mon, sept 17

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Remember I told you about my new crocs? Aren’t they cute?
Today I gave them their first workout. I took Jakob to the park while wearing them, and MAN are they comfy! Now I really wish I’d bought them earlier in the season, ‘cus I can see myself wanting to wear them all the time.

Today (Monday) Jakob is officially 4 months old.

According to What to Expect the First Year:

By four months, your baby

…should be able to:
-on stomach, lift head up to 90 degrees CHECK
-laugh out loud CHECK
-follow an object held about 6 inches above baby’s face and moved 180 degrees-from one side to the other, with baby watching all the way CHECK
-on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms CHECK
-grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers CHECK
-pay attention to an object as small as a raisin CHECK
-reach for an object CHECK
-squeal in delight CHECK

…will probably be able to:
-hold head steady when upright CHECK
-on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms CHECK
-grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers CHECK
-pay attention to an object as small as a raisin CHECK
-reach for an object CHECK
-squeal in delight CHECK

…may possibly be able to:
-keep head level with body when pulled to sitting CHECK
-roll over (one way) CHECK
-turn in the direction of a voice, particularily mommy’s CHECK
-say “ah-goo” or similar vowel-consonant combination CHECK
-razz (make a wet razzing sound) CHECK

…may even be able to:
-bear some weight on legs when held upright CHECK he loves it!
-sit without support NO-only when leaning against something
-object if you try to take a toy away NO
-turn in the direction of a voice CHECK

This next photo is for Robyn- I can’t take a decent mirror photo like you do! If I use the flash they come out sharp but with the bright white spot. If I don’t use the flash they are always blurry.
Still…it’s a cute photo. I strapped Jakob into the Snugli and took him for a walk to the park.

We played in the swings again and he had fun, laughing and talking to me. There was a gorgeous breeze blowing and it was really nice to be outside.

It was also really nice to be home, when I saw these packages waiting for me:

Since the first anniversary gift is “paper”, Yannick and I exchanged paper gifts. I gave him gift certificates for Home Depot, and he gave me certificates for Chapters, our local book store. (Paper books- get it?) I’ve been slowly placing orders for the books I want, and they are slowly arriving. Yannick promised to dedicate each one to me so I’ll remember what occassion they were for.

The only thing that sucks is that Chapters doesn’t have some of the books I’d wanted, knitting ones by Elizabeth Zimmermann or Barbara Walker, to complete my collections. However, his parents gave me some money for my birthday, so I was able to order the remaining books from and (big price difference sometimes making it worth the exchange). I’m waiting until all the packages arrive before I open any! After these purchases I’ll just be missing the First, Second and Third Barbara Walker treasuries, and will have all of EZ’s books! I can’t wait!

Oh, before I forget- I did knit! Yannick and I went for groceries late so I taped all the shows I’d wanted to watch. Once we got home and put Jakob to bed I didn’t feel like stopping the VCR so I let it keep taping and climbed into bed with my knitting and some podcasts on my ipod. I got in about an hour while listening to Quirky Nomads.

Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

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