which I'm more than willing to do. It obviously has plenty of room to grow.

Needless to say, the hardest part is packing. I'm so glad we won't have to do this again for a LONG time. :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Alexander Eats Green Beans

This was Alexander on Sunday, April 6th eating green beans for the first time. He's too funny. We're in for a ride, for sure. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

And you're his...MOTHER?

So Alexander had his 6 month appointment on Thursday. We were actually there about 2 weeks late because of scheduling conflicts with our home inspection and other things... I took the day off because Leonard had to go to Ashtabula for a mediation and I wasn't trying to do all of the toting to and from the sitter's by myself. Not to mention that the poor baby was to get 3 shots with anticipated discomfort following. We get to the doctor's office early (for once) and sat in the waiting room with about 4 other pairs of folks there to see a doctor. We waited for about 5-10 minutes, all while Alexander was getting his normal, "Oh he's so cute" looks and comments. We're called back to the room and I put his stuff down and immediately get to undressing him. (We've got this routine down.) We had a new (different) nurse than the other 2 that we usually see and as I'm undressing him she's starting her customary developmental interview... She confirmed he was there for his 6 month well-check and the question that followed, said with uncertainty, was, "And you're his....mother?" Without a second thought I said, "YEP!" and continued to undress Alexander. It wasn't until she left the room that I realized what she asked me... I looked down at Alexander with a chuckle and said, "She asked me if I was your mommy..." Understandably so... But, still. It's kind of disheartening to hear. I always joke about how when I'm out with Alexander by myself that some folks would mistaken me for the nanny. But, for some reason it actually bothered me a little... Because I AM his mommy and I want people to know it! :) Then I thought of all of those people in the waiting room...what they must have thought. ((SIGH)) Oh, well... I guess I've got to get used it.

Here are the stats:

16 lbs 13 oz (25th - 50th for age)
25.5 inches long 25th (10th - 25th for age)
17.5 head circumference (50th - 75th for age)