Anyway, here are some of the things that I have noticed about our cute little bundle that we'd like to share...and remember.
He held his head up the first night. Right after being born and having his first dinner, he was raising his head up off of my chest and looking around. It is so adorable when he does it, because his head is so big and his neck and body are so small that it almost doesn't even look natural. I call it the turtle because he looks like the turtle on Finding Nemo or on Never Ending Story. He also does the turtle head move when he is looking for his dinner or when he is hungry. It opens his mouth wide and shakes his head back and forth, it is pretty adorable.
He also does this head stretch thing where he puts his chin as high up in the air as he can and he kinda looks like E.T. which is funny cuz his name is Tenzin Ethan, T.E. or backwards, E.T. Hahah.
His other look is that he gets all grumpy and scowly when he is crying or waiting to eat and he looks like an old man. We can just see how he is going to look when he is old plus some super wrinkles. He is super adorable! I know, I keep saying that...but he really is adorable in all his wierd little faces and movements.
He loves to have his fingers and hands up by his face and moves them around in all sorts of poses. We know he doesn't know what he is doing, but he does the Ohm, Buddha middle and thumb finger together. He also throws the Peace sign and occassionally flips us off. He is always doing some sort sign with his hands. As the picture I posted shows, he is also fond of having his legs folded as tightly and close to his body as possible. This and his Ohm sign proves to me that he is in fact the Dali Lama in reincarnated! ;-P
Tenz is a huge hog. He loves to eat and has totally skipped the newborn stage of just sleeping and eating. He eats 4 to 5 ounces at a time, so he sleeps 4 to 5 hours at a time, instead of the usual 2 of each. He also stays awake for an hour or longer in between each of the feedings. So he is looking around and listening and growing accustomed to his envirnoment. He is good at self soothing and doesn't cry a lot. He is a really calm and sweet baby, but he has some lungs so if he does get annoyed, you will know it! He is starting to try and roll over, not completely, but he rocks his shoulder until he gets on his side. Once I would think it was an accident, but he has doen it so often following sounds, we can tell he is trying to move. Since he held his head up from his day of birth, we can't question that he is a strong young buck that just wants to get moving! I wish he'd take a step back just to give me some time to grow accustomed to all the changes. But the eating more so sleeping longer thing is a huge perk, I must admit.
He likes to make all these little squeaking sounds that sound like a little bird or something when he is just waking up or just trying to get to sleep. He loves his daddy and whenever he hears Pete's voice, he perks up his head and looks around. I don't know that his eyes can distinguish one blob from another, but he sure tries!
It is sad that he has gotten all the baby in the real world skin issues, he is flaking and shedding and he has the little red bumps on his cheeks and the baby acne on his nose. But it is just the way that being exposed to the world works.
Anyway, those are the things I can think of to say about our precious bundle right now, but I will keep it up! Here are todays pictures...