Oh, my charming little one.
In the past month, you:
-Have finally started sitting up able to balance yourself and rather than crashing head first into the ground after a few seconds, you now use your arms when you lose your balance or lean too far, softening the fall and making more of a deliberate volleyball roll-like move to your tummy.
-Have outgrown your 12 month clothes (surpirse surprise!) That’s right, the sleepers won’t zip up around your chunky thighs, the onesies won’t snap below your thick torsow and the Tshirts won’t fit around your huge head. It’s onto 18 month clothes. Little boy clothes. At this rate, you’ll be passing up Sweet G very soon. 😉 I’m having a hard time keeping up with the switching of clothing size into and out of your drawers/closet.
-Started really enjoying solids. In fact, in the past couple days, you’ve increased from 1x/ day to 2x with lots of teething biscuits and fruit to gnaw on in between. Everything is game, except peas. Even I couldn’t get a bite down without the gag reflex kicking in. Still nursing about 4-5x
-Started pushing up, straightening your arms and raising your bum a bit from time to time. You aren’t going far but you can spin around in circles with little scoots and movements.
-Are much more vocal, squealing, squawking and babbling your favorite word/sound “uh-dadda”
-Are still so forgiving and patient with your sisters shrieks and screams and missed kisses which result in pokes to the eye or elbows to your stomach. You are tough. I’m pretty sure most babies would be crying after what they put you through.
-Are sleeping well again. After a couple weeks of very broken and interupted sleep, you are back to a 8-9 hour stretch and another 2-3 hrs after a morning feeding. Phew! You nap 1-3x (normally twice) depending on where we are and how tired you are but you are so flexible and don’t seem to mind going with the flow.
We thank God for the incredible gift of your precious soul and can’t wait to see what the next month brings!