Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nineteen Weeks

The poor little boy was sick this week. He had a cold starting Friday, and it didn't go away like we hoped. Yesterday his eye was all yucky when I woke him up, and knew right away what it was. I brought him to the doctor to find out that not only did he have a cold and pink eye, he also had an ear infection!! The poor thing must have been in so much pain, but he was still a sweet little boy. He's taking medicine now, and hopefully he will feel brand new again soon!

We spent the weekend at home because he was sick, but it was beautiful out. Sunday we hung out for a while in the hammock, and I snapped this picture. That's our handsome little guy!

He's getting stronger by the day. He plays a new game now, he likes to try to dive out of your arms to get to things he wants. You have to hold him tight, little monster. He's getting better at sitting up, he barely needs help. He can sit up on his own for a good thirty seconds now before he slumps a little. He love it, and he gets so proud when he's sitting up!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Eighteen Weeks

This week has been interesting. We think he may either be feeling his tongue out, or maybe he can feel teeth coming through. Whatever the reason, this week he is rubbing his tongue along the front of his bottom gums a lot. Like all of the time! It's so funny. He's not blowing raspberries as much, because he's busy with this.

He's getting more persistent about standing when being held or burped. His legs are getting so strong!

Tummy time is getting better every week. He's getting stronger and looking up and around much more. I still sneak in extra time with the airplane trick though. I put him in the football hold, face down, quite often to walk around and swing him back and forth like he's flying. He laughs and giggles, and is working his neck muscles without even knowing it. Sneaky mommy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Seventeen Weeks

This past weekend we met up with some girls in my mommy group, along with their husbands and babies. We went apple picking and walked through the pumpkin patch.

Well, Max runs hot. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the term. He is usually warmer than everyone else, and he doesn't like being hot. He sweats easily and needs to be dressed the same as us. Most babies are supposed to wear one more layer than the adults. Not this little guy!

So, back to this past weekend. It was a beautiful fall day, and we brought Max in a short-sleeve (we knew better than to put him in long sleeves) onesie and pants. We brought a fleece in the bag if he got cool.

All of the babies were due in June 2012, so they're roughly the same age. They were all in sweaters or fleece coats. Our little guy starts fussing and getting all mad at me about thirty minutes in. Why? Because he's hot. So I had to take his pants off (maybe e just wanted to show off his cute cloth diaper?). I had to carry around a baby in just a onesie while all of the kids in the place were dressed in long sleeves and looking all bundled up! My baby was warm and happy, but it just looked so funny. What can I say, he runs hot!

He fell asleep shortly after having his pants come off, I guess he was VERY comfortable. We took pictures with the pumpkins even though he was sleeping. We didn't have the heart to wake him up.

I was able to catch him with his toes in his mouth!! He's been trying this for a few weeks now, but he finally got his foot in there!

Bonus picture: daddy and Max, with their matching spikey hair! When Max nurses right after his bath, this happens. The little guy loves to hold handfuls of his hair while he eats, so it dries standing up. Super cute!!

4 months old

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sixteen Weeks

This little guy isn't so little any more! He's almost 17 pounds now, and if I'm not careful when I pick him up... Yup! Ouch! He's still not big enough to comfortably sit on my hip, he's still hanging out on the shoulder. Which is good, it means he's still our little baby.

He's had hit or miss nights with the sleeping lately, but mostly he's sleeping well. We think he's teething, and that's probably related to waking up. Poor thing.

Another thing that's new this week, he's become more clingy than he had been in weeks. He usually sits in his bouncy chair and watches me make dinner while I talk to him, but now he wants to be held. He doesn't want to fall asleep in his bed alone, he wants to cuddle with me until he falls asleep. I am LOVING the baby cuddles.

He's become pretty sturdy with sitting up. Not a freestanding sitting position of course, but a sturdy lean. He is putting his hands on his knees or feet to hold himself up, and he's doing we'll with that. He loves feeling all independent with it, which is adorable. He's also been practicing his standing.

The superman game is our game of the week. We have been doing it for a few weeks now, but he is now laughing his head off when we play. I started this game to sneak some tummy time in, and it works well. He's having a ball, and doesn't even realize that he's working on his neck and arm muscles. It's also great for mommy's stomach and leg muscles! Triple duty game! What I do is sit up and lean him against my shins. Then I slowly lay down and bring my legs to a 90 degree angle, so that he is laying parallel to the floor. I say "weeee" as I move my legs from side to side, and front to back. I safely hold him up there the whole time as well, of course. It's a great game!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

All Together Now

Monday night I watched the most amazing thing. I literally stopped to stare because I was so excited.

Max has been grabbing onto things for a couple of weeks now. He has been kicking things since before he was born. But tonight was the first time I saw him use his feet and hands together to achieve something. It took my breath away.

He was laying in his swing, relaxing with his cuddly monkey (see picture for reference). He accidentally threw it into his lap, down between his feet. He reached for it with his hands, but it was too far away. He looked at it for a moment, and then his feet started to move. He used his feet to push it up, and at the same time he reached forward with his hands to grab it.

It was beautiful to watch him learn to do that. It's the little things like this that I'm glad that I take a moment to witness before moving on to the next thing.
And then the monkey went straight into his mouth. A normal moment for him, but phenominal at the same time. That's out little boy!