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A day of firsts

Yesterday was a good day full of new experiences. First off, the most amazing thing ever happened as I was leaving for work. I told Knox “bye-bye!” as I headed to leave, and he replied with “bye-bye. Mommy! Bye-bye!”

That was the first time he’s ever called me “Mommy.” Sweeter words have never been spoken! I hugged that little man tight and did not want to leave at all!

After that, Brody and I actually did have to leave, and it was his first car trip in a real car seat- he is officially too big for the carrier now.

We moved Brody into Knox’s Britax Marathon and got a Britax Frontier 85 for Knox. He will be able to use that up until he doesn’t need a seat anymore, so it made sense to buy that one instead of another Marathon we’d have to replace with a booster eventually.

Seeing as how Brody is no longer in a carrier, he also sat in a restaurant high chair for the first time at lunch. And yes, he had a wardrobe change by that point

He really liked sitting up and had a great time hitting the table. He also tried to eat the edge of the table no less than 47 times before I finally just wiped it down with a sanitizing wipe and gave up.

He was happy until I gave him baby food. We had hamburgers and, well, he really wanted one. Sorry Mom, but this picture is too awesome not to share.

Have you ever seen something sadder in your life than that poor, skinny, starving baby lusting after a cheeseburger? I know. It’s just terrible.

When we got home, we had a meeting about Knox’s new ABA therapy, which was very exciting. I’ll devote more time to discussing that later, but I think it’s going to be great for him. I’m looking forward to hearing more from my biggest boy very soon!

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  • Reply Amy

    How do you like the Frontier? We bought one recently and could not get it to tighten into the car very tight at all. I would move much more than a carseat should. I was wondering if you had the same problem or if we just happened to have a defect in that particular seat. I really liked it other than that.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    • Reply Jessica

      It moved a good bit until I realized you have to tighten the latch strap through the belt slot. That helped! I still need to have it inspected though- we just put Knox in it today for the first time.

      September 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply MaryAnne

    I chuckled at that picture of Brody looking longingly at the burger because my daughter (who is a week younger than Brody and also by no means starving) does the exact same thing. I am now at the point where I have to chase her to get her to finish a bottle (too much playing to do) but if I am eating she stops in her tracks and gives me that same look. And yay for Knox!

    September 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Caitlin MidAtlantic

    That cheeseburger picture is priceless! Brody is too cute, seriously. But… definitely not starving!

    September 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply April Caddis

    Bless his sweet, skinny little heart! Give that baby a cheeseburger! HAHA!

    September 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    I am a long time reader and new commenter. But I was an autism specialist for our school district for the last several years and just left in August to supervise the ABA services a private clinic. I am SO glad you are getting ABA therapy for Knox. You will see tremendous progress through this style therapy! I have seen ABA truly change lives. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need an outsiders opinion or answer to a question:) I just had to comment and tell you great job momma!

    September 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    • Reply Jessica

      Thanks so much, Jennifer! I’m excited to see how he progresses with it!

      September 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Amy

    That is so awesome about Knox! I am sure you cannot be any happier, what a day! I have also seen ABA do amazing things! I can’t wait to see the amazing effects it has on Knox!

    September 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Mom

    I cannot believe you put that picture of your mother up for the world to see. After all the drama you put me through growing up, this is how you repay me?

    September 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Jessica

      Sorry, Mom! Love you!! :)

      September 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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