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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Six months

WE LOVE OUR SON!! No really, he's pretty much amazing. He makes us smile and laugh a million times a day. We couldn't be prouder. At his six month check up he was 16 lbs. 11 oz. (38th percentile), 26 1/2 in. (54th percentile), and his head was 17 1/2 inches (71st percentile). Brian was concerned that his weight was below average, especially considering our builds. But I reminded him that Marcus NEVER stops moving. That kid must burn a million calories a day! This is what he is up to this month;
- He is a rolling maniac, and rolls across the room before you even know what's happened.
- He loves rice cereal and squash, and loves drinking out of cups
- He is becoming more and more independent every day and he is not shy about telling you if he doesn't like something.
- He has a hilariously expressive face and is so much fun to watch.

- He waves, but never when we want him to
- We, and others, agree that he says hi, mim (mom), and da (dad)
- He loves the cat and dog and wants to watch them and touch them as much as possible. (thank goodness they are patient about him pulling on their fur)
- He sits up really well, after we have put him up
- He scoots around and turns himself in circles, and daycare considers him "mobile"
- He is trying to crawl and to pull himself up on things  and gets pretty frustrated when he can't do it.
- He thinks his feet are incredibly delicious
- He is good natured and sleeps like a champ

That's all for now, but I will try to do a post before seven months, I promise! I will finish with our favorite family photo. Once again, Fotofly did a great job!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Five months

Yes, I am a bad mother and I did no post for 4 months. But I am back to school and life is busy! Now you just get to hear about lots and lots of new tricks, and many things that have happened:

-Marcus rolls around like a maniac; front to back, back to front, and all over the place! One downfall of this is that he now prefers to sleep on his stomach, which makes his parents nervous!

- He loves toys, books, and songs, and is fun to play and interact with.
- He spits up a lot less, and burps mostly on his own. That may sound weird to you, but is fabulous to us.
- He will sometimes reach for people he wants.
- I took Marcus swimming for his first time Labor Day weekend with his Grandma Kristl and Auntie Michelle and he loved it.

- He will give big slobbery open-mouthed kisses.
- He had his first cold and came through it really well. He's such a sweet boy.
- He is getting more and more personality everyday and will tell you,  loudly,  if he doesn't like something.
- He is doing incredibly well at daycare and has charmed everyone!
- He tried rice cereal and bananas and didn't like either one. We'll try them again in a little while.

- He still loves to cuddle, but also wants time to be put down so he can play on his own.
- He loves to put his hands on the cheeks of the person who is holding him. It's incredibly sweet.
- When you are drinking water, he grabs the cup so he can drink some too.
- He's a pro with his hands and will grab anything that he wants, and he is pretty fast and strong.
- He loves to suck on his fingers, much to our dismay.
- He sleeps from 9pm to 6am most nights without a peep.
- He talks and talks to anyone who will listen.
- He tries to watch any TV that is on around him, and we really have to work hard to keep him away from it.
- He's getting very close to being able to sit up on his own.
- He scoots on his toes and will probably be crawling soon.
- He loves his feet and grabs them all the time. He often chews on his toes.
 He is such an amazing boy and we are SO blessed to have him. I can't help but smile every time I look at him. I will try my best to post at 6 months. He will get measured and weighed again then, and we can't wait to find out how much he has grown.