Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baby Prez: 16 Weeks

Dear Baby Prez,

What an awesome week!  It's amazing how much you have changed in just 16 weeks!  You learned a new sound this week, and you love to show it off.  Your new sound is screaming.  Not in unhappiness, just sheer screaming for the fun of it.  It seems like it should be annoying, but it's not...yet.

Weight:   You are growing so fast!  I would guess your weight is around 13 pounds.

Health:  You are still a healthy baby!  Your four month check up is coming up soon; I can't believe it.

Sleep:  You are still waking up about once each night, but over the weekend, you had your two best nights ever - you slept 6 hours straight and 8 hours straight.  Now if only we could figure out how to replicate that all the time!

Social:  You met lots of new people last week - Mommy's best friend, her children, our church family in Kansas, and Mommy's Bible study group.  You also got to see Great Grandma Jo, Aunt Mary, and your cousin when we stayed with them in Kansas.  We even went to your first soccer game where your cousin's team won by a landslide.  You seemed quite intrigued by the game, and we really enjoyed it (except for Mommy's sunburn).  You were sociable and well-behaved as usual.  It's so easy to show you off!

Baby President

Baby President

Baby President

Diet:  About 6 ounces of breastmilk every 3 hours and then some mushy food about once a day.  Since we were out of town on Sunday, you didn't get to try a new food this week.

Likes:   Looking out the window.  You are absolutely fascinated by staring out the front window.  Mommy perches you kneeling on her lap with your arms resting on the back of the couch.  It's adorable to see the rapt attention you pay to anything that's going on outside.  

Sitting up and standing.  You are determined to be an early walker.  You love to sit up like a big boy and practice standing.  

Screaming.  Yes, that's right.  You enjoy screaming and you definitely like to hear your own voice.  You are screaming and babbling all the time.

Dislikes:  Laying down.  Usually you are only fussy when you're hungry, but you have started getting fussy when you want to sit up or stand up and you are laying down.  You can't pull yourself up yet, so you cry until Mommy or Daddy lift you up.  

Milestones:  First big trip... Meeting Mommy's friend and her little ones... Last weekend, you took your first big road trip with Mommy to her hometown of Hays.  I was excited because we got to see one of my best friends and meet her three children.  She has a little baby, too!  It was so much fun watching you interact with Baby N.  Baby N is two months older than you, so she can roll over and scoot around more, but you still had fun together.  The funniest thing was when Baby N kept trying to steal your pacifier right out of your mouth!  

First visit to Taco Shop...

First visit to Mommy's childhood church... While we were in Hays, we visited Mommy's childhood church - the First Presbyterian Church.  Everyone was thrilled to meet you, and the church even had a little gift for you!  As usual, you behaved pretty well until the very end of the service.  

Baby President & Baby Joy

Taco Shop...Yum!

Worst Moments:  Our trip to Kansas was four hours long, which is just a bit too long for you to go without eating.  Even though I fed you right before leaving (on the way there and back), I learned that planning stops is not quite possible with a baby.  Instead of stopping at the halfway point, we had to stop 20 miles before the halfway point and again about 20 miles from Hays.  On the way back, Mommy was prepared and didn't have any expectations about how many stops we would need or about how long the trip would take.  

Best Moments:   Our trip and showing you off to all of my friends and family back home!

Baby President & Baby Joy Collage



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