Saturday, May 22, 2010

Flooring It

JJ spends a lot of time on the floor these days.  He is now a pro at lifting up his head:

He likes to be on his tummy and can manage, with a lot of grunting, to turn himself around 360 degrees.  Check out his cute little frog tush:
After a tough tummy session, it's time for JJ to kick back on his back:

Our little baseball fan

Andy is determined to make JJ a baseball fan.  Having already experience a major league game, we thought we'd check out the minor league team Round Rock Express a couple weeks ago (this post is overdue).  The weather was wonky -- we had some light rain in the first inning and it was quite cool (for Texas, anyway).

We bought the very wallet-friendly (and baby-friendly) lawn seats and enjoyed watching the game from our blanket.  JJ had seen enough baseball by the 8th inning, so we made our exit.  If I'm being honest, I don't even know who ended up winning the game -- oops!
(Not sure why JJ looks so distraught here!  Might have to do with the vendor putting too much relish on his hot dog.)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Holy roller!

JJ has learned a new trick! On May 13th he rolled over from his belly to his back for the first time. Stephanie was the only witness. Since then, he's done it about a dozen more times! Usually he can only do it twice in one session before wearing himself out. That big noggin is not easy to lift. In today's video, JJ does his best to re-enact the first time he rolled.

Rolling front-to-back from Andrew Campbell on Vimeo.

This morning he managed the far more difficult task of rolling back-to-front. (Video footage has not yet been captured.) He is fore-casted to start walking on Tuesday.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Three Months Old!

JJ is 3 months old today!  An at-home weigh-in revealed that he now weighs 14 pounds -- about the same as our big cat, Kater.  He has become quite adept at clasping his hands together and shoving them into his mouth.  He is showing some early signs of teething -- lots of drooling and wanting to chew on everything.  I love to rub his gums with my fingers; it really seems to be soothing for him.  JJ is also starting to laugh a little bit, but only rarely so far.  We wish we knew how to trigger the laughing because it's the cutest sound we've ever heard!

To honor the 3-month milestone, JJ slept through the night for the first time last night!  We put him to bed around 11 pm and he slept until 6 am.  Clearly, even though JJ is too young to shop or even color a greeting card, he wanted to give Mommy a birthday gift.  Thank you JJ!
We celebrated Mommy's 31st birthday and JJ's 3-month "birthday" with dinner out at Sazon.  We dined on the patio, which might have been a mistake given the 95-degree weather.

 But the food was delicious and the margaritas were strong!  I couldn't even finish the second one (a frozen mango margarita).  I enjoyed my pumpkin seed sauce-drenched chicken enchiladas and Andy devoured his steak tacos.

The only sour note came at dessert time: I tried to order Tres Leches cake (yum! and Sazon supposedly has one of the best in Austin) only to learn that they were out :(  Oh well, I definitely didn't need the calories.

We ended the evening with a stroll around our neighborhood. By then, the temp had dropped to about 85 degrees -- quite pleasant :)  Hopefully all the fresh air will result in another great night's sleep for everyone!