Thursday, February 28, 2013

The things she says

Madelyn often surprises me with the things she comes up with.  Here are a couple recent ones that have been memorable.

We were at a Babies R Us when Madelyn suddenly had to use the bathroom...I guess it is pretty sudden when you are not quite 3.  Sometimes she tends to be a little squirrelly when on an adult size toilet so I cautioned her to be careful and sit still.  She looked at me and said that she agreed she needed to be careful because otherwise someone might come in and flush her down the toilet.  (I did clarify with her that no one would flush her down the toilet and my concerns were more along the lines of her falling and getting her clothes wet.)

Last week when we were having dinner out with my parents Madelyn was observing to my dad that Evan was looking around a lot at things.  She said "his head goes around and the earth goes around the sun..."  Although not a perfect comparison I was nonetheless impressed by her use of simile.

Last year Madelyn was pretty distressed during the fireworks on the 4th of July and so at the time we assured her that fireworks would not come again until after Daddy's birthday (which is the 3rd).  Today we were talking about her birthday since it is coming up and she wanted to know whose birthday would be next.  I let her know that Daddy's birthday would be next and she immediately got upset and said "I don't like fireworks!"  Evidently we need to make sure we only tell her things we want her to remember...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Four Month Update

On February 5th Evan was 4 months old!

Our laptop is on the fritz so I can't currently get to my photos to upload and although I love my iPad, writing a blog post on it is more challenging so I am going to keep this short :)

Evan's stats:
Length: 25 1/2 inches (70th percentile)
Weight: 13 lbs 10oz (20th percentile)
Head Circumference: 16 inches (20th percentile)

Evan has become a very social baby, cooing and vocalizing most of his awake time, and smiling whenever he is interacted with,  He has continued to be a very happy baby and loves to watch his sister in whatever she is doing.  Evan is becoming more sturdy every day and if given his choice prefers to be standing with some stabilization.  He has also started rolling over so tummy time doesn't happen very often any more since he just rolls over :). So far he hasn't rolled from back to front, but it is probably on the horizon.  He really likes his bouncy seat, but is not all that interested in the playmat or swing which is a big contrast from Madelyn at this age.  He is also starting to show signs on teething and has some telltale white bumps below the surface of his gums.  Consequently he is putting everything he can get into his mouth, a tedtament to his improved hand/eye coordination.  He likes toys, particularly rattles and teething toys.  He frequently laughs when he is being interacted with...sometimes Madelyn asks why he is laughing at her sice she doesn't necessarily think it is a laughing situation.

The only hiccup we have had is that Evan currently has a mild case of RSV, but he has not had breathing trouble and we are hoping he will be on the mend soon.  He definitely shows a dislike for the nasal saline when I squirt it up his nose :(

All in all it has been a lot of fun to see him grow and change these last few months!