Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Little Sports Fan

We are planning a trip to Atlanta in November to go see the Redskins play the Falcons, as well as to visit friends and family. The stadium there is indoors, so we are not worried about the elements. As you may know, we are Redskins season ticket holders. We've been contemplating taking Fletch to a home game, mainly because it is an outdoor stadium and we want to avoid baking our child in the sun or turning him into a Popsicle. The weather forecast for Sunday was phenomenal - lower 70s. We decided to take the baby to the game. We dressed him up in his team apparel:Then we made sure he had proper sun protection: Before we left, we had to get a picture of Fletch with Daddy in all their Redskins glory: We used our Ergo baby carrier to tote him around all day. Fletch did great around the crowds and noise. I was actually able to breastfeed him in my seat inconspicuously! It is amazing how portable babies are. We were all exhausted after our long day.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Amazing Fletch

As of today, Fletch has now been sleeping through the night for a full week! I don't know how he figured it out, but it just magically happened. The first night it happened and we woke up in the morning, Atom and I both looked at each other and said, "Did he not wake up last night?" Now Atom can get some normal rest, since he doesn't have to pull middle-of-the-night bottle duty.

Fletch is also mastering his hand-eye coordination. He can find his hands and is becoming a champ at putting them in his mouth to chew on. It may be the reason he stays asleep through the night, since he can self-sooth. Watching him develop is amazing. I'm so glad I get to spend every day with him watching him accomplish these milestones. Here is a video of him chewing on his hands and showing his method of getting them to his mouth:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2 Months - Long and Lean

Fletch had his two month appointment yesterday. He is still growing like a weed. He weighed in at 12 pounds 4 ounces and he is now 23 3/4 inches long. Fletch is long and lean. His percentiles are getting higher and higher (not that those are really even that important). Unfortunately along with the two month appointment came his first round of vaccinations. The first shot only irritated him slightly, but the second shot got his little face beet red and the howling began. It didn't last long once I picked him up. No more poking until his four month appointment, but we also get to talk about starting solid foods at that appointment...EXCITING!