Thursday, January 15, 2009

Belly Surfing Brennan!

Brennan is really changing so much, so very quickly. He will be five months old soon and at his 4 month well baby appointment he weighed 20lbs and was 27 1/2 inches long. He can now roll from his back to his stomach and Samuel and I call him rolly polly Brennan. The name is two-fold: one he likes to roll all over the place when you put him down and two he is a chub. Samuel will touch his cheeks and say, "you chubby Brennan." Brennan also loves to "belly surf." He gets both of his arms and legs off the ground and just rocks himself on his belly. He is belly surfing.

I really believe it won't be long before he is crawling because he inches himself around already and turns around while on his stomach. Just like his big brother, he loves to be naked! If you put him on the floor and strip him down, he is very happy and content for quite a while. I wonder where they get this from? :) I think they are on to something though...

Did someone say drool? Well, as you can see by the picture above Brennan is drooling non-stop and if not drooling he is spitting up. Poor baby has reflux, but the doctor thinks by at least 9 months it should get better!?! 9 months...I was hoping like maybe 6 months. The drool on the other hand is because he is teething. Brennan is constantly chewing on something and he even takes his pacifier from his mouth and will chew on it instead of sucking.

Welcome back excer-saucer! Samuel loved this thing and it seems that Brennan enjoys it also, which is nice for mama. It is always handy to have some place safe and entertaining to put the baby when I need both hands free. I like it because it not only entertains, provides development of various muscles, but it also prevents baby from being stepped on or sustaining any other form of injury that a toddler could inflict on baby purposely or by accident.

This brings me to Samuel's new found interest in his baby brother. I absolutely love seeing Samuel interact more and more with Brennan. He will talk to him and tell him that he loves him. When Brennan starts to babble Samuel says, "he talkin' mama." Samuel wants to know where Brennan is if he can't see him. He also has been asking if Brennan can play, usually on his cushions that he is building mountains and houses and boats out of. The other day we made a little "casuta" house out of the cushions. All three of us were crammed under our little roof reading a book. Samuel got the biggest kick out of Brennan being in there with him. However, along with all this lovin' comes some danger...yikes! Samuel likes to touch Brennan's face and chubby cheeks. He likes to hug him and try and pick him up. Last night while watching American Idol (I know I know, I'm a horrible mom), Samuel was playing with Brennan's fingers putting them in his mouth. All is well until Brennan starts screaming crying. I look at his finger and there on his chubby finger are two distinct teeth indentations. Samuel had bit him. After his time out we talked about how what he did was mean and how he hurt his brother. That night during prayer, when I thank God for Jesus who died on the cross to forgive us for all the bad things we do, Samuel said, "I bit Brennan, that was mean." I told him yes it was but that God forgives us and that He loves us even when we do mean things.
There you have it...a mini update on Brennan's new accomplishments and also a little about Samuel the big brother!


Christina said...

Em - those pictures are great! I can't believe how big Samuel is and how much he's saying! I miss you guys so much and hope to see you soon.

Nathan, Amanda, Violet and Anara said...

They are so adorable! I love roly poly Brennan - the more rolls the better.