Sunday, February 21, 2010

Branyan loves playing under his Baby Einstein and grabbing the toys that are hanging down. He has recently started to grab and hold onto the hanging toys so hard that he shakes the whole thing.

Here he is having some "tummy time"with nothing to help support him. He isn't strong enough to stay in this postion for long, but he's getting there. Tummy time is recommend to help babies strength the muscles that will eventually allow them to crawl.
With the help of a "booby" pillow, Branayn is able to sit up a bit. He doesn't last very long before he starts to fall forward. But he is getting stronger every day.

He is also learning the hand to mouth coordination.
With all the great and exciting developments that Branyan is making also comes other, not so great developments. Within the last week or so he has begun to arch his back, lock his knees and scream (which have become so much louder). But when he does this there is always a reason, usually a bubble in his tummy that needs to come out.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

(above) kicking it - waiting for the Superbowl to start.

(below) Branyan (who isn't very happy) and me posing with our Seattle PD cousin at his graduation from the Police Academy.