March 18th Ian had his 6 month wellness check at the doctor. He is doing very good. He weighed 15 pounds 4.5 ounces and was 27 1/2 inches long! He is still in the 10-25% for his weight and head size, but jumped up to the 75% in his length! His doctor was surprised at the jump in length. We might have a basketball player, hmm, or a very tall computer tech! :) This was the first appointment that I have been to by myself. It was harder than I thought. Usually someone has been there with me to hold down Ian's hands while he gets his shots, giving me the opportunity to take pictures. Not the case this time. It was horrible seeing him cry so hard. I think he even cried harder this time!
Ian and his monthly picture with George. I love comparing these pictures each month to the last one taken and then to the first one taken! He is getting so big!
I also had lunch with my friends (former co-workers from AccuHealth) on Wednesday. It is so nice because they work so close to me now! All but two of my former co-workers are there. (here's hoping they get hired on soon!) Ian likes Billy and eventually warmed up to work Jennifer. And of course he likes Holly, I mean look at all of the jewelry he can try to grab at!
March 19 Justin took off work to go to the zoo with Ian and me! A group from our new FLOCK at church went to the zoo, so we joined in the fun. This was Ian's first trip to the zoo, so Justin wanted to join us for this adventure. It was SOOOOO cold that morning. Being the unprepared mom that I am I did not have a hat, jacket or anything for Ian. I did happen to have a small blanket in the van, so we were able to wrap him up in it and keep him warm. At one point Justin took off his jacket and we put it over the stroller to try and keep the wind from getting on him. By lunch time though we were so cold we ended up leaving. Of course by the time we got home the sun was coming out and it started to warm up a little bit. Oh well, there will be lots of zoo trips to look forward to in the future!
One of the ladies who was with us had a hat with her and she let us borrow it while we were feeding Ian!
March 20 Ian and I had lunch with our friends Liesl and Lindsey. They both happen to work at the same place! We ate at the restaurant that is on the campus of Chesapeake. It was so yummy. I even made smart choices. I had steak soft taco's (yes I could have left off the sour cream and the guacamole, but come on) with a side of squash and zucchini and for desert I had fruit! It was yummy. I tried a bite of Lindsey's asparagus and YUCK! I did not like it. I am glad that I tried it though because I have been wanting to make it but was hesitant because I didn't know if I would like it. Now I know!
Ok, this was funny. I was feeding Ian and some how he managed to squirt it off of the spoon and onto the top of his head and stroller! Of course before I cleaned him up I had to take a picture. :)
I made some yummy brownies today. I used regular brownie mix. On the back of the box it had a way to make the brownies more cake like so I followed those directions. Then I added cherry pie filling! MMMM, I thought they were so good. I gave most of them away to others because I know that Justin doesn't like cherry pie filling (I know, don't get me started). I did save some so he could try it and I was right, it wasn't his cup of tea. But at least I liked it and I know that at least two of the people I gave them to like it too!
Well I think that is about all. We have had a busy, busy week. Next week we will start having my friends baby, AJ, staying with us during the day. His mom has to go back to work for the next 10 weeks until school is out. We are looking forward to having the company during the day. I like it when Ian has other baby's to explore things with. His friend Calvin comes over a lot and he goes over to his house too.