The zebra is a gift from one of Herb's co-workers (actually his manager!) who makes stuffed animals in her spare time. I cringe to call them stuffed animals because they are so much more special than that! Her specialty is My Little Ponies, but she made a zebra especially for Levi since we have his nursery decked out in black and white with zebra print, too! You can find her custom plushies on etsy or right here. Anyway, the idea is to take Levi's picture with this same zebra on the 17th of every month and see how he is growing!
As you can see, Levi is doing well at supporting his head, and can sit up (if propped) for a while without slumping over. He is smiling a lot, has the tiniest giggles, is intrigued by his hands, and coos on command (just say, "aaa-gooo" and you can get him started). He is sleeping about 10 hours at night (with no diapers or bottles!), and takes several naps during the day. He is wearing a size 6 month clothing, but I don't think he'll be in that for the entire winter. He's growing like a weed!
Lovin' the Boppy.
I noticed he has less hair now than he did 6 weeks ago, and it lays flatter than it did. He responds well to my voice and follows Herb and I with his eyes.
New this week has been a lot of drooling, and the introduction to the Bumbo chair (which I scored on Craigslist). He wasn't so sure about the Bumbo at first, but it's growing on him, and it even let us eat a "family dinner" tonight!
This weekend we will celebrate Herb's mom's wedding, and Levi will be rocking it in his first neck tie. You better believe pictures will follow! We're excited for Levi to meet his cousins, Ellie and Cora, and his other uncle Josh (he has 2 of those, you know).
There are probably 200 photos I would love to upload, but for now I'll leave you with a few more from his 3 month birthday today...
Praying with Mr. Z
Giving Mr. Z some love.
**I started writing this before midnight on 11/18/10, but didn't finish until 11/19/10, so technically today he is 3 months and 1 day. Oops!**