Monday, March 8, 2010

More Pictures.....finally

So.... Hi... I still have this blog thingy, I haven't forgotten about it. Leslie finally went through and added all the photos and now I have to do the typing. Maybe one day she will learn how to type.

Sterling has made some big milestones. First, he started sitting up on his own and rolling over about a month ago. He has been rolling over with "help" for a couple of months, but for about a month now he has been able to do it on his own. Second, he can walk as long as you balance him. He loves to walk across the floor. Third, he started eating vegetables, and he hates them.

We baptized Sterling in Charleston a couple weekends ago. We did a double baptism with his cousin, my niece, Anna Grace. I will post pictures of that soon. I didn't take any so I have to steal everybody else's pictures off of facebook.


Happy Sterling


Don't Shoot!

Sterling learning to sit up!!


Me no likey green beans!


Sterling is trying to walk!

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He FINALLY rolled over around 5 1/2 months!

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The next time I post a blog Sterling will probably be getting his drivers license, but I will post again...eventually.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snow Day

We have gotten a little bit of snow the past few days. Saturday morning we decided to put Sterling in a snow suit that Leslie's Mom got us. He wasn't a huge fan of it, but that is the sacrifice babies make so that their parents can take pictures of them. Here are a few of him in the snow.




As you can see he wasn't really a fan of snow yet. Here are a few more pictures of the snow around our house.




Sterling has moved from just eating milk and formula to eating one round of baby food each day. We still put it in a bottle, but then we also spoon feed him.



The temperatures have been really cold the last week. A typical day is a high in the lower 20's with temperatures in the lower teens to upper single digits. We have to really make sure that little man stays warm.

I am going to be in a wedding this weekend and Sterling will be staying with Leslie's mom so I may not have time to blog next weekend but I will post something again soon.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

Nobody needs to tell me I am the worst Blogger ever, I have already discovered this on my own. Here is a quick overview of the last few months. Sterling is HUGE. He is currently around 17 pounds and if you hold him for too long you lose all feeling in your arms. At his 4 month check up right before Christmas we were told he is 90th percentile for both height and weight. He has been sleeping through the night since early to mid October and that truly is wonderful.

Leslie went back to work mid-December and Sterling has been in daycare ever since. We found a place close to our house that does a really great job. It was harder on Leslie to take him to day care than I think it is on him. One great thing about day care is I change less diapers!

Sterling loves to talk, just like his daddy. Even though he can't speak words he will have a conversation with you. Once you are done "talking" to him he "talks" back. He pretty much just says gooo. He smiles almost constantly and is overall a very happy baby. He still only cries when he is hungry, or you take his bottle away to burp him, he does not like that at all. He has started rice cereal and some fruits though, he is not a fan of eating off a spoon, but he is learning.

For Thanksgiving we made the trip to Charleston to visit my parents. While we were there Sterling got to meet his 2 cousins, my brother Ladson and his wife Elizabeth's children, Mary Reilly and Anna Grace. Anna Grace is only about 5 weeks older than Sterling, so it was great to see them side by side. After Charleston we drove to Fort Mill, South Carolina to visit my grandparents, GoMom and GoDad, for the day before driving back to Nashville. Sterling did great in the car. He is one of those babies that once he gets in the car seat he just passes out. In fact we had to wake him up to feed him on several occasions because he had been asleep for too long.

For Christmas we stayed in Nashville. Sterling was spoiled by his grandparents and even though he had no idea what was happening I still think he enjoyed having all the attention.

Leslie's Aunt and Uncle own a beach house outside of Panama City Beach, Florida so we were invited to go down and spend a few days for New Year. The temperature was in the mid 50's but it was in the low 30's in Nashville so it was definitely a good weekend to not be in Nashville. We had fun taking pictures of Sterling in the sand although he wasn't quite sure what to think of it.

He did great in the car again, but he has had a bad cold the last few days. In fact the reason I am able to blog is because I stayed home from work to take care of him. I took him to the Dr. and they said there isn't much they can do for the cold except to just keep an eye on him.

It is hard to blog with our schedules. Leslie drops him off at day care around 7 in the morning and I pick him up around 6. Leslie gets home around 5 and works out before I get home with the baby. Once I get home we eat dinner and then I get to go work out. By the time we are done feeding him and putting him to bed it is time for us to go to bed. Leslie has to get up at 5 in the morning so she can get him to daycare and get to work. I will try to do better though.

So, here are the pictures in no particular order. They include beach pictures, thanksgiving pictures, Christmas, and Leslie had some 3 month photos taken of him by a professional.

He Loves to sleep on you. He prefers this to his pack and play, even though it's not a good habit for him to keep.
Leslie's Dad and him taking a nap in Florida.

Sitting in the sand for the first time.
He Loves to stand up, even though he has no balance.

Leslie's Dad and Connie teaching him how to balance the books.
Santa Sterling.
My GoDad and Sterling after Thanksgiving.
GoMom and Sterling
His Thanksgiving outfit. He fell asleep in the car on the way to dinner and didn't wake up until we got home.



Watching his first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
His Cousin Anna Grace. Sterling was born in Tennessee so he is allowed to share the bed with his cousin.

His cousin Mary Reilly. She will be 2 in February.













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Sterling is getting bigger every day and as you can see by the videos he is learning to do things on his own. He tries to hold his own bottle although he isn't quite strong enough to do it yet. Leslie and I think that he will walk before he crawls because he loves to stand up. He can stand up on his own as long as you are there to balance him.
I think that covers about 3 months worth. I will post well before another 3 months passes.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mostly Pictures

The past few weeks have been pretty great. We have ended Sterling's quarantine and he is now allowed to go wherever he wants, granted he can only go wherever we take him. He made his first trip to church, and he did great. Him and I both slept through the whole service and he didn't make a sound. He even spent the night out at Grandma's one night so that Leslie and I could go out with Leslie's brothers.

Little man is already a little over 12 pounds and as you can see by the pictures has absolutely no trouble gaining weight.

He is sleeping very well. We typically put him to bed around 10 at night and the last 3 or 4 nights he has been sleeping until about 4 AM without waking up. I am sure he will start sleeping through the night very soon.

I am keeping this one short, but I also wanted to say that we are WAY Behind on sending out Thank You Notes. As you can imagine we are a little behind on a lot of things so don't worry we haven't forgotten about all the nice gifts we have received. We are just trying to find the time to finish. We will also be mailing out a Birth Announcement very soon. Until next time.