Wednesday, April 30, 2008

All Boys!

April has been a fun filled month at our house. Max enjoyed meeting his Auntie Carole and his cousins Aaron and Meier early in the month and his Auntie Suzanne and his cousins Cole and Nate later in the month. His little face would just beam at his new found friends any time they came near him. And I think the boys liked having a baby cousin in their midst. Aaron said he wanted to teach him to spit, but we told him he might not be ready for that just yet. Although now that he has his first tooth coming in, it probably won't be long!

We thought he might be starting to get a tooth but with dreaded ear infections, it was hard to tell. But sure enough, we started to feel a little bump this past weekend and yesterday it felt like he had a splinter coming out of his gum. He's very proud, biting everything that even comes near his mouth at this point.

He has really enjoyed trying some vegetables this month, too. So far, he's had green beans, squash, peas, and carrots. He likes them all as far as we can tell. We've been trying to teach him a few table manners and not let him put his hands in his food. He frequently looks just like a baby bird sitting in his seat, leaning forward over the lap tray, arms stretched out to the side like wings, and mouth wide open waiting for us to drop in the good stuff.

We sure are enjoying this stage of parenting. We can't wait to come home from work during the week and so look forward to the weekends when we can all be together. Life is good at the Minninger house.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

4 Month Stats

I just had my 4 month check up and I'm a growing boy! I weighed in at 15 pounds and 13 ounces and am 27 inches long. That's in the 80th percentile for weight and 95 percentile for height. And my doctor said I was big enough to start having some cereal, which I think I'm really going to like! I had a little trouble with the whole "spoon" thing but I'm sure I will have the hang of it in no time.