Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Big Day!

Drew rolled from his back to his tummy today!

He can now roll both ways!  Such a big boy!  I am so glad we decided to stop swaddling a few weeks back.  I am sure it's just a matter of time before he is rolling over to find a more comfortable position in his crib.

Such a big boy!

Pictures of eating cereal are coming soon and we are moving on to oatmeal, veggies and fruit!  Big times!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Drew's Life at 4 Months

Drew had his well visit on Monday, 7/12 and things went very well:
  • Drew weighs 17.4 pounds (90th percentile) and is 25 3/4 inches long (90th percentile).
  • The doctor was very happy with all the babbling and shrieking Drew did at his appointment.  It was almost like Drew was telling him his concerns, etc.  It was cute!
  • At his two month appointment, the doctor said we may need to get a helmet for Drew because of his flat spot on the back of his head.  The doctor was prettty sure that, because Drew was breech, one of my uterine muscles was pressing up against this spot on his head, causing it to be more flat than it should be.  Well, I am happy to report that through lots of tummy time and keeping him off the back of his head, the doc was pretty sure Drew would not need a helmet!  Very good news indeed!
  • The doctor gave us the go ahead to try oatmeal and barley.  Drew has tried rice cereal already (more on that later).  And also, he said we could move to stage 1 foods in the next few weeks. 
  • Drew got some of his four month vaccines and did fairly well with them.  I decided to break them up so his little body wouldnt have to process so much so he'll go back in a few weeks for the remainder of the shots.  I hate vaccine day but know how important they are!
What Drew is doing right now:
  • Shrieking.  At the top of his lungs.  At this exact moment, it's one of my favorite noises in the whole wide world.  He gets so happy that he really can't contain himself and he starts shrieking with joy!  I love it!!
  • I am pretty sure Drew is left hand dominant at the moment.  He can take his pacifier and put it into his mouth with his left hand.  He can get it close with his right hand but is much better with the left.  He also has started reaching for things with his left hand as well.  I am a leftie so I am a proud mom!
  • He can transfer items from one hand to the other.
  • He's rolling tummy to back but not back to tummy yet.  He gets close but then rolls back. 
  • Drew has slept the last two nights without the swaddle and has done very well.  I am not sure if that is because he is ready to be unswaddled or if its the generic Tylenol I am giving him before bed because of his vaccines.  Hopefully, it continues!
  • Drew is very happy in the morning and loves to start talking right away.  He's also full of smiles when you get him out of his crib.  Love it!!
  • He is still loving bath time.  He loves to kick those legs and splash the water.  By the time we are done, I am soaked and I LOVE every minute of it!
  • Drew is fascinated with his dog Sonny.  He could stare at her for hours and follows her all around with his eyes.
  • He stil loves to eat but we notice now that he is becoming more distracted with the things going on around him and he's much more interested in that than eating.  Sometimes it's a struggle to get 30 oz in him and other days, he'll be happy to eat 40 oz.
  • He's had rice cereal for about a week now.  Pics coming soon.  I dont think he is thrilled with the taste or the consistency of the cereal but he knows what to do with the spoon.  As soon as we lift it from the bowl, he follows it and opens his mouth.   I cant wait to try other foods with him!
  • His exczema is definitely under control now that we only bathe every other day in water with no bubbles.  Also, the cream is really helping to keep it under control and his spots look a million times better!
Finally, a pic of of the little dude and his multiple chins:

Friday, July 9, 2010

A New Favorite Pic!

This is one of my new favorite pics of the little dude.  My mom has been putting him to sleep on his side and he does love it.  I am trying to figure out if maybe this is causing confusion at night though when he sleeps on his back.  The last few nights, he has been waking up multiple times.  Maybe this is the dreaded 4 month wakeful I have heard so much about?  Hope it passes quickly!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July!

For the fourth of July, we headed to Uncle Jeff's and Aunt Julie's to celebrate!  It was pretty hot and Drew definitely didn't like the heat but he did pretty well.  He loved hanging out with his grandma and grandpa Todd, great grandma and grandpa Shaw, aunt Penny and uncle Richard, and Carol. We didn't get to stay as long as we wanted to but we had fun nonetheless!

Hanging out with grandma Todd:

Playing with grandma and grandpa Todd:

And finally, a family picture.  The little dude was getting a little cranky!

Belly Laughs with Grandma Abela!

ooooh how my grandma Abela makes me laugh!!  Big belly laughs too!

Bath Time in Drew's Big Boy Tub!

Drew just loves bath time and it's a treat for us to watch him!  He gets this very determined look on his face and starts kicking his legs and splashing his arms so that water goes everywhere!  He seriously loves playing in the tub!

Love this smirk:

And finally, here is a video of the little dude tearing it up in the tub!

Four Months Old!!

Drew in his High Chair

He's getting to be such a big boy!!!  We are getting ready to start cereal so we are trying to get Drew used to his high chair both at my house and at grandma's.  He seems to love it.  He likes sitting up so he can see everyone and I definitely think he is ready to eat.  He stares very intently at people eating and when I put a spoon near his mouth, he definitely opens his mouth up to take what is on the spoon.  Hopefully, feeding will go well!

At mommy's house:

At grandma's:

Drew's New Toy: the Exercauser

He's still a little to small for it yet but he is definitely intrigued by it!  I give him another month and he'll be going like crazy in it and discovering all it has to offer!  For now, we have to prop towels around him to keep him from falling over and we're helping him explore but he definitely seems to be enjoying it.

And finally, my handsome boy:

Like Mother, Like Son??

Ever since Drew was born, everyone has commented on how much Drew looks like Steve.  I always thought that he absolutely does.  He's a spitting image of him.  However, I did find my baby book and some of my baby pictures and lo and behold, the kid just may be mine after all!!

Here are our newborn shots!



Our three month shots (where you can really see it)!


I definitely see it!  Even though Drew looks predominately like Steve, it's nice to know that there is a little bit of me in our little dude!

Father's Day!

Steve, Drew and I had a wonderful time celebrating Father's Day.  Steven really wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner so we went and had a yummy meal there.  Drew was a little bit fussy but it ended up working out just fine.  We then headed over to Grandma Abela's so we could celebrate with Grandpa Abela.  

The only picture we took on Father's Day (shame on us!!) is one of me and Drew and Buffalo Wild Wings.  We need to be better taking pictures on holidays for sure!

Cell Phone Pics and Videos: 0-4 Months, cont'd

Here are a few more from the 0-4 month time period:

My auntie and I taking a snooze!

My daddy and I taking a snooze!

Getting ready for the Deadliest Catch premiere:

Definitely 'Heaven Sent':

First almost smile caught on camera:

My auntie IS the best!

First real smile caught on camera!  Grandma Abela made me laugh!

Go Blue!

My little chunker!

Daddy getting me to smile:

Watching World Cup Soccer with my grandpa!

Love those cheeks!

Holding my own bottle!

Great-Nanna feeding me my bottle:

Aunt Melissa bought me this onesie from the real NYC: