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Friday, June 18, 2010


I have been really remissed in writing about Wesley (probably because most of the time he's in my arms and I just don't enjoy typing long passages one handed). For the most part the pictures do sum up where he is but I wanted to jot down a few things before I forget.

Most notably, last night he nursed at midnight and again at 5:20am. According to all of the books, sleeping for more than 5 hours is sleeping through the night. Hooray Wes!

Wes really loves singing. His favorite is probably the Itsy Bitsy Spider but he likes London Bridge Is Falling Down too. He likes books too, though he is now inclined to lean forward and try to chew on them and his fingers often get in the way of turning the pages.

He will sometimes entertain himself for ten minute or so stretches lying on a quilt on the floor. He is reaching out, grabbing and manipulating toys that are on the floor with him. He is doing a great job of turtling but can't on a regular basis figure out how to get his arms out of the way so that he can roll over on his own. He has done so a few times, both from front to back and back to front. But they are definitely flukes as he has no idea how he got there once he has.

He is happy most of the time with lots of smiles especially first thing in the morning. We've settled into a pretty predictable morning schedule of waking between six and seven am, being awake for about two hours and then going down for a morning nap of an hour and a half to two hours. His afternoon is less predictable but he usually has at least one more good long nap sometime in the afternoon.

He is a terrific eater and therefore a great diaper filler. One day this week we had six dirty diapers! But the usual is more like two or three. And of course, there are lots of wet diapers in between.

He has found the pets and we can spend several minutes each day studying them. He hasn't really reached for them yet, something I'm sure they all appreciate! But I know that time is coming.

He loves his Bjorn carrier as he likes to be at eye level with what is going on. He has taken a few rides in his Bob stroller and I'm sure that is going to be a favorite.

And now I must go because he is tired of lying on the floor by himself!

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