September 30, 2009

4 months

Hey little man,


You are four months and two days old! The time is going by so quickly. You are growing and developing so fast. I miss the little newborn, but I enjoy you so much right now. I love the huge smile you give me every morning and the 30 minutes or so of snuggling we get before I have to go to work. Soon enough, you are going to be on the go from the moment you wake up but for now I can usually convince you to take a little morning cat nap.

Just this week, you have discovered your feet and are very interested in them. You can't quite get them in your mouth but I'm sure that is a matter of time. You still love to clasp your hands together and usually have them that way, then you try to shove both of them in your mouth. You are a very cheap kid, because your favorite toy is a blanket, bib, burb cloth etc... not very interested in real toys :-). You're a drool monster and always want to chew on something...maybe a sign of teething?

I found you this morning sleeping on your belly...I think this has happened a few times, but today I am positive. You rolled over from your back to belly. We have never seen it...just find you like that. After your first day of rolling from belly to back you haven't been very interested in doing that again. I wonder why?

The doctor has us starting you on baby food and that has been fun. You like it ok as long as it doesn't interfere with a bottle feeding. If you are hungry, you want nothing to do with real food and scream until you get your bottle. We have become very good at timing it so your in a happy mood. Your first day of eating peas was a huge success and you ate the whole container! It's funny to watch you because your mouth starts chomping up and down whether there is a spoon in there or not...kind of like a little machine.


Lately you have been throwing huge fits that break my heart. 20 minutes or more of top of your lungs crying with tears and you just stare at me as if to ask why I'm not doing anything. Really! It's not fair. It happens a lot when you are ready for bed but lately it's been very random. The rest of the time you are a happy, smiling baby.

Did I mention that already you would prefer to be sitting or standing, not laying down or cuddled in my arms. You very much want to see what is going on. Your favorite new "piece of furniture" is the bumbo seat. It allows you to sit up on your own and very supported. Oh, and you still hate the swing. Why is that? And you're starting to hate being in the car seat too. The 2 things that are suppose to calm and soothe you. On the other hand, you LOVE laying in your crib and talking to your mobile :-)

4 months old...15 lbs (50 percintile)

Love you Kian!

September 22, 2009

A letter from Grandma

Hello dear grandchildren,

How is the first grade Isabel? Tell me about lunch and what you play, You are such a big girl now. I love you very much.

Little Kian Jacob, you are growing so fast. I love your smile, your beautiful eyes and chubby legs. Looks like they are taking very good care of you. I love you and want so much to hold you and teach you peek-a-boo.

Forever your Ohio Grandmal

September 7, 2009

hi

i love you grandmal and grandpal.

love isabel

**Isabel wrote this all by herself. She asked if she could right something on "her dot com space."
She is convinced the you put a "l" on the end because she pronounces it like grand-mall. :-)

Fun at Lake Las Vegas

Weekend of fun! We went to Lake Las Vegas for Izaac's birthday and got to spend some time in the pool. Kian and Isa loved being in the water. Kian had his first experience going under and seemed a little shocked but didn't protest too much. Can't wait till he is old enough for swim lessons. Isa is a fish. I think she would spend all day, everyday swimming if she could. The non swim video is Kian trying to eat his fists :-). That is what he spends most of the day doing. One of these days he is going to manage to get the whole fist in his mouth, then what is he going to do!


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September 1, 2009

A note from Grandma

Dear Kian,

How handsome you are! I love your beautiful smile and joyful smile.

I am getting Great Grandma a print of this. She will love it also.

Love,
Ohio Grandma


The first 3 months

Hey little man,

I wanted to jot down some thoughts and memories before they escaped me...which some already have.

You have been with us just over 3 months now but it feels like you have been with us always (in a good way). I'm already missing the little newborn baby and all the quirkiness that comes with one. You were so tiny but perfect, a perfect little man. Some of my fondest memories where all the cute sqeaks and sounds you made. Like a doggy squeak toy and a sheep baa-ing. Those sounds are gone, replaced with your new version of talking.

I was also amazed at how when I held you on my chest those first fews days, you moved exactly like you did in my tummy. Now i could identify the parts that caused all those weird sensations. You also love to snuggle up under our chin, almost to the point that it feels like we are going to hurt your soft spot with our chin.

I miss those first few weeks when all we could do was stare at you, for hours upon hours! What did you do today, oh just stared at the baby:-). We snuggled in bed and slept and just got to know each other. I'm hoping you like nap as much as I do. In fact, many people wondered if you ever opened your eyes in that first month. You also raise your eyebrows really high and crack one eye open when you're trying to wake up, just like daddy. It looks like "if I can just raise my brows high enough, maybe my eyes will open."

I also loved your "turtle" look. You had all this extra skin on your neck and when you stretched you head up you looked like a turtle emerging from a shell. Come to think of it, you still have that same stretch.

What else, see so many of the memories are already fading. You still make us laugh with all your grunting when you have to go potty. Just like a guy! In the last few weeks you are able to get your hands in your mouth, and I mean hands. No fingers, no thumb, the whole fist and sometimes both fists. You act like it is the best thing you have ever found. You still like to eat every three hours during the day and have since day 1. You can be sound asleep at 2:59 and wake up screaming for food the next second. A very relaible alarm clock. You attack the bottle like you haven't eaten in days :-).

You are starting to become very aware of your surroundings and want to sit up or stand all the time. Isabel has become one of your favorite people. You are starting to smile so much and love to "talk" with us. You are sleeping about 5-6 hours straight at night but still want that middle of the night snack. And you absolutely LOVE to be outside, even in the 110 degree heat.

I love you little man,

Your mamma.