Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Then he went back to screaming and squirming.
But at least I didn't kill* him in the meantime.
*Don't worry. I wouldn't have actually killed him. Or hurt him. Just given him a time out in 5 years or something.
Friday, March 26, 2010
And this is a live action shot! He is taking a nap right now and this is what he looks like.
PS Anyone know how to clean a camera lens?
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Calvin is getting so fun these days!
- He smiles and makes really cute noises liked he is trying to talk.
- He doesn't cry nearly as much as he used to.
- He weighs 12 pounds! He is growing out of his 3 month clothes already, even though he was still wearing newborn clothes 2 weeks ago.
- He is really good at stretching.
- He can pull a blanket off his head.
- He doesn't mind playing by himself on a blanket. He just lays there and wiggles.
- He has started eating his hands and grabbing onto his burp cloth when it is on his chest.
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Videos are a lot of work to transfer to my computer so I did them all at once. Enjoy!
This is the new game Evan taught Calvin. He seems to really like it and he is good at getting the blanket off his head.
My mom gave Calvin a bunch of toys and we thought we'd try them out. It is not how I entertain Calvin all day.
You'll have to turn your head for this one.
This is what Calvin does all day. He is very good at wiggling.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
A picture for an empty spot in our kitchen:
Family tree for Calvin's room. It has the names and dates of five generations of Calvin's ancestors. This took forever to make. I started by drawing out the whole thing. Then I made a freezer paper stencil and stenciled the brown outline of the tree onto some green fabric. I glued that onto a piece of Styrofoam that came with our dishwasher, so it looks like canvas stretched over a frame. Then I glued the paper leaves onto the fabric with mod podge. I finished it by coating the entire thing with varnish. I think it turned out pretty well.
Monday, March 8, 2010
On Wednesday, Evan's grandma arrived in town and she took us all out to eat. Thanks Grandma!
Evan's parents and brother came into town on Thursday, which was Lindsey' birthday. Calvin got to meet his grandparents and Uncle Isaac for the first time.
On Friday we spent some more time with Evan's family. Here is Calvin asleep on Grandma Selin's shoulder. Take note of Isaac butting into the back of the picture.
My brother Bruce and his girlfriend Karren also arrived on Friday night and Calvin met them for the first time. They brought him some fun books and a toy. Thanks guys!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The doctor prescribed some medicine (Prevacid) to help with Calvin's excessive spitting up problem. I filled it right away at the pharmacy, only to realize after I got it that it cost $52.20. Yikes. Then I went home and read about it on the internet and found out that it isn't really for babies under one year old, although lots of doctors prescribe it for reflux in babies. So I'm a little hesitant to give it to him, but I also want him to stop having so much gas and spit up so he won't cry so much. I'd rather try something a little milder like the Mylicon that Summer mentioned in a comment on an earlier post. I'm not sure if he even spits up enough to need Prevacid. But I already spent the money on the Prevacid and my mom thinks a doctor wouldn't prescribe something dangerous. I just wish I had waited to fill the prescription until after I researched it a little more.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Calvin only woke up once last night instead of his usual 2 times. Granted, he went to bed a little later than usual and got up a tiny bit earlier, but I got a 4 hour stretch of sleep followed by a 3 hour stretch. Not bad.
The bad news:
Calvin has been in a bad mood the past few days. Saturday night we went to Dave and Amanda's for dinner and Calvin cried a lot. Yesterday he cried a lot and today was even worse. I've had to hold him pretty much all day to keep him from crying. And that didn't even always work. Plus, he hasn't taken a nap until right now. So no guarantees that we are going to have a happy baby when everyone comes to visit this weekend. Sorry. At least he still likes going on walks outside. (Although now that I said that, he is not going to like going on walks anymore.)