Chase loved taking naps in his pack n play at the beach...Mostly because of these little elephants that he got to see when he woke up. We don't have a mobile with elephants in his crib at home so this was a real treat. When he would wake up I would go in there to find him reaching with all his might to touch them.
June 27, 2009
Matt bought Chase this cute little NC State hat a few weeks ago.
I've gotten a little behind on my postings since it was a busy week so I'll try to catch up... Chase still isn't crazy about tummy time. We are trying to put him on his tummy to help work out those little back muscles but most of the time he either just lays there like you can see here, or starts chewing on his hands. Occasionally he'll get mad and start wiggling around (which of course is the right idea). We'll keep working on it...
June 21, 2009
Matt has been complaining all week about all the "I love Mom" bibs and outfits that Chase has. I guess I hadn't realized how many he actually had. I surprised Matt with this cute little onesie for Father's day that says "I love my dad". Chase wore it to the mall and to Cheesecake Factory where we met Matt's family for lunch. Too bad it got dirty not long after lunch due to a massive dirty diaper. I think that's the real reason Chase looks so happy here.
I've tried out our Baby Bjorn carrier a few times with Chase facing me since he has been too little to face out. He never really liked it but now that he is holding his head up better I pulled it out at the beach for a practice run. I'm not real sure if I did it right (aren't his arms supposed to go through some sort of hole??) and he wasn't so sure he liked it either. All this baby equipment takes more than a college degree to figure out how to use. Don't worry, Chase we'll keep working on it.
Matt's entire family (about 20 people total) was all at the beach. Chase was a pretty popular little guy. Here you can see his fan club in the works. Whew! All that admiration gets tiring. Chase is taking a nap in the floor of the dining room in this picture (close enough for all the members of his fan club to see him at all times).
June 18, 2009
We are at the beach (Emerald Isle) with Matt's family for the annual Wilder family vacation. Here is Chase before going out for his first adventure in the pool (the baby pool of course...). He was a pretty good sport about the sunglasses and hat.
Here he is contemplating what is about to happen.
June 11, 2009
Chase needed a bath when he and I went to visit my mom last weekend. She didn't have a baby bath tub like Matt and I use with him at home so instead we bathed him in the kitchen sink. The second his little naked body hit that water he started peeing. For some reason I think that is quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen. Every time it happens I laugh like I've never seen it happen before.
June 8, 2009
On Sat. morning Matt went in to peek at Chase before he left for his golf trip...And this is what he found. Good thing we have Chase in a positioner so he can sleep safely on his back, huh? It's strange how a baby who can't hold his head up or roll over yet manages to squirm out of it. (Also, notice how the top velcro strap of his swaddle blanket had gotten stuck on the positioner. The next place he squirmed he was dragging the positioner with him apparently)... Pretty funny.
Matt went on a golf trip this past weekend to Pinehurst. So Chase and I went to Henderson to visit my mom (aka Meme) and my stepdad (Papa) and go swimming. It was also a good opportunity for us to bust out Chase's new hat and sunglasses.
This was his first time swimming...I mean, dipping his feet in the pool. He didn't really seem that excited about but then again he also didn't seem to get too upset.
I think he was probably a little more upset about the crap on his face and head. ("What are they doing to me", is most likely what he was thinking).
June 6, 2009
Matt has been giving me a hard time about Chase never wearing any NC State things. So when I was picking out a bib to put on him the other morning I found this State bib that matched his little polo outfit. Reluctantly I put it on Chase. However, when I thought about it it didn't bother me too much because I'd rather him throw up on his State bib than his UNC one. :)
June 4, 2009
They say that it's never too early to start reading to babies so I've been trying out different books with Chase. I found a counting book that I bought before Chase was born and decided to see how he liked it. Apparently the bright colors and simple pictures held his attention pretty well.
June 1, 2009
I asked Matt to try and take a picture of Chase smiling. We've had trouble lately catching it with the camera. The issue is not how often Chase smiles because it seems like that is happening more frequently than ever now...It's a just a matter of catching it on camera. The problem now is that he'll start smiling but as soon as we put the camera in his face he becomes more interested in the camera than what he was originally smiling at. I guess the camera is a little distracting...SO, here are some funny faces that Matt did manage to catch during his photo session with Chase this past weekend.
Here we go. This looks like Chase was most likely not only smiling at his dad but also telling him about his day. (It sounded something like " Ooooo" and "Ahhhhh" but we understood what he meant)