It’s been a while since we have had a baby James update. He will be four months old this coming weekend – how time does fly!! And he is already an over achiever on many fronts.
We estimate his weight to be 16-17 pounds and he is 26-27 inches long! He chats (when not sucking on his paci*) and says something that sounds an awful lot like “Ma” which pleases me to no end.
He is very expressive with his HUGE smiles and twinkling massive blue eyes.
He even has hints of a dimple. James laughs, although not that often yet.
He will hold your hand, well finger, and grab long hair.
He rolls every which way and has the most adorable tummy posture, which I have dubbed “up periscope” cause well, that’s what it looks like to me (see the picture with the hat above).
[if I can figure out how to load a video clip here, you’ll get to see him]
He is even sitting up (you have to place him in the seated position – but he can hold it for over a minute!).
My girlfriends warned me that I’d go stir crazy in the beginning during those weeks we were inclined to stay home to keep him germ free. But I must confess, I loved those weeks and am still operating on hibernate mode as often as possible. I don’t mean to be anti-social, but I am so in love with being James’s mom and I just love holding him while he sleeps, nursing him, snuggling him, and watching his every move.
I’m told that I should enjoy these moments, cause I won’t catch as many of them with a #2 or #3 (because I’ll be trying to keep pace with James of course)…so I am just relishing each moment and neglecting my friends (sorry!), my house (yes, the Christmas tree is still up – but I closed the curtains and turned the lights off so my neighbors won’t think me a freak!), and blogging (but I do Facebook updates, which I plan to use as reminders when building James’s baby book).
There is so much more to say, but he just woke up from his nap and is squeaking in his crib. Gotta run!
Update: James never ceases to amaze me. I went to give him a bottle tonight (his appetite exceeded what was immediately available) and my big boy just reached up, put his hands firmly on either side of the bottle and pulled it into his mouth. Um, hello, who taught you that? He maybe has 4 bottles a week…his tricks just never seem to end!
* On the paci…James actually prefers his hand – not thumb, or fingers, but the whole hand…to the point where he gags himself and throws up. He was coming dangerously close to bulimic baby status, so we opted to try to addict him to the paci. We’re having mixed results but we have cut way down on the purging. 🙂
I also didn’t get to gush earlier about how generally happy our boy is. He is just so calm and content. We are truly blessed to have such a good little sleeper, and eater with a sweet demeanor. (There are exceptions, of course, like this afternoon when he was unhappy about something – though I don’t know what. But after a good nap, he was right back to his happy-go-lucky little self.)
I’ll stop writing for today, but can’t promise not to gush in another post. I do hope I can figure out why the video won’t upload…it’s cute (at least to me) and it’s always a good pick me up if you’re having a bad day.