Thursday, October 25, 2007
For those of you who know our family, you know that my mom battled breast cancer almost 3 years ago. She had a mastectomy followed by 6 months of chemotherapy and 30 radiation treatments. She is now doing extremely well and is a proud grandmother to Parker. This month is very close to my heart because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when I start seeing all the pink ribbons around in the stores it reminds me of how lucky I am to have my mother here! Breast cancer affects thousands of women every year young & old, please remind the women in your family to have their mammograms every year if they are 4o years of age & older. For those of you under 40, remember to do your self breast exams every month! Remember you don't have to have a family history to get this disease, the most common risk factor is just being a woman! Early detection saves lives! Love You Mom! I am so proud of you!
So we decided to go ahead and start Parker on cereal. Dr. Korte told us we could start him anywhere from 4-6 months. He had been sleeping full nights since he was 10 weeks old, but recently he has been waking up in the middle of the night to eat, so we figured he just wasn't getting satisfied anymore with just his formula. These pictures are from his first cereal experience, he did really well and seemed to really like it! When we were finished feeding him, we gave him the spoon to play with so we could get some cute pictures!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
These pictures are of Parker playing in his exersaucer/walker that his Great Grandma Doris bought him a couple weeks ago. He absolutely loves it. He is always wanting to stand up, so this exersaucer works out perfect! He stands in it and plays with his toys and he has started to figure out that he can move around in it as well. He can push himself backwards, but hasn't figured out how to go forward yet. Thanks Grandma Doris for this great gift!
Halloween is next week and Grandma Kathy has been busy working on Parker's Halloween costume! As you can see, he is going to be a lion! The costume is really coming together and starting to look really cute! I can't wait to see what it is going to look like when it is all finished and we get his little face painted!
I just love this picture! I took it a few weeks ago when it was still really nice outside. I was outside doing some yard work and decided to bring Parker out with me! He loves being outside & suprisingly he likes to have his sunglasses on! He did not try to take them off once!
So I know it has been awhile since I have made a post, but Parker turned 4 months about 3 weeks ago (I know, I know he will be 5 months soon!) Anyway, here are some pics from the day in which he turned 4 months old. He had his 4 month well-check a couple weeks ago and Dr. Korte says he is looking great! He even rolled over for her at his appointment! He is now 14lb. 60z. (40% in weight), 24 inches long (45% in height).