Friday, May 30, 2008

Creed Update

Oh, this has been the most disgusting week of my life! I can't even count the times I've been coated with Creed's bodily fluids. I took pictures to show Larry how bad things have really been, but I'll spare you and just say that Creed finally stopped throwing up on Wednesday, but he was still having major problems, and I went through 25 diapers on Wednesday. 25!!!!! That's horrific!

He's finally doing so much better today and seems to have really perked up, but we did get to have a lot of cuddle time this week.

And here's a little update for the grandparents. He loves to curl up with anyone who will read to him. His favorite books are lift-the-flap or touch and feel like Where's Spot? and anything by Matthew Van Fleet.

We started him back on solids slowly so I let him go to town with applesauce and a spoon yesterday. He was very entertained and gave me half an hour to clean while he was concentrating. He kept filling the spoon and getting it to his mouth only to turn it upside down at his lips and dump it on his chest.
He has recently learned how to climb up into his little armchair and loves to hang out there by himself. He also surprised us last night with another trick that he learned on his own. He walked over to his elephant and just jumped right on and rocked himself and then got off on his own too. We pulled out the video cameras and he totally repeated it. Pardon the sideways videoclip, it was too cute to skip posting!

And speaking of cute videoclips, you have to watch this one. For weeks now Creed has been doing a few things at the dinner table to to make us crack up. He has three classic moves: sticking out his tongue, opening and closing his mouth as wide as he can like a hippo, and wiggling his eyebrows (which is really just blinking, but he thinks that he's wiggling his eyebrows).
He babbles all the time, and we can't understand most of it, but every once in a while, something stands out and shocks us. In the last two days, we've repeatedly heard pizza, all done, camera, and David (our two-year old neighbor that he's been dying to play with all week while we kept him inside).
He also has a new favorite accessory of choice; glasses! He only wears them for a few seconds at a time before he hands them back to you and wants you to put them on him again. He tries to put them on himself, but they always end up on his neck or behind his head.


Kyle and Amanda Edgeworth said...

25 diapers! That's crazy!!! Hopefully he'll continue to get better so you don't have to deal with that again. What great pictures of Creed! He's growing up so fast. I loved the pictures of him in the Harry Potter glasses!!!

Diane said...

Our poor little Creed! I can hardly wait to hold him and read him stories when we see him in July.

Larry said...

I laughed right out loud when I saw that video of him chomping his mouth, "wiggling" his eyebrows, and sticking out his tongue. He's SO stinking cute.

Britain said...

Creed does some pretty cute tricks. I am sorry he has been feeling so lousy lately.

Alissa said...

the kid is beyond cute. the fauxhawk is killer and well, every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man!

Cassie L. said...

Your son is so cute I want to nibble on him!!! I totally was rocking back and forth while he was on that elephant. Hope the diaper count is down now!!!