Saturday, April 10, 2010

The faces of Bryce

Face #1: Concerned
This one is usually preceded by a dropped toy or a parent leaving his field of vision, and is usually followed by a hearty wail.

Face #2: Sleepy
Yes, he does sleep with his eyes open sometimes. Weird. Bryce is not a great sleeper. His nighttime schedule is probably typical for his adjusted age -- a mix of good (one long 5-6 hour stretch) and bad (up every two hours) nights -- but his naps during the day are short and infrequent.

Face #3: Naughty
Sticking his tongue out at Mom and Dad is a new favorite of Bryce's. Currently, we're enjoying the "plant-'em-and-leave-'em" stage, since Bryce can sit unassisted and entertain himself with his toys, but isn't quite mobile yet. However, given that he's been rolling onto his stomach and making swimming motions in an attempt to reach toys that are just out of his grasp, it won't be long before he'll be sticking that tongue out as he crawls across the room to engage in mischief.

Face #4: Excited
The only thing more exciting than a giant blue ball is playing catch with your brother with the same ball. As you can see from his drenched shirt, Bryce is still a drool factory, and those bottom teeth have been "a few days from popping through" for about three months.

Face #5: Snarky?
I dunno.. this one is priceless.

Face #6: Happy
I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record, but I'm constantly amazed by what an easygoing baby Bryce has become. He almost always has a smile for visitors, and rarely fusses unless he's hungry or tired. His bout with bronchiolitis slowed him a little in his race to the top of the growth charts, but at 16.5 lbs, he's still hefty for a a seven-month-old ex-24-weeker. He eats a variety of baby cereals, fruits and veggies, and seems to be right on track developmentally. Our only mild concern is that he has only made a handful consonant sounds -- a few 'ba's and two 'ma's -- in his entire life. However, I'm guessing that's just over-anxious preemie parents looking for problems.

Only two weeks until the March for Babies, and three weeks until the new baby glasses! Print this post

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