Sunday, October 25, 2009

Making a Move

This is how Bergen gets around these days. He started here...
Arches his back and pushes off with his feet.
Stops to look at his cool hands and fingers for a moment.
Uses the door frame as leverage.
And makes it from the pile of clothes where I was changing him to the other side of the room.
Funny boy!

Five Months Old

What new with Bergen?
He weighs 15 lbs. 3 oz. and is 26 1/8 in long.

He's gone from taking three naps a day, to taking only 2 naps a day.

He goes to sleep around 9pm and gets up sometime between 6am and 9am to eat. If it's before 8am, he almost always goes back to sleep for another hour or two. I love this kid (I like sleeping in too)!

He learned how to blow bubbles.

He arches his back when we pick him up, as if to help us (this is one of my favorite things).

He can roll from his tummy to his back with ease, and is so close going the other way.

He's discovered he can scoot around on the floor.

He's really into what we are eating. In fact I can no longer eat while I'm nursing him because he spends all his time trying to grab what I have and won't eat himself.
Getting pictures of him on his tummy is harder to catch...
now that he instantly wants to roll over.
He looks so cute, I just wanted to practice with my camera.



Fine. The tears will get me every time. We can stop, but I still think you are cute!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Baby Nathan

At the beginning of this month Nathan joined Helen, Brant, and Joshua's family. Bergen and I got to stay with them for a week and a half. I would say we were there to help, but adding to the chaos was more like it :) This is sweet baby Nathan.
This was our attempt to take a picture of the boys...
Getting all three was a lot harder. Joshua loves Bergen, but doesn't like when Bergen touches him. He always squirms away.
One day I took Bergen and Joshua out for a few hours so Helen and Nathan could take a nap. We went to PetSmart and looked at fish, cats, fish, hamsters, more fish, dogs, and more fish. Then we went to McDonald's to play since it was cold and rainy out. Joshua ate a couple of chicken nuggets and drank some "choco" milk. He got down off his seat and lost it all...yucky! Travis also got to join us for the last 2 days we were there. Less than 2 weeks and the Olivers will be back at home, a long ways away from here :(

Videos for Dad

We have no idea what he's saying, but he's sure telling us!
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Lately I've been putting Bergen in the Jumper while I get ready in the mornings. He seems to really like it these days.
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I got Bergen ready for a bath, but then decided I would shower myself first. So I put Bergen in the bouncer where I could see him. He wiggled and wiggled, and then discovered his toes. This was the first time I've seen him grabbing his feet like this. If he didn't have his feet to distract him, I would have called this video, "Get Me Out of Here!"
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Few Firsts

Hair Cut
Well, just a trim really. I didn't want to do it before he was a year old but from the back it looked like he had wings, just look at how long it is! So we trimmed a little around his ears, but not too much. He looks really handsome.
This is how much we cut off. I saved most of it and put it in his baby book.
Jump Jump
I started putting Bergen in the jumper. At first he wasn't sure what to do but after a couple of times he decided bouncing was really fun. He's also really good about spinning in a circle. It kind of cracks me up that it's always the same direction. I think this is a great way to keep him entertained for 15-20 minutes and I can make dinner or do something on the computer hands free, but I think he is so cute I end up sitting by him watching and playing with him for half that time.
Rice Cereal
We've started giving Bergen cereal on occasion. He eats it really well, but is definitely just as interested in holding the spoon and pulling it towards his mouth each time as he is in the actual cereal. Luckily for us he isn't too messy...yet :) I'm sure that will come soon enough. (Notice the shorter hair around his ears)
Rolling Over
Bergen has rolled over 4 or 5 times on his own. Although I'm not convinced it was on purpose. This is the night we got home from Oregon. Travis was getting him ready for bed and was in a very giggly mood. Of course by the time we got the camera the big giggles were gone, but we did capture a roll over.
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I've said it before, but I'll say it again...he's such a little sweetheart and we just love him so much!

Bath Time

One thing we can always count on...Bergen loves his baths! It's been fun to watch him learn to make bigger and bigger splashes. He usually bathes at night right before bed. Which means he goes to sleep with slightly damp hair and that makes for some seriously CRAZY hair in the morning :)