Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thirty Seven Weeks

Things have been a little crazy this week, so I will try to start at the beginning.

Max tried avocado for the first time, and loved it! He's enjoyed it each time he's had it, which makes me very happy. His daddy hates it, but he can eat it with his mommy whenever he wants!

He's getting stronger and braver. He trying to pull himself up to standing, and he's so proud! He's even pushing himself up on short things, like his piano, to stand up. He's getting his legs completely straight, with his bum in the air, but he doesn't get all of the way up yet. He's trying!! Once in a while he will tip over and bump his head, which gets him all upset. But he's keeping at it.

Crawling is just so normal to him now. He's going back and forth, whenever he wants to get someplace different. He doesn't think about it at all, he just goes. He isn't chasing us into other rooms yet though. He is going through the phase where he cries if he can't see us. That's been going on a couple of weeks, so any day now he will be trying to chase me into the bathroom. Chase rather than cry? Sounds good to me!

I had surgery Monday morning to have my gall bladder removed. I am not supposed I pick Max up for at least a week, so daddy is doing a lot of the normal mommy stuff. Monday night I was trying to sit next to Max to read him his books, but he crawled over and put himself in my lap. I almost cried, it was so sweet. My little boy wanted story time sitting in my lap, like normal. He got what he wanted though, and I loved the cuddles.

It has been hard not being able to pick him up and do all of the things I'm used to. I'm lucky that I waited until now though. He's mobile enough to come to me, crawl into my lap, or pull up on me to give me hugs and kisses. It makes it a lot easier, and he still gets his love from mommy.

He is such a good little boy, and I'm so lucky to have him.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thirty Six Weeks

Big milestone!! Max is crawling!! He started crawling Friday afternoon. The timing was great, because of his new clapping skill. So he will crawl a bit, sit up, and clap with a big smile. It's adorable!

He's crawling around to get to things and pulling up on them once he gets there. Here is where the trouble starts! He hasn't started doing laps around the house, but I'm sure it will be coming very soon.

He's loving the sweet potato, and he loves smooshing it all above his face and ears. We tried grapes in a mesh feeder, and he seemed to like that a lot. I think he would prefer to have them in his fingers to feed himself, but we are nervous to give him things like that already.

He's getting to be a real pro with the sippy cup! He loves water, and gulps it right down.

Max say in a high chair at a restaurant for his first time this weekend. He was such a good boy. He ate his oatmeal and sweet potato, and even plenty of puffs. I almost expected him to be too distracted to eat. He loves looking around so much, but he was able to focus as well.

He is kissing his baby books too, which is so cute!!

Another big step this week, he's in his big boy car seat! He looks very comfy on there, and acts so excited. He can see a lot more of what is going on, which of course is his favorite. Happy little boy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thirty Five Weeks

Lots of changes this week!

Max has been finding a way to get from laying down to sitting up on his own. I hadn't witnessed the details yet though. He always did it when I wasn't looking (little sneak!). I finally got to see of first hand Saturday and I was so excited! It took him a few seconds, but he did it so well. This morning he sat up in his crib within two seconds. So quick!

Today Max started clapping when I picked him up from daycare. Happy clapping! I haven't been able to get him to clap on his own yet, so I was very excited!

He started moving himself along the coffee table this week (while mommy spotted him). He's not completely stable while standing, so we have to keep an eye on him. He will pull himself up on everything, he's always trying to stand! He gets so scared when he falls, but it doesn't keep him from trying again!

He's so close to crawling! He's rocking more often, and doing a long reach while on his hands and knees. He's pulling and pushing himself around the floor while he sits on his butt. So cute! He's finding ways to get places!

He really loves sweet potatoes. I'm glad his first food was a hit! He tried some mum mums last night, but he wasn't thrilled. I think he would rather stick to his puffs. He loves those things! He has gotten so much better with his aim, almost every single one gets into his mouth now! Yummy!

He had a lot of fun making daddy's birthday card, here are a few pictures of that process. He got SO MAD at me when I tried to take the paper away (bottom righ), he wanted to keep painting! He likes painting a lot, which is great. There are lots of arts and crafts in his future.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thirty Four Weeks

He's getting quick! He's scooting across the floor so fast, and pulling himself up on everything! He's so strong now. He is finding ways to get around on the floor now, so he doesn't seem as frustrated that he can't crawl. But he's still trying! It looks like he's going to be crawling any day now. It's exciting and scary at the same time.

Max had his first veggie tonight! He had sweet potato, and he seems to like it. He ate a lot more than we expected. I'm already excited to feed him tomorrow night.