Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rolly Polly Lucas

When Lucas had his 4 month check up, back in October, his doctor asked me all sorts of questions about his development. Does he coo, does he grasp toys with his hands, does he eat well, and so one. She also asked if he could roll over. Just as I said no, Lucas rolled over. I was shocked! He had never done that before, and there he was, performing for his doctor. Now, oh, 3 months later, I am FINALLY posting a video of him rolling over. He is so close to crawling. He pushes up with his hands and is now starting to get on his knees. I guess the video can show you better than me!

Lucas just had his 6 month check up a couple weeks ago, and poor kid! I was starving him! Since I had my tonsils out, his feeding has been a bit off, and apparently I was only feeding him half as much as I should be, and that was after I doubled what I was feeding him a month and a half ago! Needless to say, he didn't really grow between his 4 month and 6 month check ups. He is also a MUCH happier kid than he was 2 weeks ago! This kid is happy and smiling as long as he is well fed(like any man, I guess!) and well rested. And now that he is getting enough to eat, he is both of those things. During his hungry phase, he would wake up every hour at night, but now I almost have him back to sleeping through the night. I feel so bad for starving the poor kid, but I am glad that he is so resilient, good natured, wont remember this part of his life, and that he is no worse for the wear!

Thanks Mom!

The week before Christmas we went to Illinois to visit my sister and her family. My mom sent a package of bearenwaka( yes I know it is a weird name, but it is also delicious!) to my sisters house for us to share. Well, as reliable as the mail is(yes that is a little bit of sarcasm) the package did not arrive before we left Illinois. But, being the fantastic mother my mom is, she just sent me my own package. And because the post office only had one size of mailer boxes available, she decided to stuff it full of all sorts of goodies. For me, there was a loaf of bearenwaka, a loaf of REAL California oranges and a loaf of sourdough bread(you just can't get good sourdough outside of California!) and some extra filling for the bearenwaka so I could make another loaf. These of course, are to be shared with Jordan and Clara(sorry Lucas, none for you yet!) However, I couldn't help but hoard the goods for a few minutes!My mom also included (if for no other reason than to weigh down the box) a bunch of her old jewelry for Clara. Oh my, was that little girl in heaven! In fact, it has been a couple of days since we have received the package and she still insists on wearing at least one, if not all, of the necklaces at any given moment.

Don't you just love her cheesey smile?(Sometimes I secretly wish I could just get her to smile nicely, but this is so Clara, and since I love her tons, I can't help but love her cheesey smile!)
And here she is examining each necklace. Boy does she love these!
So, thank you mom for making this week taste like Christmas with all the treats! And thank you for making Clara's week with the jewelry!