Monday, December 2, 2013

17 weeks

When Santino is lying on his back, he rolls to the side and now onto his tummy. He also loves to stuff his fingers in his mouth as you can see.
He is quite stiff legged at times...pushing himself up to a standing position if we're holding him. He's been like that almost since birth. Lately, however, he has been trying to sit up straight when we put him in the bouncy chair or swing. He'll lift his head up as if he's trying to do sit ups.
He continues to growl, laugh and make really loud noises.
Santino finds interest in toys that make noises, like the crinkly books, his Baby Einstein musical toy and Maximus' bright colored blocks. He has a love/hate thing going on with his play mat. Sometimes he can lie there and be completely content and entertain himself, while other times he cries and doesn't want to have anything to do with it. He is grabbing at things more and is able to hold onto them for short spurts. I'm sure all of this learning can be a bit overwhelming for him. Whew...
I am staying busy, and it's exhausting at times, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I feel so blessed to be a Mom to my 2 boys!
Happy day!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

A mom to two that sounds like a great title to a memoir....IT DOES! And I wish I could write that, but I never will.

BUT LOOK AT THIS LITTLE FELLER! Darling, my friend. Have you ever seen the photos that this mom takes of babies, laying on mats and the mats are like a back drop where she arranges things like stars, moons and other things that make it look like the baby is floating in space?'s off of Pinterest.. I need to show you sometime!

THANK YOU so kindly my friend for coming by to visit! What a busy time, isn't it? LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Shirley said...

Love them!! They are both so cute and sweet. You are a great mama, too. I really love this stage that Santino is in - kind of in a routine, non-mobile and non-talking :)
Love you!

Palomasea said...

And I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, dear Heidi! Thank you so much for your kind wishes...I am just now able to visit blog friends here and there.
Look at your adorable Santino!!
How fun this must be with both boys...I hope you are sneaking in naps for yourself.. ;)
Now to catch up with your posts...
Love and blessings,
- Irina

Marianne said...

Two boys is where it's at! Now can I talk you into a third? You make supercute babies!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Santino is getting so big. He is such a cute little guy.

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season with your wonderful boys, Heidi.


Martina said...

Supercute picture - he's getting prettier each week! xox