Men
AND
Crawling

Dave and Spencer
Dave and Spencer

Dave and Spencer

A few pictures of Grandpa Dibble (Dave), and Rob holding Spencer. More pictures in the men album.

Rob and Spencer

Rob and Spencer

In other news, the youngest man, Spencer, is getting really strong. He can kind of crawl a little bit. For example, when Clare got up at 3:30 to nurse, he had scooted from the middle of his crib all the way to the front, so that his head was right next to the side. I guess it was a good thing Ellen got us the crib bumpers. Otherwise we would have a little headbanger in our midst. We’ll have to try to catch this on video some time.

Changing of the guards

Spencer says goodbye to Grandma Felty
Spencer says goodbye to Grandma Felty

Spencer says goodbye to Grandma Felty

Today Grandma and Grandpa Felty went back to the cold weather in Michigan, and Grandpa Dibble came in from Arizona. They were able to say hello to each other for a few minutes in the airport. Grandma Dibble will be coming in Friday for a few days. More pictures in the photo albums

Spencer meets Grandpa Dibble

Spencer meets Grandpa Dibble

Nurse. Nap. Repeat

Clare and Spencer taking a nap after nursing
Clare and Spencer taking a nap after nursing

Clare and Spencer taking a nap after nursing

The last couple days, Spencer has really been into “cluster feeding”. He will nurse almost continuously for hours at a time. He frequently falls asleep after 10 or 15 minutes of nursing, but if Clare tries to get up, then he wakes up and wants more. Hopefully he won’t keep this up for too much longer.

They grow up fast
AND
Rock-a-bye baby

Spencer in the cradle
Spencer in the cradle

Spencer in the cradle

Spencer is really developing quickly. He started holding his head up at day 2, and now he is really into stretching his legs. He has a habit of kicking off his blanket. Then he gets upset because his legs are cold. It seems like he might start crawling next week. When I set him on my chest, he will kind of crawl up me. It is pretty amazing.

Spencer in the family cradle

Spencer in the family cradle

I wanted to mention development, but I have to include a couple cute pictures too. My Aunt Betty loaned us the family cradle, which my parents used with me, and my Aunt Betty used with her kids (who live near Denver). Clare and I both really enjoy passing down things from prior generations.

Friendfeeding is a family affair
AND
Spencer’s first excursion

Friendfeeding family
Friendfeeding family

Friendfeeding family

Today we took Spencer with us to Target, which was the first time we had taken him out of the house since he came home from the hospital. We planned it so that we left just after feeding him, and he was very cool. He was awake during part of it, but did not fuss at all. We even got to have lunch at our favorite Thai restaurant by our house.

We also decided to dress Spencer in his Friendfeed onesie today. Once I saw Louis Gray’s kids in them, I knew I had to have one! For the picture hungry, there are more in the friendfeed album

Grandma Felty holding Spencer

Testing out the video camera a bit. Grandma Felty has really enjoyed holding Spencer. If Grandpa Felty gets over his cold before he leaves, he will get his chance too. We’re happy to have him be our videographer for the moment.

Baby burrito sunbathing

baby burrito sunbathing
baby burrito sunbathing

baby burrito sunbathing

When we swaddle Spencer, we think he looks like a baby burrito. This afternoon we burritoed him up and let him sleep in the sun for a bit. He tolerated it for about 30 minutes or so. He is still not too wild about the sun, but we are trying to make sure he gets his vitamin D.

baby burrito sunbathing

baby burrito sunbathing

ABCs through osmosis

Spencer learning the ABCs
Spencer learning the ABCs

Spencer learning the ABCs

Grandma Dibble (Ellen) got us fully outfitted with cribs, bumpers, and a comforter for the crib. She found a great deal on some ABC patterned stuff. We are hoping that Spencer will start to learn them just by being covered with them. For those craving more photos, check out the ABCs photo album

Clare holding Spencer

Clare kisses the cutest son in the world (maybe we are biased)
Clare kisses the cutest son in the world (maybe we are biased)

Clare kisses the cutest son in the world (maybe we are biased)

After Spencer’s first bath and some nursing, Spencer seemed very content, so we got the chance to chat with the grandparents a bit and relax a little.

Clare likes holding Spencer

Clare likes holding Spencer