Photos at 7 Months

Here you are playing with your sister.  Fun in the tunnel!



This past weekend, just after we returned from Thanksgiving in Fort Mill with Marc et al., you started crawling.  Not that fast or that far, but you are definitely mobile.  No more napping on the bed for you, you’ll have to be restrained in the crib!

You also got your two top front teeth in, which brings you to four.  Each day you get cuter and we love you more.  I personally can’t wait for you to get about 10 months older so you can start talking, what fun!

Our last night in Fort Mill, you awoke crying in a way that really scared us.  You were wheezing and crying, and momma panicked a little, saying "Danielito!" over and over as if trying to awake you from a bad dream or seizure.  I woke Marc and Angela up (2AM), and we all talked about whether or not to take you to the emergency room.  Marc had seen this before, and since you were able to calm down and nurse, we figured it was just a viral thing that you probably caught from Zanis.

You have been getting better over the past few days, but you gave it to your papa, and I am home from work for a few days while I recover. 


Teeth, Crawling, Cousin Zanis

We’ve been so buy, have not had time to post.  However, about three weeks ago, you had your first two teeth come in on the bottom.  The night before they came in, you had an impressive fever, and you were miserable all night.  We gave you tylenol, which helped some.

This past week, you started army crawling around, but you’re still not crawling.

But the fun thing is that you’ve spent time with your primos here in Fort Mill for Thanksgiving.  You and Zanis are the same age, and almost look like brothers.  Cute!


Cute Laughing Boy

You’ve been laughing for a few weeks now, and just this week, you started responding to peekaboo.  Just like Sofia, you are soooo cute!  We love looking at you, and we love making you laugh.  You also like to vocalize by doing a sort of extended yell, and you make a face like you’re concentrating.  You have an intense gaze that makes you look serious and smart (like your papa ;).

My favorite game is in the evenings, when I am changing your diaper on the bed, before mama takes you to breastfeed and put you to bed.  When you are just in your new diaper, with your chest bared, I take off my glasses and slowly move my face down towards yours, looking at you mischeiviously.  You smile a little knowing something is coming.  I then put my mouth over one of your pectoral muscles and gum you while making a "ar ar ar" noise like I’m eating.  You put your head back and laugh, with your big toothless mouth wide open and your eyes squeezed shut.  Then I do the same maneuver on your neck. 

You’re a joy, so much fun, but so different than your sister.  Noisier, more energetic, more demanding!  We love you boy!


Rolling Over, Thumb Sucking

Daniel09_7_2So you’re 4 months old, and you’ve finally hit this set of milestones.  Your sister was sucking her thumb at 2 months, but you’ve been sucking your hand for a while.

We have really been enjoying making you smile and laugh, though your laugh is still subdued because you are so small.  But you are charming.  And everyone says you look like Papa.


First Laughter

Today, you laughed for the first time.  Mama was kissing your neck
while you were giggling.  You have been smiling at us for weeks now,
and are very animated sometimes – you gurgle and coo when we talk to
you.  But tonight, you laughed.  What a treat for both of us.

Sofia was right next to you on the bed, also laughing because I was tickling her.  She loves "tickles."  Right now,  Sofia is sleeping next to me in our big bed, while Mama is trying to put you down.   You are so fussy!  You eat a little, burp a little, sleep a little, then cry.  You are already 12 weeks old, and still only sleeping  5 or 6 hours at night!  But that’s OK, we love you just the same.



Dsc00210_2 Born Thursday, April 27, 2006, 6:36 PM PST, 7 lbs. 7 oz.