Saturday, March 1, 2008

Kiefer is now crawling! He started a couple of weeks ago, but has only just perfected it. For the first week or so, he looked as though he was doing some sort of break-dancing move… the worm! We grabbed the video camera that first day and we’re glad we did. Take a look at his first “crawl.” Now that he’s got his legs and arms coordinated for crawling, he’s pretty fast. Mr. Oliver isn’t thrilled. Kiefer loves to chase him.

At his 9 month appointment on February 26, Kiefer weighed 19 pounds and was 27 ¾” long. He’s still in the 25th percentile. Luckily, he didn’t need any shots this time.
Kiefer has started eating yogurt and cheese. He also has started feeding himself Gerber vegetable/fruit puffs and Cheerios. He’d probably feed himself more if we let him. We’re slowly transitioning from feeding him to letting him feed himself. It’s just much less of a mess if we feed him and therefore easier.

We have been having a lot of fun with one of his Christmas presents from Grandma and Grandpa. It’s a truck he can ride one. He beeps the horn and squeals with delight when we push him around.
We captured one of his first rides on video.

One of Kiefer’s other favorite activities is his evening bath. He has a rubber ducky and Roel will say, “Quack, quack.” Kiefer also says, “Quack, quack.” It’s very cute. His most talkative time of day is just after dinner and through bath time.

It’s been a very snowy winter here in New England. There is so much snow on the ground and we’re eagerly awaiting the spring when we can go outside more often. We did bundle up Kiefer and take him outside to play in the snow today. He made a few snow angels and was very curious about all the white stuff.

Kiefer now consistently sleeps through the night. It’s very nice. We’re pretty sure the reason he sleeps through the night now is that he is able to roll over and sleep on his stomach, which he finds much more comfortable than his back. It’s amazing how quickly we’re used to sleeping all night again. If there is an occasional night that he doesn’t, it’s devastating!


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