Wednesday, April 30, 2008

And we have a tooth!!!

After six months of on-and-off teething (the last three or four days of which have definitely been more of the "on" variety), I think Gavin's first tooth is finally coming through! I can finally feel something razor-sharp right at his gumline. The last few days he has been a lot more clingy, he wants to nurse all the time, and he hasn't been sleeping well. Tonight we finally gave him some Tylenol so he could settle down enough to get to sleep (I've been really trying not to give him medicine for it for the last few months). Whenever the tooth can actually be seen inside his mouth, I'll post a photo. Right now, I can barely get him to open his mouth for me to look in for a quarter second. I'm sure it doesn't feel too great to have my finger rubbing on his sore gums!

In other Gavin news, he is loving walking around holding on to our hands. Everyone asks if he is crawling yet, and the answer is a resounding "no!". He pretty much still hates being on his stomach, although he seems not to mind as much when he is very tired. Tonight he actually moved his arms while in the classic crawling position. Watching him, I really think he just lacks interest - he is certainly strong enough for it.

On the Move

Saturday, April 19, 2008

New Videos

Here are a few new(ish) videos. (Flickr now lets you upload video up to 90 seconds! Yay! Let me know if this is too slow downloading for you, though - I can try smaller file sizes if needed.)

Gavin Laughing

I've been meaning to put this video up for a while now. It was taken in March when my parents (Gavin's Papa and Mimi) were in town. They brought him a flying squirrel stuffed animal, and Papa was playing with him with it one evening when he started laughing like crazy. It was the first time we had ever heard him laugh out loud like this, and it lasted for at least 10 minutes!

Gavin Clapping

Gavin started clapping about 2 weeks ago on his own accord (we hadn't been trying to get him to do it or anything - he just randomly started putting his hands together). He's gotten much better at it since then and gets a pretty good sound out of it. This video is from the first day of clapping. He gives me a kiss at the end, too. :)

Gavin Eating Applesauce

This video is from last week; we were trying to get a picture of the funny scrunched-up face Gavin made when he first tried blueberry applesauce, but he didn't make it again. So, it's just a cute video of him eating.