On a Roll: The big news (and there was a lot of big news this week) is that Harry rolled over from his back to his tummy. He does it in the least efficient way possible, however. He rolls onto his side, then drops his hips to the floor, trapping his bottom arm underneath him. At that point, he whimpers and grunts (and sometimes rolls back), then curls his legs up underneath him, creating space for the arm to break loose. And, voila, he’s on his tummy. It’s not pretty. It’s not fast. But, it’s a roll and I’ll take it.
First Words: I’ve read that babies’ first words are often those they hear most often in their home. For our family, I worried Harry’s first words might be “Dougal, stop chewing your butt!” Thankfully, though, he’s heading in a much better direction. This weekend, Harry tried to say “I love you.” It sounded more like “Uh…luf…ooo” but it was absolutely perfect. Made my year.
Sitting Tall: Harry still needs a bit of help to sit up, but he’s able to take a big boy bath (in the baby tub without the support sling), sit on the couch while I inhale some food, and sit between my legs to read a magazine or book. He’s still squirmy as heck, but he’ll sit still if we’re engaged in an activity of some kind. It’s fantastic!
Growing: Two weeks ago, the 6-9 month onesies were baggy. This morning, they were tight. This kid is growing like crazy. He has to be catching up to the averages. We see the doctor again in two weeks.
Poo of the Week: We had surprisingly few blowouts this week. He only pooped in his bouncy seat once. Woohoo! (Note to new parents: Don’t buy used bouncy seats.)
Wee of the Week: I’ve been putting a blanket on the floor to let Harry roll around and play several times a day. Yesterday, he pooped, so I changed him on the blanket. While I was letting his cheeks air out (sometimes the wipes are really wet), he peed all over the blanket. It was a glorious spray and he smiled the whole time. He knows what’s funny.
No Sleep: My eyes no longer focus correctly. I have a constant low-grade headache. Yesterday, when I attempted a nap, I burst into tears because it physically hurts to sleep now. It can’t go on like this, right? At some point, this baby will sleep more than a few hours at a time. We’ll both drop dead otherwise.
- Washcloths (wet ones are great toys for a hot day)
- Baby Bear Sees Blue (still his favorite book)
- Otis (don’t tell Dougal)
- Tummy time
- My hair
- Biting my face
- Tummy kisses
- Soft tickles on his back
- Chewing everything
- Kicking and rolling
- Nose-picking (when I pick his)
- Sleeping and naps