Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lost &Found

I cannot believe Baby Whit is more than a month old.  Where does the time go?

Instead of the boring week by week developmental milestones, I've decided to put a little flair into the blog.  This update: Lost & Found.

Lost:  Hair! Baby Whit is starting to lose his hair - between the thinning on top, receding hairline, and the newly *found* chubby belly, he's starting to resemble some of his male family members rather closely (I'm not mentioning any names!)

Also lost by Mom - some of the baby weight! Although I'm far from ready for my post-pregnancy OK! Magazine photo shoot, I'm officially back in pants that button.  It's a wonderful feeling.

Found: So many things have been found over the last 2 weeks. Whit found his thumb (I definitely have a thumb-sucker on my hands) along with his hands and arms which he now bats at our faces or any other object placed directly in front of him.  He's also found his voice this week although he has not gained full control over it.  He knows that he can make sounds and tries very hard to make them on demand. We are starting to find a bit of a schedule- life is still somewhat unpredictable, but I can count on Whit to sleep 2 long blocks of 4-5 hours at night and to have a long morning and long afternoon nap everyday.  Physically, Whit has found another pound or so and at least 1/2 - 1 inch of length. Sadly, we can no longer fit into many of the adorable 0-3 month baby clothes but that does mean that we get an entirely new wardrobe to try out in 3-6 month sizes! (Should I be concerned that my 1 month old baby can fit solidly into 3 month clothing?)  And perhaps the most fun thing that we've found just recently is the ability to smile.  If you can catch him during his most alert 'fun' time in the mid-morning, you may be lucky enough to get a wry half-smile or a full on grin with dimples.

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