Archive for September, 2009

Four Months

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

4 month appointmentWednesday the 16th was Mad’s fourth birthday. To celebrate, we went to the doctor’s to get stuck with some needles! To be honest though, he cries more when we put him down to sleep than he does with an injection.

He weighed in at 16.7 lbs and is 26 inches tall, which puts him in the 86% and 81% percentile, respectively. So I guess that explains why he is nearly as tall as the one year olds at his daycare!

This was dad’s turn to take him for his appointment, and we had a good time. Mads had fun tearing up the paper on the doctor’s table.

This weekend, Leanne and I started our initial packing for our (hopeful) move to an actual house next month. Of course Mads likes being the center of attention, so we put his door jumped in the only central place we could find: the closet. Kind of odd to store your baby in a closet, but hey, whatever works!

Coat / Baby closet

This weekend, Maddox “ate” his first “solids”. The excessive use of quotations is due to the fact that he probably only actually ate about 10% of the food (the rest ended up on his clothes), and I’d question whether they were solids since the rice cereal was so watered down.

Overall it was more entertaining than it was nutritious, but it sure was fun seeing him attempt to actually eat some food.

Lastly, I have to say that I’m just endlessly amazed at how happy this baby is. I didn’t think it was actually possible for him to smile any more than he does, but this past week or two he’s proved me wrong.

More Giggles

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Rolling Over

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Tonight, Maddox drove to Canada and barrel-rolled down Niagara Falls.

“It was great,” he said, “A real rush.”

Okay, just kidding. But Maddox DID roll over from his tummy to his back twice. I had to help him onto his stomach – he can get onto his side using his legs, but doesn’t quite have the arm strength to completely flip over. When he’s on his stomach, he props himself up on his elbows and away he goes.

In the midst of all his teething woes, it’s so great to see him delighting and surprising himself when he learns something new. Lately, we’ve been taking him out when he’s fussy because he gets so interested in everything around him that he forgets to be upset. You can see the data streaming into his mind – he looks around with big eyes and just stares and stares, taking things in.

So, we’ll leave the barrel-rolling down waterfalls for a few years (or, hopefully, forever) and keep giving Maddox new input to keep him happy. You can tell he’s ready to start running all over the place to collect more information, and he’s just willing and willing his body to catch up. =)