Linus – Week 12

This week’s theme is: tummy time! Linus’s neck has gotten crazy strong. You might remember a couple of weeks ago I predicted he would roll over any moment. It hasn’t happened yet, and I think it’s  because he’s been putting all of his energy into getting his head up high instead. Which is fine with me – he’s not mobile yet this way.

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Have I told you that Linus always smiles as he falls asleep? Every single time. Nap, bedtime, whatever – always smiles as he’s drifting off. Yen managed to capture it in photo and video!

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Poor little guy. His cheeks must be sore at the end of the day from all of the kisses we give him.

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I came home one day this week and Yen was busy, so I strapped on the bjorn. Of course I had to adjust it like crazy to fit me, but I managed it. What a workout! We estimate he’s close to 12 pounds by now. I guess this is why Yen keeps losing weight even though he can’t find time to go to the gym anymore.

I’m clearly a different ride than Yen, because he fell asleep immediately instead of looking all around as he does when Yen drives.

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He really loves reading books now. I’m guessing it’s the pictures he likes, but he definitely sits and pays attention.

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What a charmer! He’s such a friendly baby. I know there will come a phase when he learns the concept of a stranger and he’ll be more suspicious, but right now he greets everyone he sees with a huge, open smile.

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Here’s Linus with ba hai. She came to visit from Las Vegas for a few days. Linus thinks she’s hilarious – she can get him to laugh! I still haven’t heard it yet, unfortunately.

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I guess this is a developmental milestone: Linus is very interested in his hands. Even when he’s not studying them, he keeps his fingers laced together in a very professorial pose.

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Here’s Linus monitoring while Yen clips his fingernails.

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We have this little mirror to help out with tummy time. Sometimes he seems interested in the other baby, and sometimes he doesn’t seem to notice him.

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This is the little bear suit he wears when it’s particularly cold out – because not going for a walk isn’t an option!

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Speaking of walking: for our weekend ramble, we went to a little forest that’s right in the middle of Lexington. In fact midway through the walk, we were able to pop out onto a street and go say hello to Tan, Susie, and Ruby.

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Here are the guys sleeping in on Sunday morning. They were all tuckered out.

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