Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Colebank attends first sports event

We got tickets to see the Carolina Hurricanes play Columbus on Valentines Day and decided that if Colby had a good nap on Saturday afternoon, we would venture out with him (good naps = good nights, generally). After a 2 hour late afternoon nap, we were on our way to the RBC center! I was thinking we may see an hour of so of hockey, but he did well (despite the noise level at times), and we actually made it well into the 3rd period. We basically left then because the Canes were taking a beating, and Colby was falling asleep. Only misstep, we will bring baby ear protection next go round (we ended up stuffing bits of napkins into his ears, which actually worked surprisingly well, kudos to Jen).

It was a big weekend. Not only did he attend his first sports outing, he also got his first taste of food! He was cleared by his Dr's to begin eating rice cereal, and with a spoon (not through a bottle). It was a good first attempt, he probably got about half of what we gave him actually down into his belly. He was interested in the food and I don't think we will have any feeding issues with him. Also, he is still sleeping very well, with only a few minor middle of the night interventions.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Colby "talk" video clip

Colby has been babbling and cooing for awhile, but I recorded one of his better "outbursts" while he was at the Dr.'s office for his 6 month check up. Excuse the quality of the video, it was recorded with my phone video function. I am pretty sure he is saying "da da" during parts of his conversation... sg

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Colby is 6 mos old today! UPDATE

My does time fly? Colby has his 6 month check up today!

He weighed in at 15 & 1/2 lbs and is measuring over 25 inches long. He is progressing nicely and is now on the percentile scale in all areas for his age, even though he was almost two months premature (that is a big deal!). If we adjusted the percentile scale to his actual due date, he would be an average size baby (50%) for the most part. The Dr said we can start him on rice cereal, and then work up to veggies and fruit baby food. He will still get most of his nutrition from milk, but it will be fun to start him on "solids" (I think). Watch for fun "food pictures" soon.

He is babbling more, and almost makes a sound that closely resembles "da da." I have been secretly working on that word with him, but it could turn out that he is saying "ma ma" or "ga ga" or who knows? He is still sleeping like a champ at night, so we are still walking on water since this is still somewhat new to us (about 10 nights straight so far!).
'til next time-

Friday, February 6, 2009

Big achievement!

We are happy to report that Colby has slept through the night for 3 straight nights.
We are very hopeful that this will be the new routine for him (but are wary that babies change and "adjust" often). What a happy time for mom and dad, and well timed with dad's tax season starting to wind up. Keep your fingers crossed for continued good sleep habits...