four steps

Oct. 26th, 2010 12:29 am
cassidyrose: (glasses/high contrast)
A couple of weeks ago (October 13th to be exact), L. took what we called his first real steps: three free-standing steps in succession. On Saturday, and again today, he did four steps. Getting there with his walking, he is. The funny thing is that he will let go of whatever he is holding and just stand there, smile real big, and give himself a round of applause. He's a funny one.

Also? The top left tooth is seconds from bursting through. Just waiting for it to pop the gum.
cassidyrose: (looking over shoulder)
Over the past couple of weeks L. has mastered clapping. It is now one of his favorite things to do. He claps all the time, and will even stand completely unassisted and just clap. He even claps underwater while he is swimming (we have a baby and parent swim class together). It is so cute. He also claps while nursing. The first time he did that I said "You are clapping!" and he smiled real big while still latched on. Sweetest. Thing. Ever.

We also think he may be clapping as a way to start signing "more" as that is a sign we are working on a lot with him, but it is not clear yet. However, tonight while nursing he pulled off and started clapping, then he started doing the sign for "milk" (first time ever!), then clapped again. He mimicked Peter when Peter did the milk sign, so we are pretty sure that was intentional. We hadn't really seen him so that with his hands like that before. We are pretty damn impressed.

Such a sweet baby.

food!

Sep. 15th, 2010 01:00 am
cassidyrose: (Default)
Lest I forget the baby...

L. is pushing nine months. We just added in a second meal a day for him. So now he eats dinner with us and lunch at some point during the day. For dinner he has oatmeal mixed with a fruit, a vegetable or avocado, and typically frozen watermelon in his bag feeder device. For lunch it is just oatmeal mixed with fruit. As with S., we make all his food except for the oatmeal which we buy. So far L. has eaten (and enjoyed): oatmeal, rice cereal, bananas, pears, apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, plums, avocado, sweet potatoes, and kabocha squash. He loves his plums, avocados, and squash best. And he is crazy for the watermelon. He drinks a small amount of water when he eats and he has recently figured out how to get water out of the valved sippy cups (he can also drink out of an open cup). He loves to chew on/lick his bowls at the end of his meal. It is kind of like his victory lap. He is still nursing just about as much, though he more frequently will go four hours between nursing now. He is still mostly a milk baby.
cassidyrose: (glasses/high contrast)
L. has taken to letting go with both hands while standing, maintaining his balance for a few seconds before he grabs on to something. I am sure he will be walking soon.
cassidyrose: (looking over shoulder)
L. just rolled over from back to belly for the first time just a bit ago. Then he did it again and again. And he managed to free both arms from the roll and push himself up with his hands after the roll was completed. He's been going from belly to back for sometime now, but this is a big one. At least this explains the middle of the night wakings the past couple of nights (usually happens when babies are working on a milestone.)

So excited, but so sad because it is going too fast.

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