Blinky

Spencer blinking to audio and visual cues

Spencer blinking to audio and visual cues
Spencer blinking to audio and visual cues
Spencer generally likes riding in the car. Really, he likes getting out of the house; he likes a change of scenery. But he doesn’t like waiting around. I can empathize with that. After I strap him him into his car seat, I do not have long until he starts to get fussy. So while I am getting the diaper bag, shopping bags etc., I try to keep him entertained. Last week I was playing around with the little doo-dad that hangs off his car seat, and I noticed that he was blinking along as I pulled this toy up and down. So naturally, I took a video to share with the world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Playing with toys

Spencer playing with a toy

Spencer playing with a toy
Spencer playing with a toy

Spencer has started to get interested in toys in the last couple weeks, especially one that make some rattling and crumpling noises. Here is a little video of him playing with two of his favorite toys.

Rolling over

Spencer working on rolling over

Spencer working on rolling over
Spencer working on rolling over

Last week Spencer turned 3 months old, and apparently he decided that it was time for him to learn how to roll over. He worked on it all week, and by the 21st had gotten all the way over from back to front. Now whenever we put him down on his back, he almost immediately rolls over to his tummy. Needless to say, we are very impressed.

Here is a little video with several attempts. I apologize for the poor quality and large size. I am still trying to figure out how best to share video on the internet.

Spencer’s mobile [mobeel]

Spencer's mobile
Spencer's mobile

Spencer's mobile
Spencer enthralled by the mobile

Spencer enthralled by the mobile

Sandy and Elise got us a very cool mobile, which I set up for Spencer last week. I set it up last week because he has been more and more interested in checking out his surroundings, and has been fascinated with fans for awhile now. Much to our delight, it keeps him entertained for a fair amount of time, sometimes even 20-30 minutes, though it depends on his mood. On Sunday he was very amused by the mobile for awhile, and I was lucky enough to catch him on video.

It’s a tiny love “nature’s serenade mobile”. It turns around, plays music, and can light up. What I think it particularly cool about it, is that it is on a slant, and has some things on it that move up and down as it turns around, since the slant gives it some gravity to work with. My only complaint is that they seem to have misnamed Clair de Lune as “nature”.

Hi Spencer!

Spencer smiling
Spencer smiling

Spencer smiling

Spencer keeps cooing more and more all the time. We really think that some of his coos sound like “hi”. Here is some video evidence of his cooing. Do you hear him say hi?

Cooing in the bumbo chair

Spencer enjoying the bumbo chair
Spencer enjoying the bumbo chair

Spencer enjoying the bumbo chair

Since Spencer seemed to have such good head control from a very early age, we started experimenting with putting him in the Bumbo chair starting about one month. He didn’t like it very much at first, and was probably too young, but now he seems to like it, and will sit in it for 5-10 minutes at a time. He is also cooing more and more, which we really like. Here is a little video I shot of the guy in his bumbo chair.

Heads up!

Lately we have been very impressed by Spencer’s head control, and by how much he seems to enjoy “tummy time”. We feel very fortunate in this regard, since most of our friends with children have all experienced their children utterly hating tummy time.

Occasionally Spencer will roll over from his stomach to his side or back, but I have yet to capture it on film, despite my encouraging. Here is a little video from last week of Spencer playing on his stomach.

Scooching

Spencer shows off his scooching skills
Spencer shows off his scooching skills

Spencer shows off his scooching skills

On Friday Spencer was awake and happy for awhile, so Clare decided to play with him on the floor for a bit. I got a little video of him demonstrating his scooching skills. It seems like he might start crawling at any moment. He has the leg part down pretty well, but not the arms. When he is motivated though, he can definitely move his little body quite a bit. Later Friday night he was sleeping in his crib, and when he told us he was ready to wake up, we found that he had scooched from the middle of the crib all the way to the front, and was pushing his ahead against the rails. He had a little dent in the top of his head. And this is with the crib bumpers installed!

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.