Eight Months!

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's July!? Where has all the time gone?!

I have been super busy over the past month, so I have so much to catch up on! I flew to Washington with Cohen to surprise my sister for her college graduation, then we celebrated with her with a quick weekend trip to DISNEYLAND, then I spent a couple weeks with my fam, went to Annie's (friend from High School) wedding (in Oregon), then I flew home just in time for Jeff's family to come visit for a week....or two, then drove down to DC for my nephews wedding, spent some quality time with Jeff's family, had the missionaries over for dinner, then had some friends over for dinner, which brings us to today. CRAZY, but I have A LOT of pictures to show you. I'm just starting to get back into the grove of life, so I should be getting some pictures up over the next week or two.

Oh, and while all that happened, Cohen turned 8 Months!

Cohen at 8 Months
19 lb 4 oz
28.5 in

Cohen is now reaching for anything and everything that is in his reach. He currently really likes reaching for my glasses and cell phone. Maybe if I didn't play with my phone so much Cohen wouldn't have such a fascination with it.

Cohen is probably the laziest baby alive. He has been since day one. He has no interest in crawling and really won't do much it it requires extra effort. That includes eating. He really has no desire to eat solid foods when formula is just so easy for him. Lazy little guy. That said, he has been moving a lot more in his crib. I will put him down one way and then find him completely upside-down!

I'm a little late on posting about this, but I figure better late then never. Cohen is a huge fan of music. Jeff and I both sing to him at night or when we are putting him down for a nap. Song selection includes: Puff the Magic Dragon, On the Lose, I Heard Him Come, House At Pooh Corner and a section of Children's primary songs and Christmas songs that Jeff sings him. Cohen's favorite song is "When Will My Life Begin" from Tangled. I'm not really sure why he likes it so much, but when he is fussy I can turn that on and he just calms right down. Certain songs from Frozen have a similar effect, but nothing like Tangled.

I just have to brag a bit here. I flew with Cohen by myself to Washington and he was amazing! He is totally a great traveler (which is good considering all the places we will be dragging him to) Not only did he totally rock the 5.5 hour flight, but he also did amazing on the 18 hour drive down to Disneyland!

Cohen got his first tooth on July 12th! Then his second popped up the next day! He won't let me see them (he sticks out his tongue every time I open his mouth to take a look), but I know they are there! He has bitten me enough times to know for sure!

I had some little helpers with Cohen's 8 month photo-shoot! Special thanks to my lovely nieces!

Seven Months!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I know this is ridiculously late. I've been doing some traveling so haven't had much time to blog. I do have some fun adventures I will share with you next week!

Cohen at 7 Months

Cohen has started saying "dada."  He sits in his crib and says it over and over again. When we say it to him he just smiles and laughs! It's the cutest thing.

Eating Solids...kind of
We are having issues with solids. Cohen won't eat enough. Our Doctor told us that Cohen should be eating three 6 oz meals by the time we see him in July. Well, I can barely get Cohen to eat 3 oz. He's just not that interested. I'm not sure what we are going to do. So far Carrots, Squash, and Sweet Potatoes are his favorites! I say favorites because those are the ones I've gotten him to eat the most of.

We're doing another CSA! - Bag #1!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Jeff and I decided to do another CSA this year. We did one a couple of years ago (you may remember), but decided not to do it again since we couldn't really eat everything we got and it was going bad. This year we are trying a different one and we're both really excited about it!

Unlike last time, where we went and picked out our share from a local store (and the farm was several hours away), we're going with Silver Forge Farm which is in Freehold, NJ...a lot closer! Jeff is particularly excited about this CSA because we are going to be getting eggs!

The next few months are going to be crazy busy for us, but I will try to share our CSA journey with you!

Seven Month Photo shoot FAIL!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

So, I attempted to do Cohen's seven month photo shoot this morning, but it was an EPIC FAIL! I thought it would be easier when he got older, but oh how I was wrong! He has become very fascinated with the monkey and will not look at the camera! It didn't matter what I said or did, he would only look at the monkey! Blah! I'm going to try again tomorrow, but recruit Jeff to see if he can help. Maybe I will get some decent pictures! Hopefully I will have some decent pictures tomorrow.

Chillin' by the fire pit...

Friday, May 30, 2014

You may remember me mentioning Jeff having a fire pit built in our backyard. He repurposed the bricks from the garage we had taken down. I loved that we used the bricks because they have been on the property for a long time (originally used for an arch and wall or something like that).

We spent some time down there last Sunday with my parents and Cohen. I think I'm really going to enjoy using it this summer!

Cohen's first haircut!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My parents came for a short visit last weekend. It was a lovely visit and I really enjoyed watching my parents play with Cohen. However, Cohen's long hair really bothered my mom. Several times a day she would pick up his long hair and say "we just need to cut right here (cutting the hair with her finger scissors)." By the last day, I decided to let her have the real scissors and cut his hair. She really didn't take much off. She basically gave him a trim.

The before shots. Please note...Cohen is drooling with anticipation.

The Cut!

It was a family affair. Mom enjoyed styling Cohen's hair when she was done.

Six Months!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Baby Cohen is six months! Sigh. Time is just flying and I wish it would slow down.

This has been a big month for Cohen!

Cohen at 6 Months
17 lb 10 oz
27 in

Sucking on His Feet
While Cohen was chilling on his changing table, he decided to analyze his little feet with a difference sense. He just stuck those little toes in his mouth and sucked and smiled like it was the best tasting thing ever! Now he frequently does it while he's waiting for me to finish changing him. :)

Rolling! Cohen's Rolling
So, literally the day after I posted the 5 month stats Cohen rolled over for the first time! Now he's a pro! Tummy time is a thing of the past! Cohen rolls right back over onto his back when I put him on his stomach.

I'm not really sure when it happened but Cohen figured out the whole sitting thing without me even looking. He's still working on balance, but he's pretty darn good! He sits on his blanket (with me sitting behind him just in case) and plays with his toys. I love it!

I love watching Cohen play with his toys. He generally shakes them for awhile and then promptly puts them in his mouth. :) It's fun watching him smile every time he picks up a toy that makes noise.  Cohen now sits in his high chair and plays with his toys and a burp cloth, you know...as you do, while I get things done in the kitchen. We generally have a nice conversation too. :)

We're going to start Cohen on solids next week and I'm totally nervous, but he's totally ready! He's been staring at us eat and just started reaching for the food.