WOW, can you believe we have found ourselves saying Lowell is just about 11 months old! in 4 days he will reach the mark of 11 months! On that day it will be a year to the day we found out he was a boy (April 1st.. how funny how I think back to the thought Mark & I were going to prank everyone & say Lowell was a girl, but the fact so many people were dying to find out what the sex was we thought we better not or else we would have returns of baby girl clothes after the april fools joke was told! haha) anyways on to the recent stuff, lowell is incredibly mobile! he crawls everywhere! he doesn't stay on his knees all the time but gets up on his knees for a few seconds at a time, pushes himself forward a few inches, then back up on his knees, then onto his tippy toes with his little tush in the air, hahaha it is too stinkin cute! he had his "development skills" testing yesterday down at the mind institute in UC Davis, he did amazingly well considering they work with him (basically all by "playing") for over an hour. They said his skills are where they should be if he were his corrected age of 7 months. I will get paperwork in the mail soon with all the info they wrote down, so until then I don't know exactly how they assessed him. He got a really fun "taggie" book for being there though, I thought it was very thoughtful of them, and considering he LOVES tags it was perfect! After Lowells appointment we met up with Trinity (another baby from the NICU), it was fun seeing her and her mommy Tiffany! Then off to babiesrus we were due to the fact we don't have one closer than Roseville (right near Sacramento). Oh also we went by a huge party store to find some "easter" supplies for his easter basket & also monkey stuff for his 1st birthday! I have it almost all planned out & am super excited about it!! Soo then today Lowell got to play with Landin & baby Brayden, call me crazy but RSV season is just about over & in our town it has been going around LIKE CRAZY! More than 7 people I know have had their baby catch it within the last 2 months (insane I KNOW!) Anyways.. call me crazy but I don't feel the need to keep Lowell in the house everyday, his health means everything to me, but so does his childhood. I finally am getting used to "the real world" with not being such a freak about hand sanitizing, but do make sure toys aren't shared or each other's fingers aren't in one another's mouth. Thankfully summer is almost here & RSV season is just about over, so not that we will be completely free from sickness and germs but they will be a little bit less than winter season. Well here are some pics of the last few weeks.... Lowell literally has been growing into such a cute little boy, and by boy i really mean boy, he seems to grow out of being my "baby" each and every day :(
THE PICS START FROM LEAST RECENT FIRST TO MORE RECENT (TODAY) AT THE BOTTOM.., THE PICS INCLUE PLAY TIMES AT HOME, TRYING TO CRAWL, A TRIP TO THE PARK, ST PATRICKS DAY, ALYSSA'S ELMO 2ND BDAY, HANGING OUT WITH BRAYDEN, FIRST TIME TRYING A SIPPY CUP (which by the way he loves & does so well with!!!), UC DAVIS WITH TIFF & TRINITY, AT AMBER & LANDIN'S HOUSE, ETC.