Monday, October 25, 2010

He Rolled Over!!! YAY!

Owen stuck to the old saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again..." He has been attempting for a couple of weeks now to roll from his tummy to his back and today he did it!  He had a lot of encouragement from mom and dad and no assistance!  Way to go big guy!  Guess we need to baby proof the home soon, because he will be crawling before we know it. 

First Trip to Siesta Key!

We are currently on a little vacation in Siesta Key.  Owen had his first plane ride.  I was 18 years old the first time I flew on a plane... Owen 4 months.  What a lucky guy!  He did fantastic.  People were complementing him on his excellent behavior.  He ate and slept the whole flight.  I hope we are as fortunate on the return flight :)  He balanced things out the night we arrived though.  He didn't sleep at all during the day, I guess he was trying to take in all of his new surroundings!  He cried (very loudly) for about 5 straight hours and would not go to bed (7-midnight) so we did a middle of the night call to the doctor for the first time.  (Sorry Dr. Eberhart!)  We concluded that he may be in pain, so he suggested giving him a little bit of medication.  We sent daddy out for a late night trip to the drug store.  Owen was asleep within 30 minutes of taking the meds.  He has been better ever since... thankfully.

We have gone on a few walks and spent a little time on the beach.  Things are a more restful now that Owen is back to normal.  Andy is getting some reading in and I am working on lesson plans.  Whoo Hoo!  We have been taking Owen everywhere with us.  Vacations are very different when you have a baby with you!  We would go for more walks on the beach but Owen is a big baby when it comes to the wind and we are being very cautious about keeping him out of the sun.  He has tender skin like his mommy!  Owen likes his new Pea Pod Travel Bed- it is like a little pop up tent for kids under 2.  We took it to the beach also to keep the wind, sand and sun off of him.  It worked pretty well, except for the sand part (since Siesta's sand is so fine).

We have added some pictures in the album from Owen's first visit to the beach and village of Siesta Key.

Four Month Doctor Visit

Owen is doing great!  He got his four month shots this week and did well.  He weighs 11 pounds 14 ounces and is 24.5 inches tall.  5th percentile for weight and 25th for height.  The Dr. says he looks wonderful.  He is grabbing for things, lifting his head, looking all around, arching his back, laughing, chewing on his hands, sleeping through the night, trying very hard to roll over from tummy to back, and showing zero interest in putting weight on his legs.  He set a personal record for length of time between bowel movements:  11 days!  (the doctor said it is normal for BF babies- I asked several times...)  Also, his blocked tear duct cleared up a couple weeks ago, so no more goopy eyes, now just straight up tears!  See the next post for a few more firsts for little Owen.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Owen's 1st Leuzinger Reunion

Owen had a great time yesterday at his first of many Leuzinger reunions. He was an angel and slept most of the time. He really liked cousin Lily because she played with him almost the entire time he wasn't sleeping :) In the picture he is posing with cousin Evan. They were a little more interactive during this meeting, which was fun. Evan was trying to teach Owen how to growl, it was pretty cute! It was nice to see the family. We get together about every 2 years. Pete and I ruled the corn hole boards! Go Mommy!

Cousin Alex got to hold Owen for the first time at the reunion. He thought it was appropriate to spit up while she was holding him and I don't think she was a fan. Great job Owen, now she will never hold you again!

We go to the pediatrician for 4 month shots next week! Hopefully he does as well as last time. We have been playing outside a lot lately, as the fall weather has been gorgeous! 60-80's and sunny! The trees are dressed in their beautiful browns, oranges, yellows and reds. A spectacular sight!
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

15 weeks! 3 month pic :)

We are a little behind... but here is Owen at 3 months! He has had a few milestones recently. He can now lift his head and likes tummy time :) YAY! He laughs out loud and makes a high pitched squeal when he thinks something is funny. He is infatuated with his hand and loves to stare at it and try to jam the whole thing into his mouth. He has started to narrow things down to one finger at times and usually goes for sucking on his index finger and thumb of his right hand. He loves to talk to us and will get actual words out soon! He sleeps for six hours during the night from 9-3. Pretty nice! The goal is to get it to about 8 hours by the time mommy goes back to work in November. Wish us luck!

Owen's new friend Julia was born Friday and we cannot wait to meet her! Owen had his first Durschtoberfest experience and met several new people. He was the hit of the party and barely spent any time with mommy and daddy. The root beer that he helped make was delicious! We have posted some new pics in the album of the last few weeks. Enjoy! Happy fall!