Logan is officially a sitter!! He can now sit for as long as he wants to, then he can let himself down onto the floor (not always so gracefully, but it works).
Also, he is meeting some of his OT goals while sitting. He shakes rattles, picks up toys while sitting, can hold two toys at once, and even bangs his toys against stuff! He's also responding consistently to his name and is much more alert of his surroundings. He makes eye contact with everyone! It has been a great month for him!
I was very discouraged for most of the winter because he just wasn't making any progress, but now he is changing so much I can hardly keep up!
Right now he is working on getting up on all fours. He's trying often and is doing it a few times a day for just a second or two at a time. We're beginning to feel like his personal cheerleaders!
Logan's personality has really been coming through lately and he is beginning to be a lot more smiley! I love it! I have been waiting so long to see this side of him. He always wakes up in a great mood. Here are some pictures of him as he was waking up this afternoon.
Also, today he was really trying to get up on all fours! He did it once and his belly was more than an inch off the floor!! YAY!
Baby number three is on its way! Yes, we are pregnant...12 weeks tomorrow. I'm totally overwhelmed with the thought of it one minute, but then the next I am just completely excited. I'm overwhelmed with the thought of adding a third and Logan adds an extra twist to the situation, but with Logan doing so well, I think that it should all go very smoothly. I'm excited that Logan will have a sibling close to his age who will push him to meet his goals and of course to play with. Devin is really excited as well, but I regret telling him this early because he just doesn't understand how long he is going to have to wait to meet his new brother or sister. I'm feeling awful and can't wait to be through my first trimester and done with the all day nausea. I've had two ultrasounds so far and the baby looks to be doing well. I've been really worried so far. First, about miscarrying, (having miscarried twice before) then of course about the health of the baby, but those fears are slowly getting better with each day. I know I will never completely stop worrying, but it eases my mind to know everything is good so far. Oh, and we are due October 10th (Brett Favre's birthday and my husband's cousin Brett's birthday! Funny!) No, we will not be naming the baby Brett or Favre. Sorry Packer fans.
Logan's rolls have not disappeared, but he's not gaining weight like he did his first 8 months of life. That's ok, because I can hardly carry him at his current weight (23-24 pounds??). I will be very sad when he loses the roles.
Friday, 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. This day was chosen because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of chromosome number 21. This year the theme for March 21, 2008 is "Aim High Enough", to continue creating awareness about Down syndrome and promote acceptance of diversity.
I love to shake toys, roll really fast, jump (and glide) in my jumperoo, pick up toys while I'm sitting, look at myself in my musical mirror toy, and cuddle with my Mommy and Daddy. My Mommy says I'm a wonderful baby because I never cry, I love to sleep and because I say MaMa! She also loves that I will finally take a bottle, even though I don't want to. She is SO proud of me!
Yesterday, we tried out a new indoor place to play. Yes, we got out again and it was GREAT! Monkey Joe's had fun inflatables and I think I had as much fun as Devin! I can't wait until Logan can enjoy playing too! The slides were so fast...it felt like they put some kind of grease on them to make them fast. It probably sounds strange, but it made the slides a blast. I have been on other inflatable slides that are too slow and that makes them no fun at all.
Here are some pictures. Devin played for almost 4 hours and was REALLY worn out by then. He was ready to leave, but wants to go back soon!
I started to take this picture when he was at the top.
This one was our favorite (it was a great workout!). You can see us if you click on the picture.
This morning Logan's first tooth broke through! It's one of the bottom middle ones. He's being shy about showing it off, but I will keep trying to get a picture. He has been drooling and chewing a lot lately so that all makes sense now, but I was not expecting it this soon!
I have always loved Baby Legs, but they seemed to be a thing for girls only....until I found out they are for boys too! They will be great for when Logan starts crawling and they definitely make diaper changes easy.
In February, we were at a friend's house and Devin was a little bored (no toys to play with) so I said, "If you had a trombone, Devin would be occupied all night!" I was completely just joking around, but they really had a trombone! And I was right about Devin. He played it for about 4 hours straight and hasn't stopped talking about it since. Now, he would like me to get him his own trombone. (If anyone out there has a trombone, or any instrument you will never play again, we would happily take it off your hands.)
Logan has been babbling a lot more lately and his new thing is saying "Ma Ma"!! His Dad is not so happy about this, but I always told him my next baby would say Ma Ma first. When Devin was Logan's age everything was "DaDa", so it was definitely my turn!
Ok...I can't take it anymore...when is the snow going to melt??
I need spring in the worst way. I can no longer find ways to occupy the kids inside. I am dying to take a walk, go to the park, play in the backyard! It doesn't help when Devin asks everyday when the grass is coming back and every time the sun shines he thinks it's warm and wants to go out. I am even having a hard time posting because each day is just like the last, stuck inside!
I guess we do get out once in a great while!....I will post some pics of when we've gotten out recently.
A mall trip to Build A Bear. It was Devin's first time and it was the perfect winter activity for a three year old. Meet "Tiny" the Monkey.
A trip to the Children's Museum...I wish it was closer...then I would purchase a year membership and go every week. Devin the crane operator and Logan enjoying the baby area.