Thursday, December 13, 2012

Twenty Six Weeks

Our baby boy is healthy again! What a scary week last week was, it was hell. He's happy and healthy again, and I'm so relieved. Having a sick baby is excruciating. There's nothing worse than watching your baby cough and choke, just staring at you, wondering why you aren't helping. It's so scary for him, and I can't explain that it will only last a few seconds. I just hate it.

He's getting much more sturdy with his sitting, and he's spending a lot of time sitting on his own now. He loves it. Sometimes he gets all cranky if I put the boppy behind him as a safety guard. He pushes it away and wants to sit up on his own. Hmm. Reminds me of someone I know...

The standing is getting better too! He wants to stand a lot, and I've been letting him stand up against me and not really hold him up. He just leans on me with his butt and uses his core muscles to keep himself up. It's pretty impressive if you ask me, but I may be biased. His new pajamas make him happy when he's standing, because the bottoms have grips instead of the soft cloth. Yes, he's in 12 month pajamas already!

Max, playing instead of going to sleep.

Reading time at night usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour nowadays. He's great for growling if he isn't done reading. I love my little book worm! Our reading time is my favorite part of the day. Having him get so excited at the turn of each page, watching him look around at each image and absorb it all, and smile when he hears the story, it's all just so amazing. His favorite book now is Hey! Wake Up! by Sandra Boynton. It's definitely his favorite, and we read it about four times a night. I'm looking forward to finding out what his next favorite will be!

Oh, and milestone! He opened his first present this week! We did a Secret Santa within my mommy group, and Max got to open his present Tuesday night. He absolutely loved tearing into the wrapping paper! He did a great job pulling and tearing, and getting all of the edges. It was fun to watch. He got some balls that roll around and encourage crawling, he loves them! Some of them are rattles, and one is a light. He has a great time with them. He also got one of those sorting tubs of different shapes, which was on his list for Santa. Great presents! Thanks again Ashley!!

Here's Max, opening his presents! 

He'll be six months old tomorrow! Such a scary thought. I'll be posting more tomorrow!



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