Knox had a visit with the pediatrician today for a serious case of diaper rash. Unfortunately, she recommended he remain diaperless "as much as possible". Knox is enjoying this naked parade much more than I am though. The cuteness makes up only so much for having to clean up behind his messes...
The dogs are very interested in his backside...there has been a lot of sniffing.
I took all the rugs up in the house to make things easier for me...I guess it's a good thing that it is 100 degrees outside- he's certainly not cold with no clothes on!
Eating time at our house has become quite the event. I have decided to try and be relaxed about how messy mealtime gets, so I have been letting Knox feed himself (the best he can) and it has been quite amusing. So far, his favorites are bananas and spaghetti- not at the same time of course but both equally messy :)
Height: 29.00 inches (80th percentile)
Head: still really big (90th percentile) - Knox's pediatrician said it could be a family trait and then proceeded to measure both mine & Kyle's heads. I won't say whose was bigger- but the conclusion was that 'yes' Knox got his big head from his parents :)
Knox is doing great and is thankfully in excellent health! He is crawling, pulling up and cruising. He is getting into EVERYTHING and is go-go-go all day long. He takes two good naps of about 1 1/2 each and sleeps from 7pm-6:30ish am. Not bad!! He is starting to be able to stand on his own for a few seconds, but I think we are still a ways away from walking.
Well, our summer of vistors and travel has almost come to an end. Last week we flew to Spokane to spend some time with Kyle's family and meet the newest addition- McKenna Grace.
This little angel sleeps all the time!
McKenna was born on July 28th
We got to meet McKenna when she was only a week old. It was so fun to just be in Spokane and hang out with the fam. Our nephew Marek loved having his cousin Knox around to play with and Knox LOVES being around people so it was a win-win!
Marek & Knox are almost exactly 13 months apart, so hopefully they will be great buddies in the future. We went swimming and spent a lot of time playing in the cool 80 degree temperatures while we were there. It was such a treat to be able to be outside during the day again. The sweltering heat of Austin has made us housebound for the past few months so even getting to go outside is awesome!
It has been our tradition for the past four summers to go to the Oregon Coast every August with Kyle's family. We are really looking forward to getting to share this tradition with Knox- he will be such a lucky kid to get to spend a week on each coast every summer with different sides of his family. The Oregon Coast is dramatically different from the North Carolina Coast, but both are wonderful in their own way. We weren't able to go to Oregon this year, because of sweet little McKenna, but we did make a day trip to Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho. It is about an hour drive from North Spokane where Kyle's family lives.
The water was pretty chilly, so no one really did any swimming, but it was fun to just enjoy the scenery. Kyle spent his summers in Idaho growing up, so he was excited to be able to take Knox to Idaho during our trip. We also got to spend a little time with Kyle's grandparents, which is always special for the great-grandparents to see their great-grandchildren. Knox & Marek are both favorites with Kyle's grandparents!
Kyle's mom with her 3 grandkids in less than 2 years!!
It was a great week but we are happy to be back at home now and getting back into the groove of things. My parents are coming to visit this weekend and that will bring our crazy summer to an end!
Knox is on the go now! He is crawling everywhere and fast! I haven't taken many pictures of him lately because it is hard to get him to stay still. I was able to get these few right after his nap, so he was still a little bit groggy.