Doing Pull Ups

Today was a big development day for Wes. He’s also learned how to pull himself up using an inanimate object (not mom and dad’s hands). Sorry for the video angle on this – I was self-shooting and had to use the diaper pail as a tripod.  He is using the changing table drawers as leverage and I’m holding the drawers shut while he pulls on the handles. Enjoy!

The Wanderer

I now have officially lost the ability to put Wesley down, walk away, and return to find him in the same spot. We have often said, “How in the world did you get there?” Well, now I have an answer to that, in video form. Though he’s not actually crawling yet, he’s dangerously close to it. In fact, yesterday he crawled about 2 feet at my friend Juliana’s house.  But, this video shows his ability to get anywhere he wants, even without crawling.

Milestones

Who knew that I’d ever be excited to see a baby lick something? Certainly not me. Well, I thought I’d go ahead and catch you all up on what Wesley has learned to do during his short life. It’s crazy that this little person, who was such a blank slate just 6 weeks ago and who really could do little more than spasm, eat and poop, now has his own little personality and abilities.

I have been keeping a calendar called “Baby’s First Year” and I am writing pretty much EVERYTHING on it. So, here are the big milestones:
First smile – April 4 (9 days old)
Reaching out and batting things – April 15 (2 weeks, 6 days)
Holding head with control – April 17 (3 weeks, 1 day)
Copying facial expressions – April 19 (3 weeks, 3 days)
Tracking objects with eyes – April 21 (3 weeks, 5 days)
Can roll from front to back – April 25 (4 weeks, 2 days)
Discovered tongue and started licking things – May 6 (5 weeks, 6 days)

Yep, we’re on our way to Harvard by the looks of things.

1 Month!

Can you believe that a whole month has passed since Wesley entered this world? Well, I don’t care if you can believe it – it has passed! And now, we officially have a one month old son.  He’s grown so much – a whole 2 pounds and 3 ounces, not to mention 2 inches in height and 1 3/4 inches in head circumference – and he’s already developing his own little personality.  He’s much more vocal these days, both in a good and bad way. And his cheeks are much chubbier.

We’ve decided to take a photo of little Wes once a month on the 26th (in addition to the millions of other photos on every other day of the month). What makes this photo special is that he will wear the same outfit and sit on the same chair each time. Soon, we’ll have a photo journal of his growth over the year. By the way, he’s wearing a 12 month onesie, and it didn’t actually look that big on him. I’m a little worried that he won’t be able to wear that same one for all 12 months. 

Oh, and for this particular month, Wesley is demonstrating his “sad” face. And so, without further ado, here is month 1: