Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Things About Pike: Week Six

I'd intended to do this all along, collect random observations about what he likes/does/etc. each week. But obviously taking care of him trumps writing about him, so it just hadn't happened yet.

  • SIDS be damned, Pike is a side sleeper. Which, actually, his pediatrician says is fine. Thankfully. Cuz if you put him on his back, he WILL roll onto his side immediately. 
  • He has acid reflux and has to take zantac. Weird, right? But it does help. Unfortunately for him, it apparently also tastes like goat pee judging from the faces he makes when we give it to him.
  • Pike is apparently ticklish. Sometimes he gets all squirmy and almost smiley when we tickle his tummy or feet. Same goes for when the puppies lick the same locations.
  • This is more a puppy observation than a Pike observation. We've been surprised to find that Otis is the most paternal of the puppies, watching over Pike and being uncharacteristically sweet and gentle with him. Sophie gets super concerned whenever Pike cries and is finally bold enough to lick him a little and let him touch her. Fang is the least interested in Pike of all - the exact opposite of what we'd anticipated. Of course, given how bonded he is with Wes, I think he's just feeling the pinch of losing out on his own daddy time.
  • He's doing well lifting his head already when we do tummy time. Not for long stretches yet, but if he wants to see something on the other side of him, he by god gets it up and over. He's also good about scootching along if you put your hand against his feet for him to brace against.
  • Socks and mittens are pointless. They last thirty seconds if we're lucky. So we have to deal with a lot of nail filing to prevent a scratchy face and trying to keep him covered to prevent icy fingers. At night it's all about footie pajamas. Those are a lifesafer.
  • He hates having his clothes changed. Seriously. He screams the whole time. But as soon as the clothes are on? BAM! Fine.
  • He has sized up from premie to newborn diapers (feel free to get us more! lol), and has done the same in clothing, although some newborn stuff is actually still a bit loose.
  • Pike's hair is roughly the same as mine and my sister's were at his age - a sort of dark blond. He did inherit a pretty red cast to it from his daddy, though, which is awesome. So far it looks like he'll have Wes' pretty blue eyes. Also awesome.