Monday, October 19, 2009

Another New Walker, Some Cruising and a Healthy Chunky Baby!

Yet another new walker! This was brought last Friday as an experiment, just to see how close Joey was to reaching this level of walker, not really expecting much at all. Well, he surprised us all, check it out:

I think we've reached the end of the line with walkers, which is great news! Not to say Joey doesn't need one anymore, but I just mean that there really isn't another one for him to "graduate" to after this. We've gone from a very supportive walker to one with almost no support at all. The "walking wings" that we're using around Joey's chest almost like a leash is more for safety than anything else. We started off without using them and Joey was just fine, but as he learns how to use it he is prone to moving a bit too quickly and falling so we use them as a way to catch him. He looks pretty happy with himself!

Another new development is that Joey has begun to "cruise" furniture. For those not familiar with what that means it's the stage in learning to walk when a kid uses furniture to hang on to for support while moving from one spot to the next. So far he's only done it in one place but as we've learned with Joey that's how it all begins!

On Thanksgiving we went to Papa Roy's daughter Julie's house for some turkey yumminess. There Joey was met with not one, not two but THREE dogs! Joey has never really shown a fondness for dogs....okay, he's basically cried every time he's around one, and we really don't want him to grow up with a fear of dogs so this was a great opportunity. Two of the best behaved Jack Russell terriers I've ever met were quite interested in him, and after about 10 minutes Joey warmed up to them. Here's a picture of Joey trying to share his truck with Abby:

And on to my sweet little Ben. Or my sweet giant Ben I should say. At his check-up today he weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs 5 oz, an entire 2 lbs heavier than 2 weeks ago! He is in the 75th percentile for both head circumference and weight, 50th for height. Having always had feeding issues with Joey this is a delight for us. He's just over a month old now and still an incredibly easy-going baby. He loves to be held and carried, and if neither is possible he adores his swing:

And now just some general cuteness of both my boys:

- P, J & J


Sandycove Whittakers said...

What a great Mom you are! Your blog is such a balanced perspective on both your little angels.

sarah said...

Joey is doing SO well--I can't get over it!! And that baby Ben...I just want to squeeze him! Glad he's such a great eater for you.

goodheartedmommy said...

Aw, way to go, Joey!

meghan said...

Love your blog! So glad to see Joey mobile and that little Ben is healthy!