Mitchell is eight weeks old today!
The only picture in which he’s smiling got photobombed by Laika, but I’m using it anyway. All the other pictures have his fists in his mouth. They must taste fabulous, because he’s constantly trying to eat them lately.
Other than eating his fists, he’s been passing his time by eating a whole lot and talking even more. People have stopped saying “He’s so tiny!” when we go out and started saying “Wow, he’s huge!” Including the Sonic carhops. I had to face reality on Saturday: I have an addiction to Sonic iced tea. When the carhop came to my car, she said she hadn’t seen me in awhile (because I’d been going in the afternoon instead of the morning) and then she started talking about how big Mitchell is getting and how fun it is to watch him grow.
Another reason today was special: Election Day! We voted as a family and Mitchell even got a sticker. I don’t know what these Constitution stickers are. I want my “I Voted” sticker! Quit mixing it up, Kansas!
I started tummy time at three weeks, but he was so mad about it that I took a time-out. I started it up again this week, but Mitchell came prepared this time. He simply laid there when he was straight on his tummy.
So I decided to prop him up with his Boppy. Unfortunately, he just wiggled his way down so he could rest his head on it.
I decided not to let him win, though. Later in the day, I tried again, and started to think he was going to finally enjoy his tummy time!
He was looking very interested in his frog toy, he was happy and gurgling; basically, all was well in the world. I was going to fulfill one of those dreaded mommy requirements easily. But then, in the blink of an eye, he decided he REALLY liked that frog toy. And wanted to meet Mr. Frog.
Boom. Well, not really a boom. He didn’t even get upset. Luckily that’s a pretty thick blanket. Notice that tuft of hair on the back of his head? It looks like a cross between a mullet and a rat tail. Trust me, I’ve come very close to cutting it to the length of the rest of his hair. It was supposed to fall off with the rest of his hair!
More pictures! Not all of these are from the last week. I cleared some pictures from my phone. The ones of him in his stroller are from his very first stroller ride!