Saturday, February 26, 2011

nom nom nom

He really likes to put things in his mouth. Also, he loves his shape sorter, even if he's using it all wrong. He spends a lot of time sitting up these days- on his own- playing with toys. He's very much into banging the plastic things together- making them make noises and seeing how each tastes. He's still not really crawling, but he can scoot around on his butt a little bit and is becoming more mobile every day. I guess that means Todd and I have to do some serious baby proofing!

Friday, February 25, 2011

On the baby scale

I love his glorious rolls.

Getting Big! Fast!

DateAge/VisitWeight Height Head Circumf
8 month checkup
7 month -flu shot only
6 month checkup
5 month checkup
4 month checkup
3 month checkup
24lb 6 oz
23lb. 5 oz
20lb 13.2 oz
19lb 2 oz
17 lb 1 oz
15lb 4 oz
29.25 in
not taken
27.75 in
27.25 in
26.25 in
25 in
45.5 cm
not taken
44.75 cm
43.25 cm
42.25 cm
41 cm
2 month checkup
13 lb 3.0 oz
24.25 in 39.75 cm
1 month checkup 10 lb 4.6 oz 22.50 in 37.50 cm
Weight recheck (1 week )
8 lb 2.0 oz

Bili Check w Dr. Keith 7 lb 13.0 oz

6/26/2010 Discharge 7 lb 11.0 oz

6/22/2010 Birth 8 lb 5.0 oz 20.47 in 34.50 cm

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy 8 month birthday

To my lovely boy,
This has been without a doubt the fastest 8 months in my life. Even so, I can not imagine my world without you in it. Your father and I are so deeply in love with you. I hope you always remember that where ever you go, you're carrying our hearts along with you.

All my Love,
Your Mother

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Overdue update

It's been a very busy week for our little man. This morning he finally, without any prompting or assistance rolled over (from back to belly). Up until this time he had not managed to roll at all. If we set him up on his side he could roll either way, but hadn't shown any interest in doing it for himself. I figured he could, he just didn't want to. I had asked his doctors about it at his 6 month check up though, because I just wanted to be reassured and they were not concerned since he has been hitting all of his other developmental milestones.

Also, he's got three teeth on the bottom and he's now got three poking through up on top as well. Two popped through today! It's pretty exciting. He's eating stage 2 baby foods, including spinach and brown rice, oatmeal, prunes, peaches and mango, peas and carrots and apples. He also loves his MumMum rice crackers. I've let him try to eat cheerios, and while he can pick them up occasionally (go pincer grab!) he hasn't mastered getting them into his mouth. They get stuck to his fingers and while his hands make it to his mouth when he pulls them away the cheerios go with them.

He sits up on his own for quite a while now before toppling over. It's adorable to watch. He also likes to sway side to side to music while sitting. He particularly likes synthesizers and electronic music- anything upbeat and fun. He can kind of throw himself forward onto his hands and knees, but no real crawling has happened. He does sort of scoot backwards though. He also loves to stand with our help- on our laps and such. Gone are the days when he was completely immobile. I'm going to have to be much more mindful if I leave him some place for a few minutes.

He remains a generally happy and relaxed baby. He's quick to smile, and easy to make laugh. He loves seeing his dad come home, and is every day more fascinated by the cats which he reaches out and pets and grabs hold of their hair (which they will either tolerate or leave- they are very good with the baby that way). He has said 'mama' and now more frequently says 'dada' with wild abandon. And in the middle of his stream of babble this past weekend he quite clearly said, 'ohmygod'. It was just a coincidence that his babbling noises sounded like that (though I'd like to say that he is a prodigy), but it was unnerving to hear none the less.

He has his 8 month!!!! checkup next Friday. We'll get his height and weight stats then. But I'm guessing he's a solid 24 pounds and about 28 inches tall. He is after all, our little tank.