Louie is rocking this baby thing. He can sit up (really tripod, but it's the same thing at this point) for short periods of time, he can do planks and pull himself to all 4's during tummy time, and he's started to eat solids. We were planning on waiting until he was 6 months old, but he is really food motivated (much like Gabby), and kept trying to grab things out of my hands, so we decided to just go for it. We had a bit of a rough start (too much too quickly resulting in not enough coming out the other end), but we've figured it out and are not really happy. I give him pieces of just about anything I'm eating, and he seems to really love muffins and scones. He's also a huge fan of his mesh feeder, his favorites being grapes and apples.
|When he's done, all that's left is the skin.|
We've given him wheat cereal and oatmeal, and of course prunes. The very first thing he got was avocado, since I had some on hand. So far, he's loved everything!
|Gabby feeds herself|
|He likes it|
|Handsome in his high chair|
Speaking of loves, he has really discovered his sister over the past month. He will give her the biggest grins, and loves to sit and watch her while she runs around. Gabby's pretty in love with him too--she doesn't hold him as much, but makes sure to touch and kiss him when she can. She loves to come in with me when he wakes up in the morning and talk to him through the crib bars.
|I love this picture!|
|That baby's funny|
|Mommy, have you seen him?|
Louie doesn't move that much except for scooting around on his belly. He can roll from belly to back, but hasn't figured out the other way yet. I think he's just so heavy (17.2 lbs!) that it's hard for him. I'm not worried--he'll move eventually! He does now have a wider range of sounds; some are more fun than others!
Other random shots:
|Gabby learned how to drive|
|Although she can't steer or work the pedals very well.|
|Louie's in the passenger seat for now.|
Since I last posted, we have had quite the busy time! We had Gabby's best friend Phoebe's birthday, which was low key this time around. They went to Disney, we just hit FairyTale Town and then went to lunch.
|In the park|
|This was my last time using the Moby carrier.|
|Charlotte and Gabby on the big cheese|
|Charlie with the turtle|
|Gabby only goes on the big swing now.|
|Rock star Phoebe|
|Gabby prefers the net|
|Louie in his carrier|
|Phoebe in a cage|
|Ellie on the slide|
|Group shot of 2 of the youngest (and Gabby)|
|Ellie on a box|
|Louie eyeing the bacon|
|Robbie and Ellie reading the cards|
|And mugging for the camera|
Gabby and Brian planted tomatoes and squash in the back yard.
|She roughed it up|
|And covered it with dirt.|
|The hat kills me|
|Filling her watering can|
|And getting Daddy's help|
And lastly, Gabby started swim lessons! She absolutely hates them, but we bribe her with ice cream to get her to go. She has to know how to swim--it's just not safe otherwise. We go to the YMCA, and I'm happy so far.
|In her suit. This was the first day. It was all fun and games until they made her get in the water. She cried the entire lesson. The second day went better--she only cried for half the lesson.|
Here's a video of her jumping in and then "swimming" until a teacher rescues her. I thought I was going in for a minute there, but the instructor was on it.
Bonus: we had hail!