MTMT had his well baby checkup yesterday and it confirmed what we’ve already figured out: he’s LONG and lean. He checked in at the above-average length of 25.75″ and the below-average weight of 14 pounds, 4 ounces. Both are totally within the range of normal, but it’s kind of nice to see on the growth chart that when everybody says he’s long, he really is! The pediatrician was also impressed with his leg strength as no sooner did we put him on the large exam table did he practically propel himself off it.
MTMT’s sleeping habits have also been funny of late. He will go at least 12 hours – “waking up” a couple times to eat – but even when we have gotten that time span to be from 8:30 to 8:30 he keeps changing it to 10:30 or 11 until 10:30 or 11. Not that we’re really complaining, but it’s been interesting to have baby-free mornings! In the photo above you can see what he’ll often do once we are both up, as well. Normally he’ll lay the length of the bed, the same way any of us would, but in the morning MTMT often tosses and turns, twists and sleeps, and finds new positions. One morning as we went to check on him he had turned 90 degrees and cozied (cuddled!) up to the pillows. From the other angle you can see his face is nowhere near buried in the pillow.
We’re also happy to note that our son has decided he can put himself to sleep far more often now. If he needs to nap or sleep, he’ll often take care of it himself now. We had been holding and walking with him more to get him to sleep, but didn’t want to form that as a habit, so we would let him lay down and fuss a while (not cry). And before we knew it he would be happily playing or talking and then just be out.
The pool continues to be one of our favourite places. Hard to say who loves it more, really, and so we’re excited to start a more formal class in September at the YMCA. But we, of course, also love “talking” with MTMT as he loves making all sorts of noises. Lately, his favourite is to stick out his tongue and make “farting” noises by blowing through his lips (with and without his tongue out). And if Niagara Falls ever starts to dry up, the drool that comes out of our son’s mouth could fill it right up.
At this point, for all the updates we have, it’s safe to say they’re all very cute.