Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Tricks

I've been meaning to write more in this blog than I have, but time with my son has been so precious since I have started back to work it is hard to find the time to write all the happenings with raising him. Speaking of work, I wish I never had to go back. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my job, but I would much rather be spending my time watching my son as he discovers all the wonders of this world.

I don't know if I mentioned this in my last post or not, but Joseph rolled over (from his tummy to his back) for me for the first time last week. I was so excited to see him do it. I had him lying on the floor in his bedroom and was playing with him then he pushed up on his hands and rolled to his back. I was so excited I started cheering for him. He looked up at me like, "What's the big deal?" It was so funny. I called Mr. B into the room and showed him the new trick Joseph could do. Apparently Mr. B had seen this several days before, but didn't realize this was a growing milestone for our little guy. Unfortunately I haven't seen Joseph repeat this new trick since that day. I guess he's moved on to trying to learn something else - like what his feet are.

Before I left for work this morning, Joseph was lying in our bed with Mr. B and was trying to bring his feet in close enough to grap his feet. Looks like he'll be obsessing over his toes now. I'm excited to see this & I can't wait to get some pictures of him playing with his toes.

I really need to get to work on taking 4 month pictures of him...especially as he will be 5 months in just two weeks. I also need to post some more pictures of him here. He's changed so much the past few weeks...I'm amazed.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Four months

My baby is four months old! I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. I miss the first 12 weeks I got to spend with him all day everyday. He's gotten so big since he was born. He is now 15 pounds, 2 ounces and about 25 inches long (by my measurements, not the nurse). He was 6 lbs 12 oz and 20.5 inches when he was born. Such growth!
Friday we went to his four month well-baby check up and he's doing great. Right on track with everything...even teething already! He also LOVES to stand up. Every time we pull him up by the hands to sit he stiffens his legs so he can stand and then gets the biggest toothless smile on his face. I love it! The only downside to the checkup were the vaccinations...poor little guy had to get three shots, but he did great. He only cried for a couple minutes after and once he nursed he fell asleep until we got home. Saturday was tough though...I'm not sure if it was just the vaccines or if it is also the teething, but he was not happy pretty much the whole day after noon. He cried for nearly 45 minutes straight and I did everything I could think of to soothe him. The only thing that finally worked was the vacuum. It had to be going & he had to be able to see it. Once he finally settled enough I put him in his swing with the vacuum on next to him and he fell asleep.