Saturday, January 31, 2009

Our Littlest Boy is 9 Months Old!!


Why is it that when you are pregnant nine months seems to DRAG on and never seems to get here soon enough, but then once you have your child the next nine months flies by! I just don't get it. It is so hard to believe that its been 9 months since I've had Cohl. It truly seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital---wow. Here is a comparison to then and now.
On his "birth" day! He was NOT a happy camper about this whole birth thing :)
The day after he was born--May Day!

Crawling and scooting around

The newest picture of Mr. Cohl--taken this morning

Cohl is doing awesome. He is growing growing growing. I weighed him myself this morning to see what he is at (we don't actually go to his 9 month check-up until the 9th of February) and he weighed in at 17lbs. We'll see how close I am to when the Dr weighs him. He is doing the army crawl--can get up on his knews just prefers not to. He is pulling himself to a stand on almost everything now and will even take a few steps to get to what he wants when he is holding onto a piece of furniture. I've tried to get him to walk by me holding his hands, but he doesn't want to. His newest trick is crawling somewhere and then poping up into sitting looking around to see if anyone is watching and then taking off crawling again. He loves to jump (we put him in his jump-a-roo early in life!) and he loves loves loves to antagonize his sister. I am amazed at how early this starts :) we were seriously thinking we had until at least he was walking but oh no. Its actually pretty funny to watch. Jyllian gets sooo mad. He is into everything. We are just more in love with him every day. Its sad to think we will be planning his first birthday soon.
We've had some changes in our schedule lately as we've had to find a new babysitter--long story but hopefully our new one will work out for the best. So far we love her but there are a lot more kids than we have ever had to deal with. We have been so thankful and blessed to find in home daycares since we've had to put our kids in daycare--we have also been lucky up until now that we've only had our kids or one other at the daycare so the individed attention has always been on our kids which in return has made them even more spoiled than they already were but we were not complaining. The new daycare has one huge advantage and that is that she really sticks to our schedule for Cohl rather than what is easiest for herself which is sooo helpful. We do really like her a lot but it is ALOT more expensive than we have ever had to pay (put it this way we will pay more out in the next 3 months then we did in all of 2008!), and she has 6 other kids besides ours. She has 6 kids under the age of 4, one 4 year old and one 5 year old. She does a great job but it is very chaotic which is why its so great that she keeps to Cohl's schedule. Our old babysitter did not do this and it really messed things up for us when we had him home. So all in all we think its going to be great. We just have to figure out something for the summer--she is wanting us to pay even though we are NOT going to be there, I'm not too happy about this. So we will see what happens.
So for now that is all. I will let you know what Cohl's stats are when we have his Dr apt with his new Dr--our old one that we LOVED moved to Minnesota at the beginning of January so we are now trying someone else. We hope we like him. I'll attach a few more pictures I've taken over the past few weeks and some video coverage :)