July 26, 2011

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Olive thinks everything of James' is for her. She sleeps on his activity mat if I forget to put it up at night. Poor baby ends up with cat hair on his face every time he rolls over if I forget.

Today was the first time I put James in the cart without his car seat. He did alright, as long as Maggie was in sight he enjoyed being in the cart. He is not sitting up on his own yet- had to rely on the safety strap, so there was a lot of slouching going on.

July 23, 2011

Little Buddy Getting Bigger

Literally! James picked up a cold from our arriving flight, so I took him to a doctor to have him checked out just to make sure it wasn't anything serious. July 1 he weighed in at 18 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces. Friday, July 22, he went in for his 4-month wellness check (late because of our vacation). 21 days from his weigh-in in Seattle, he weighed in at 19 pounds, 7 ounces, measured 26.8 inches. I forgot to ask our pediatrician what percentile that pops him in, but according to the CDC website the best I can figure he is in the 95th percentile for both!
And I didn't mention in the vacation post, but he learned to blow TONS of bubbles, rolled over for the first time last Saturday (final results are the above picture), AND his first tooth came in Monday 7/18 (bottom left-center).

And still, he is just so darn happy! I am so blessed to have such a happy baby that loves to be around anyone and everyone. It made vacation so much easier! James loved to be held by anyone, including his cousins, and was really easy-going. Although he rarely slept through the night on vacation, but back at home he has gone right back to sleeping through the night. Blessed!

Seattle Summer Trip 2011

I am finally sitting down to blog about our trip. We had a great time with our families and managed to pack in way too many activities each day, but I think it was a fun way for Maggie to spend a chunk of her summer before we embark on kindergarten.

I loaded a ton of pictures to Picasa and posted comments on them. You should be able to click the picture above and go to the album to see them all.

July 7, 2011

4 Months - On Vacation

James turned 4 months on Tyler's birthday. We are in Lake Chelan on vacation, so no boppy picture. But I think I got a good substitution:
This past month has been so wonderful! My little man is still so chill, and happy and sweet. He's been sleeping through the night, as in bed at 8 or 8:30, through till 4:30 or later, and back to bed until 8 (except for a couple nights here on vacation) for the past month. James LOVES to chew and suck on his thumb, fingers, thumb knuckle, wrist, my fingers, his blanket, you name it. He has not stuck with just his thumb now that he can find it regularly, and several times he's even given himself a hickey on his wrist!

He's been rolling onto his sides, loves to grab his toys and put them in his mouth, can really hold his head up during tummy time, and is so close to being able to sit up (as in staying up once I put him there, he can't pull up on his own yet). He still loves his sister the most, and the past week has really enjoyed all the extra attention from his cousins, Alexis and Gabby, as well as from grandparents, uncles and aunt. Giggling is a regular part of our day and he's SO smiley and flirty.

Poor baby got his first cold from flying out to Seattle! I took him to the doctor right before we left Gramma Spaid's for Lake Chelan and they did confirm it's just the common cold not anything worse. He's already a snorty little guy, and now it's worse. Sweet Baby James is not quite so sweet when I have to spray his nose with saline and suction it out to get his nasal passages clear. I also got a weight confirmation last Friday (7/1) - 18 pounds, 3 ounces. He's in some 6 month clothes yet, moved into all of his 9 month summer clothes, and a pair of 12-month jammies.

And yes, I am still thankful every day for my sweet little blessing.