4 months!

I can’t quite believe that here I am writing a 4 month post already (and a few days late at that – ha!). I feel like Joey has changed so much over the last month – and in the last couple weeks specifically.

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A month ago he could barely lift his head off the ground when he was on his tummy – now he pushes himself all the way up! (Although, his face will tell you it’s still a lot of work! And he still needs breaks as you can see…)

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This month he went from sleeping a 4-6 hour stretch at night to sleeping 7-8 which is awe-some!!

He is very aware of people he doesn’t now. He often sticks his lip out or even cries when first meeting someone, but does usually eventually warm up.

He has lots of awake time and is loving his play mat. Uncle James got him a little monkey that he is in LOVE with! He finally figured out on Monday how to grab it and he held on to that monkey tail with all his might πŸ™‚

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He just can’t get enough bath time. It never fails – if he’s cranky and nothing’s working – bath is always the answer. He screams when you take him out now! He even has started playing with his duckie when I put it in there – it takes a lot of coordination and concentration, but he can usually get it!

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He has started sucking his thumb pretty consistently! He was sucking on his fists for a while, and it almost seemed like an accident one day that his thumb popped in his mouth. Now he tries to get it all the time – but still lacks great coordination so he struggles sometimes.

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He is obsessed with his tongue – and anyone else’s! He loves if you stick your tongue out at him. He will stick his out too, and also tries to mimic any noise you make with your mouth.

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He is getting so good at his smiling πŸ™‚

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He loves looking at himself in the mirror – and is getting close to rolling from tummy to back!

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Monday night Joey got to go to his first Royals game (thanks to MHC Kenworth)! He slept through the whole thing (despite taking a 3.5 hour nap before we went!), but got his official Royals fan certificate for his first game.

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First Steps will be coming out every 6 weeks to check up on him and do some therapy with him. I can’t wait for her to see how much he’s changed and all the things he can do now that he couldn’t a month ago!

Sunday night we all went out in the pool – the puppies weren’t being so cooperative, but you can at least see a part of each of the 5 of us all in the pool that night! Joey loved it of course πŸ™‚

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Just one more – our little (big!) answer to prayer.

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