Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

17 March 2011

He's growing SO fast!

DJM reached the four-month milestone during our Ohio travels. While comparing this month’s milestone picture with the three-month milestone pictures, we noticed that he’s wearing the same jeans. Although we had to turn them up last month, they fit him perfectly this month – meaning that he probably grew at least one inch! We'll verify that as well as find out his current weight at his check-up next week...

During the past month and a half, he has become more fun than ever – especially for his big sister! Shortly after turning three months old, he started to enjoy playing with his own hands and trying to grasp objects, including his sister’s fingers – to her great delight!

He chewed on his fingers so much that we thought he might be getting his first teeth. That doesn’t seem to have happened (yet), but he did manage to free his tongue, which had previously been tethered all the way to the tip. He’s enjoying his new-found freedom immensely!

Check out that heart-shaped, tethered tongue! 

Look, Mom! I can stick out my tongue now!

He consistently flashes a big grin whenever a camera is pointed his way.

He jabbers more than ever – and really gets going at times!

He notices a difference between Spanish and English, turning and flashing a smile my way when I address him in Spanish.

He listens intently to music and loves our singing to him – especially on long road trips.

He loves high-contrast patterns – and finds them everywhere! He also loves bright colors.

Daddy's books are especially intriguing...

He started grabbing and even holding his “crinkly” book – just like his sister did when she was about the same age.

Little Elizabeth!

DJM and JellyCat!

He loves to kick his legs and beat on his chest – especially when “splishing and splashing” in the bathtub!

He smiles and laughs more than ever. And as some of our hosts have pointed out to us, he rarely cries! (We’re still trying to believe it!)

Having hiccups or a dirty diaper or being too warm in the car seat do frustrate him. Although he rarely cries, he’s very communicative; he lets us know if something is bothering him. The expressiveness of little people (without words) constantly amazes me!

He consistently takes good naps in his bassinet or car seat, or on beds, or even while reclining in his Boppy Pillow – and he generally wakes up happy (even when he’s hungry!)

He loves church nurseries!

Yes, our Little Man has proven to be a very good traveler (so far) – and we are very thankful!

Sweet Baby Boy!

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