Being a baby is time consuming. It’s hard to believe how much time has passed since my last post as I’m almost 15 weeks old. Although much has happened since I last blogged, this one will focus mostly on the holidays.
Christmas presents came early to mommy and daddy this year as the week before Christmas I slept straight through the night (830-6ish) 4 night in a row, and one of those nights, I was out late at a Christmas party and didn’t get home until just before midnight. I’ve started to wake up once for a feeding in the middle of the night again and but that has more to do with my voracious appetite than my schedule…or so we think. I am drinking over 8 ounces of milk before I go to bed and that certainly is evidence for why I’m hovering somewhere in the 13 pound range We’ll confirm this at the 4 month doctor’s visit in 2 weeks. Check out my cheeks in my photos! Aren’t they the best?
Like my cheeks, my house was FULL over Christmas. I got to see both sets of grandparents and all of my aunts and uncles, except for Aunt Nikka who I missed a lot….she’s the pretty Russian girl laying on the floor with me and Uncle Michael in the last post.
Here I am with Uncle Cesar (mommy’s twin) and Aunt Sonia and here I am with Uncle Alex, Aunt Diana and Abuelita.
Here I am sleeping with Uncle Michael and here I am playing on my mat with Tio Lalo and Tia Ne.
Everyone has a nickname in this family – some of mine include, “Buds,” “The MonkeyMan,” “Andy-Chuck” (my Nascar name), and “Mr. Charles.” My grandad’s favorite name for me is “The Emperor” or “Prince” because I rule the house. Here I am waking up from a nap on my granddad.
All in all, the holidays were so much fun. I tried to stay on schedule as much as possible but definitely had some hyper-stimulation. I got some great presents including a BOB stroller for running with mommy, lots of toys and some really hip clothes. I even gave some gifts myself including a grandmother’s bracelet for grandmom. Look at how happy she looks when I gave it to her!
This next week will be a big week for mommy and daddy to organize the house, their work and prepare for the new year. I also get to celebrate my daddy’s birthday on the 30th! Even though mommy is heading back to work at the beginning of the year, my New Year’s resolution is going to be to update the blog more often.