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LP Goes to Day Care.....

Today was LP's very first day at day care.  Luckily for both of us, I didn't have to go to work today due to the weather so we got to ease into it a bit.  Instead of dropping LP off at 7:30 and then racing to catch my train, leaving him to be picked up by Daddy at 5, I took him over around 10:30 and went back to pick him up at 4.  We're going to a home day care around the corner and all of the other kids canceled today which meant that LP was the only one there and got to spend his first day of day care bonding one on one with L, our day care provider.  Tomorrow will be the real deal, a long day at day care and other kids as well.  It's only 3 days a week though so I'm sure we'll all survive!

When I went to pick LP up, L said to me "I don't know how you get anything done all day!".. Apparently he was NOT a good napper today which is no big surprise.  She said that tomorrow being around the other kids will probably tire him out and he'll nap better.  I hope so!  My thinking is that I'd rather him not nap much during the day and sleep well at night than nap frequently and then wake up a lot at night...

LP is now three and a half months old.  He REALLY wants to be sitting up on his own but just can't quite do it yet... He's pretty good when you prop him up though, holds his head very steady, so I think he'll be sitting on his own in the next month or so (although I'm sure it will be several months until he can actually get himself into a sitting position!).

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In the picture below he was originally leaning back against the throw pillow but managed to pull himself forward so that he was almost sitting on his own (his right shoulder was against the back of the couch).  He did pretty well until he lost control of his giant noggin and proceeded to spit up all over the couch and then topple head first into his own puke.  Didn't seem to bother him too much though!

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LP is doing a lot more talking lately, he's constantly making noises as though he's having a conversation.  Last night he talked to his feet for about 20 minutes which had Paul and I laughing pretty hard.  He smiles a ton, especially when Mommy or Daddy make funny faces at him (he particularly likes it when I stick my tongue out at him) but he hasn't quite mastered smiling for the camera yet:

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Uncle Nelson and Aunt San came to visit last weekend!

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Smiling or not, he's always a cutie!! (and is particularly sweet when he finally does fall asleep!)

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So life has been good in Little Paul land... it's been a busy few weeks full of play dates, a visit to Mommy's office to meet her boss and her former colleagues, and now day care, but he adjusts pretty well to things and has been consistently sleeping through the night for more than a month now (knock on wood) so we really can't complain!

Here's hoping tomorrow's full day of day care and my first day back at work go well! 



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