Monday, May 19, 2008


Daniel is now about 5 months and 3 weeks old. And he is getting so big! Last week (or was it the week before?) he surprised me by sitting up by himself (well, it's kind of a "forward-lean", but he's still upright on his own!) I was sitting at the table with him and decided to let him "practice" sitting alone, and lo and behold - he already could! He can't do it for too long, though - 30 seconds or so and he starts to tip. =]

Then the next day, he started rolling from front to back. (He could already go back to front.) It's funny when he discovers he can do something. He does it over and over for a few days. Then he only does it as needed.

We set up his jumperoo. He was kind of nervous in it at first. Now though, he really likes it. He is starting to get the hang of bouncing and thinks it's quite fun.

AND today, he got his first tooth! It is just starting to come through on the bottom. The child has been drooling and chewing for what seems like the past 3 months, so I am glad it has finally come through. We were getting concerned that he might have an ear infection b/c he has been so fussy and not sleeping well. Nope. It was this little tiny tooth trying to come through. He is going to look SO cute with teeth. =]

Here are some recent pics!

In his jumperoo - the girls have started dressing him up already!

Danny in Abby's '10 gallon hat.'

Sitting up alone for the first time! (please ignore this picture of me - I'm there for safety reasons only!)

side view
Many of you responded to my highchair inquiry! Thanks! My friend, Shara, offered us this one for FREE so we took it! Thanks Shara!
One thing Daniel definitely has in common with his dad - a complete dislike of peas! He will eat anything else so far, but peas just make him gag!
Actually the "before picture"


Anonymous said...

What a doll! Nice tablecloth!

Love Ya',

DOW FAMILY said...

He is so cute. He looks like Abby to me? those blue eyes and reddish hair. so fun. they grow so fast! Cherish it, as I am sure you are:)

Bridget said...

Those pics are just adorable!! Way to on sitting already Danny!!