Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our 8 week sweetie

We can't believe that Anderson is 8 weeks old today! Last night we were talking about how incredibly lucky we feel to be his parents and have him in our lives. The first few weeks were really rough but now things are wonderful. We feel so truly blessed. Anderson has changed so much in the past 8 weeks. Here are some highlights:
1) He coos and smiles in the morning when we get him out of his crib
2) He is sleeping longer stretches at night (last night he almost slept 6 hours straight)
3) He loves to watch us and it seems like he knows when we go in his room while he is going to sleep
4) He is so much more alert. He is so happy when he is awake and I think it is all because of the E.A.S.Y. schedule.
5) He will let us know if he is overstimulated
6) He is a great eater. He is over 12 pounds now!
7) He seems to like bath time now
8) He gets excited to play on his mat
9) He doesn't mind tummy time and is doing great at lifting up his head and turning it from side to side
10) He isn't a huge fan of naps but is getting better about sleeping in his crib. He is a master at unswaddling himself!

Yesterday I took Anderson to my school to have lunch with my team and to meet my class of 2nd graders. He had a lot of fun but I think having 23 kids staring at him was a little overwhelming.

We LOVE his smile!

Hanging out before we left to go to school.

Oh look who is unswaddled. He was in there tight too!


Kelli said...

Happy 8 weeks Anderson. You are a wonderful addition to the family- and super cute too!

The Hines Family said...

Happy 8 week birthday, Anderson!! SO cute! :-)

Oliver said...

So glad to hear Anderson is sleeping better! You're going to have to buy the Swaddleme or Miracle Blankets because regular blankets don't last long!! Love how you changed the name of your blog!!

Ray, Tammy, Josiah and Quentin said...

He just keeps getting cuter! Sounds like he's a little tricky guy... unswaddling himself.:-)