Friday, February 7, 2014

Milestones

Life goes on, especially for our little Frederick! He is growing and developing so fast. I was at a baby shower last night and saw a tiny 4 week old and I got to see in real time all the changes that can happen in just 3 weeks.

He is awake a lot more during the day and holds his head up really well. He loves to be held up right. Sometimes it is like a magic button.  He could be laying down in your arms, crying and if you just put both your hands under his armpits so he's sitting up his eyelids will start to droop and within seconds he could be fast asleep. 

And the best part is he's smiling! I've noticed him trying to smile more in the past two weeks but it was just three days ago that I knew for sure his smiles were directed at me. So fun!! This is how he looks when we are trying to get him to smile: 


And here is his smile:

I got my first 4 hour chunk of sleep 2 nights ago!! Amazing. It's because I went to bed at 9:30 PM since Chris was already fast asleep due to his sore throat. He's actually had a pretty bad sore throat for the past couple of days and has needed to get lots of sleep. We don't know if it's from the radiation or if it's from a cold that has been going around our house the past week. Blessedly, there are only three more days of radiation so if that was the culprit then at least it is almost finished.

Frederick is the love of Charlie's life.  He is CONSTANTLY asking to hold him or burp him or carry him. It doesn't even matter if Frederick is crying. One time Frederick was due for a feeding, and Charlie asked to hold him. I said "you can hold him after I'm done feeding him." But Charlie said he wanted to hold him BEFORE he was fed because he wanted to put Frederick to sleep (meaning he wanted to calm Frederick down) and then I could feed him. Frederick could be crying and crying in Charlie's arms and Charlie will just say, "it's okay, it's okay" over and over again in a patient voice. 


Gwen and Alec love him too and enjoy holding him and kissing him ( well mostly Gwen gives the kisses).  Alec will drop whatever he's doing and run over to me if  there is a chance that Frederick might have smiled. Gwen loves to dote on Frederick too. She'll stroke his head and lovingly croon 'baby cutie pie' or 'baby cutie' or 'baby Freddy.'


5 comments:

Amy said...

Aaahhhhhhh!

dixie said...

We can see who the center of your home is. Cute baby Frederick. Love the pictures.

Chelsea said...

So cute :)

merilee said...

So sweet! Your kids are really loving and seem to connected to each other. I love that!

Amy said...

That is one darling baby!