Thursday, April 28, 2011

Look What Mac Can Do!

Guess what the Mac Man can do now:
Yup! He can stand while holding on to something! For a while now, he's really enjoyed it when we stand him up. A couple months ago, he started standing while we held his hands. Now, he can stand while holding onto furniture! (I took these photos on his 7-month birthday, and finally got around to posting them.)
Can you tell he's pretty proud of himself?

He'll also walk -- well, wobble like a drunkard, actually -- while we hold his hands, too. Unfortunately, I need a third hand to get video of that.

Happy Easter!

 Well, you know me. It just wouldn't be right if I got this posted on or before Easter Sunday! Just be happy you got to see some Easter pics!
Mac had fun with Easter Eggs

Can you tell he hasn't had a nap today?

Don't interrupt the Mac Man while he's trying to crawl!
I hope Hayden enjoyed his last Easter with no competition for the eggs!*
What's Easter Dinner without ham? Mac loved it!*
Still sucking on that ham!*
Finally, asleep.*
*Photos courtesy of Aunt Audra!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mac & MacMommy

Finally, I got to be in some photos! I've gotta be honest: I'm sure the MacDaddy would oblige if I'd ever asked. But I'm a little vain and I don't like to pose for pictures if I'm not all made up. Last weekend, I had my hair done and I looked good enough for pictures!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

7 Months Old!

Yes, I know, it's a week late. I've been giving Mac some extra time. He's just so very close to crawling, and I wanted to give him a chance to have that included in his 7-month update. I guess Mac prefers to save it for an entirely separate post.

Meanwhile, Mac is:
  • Getting up on all fours (sometimes knees, sometimes feet). He does lots of push-ups and is totally ready to enlist. Seriously, he does more push-ups before 7 am than I do all year.
  • Spinning around on his belly and scooting backwards. He's been doing both of these for a while, but just this week he has figured out that he can navigate that way.
  • Babbling like crazy. All kinds of vowels and consonants.
  • Making motorboat sounds. It's one of the things he does when he's concentrating. 
  • As of yesterday, sticking out his tongue a little when he's working really hard on something. So cute! I've got to get a photo!
  • Eating, eating, eating!
  • Branching out into finger foods. Puffs, yogurt melts, sweet potato fries (with cinnamon and brown sugar), baby carrots, and as of Easter dinner, ham! (Well, he just sucked on a big chunk of ham, but he loved it!)
  • Working on his pincer grasp. He does really well picking up bigger foods (baby carrots or sweet potato fries). He's also picking up the puffs and yogurt melts, but hasn't figured out how to open his fingers when he tries to put them in his mouth.
  • Learning cause and effect and how things work. He really likes toys that play music if he pushes buttons.
  • Sleeping really well at night. He goes to bed around 7ish, then wakes up around 5 or 5:30 am. Then we snuggle in our bed until 6 or 6:30. 
  • Not sleeping during the day. We've ditched the swing, and he's boycotting naps in protest. More often than not, he's taking two or three 30-minute naps. 
Mac is such a big boy now. He's wearing 9- and 12- month clothes, but 12-month pajamas. I don't think the 9-month clothes will fit too much longer. And he is sooo heavy.My arm gets tired pretty quickly when I hold him on my hip. The last official weight we have for him is 18 pounds, about 4 weeks ago. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he weighs close to 20 today.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thank you, Gigi!

Gigi came to visit us this past week, and she gave Mac a musical toy while she was here. He loves it, and he's decided he wants to be in a band when he grows up!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wanna See Mac's Impression of Oz?

It's still a work in progress, but Mac is working very hard on getting up on all fours, just like the Doggie-wog!