Friday, June 5, 2009

Pictures of My John


OK, I should know better than to make a post after a month away without it saying anything about John, but the previous story just hit me hard and I had some thoughts to get off my chest. Thanks for indulging me.

John is doing very well. He is now mobile and we are learning that we desperately need to keep everything off the floor. He is not crawling on all fours yet but he manages to commando crawl to where ever he wants to be pretty fast. He has started to put his knees up under him and get his belly off the floor some of the time but he moves a lot quicker commando style. I am also working with him on standing and sit to stand. This is mostly to teach him the proper mechanics of this movement while also allowing him to bear weight through his hips and legs.



My other children are out of school now, so John has lots of entertainment and opportunities to learn more things. He does not have teeth yet, but we are praying they break through soon which would make our life a lot easier at the table. His appetite is good but he is limited in what he can eat without chompers which is difficult for him and us because he wants desperately to eat what we are eating.

He now weighs 15 lbs. 11 oz. as of today which puts him at the 25th percentile for his weight. He is also at the 25th percentile for his height and head circumference also. I know this does not sound like a lot (it doesn't to me), but he is where a lot of our children were at his age. So thank you Mr. Genetics.

I hope that everyone is doing well. I have enjoyed my break from blogging as it has helped me to refocus on other things. But I have missed reading about your wonderful children and writing about my John.

So, here are some updated pictures of John that were taken by a friend of ours whose child is in the same school classroom as our daughter. She had a field trip one day and John and my wife went and had a fun time with her (and evidently with the camera). Thanks Wendy for the pictures - we love them.

10 comments:

Angela said...

Oh, wow, great pics! He is really cute! Great to hear you are all doing well. :)

At ten months, Benjamin was 16lbs, 4 oz and 27.5 inches long. So pretty close, I think!

Beverly said...

Oh, he is so cute and got so big. Sounds like he is doing well and keeping you busy.

datri said...

Wow, I can't believe how big he's gotten -- and so cute, too!

Jill said...

oh my...he is such a cutie pie! Thank you for sharing your son with us again...we've missed him! He has grown a lot, and is adorable! Nate did the "commando" crawl too, and added in a few rolls so he really acted like a soldier in the trenches there for awhile! I love the last pic-so precious :)

Monica said...

Oh, he is growing up!! He is such a sweetie! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lovin Mama said...

He is sooo adorable!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

So great to see your little John again. He is darling!

Becca said...

I haven't been by to visit much since you said you were taking a sabatical from blog writing, but I'm so glad to see you're back! John is sooooo handsome! I'm so glad to hear how well he's doing!!

Ruby's Mom said...

John looks terrific! So good to read your blog again!

Jeanette said...

Wow, look at how he is growing! What a cutie!!!