In which Owen encounters a gorilla and learns to love tummy time.
Happy 4 weeks old, Owen! What a wonderful 4 weeks it has been. I won't have his official stats until his appointment on Friday, but last week he had gained a whopping 10 oz--enough for the doctor to stop worrying about his weight gain. He's still long and skinny, though, and the waistbands of most of his little baby pants don't fit. Do they make really tiny-sized belts? (Maybe not...changing his diaper is hard enough already!)
His grand adventure of week 4 was a day at the zoo with his little buddy Lincoln! Lincoln is two days older than Owen. Lincoln's mom Keely and I took the boys and showed them the manatees, the polar and brown bears, the sharks, all of which they slept through, and the gorillas, for whom they woke up. At the gorilla enclosure, we took a break to play with and feed the boys, and were asked by no fewer than five people whether the boys were twins. It would be understandable, since babies all kind of look alike, except that Owen is very Scandinavian/Western European, and Lincoln's features mirror his Korean mother's. Oh well--maybe they were sensing that Owen's Grandpa Dale served his mission in Korea.
When Owen's not at the zoo, he's eating like a champ--every 90 minutes during the day sometimes, and every 2 to 3 hours during the night. He makes "eh eh eh" noises when he wants something, and has worked his way up to a few full-body anger fits when his mom is (how dare she!) off finding a non-soaking outfit. He's also made peace with tummy time...or at least falls asleep when we put him down, thus defeating the purpose of practicing lifting his head. As far as milestones, this week he's really started tracking things (usually his dad), and has absolutely mastered puppy dog eyes.
Anyway, speaking of the "eh eh eh" sounds, he's starting in on them right now, so I'd better be off. Enjoy the pictures (two are from a photo shoot by my college friend Noelle--she's awesome. You can't even tell that Owen was throwing tantrums almost the whole time! The third is showing off this week's church outfit. His first white shirt Sunday! And his electric blue crib is in the background!).