Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

When Aunt Janet sent Miguel a mini-tux to ring in the new year, we knew we had to dress up for the Handlebar's 12/31 fundraiser for the Bloomingdale Trail. We hope the trail is open by the time he is old enough to ride a bicycle!

Friday, December 22, 2006

2nd month letter

It’s hard to believe Miguel is almost 2 months. He’s already outgrown some of his outfits. We think he’s nearly 11 pounds. He still likes to eat every 3 hours, between 3 and 5 ounces (though on one hungry afternoon, he gobbled down 6!) He’s usually very calm, with bright and wide open eyes, except of course when he sleeps, which he still does quite a bit. But every now and again, he’ll belt out some ragged cries—proving that he does have terrific lung capacity. He also seems to be experimenting with other noises (aaah!, ehhh! aaaay! oooo!)

Lately, he has been working hard to get his right thumb into his mouth. He doesn’t get too upset when his thumb strays to his eye instead—he just keeps plugging away. His legs are getting strong—he likes to practice standing on mommy’s tummy. He’s also lifting his head, and “working out” during tummy time. He can be quite the wriggler.

Miguel’s a hardy traveler. He didn’t whimper once on the airplane ride to Gin’s grandparents’ house in Baltimore, and he loves going on walks and taking the bus. It’s a thrill to have him along for our big and small adventures. He has many admirers—from the check-out ladies at the grocery store to Michael’s co-workers who line up to hold him during visits to the office.