First Roll!

This morning Griffin managed his first unassisted roll from front to back.  He has made it onto his side before, and has made it with some help, but this time he was on his tummy in the middle of Grandma and Grandpa Stocco’s bed and managed to flip onto his back with no parental (or grandparental) guidance!  Tummy time, for Griffin, often sounds a bit like torture.  He grunts and groans, huffs and puffs, turns red in the face, but hasn’t had the coordination or muscle-strength to crawl or roll.  At this point he can’t repeat the feat reliably, but with a bit more practice he’ll be falling off the furniture in no time.

First Tooth!

Griffin’s first tooth emerged today!  We still can’t quite believe it.  (Sarah was convinced that his increased drool and fussiness was due to teething, but it seemed to be too soon.)  His left lower central incisor pushed through his gum and it’s companion (to its right) looks to be not far behind.

First Canoe!

Captain Griffin!
Captain Griffin!

The wind and rain let up enough today for us to get out on the lake.  Griffin wore his brand new life vest.  (I thought I would get laughed at, or reported to CPS, when I asked the sports store people if they had infant life vests… but they totally did!) He was a trooper for the first part of the trip, but definitely got fussy while we explored the eastern end of the lake.  We didn’t want to push it, so we headed back to the dock after 20-30 minutes and left him with Grandpa Jeff.

Griffin and his mother, ready for the water.
Griffin and his mother, ready for the water.
Alli starting a feeding to forestall any grumpiness.
Alli starting a feeding to forestall any grumpiness.
Sarah and Griffin getting comfortable in their berth.
Sarah and Griffin getting comfortable in their berth.

First Flight!

We took the red eye from SFO to Minneapolis early this morning and Griffin was a champ.  He fell asleep at the airport in SF and basically slept through the flight and the two hour drive to St. Peter where he woke up in time to be cute for breakfast with the Stoccos.  On the flight, however, he did something that I will never forget.

Sarah was sleeping with Griffin wrapped up on her lap next to me.   I turned out my light for a bit, trying to sleep.  After about fifteen minutes, I gave up, turned the light back on and pulled my book out of the seat pocket.  I glanced over at Griffin, and saw his eyes open, squinting up into the light.  “Uh oh!” I thought, “I blew it… he’s going to scream for the rest of the flight!”  He looked around sleepily for a moment, anxiety melting away as he saw Sarah’s face above him, then my face glowing in the darkness.  His eyes fell shut and he smiled the biggest, happiest smile as he sank back into sleep.