Archive for March, 2007

Evan Rolled Over!

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

It took Evan a bit longer than Ellie, but he managed to roll over for the first time today. Much like Ellie, he could get himself 90% of the way there, over on his side, but his arm was just getting in the way. In his case though, the reason his arm was in the way was that his hand was in his mouth. He does that a lot. He drools like crazy and constantly has his hands in his mouth.
Much like Ellie, he was also pissed when he finally made it over onto his belly. He hasn't quite figured it all out yet, as he's only done it once. Hopefully he will do it again so that Lisa can see it.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

A little late, but it took most of the day to get Ellie to finally wear her matching shirt. Apologies for subjecting you to Evan's snotty nose via the Internet.

Copycat

Friday, March 16th, 2007

I noticed that a couple of Evan's recent pictures have been either setup to be just like ones we took with Ellie, or just turned out that way. Recently I posted Evan in his Yankees outfit, just like Ellie wore when she was little. Here are some more examples:


Evan in the Baysox helmet that led to this Ellie classic.


Evan's version of Ellie's Cindy Lou Who. He's more of an Alfalfa.


Ellie was a little older on her first St. Patrick's Day, but I'm sure Evan will be hitting the Guinness hard next year. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! And remember, friends don't let friends drink green beer.

Spring Training

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

What Evan’s Up To

Monday, March 12th, 2007

It occurs to me that I'm not being nearly as diligent in keeping Evan's web page updated as I was with Ellie. I know I have some cute pictures at home, so I will definitely get around to that in the near future. Instead this post is to update everyone on the kinds of things Evan is learning to do.
Evan has gotten really good at finding his hand, and then of course, shoving the whole thing in his mouth at once. He's not as enamored with the pacifier as Ellie was, and he can sometimes pacify himself by sucking on his fingers.
He drools. A lot. We've taken to using a trick my friend Ken taught us. His son Logan was also a copious drooler, and they would put a bib on him to soak up the drool and keep from having to change his shirt all the time. We're now doing that with Evan most of the time.
He's getting really close to rolling over. He's not even trying particularly hard, but when he gets on his side, he tries to grab the floor to pull himself over onto his tummy.
During tummy time, he's finally learned to prop himself up with his arms. Previously, he would just lie there with his face in the carpet or the bed, and try to get his knees under him. Somehow I guess he thought that was the way to go, but now it seems he realizes that driving one's face into the floor is not ideal.
Lastly, he's caught a bit of a cold lately, again, most likely the same one Ellie has (damn you, preschool germs!!!). He seems to be susceptible to getting mucous in his eyes as a result, which is ever so fun to deal with on top of the normal snotty noses. Of course, he still does his "cough, cough, arrooo" routine. I came within 15 seconds of catching it on tape the other day, but I turned off the camera just a little bit early. If we get anything out of this darned cold, it's gonna be the cute sighing thing.