Friday, October 31, 2008
Rice Cereal: Day 3. We think he likes it. :)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Our little man...and we mean little man now...has turned 4 months old. Yesterday was such a fun filled day, I was just too tired to do this post last night! More pictures to come on that another time.
Kenny especially, has loved being home and getting to spend a lot of quality time with Charlie, even though he can't care for him, he still can read to him, sing and do other sorts of fun things!
In the last month, Charlie has again amazed us with new things:
** He rolled over from back to tummy and continues to get quicker at it each day.
**Rolling over means that his neck/head control while on his tummy has improved GREATLY (see photo above) and he's looking like a little boy now!
**Yesterday, he rolled over in a crib and scared Mommy because he was sleeping on his tummy...so she flipped him. And yes...he was in Gwen's crib when he did it!
**He loves to smile at people, as long as he's not overwhelmed by the activity going on around him.
**He's very alert and loves to take in everything around him.
**Mommy thinks he's ready for cereal because he has such a big appetite and we HOPE the doctor gives us the ok today for that!
**He is much better at going down for a nap on his own, in his crib or packnplay. Naps aren't on a schedule yet...but generally he naps anywhere from 3-5 hours a day.
**LOVES to get a story read to him. He looks at the pictures and tries to turn the pages and play with the book.
**Started daycare, 3 days a week. So far, he loves Ms. Jeanne's house and his new friends. He smiles each morning when we get there and he sees her.
**Seems to be growing out of 3-6 month clothes pretty quickly...I see 6-9 month clothing in his future soon!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We saw Kenny's neurosurgeon on Thursday last week and he gave Kenny the go ahead to do many things.
1. No therapy required! He thought Kenny was getting around fine on his own.
2. He can start driving. He was supposed to try it out with me first, a short trip somewhere to make sure he was comfortable. BUT Friday when I got home from work, Kenny was smiling. I asked what he was up to and he said he took a ride to Walgreens (literally in our neighborhood -- no driving on major roads required). I scolded him, but he swore he didn't get over 25 mph and he said he did fine...."it's like riding a bike." I was concerned since it had been 7 weeks since he had driven, but I've since let him drive more and haven't been with him. I guess he's ok.
3. He gets to go back to work in 3 weeks. Light duty for the first 3 weeks of work...but by the beginning of December he will be fully back without restrictions! Hooray!!
4. Don't come back for 6 months for an MRI and follow up with the neurosurgeon!
And probably the best part of the appointment was the effect that Charlie had on Dr. Chandler. See, he's a very serious guy...a quality you WANT in the guy that's working on your brain. As I've spent much time with him in the last 7 weeks, I've seen him smile, but typically, he is all business. That doesn't bother me, because we've had our moments where we've connected on a doctor to family member basis when he looks at me and kind of smiles like "you are understanding all this neurosurgery stuff" after I've asked a question or commented on something he has asked.
So, to see him meet Charlie for the first time and GRIN at him and baby talk to him was priceless! As he was walking us to another room in the office, he even stopped, turned around to look at Charlie in the stroller and talk to him more! It was so fun to see a great, smart, fantastic doctor that we have SO MUCH respect for interact with our son. It was kind of like he saw, in person, what Kenny was fighting so much to get home for...and helped him see how worth it is was that he worked so hard to make Kenny well again.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday we went down to have breakfast with Cousin Megan, Uncle Jim and Grandma. We also got to see Cousin Lauren before she left for work and went back to Grandma and Grandpa's later to see Grandpa. Grandma had a nice blanket on the floor for Charlie and a great toy for him to play with.
And Sunday, we had Grammy and Pops and Uncle Ted over for lunch and a mini celebration of Grammy's birthday. We tried and tried to get Charlie to perform his rolling over trick...but he couldn't quite make it.So he took a break on the couch with Pops.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Well, I forgot to take a picture of him yesterday ready for daycare, when he officially started, but this is from this morning. So cute!! He loved it yesterday, shared lots of smiles with Ms. Jeanne and met the other kids and Riley the dog.
Note --- the adorable sweater he is wearing is a baby gift from my coworker Liz and I'm so excited he can wear it now! He looks so cute in it!
Charlie with a sign
Touching Trucks can wear a kid out!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Charlie and Daddy hanging out...watching the NASCAR race on Sunday.
Sleeping Charlie...so sweet!
Tummy time is NOT Charlie's thing at all. He has great neck/head control when being held, but HATES to lay on his tummy and lift his head. We make him every day, but he hates it. This is his attempt today...he CAN lift his head and hold it...he just doesn't like to!