Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two months old tomorrow...

Tomorrow Flint will be two months old and so far he is earning an A+ on his developmental milestones. The 2 month milestones include:

-Beginning to smile at people...check
-Can briefly calm himself (ex. brings hands to mouth to suck)...check
-Tries to look at parent...check
-Coos and gurgling sounds...check
-Turns head towards sounds...check
-Pays attention to faces...check
-Begins to follow objects with eyes and recognize people at distances...check
-Shows boredom (cries/fussy) if activity doesn't change...check
-Can hold head up and begin to push up on tummy...check (though he often dislikes tummy time)
-Smoother movements with arms/legs...check

He is also hitting some of the 4 month milestones already, such as:

-Smiles spontaneously, especially at people
-Begins to babble
-Babbles with expression and copies sounds he hears (he copies Uh, Ooh, and Ahh sounds)
-Cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired
-Responds to affection
-Reaches for toy with one hand (for the first time today)
-Follows moving things from side to side
-watches faces closely
-Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface (and he supports his own weight with us stabilizing him)
-Brings hands to mouth

We're super proud of our little guy and so excited by all his new skills. Every day brings new surprises and advancements. His smiles are much more frequent and are maintained for longer periods now. Twice now I have heard the start of a chortle with a smile...laughing is right around the corner.