Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Busy, Busy

Who knew that such a little person could keep you so busy?! I'm learning.

We've had a couple of big weeks! Anders turned 2 months old yesterday. He had his 2 month check up and weighed in at 11 pounds! Here are the rest of his stats:

11 pounds--41%
23 1/4 inches long--72% (no surprise there)
15 1/2 inches for his head--43%

He's small and long! And he LOVES to move! This is a video (I don't know why it's sideways) I took this morning and it shows a little of his movement. (The loud noise you hear at the beginning is Haiku shaking and then you can hear her clicking nails on the floor) Earlier in the day he laid on his activity mat and literally just MOVED his limbs for about 45 minutes. Then he took a nap. :)

My parents (Oma & Opa) came for a visit, too. It was great to have them here. I will post pictures from their visit at another time...Oma is the photographer when they are here...

Two other "big" milestones are that Anders has started smiling in response to people. He first did it at my friend Julie's house on October 16. Two of her kids (Josiah--preschool age & Adah--2 1/2) were so cute with him--talking to him and giggling, that he joined right in. The other milestone is that yesterday & today Anders has started grasping onto toys.

OK, so the truth is yesterday I forced him to hold on to a toy by placing it in his hand and then curling his fingers around it--but he did hold on for about 30 seconds. Then, today he grabbed on to a toy on his own and held on for a while multiple times.

The other "event" that is a bit more traumatic--but a rite of passage for parents, I'm told--is that Joel clipped the tip of Anders' finger while cutting his fingernails on Monday. It was awful! Joel felt so badly & I almost felt worse becuase I asked Joel to cut his nails while I was feeding Anders. I won't post a picture because it breaks my heart, but I assure you, it's pretty bad and Anders let us know it.


Flogger said...

You have to hold a digital camera normally rather than turning it on its side when taking videos. That is why the video looks like it does even though you probably shot the video with the camera on its side. No turning videos like one turns photos. Was a great video anyways!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the tip--I'll try it again soon and see how it works!