Thursday, September 15, 2011

Charlie, three months

Our bouncing baby boy is three months old today! The last month has been a flurry of activity -- lots of St. Louis sightseeing, the St. Paul Kirchenfest, a Kansas City road trip, mom back to work, starting daycare -- and Charlie has handled it all with great aplomb.

The kid is good. Like really good. So much so that I am hesitant to tell people what a good sleeper, eater and relaxer he is for fear of jinxing ourselves. While Charlie definitely didn't inherit his laidback demeanor from his parents, we do so greatly appreciate it. Now that I think about it, he most likely inherited this cool, calm and collected thing from my dad. So thanks, Papa Thole. We owe you one.

Charlie doesn't go back to the doctor until next month, so no official stats, but I would estimate he's weighing in at about 12 pounds, and growing every day, as attested to by his ability to pound a 6 oz. bottle in mere minutes. Charlie gets that from his dad, for sure. Okay, maybe both of his parents. At least back in the day.

As far as milestones go, our bubble-blowing boy loves to gurgle and coo 'til he can gurgle and coo no more, and just this week he's really started holding his head up on his own. For some reason, I wasn't putting two and two together, and every time he would rear his head back, I would put his head back on my shoulder, only to have him snap it back a second later. It took a few times, but I finally got it. Sorry, buster. He is quite the ticklish little guy, and it doesn't take much to get him laughing. I might even go so far as to say he chortles. And the person who can get the most laughs and smiles out of him is his sister. All Mary Clare has to do is stick her face right in front of his and ask some silly question, and he breaks into a gigantic, two-dimple grin. It's fantastic and utterly heart melting.

Click here for the full August photo set, and here for the utterly pathetic September set. This work thing is really putting a cramp in my quest to document every moment of these kids' lives.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, the dimples are getting deeper. What a handsome lad!
    - Tracy


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