Sunday, April 6, 2008

A tooth is born

Alex has been fussy for what seems like forever, but the last 2-3 weeks have been extra trying... he was very fussy this past week, and today after his fourthmeal, I gave him a mesh feeder with some chopped up apples in it.  He was chew, chew, chewing away and finally got tired of it, so I stuck my finger in his mouth to see if anything had changed, and lo and behold, my finger was met with a sharp little tooth!  It's barely showing but there's no doubt that it has erupted! I don't know why, but it made me really excited. 

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Today Alex fed himself 3 oz of bottle while doing hip thrusts and grunting.  It was pretty funny... and it's the first time that he's really truly fed himself.  He also stayed occupied doing this for a very long time - probably at least 10 minutes - a long time for him to be rolling around on the bed entertaining himself without fussing.  He is also getting pretty good at crawling, although it's backwards most of the time.  He can move a few feet now going backwards.  I put his binky out of his reach just slightly and he got up on his hands and knees trying to get at it.  As soon as he almost touched it, he would start crawling backward.  He can't figure out the forward thing yet; for right now he's stuck in reverse.