Darn Computers! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but our computer was malfunctioning (we haven't even had it a year yet!) and mom finally had some time to call the tech support people today when I was snoozing...so an hour later after lots of tries, it finally is back up and working so here I am, ready to report on the last two weeks!
Hard to believe that I'm already 5 months old! Where did the time go? Scary how fast it goes and how much I grow and change every day. There have been many new things and so much excitement since I've written to you all. Lots of new things and 'firsts' to tell you all about...
Last weekend I went to my first t-ball game to watch my cousins Cameron (6) and Collin (4). They both did a great job and it looked like lots of fun...maybe that's something I'll want to do when I get bigger?!?! So many choices of activities and sports to get involved in- good thing I've got some time to think about what I want to do;)
Another place that's not exactly new, but that I've been exploring a bit more is our yard! Dad has been pretty crazy busy at work so last week when I was taking a nap mom decided to try and get the lawn mowed for him...(don't worry, I wasn't neglected, mom had the monitor close at hand and she came in to check on me a few times) I didn't let her get it completely mowed without me, I decided it was time to get up and enjoy the day so I got to sit outside in my bouncy seat while mom finished up. Dad was sure happy when he got home!
Hangin' out on Dad's new 'ornamental' rock
(Thanks to Auntie Lori and Uncle Mike for this one...and to Grandpa and Grandma Dummer for bringing it to our house!)
I also went to Auntie Lori's house last weekend to visit her and have supper at the Panther Drive-In...
yum, yum, nothing beats good old fashioned burgers, cheese curds, onion rings and root beer (so they tell me anyway!) Auntie Lori's house wasn't a new place, but it was only my 2nd time there and I'm so much more alert now so I was checking things out...In the picture below I'm showing Lori how I can kind of sit on my own (except I like to lean forward to reach for my toys and I end up collapsing!)
Ok, onto 1st for me developmentally...
I LOVE to bare all my weight and stand whenever anyone is holding me, so mom and dad thought it would be a good idea to bring the Jumperoo in the house for me to try out. I really enjoy it! I'm not much of a jumper yet, but it's still something new and different for me and I like being able to 'stand' to play and have my feet touch the carpet.
I also have found my toes! When I'm sitting up with support, I've been able to reach my toes for a while now, but never really when I'm laying on my back (mom and dad blame it on the bulky cloth diapers) When I'm in the middle of a diaper change though and have a bare bottom, I LOVE to grab my toes and they've even made their way to my mouth a time or two briefly...
I continue to roll from my belly to my back, but not the other way yet. Mom is convinced that tummy time is over because within 10 seconds of putting me on my tummy, I roll myself right over!
I'm also a grabbing machine. I've been grabbing and reaching for things for a while now, but mostly just with one hand...within the last week, I've been using both hands to grasp and hold things steady, especially when I'm trying really hard to get something in my mouth!
Too many decisions so I'll just have one for each hand...
My most exciting 1st this week is that I have begun to try cereal!!! Dr. says I can be exclusively breastfed until 6 months, but that's right when mom goes back to work and I start daycare and it's just too many new things at once so mom and dad started introducing it just once a day, in the evening. I didn't know what the heck they were shoving in my mouth and down my throat the first few times, but now when I see the spoon, I open right up...I'm still working on the 'chewing' and swallowing thing. It doesn't really matter how much I'm getting at this point, just that I'm trying to do it!
Well, there you have it! Another fun-filled week (or two) at the Dummer household. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I hope to see you soon:)