Sunday, June 17, 2007

So close!

In the past two weeks, Moses has developed a love for the push-up. He does this anytime he's on his belly and doesn't tire of it easily. He'll hold himself in this position, and as soon as his arms fatigue, he belly flops to the floor with a "thud."

It's only natural that his push-up would progress into the crawling form. It has. He can now get on his knees and rock gently. He hasn't figured out how to move his legs, and he's obviously frustrated by the lack of know-how. Hopefully, his crawl will develop sooner than his teeth---which we still haven't seen despite some very irritable days.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

We kept pretty busy in May. Moses' first road trip was the six hours from Lubbock to Horseshoe Bay, Texas for my cousin Ryan's wedding. There, Moses had his first dip in a pool, and his first, of many I'm sure, dance to The Isley Brothers' Shout.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some (okay, 16,000 words worth) pictures to recap our busy May:


6 Month Check-Up

It's been awhile since I posted, but today was his 6 month appointment so what better time to start up again.

Dr. Gray said everything looks great. He's 17 pounds 13 ounces (50th percentile), 28 inches (90th percentile), and his head circumference was 45.5 centimeters (90th percentile). Looking at those numbers, it seems our little chunk had a good growth spurt!

He seemed to *remember* Dr. Gray this time because he started crying as soon as he saw him. Of course, he had reason to cry as he had three shots and one oral immunization. Then, we had to go to the lab for a pin-prick so they could test his blood for anemia (it's standard for this check-up).

We still haven't seen any teeth, but we can see them just below the surface. I'll be happy when they break through because he's constantly gnawing on everything.

We also started him on solids a couple weeks ago. He's had applesauce, bananas, green beans, squash, and sweet potatoes. He likes applesauce and bananas the most but still prefers breastmilk more than anything. Since he associates me with breastmilk, Dave and his grandparents have greater luck feeding him solids than I do.

Moses is now "scooting." He'll lie on his stomach and push himself backwards or pivot on his belly. He hasn't figured out crawling but has managed to get in the crawling position on a couple of occasions. It won't be long until he's everywhere!