|Sleeping right before the wedding|
|Tolerating the front-facing-out carry|
Speaking of babywearing, we got lots of compliments about the ring sling at the wedding, and you were very snuggly in it on my hip. We've tried out a few new positions in the various carriers this month, including the hip carry in the ring sling, a back carry in the stretchy wrap while I made dinner, and a front-facing-out carry in the pouch. Thanks for being so easy-going when it comes to trying new things.
Along the same lines, you've been shoving your whole fist in your mouth, or sometimes just two or three fingers, to the point that you start coughing and gagging. Some day, kiddo, you'll understand not to put your fingers all the way in there. For now, you haven't figured out "cause and effect," so we're just trying to keep you from making yourself spit up.
|Your hand escaped the swaddle for a quick munch.|
One side-effect from the teething is that nighttime sleep has been a bit disrupted, with more wake-ups during the night. Your daytime naps, however, are starting to work themselves out. You have one longer nap in the morning, and shorter naps throughout the rest of the day. Since you're not acting cranky and poorly rested anymore, I'm assuming you're getting enough sleep. When we have a day when you seem to be more tired than usual, we go to bed together for a long nap and a lazy day in bed. I'm glad I still have you as an excuse to do that sometimes!
You laughed for the first time this month...and then a second time! With the camera recording, your Papa and I have been making grand fools out of ourselves to your amusement. But still, we elicit no more laughs. Speaking of laughing though, one day I was on the phone and I was holding you and looking into your eyes as I was listening. When I laughed out loud all of a sudden, you looked surprised, then frowned, and finally, began to cry. It was sad and funny and...precious. I love you so much.
Another thing you love is talking. You babble all the time, sometimes almost like you're telling a story. If we're in a big group of people and everyone's being talking loudly, you talk loudly too, perhaps so people will listen to you. Often when we're driving in the car, you're in the back talking away, presumably at or about all the great things you can see out the window. I love hearing you talk about whatever is on your mind—I only wish I could understand what you're saying to me!
There's one sound you make a lot when you're chewing on something and really enjoying it. The best I can spell it is "ayngya" and you always say it at least three times in a row, quite enthusiastically: "Ayngya, ayngya, ayngya!" Another sound you've learned is a popping sound you make with your lips. It's not lip smacking, really, but you do it a lot when you're feeling calm but social. It's a sweet little sound.
Sometimes you only do one arm up, and it doesn't seem to be a stretch, but rather you've got your hand balled in a fist, sort of "power to the people" style. You make a cute little activist; try to stay out of trouble!
|"Whatcha doin', Momma?"|
|Zoned out with Papa|
|Who's your new friend, Daniel?|