Ian and Lucas had fun playing at our home on Tuesday as Kim and Vickie (Lucas' mom) reminisced about the parenting classes they attended before the boys were born. Vickie and Andrew are from England and had Lucas just two days after Ian was born. Kim enjoyed comparing notes with another mom, especially one whose vocabulary includes fun words like "nappy" (diaper), "dummy" (pacifier) and "cheeky."
Sorry that this video makes you turn your head to view it. As you can see, Ian is getting better at sitting on his own. This sort of "sitting-training" is still best on a bed because the falls don't hurt.
Daddy plays the trumpet. We are looking for you to critique Ian's "lip-buzzing" technique that is so important for playing any brass instrument (Dave G.--we are especially looking for your input here). This is Ian's newest sound, and he has been perfecting it for only about a day or so. Sorry that you have to turn your head to the side to see this one. We will hold the camera differently next time.
Sorry about the leg shots in this video. We were thrilled to capture Ian's first giggles on video. We are trying to get another video where you can see his face and also hear him giggling. In the meantime, we encourage you to close your eyes and picture Mommy and Ian learning the Spanish numbers and focusing on number eight ("ocho") because that is Ian's favorite.
Ian is 4 months old tomorrow (9-7-09). One new thing Ian can do is reach out for and grab objects in front of him. The dangling purple star was the latest "victim" of Ian's inquisitive reach. Ian LOVES chewing on hands. Here, Ian is attempting to stuff his entire fist into his mouth. His gag reflex has been put to the test a few times in the last week or so as he learns his limits. Ian's new gold medal performance for consecutive sleep time is 11 hours and 40 minutes (last night). As you can see, Ian was in a really good mood this morning as Mommy and Daddy got ready for church. Ian is either smiling because he got so much sleep or because he was allowed to rest in Mommy and Daddy's bed for a few minutes--your guess is as good as ours. Look at that tummy-time progress!! The 4-month lifting of the head for tummy time. Ian is no where near crawling yet, but this picture shows that he is training his body for crawling when the time is right.