What an exciting month we had! As you can see from previous posts, Grant has decided that after 10 months, he is ready walk. It has been very fun helping him along this process…as it has also been very fun finally baby-proofing our entire house. It’s amazing the things that he can get into! We have now put up a gate to block off the living room from the rest of the house because we just had to face it…the ottoman was not going to work forever. Now we can also keep Oscar away from Grant when needed.
Speaking of Oscar, this month was not filled with all “good” excitement. Oscar started to “act up” while Matt and I were away and he actually bit Grant. Grant was fine…just a little marking on his forehead and under his eye, but it was one too many bites in our eyes. We now have a joint custody arrangement with Grandma & Grandpa Gestl. They have Oscar during the week when we are away at work, and we take him on the weekends when we are home. Oscar is absolutely fine with Grant when Matt and I are around, so this arrangement has been working out great for us so far.
Besides having strep throat this month, Grant also experienced his first cold (yes, at the same time as having strep). Poor guy had a runny nose for almost an entire week! However, his first cold was remedied fairly quickly with lots of kleenex and cuddling.
Finally some good news from this month was that another one of Grant’s friends was born! Katie and Eric welcomed little Owen Patrick Freimark into this world on March 11th. He weighed 10 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grant went to visit him twice already, and I can see a very good friendship brewing.
Also this month, Grant celebrated his Godmother’s birthday. Mandy turned 26 years old and we spent the night eating wings and playing Wii (while Grant watched us and laughed). Sam also came over this month to spend the night with us and Grant. Grant loves to play with Sam, and we even went to the zoo because the weather was so wonderful outside! Grant spent his 11 month birthday at his girlfriend, McKayla’s, 1st birthday party at the Racine Yacht Club. He even ate half of a cupcake!