Sunday, September 26, 2010

The "Peanut" and Rice Cereal

On Friday, Landry had his 4 month check-up and shots...yes, he is almost 5 months old. Once again Dr. Hubbard was impressed with all of his talents and his extreme alertness...and of course, he won over the office staff with his smiles and dimples! Here are his current stats:

Height: 24 inches

Weight: 12 pounds, 7 oz.

Yup,we still have a tiny, little peanut! He is only in the 5th percentile for his age...but again Dr. Hubbard assured me that he was doing great...just small. She was amazed at the amount that he eats each day and even said that we could start doing rice cereal from a spoon. So, here is some footage from our first attempt.

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What do you think...more practice maybe? I think so!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Where Did He Go?

Setting:
One Friday evening in the Lofgren family room...Chad and Kristin are relaxing on the couch after a long week at work. Chad is watching one of the 5 billion football games that will be on for the weekend. Kristin is on Facebook...as usual! Landry is playing on his playmat...having a grand time batting, grabbing, and strangling the jungle animals that dangle above him.
Kristin: Um...Babe...where is Landry?
Chad: What do you mean?
Kristin: Um...I mean...where is the baby...he was just on the playmat...what happened to him?
This is when Chad and Kristin discover that their adorable little child cannot only roll over...but in this case...he can roll away!
Okay, so enough of my very dramatic, suspense filled play...I know I should have been a playwright instead of a teacher. Ha! :o)
Yes, we did find our child...right here...
What...you can't tell where that is at? Let me zoom out for you...
Yup...that's right...our child rolled right on under the coffee table. Pretty tricky, huh?
Well, it did give his mother a brief state of panic...thinking..."How did I lose my 4 month old in my own living room?" As you can see that panic quickly went away and as usual...what did I do...well the only logical thing of course...grabbed the camera! As you can see...he was quite happy during his time under the coffee table...not sure what he was so focused on...but clearly, it was very serious under there!
And just so you know...yes, the wet spot...all drool baby...100% drool. Think we need to start wearing a permanent bib or what?

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's How We Roll

I hope that you can sense just one ounce of my excitement...are you feeling it...mmhmm...such a proud mommy I am! If the title of the post didn't give it away...Landry rolled over for the first time today! I know...amazing, right...ok...so apparently you aren't quite as excited as I am. Whatever.

Every morning Chad wakes up Landry before he goes to work, I feed him, and then I lay him on a blanket in the hallway, outside of the bathroom while I finish getting ready. So, this morning I laid him down on his back. I'm finishing up my hair and make-up, talking to him, he's cooing back at me. Then I turn around...what do I find...he is on his tummy. Wait a minute...tummy...I left you on your back little man. I have never been so excited and so bummed all at once. He rolled over for thefirst time...and I missed it...I was doing my hair! How lame is that? Totally lame...that's what it is. So, trying to make up and earn back my "Mother of the Year" award...is that snickering I hear...I grab the Flip and try to get him to do it again. Here's what I got...

http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H8TXT42gL8

Sorry...the video was too large to upload to Blogger...darned HD video!

And then there was this...


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By the way...Chad doesn't think this really counts as rolling over...whatever!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Houdini

It appears that we have Houdini in the Lofgren household. Here is a picture of what Landry normally looks like while he is sleeping...this photo was taken when he was only a month old. Notice how he is swaddled so neatly in his SwaddleMe, laying in his sleep positioner so he can't roll around. And then there is this...
This is how I found him the other morning. Yup, arms out, leg out...and the creme de la creme...completely out, off and sideways on the sleep positioner. What do you think...is he trying to let me know that he no longer needs the sleep positioner or the SwaddleMe?

Monday, September 6, 2010

1/3 of a Year Gone Already

I know it is hard to believe but our little man is already 4 months old! I'm not sure where the time has gone but I am certain that I want it to slow down. Here is our monthly shot with our lion:

We haven't gone in for our 4-month checkup yet so I don't have any official stats as of right now. He weighs around 11 pounds or so and his legs seem to get longer and skinnier by the day!


His new talents are blowing spit bubbles, laughing and holding himself up in a push up position for quite a long time. He loves to play with and investigate new toys. We really should have a bib on him at all times because the child is a drool machine and we are pretty sure that he is working on cutting a tooth since he now gnaws on EVERYTHING he can get his hands on! Here he is loving on his lion...

and I am pretty sure that he was done with having his picture taken...what do you think?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sou Chef

I would like to introduce you to my sou chef....

Now, I realize that you may be chuckling to yourself...or maybe even laughing so loud that your neighbors can hear you through your walls and theirs. If you find yourself laughing...then you obviously know that I am by NO means a chef, so why in the world would I have a sou chef? Take a look at him...wouldn't you want a sou chef if he was that cute? No matter how bad your cooking was?
So, the real story is that since I have gone back to work Landry has been spending his days with the most wonderful lady. A lady that loves him so much. A lady that I am so blessed we were connected with. An amazing lady who treats my child like royalty and holds him all day long. So what's the problem? Well, my child now thinks that he is the "Prince of the Family" and that he should be carried and held all the time. Yes, all. the. time! Which I can't argue with the fact that he is most definitely royalty in our eyes...however...have you every tried to do anything with a little one in your hands? Hmm...more on that topic on Monday!
So what is a tired, hungry mamma supposed to do when its dinner time? Stick 'em in the Bumbo, on the counter, and call him your sou chef.
Here he is with his musical turtle...having a little pre-meal chat...probably talking about how he is so glad that he isn't eating solid foods yet, so that he isn't at the mercy of his mother's cooking!Which by the way...huge thanks to Troy and Denise for this FABULOUS hand-me-down toy...truly a lifesaver in the Lofgren house...and I think Daddy has more fun "composing" music than Landry!
Here Landry is, supervising my salad making skills:
Needless to say...he loves being in his Bumbo, sitting like a big boy...right in the middle of all the action. I know it is hard to see the excitement in his face...gee, I wonder who he gets that from? Certainly not his mamma! And I love having him right there with me, happy, giggling, and cooing away!