Monday, January 30, 2012

Independent Stylist

Emerick has always been super independent, but now he insists most of the time that he not only pick out his outfit, but dress himself from head to toe. I am usually impressed that he not only sort of matches, but he rarely puts a shirt on backwards! The outfit in the photo below is what he chooses to wear most of the time whenever it is clean.


Louis ~ 4 Months

9 days late, but we are finally all on the road to recovery from that nasty virus! Louis is 4 months + 9 days old, or 18 weeks + 5 days today when these snapshots were taken.

At 4 months old Louis is:

17.3 lbs (92%)
26 inches (80%)
43.5 head (97%)

He wears size 3 diapers, and 6-9 or 9 month clothes. He has really started to love sitting in his bumbo and activity saucer. He laughs a lot, especially at his Daddy! He already loves to play with toys and is now a pro at using his hands to bat at, and grab toys and put them in his mouth. He is starting to show interest in table food, so I am thinking at 5 months I may introduce cereal. :-)

Not a huge difference in size from last months snapshot, but I think his blossoming personality really shows in this months photo! He really does have the best personality.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mr. Neb

Louis turned 4 months old on January 21st, but I have yet to take his monthly snapshots because a nasty virus has been running it's course through each member of our family for the past 8 days. It started with Emerick. He was the sickest I have ever seen him. He has always been such a healthy child. He had hand foot and mouth once, and has had only a few colds with a low fever, but never anything that stopped him from playing (and if you know Emerick, you know he plays HARD ALL day!) Poor guy was up every 45 minutes two nights in a row crying un controllably saying "Mama save me!! Help me Mama!" It was the saddest thing ever. James and I both have it - yesterday was my worst day, and the only day I have had a fever. Yesterday was also Louis' 4 month scheduled Dr. visit, and had he not had that appointment anyways, I would have brought him in yesterday because he was SO sick. Yesterday was actually the 3rd day of sickness for Louis, but the first day he seemed bad enough to see the Dr. He was really struggling to breathe and sounded so congested in his chest. The Dr. gave him a nebulizer treatment which seemed to really help. So...we were sent home with our own Neb to use every 4 hours as needed while he is sick.

So for now, here are a couple of photos of Louis doing his breathing treatments. Hopefully in the next week or so we will be all healthy again and I will be posting Louis' 4 month snapshots and his growth stats!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Favorite Toy

Louis already has a favorite toy, Sophie the Giraffe :-) If he is fussing (and not hungry or overly tired) Sophie will calm him down. He loves to hold her and to chew on her.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Just because...

I don't post nearly enough photos on here these days...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blonde Baby?

I've noticed for the past month or so that some new hairs on the top of Louis' head seem to be growing in white! James' brother and sister both had white blonde hair as kids, and our nephew has white blonde hair! This snap of Louis really shows how light his hair is getting! What you can't see from photos is that the back of his hair is quite long, and still several shades darker than the hair on the top of his head. He also has very light eyebrows and eyelashes.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

We partied on New Years Eve at Aunt "Essay" and Uncle Aaron's house. Emerick got to play Guitar Hero, and is now obsessed. The tantrum when we left proved it, and on the ride home he said over and over again "No Mama's house! I wanna rock at Gracie's house!"

Louis stayed up past midnight, proving he knows how to party!