I know I’ve posted a lot of pictures today, but here are a few more of just Charlie, taken early this morning. He is the most wiggly, squirmy little baby I have ever seen. Charlie is not one to sit still on your lap – he constantly has to move, jump, roll, etc. He is trying hard to get the hang of crawling or scooting, but mostly just resorts to rolling around, over and over to get across the room. We have to keep the floor clear of any kind of paper or it ends up in his mouth. He seems to be focusing so much on his physical development that he doesn’t babble or make as many sounds as I would expect, but he is still a very social baby and gives us lots of smiles and sweet expressions. He was very chatty and made a lot of sounds as a newborn, so I’m not worried about it. It’s just interesting see him so determined to move. Charlie can technically sit up for a tiny bit, but often lunges forward or to the side so he can get somewhere else. Below is a rare shot of him sitting for a few seconds.
It really doesn’t last long though!
You can’t totally tell in this picture, but Charlie still has a very watery eye. His pediatrician said he usually waits until the baby is at least a year before correcting it, because sometimes it goes away on its own.
Another interesting Charlie-ism is his quiver lip – when he gets excited, his lip and chin quivers and it is the cutest thing. I need to get it on video one of these days!
I took the pictures below by going outside and taking them with the screen door open. Can you tell that the family room is just DARK?? The only good light is near that screen door. A friend told me today about Solatube, which is kind of an alternative to skylights and more energy efficient. It’s a lot cheaper too! This might be the answer to my very dark family room (that and painting it… which I’m still discussing with Ben). The Solatube system captures sunlight on the rooftop and redirects it into a reflective tube into the interior space and spreads the light throughout the room.
And on a side note, happy anniversary to my parents today! They’re celebrating 32 years!