Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Week of Firsts...

Charlie is doing great! He is days away from being 5 months old, which is very hard to believe. At his 4 month check-up, he was 15lbs 7oz and 26 inches long. He has always had a personality, but it really is getting fun to watch him become more social and watch him react to sounds, touches and games. The greatest thing is hearing all the new sounds he can make and recognizing the sounds he is beginning to repeat throughout the day. He is a happy, happy baby!
Sleep is amazing! Charlie is now going to bed around 7:30pm and we wake him up at 7:30am. Every once in awhile we have a 2am or 3 am wake up call, but I am not complaining! Naps are still a work in progress but for the most part he takes a 9am nap, a 1pm nap and most days a small late afternoon nap. The length of naps is never the same, but we are getting there.
This past week, we started Charlie on a small amount of cereal. We are merely doing this to practice with the spoon and slowly introduce food into his day. Right now, he gets a few bites with his late afternoon meal. Below is a video of his very first taste of cereal. The facial expressions are priceless.
Our other first this week is that we have rolled over! I have been so concerned over the past month that he hasn't done this yet and finally we can! Charlie has always hated being on his stomach and I am not a fan of letting him scream, so I don't force the issue. This week we have been able to have longer tummy time sessions and all of a sudden he is rolling! He can also roll from side to side on his back, so maybe we will be rolling both ways soon! It is very exciting (and scary) to think this means we are getting close to our little man being mobile.
Everything else is great. We are headed into a VERY busy September. My mom is coming to visit, U2 concert at Soldier Field, Bob's birthday (19th), a trip to Upstate NY for Bob's cousin's wedding, a trip to Boston for a BC crew fundraiser and football game, and hopefully Charlie's first Cubs game. I hope to remember to take plenty of pictures and should have lots to share next month.
(WARNING - I have a very annoying voice on video!)

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