Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here are the stats:
18 pounds, 14 ounces and 29 and 1/4 inches long.
Of course he's in the low percentile of his age group, still, but he's right on track developmentally and really, at the end of the day, that's what I should be happy about.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I've been trying pretty hard to get a good video of Drew crawling, because in the last few weeks he's become a pro and he's really fast. The problem is that he no longer only wants to crawl. He's discovered the art of "pulling up" on everything and that's all he'll do now. He crawls only to get to something and then he's up. The video above is him playing with his talking teddy bear and then noticing his active table and realizing he can pull up on it. Don't pay any attention to the lady's voice in the background, she sounds like a fool.
The big news of the week is that Drew is getting his first tooth....finally. It's on the bottom in the front of his mouth and it's making him a nonstop water fountain of drool. He's been pretty happy (knock on wood) and other than the drool, the tooth hasn't bothered him much.
This weekend I started giving him some thing new: Yo Baby yogurt. He loves it. I've replaces his morning fruit with the yogert and he's been eating it up like crazy.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I always said I didn't want to be one of those parents that puts their child in front of the television all the time. And I still don't, unless it is educational and even that needs to be in moderation. Since he was about three months old, Drew has watched Baby Einstein videos because they are educational, but lately he's become VERY interested in a new cartoon on the Nickelodeon Jr. channel called Noggin. The show is the Wonder Pets, he's crazy about it. When we turn it on, he screams with delight at the screen. He smiles and stares at the show as if he really is following the storyline, which is all about team work and helping others, and so I'm OK with him watching this, because at least while he's vegging out in front of the tube he's learning a few good qualities.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Drew is on the move now more than ever. Either with his version of crawling or in his walker. This weekend we decided it was time to baby proof the house, which meant a gate, outlet covers, cabinet hooks and putting away anything that little hands can grab. However that still doesn't stop me from pulling a stupid move and endangering Drew. My first big mommy scare since he left the NICU happened on Sunday. I was cleaning the hardwood floor in the livingroom, Mike was outside cutting the grass and Drew was in his walker. I put the cap to the cleaning stuff on the coffee table and started cleaning. Next thing I know I turned around and Drew had the cap in his mouth. My heart sank! I grabbed it, grabbed him and ran to the sink. I started washing his mouth out with water. I called his doctor's exchange and told the nurse what happened. She informed me that he would be fine and just give him a bottle of water and make him drink it. Well, he is fine, but his mom wasn't. I'm better now but I know to be more aware. Little hands can be every where and nothing is safe. Just think how many more times I'll screw up before he's old enough to take care of himself...pretty scary!