Wednesday, March 26, 2008

And now some of Anthony's favorite things

Taking baths is hit and miss for Anthony, meaning sometimes it's a hit, and he loves it, smiling and laughing all along. Usually it becomes a miss when I pour water over his face (I heard it helps him get used to the water and makes swimming lessons easier later on.) But then again sometimes he doesn't mind the water in his face. He is pretty good about getting dressed in the morning now too. Used to be that diaper changes and getting dressed really upset him. Now he is more likely to get upset if he has a dirty diaper. This is a play gym that his Auntie Lisa gave him. He just recently started taking an interest in it. It used to hold his interest for only a few minutes, but now he will lay there and look at and play with the toys hanging down for much longer periods of time (which is what he is doing now actually). If he can't reach the toy he wants to look at, he will scoot himself until he can reach it. In this picture he has pushed himself off of the boppy pillow to play with the hanging donkey.
The little singing doggy bouncer seat is still a big hit with Anthony. He loves to watch it sing and dance. He starts laughing and wiggling when it's on. I have tried to get him laughing on video, but he is on to me, and every time I get the flip out, he stops doing it.
Its always a sure thing to put him in the air and shake him. Or play elevator. It really gets him laughing, even when he is super grumpy.

Other things that are a hit is his Baby Einstein videos, his pacifier, and he has recently started taking interest in reading books.

Things that are usually always a miss are his swing (sadly) and tummy time. We're working on the tummy time thing though. My sister Rachael has me worried that I am prolonging a developmental milestone (of rolling over) by not putting on his tummy.


Christine said...

Everytime I check back, Anthony has grown so much. He is such a handsome guy!

Tina in CT said...

Rachel is the doctor and an experienced mom of 4.

He is just so adorable.

I always put some water over my daughter's head to have her get used to it and had her in the pool at about 6 or 7 weeks old. She was a swimming fish by 3. We lived at the CT shore summers and I wanted her to know how to swim. I can't remember not swimming as a child as my grandmother lived on a lake and had me swimming at an early age. I have memories of being on my dad's back as he dove off the low dock behind our summer cottage at the beach. I loved doing that.

Before you know it, you'll be able to go to mommy and me swimming lessons with Anthony.

Rachael said...
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Rachael said...

Cute pics; he is changing so quickly!

Hope I didn't stress you out too much on the tummy time thing, but it IS important, esp. since babies spend so much time on their backs now with the "back to sleep" initiative. Blah, blah, blah.

Did I mention what a cutie he is?!

Cecelia said...

Hope I can come and see him before he starts to school.

Libby G. said...

I swear Anthony gets cuter every time I see him! I posted new pictures of Teagan, like you asked me to!

Natalie said...

He's so happy and cute. He looks really small in the picture that Todd is holding him. I love his little face. He kind of reminds me of Jack when we were all in Myrtle Beach.

Amy said...

He is SO cute! I can't believe how big he is getting!