Monday, October 13, 2008

How big is Matthew?

So big!

Is he ever big ... tall that is. He has outgrown his infant carrier at 26 inches, but at 15 pounds he isn't ready for a booster. He isn't even 4 months old yet!! We bought a convertible made for 5-40 pounds, but it does not fit securely in the van. Now I'm thinking we may get another infant carrier that will last to 30 inches and as many pounds. What an ordeal! Any moms have good advice?

In other news, Joshua and I celebrated our fourth anniversary last week. We lumped it together with both of our birthdays for one big date night. We had a lovely dinner overlooking downtown Tacoma and the bay. Then we headed off for Tango lessons. Alas, the dance class had been cancelled for the evening. Not to worry, we both wanted to get home and see Matty anyway. :)

Today I had my first chiropractic adjustment. I was so pleased with Matt's doctor and his progress, I decided to give it a try. I am hoping it will help relieve my migraines.

Matty is getting closer to sitting up, loves reading books, chews on anything he can, and is very ticklish. Sometimes he giggles, but more often just grunts. He is so like his daddy. This week the two of us are leaving Joshua on his own and heading to California. Matthew can't wait to meet his Uncle Gary, Aunt Jennille, and cousin Caleb!
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6 comments:

Mike and Rachel said...

Hmmm... you should be able to get that seat securely fitted, even rear facing. How about taking it to the fire department for a professional install? They do wiggle a little, but are still secure.

Have fun in Cali!

Jenna said...

I'm going to agree and disagree with Rachel - yes, the fire dept may be able to get a better install than you, but no, not all seats install well in all cars. Here's a great resource for checking vehicle compatibility: http://www.carseatdata.org/

I very highly fecommend the new TrueFit convertible seat. I was going to shell out the big bucks for the highly rated Britax, then found the TrueFit which has so many great features, including generous upper weight and height limits: http://www.learningcurve.com/wps/portal/truefit/video

Mike and Rachel said...

Picky picky Jenna! Maybe not ALL cars, but the mini van is made for car seats :) I'm going to check out that link, I am so sick of Ainsley's vomit ridden convertible!

Erin said...

I called Graco and the nice man gave me some tips to get the seat in there better. I think we'll look for a fancier model (maybe the TrueFit as Jenna reccommended) and use the Graco in Joshua's car. Decisions decisions ...

Mike and Rachel said...

Good for you calling Graco! Jenn Murphy, you hung out with her after my wedding, called Graco because she didn't like the fabric cover on her car seat (it didn't clean well) and they sent her a different one free of charge. She also called because their compact stroller was too big for her civic and they sent her a different one. So if Graco has a model that may be a better fit they may comp it for you.

The Corbett's said...

I have one more suggestion!! I recommend taking the car seat to your local highway patrol or state trooper office (I don't know which one you have there) They offer free installation and often times if it won't install properly they will give you a voucher to send to the car seat manufacturer for a refund. Also might as well have them install it because they will be the one to ticket you if it is done incorrectly :)