Sunday, October 2, 2011

Drew - Month 4

Dear Drew,

Wow!  This month has been so full of new things and adventures that I am just getting a chance to write this to you.  I am really starting to understand the differences in having a little boy - you are so full of energy and noise.  You are really getting the hang of moving and understanding you are making the noise and it seems to be all you want to do.  You are so happy-go-lucky most of the time and so curious about everything going on around you.

Eating the blanket.
This month you really found your ability to put things in your mouth.  You like chewing on blankets, froggy, fingers - yours and other people's, and almost anything else you can get your hands on.  You are so cute playing with your blankets.  You are getting a little better at entertaining yourself for short periods of time, especially if you can still see Daddy or me.  You have also learned how to giggle.  It cracks me up! I love hearing it and am enjoying new ways to get you to do it.

You are a very social little boy!  You have enjoyed people watching with Daddy and me.  You love smiling at people in the store and checking them out.  You draw a lot of attention by being so alert and interactive.  I forget how cute you are (because I know I am biased that you are cute) until friends are with us and other people are telling them how cute you are. 

This month has also had a lot of doctor's appointments for you.  You are still having some tummy troubles, so we went to a specialist.  She thinks you have reflux and has put you on some medication for it.  She also made you go for a test in the hospital.  Luckily, you did great during the test and we got a negative on the test, which is what we wanted.  I was very proud of you!  I was also thankful that 'Aunt' Courtney could meet us for it, because honestly I was a nervous wreck.

Waiting on the test at the hospital.

We also went back to the pediatrician for your four month check up.  You are right on target for your developmental milestones.  You are also still in the 10th percentile of growth all around.  You were 12lbs 13 oz and 24 inches long.  I can not believe it!  You have doubled your birth weight now and grown 6 inches since you were born.  You are still on the small side, perfect for who you are supposed to be, but seem so much bigger now.

You have also started to get a tiny bit of hair!  It is peach fuzz at this point, but it is coming in.  We are still not sure what color it is going to be.  Daddy and I guess about it everyday, but it is still a waiting game.  I love rubbing my cheeks across the top of your head and feeling it.  I have also enjoyed wetting it and then drying it to make the fuzz stand up.

Checking out the waves.

This month we went to the beach when a hurricane passed close to Florida.  This is one of the few times I like going to the beach since it isn't hot and bright.  You really enjoyed being outside and in the sea air.  You weren't so sure of the waves moving the sand out from under your feet though, and you got a little unhappy when it started to rain on us.

What is happening to the sand?

We went up to Grandma and Poppa's house this month.  You liked being there.  Poppa drove you around in the yellow jeep and you got to sit on Daddy's lap.  You LOVED that!  Poppa also took you wandering all around the property, and you got to see deer and squirrels.  I really think you are going to be an outdoorsy little boy.

Poppa also made you a sign to welcome you home.  He put it out on the big gate for you.  When we tried to get your picture with it it started raining, but we wanted the picture anyways!

While we were up in Tallahassee you also got to meet Grandma's best friend, Sandy.  She was really happy to finally meet you and not just see pictures of you from Grandma.

We also went to your first movie on the grass.  We went to see "Tangled" with Joy, Christine, and Brett.  You did so well!  You played on the grass and then just chilled while the movie was on.  You did take a cat nap for a little while, but then were back up in full motion.  It is starting to get harder to take a picture of you with your constant motion.

On Momma's t-shirt blanket.

In constant motion.

Finally, a moment of stillness. 

 We also helped our church celebrate 5 years this month.  That was fun!  They had a luncheon after the service and you played with the lei on the table.  You were so cute in your little overalls!


Baby toes.

You also got to "eat" at some fun places this month.  You are so well behaved in restaurants as long as you can see what is going on.  We met Grandma and Grandpa Peck for lunch one day and took your little chair and you sat on the table the whole time we ate and just had a blast. We also went downtown for dinner at Corona with Joy and Jason, then to The Dessert Lady with Joy one night. I forgot to take pictures!

Eating sushi!

Meeting Uncle Chad at Maui Teriyaki in Gainesville.

Playing trivia at BW3!

Daddy had a lot of fun with you this month.  I think he is enjoying having you so he can be a kid without looking too silly.  I love how much time he spends playing with you and just enjoying his little boy!

I am not sure who is enjoying the Tonka truck more.

You also had so many more adventures that I wish I had gotten pictures of, but sometimes life just happens around us.  We took you to see Illuminations at EPCOT one night.  We discovered how much you love fireworks.  You only fussed when they stopped and when it was totally over you were rather frustrated.  It cracked me up!  We have taken you to both Disney and Universal about once a week.  I think you have been to the theme parks more than almost any other baby. 

You are so much fun to have in our life!  I can't fathom having a different baby or you not being in our life.  I am enjoying making up songs to make you smile, and spending time playing with you.  You really are a pleasure and a treasure.

With lots and lots of love,

1 comment:

Joy said...

He's so cute! I've been wanting to make a T-shirt blanket. Do you have any tips for me?