Saturday, April 14, 2012


We spent Easter Sunday with my parents and were joined for dinner by some great friends of the family. Here are some photos from that day.

Our big boy posing for mommy

Decorating the egg tree with pop pop.

 Christopher hunting for eggs (we were lucky that Forrest decided to take a 3 hour nap through all of this)

 Going through his Easter baskets.

 My boys. 


5 Months Old (Forrest)

Last weekend Forrest turned 5 months old (on 5/7). I can't believe how quickly this is going. He's an amazing, funny, mellow baby. So we've been working on getting his weight up since the problems at his 4 month appointment (see here). He has slowly been gaining since then. He hit the doctors goal of 13lb right on his 5 month day which was great. As of today he's up to 13lb 6.5oz. The best part, is that he's not only gaining but increasing in his percentile. At his 4 month appointment, his weight was in the 3rd % and at his current weight he's in the 6th %. I love it. His head circumference is 17" and his length about 26". He's getting really big. 

He got through the little cold he was fighting and has been illness free since. He is asleep usually by 7:20/7:30pm and sleeps through the night till 7/7:30am. And always, always wakes up talking and laughing. He is rolling from belly to back like a pro, mostly because he HATES being on his tummy. He is getting more use to it though. We are also working on sitting but he'd rather stand. He straightens up like a board and laughs and smiles once he's "standing up". 

He laughs, smiles, coos, etc. He's very curious in everything around him, especially his big brother. Christopher loves him and is always helping. He wants to kiss, touch, hug, tickle his brother all the time. Watching the two of them together makes my heart swell.

Our next appointment for Forrest, his 6 month one (So big!) is 5/8 so I'm hoping the doctor is happy with his growth.

Also, because of the weight issues, we still haven't started any food. We are going to wait to see how he does at his 6 month appointment but may wait till he's doubled his birth weight. That would be waiting till he's 15 lb. 

Here are his 5 month pictures.