Wednesday, October 21, 2009

He's On His Way...

That's right folks. I'm going to go ahead and predict that Sawyer will be making his rounds around the house in no time. He's been doing the caterpillar crawl for a few weeks now. You know, where he pushes his bum up in the air and uses his arms and legs to kind of inch along. Basically, you literally picture a caterpillar crawling along the ground and that's Sawyer. And he gets surprisingly far doing this little maneuver. But within the past couple days he's figured out how to pop up on all fours and sort of rock forward. He forgets to move his hands in front of him at that point which results in a rather comical face plant. But he's so close! I think I'm excited about it. Everyone says that's when it gets hard because then they can move around and get into things. But he gets so frustrated when he can't move from where he's laying that I think it will make him happier to be more mobile. We'll see I guess. He's also doing well with the sitting thing. Although after about 3 seconds he usually topples to one side or another.

There are probably a million things I should have blogged about in the last month, but I can't think of anything now. That's what you get for waiting, I guess. We're doing well. Sawyer is developing more and more of a personality by the day. We started trying some rice cereal around 5 months and it constipated him to death. So we switched to oat and that seems to do the trick. He actually likes it now despite what you see on the rice cereal video, which I will post below. I have a feeling he's going to love the veggies. We have also just upgraded Sawyer to a rear-facing convertible car seat. He just HATED his infant carrier so it was time... And I'm just waiting for those first teeth to come through as he is constantly gnawing on anything and everything he can get his hands on! Including his feet and my nose. He has also recently learned how to cough and how to make spitting sounds with his lips...both of which he seems to think are pretty fun. Another funny little habit, he loves to slap anything in front of him. Yup. Put something in front of him and it either goes in the mouth or he begins slapping the object repeatedly. I'm sure these are all just totally normal baby things but Nathan and I get a kick out of it either way.

Nathan has been doing well in school and is starting to feel more like he's going to be a real dentist one day. Lots more clinical and lab stuff this year, much less book stuff. He's got so much more time this year it's just amazing. We are loving it. I am keeping myself super busy with endless projects and activities, as well as everyday mom & wife responsibilities. Planning halloween parties, enrichment activities, book club, bunko night, decorating various parts of the apartment (mostly Sawyer's room which is almost done...I'm excited to post pictures)...the list goes on. It's a crazy life but I wouldn't have it any other way. I also started working again. I'm only doing 3 shifts every 4 weeks so it's not bad at all. Generally a Friday or a Saturday night where Nathan is home for Sawyer while I'm gone and sleeping the next day. It's the perfect amount for me and that little bit helps us out a lot! I'm doing better with the whole 'lack of seasons' thing here this year. I decided that as long as my house smells like pumpkins and cinnamon and there are festivities going on, I can deal.

We're going to Vegas again this weekend to meet up with Kristie and Sydney and Jake so I'm super excited for that! I'll let you know how it goes!

Sawyer trying very hard to move around. He's almost got the crawl down!

He's pretty much doing the same exact thing in every picture but it's all I've taken the last month! I seriously need to improve on my photography skills.
Below is me and Jen learning how to can tomatoes! Fun stuff!
I have to comment on his cheeks. Every now and then they just get bright red! Like this was last night for a couple hours and today they're totally fine. I think it's a teething thing? Has anyone else's kids had that?


Sabine Schindler said...

Yeah!! I'm the first one to comment this time!! I love to read about all the fun new things Sawyer is doing. It reminds me how excited Dad and I were every time you learned something new. I miss you guys soo much and can't wait to hold that cute little guy. I think he looks like a total mix of the both of you... depending on the picture. :o)
I love the smiling, tummy picture at the end! Unfortunately I can't open the videos. Sad!
I'm happy, Nathan gets to spend more time with you!
Love you!!

Tracy and Odie said...

too cute! he's seriously getting so big. and how fun that you're all meeting up in vegas. that equates to an awesome time i'm sure!

Isac said...

Jess! He is so stinkin close! I am sure he will be crawling in no time! You will have to let us know, we cant wait him do it :)

Meghan and Tyler said...

Ha ha, I have to tell you that Kait was sitting on my lap as I was reading through your blog, and she was laughing out loud along with you giuys, and me, on the video of Sawyer eating. I guess she found it just as funny as we did. He is so stinkin cute. I can't believe that he is almost crawling!!! Have so much fun with the Hursts. You guys will have loads of fun.

Carissa said...

He is SOOOO cute! I can't believe how much his little faces and expressions look like Nate! I just added you to our blog friends, you should add us! I loved seeing you guys in AZ, those few minutes talking and laughing with you guys was really great for me! You are such am awesome family.

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

dallin's cheeks turn bright red too. but jonathan's cheeks are red, so it might be hereditary. i don't know. they're normal one day, then red the next. weird.

i love your updates on him - i love that he and dallin are so close in everything! dallin is just really figuring out crawling this week (until now it's been either scooting backwards - which makes him mad - or he just sits there - which makes him mad) i'm excited for him to be more independent but oh MAN! he's so much more trouble!

jonathan pointed out that it seemed odd to him to be able to see a baby's neck. we don't see much of that around here:)

anyway, i'll finish my epistle here, but i miss you lots! sawyer is so cute! (and just so you know, every time i think of his name, i am reminded of how much i love the name sawyer. good job, guys!)

Molly said...

Sawyer has the most incredible blue eyes! I love reading the things he's up to, and hoping Livie will be doing those things in a month. But he seems pretty advanced in the crawling arena!