It has been 4 months and Roan is a Growin'
weight: 16 lbs
length: 27 inches
He started sucking his thumb. He still sucks his hand a lot. In fact he sucks any and everything. His face and hands are constantly wet and it is very cold and slippery when wet. We have started to call him Slimmer. His drooling has also kicked up a notch. He is soaking shirts and chewing on anything he can get his hands on. Yep. The teething process has begun. He has a few teeth we can see but they keep disappearing and reappearing.
Roan also likes to lick things still, it is really cute. However, he doesn't like to get licked. He got licked by a dog, a Boxer named Axel, in the face for the first time. It startled him a bit.
Roan is becoming a break dancer. He is all over the floor when he plays. He lays one way and the next minute he is facing a completely different direction. He has also started to roll from his tummy to his back. EEK! He is a wiggle worm and we can't leave him anywhere high without strapping him down. Speaking of tummy has become a tummy time champ and can lift his head up real high and sit on his elbows.
It is wonderful seeing him discover the world though his eyes. I can always tell when he finds something new as his eyes widen and he stares and then eventually smiles and talks to it. He loves to "people watch." Sometimes I wonder what he is thinking about as he watches things or people.
He is still a little chatterbox and a laughing man. He loves to be tickled and rough housed with Dad. His chattering has changed some and often time he is found talking to his toys or at nothing (I like to think he is talking to angels). Sometimes he moves his month in a talking fashion but nothing comes out. When he does go on his rambling he usually only has one volume...LOUD. He loves it when people talk to him. He starts to smile, his cheeks raise up, his eyes close, and then he wiggles his head and acts shy. If no one is talking to him then he will cough for attention.
Roan is easily startled at times and has a special whimper to express his discontent when he either hears a loud uncomfortable noise or if he is caught of guard.
He is grabbing everything. It is becoming a battle to change his diaper or get him dressed as he will grab and hold onto my hand and fingers while I am in the process. He will grab and pull on his feet and toes. He is very good at grabbing and pulling on my hair and Lars' arm hair. When we carry him around he is so strong. He will sit up and look around and hang onto our shoulders for grib while he hangs out to get a new view of the world.
He is sleeping through the night now, most of the time. It is the best. I love sleep and even though I still wake up to pee or check on him, I feel great getting more consistent sleep and he seems to like it too. Speaking of sleeping. My favorite part of the week is Saturday morning. Because when Roan wakes us up we all cuddle together as a family in bed and goof off. I look forward to it every week.And how does he wake us up, either by lifting up his feet and slamming them down on the best or by scratching the matress with his hands.
Overall, this kid is the best. He is seriously a geninuely happy kid. When he is wired he is funny because he will just talk and smile. He shows how pleased he is by how wide he opens his mouth. The wider it is the happier he is. His mouth is open and moving around a lot.
He does everything with his best friend Dane nowadays. I think he misses him when he goes more than a day without him. Seriously, he sleeps longer when Dane is not around. They actually talk and notice each other too. One evening Roan was whinning and Dane sat by him and listened and anytime Dane talked back Roan stopped talking and listened. I haven't a clue what they said but it helped settle Roan down and he was happier.
As for me things are pretty good. I finally feel like my tail bone is beginning to heal. My wrist is still sore but I have a brace I wear that is helping. I am back at work and the first 2 weeks were awfully hard. I tried working from home here and there and it was tough because I was there but I wasn't and it was emotionally draining. Now I have a pretty consistent schedule and that helps a lot. Anytime I am missing Roan I text my friend watching him and she sends pics. I have a million pictures of him posted around my work area. I admire them during the rough times of the day. I like being back to work and everyone knows that to get me talking all they have to do is ask about my little boy. I am extremely grateful for the ladies who help me with watching Roan while I am at work. I would still rather be at home playing with Roan but that will happen in its own time and in the mean time I am SUPER STEPHANIE!