I'm sorry to skip a month Little Man. You and your brother have not been sleeping well for a long while now. You both have been sick twice and a little more needy than you normally are, so blogging has taken a backseat. I sometimes get a little frustrated that no matter the time I set my alarm you will both beat that time, and it's been difficult to get up before 6. Very difficult.
Despite the lack of sleep you are such a fun, happy baby. You have a little ornery streak and love to entertain people and yourself. You will be happy immediately upon waking and only get cranky right before you want to go to sleep.
You are now very efficient (read:FAST!) at crawling and you will pull yourself up on everything and creep around the furniture. You seem content with that for now and I don't think you will try walking soon. Foolishly I am hoping in the next month however so that you can play outside better with Asher this summer.
You still love the Tickle the Tiger book as evidenced by it's torn binding. You still have no interest in letting me read them to you but you love to turn pages. You still love your green ball and like to throw it and retrieve it. Your favorite toys are a couple of polka dot spatulas and a couple of wooden spoons which we get some funny comments about out in public. You will stir things around in bowls or containers at home.
You have mastered going up the stairs but are just figuring out how to get back down. You can get down the first two steps on the landing but only if you are still facing up as you haven't figured out how to turn around to come back down yet.
You just keep growing and growing and growing little one! I try to soak in as much of you as I can while it's still left! We love you oh so much!
Monday, January 14, 2013
You turned 8 months old 3 days after Christmas. You are a big boy who has figured out how to crawl! We love to watch you get around the house because you seem to find such joy in your new independence. You kind of smile and giggle to yourself as you explore your surroundings. People like to make comments as to how much harder my job will now be but your dad and I both agree that things get easier once our babies become mobile. You would get really mad when a toy you were playing with would get out of your reach and you would get so upset when your brother had something you couldn’t go explore. You can also go from lying to sitting. You are much happier now as you can get to things yourself.
Your love for that independence seems to be showing itself more and more lately. You are happy to play by yourself for longer stretches. You love to open and close the doors and play with the utensils and dishes of the play kitchen. You make little car noises as you push them back and forth on the floor. The kitchen table and its chairs seem to be your favorite new discovery and hideout and a small green ball is our favorite playtime thing together. I put it in your lap, you grunt and throw it!
You also show your independence in the food department. You don’t want to eat much off of a spoon but instead prefer things that you can pick up and put into your own mouth. You also have no interest in baby food but want whatever we are eating as a family.
We have been trying to introduce books, and your favorite is “Have You Ever Tickled A Tiger?”, but you don’t like to sit and listen. After we read each page you close the book to look at the cover. It’s as if you are making sure that it is still there. Another favorite game is to pull out all of the books you can manage out of the book basket which we find pretty entertaining.
You are a busy little guy and we are grateful for that. We love having you as a part of the family Micah!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Micah, my little happy baby, you can finally sit up on your own, enough that I can walk away without worry and enough that your brother won’t knock you over easily when he races past you. You say “Bye Bye!” (sounds like "dye dye") and wave your arm and think it’s funny to do so.
Your favorite person is still Asher. It almost hurts my heart to see how much you adore him, only because most times the feeling is not reciprocated because you are after his toys. However, you are not afraid to yell at Asher if he takes away a toy you are playing with. You get so mad and yell and I think it’s hilarious. It stops your big brother in his tracks and he usually returns the item, if not he will find you a “baby toy” to replace it with.
Speaking of baby toys, you don’t care much for them. You see your brother’s big boy toys and think they look lovely! For now, it’s easier to keep them away because you have stopped rolling where you want to go and just kind of stretch toward the object. You are getting your knees under you sometimes, but no movement yet.
Bath time has become a riot. Much of the time bath time is now shared. If Asher sees you in the tub he races to join and you splash like there is no tomorrow. I mean, there is water EVERYWHERE when you are finished. You don’t mind water in your eyes and you and Asher go to town in the bathtub. You don’t mind if he splashed your face even though we don’t like it much and try to keep the intensity under control. You don’t help much in that arena though.
Bed time for you is 7:30 and you will sleep until 6:30-7:30, with many breaks at night. That’s something we are going to have to remedy soon… You still will nap twice per day but you aren’t on much of a schedule for the first one.
I love your kisses, giggles, and hugs. You are such a blessing to our family. I know I have said this over and over again, but I have learned in this world that there are never to many opportunities to say “I love you”.