Monday, April 9, 2007

Clap Your Hands, All Ye People

Smiley Boy has learned to clap his hands, and he is so proud of himself! I walked into his room to get him up this morning, and he was sitting there clapping his hands and watching them intently. I can only imagine what it's going to be like as he begins to do more new things. He also turned the radio up today and started dancing (bobbing his head and grinning). He was proud of that too. He's such a character.

He continues to eat heartily, and I continue to be amazed. It's an amazing feeling to not be counting every ounce, every calorie, and have him actually gaining weight. I still think sometimes about how big he would be if I had just kept pouring formula into the tube. He was getting 40 ounces a day at one point and gaining weight like crazy. I had to sacrifice some of that growth for his learning to eat though, and it has been worth it. I still think about it sometimes though....especially since we've been hovering around the 18-pound mark for so long. He lost about a pound when he was sick, and we're trying to make up for that now. He'll get there though. I just have to RELAX!!! I'm doing better; I really am.

1 comment:

Curly Mommy said...

I'm clapping my hands for Smiley Boy! Well, not right now, I'm typing. Anyway...

You know I understand the weight thing! I'm so glad you don't have to count calories anymore.