Friday, August 20, 2010

5 weeks

Theo is 36 days old today. That seems really weird, 5 weeks sounds so much older.
He is starting to get round. He is also very long. We had a stranger guess he was 8 weeks.

He still doesn't sleep well, at all. When does sleep, he prefers to be near a heartbeat and warm skin, and wrapped snugly in soft blanket.
He finally lost his umbilical cord at the 4 week mark, in Atlanta. Baths have become much more enjoyable.

Tyler has bonded tightly with this guy. He gets very territorial, even with his own brother and sister. He insists that he can calm him better...honestly, he can. Theo really loves napping on his oldest brother.
Ryli loves to lay down with him and rest him in the crook of her arm. She helps me bathe him, always makes sure his swing is going just the right speed, and is ready and waiting for any kind of direction I give her to help. She is always the first to compliment his outifts.

Cannon is all about "petting" him. He will still stop in mid-run to come and offer a quick kiss on the head. If we don't immediately address his crying Cannon will alert us with, "are you just gonna let the baby cry?" He is also the first to complain in the morning about wanting ear plugs because the baby "never stops crying!"
His hair is thinning on the top, it seems like his head is expanding and therefore the hair is more sparse. Who knows, part of being a boy in our family is having a large noggin/brain.

He likes the car, hates the car seat. Feels relief when outside. He knows when he is laid down in "his" bed, he knows it's bedtime. He loves his sling. He doesn't like pizza, raisin bran, or Kung Pao Chicken.

Even though he is a "high maintenance" baby, he definitely has a place in our lives. We wouldn't be complete without him, and we all know it.
He has the most buttery soft skin, smells like a bundle of lavender...and has me wrapped around his tiniest finger.
**amazing quilt courtesy of Theo's Auntie Becca**


Jen said...

I love the pictures. Little Theo totally has Cannon's nose and mouth. Sweet little guy.

kaye said...

Awesome pictures! I wish I could cuddle that sweet boy! Thanks for posting the pictures!

Joey Rachel & Avery said...

CUTE pictures!!! & the quilt is beautiful too!