Earlier this week, daddy was enjoying some asparagus. Andrew wanted to enjoy some too. He didn't end up having too much of that or the banana we offered the next night, but he did enjoy some of a waffle this morning.
On Saturday, we headed down to Colorado Springs to meet up with Uncle Tyler, who is on TDY in Pueblo. We met at Colorado Mountain Brewery to watch the Falcons take on the Broncos at Boise State. The game wasn't a W, but we kept it close enough that if our defense had been healthy (like having ANY starters at all on the D-line) we just might have been able to pull it out. Uncle Tyler told us about his rigorous pilot training - sounds stressful and exciting. We are very proud of you!
We then took the opportunity to earn some "hits" in the US Airway Grand Slam mileage earning promotion and crashed at the Comfort Inn in Colorado Springs. We took advantage of the indoor pool and Andrew went swimming for the first time (in his zoogie cloth swim diaper).
At first he was not too sure at all...
...but in no time he was kick-kicking away. He has a great flutter kick and a great froggie kick, and I could feel him pushing himself around against my chest.
We are right in the middle of the 26 week sleep regression (thank you Wonder Weeks for making us feel not crazy!), and so the past few nights have been really challenging. His body wants to keep practicing rolling over, which he has been doing more and more - didn't think that was possible! - even stringing multiple rolls together to move around the room. He's also been scooting, especially on his back, attempting to sit up by himself, and he looks like he could take off crawling any second. To top all of that off, I think his first tooth is just about ready to break through (it has not broken the skin yet, but is bulging up in his gum). So there are a lot of physical changes and developmental leaps going on for our guy right now... and his sleep is suffering for it. Hopefully it'll only be another week or so and we'll be back into normalcy.
Andrew also supervised the carving of his first pumpkin this weekend, but that gets a post all to itself in Part II....