Accomplishments: Zeke can now hold his head up while sitting- he's pretty steady. He prefers lying on his back to his stomach. Zeke can roll over from back to front, however since he pretty much hates being on his stomach, he rarely does this. Another accomplishment was surviving his very first 7.3 earthquake by sleeping through it and then talking on the news about it. He was very cute. It's not quite an accomplishment, but Ezekiel has now acquired a birth certificate and a US passport- no small feat!
Favorite activities: Zeke loves holding onto things and putting them in his mouth, reading books, bathtime, and swimming. Any opportunity he has to hang out without clothes on makes him smile. We're borrowing an exersaucer from some friends, and he just started using it this past weekend. He loves it! Besides eating, perhaps Zeke's favorite activity is still watching his dad play the guitar and sing for him.
Favorite friends: This past month, Zeke has spent plenty of time with Mom and Dad- his best friends. He's also enjoyed daytimes with his babysitter, Jessa. Zeke loves looking at Ruby, his dog and he has recently realized that Ruby is another member of our family. Tonight, he reached out and touched her mouth, and Ruby just patiently sat there- so happy to be included. During Carnival in La Ceiba, Zeke had the opportunity to hang out with many of our friends, as well as many strangers that wanted to touch and hold our cute baby. He's a really social guy.
Future plans: Last night, Zeke tried his first bites of rice cereal. It may be a little longer until he figures out how to keep most of the food in his mouth, but he was very excited to try. He's been eyeing our food at mealtimes and grabbing towards plates. In the upcoming months, we hope Zeke will master eating. (Or at least getting food to stay in his mouth)
I had claimed that Zeke was a fantastic sleeper in previous months. He still goes to bed very easily at night, however as he's growing, he's starting to wake up more at night again. In the near future, I hope Ezekiel begins sleeping through most of the night again.
Other future plans include a visit later this month to the U.S. to meet many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. He can't wait!