Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One more exciting thing!!

I forgot to mention on yesterday's post that Leyton is starting to say Mama!! Last Friday, I was getting his breakfast ready, so i put him in his exersaucer for a bit. He saw me getting his food together and started jumping up and down and saying something like "ma-ma-ma-ma-ma"! I turned around and looked at him and he was grinning and kept doing it. I was so excited that I called Thornton and told him, and he didnt believe me. So, i told my mom, and she really didnt believe me either. Well, after church on Sunday, we were standing around and talking to several people in the sanctuary. Leyton was beginning to get a little fussy with hunger, and he started pulling my hair and saying "ma-ma-ma-ma-ma". I looked at Thornton and he just started smiling.... he knows what he heard!! And then he looked at Leyton and started saying "Da-da??" Which Leyton has been doing..... My mom even heard him do it! I cant tell you how good that makes me feel to hear him say that!!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And He Is Off.......

Leyton has finally mastered crawling!!! He has been taking his little one and two steps at a time, but now he has it all figured out. I was at work yesterday afternoon when Joyce called me to tell me that he was crawling all around his room! I got a little teary-eyed about it, but it is so exciting at the same time. Needless to say, I rushed home right after she called to see for myself. Sure enough, he was crawling!!! And, of course, the first thing he crawled to when i got there was an outlet with his night light and monitor plugged, we headed to Wal-Mart to get outlet covers for the house. We are going to have to up our game a little bit now!!!

Leyton is also starting to pull up on stuff. He grabs at the couch to pull up, and he even grabs for the top rail in his crib to pull up (glad he has not mastered that yet). If he is sitting in my lap, he will grab onto my shoulders or my shirt and pull right up.

He is just getting to be a big boy so fast!!!! I will post some pictures later of him crawling. I dont have my camera with me right now!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Leyton's on the Move!!

Leyton has been trying to crawl for so long now... and he is on the move! Today was like any other day, getting on all 4's and rocking back and forth, getting tired and then stopping and scooting backwards. Well, all of a sudden, I look down at him, and he is on all 4's but he put one knee forward, and then the other and made some movement, FORWARDS!!!!! He only got a couple of "steps" in there before he fell, but he did it!!! And ever since then, he is moving. It is not a "full out crawl" just yet, but he is going..... sometimes he just puts his behind up real high in the air and pushes really hard with his feet and leaps forward. It is so cute to watch!!! I put him over by his changing table today with a book, and I left the room for about a minute. I came back in and he is almost on the other side of the room getting into all of his books. It is so much fun watching him move around, but i have a feeling once he gets the crawl perfected, he is going to be so fast. I am going to try to enjoy the little bit of time i have before he gets that way!!!

Here are just a few pics from this week.

This is after breakfast the other day. He had prunes and apples with
his cereal and made an absolute mess,
but it was so cute!

Leyton "riding" his little tractor, with a little
help from Joyce.
He loves this thing!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

8 Months Old and So Much Fun!!!

Leyton turned 8 months old yesterday. We have had many many changes over the last month! Leyton got his first cold :(! About a week ago, I noticed that he had a little bit of a runny nose, but it was clear. It did not take long for him to become stopped up. After a couple of days of sucking his nose constantly and using the saline drops, i called the doctor. She said it was good that I came on in because he was really congested, but we caught it before it moved to his ears and chest. So, he had to take 2 antibiotics. He was great at taking his medicine, and he is so much better now!!!!

Leyton is "talking" so much more these days! He has got his b's and d's down pat! He is constantly saying "ba-ba-ba-ba" and "da-da-da-da". I know he does not know what "Da-Da" means yet, but it is still so much fun to hear him say it! I hope his M's come soon so i can get close to getting a "Ma-Ma"!!!! He is still rocking so hard on all 4's trying to go forward. He still scoots backwards, but he is getting to where when he rocks back and forth, he will take one giant leap forward, and then stops!

Leyton also shakes his head back and forth when I say "no, no". He is so funny to watch! I was feeding him the other night and he didnt want another bite, so he would just shake his head "no, no". Too cute! Thornton and I just laugh at him! Thornton looked at him the other day and said "No," and he shook his head!

He is still a great eater and great sleeper. He eats whatever we give him, and seems to like everything except the Gerber Vegetable Beef dinner.... he makes an awful face with every bite of it, so I will not buy that one again. We are just having the best time watching him grow and change every single day. I really cannot believe that in just 4 short months, we will be having his first b-day party!!

Playing with his blocks. He loves these things!
Constantly has his fingers in his mouth feeling his teeth.

Sitting with Daddy in his chair wearing his visor. Leyton looks like
such a big boy in this picture!

Trying to go forward!

He loves to hold his own spoon

In our soft pajamas getting ready for bed