Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All Things Landon - 17 Months Old

Those who told us that before we knew it Landon would be graduating high school, really knew what they were talking about! Landon is 17 months old (as of July 3). No longer is he my tiny baby boy, but now my (tiny) big boy.

Landon's First Detroit Tiger's Game

He really has grown up so much over these last few months. He amazes me everyday with either a new word, imitating Todd or I, a new dance move or just simply being his sweet self. It is such a privilege to be a parent - Getting to watch this little person grow and learn - I thank GOD that he has given me the opportunity everyday :)

Snack Time!

Current Stats (or close to it):
  • Height: 30.25 inches (at 15 months)
  • Weight: 22 pounds, 9 ounces
  • Diaper: Size 3 during the day, Size 4 at night
  • Clothing: Mostly 12-18 months, some 2T shirts and pajamas
  • Shoe: Size 4.5
  • Bedtime: 8PM - 7AM
  • Nap: 12PM - 3PM

Here are some of the big milestones since I last posted (in February):
  • First Steps (unassisted): 11 Months Old
  • Officially Walking: 13 Months Old
  • Teeth: 15
  • First Word: Da = Dog
  • Words: 41 that he uses consistently - Daddy, Mommy, Dog, Broom, Balloon, Bye, Down, Done, Yes, Pizza, Grace, No, Sock, Ball, Shoe, Stick, Toe, Base, Shut, Soap, Star, See, Ow, Moo, Gracie, More, Meow, Sss..., Oh, Knock-knock, Zoo, Get, Egg, Bird, Baby, Night-Night, Nose, Ravioli, Cheese, Elmo, Softball (boy, does this kid talk!)
  • Phrases: Oh no!, Get down
  • Can go up and down stairs without assistance (16 months)
  • Following 1-3 step directions
  • Animal Sounds: moo, meow, sss...
  • Can identify 2 body parts: Nose, Ear
  • Independently eats with a fork, working with eating with a spoon
  • Will repeat an action if it made you laugh the first time
And, those not so big milestones that only Todd and I care about:
  • First Two-Syllable Word: Baseball
  • Waves bye-bye
  • Blows kisses
    Sweet Boy
  • Can open the front door
  • Independently plays by himself
  • Washes his hands and dries them
  • Brushes his teeth
  • First chore: Feed Gracie (he goes to the pantry, gets her dish and food, fills it up and then carries it over to her mat - it is quite cute)
  • Knows where the recycling goes
  • Dances to music
  • Sings in the backseat of the car
  • Can pretend (brush his teeth or our teeth, making soup, drinking from a cup, talking on the phone)
  • Booster Seat as of today - no more highchair
  • Gives kisses and hugs
  • Last bottle was on his first birthday
  • Knows where to go when it is snack time
  • Dips his chips in salsa (including tapping of the extra)
  • Baseball
    The Kids
  • Elmo
  • The Wiggles
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Cars
  • Fruit
  • Corn-on-the-cob
  • Anything to do with water
  • Dogs
  • Pizza
  • Being outside
  • Fruit and Veggie Smoothies
  • Entertaining others
  • Sitting still

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Pictures from his 1-year old photo shoot

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Simple Little Wish...

Christmas Blessings to you!

"Tidings of great joy which shall be to all people."
Luke 2:10

 Christmas ~ 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

An update on all things Landon (with pictures)*

7 Months Old
*since my last month-by-month post was when he was 1-month old!

@ Cheekwood Gardens
Landon is now 8 months old and on the move in every which way possible. He is 17 pounds (16th percentile) and 27 inches tall (18th percentile) at our last doctor visit and wearing a size 2 diaper during the day and a size 3 at night. His clothing sizes range from 3 months to 12 months. Go figure.

He has been sleeping in his crib since he was 3 months old. I just now put his bed-side sleeper away. It was a sad, sad day in the Noorman household.

Standing Up!
Landon has been creeping since 5 months and sitting on his own since 6.5 months. At 7 months, he starting crawling and at 8 months is now standing on his own and attempting to walk. Todd and I are finding something new every day that we need to baby proof as this kid is everywhere and FAST! His favorite thing to get into is Gracie's water bowl and food dish.

Rice Cereal Face
We started solids at 4 months old which he absolutely loved! We started off with rice cereal then added homemade pureed fruits and veggies and oatmeal. Now, Landon is eating food with texture, Cheerios, puffs and yogurt melts. He got his first tooth when he was 7 months old and now has 2 more - 2 on the bottom and one on top. In addition to solids, he is drinking anywhere from 20 ounces to 30 ounces of formula a day. He holds his own bottle. *Sigh*

Bath Time Fun!
Landon takes a bath in our bath tub now. At around 5 months, our bathroom was getting flooded at bath time. Between him splashing and doing body flops, there would be more water on the floor than in the tub! We tried using a bath seat, but that lasted all of one minute. He just wanted to splash and play with his bath toys.

Best Buds
Landon is still the happiest baby ever, though he has started to get whiny when he has to sit still, making diaper and clothing changes a dreaded event for whoever has to do them. He loves Gracie, Elmo, things with wheels, things that make noise, swimming and putting whatever he can find in his mouth, including Gracie's food and a lava rock from our fireplace.

Sitting Big
Landon stops whatever he is doing when he hears his name, sits down and looks up at you with a smile. I have a hard time saying no to Grace, so I can only imagine the time I am going to have saying no to his cute face. Most recently, Landon has learned to clap. It is awkward looking, but super cute, too!

Good Night!
Ahhhhhh....he is growing up too fast! I told him just yesterday that I wanted him to stay my tiny boy forever!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Fall!

Stationery card
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We Are Still Here!

Life with Landon has been anything but boring and yet I have not been on to post in over three months! I wanted to make this blog into a photo book, however, right now, it would be pretty pathetic. So, my goal is to get up-to-date with posts to have a photo book that chronicles Landon month-by-month as well as other milestones. This post is the first of many to accomplish that - I hope you enjoy as you catch-up with Life with Landon (over the next few days)!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One Year Ago Today

Landon one year ago

One year ago today Todd and I met Landon for the first time (at our transfer) as a tiny 6-8 cell embryo; And just think, a couple of days before that, he was frozen!


Praising GOD for his many blessings tonight....

Landon in his highchair - such a big boy!