…wow, there is nothing like a baby to make you realize how quickly time flies and how fast things change. It had been my plan to write a monthly post about what Tuesdays look like, and apparently I did it once…way back in March. What a difference five months makes!
My new favorite thing is muppet arms – which he will do whenever we say “Yay” or clap our hands, usually in response to something he’s just done – like stack a ring, take a step, throw a ball, drink from the cup all by himself, fit a shape into the shape sorter, (you get the idea). I tried and tried to capture that in action…but just couldn’t. This is the best I could do.
Mealtime is a messy affair. He feeds himself (except for oatmeal). Tuesday’s favorites were macaroni and cheese, yogurt (from a pouch), banana and string cheese. Yep, a white diet…but at least he won’t starve and he’s getting lots of protein. I should add that he is – so far and knock on wood – not at all picky. I think he’s liked everything he’s tried except broccoli. And he’s tried a lot of different things, including eggs, chicken, fish, all the fruits and vegetables, pasta, almond butter, toast, crackers and hot cereal. He also likes to taste whatever I’m having. I’m not sure if water takes better from my cup or not!
Or maybe he just likes the way the straw moves around and makes a clicking noise?
He takes a thirty minute nap mid-morning and an hour-ish one in the early afternoon. After lunch, we have quiet time with a few books – current favorites are Farmer Duck (thank you, Bonny!), Corduroy and Where the Wild Things Are. Then we walk around my yarn room, pointing to colors and shapes and people (my bookshelves are a treasure trove for pointing!). And then it’s nap time. I’m amazed how well that routine works.
Of course when he’s not eating or sleeping he’s moving around and playing. He loves to play hide and seek by crawling behind a chair or pulling a blanket over his head (or having me do those things – my knees get a real workout crawling around on Tuesdays). He loves to stack the rings (lots of muppet arm opportunities), but he hasn’t quite learned the order to get them all to fit. He also likes to sort the shapes, especially once they’re all back inside the box and he can shake it (lots of noise) and then open it to dump them out again.
He’s taking a few tentative steps on his own. Katie FaceTimed last night to show he’s getting even more confident. I expect next week will be a whole new world of toddling!
I wonder what other changes there will be…it’s hard to believe his first birthday is just a month away!