Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Seb's Fourth Month

Looking back, this past month has been the most difficult for me although this month has been very exciting for Sebby in terms of development...


Sebby's neck is becoming increasingly strong, he now holds it up without a problem. I can even carry him on my hip!

He rolled from belly to back several times this month and has been doing what looks like a "v sit," pulling his head and chest forward while sitting. Seems like he is getting ready to sit on his own next.

He is doing much better with tummy time, even hanging out and resting on his arms like in this picture.


We've had a rough month when it comes to sleep. Seb got his first set of vaccinations and developed a fever, which kept him up at night a lot for several nights. Since his fever, he has not slept more than 4 consecutive hours. Unfortunately, most nights over the past month involved hourly awakenings. Thankfully, we figured out and resolved some issues complicating his sleep and now we are likely mostly dealing with a habit of night wakings. We will be taking steps to increase the length of Sebby's sleep over the next few weeks and praying that we see huge improvements in this area!


Sebby has become much more vocal over the past few weeks and has learned to make many interesting sounds.

He now takes breaks from eating to tell momma long stories but his favourite person to talk to is his tiger, while sitting in his chair, he will chat with Mr Tiger for up to an hour.


We heard Sebby's first giggle about two weeks ago. He was hanging out in our room one morning, chattering happily and then all of a sudden, he giggled. So cute! When Daddy plays airplane, peek a boo and other games with Sebby, he giggles with excitement.

We're having so much fun with our little big boy and learning lots along the way. We look forward to what his fifth month has in store.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sebby's First Snowman

Gotta love the Alberta climate!

Tuesday I wore sandals for the first time this spring but Thursday morning we woke up to 25cms of snow. Fortunately, by afternoon on Thursday the sun was shining and almost all of the snow was gone. Wanting to enjoy the sunshine, Sebby & I went for a walk. It was so beautiful that I still wasn't ready to go inside when we arrived home so we shovelled the deck then made a snowman.

Well I made the snowman, Sebby was asleep in the carrier the whole time. I thought I'd make a snowman and show it to him when he woke up. Unfortunately, I looked out the window 15 minutes later and...

the snowman was gone!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"I Wesr My Sunglasses At Night"

One of the great things about the Alberta weather is the beautiful sun. As the weather has been getting warmer, Seb and I have enjoyed getting out every day for a walk, a drive to run errands or at least to shovel the snow in our yard. Seb has enjoyed these outings but did seem bothered by the bright sun that was often shining in his eyes.

In the car, we tried a sticky window shade but the suction cups kept coming off the window. While walking, I covered Sebby's face with my scarf but that really limits his view. We wanted to try another solution...


We looked in a few stores last week and they were all sold out of baby sizes but Darren found a pair this week. Even the smallest size only fits if worn like ski goggles over his winter hat. So cute!

Hope his head grows by summer cause we won't be able to keep dressing him in this fleece hat.