Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Another William update that didn't end up in the long post below! William got his first two teeth after three painful weeks of teething! His first bottom tooth came through on his six month birthday, December 19th and the second one broke through on Christmas!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hmm, already forgot something!

Not content with the long post below, I meant to also mention that at his six month appointment (really? Where did the time go?) William was declared a healthy happy baby solidly still in the 75% for height and weight. He's 27 inches and 19.2 lbs! The doctor said she loved seeing such a healthy baby! While watching him kick and kick and kick on the table she warned me to watch out! She thinks he'll be running around soon!

Thanksgiving to Christmas in one long post!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've really updated the blog! William is growing by leaps and bounds. Everyday he amazes me by learning something new. He's standing up really well now and loves walking around the room holding on to our hands. He sits up and plays all by himself. He's almost ready to crawl (though I still think he'll walk unassisted first because he really doesn't like his stomach) but he now rocks back and forth on his stomach just trying to move forward!

Over Thanksgiving we went to New York for Thanksgiving with the Chesnik side of the family. William had a great time playing with his Grandpa and Grandma. He also loved seeing his Gigi and second cousins, Scarlett, Brielle and Landon!

William with his Uncles Morgan and Griffin!

William loves his Grandma Susan!

William had fun playing with Grandpa Edward!

We brought William to his first Islander's game! He loved it. When we first walked in he was wide eyed at all the noise but then he jumped and jumped on my lap through the whole game. He loved watching all the people and lights around the rink.

After a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner (Thanks Susan!) we took William to see Santa. William was concerned that this was a fake Santa so he decided to pull his beard. It's real!

Our Family!

When we got back from New York, I had to study study study for finals. In fact for a couple of weeks that's all I did. Right after finishing my last final we packed up again and drove up to Boston for Christmas! We just beat the snowstorm which was nice but it did cancel the brunch for William to meet more of his relatives. We did get to introduce William to my cousin, Alana and her husband Eric. (How did I not get any pictures of them together?!?). We also drove up so William could meet his Great Great Aunt Peg! Finally, that night he got to meet cousins John and Nancy. (Again, where was I with the camera?!?)


Then we went down to the Cape for the rest of the week and Christmas. William showed off his Christmas pajamas.

He had a great time opening presents from Santa! He loved his stocking and all the presents inside.

After opening presents we drove to my Grandmother Helen's house. William was so excited to see his Great Grandma again! There he opened more presents!

Modeling his new hat!

Reading a new book with Grandpa Mike!

This whole week as so exciting, William was pretty tired and ready to nap every afternoon. I'll spare you all the story of The Massive Poop but if anyone is interested Taylor and my Dad will be happy to replay it for you.

We drove back to DC after a great Christmas (Thanks Mom, Dad and Pat!) and William opened more presents from his Grandma Susan and Grandpa Edward. What a lucky baby he is!

Phew, that is the month in short. In other news, I did pretty well on my finals! We leave for St. Thomas on Sunday and school starts again the day after we get back. We are really looking forward to another wonderful year!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sooner or later...

Ha! I knew that sooner or later Taylor and I would have to start watching William to make sure that he didn't eat anything dog related. Didn't realize it would be so soon! Today while Taylor's back was turned he grabbed a raw hide bone from Delilah and started chomping. Gross! Though it did seem to make him happy.... Oh well!

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Posts soon

It's been a few weeks since I've last posted about William. Between traveling, teething and finals it's a hectic (but fun!) time. I promise as soon as December 16th rolls around and I am not so busy, I will update the blog with new pictures and stories! Until then, happy holidays!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

First Solid Food!

William had his first taste of rice cereal yesterday. (Organic brown rice cereal with probiotics and DHA!) He didn't eat a lot of it, but he didn't seem to dislike it. In fact, it didn't seem to phase him at all. He kind of acted like, "Yeah, I am eating solid food. What's all the fuss about?" Of course, it could be because Taylor was running around taking picutres at every angle to document this historic event!

Getting ready:

First Bite!

Not bad. I'll try more...

Hmmm...Not sure...

Is this really what I've been waiting for?

Notre Dame

The members of my family are huge Notre Dame fans. Convinced that William will also be a big Notre Dame fan, Grandpa Mike sent Will an outfit to wear for the games. This also made Taylor happy as it gives him an excuse to watch football on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Yay.


Since almost the day I found out I was pregnant, I knew exactly which winter coverall suit I was going to get for the baby. I bought it in September when it was still 80 degrees out and have been waiting for it to get cold enough for William to wear. A few days ago when Taylor and I decided to walk to dinner, I realized it was FINALLY time to put William in his blue bear outfit! Whoo Hoo! Look how snuggly and warm he is!

In other news, William asked us the other day why we never told him how fun his feet were! If he had known he would have played with them earlier...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ready for my closeup!

William still has blue blue eyes but at four months we are getting nervous they will start changing. The other day I decided to take close up pictures of Will so that we will always remember the blue eyes (if they happen to go away!).

Halloween, Baby!

For William's first Halloween, Taylor and I threw a party for everyone in my Mommy group. We invited the Moms, Dads and babies. Costumes for the adults were optional. (Which is why Taylor and I are not wearing costumes!) William went as a dinosaur! Looking back we didn't get great pictures of him in his costume so we may throw it back on this week for a photo shoot!

My little dinosaur:

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sitting, Jumping, Walking

William is becoming so mobile. He loves jumping in the jumperoo. (Which I have a video of but can't find on the website. I'll ask Taylor where he put it tonight.) And he loves walking in the walker even though he can't go far or fast yet. His new favorite thing is flying-he's Super William! Ready to smite the enemy with toxic drool! He also loves standing on my lap and jumping up and down. He's just beginning to use my shirt to pull himself up but I think we have a way to go. He's great at standing when he's holding my hands but doesn't quite understand how to hold himself up by holding on to the table. (Which is fine! I kind of like having him stay where I put him right now!)

Most exciting though is watching him learn how to sit up on his own. He started putting away from me when sitting on my lap at about 7 weeks. Then he started sitting up on his own on my lap at about 9 weeks. Then he started sitting up supported on the floor and then he started doing this:

And a couple of weekends ago he started sitting well on this own for a couple of minutes. Yesterday he did it long enough for me to watch him, decide to grab a camera, take this picture:

and then when I was about to take a second one he fell over. Of course I was ready to catch him falling sideways because that is the way he was listing. He fell backwards like a tree! Since this is his first "injury" I immediately called the Doctor's office and left a message. Then I called Taylor who said he was fine. Unconvinced, I called my Mom. Please keep in mind by this point William had stopped crying and was actually giggling as he tried to climb all over me. My Mom laughed. Thanks Mom. Apparently I fell off a bench when Mom was taking a picture of me so falling over when sitting on the floor wasn't a big deal. Which is actually exactly what the very patient nurse practitioner told me when she called me back! So William is fine.

We are getting ready to take him to his first Islanders/Capitals game tonight and we are hosting a Halloween party for many parents and babies tomorrow! William is going to be a dinosaur! Here are some more adorable pictures of my baby!