Sunday, February 23, 2014

Monthly Update: Month 7

Wow, SO much has happened for Sebastian developmentally this month!  Its been so much fun watching him learn and experience new things every day!  :) Here are some of the standouts from month 7: 
  • His most favorite thing in this world is his jumperoo!  We got it for him after Christmas and it has already paid for itself!  He always has the biggest smile on his face when he's in his jumperoo seat and has bounced happily for almost an hour a few times now.
  • He can now reach the ground with his walker and has finally figured out how to move forward in it!  
  • Sebastian had his first "real food" this month - rice cereal mixed with milk.  Granted, the majority of it was all over his face and bib, but we think he was able to ingest at least a little bit!  ;)  By the end of this month, he has also tried and liked mashed banana, mum mums, oatmeal, yogurt melts, and various mixed fruit/veggie pouches. He also tried puffs but does not like those so much (I really don't know why though - I think they're good!)!  Every time he eats something he always gives a bitter beer face whether he likes the food or not.  :)  But, you can tell he likes it when he takes his little hand and repeatedly slams it on his high chair to signal he wants more...  ;)  
  • Daddy was unexpectedly sent on a business trip to Tennessee this month leaving mommy and the two babies alone.  It was tough having daddy away but we managed to keep in touch via Skype everyday. Big THANKS to both of Sebastian's grannies who came over to help - David's mom came over in the morning before work/school and my mom came over at night.  They helped with the baby (who makes a stink if he's put down or not entertained) so I could pump and do all the necessary baby-related prepping.  
  • He can now sit up on his own unassisted.  I know I'm biased but he looks so cute when he does it! Such a little man!  :) 
  • We've got a mover and a shaker!  Sebastian has mastered the art of the army crawl and is much more mobile.  His upper body strength is quite impressive.  :)  He can get up to the normal crawling position but hasn't figured out how to do it yet... it'll happen soon though so we really need to baby proof!
  • He has officially outgrown his bassinet (tear) and is now sleeping in his pack and play next to our bed. He's been pulling himself up on the sides a lot and appears to be very interested in the ground below so we're gonna have to remove the middle section very soon.  After that, the next stop will be his crib (and sleep training - mommy, daddy, and sister Pookie are so, so tired)! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

iPhone Photo Dump

Here is another photo dump from my iPhone! :)

Cute lil' baby Seahawk in his activity seat

In her sun chair

Takes A LOT of energy and wrestling to change his diaper!

LOVES his jumperoo!

First "solid" meal!

Takes up a lot of the bed for a lil' one...


Haha... facial expression cracks me up! :) 

Baby prom pose

Celebrating Amelie's 1st birthday at the Playdate Cafe! Cute place!  :) 

Tired daddy...

Future BFFs

Brunch at Bob's with the Nikonovs, Becker & Madison!

Yikes... we're in trouble... ;) 

Such a happy co-pilot!

Waiting for the Super Bowl to start!

Yay! I can sit up on my own! :)

Farewell, 2013!

Per usual, thank you for allowing me to go backwards... man, I can't believe it's already mid-February!  But, I did want to take the time to bid a proper farewell to 2013.  

2013... wow, what a year!  This year brought us SO many ups and downs physically and emotionally that I don't even know where to begin.  I think I've spent enough time complaining about my pregnancy and post-pregnancy woes and being sick for a good chunk of the year.  And I also don't want to go back and dwell on work stuff.  So, that just leaves me with the good stuff.

To say we are so blessed in life is an understatement!  As I think back to everything we went through in 2013, at the end of the day, it was all worth it - down to all the not-so-fun parts.  2013 tested the heck out of us in more ways than one and our "prize"... we're the strongest we've ever been as a family and we now have the best, sweetest little boy we ever could've hoped for!  :)  It took us a while to get to this point but now I can't imagine life without being the FOUR of us!  


To ring in the New Year, after our visit to Garden D'Lights, we stopped by our favorite Italian restaurant in Kirkland (Cafe Veloce) for some take-out lasagna and pesto pasta.  Sebastian decided it was important to stay up until midnight so he took it upon himself to ensure that David, Pookie, and I didn't fall asleep until the ball dropped.  Here is a family pic of us at midnight - and yes, we did fall asleep immediately after that - the Ko household is full of a bunch of party animals!  ;)

Thank you for a great year, 2013.  Hey 2014... cheers to you and here's to hoping we have another great year!

Garden D'Lights 2013

For years now I've been wanting to see the Garden D'Lights in Bellevue - those commercials on TV and Facebook posts from everyone make it so enticing!  ;)  Anyway, before the roads got too crazy on New Year's Eve, we picked up Sebastian from daycare and headed off to finally see the lights!  

Admittedly, it was a little underwhelming in my opinion as I expected the display to be much bigger but it was still a fun experience.  Like most babies, Sebastian just loves staring at any kind of light so he was as happy as can be!  :) 

So pretty!

Can you see us?  ;) 

Sadly, the only photo of the 3 of us... he was too mesmerized by the lights to bother to pose. ;) 

Sweet lil' baby bear!