Friday, October 26, 2012

October's Almost Over Already??

I know, I know, I know what you're thinking...Wow Steph, you've been a liiiittle slack updating your blog!  Well, here it goes...I will try to update you all on the last 2 and a half (almost 3) months.

First, I cannot believe my little munchkin baby is almost 8 months old! I know I say it in every post, but it is amazing how time is flying by so quickly.  I wish I could slow it down to enjoy this time a little more, but I am anxious and excited for our future.

Well, I don't have my calendar handy at the moment so this update will have to be a summary without exact dates.

Kosta's six-month check up went extremely well.  His weight, height, and head circumference are right on track (I will come back and add the exact amounts).  The doctor told us to start adding meat to Kosta's diet and that it was OK to give him a baby cookie or some puffs every once in a while.

I was so excited that Kosta was allowed to try new things so I immediately went shopping for some baby cookies, puffs, and some meat!  I tried making the meat myself since I make his fruits and vegetables, but I haven't been successful getting the meat to the right consistency.

Anyway, Kosta loves food to say the least.  He makes this funny little grunting noise when it's time to eat because he gets so excited about it.  I will have to get a video next time and add it to the blog!

A lot has happened in the last 3 months.  Kosta has started crawling, sitting up by himself, and also pulling up on EVERYTHING!  I run around the house all day long chasing after that sweet baby - he's so fast! One second I see him and the next he disappears!

Here are some pictures of him standing up:

Also, we went on our first trip as a family to Folly Beach!  Kosta LOVED the beach.  He tried eating sand, which he found out very quickly doesn't taste good...but he still kept trying to eat it!

Here are some pictures from our trip:

**This post may sound crazy because so much has happened that I forget the order of just bear with me!**

Well, we just moved into our new house (its a rental) and we love it!  It's in Carylye Pointe, which is so close to where I grew up.  It's the perfect little neighborhood for me, Rudy, Gamma, and Kosta.  There are children everywhere here, which I love.

Our days are spent mostly like this:

7:30 am - wake up / bottle / eat cereal, fruit / play

9:30 am - nap

11:30 am - wake up / play / eat veggies, fruit / bottle / play some more

3:00 pm - bottle / nap

4:30 pm - wake up / play play play/ people watch outside (he loves seeing kids run up and down the street)

6:00 pm - eat veggies, fruit, meat / play some more till Daddy gets home / bath time

8:00 pm - bottle / start winding down

8:45 pm - bedtime

Let me just say, I would love it if I could say Kosta sleeps all night, but he doesn't. Rudy and I have had the hardest time transitioning him into his crib at night time.  One week after the other something always comes up (we moved, he got sick, etc).

He sleeps like a champ in his crib for nap time, but at night he will not stay asleep.  Any suggestions from Mommies out there?!

Anyway, he still wakes up about 3 or 4 times a night.  He cries because he doesn't want to be up.  The only way to really calm him back down is to give him some milk and then he falls back to sleep.

I have made it my goal to get him in his crib at night starting next week (or as soon as his cold goes away)!

We've hit another big milestone and special event.  Kosta's baptism!  It was on October 20, 2012.  It was so special and such an amazing day.  Kosta's Godparents are Drew (brother), Jason (brother), and Elizabeth (sister-in-law).  They did an awesome job keeping Kosta as calm as possible throughout the whole ceremony.

The only time Kosta got upset was when they started putting the Holy Oil all over him, but he had the sweetest baby cry so it didn't even matter!  After the ceremony everyone kept coming up to me and Rudy asking us "How did you train him to have such a sweet cry??"  We thought that was hilarious because he doesn't always cry like that.

**I will try to post some of the video on here later of his baptism**

Here are some pictures from the baptism:

Rudy didn't get the memo to smile! Ha ha.

Well, in the spirit of Halloween I took some sweet pictures of my baby!  I hollowed out a giant pumpkin and wrote "Kosta's First Halloween" on it so he can look back and see that he was small enough to fit in a pumpkin at 7 months.

Here are the pictures!