Friday, October 17, 2008

Picture Post!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Matthew:

At two months old in his blessing outfit. It was his daddy's outfit and the booties were made by one of the ladies in our ward. (Thanks Lennie!)
My mom holding Matt in the NICU.
Hanging out with Grampa.

With GreatGrampa Gammon


Friday, October 10, 2008

Was that the wind or Time rushing by?

Matt is officially 6 months old. He seems to know it, too. He does all of the following developmentally appropriate tasks:

Sit up by himself
Roll over (front to back and back to front)
Reach for things (especially things he shouldn't have)
Scoot himself to things he wants on the floor
Play by himself for short amounts of time
Eat solids

I can also tell that crawling is on the horizon and fast approaching. I've heard parents bewail how quickly the first year passes, but didn't really understand until now. Some days seem to crawl by, but the months are FLYING. There are some weeks when it seems like he's mastering a new skill everyday.

We saw the pediatrician on Friday and he says that Matt looks the picture of health. He weighs in at 15 pounds and 15.5 ounces and is 25 inches tall. His head circumference is 42.5 centimeters. Matt got his 6 month shots. We have him on an alternative vaccine schedule, so he was only supposed to have 3 shots, but we decided to give him a flu shot as well. I think the only person that didn't cry was the nurse. The tetanus shot seemed to bruise him a bit, but we've been rubbing his leg for him and giving him tylenol and that seems to help a lot.

I'll have more later!