Thursday, August 27, 2009

My parents were in town a couple weeks back. We had a great time just hanging out with them. It was really hard to say goodbye. Adam was back in school when they left, and Lennon was actually sleeping when they pulled out of the driveway so it was way too quiet and lonely the moment they left. Unfortunately, we won't see them until Christmas (which is only 4 months away) and Lennon will be a very active 9-month-old by then.
Lennon is 5 months old, which is hard to believe. He is grabbing at everything (and putting everything he gets his hands on in his mouth) and talking up a storm. We're having a blast.

At White Fence Farm:

He's teething...he is so close to breaking a tooth, his poor gums are hard and there is one bumpy spot that has to break loose one of these days!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

4 Month Doctor Appointment

Lennon had his 4 month doctor appointment yesterday, which went really well. He got another set of vaccines, which he's been reacting pretty well to. He's a little fussy, but that may also be combined with his teething symptoms. I'm praying that tooth breaks through soon because he's so restless lately--even at night.

Here are his measurements from his appointment:
Weight: 15 pounds, 6 ounces which puts him in the 47th percentile
Length 24.5 inches which is the 21st percentile (he's obviously really short)
Head Circumference: 17.25 inches which is in the 80th percentile (his brain is just so big!!)

The total body percentile (weight for length) is 76%. Not too bad--I was expecting it to be in the 90s because everyone says he's so big. But I think he looks chunkier because of his head size and the fact that he's so short. But still more growing to do...just not too fast!!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wisconsin...Part 2

Some more pictures...
With Julie:
Great Grandma:
Brenna, helping with the teething situation:
Great Aunt Diane:Derrick:Lynn and the future pianist:Hanging out with Grandma in New Glarus:Grandpa, one of Lennon's favorite people!

New Glarus

My parents took us to New Glarus to visit the brewery. New Glarus is a cute, Swiss town of about 2,000 people. We had lunch and ate some great, authentic food. Then Adam, John and I headed off to the original brewery, which is still operational, for the beginning of the special "Hard Hat Tour." The owner and brewmaster, Dan, as well as the productions manager, led the tour. We then headed up the hill to their new, state of the art brewery. The tour lasted 3 hours and at the end we got to hang out with the brewmaster, drinking beer. My mom and Lennon enjoyed their time walking around the town, touring the historical village. We all had a great time!