Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sweet Peas

Yesterday Chase sat in his highchair and ate for the first time. Today I remembered to take pictures and video! I expected to get some funny faces when I fed him sweet peas for the first time but he really seemed to like it and ate it just fine. Click here to see the video.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Picture Page Updated

Check out the new pics on the picture page.

Lots of New Things

Well, the Watterson's have been busy the last week and a half! First, Preston's sister, Wendi, got married to Wade Holmes. It was a great wedding and we all had a wonderful time. Wendi was absolutely georgous. Not to mention that Chase gained an uncle during the whole event. Next to the bride and groom I'd say that Chase was third in line for attension. No one can resist a 4 month old in a tux!

After being in Houston for a few days we went to Austin to visit our friends Sara and Luke and their new baby, Cooper. We had a great few days visiting them. This picture shows with great detail the difference between a 4 month old and a 1 month old! haha.

We then left Austin and drove to my parent's place to have Thanksgiving. We got to see lots of family and friends, and ride 4-wheelers, and we even went to a football game. The Wildcats were in the play-offs. Too bad they lost. We saw a couple of movies and of course ate too much turkey and dressing.

When you are a baby your life is full of "firsts." Here are a few of Chase's firsts from the last week or so:

First time to:
1) meet some of his great grand parents.
2) wear a tux or go to a wedding.
3) willingly eat solid food.
4) drink apple juice.
5) swing on a real swing set.
6) ride a 4-wheeler.
7) roll over in his bouncy chair.
8) go to a football game.
9) go to the movies (he sat there through most of the movie but had to be taken out near the end...thanks mom!)
10) cry it out....actually that is happening right now while I type this. I'm trying to teach him to go to sleep when he is put in his crib at night. He's the right age to start trying. I'm listening to him "yell/talk" on the baby monitor right now (he doesn't really cry). I went in for my first 5 minute "soothing talk" check-in and he was on his stomach. That brings me to #11....
11) roll over from back to front.

Here are some pics from the things mentioned above:

Monday, November 14, 2005

He got the TALL genes!

So we just got back from the doctor's office today. Chase got a good bill of health and a few shots. I was better prepared for the shots this time so only one of us shed tears this go-around. Chase was so good while we were there (well...until shot time that is). The doctor was checking out his hips and Chase was actually laughing outloud...just was so cute...I guess it tickled! The doctor (who usually dosen't seem to excited about Chase) was laughing too at how funny it was. He said that usually babies don't like that. Chase now weighs exactly 15 lbs and is 26 inches long. That's 50% for weight and 90% for height! He's tall and skinny. Actually since his weight has dropped off a bit (as far as percentages go) the doctor said it would be OK to introduce some rice cereal if I want. The last couple of weeks Chase had started waking up to eat like 3 times at night....not fun for me. Hopefully this will get him back on his wonderful sleeping schedule that he used to have!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Farmers and Firemen

This week...
Chase and I visited my parents on the farm (pictured).

Next week...
We all visit preston's parents in the city (soon to be pictured).

Monday, November 07, 2005

It has begun

A few days ago Preston, Chase and I went to eat at a new restaurant in town. Chase sat in his carrier most of the time but after we were pretty much done eating he wanted out. I picked him up and sat him in my lap. My plate was already gone and I pulled my drink to me to take a sip. Before I knew what was happening Chase grabbed the rim of the cup and pulled it over on us. Man was it cold! Fortunately it got mostly on me (Chase would have cried had more of my ice cold water gotten on him.) Preston and I just looked at each other and said "so it begins." He's starting to grab everything...we'll have to clear out a space in front of him whenever we go out to eat now!