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Friday, May 4, 2007

Smiley baby!!

Connor is getting cuter by the day! I looked at an very early picture of him and think he's filled out quite a bit. When he was born he was a scrawny and long little baby. Not skinny, but for his length there wasn't a lot of meat on him. He's been eating well and often, and it seems to suit him.

He's also getting a lot more fun, although he has trouble being content when he's awake unless you're actively doing something interactive with him. If he's awake, you usually have to hold the pacifier in his mouth, hold him, pat him, sing to him, stand up, sway with him, and rock him slightly. All at once. This is definitely not something I've mastered, but amazingly Andrea can do it. She stands and holds him sideways across her body, puts her chin on his pacifier, pats him with one hand, supports and rocks him with her other, all while singing to him. If you don't do it just right, he'll let you know. I have no illusions that he's been happy with my performance so far, but I'm working on it. Maybe it's because I have been singing "U and dat" by E-40 and T-Pain instead of nursery songs. I can't help it, it's catchy... (U and Dat video) Actually, I think he likes that song, I think I don't do the rest of the complicated baby dance very well.

A couple times a day he'll get into a talkative mood. It's amazing how these few moments of the day can make all the work worth it. He'll go for about 15 minutes or so, cooing and smiling at you. He definitely locks on with his eyes and watches you, and he definitely enjoys himself.

Also, wanted to thank Grandma Vernon for helping out with Connor last week. It was Andrea's first week back to work, and it was a big help having Grandma here to help!


alice v said...

these smiley pictures are priceless, Connor looks so bright! I really enjoyed seeing him last week - wish I can do it more often. Grammy Alice

alice v said...

I love these smiley pictures. Grammy Alice