Saturday, November 5, 2011

10 months in the making

About 2 months before Taylor was born, I decided to make Chase a special quilt to help him transition into a big boy bed the following month.  I spent a lot of time picking out just the right fabric, and as it turns out, a lot of $$ too.  I got some bad advice from the lady at the fabric store about the sizing which made it a much more complicated project than it should have been, and right after I finished tying it, my month of horrible contractions leading up to Taylor's birth started.  So, it has been sitting unfinished for the last 10 months, just waiting for someone to sew the edges.  After all the money and time and thought that had gone into every detail of this project, there was no way I was going to let Chase go through another winter without getting to use it!  Tonight I finally had enough energy after putting the boys to bed (amazing), and enough time between then and when Taylor wakes up for the first time (luckily), to finish it.  My sewing machine didn't cooperate very well, but I'm so glad it's finally done.  Chase is very excited to put it on his bed.  Thankfully he still likes trucks and planes as much as he did last year!  We have a quilt in our house that was Brett's dad when he was a teenager.  I told Brett that I hope this quilt lasts that long, because that's the only way it will be worth all the effort this "simple" project ended up taking!  As with all my sewing projects...don't look too close.:)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Taylor at 9 months

Taylor had his 9 month check-up yesterday.  He weighed in at 16 pounds, 6 ounces, which is in the 2nd percentile.  He was only in the 18th percentile for height, so he's still a little guy!  Must be why he can still fit into 3-6 month size clothes.:)  He's really started cruising around the furniture more lately, and likes to play games with us.  He'll crawl away really fast, try to go up the stairs, and then look back at us and laugh because he knows he's not supposed to do's so funny.  He wants to eat anything that he can pick up and shove in his mouth by himself.  Embarassing as it is, if I don't have him in his high chair while Chase is eating, he always tries to sit under the table by Chase's chair and pick up all the food Chase drops!  Today he discovered a love for raspberry pancakes.  He still wakes up 5-7 times a night, which is really hard, but he's so happy during the day.  I would be a little happier during the day if he'd sleep better at night, that's for sure!  He's a joy though, and we love him so much.