Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cherishing These Days ...

People tell me all the time to cherish these days when Christian is just a baby, because time will fly by so quickly. And so Jonathan and I just gobble our little baby up and delight in everything he does (Jonathan even laughs when Christian cries!).

Today I got up at 5:00am after feeling a cold wet nose nudge me (Bella's, of course). Since Jonathan and Christian were asleep, it was time for Mommy to be productive!

So I set out to go through Christian's clothes to take out those outfits which are now too small. This week, I noticed that many of his pairs of pants were too tight around Christian's fat little tummy, and too short for those legs that are getting some adorable chunky thighs.

As the box filled up, I got choked up ... and I have been choked up for the past couple of hours. My little baby is growing and he'll never, ever be this tiny again.

We are just amazed at how he's changing, and how quickly its happening. On Feb. 1, he rolled from his tummy to his back for the first time ... and he's been rolling like that every since. The other day, I looked down, and he had rolled from his back to his tummy with his head fully upright and looking around.

I was shocked! I said to Jonathan, "Did you see that? That was a first!"

Jonathan replied, "Oh, he did that for me yesterday. I thought he'd been doing that already."

Jonathan is certain Christian will be crawling sometime in March. My books suggest the crawling timeframe starts at around six months, so I keep telling Jonathan, "No way ..." However, Christian has very strong legs and if we put him on his stomach, and on a blanket that will give him good traction, he can start pushing himself along a tiny bit. So, he's on his way.

And lastly ... the other day, I noticed a white spot on Christian's gums towards the back the other day. I figured it was maybe just spit or some other oddity, but I gave it a feel and I do believe its a tooth!!! Seems odd that a first tooth would be back there, but who knows! It just might be.

Just fifteen weeks and our little champ is wearing six month clothing, rolling over like crazy, showing the first signs of wanting to crawl, and possibly getting his first tooth!

Pardon me whilst I find a tissue to dab my tears away.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

We Don't Want to Brag, But ...

For two nights in a row, Christian has slept until 5:30am! That tops the night he slept until 4:00am, as reported in the last post.

How about dem apples! :)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a sleeper!

Christian just keeps getting better with sleeping at night - yay!

Last night he went down at close to 8:00pm. He did not wake up needing to eat until 4:00 a.m.! Do the math: that is EIGHT HOURS.

He started stirring prior to 4:00 a.m., but Jonathan quickly soothed him and gave him his new pacifier ... which Christian ended up accepting, for once.

I think we'll keep him. :)