Saturday, October 31, 2009

He Goes Up To Eleven!

And now we are 11 weeks old. Every week I think that I can't possibly have anything new to say for the next week, but Zane keeps growing and learning new things all the time! It's very fascinating.

Last week I mentioned the bubbles, and here is a cute picture of that. You can sort of see his yucky forehead rash, too. The most exciting news is that Zane slept through the night! Wahoo! From 10pm to 7am a few nights ago. The two nights since then, we haven't quite made it past 5am and 5:45am, but close. In fact, last night *I* woke *him* up, because I had been lying awake for 45 minutes listening to him toss and turn and groan and poop (or fart) and when his stomach growled loudly for the third time, I just couldn't stand it anymore. I had to wake him up and feed him. And then I discovered he was damp and I had to change his diaper and his clothes. But still, he was back in his bed by 6:30, and we both slept a few hours more.

Zane has also started flailing his arms around with more purpose this week. We have a little soft thing I call his laptop, which has very bold patterns and colors on it, plus a velcroed on bug, a crinkly sounding giraffe, and a hippo with a mirror in his mouth. Zane will try to hit the things with his arms, and has even managed to grab the bug off the velcro. He works very hard and grunts with the effort, and I can almost see smoke coming out of his ears. He seems to like doing it, but the sessions usually end with him crying in frustration. :< Poor guy wants to be able to sit, stand, walk, and grab things *now*.

His other milestone is that I've noticed he is very interested in other babies now. I think I might start going to more parent/baby groups. I'm not into the socialization quite so much, but Zane seems to like it, so I'll go out more. And he loves that handsome baby that lives in all of our mirrors!

I think he's done with his late morning nap -- time to go!

Oh, by the way, Bijou is doing just great on her insulin!

1 comment:

Global Grandma said...

your first Halloween Zane, no costume? It sounds like you treated Mom to some good sleep though!

Interesting Zane that you want to do everything right "now;" I had a daughter like that who slammed the doors in frustration because they didn't teach her to read the first day of Kindergarten!

Can't wait to see you at Christmas!

Love and hugs Grandma Diann