Teeth: We are holding at 4. He has his two top and two bottom ones. He is still constantly chewing, so I know there will probably be some more soon. He has started to do some biting, especially on your shoulder when he is being held....we're working on that one:) I don't want him being the boy in preschool who is known as the biter!
Sleeping: Overall he has been doing pretty well. He sleeps between 9-10 hours a night, although sometimes on Saturday morning I wish he would sleep just a little bit longer:) 5 o'clock is really early when you don't have to get up for work:) He is still taking his two naps during the day, so that is good as well.....I know, I shouldn't complain! I couldn't imagine if he was still waking up in the night on a regular basis! Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention that we have had to switch to nighttime diapers....he kept wetting through. The sad thing is that the smallest size they come in are size 4's....He is still wearing size 3's though during the day, and I'm just fine with that!
Eating: He is still mainly eating the food that I have made for him, although we have started to increase the amount.....it seems like he is constantly waiting with his mouth open for more bites! He has also become increasingly interested in what we are eating...watches very intently as we bring food to our mouths. We figure this means he is ready to start taking some bites of table food, so we have slowly been introducing him to things that we are having at dinner. Usually we feed him his dinner and then give him some small bites of things to try from what we are having. He's tried green beans (seems to like those from the table better than those I made as baby food), blueberry muffins, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and bread to name a few. Mostly he has liked them, although some still have a weird texture for him to tolerate. We figure a little at a time will be the way to go with that. I also got a little worried that we weren't giving him enough finger foods in order to practice his pincer grasp (teacher coming out in me!!) so we also introduced the "puffs" for him to try. After only a week or so, I can really tell how much better he is getting at feeding himself...with the pincer grasp of course:)
Mobility: He is still crawling everywhere! He pulls up like a pro and is beginning to cruise around the furniture. We aren't encouraging the cruising too much.....we're just fine with where he is at now:) We've also noticed that when he sits back down, he doesn't just plop to the ground on his bottom, he now bends down and is much more efficient about the process. In the last couple of days he has even bent down, picked something up, and then stood back up.....we know it won't be too much longer until he just takes off walking! Also, with the new found bravery has come some bumps and bruises. He took his first chin to the coffee table which resulted in a bloody shoulder for mommy's shirt. He handled it like a pro and only bled for a minute, in fact I couldn't tell if it was a lip or a tongue! We now regularly keep the cat food bowl and dog water bowl up out of reach.....otherwise we have a huge mess! We've started putting cabinet locks on the important ones....so that means every time I go to get out the windex, the cabinet slams back closed because I keep forgetting that they are on now!! Still no baby gates, but lots of keeping doors closed:)
Talking: Over the last couple of weeks he has really found his "voice." He has been able to say "momma" for a while now, but we are still working on "dada." He has recently started shaking his head no--which is not really something that we worked on, but I guess it tells you how much he has seen it happening! He is also doing a lot of jibber-jabbing, which is so fun to hear...he really wants to tell you what is on his mind at times! He is also saying what sounds like "up." We may just be projecting for that one, but that is what we think it sounds like.....although he says it all the time, not just when he wants up:)
It is such a wonderful experience to see him reach all of these new milestones, sometimes it seems within days of each other! It is still hard to believe at times that he is "ours" but believe me, we enjoy him every minute!
Now for the pics!
Mommy gave him reign over the "Tupperware
cabinet." He has a blast playing with
everything, especially making noise!!