Monday, June 22, 2009

Loving the Outdoors

Now that Summer has finally come, we've had the opportunity to take Logan to some fun outings. I finished the regular school year on the 12th and celebrated by heading to Arlington Park with Sara and Logan to watch the horses run. It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed being outside! We sat on the lawn area and met up with some NICU friends. Although we didn't win big, Logan enjoyed reading (eating) the program and playing on his blanket. His next tooth is coming in so the Miller Light bottle made a good teething toy and also a questionable picture for years to come. Daddy and Logan at ArlingtonLogan picking his horse
Is he ready for the bleachers or what??
Logan is really making a lot of strides in learning how to tolerate tummy time. He turns himself onto his stomach many times throughout the day to grab different toys all around him. He is beginning to figure out how to maneuver his body and reach objects. Sara and I have been talking about how active he will be before we know it. Babyproofing is quickly becoming inevitable! He uses his crib while he sleeps like a gymnast performing a routine on the floor mat. When we check on him his body is often contorted in funny positions. He loves to cuddle his blanket while he sleeps and often we find it resting on top of his head while he snoozes. He has become really good at sitting up and reaching for toys. He still needs to practice grabbing objects using both hands which is a skill he's working on in PT while I write. For Father's Day we headed to the Kane County minor league baseball game. Sara got great tickets in the shade, as it was warm, and Logan couldn't have been better. He happily watched the ball players and enjoyed all of the antics and noise all around him. The only time he was fussy was when he really wanted our Cherry Slurpees. Sara shared hers with him and he couldn't get enough. I guess he may be ready for Popsicles so that should make Grandma B happy when we visit in July. We are all doing great and looking forward to more outings to take advantage of the beautiful Chi summers.
Daddy and Logan at the gameLogan enjoying a slurpee!He asked for body paint but we decided against it!BP with Daddy

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nine Month Well Visit

I am so impressed with how well Logan did with his shots today! He had to have one in each leg and a TB test on his arm. He cried but calmed down immediately after I picked him up. His doctor is pleased with his progress and told me (and I quote!) "he is caught up!" He weighs 18 lbs. 5 oz. and is in the 15th percentile for weight. He is 27.5 inches long and in the 23rd percentile for height. His head is 44.5 cm and he is in the 26th percentile for head circumference! All brain!!

Our other big news is that Logan finally rolled over from his back to his belly the day before his 9 month birthday!! Check out the new video in the "YouTube Star"'s the first one. We've always known that we have a determined little fella but lately he is REALLY proving that to be true! He is reaching and grabbing everything! He whines until he gets what he wants and will practically leap out of your arms to get to things (especially paper and cell phones!). Kasey and I are making a list of babyproofing that needs to be done around here. Before we know it he'll be crawling all over!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

What a difference...

9 months makes! Can you believe that Logan will be nine months old next week? The picture above is the progression of his diaper sizes! When he was born his diaper was about the size of a deck of cards and now he is wearing a size 3!
Then and now!

We also entered Logan in the Parents Magazine Cover Contest! You can check out our entry by going to You can rate our pictures and leave comments about what a cutie pie Logan is!

Here are a couple of pictures of Logan showing off his new tricks from physical therapy! He is constantly grabbing his toes! He sits by himself very well and only tips occasionally (note the pillow!). We are still working on liking tummy time. It doesn't matter what we entice him with, cell phones, remotes, paper...he just doesn't want to be on his belly!

Yesterday, Logan and I went to meet baby Brooke. My cousin, Elizabeth, and her husband, Taylor, seem to have adjusted well to being parents! She is such a sweetie! When I held her for the first time she seemed so tiny! It was hard to believe that my big boy was 1/4 her size when he was born. Logan was very excited to get his picture taken with his new pal Brooke, but I had to remind him that it is not okay to push girls!!

Tomorrow we are going to visit my school for field day! It is crazy to think I haven't been back since I was hospitalized and had Logan. It will be bittersweet to be back. I am looking forward to seeing all of my colleagues and families but it will be hard knowing that I won't be returning to teach. However, I feel so lucky to be able to stay home with Logan for another year!