Wednesday, January 27, 2010

4 months going on 5

Amazing things have been going on since we last posted. January 8th marked Donovan's 4th month in this world and we just can't get enough of his cute little smile! We feel like he has grown leaps and bounds since Christmas and has started mastering a whole new set of skills. Our biggest new skill is this:

That's right! He is sitting without support! While he can't seem to do it for very long, this is a HUGE milestone and we are so proud of our little guy. A few other new skills include grasping objects and passing them from one hand to another, actually getting held objects into his mouth where he wants them and doing a bit more tummy time (he has even rolled over a few times). Donovan can also stand with support. If you hold his hands he will push up with his legs to a standing position! We are wondering, with the dislike of being on his tummy, if he may skip crawling and go straight to walking.

Every day brings a new set of surprises and we love watching him learn and discover new things. However, we are not fans of this teething thing and are hoping that the crankiness dies down soon. :)

Here are some new photos from the past month.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas, New Year's and everything in between

We had a busy, and wonderful, holiday season. It started with spending Christmas eve at Grandma's trimming the tree. Donovan even helped hang his first ornament.

We had great fun celebrating our first Christmas as a family of three and Santa even visited Donovan! He not only got a stocking filled with some books, socks and a rattle but he also got a set of board books. What a nice Santa! There was also one gift for him under the tree from us, a set of soft blocks which, promptly, went into his mouth.

After spending Christmas morning at home, we headed to Grandma's house in Rockville. We opened presents (We were all very lucky this year!) and had breakfast. After that, more family arrived to celebrate with us. It was a very wonderful Christmas and Donovan did well with all the new faces and noise.

The day after Christmas, we made the trek up North stopping at Aunt Kathie's along the way. We got to spend the night in Allentown, PA and Donovan got to meet Auntie Kathie, Auntie Laura and Uncle Adam.
On Annee's birthday we made it up to NH and to Dad and Rosemary's. Donovan and Dad settled in and watched some football.

We then spent a busy week visiting friends and family, ending with the traditional New Year's Day celebration at Grandma's in Somerville, MA. Donovan did great with everything and met a lot of new family and friends. He was a terrific traveler and took everything in stride. We had a wonderful holiday visiting everyone and Donovan's first Christmas/New Year's was a  terrific one.