Monday, July 27, 2009

6 Months Update

It's hard to believe Owen is 1/2 year old...another 6 months and our baby will be one year old. Owen never ceases to amaze me with his ever developing personality and melt-your-heart smiles. We received another glowing report from the doctor. In her own words, "he is perfect". He weighed 17 lb 9oz and was 26 1/4 in length. Over the past few months, Owen has become quite the sleeper..yeahhhh...we are getting 11 hrs a night on average...hope I'm not speaking too soon... He can somewhat sit independently- topples over occasionally. He loves his toys ...and even more so remotes, cups, and keys....everything goes straight to his mouth. Better get ready and start baby-proofing the house. hahaha He shows no signs of crawling, except for the occasional scoot backwards that he likes to do. He also loves to watch people and is very observant....I better get ready for this one...he doesn't miss a trick!!!

Loves to stick his tongue out when he smiles

Sitting up like a big boy

Another shot of the tongue

Loves his baths!!! I think he is going to be like his mommy and LOVE the water :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Owen's 1st Beach Trip

Aunt Mua and Uncle Glenn were all so gracious to have us at their beach house for the 4th. We had a blast...Glenn is a pro at sailing...we enjoyed it thoroughly...though the thought of capsizing couldn't escape my mind...Brent LOVED it!!! I can't wait for Owen to get old enough to go out (it will be a while), I'm sure he will love it! It was great spending time with Mimi, Papa, Mua, and Glenn. They were SO much help with Owen..they loved feeding, walking, and entertaining him...very nice break for me!! Brent and I even got to go out on a date night to Wilmington!!! We had a great time! Thanks so much!!

Owen's first beach trip was quite interesting....when we first got there, we took him out and let him touch the water..he liked it..I thought... no problem...he can just hang out on the beach.. take a nap under the canopy...well, then the brightness of the sun kicked in.. the wind came....the heat...and before you knew it Owen wasn't exactly a happy camper anymore..haha! He only did the beach in small doses.. However, he did enjoy the morning strolls, swinging with Mimi, and hanging out with Papa...he is truly blessed to have so many people that love and care for him.

Owen on the beach....loves his Mimi

The beautiful fireworks on the 4th...Owen slept through it all...with the help of the noise machine:-)

Getting ready....

Owen and Daddy...

Mommy showing Owen the ocean...

My latest tricks....

Owen is growing like a weed! His personality is really coming out. He laughs and giggles all the time...he makes this hilarious laugh...we get a kick out of it! He has become very sociable and loves to be around people. He is definitely a people watcher!! He can now sit on his own (for limited time) and is starting to try to crawl. It is so funny he pushes up...then tucks his feet under him... tries to scoot..not there yet...he gets frustrated because he can't do it...and then crawl practice is OVER... haha he so funny, lovable, and we just eat him to pieces!!
Owen sitting like a big boy

Pushing up and wanting to crawl