Oh, and I won't be able to call him a baby this time next Sunday. (His first birthday!)
This is the typical face that Landon has with the patch on:
What you are about to see is our attempt to comply with Landon's therapy. The goal is to sit him on something low to the ground, where his feet can touch. We are working on him bending over to reach for things, which will strengthen his abdominal muscles. We need to strengthen the abdominal muscles in order to work up to walking. Presently, Landon is sitting up and rolling over, however he is not going from sitting up to laying down (and the reverse). Shame we can't get him to do pilates...
Well, he tried to reach for the multitude of toys, but gave up for something easier to get a hold of:
First one, then the other:
We are also trying to work on feeding. He is still on 5 bottles a day and eating only baby food. If we try to introduce anything with texture (such as rice, soft noodles, soft fruit, etc.) he ultimately gags or just plain spits it out. One thing to encourage feeding himself is to give him a spoon to hold while you feed him. This is his new favorite toy!
And look what we discovered while we were feeding him! His first tooth!!!
Yesterday was a beautiful day. We had a visit from Debby and Jordan and went outside to enjoy the weather and take lots of pictures of three adorable kids. However, three adorable kids rarely want to stand together, look forward and smile at the same time.
Landon really enjoyed his time outside. All new things for him to see. Actually, this is probably the first time he's been outside and has been able to enjoy it. He was too little when the weather was nice before.
He really liked playing with the grass! (Shame on mommy for removing his patch so he could enjoy the outdoors.)
(Note: I had to stand him up here. He will stand up and hold on for a long time, but he's not yet pulling himself up.)