December 30, 2011

fa la la la la...

what a hectic few weeks it has been! its hard to believe that December is nearing an end and that the new year is right around the corner. we had a wonderful month and rather than doing a million little posts, i figured one giant one is just as good. our month was spent with family and friends. we had daniels work party, family dinners, temple square, gingerbread houses, an ugly sweater party, fondu night, and multiple get togethers through out the entire month.

i have always loved Christmas but it was more magical this year with becks. even though he won't remember a single thing, i loved the new excitement he brought to the holiday. we didn't go overboard with gifts for him this year and i was feeling a little bad about it until Christmas morning came. all he wanted to do was eat the wrapping paper and play with the empty boxes. he could have cared less about the toys. all though WE didn't go crazy, his grandparents made up for it!

we divided our time between both families this year and even though it was hectic, we loved seeing everyone and enjoying the holiday together.

we hope you all had a very merry Christmas and that you spent it with those you love the most! see ya next year!

the reeders

December 8, 2011

four months...

my little baby cakes is now a little over 4 months old. he went to the dr.s yesterday and here are the little guys stats:

14 lbs- 29th percentile
24 inches- 15th percentile
head circumfrence is 16 inches- 57th percentile

he is getting more and more fun everyday and his personality is starting to come out. he is such a happy baby! he rarely cries unless he is tired and is easily calmed down.

this past week he has been rolling all over! no more leaving him unattended! he loves loves loves his feet and you will constantly find them in or near his mouth. he is a slobber monster and drools non stop!

he has also started to hold his bottle. he gets so excited when he sees it and sometimes clenches his little fists because he can't wait to eat!

we attempted to feed him brown rice cereal a few week ago...
this face pretty much sums up how he liked it the first time. after a few days he started to get the hang of it and now gobbles it down. however, he will only eat it if it's mixed with applesauce. its a two man job to contain his hands, feet, hold his head, and shovel it in fast enough. he usually ends up with 50% of the food in his mouth and the other 50% up his nose, in his hair, and under his fat little neck.

this boy is my most favorite thing in the world. he makes everyday fun, exciting, and challenging. i wouldn't trade it for anything!