Friday, August 28, 2009

Alec at two months

Has it really been two months already? At the doctor on Monday, he was 12 pounds, 14 ounces and 23 1/2 inches. That a gain of 3 1/2 pounds in the past month. Yes, I think it's safe to say he wasn't getting enough food his first month. He's now in the 75th percentile for height and weight, which seems about right based on his size when he was born.

Our sleepy baby is slowly but surely waking up. He gives big grins to: us, the giraffe above his changing table, his Winnie the Pooh mobile, the toys above his swing and bouncy seat, certain songs (like his sister, he finds "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" and "Mahna Mahna" hysterical). He coos like a particularly rotund and adorable little pigeon. We can put him down now as long as he's awake and cheerful, which usually happens in half hour blocks. The rest of the time, he's eating and sleeping, or violently protesting being in his car seat.

Physically, he's adept at holding his head up when upright, can lift it somewhat when on his stomach and has rolled over onto his stomach once, although it was while he was on the bed and therefore on a slight incline. He can hit his dangling toys and has started grabbing things.

Mostly, he specializes in being roly-poly and cute. And he's darn good at it:


More pictures in the usual place.

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