Thursday, February 25, 2010

Practically All Grown Up

This Lil' Buckaroo had his first shots. Though you'd never know it by the way he was acting!

Until later that night. (He did try mightily to woo the nurses and doc with his big smiles to get out of those nasty three jabs. They didn't give in, but I do like to think it made them feel a little worse than usual.) We went through a pretty rough two hours where he just cried and cried and cried. His rolly polly thighs were just a hurtin'! He wouldn't even eat (which is certainly not like him!), just cry. So we cuddled and cuddled. After that, he was Mommy's All Star for the rest of the night.
Lately, Evan has loved to stare at himself in mirrors. He recently found the mirror on his play gym. I think he could spend all day looking in that mirror if his mean ol' mom didn't make him leave it to do other things, like eat and sleep.
We recently tried out tummy time. I was scared Evan would just scream his head off. Instead, I got this:
"So, is this supposed to be hard or something?"
After about 5 mins of bobble-heading around, he decided he needed a rest. Or maybe he was just bored.
Grandma Fuller brought this fun present from a friend when she came to visit. Maybe when he grows into it a little more, he'll love it more. But we sure do think it's pretty darn cute!
I've been getting better at multi-tasking, or atleast trying. Evan doesn't really seem to like the idea of me doing something that doesn't involve playing with him.
One day, Evan was doing reverse abdominal curls on his blanket. He was lifting his legs so high his little bum was coming off the couch. So I decided we could try out the Bumbo (that a fabulous friend let us borrow) and see if he was strong enough for it yet.
He looked like such a little boy sitting up all by himself!! We couldn't believe it. What happened to our baby?! After snapping a few quick photos, I quickly removed the little man and snuggled him immediately. No growing up, I say!
He seems to really enjoy it. Who knew a small rubber chair could be so much fun. I guess he likes feeling like a big boy (tear).
The weather here has been quite lovely lately. Evan even got to wear shorts one day! (This may or may not have been because everything else he owned was in the laundry at the time. I can't remember.) At least I'm hoping they were supposed to be shorts! He sure is growing. As you can see, he has nearly outgrown his changing pad. It's been 2 months, people! Here are his 2 month stats. I'm sure that if you aren't a parent or if you aren't Evan's parent, you really don't care about these numbers. But I still like to share.
Head circumference=16.25" (@birth=14") 75%
Weight=12.9 lbs (@birth=8.10. This is quite the accomplishment, because with his jaundice he got down to 7.20) 75%
Length=24.5" (@birth=22") 95%
I'm so proud of my little guy for growing so well, but not ok with the fact that he is acting like he is practically all grown up!


n8'swife said...

Shots are the worst. Now I make Nate take the kids if I know they're going to have to get them!!

Jenni said...

Love seeing him!

Kylie said...

I'm not a parent but I like to see how much he's grown. He's sure a long one!
I love the bumbo pictures, the look on his face is priceless. He's getting cuter every time you post new pictures!

Tosha said...

Poor little guy! I HATE shots! I make Eric do it. I always give Chloe tylenol right before her appointment. It helps a lot. Evan is so cute. And it really is true, they grow up so fast.

Kim said...

"No growing up!" Why don't little babies obey their mothers?!

melissa and nathan said...

I love reading about your life. Your take on baby and mom is awesome!
He is cute and man they change fast from the newborn stage!
Oh, on the stats, vital info to other mom's to COMPARE! Right?

Rob and Mare said...

Oh so sad. They're horrible. I love Evans wrinkled forehead. Too cute! You need to bring him back to me. So unfair.

Kelly Gerritsen said...

What a cute little guy!! And I can't believe how big he is already. Those nurses are the meanest people ever!! :)

Kym, Shaun and Riley said...

Did you cry when he got his shots? I cried when Riley got his shots. It's so sad to see them crying cuz it hurts. Seems like he's doing okay now. I love the picture of "tummy time". The one with him in the bumbo is my favorite!! He almost looks scared! I don't think I can say it enough, but he is so dang cute!!!