I'm on Joe's work computer right now. Our current computer is at the doctor hopefully getting fixed so we don't have to buy a new one. I will post Christmas pics as soon as I get our computer back. Please check back soon. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Bye for now.
Wyatt is so fun right now. He is on the move all the time. He is obsessed with walking behind this push toy. He's cruising, and trying to pull himself up onto anything. It's by far his favorite thing right now. I tried to post a video, but my computer is acting up. He has even tried to stand up from all fours. He hasn't gotten it yet though. FYI-we are getting a new computer after Christmas and I will be able to post more then. It has been hard with our virus laden computer. Anyways, back to Wyatt. Here are a few pics of him and Hunter in their Santa hats. You will see that neither one of them liked it very much. The plan was to get Daisy too, but for those of you know Daisy know that is a very daunting task. He loves the dogs so much, and gets so excited when he sees them. He starts shaking and saying day day or da when they come to the door. We are getting very excited for Christmas around here. Wyatt went to the mall to see Santa. He didn't cry, but he didn't smile either. Sorry I haven't posted much. I promise I will post more videos as soon as we get our new computer. Bye for now, and we hope everyone has a wonderful holiday if you don't talk to us before then.
Wyatt had his nine month/Christmas pics on Saturday. He was such a good boy, and the pictures turned out great. They were so good, we ended up with six poses :) I've posted a few for you to see. We will have lots of pictures for friends and family at Christmas. He had his nine month appointment today. He is 31 inches long(>97th percentile)and 22.12 pounds(90th percentile). He was such a good boy at the doctor as well. He was talking and smiling at everyone in the waiting room. He had to get two catch up shots today, and didn't cry for either. He is such a big boy. He is at such a fun age. He is into everything. It is very hard to wrap presents when Wyatt is around. He also has found that he likes to play in the dog water as well. Also, I really think he has said Daisy a few times or at least it sounds just like it :) Everytime the dogs come to the door from being outside he says the same thing and it sounds like day day and sometimes daisy. He's trying to pull himself up on everything. The other day I was watching him on the video monitor and I suddenly saw his little eyes and the video started shaking. The little stinker had grabbed the video cord, so we will probably have to end up moving that. He is hilarious in his walker. He moves so fast in it that we really don't let him use it much. He runs over our toes or the dogs or into walls.
My little stinkerbug finally figured out how to creep forward. It was beginning to seem like he was never going to, but last Tuesday when Mom was watching him he took off after cheerios. I don't know why I never thought of that. As much as Wyatt loves to eat, getting him to go after food was a great idea!
He is much happier now that he can get where he wants to go. It was frustrating when he was going backwards, he always got farther away from what he was after. He went after Hunter's bone a couple of times. I'm sure there is much more of that to come. He is still happiest on his feet. He always wants to stand, and has been that way since about three months old. When he figures out the whole walking thing, I know he will be ecstatic. He is saying ma ma a lot now too, which I love. He also has five teeth now. His third tooth on the bottom popped through, and he's working on a fourth on the bottom as well. He had a wonderful Thanksgiving. He loves to feed himself these days, and is much more into that than babyfood. On Thanksgiving he had some turkey, noodles, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and a couple bites of Pumpkin Pie. He had so much fun playing with the other kids. He was having so much fun, we couldn't get him to bed. On Friday we headed up to Lafayette for more family time. He had a very fun weekend. FYI-this is my second post today so don't miss the other one. Bye for now.
Today is December 1st, and I am so excited for Christmas. I love the holidays, and this year I love them even more because we are able to share them with Wyatt. We put up our Christmas tree yesterday. We put our smaller tree up this year, but Wyatt doesn't seem to mind.Wyatt likes the pretty lights. We had our first snow also. Wyatt loves it outside, so I bundled him up to go out in the snow. >He was so bundled up that he kept falling backwards. He would like to stay out there all day, but we weren't out very long. He did taste his first snowball though. Wyatt is crawling forward now, and I've been trying to upload a video all day. I will post again as soon as I get it uploaded. Bye for now.
I enjoy quality family time hanging out at the house so much more than I used to because Wyatt is here. He makes everyday so much fun, even just a regular day at home. It was a relaxing weekend at home.Wyatt got to meet Joe's friend Tim this weekend for the first time. He was a little scared of him though. He has been a little stranger shy lately, going through some separation anxiety too. He is making sure mommy and daddy are close by. He got to hang out with Grandma Candy and Papa Kenny as well. He sees my parents every week or so, but doesn't get to see Candy and Kenny as often though. He had a lot of fun with them though. He is a very lucky boy to have four grandparents who love him so much. His top two teeth are all the way through, and it looks like he might have a gap like his mommy and daddy did. He spends very little time in the walker, but has learned to manuever it very well. He even can get around on the carpet, though not as fast. He moves around looking for things to get into, drawers, towels, etc... He is eating a lot of finger foods now, but still enjoying his baby food and breastmilk. He still cannot figure out how to crawl forward. He pushes himself backwards and he tries to stand up on his feet like the elephant crawl. He gets so mad. I feel so bad for him, because I know he wants to go forward so bad, but I've tried everything. I know he will on his own time. We might have turned a corner with the sleeping. He is a very good sleeper, but hates to go to sleep and usually cries. The past few days he has gone down with out a fight, and has even been playing in his crib when he wakes up. He played in the leaves this weekend. He liked crinkling them up, and of course wanted to put them in his mouth. He loves it outide and seems to really enjoy the cold weather too. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so thankful this year for Wyatt. He has brought such joy to my life and many other lives as well. He has been so funny lately. He has this little half laugh that he does and it just cracks me up. He is also getting a little naughty as well. He keeps pinching me. I'm really working on no, but he usually just laughs at me. It's so much fun watching him grow and see his personality taking shape. Thanksgiving is also mine and Joe's four year wedding anniversary. This is the best one yet by far, because we have Wyatt to celebrate with us. I thank God everynight for him, and I will continue to be thankful for him every day of our lives. Bye for now.
This is going to be a short post, but I wanted to post the video of Wyatt waving. He has been doing it for a few weeks now, but just yesterday started to wave on a more regular basis and we caught it on video. We had another playdate today with Dani Binder. They had a lot of fun. Dani is about a month and a half older and they play well together. Here's are a couple pics of Wyatt and Dani playing. Bye for now.
Tonight was Thanksgiving Dinner at Aimie and Jeff's. Dinner was great, and it was great to see good friends. Most of us have babies now, and it is so much fun to see all of the kids together. It's crazy how much has changed in just a few short years. It used to be a big party when we all got together. Tonight everyone was home by ten o clock. Times have definitely changed for the better though. Those times were fun and we all had a blast but we are all so blessed with beautful families now. I am so thankful for my little man, my family, and that my friends have their own little families as well. Joe and I feel so blessed to not only have wonderful families, but to have so many amazing friends. While Wyatt and Blake are three months apart, and don't play much now they will probably end up being best buddies in the future because their parents are. Here's a couple of pics of Wyatt and Blake in their matching sweater vests. Here's a pic of Wyatt, Marlee and Blake. They are all exactly three months apart. Wyatt was born on March 11th, Blake on June 11th and Marlee on September 11th. One day Wyatt and Blake might be fighting over Marlee; she is one pretty little girl. Sophie joined in the fun in this pic. Sophie and Wyatt are only four days apart, and see eachother every week for now at Aquababies. Mason and Ella were the older kids of the bunch. Wyatt enjoyed playing with them too. The only one I didn't get a picture of was Brady :( We love our friends and their families so much. By the way, this is my second post today. Bye for now.
Here is a video playing with his toy, and Hunter and Daisy are surrounding him. I thought everyone might want to see what he has to put up with on a daily basis. Everywhere we are, the dogs are close by, guaranteed. He does love them though. He talks to them all the time, and grabs them. He goes for their bones and they go for his toys. He loves this toy. He doesn't pay much attention to it when he is sitting, but he loves to stand and play on it. We are off to a Thanksgiving dinner tonight where he will be able to play with his best buddies Blake and Sophie, and meet a new friend Brady. I have to get ready for that, so will post more later. Bye for now.
Wyatt is eight months old today. I don't have much new to post, but my brother Jeffrey who lives in New York asked for more videos. So, here is a short video of Wyatt laughing. I can really get him going. He loves it when I scare him and I tell him I'm going to get him. He is still working on those two top teeth, and they are really bothering him. He has been getting up around midnight for the past few days wanting to nurse-he usually sleeps 10-12 hours a night. We started some soft finger foods this month. He loves to eat. He weighs about 21 1/2-22 pounds now and is about 28 1/2 inches long. He's been kind of a mommy's boy lately, but he gets very excited when Daddy comes home from work. And he enjoys bath time with Daddy. Here's a pic in his new winter hat. He had a playdate with Taylor Morales and he had a lot of fun. Here is a pic of Wyatt and Taylor. Here's the video; enjoy Uncle Jeff and everyone else. Bye for now.
The past few days have been a little rough for all of us, Wyatt especially. Wyatt had the flu all weekend. Monday he still wasn't keeping much down so I had to take him to the emergency room so he could get some iv fluids. It was so sad to see them put an iv in him, and he didn't like it very much. He was definitely a trooper though and all the nurses loved him. He was mildly dehydrated and his blood sugar was a little low so after a couple rounds of iv fluids, we were good to go home. He still didn't feel very well yesterday. He wouldn't take the bottle at all, and would only nurse a little. On top of the flu, he has had a cold for a couple of weeks and his top two teeth are starting to show. He is pretty much back to normal today though, a little fussy still, but I think a lot of it has to do with his teeth. Here's a pic from the hospital in his hospital gown with his iv. On a lighter note, he is obsessed with saying da da. I managed to get a video of it. He is still a champion backwards crawler. I think he's close but he hasn't made it forwards yet. He will go from a sitting position to his tummy if he wants to get a toy, but then scoots backward instead of forward. He also waved bye bye a couple of times the other night, but I haven't been able to get him to do it since. Bye for now.
Today is Halloween, and I can't help but think about last Halloween. Last Halloween we had our ultrasound that confirmed we were having a boy. From that day forward, we started planning for our Wyatt. We knew right away that was going to be his name. I was so excited, I went out to buy just one blue outfit, and I came home with his bedding, a lamp, a mobile, a hamper, a mattress so I could put the bedding on right away, and a wall hanging. We also went to Lowes right after the ultrasound to buy paint. If you know me well, when I get an idea in my head, I like it done yesterday, so needless to say Joe was busy all weekend painting the nursery. I even went out and got letters that weekend as well to spell out his name above the crib. That day started five months of projects for Joe, the playroom, Wyatt's bathroom, putting all the stuff I received from my shower together. We got everthing done very early, but I had been waiting what seemed like forever for Wyatt, and I was too excited to wait. I tried to imagine what Wyatt was going to be like as I stared at my ultrasound pictures that day, but never in a million words could have dreamed how happy he would make me. I know some day, he will make me mad, dissappoint me, and be mad at me, but for now I'm just enjoying how happy I am every second of every day because of him. I thought last year was the best Halloween ever, but this beats it by leaps and bounds, because Wyatt is here this time to enjoy it with us. . On another note, he is starting to get his third tooth up top. He already has his two on the bottom. He is constantly saying ma ma, da da, ba ba, na na. A few times, it even sounded like he said daddy. I'm not going to count his first word until he means to actually say something. Is that what you other moms do also? I never know when to actaully put things down as firsts in his baby book. You have already seen pictures of him in his shark outfit, but here a few more. Here is also a picture of his Halloween outfit. Happy Halloween! Bye for now.
It's been about a week since I last posted, and I have had some requests for more videos. So, I took a one this morning of Wyatt trying to crawl. Hopefully soon I will be able to post one of him crawling. He has been getting up and rocking on his knees for the past few weeks, and he can go the span of the room backwards, but he just can't figure out how to crawl forwards. He has had a cold for about the past week. He has a runny nose and cough, but he seems to feel fine and he doesn't have a fever. We just stayed home and took it easy this weekend after we were on the go all of last weekend. We started aquababies on Thursday with Aimie and Sophie. Wyatt and Sophie are only four days apart, and they already seem to like to play together. Here is a picture of Wyatt and Sophie. Wyatt liked aquababies. He acted just like he does in the bathtub, splashing around. I did take him under a couple of times. The class was a little too sumbersion happy for my taste, so we just went under two to three times. He didn't mind it too much the first time, but he looked like he might cry after the second or third time so we didn't do it anymore. He has been very vocal for awhile now, but this weekend he actually started to sound a little more clear; we heard a lot of da da, ma ma, ba ba during his random outbursts this weekend. He seems to say ma ma when he's mad and da da and ba ba when he's happy. I don't know what's up with that. This should be a fun week for Wyatt; he has a couple playdates scheduled with some very pretty nine month old girls. Bye for now.
Wyatt had quite the busy weekend. He had alot of fun, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Friday night we went out to dinner with Katie, Ben and Blake at Stone Creek. We used to hang out with Katie and Ben all the time, but since our new additions we've been kind of busy. It's nice when we do get to hang out though with our little guys in tow. Wyatt and Blake are exactly three months apart, and I'm sure they will be best buddies. We even got compliments on how good our kids were. Blake slept a lot of the time, and Wyatt hung out in his high chair. We went to the river on Saturday for Wyatt's Great Grandpa's birthday. He had so much fun and was such a happy boy all day. We spent most of the day outside, and Wyatt loves to be outside. It was a perfect fall day. We played croquet, sat by a fire, played on the swingset, and Wyatt got to play with his cousins. Sunday we watched the Colts game at Heather and Ryan's. Even though the Colts lost, we still had a good time; good food and great friends! The pic is from last week's Colt's game, but it was too cute not to post. After the game we had to stop by Joe's work so he could pick something up and Wyatt liked sitting at Daddy's desk. Overall, it was a wonderful weekend filled with friends and family. I was just talking to another new mom today about how we couldn't even imagine life before our children. I loved the time Joe and I had before we had Wyatt, but our life is so complete and fulfilled now. It's so amazing how someone so little could hold such a big place in your heart. I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend as well. Bye for now.
Today was Wyatt's first Halloween Party at the Shanks'. It was very fun, and all the kids were so cute. Scott and Tricia have a beautiful house. Wyatt dressed up as a shark. The kids only stayed in their outfits for about ten minutes but it was still fun seeing them all dressed up. We carved pumpkins as well. I loved our pumpkin but we forgot to bring it home with us. I was very sad and I tried to get Joe to turn back and get it. Wyatt had so much fun, but was very tired at the end of the night. We tried the pack n play in Scott and Tricia's room but that only lasted about 45 minutes. For those of you who know Wyatt, he is not the best sleeper when he's not at home. Anyways here are some pics of our little shark. Bye for now.
Here is a video of Wyatt in the bathtub. He really loves bathtime. He loves to play with all his toys, and he loves to splash. He would stay in the bath all night if you would let him. He sometimes cries when you take him out. He has started this new thing in the past couple of weeks where he scrunches up his nose and breathes in and out really fast. It's pretty funny. He does it when he is excited and also when he is mad. He has a big day tomorrow-his first Halloween party. He is going to dress up as a shark. I will post pics later. I probably won't usually post daily, but right now I'm trying to get the hang of things and figure out what all you can do on here. I learned how to post videos today that's why there are two posted from today. Bye for now.
A couple of my friends have blogs, and I have enjoyed reading theirs-so I thought-why not try it myself. I like writing and I love the computer-so this might actually work-we shall see. I really want a way to talk about my favorite little man and to let people know how he is doing. The title of my blog is Wished for Wyatt because I wished for Wyatt for what seemed like forever and he is more than I could have ever imagined. I love being his Mom. Wyatt went to his first Purdue game this weekend. He takes after his mommy, and enjoyed tailgating more than the game though. I love fall, and I love tailgating. This time though Joe and I thought we were forgetting something because we didn't have a cooler. We traded in the cooler for the diaper bag. Joe and I met at Purdue and we both enjoy Purdue football games. It was very fun to experience Wyatt's first Purdue game with him. He lasted about a quarter in the game and then we spent an hour or so walking around after that. He loves being outside. He is sitting up very well and starting to get up on his knees. He loves bathtime too. He is such a happy baby and we are having so much fun with him. He will be seven months old this Saturday and time has flown by. He weighs about 21 pounds now. He is still nursing, but he is also eating three babyfood meals a day. He loves to eat. His latest nicknames are stinkerbug, cuddle bunny, snuggle bug, goose, milk man, and Mr. Moo. Well, hopefully this is a start and I can try and keep up with this. Bye for now!
Joe and I were married in November of 2004. We have two dogs Hunter and Daisy and the best thing that has ever happened to us is our son Wyatt. We live in Fishers. We have amazing families and we are very happy.