Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Still being a trouper and humoring his mom, but starting to get a little antsy...
And just when I was trying to get the last shot of his 'paws', he started to cry. Oops, I just broke the promise I made last week about not taking his picture while he's crying for me. But again, what an adorable crying-picture! With the flailing foot and everything...
All he wanted was milk... so I gave it to him, and he was happy again! So I resumed my picture taking.
Lately he's been 'tracking' - following us as we move around him, especially when I have our digital or video camera out!
He weighs 11 lbs 9 oz, which is a 4 lb gain since birth.
He is 24 inches long, a 2 inch gain since birth.
His head circumference is 16 1/8, up 2 1/8 inches since birth.
He's growing and putting on weight well, and there were no concerns! We continue to thank the Lord for Robbie and for his health (which we do not take for granted). He had his first round of vaccinations at that appointment, and of course wasn't happy about it. We headed to grandma and grandpa's house for some TLC...
"Grandma, they poked me 4 times with long needles!"
"If I just rest my head on your shoulder, I'll feel better..."
It's tough being a little guy.
His newest trick is to show off his strong neck by holding his head up (somewhat - still a bit wobbly!). Thanks to many hours of practice with Grandpa Jack, Robbie knows that if he is laying in your lap, facing you, and you grab his hands... it's time to try and sit up! He pulls on his own now and tries to sit up by lifting his head up, and if we pull him up by the hands, he sits up and looks around. It's so cute, he is so proud and will start making these excited faces and try to talk while upright. I will try to get a few pictures of this to post.
Aside from that, everything is pretty much status quo. We try to get out of the house every day - either to the mall, or grandma and grandpa's house, or just for a walk around the neighborhood. Robbie loves being outside, and sometimes on the weekends I will feed him a bottle on the porch or deck - especially fun when dad is outside working in the yard!
We just set up our new computer, so I will try to post a video on our blog soon. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Ready to get out of the Baby Bjorn!
Chilling with grandma
Grandma cracks me up!
Kay comes over to meet Robbie
Looking older in his car seat!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Stretching out and playing before bed.
Rob is really good at getting Robbie to sleep in the evenings.
(ps. how fun is the scooter blanket?!)
Dad and his buddy.
We also visited Rob's office yesterday - my friend Kris and her son Jack (14 months old) hopped in the car with Robbie and I, and we drove into the city! You should have seen us, I'm sure people were staring - between Kris being 8+ months pregnant and hauling around a 1 year old, and me with my huge stroller and exploding diaper bag, trekking down Madison Avenue and into the Citybank building to Performance Trust... I'm sure it's not everyday this happens in the Loop! But we actually enjoyed the trip and did quite well, and the boys never melted down. I guess our only blunder was when I temporarily stopped using my brain, as we were getting the boys out of the car and into their strollers, and I misplaced (dropped?) our parking garage ticket. We turned our diaperbags, strollers and the car inside out, and never found it, which meant I had to pay an unmentionable amount of money (what they like to call the 'lost ticket fee' but I think it should be renamed to 'highway robbery') to get out of the garage.
That's all we've been up to for now! (That, and yard work, but I don't think you would find Rob's new gas powered weed trimmer nearly as exciting as he does. So no pictures of that.)