Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rolling over for the 1st time - who knew it could be so exciting??

Not I, not until I had a baby. Next comes walking, then college... My, how they grow! ☺

Splish splash! We love to swim!

Peter Ambrose had his first "swim" today! He regarded the clear bluish substance with curiosity, mostly, marveling at its buoyant properties and slightly cold nature. (To the best of his baby abilities, I'm sure.)☺ He seemed to be thinking, "Shouldn't there be baby soap on my bum right about now?" It was 83 degrees and cloudy, which was good for protection from the sun, but not as good for temperature. After about 15 minutes, PA decided he'd had enough and began to whimper a little. But good experience overall! And more to come in the future. ☺

Got prunes? I love wrinkly baby feet. ☺ As always, more pics in the photo gallery!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Peter Ambrose is 3 Months Old Today!

What a fun month! Though he's only just completed the so-called "4th trimester," he seems less and less like a baby and more like a little boy to us.

This month he has reached these milestones:

- his first laugh! (see last blog entry)
- he reaches for toys and puts them in his mouth (more of that to come, I'm sure!)
- he exhibits an obvious recognition of, and preference for Mommy and Daddy
- he's now able to push himself forward with his legs when on his belly

And of course, he is "talking" and smiling more and more, making for some truly precious and memorable moments. As of today, he weighs 12 pounds, 15 ounces.

Yesterday, we bought him a play mat, and he loves it! (pictured above.) He enjoys the visual and tactile stimulation it provides, and Mommy enjoys the time it provides for her to clean the house or read a book. (-:

Peter Ambrose and Mommy have also enjoyed having play dates with other Moms and babies. Friends are the best!!

Happy 3-month Birthday, sweet boy! We love you so very much, more and more as the months pass.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A few firsts... Can you guess what they are?

If your guessed laughing, a cold, and teething, you were correct! You win a prize: kisses from PA. (Redeemable by visit, after he gets over his cold, of course). (-:

On Memorial Day, Peter Ambrose laughed for the first time!! I was making sounds at him, like trilling R's, followed by vowel sounds. He responded by making strange sounds like sharp intakes of breath, and then he let out a cackle. Talk about liquid sunshine! Love that boy.

... and yesterday, a not-so-fun first: Peter Ambrose caught his first cold. But luckily, it seems to be just a cold - no fever or other unpleasant symptoms. He's in great spirits despite his nasty cough, smiley and playing like normal. He also wore his CU onesie and booties to commemorate Daddy's first day of Summer teaching. (See above pic) (-:

Oh, and we think PA is already teething... (yep!) It's not completely out of the blue - many a Stevens began teething around 2 months of age, as it turns out. Thus, his new favorite activities are drooling and fist-eating. (-:

And just for fun, here are a few more pics from this week...

Baby Big-Legs... lol

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fun-filled weekend!

This weekend was special for a few reasons: My cousin, Brooke, graduated from high school, Peter Ambrose got to meet his great-grandmother (my Granny) for the first time, and we placed membership at our church here in Boulder!

Brooke, newly graduated, holds Peter Ambrose.

Meeting his great-grandmother for the first time. (As always, more pics in the photo gallery!)

I love this little outfit; he looks like such a little man. It was given to him by (who else!) his great-grandmother.

We placed membership at the First Congregational Church here in Boulder. As new members, we all 3 wore name tags. I think Peter Ambrose found the location of his name tag particularly objectionable. I love that face. (-:

Photo caption: "Off! Off! GET IT OFF ME!"

Hope you all had a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yay for fun milestones!

Peter Ambrose hit a really fun milestone today, one which makes me really look forward to the days and months ahead - the ability to anticipate things! I regret not being able to capture this on video, but I got a picture of him squealing with delight, as he watches Daddy's face approach his, increasing the pitch and frequency of his voice to build the suspense. After Rick did it a few times, PA recognized the pattern and got more excited each time. Fun fun fun.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Month 2 checkup

Today was Peter Ambrose's Month 2 checkup, and everything's looking good! And since I didn't get around to announcing his weight and measurements from his Month 1 checkup, here are both -

Month 1

Weight: 9 lbs, 1 oz (just under 50th percentile)
Height: 21.4" (50th percentile)
Head Circ: 15.1" (just over 50th percentile)

Month 2

Weight: 11 lbs, 3 oz (50th percentile)
Height: 23 3/4" (90th percentile!)
Head Circ: 15 1/2" (50th percentile)

So, it looks like he may have the Stevens tall genes after all!

And, after much deliberation, we did decide to go ahead and do the full round of vaccinations. He cried a little, but not much at all. The nurse said to him, "You're the kind of baby that gets you siblings!" He really is an easy baby so far. (And more importantly, healthy!)
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