For those of you who didn't get to see Drew this weekend, here is your fix. :)
We ventured out of our comfort zone Friday and made the trip to Greenville, MS to visit with Andrew's mom and visit with old friends who came to town for the church "homecoming." The ride there was rough; Drew cried for an hour an a half straight. Make that SCREAMED for an hour and a half straight. He wanted OUT. When we pulled into Kacie & Judd's driveway for a sanity break, I'm pretty sure my feet were touching the ground before the truck came to a complete stop. The trip back today was BEAUTIFUL! He was practically asleep before we got out of Mom Deb's driveway and woke up as we pulled into ours 2 hours later.
Question for moms more seasoned than I....I've read and been told by the pedi to turn the carseat facing forward at one year old. However, our car seat states you can turn the carseat facing forwards after the child is past 20 lbs. Well, Drew is 21.5 lbs and I'm dying to turn it around if it's okay. It would make car trips so much better, I think. I know, I know. Err on the side of safety and keep it facing backwards!!
It was a great visit, and we THOROUGHLY enjoyed spending time with Mom Deb. It is so obvious how much she loves Drew; her face lit up whenever she saw him or whenever he laughed at her. I just can't state how happy I am that Drew knows THIS MUCH love in his life. I'll say it again: every child should be this blessed with love!
Oh and for my memory book:
Drew stood up ON HIS OWN four times this past week! Only 8 1/2 months old!
-One of his top teeth is completely through, the other is almost there!
-He slept in his pack n' play for the first time at his Grammy's house! Yay!
-This week he tried: Hawaiian punch (just a sip!), sweet tea (just a sip), and strawberry slush from Sonic. He only liked the strawberry! Thanks, Grammy. ;)
-He's grinding his top and bottom teeth together and it makes the most wretched noise. It's as if he's running his nails down a chalkboard! Ugh!
I'll save the rest for his 9 month post which is just around the corner. Ca-razy!