Monday, August 29, 2005

August 29th, 2005
I am 7 Months and a week old!
This week I have been working really hard at crawling! I am getting so close. Just today I took scooches towards mommy all by myself. Give me two more days and I will have it all figured out.
I also discovered that mommy likes to eat a lot and not share any of her food with me! Today mommy was in Costco drinking a slushy and I had a huge fit because she wasn't sharing it with me. I now notice everything and won't let things slip past me! I notice being left in a room alone and when people eat right in front of me. I am always hungry too! My nana says that I eat just like my mommy use to when she was little. I gobble it all down and cry when there is no food left. I am yet to get full! I love to eat anything and everything. Lately when mom has been nursing me I have been getting very distracted. I have decided that people food tastes much better than milk, plus it is much quicker and messier to eat people food.
I am enjoying playing with my Nana! I watched everyone unpack her moving truck and was amazed at how many boxes had my name on them! I think Nana has enough children's books to start her own library! She brought me a slide, car, and cow from Oregon. Isn't that cool, I have my own car and cow at 7 months! I need to have mommy get my picture riding them around in the playroom.
It has been a really busy week so I better get off to sleep, come visit me soon!
Drew
AKA:
Drewster
Drewwy
Little Man
Smiley
John

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Little Drew, or "Drewster" as my aunty Beth calls him is getting soooooooo big and strong. He is just amazing. He wants to stand all by himself and takes his hands away from you when you are trying to hold onto him. He is really getting to be very active and busy. He never stops! I have to hold him down with my arms when I rock him to sleep . Oh he hates it because he has figured out that the more he moves the less tired he feels. Once I hold onto him tight he falls asleep within minutes. He is also starting to pant like a dog. He started it yesterday. He goes around saying "who who who who who who who." What a kick, he really loves to entertain.

Drew turned 7 months old on his Nana's birthday. He is now fascinated with the whole world. He notices everything! He loves to go out in public and study things. He gets very focused and concentrates hard on objects and people. He really enjoys catching people's eyes and then gives them a huge smile. What a little love bug! Everyone loves to come over and tell him how cute he is. Drew really wants to start walking. He hates it when you put him on his bottom! When you are holding his hands as he stands he tries and takes his hands away. If he could talk he would say "I do it, I do it." Drew is just growing up too quickly for me.
His latest trick is sticking his bottom way up in the air as he tries to stand on his head. We think he is going to be real ly good at gymnastics. He is quite the little monkey!
Drew is so close to crawling! He just needs a little more upper body strength! Drew still has no teeth, we are anxiously awaiting his first tooth! He is always drooling and chewing on things. A few days this week he was really crabby because his teeth hurt.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

August 14, 2005
Mommy told me that I could only write this letter and then I had to go to bed! I have not had my long naps the past few days so I am very cranky. I have tried the patience of everyone I've been around. When I am overly tired I won't nap for longer than 20 minutes and I fight sleep by screaming when I am put to bed. Last night I woke mom up three times because I really wanted to get up. Mommy says that it is so much easier to stay home and never go anywhere! Today at church the nursery workers had to page mommy to come get me because I was crying so hard. When she got there I was hysterical and had developed the hiccups. Then, after I was fed I wouldn't let her drop me back off in the nursery so Mommy and Daddy had to sit in the quiet room with me during the worship hour - I fell asleep in my favorite place - mommy's arms. Mommy does not like this separating anxiety that I have developed. Lately I won't even let Daddy console me, all I want is Mommy. Mommy says she is in despirate need of a break!
I had the best'est time this weekend; I went to visit Grandpa in Canton ! I got to see his really cool apartment and his kitty Oscar. Mommy said that Grandpa has really good decorating skills. His apartment was very nice! It wasn't really an apartment, more like a duplex down a quiet road covered with trees and grass. It was very peaceful. I really liked it! Aunt Julie, Uncle Ruben,
Mommy and I played at Grandpa?s for a while and then we went to the park where grandpa cooked us hamburgers. I wasn't allowed to have any though. Mommy made me eat some sweet potatoes, milk, and rice cereal. I especially liked the homemade sweet potatoes! Daddy surprised mommy last week with a baby food processor! Now mommy is making baby food out of everything - I think she is really getting dangerous with her new blender - the whole top of the freezer is covered in baby food jars! Anyway, back to the fun time I had with Grandpa. We fed the ducks and Uncle Ruben protected us from the ducks once the bread was all gone. Aunt Julie was really scared that the ducks were going to attack her, but I wasn?t scared! After we ate burgers, melon, corn on the cob, and cherries we went back to the apartment for some A.C. and a diaper change. After a while we all walked down to the local café and ate ice cream! We all had a great time!
Ugh oh, here comes Mommy, I better head off to bed. I hope to see you all soon.
Love,
Drew

Thursday, August 4, 2005

August 4, 2005

Guess what, I had a doctor's appointment this week and I had to get three icky shots; it was the first of 3 series of shots. I was not very happy, but mommy said that they are good for me. I ran a fever the first day, but felt much better after that. My 6 month checkup revealed the following stats:

Weight: 15 pounds 2oz (10-15 %)
Height: 24 ½ inches (3-5%)
Well I didn't inherit any tall jeans! Mommy has been calling me her "jolly green midget."

This week I played with my aunt Julie! I also started eating green beans. I really don't think green beans are very tasty. Daddy had a dentist appointment this week; he had a lot of cavities! I am lucky; I don't have any teeth yet.
My future uncle Ruben had his parents, Felix and Hilda Cabrera, visit from Puerto Rico this past week. We had dinner and desert with them on Saturday night. I really liked them! Mrs. Cabrera loved to hold and play with me! They are so sweet! I smiled and talked to them all evening. I think they may have liked me better than Aunt Julie (just kidding). Aunt Julie and Ruben are beginning to plan their wedding. They are going to get married next summer after graduation in Fort Worth Texas . I am really enjoying all this company!
Right now daddy and Aunt Julie are building something in the garage and mommy is going outside to water her plants! She is still hoping her tomato plants will produce some tomatoes, but her optimism is beginning to fade. As for me, I am off to bed!

Lots of slobbery kisses ......... Drew