It is crazy how in just a few short months from my last post, Uriah has grown and developed SO MUCH! It is amazing how rapidly babies grow, especially in their first few years. I remember in high school how it seemed to take FOREVER to get to summer break - now, as an adult, the months and years are whirring by in a blur (the blur could also be due in part to sleep deprivation and rapidly declining eyesight, but I digress).
Some Current Highlights of Uriah's Development:
-Uriah now has two bottom teeth and two top teeth. A third tooth, the incisor, can be seen trying to cut through the gums. This makes for a very "special" experience for everyone
(see: KRACKEN BABY/MOMBIE zombie) For the past two and a half weeks, Uriah has been getting up at 1, and, despite feeding, rocking, singing, and diaper changing, will be up for 2 hours just uncomfortable and tossing and turning. Still gets up at 7:20 like nothing at all happened!
-Favorite song currently - "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." If Uriah is fussing, all I have to do is sing a dragged out, "tttttthhhhhheeeeeeeeee......" and he stops and puts his hands together to start making his "spider." He usually claps along when I sing it, and now wants to do the hands himself instead of me helping him (fighting for independence already!) Also loves: BINGO, The Wheels on the Bus, and Twinkle Twinkle. He loves any songs that have hand motions and are interactive!
-Understands many phrases - knows who "dada/daddy", "mama", and "sophie" are. Understands: water, bottle, kisses, come here, no (thought that doesn't usually stop him from doing whatever naughty thing he is doing), bye-bye.
|Matching with Daddy|
|Helping in the kitchen, AKA getting into mischief!|
(That is his naughty face, BTW!)
-Walking along furniture all day everyday!
|LOL. Just LOL. Chucky baby!!|
-Loves playing with everything but his toys. Favorites include: phone and laptop chargers (sucked on one laptop charger and $80 later we have a new one), remote controls, plugs. I thought we had a dentist on our hands, but now I'm thinking we have an electrician!
-Loves saying "DADA!" especially when he wants to play, and "MAMA" when he is fussy and crying. What gives, man? I do love that when he wakes up in the morning, he usually is calling "DADA!!!" and slapping Rob to wake up, and not me. :)
-Eats some table foods! Scrambled eggs, avocado, cottage cheese, cheese, toast and peanut butter, baby ravioli! he still eats some purees but we are slowly getting him to try chunkier foods, of course still broken up in small pieces.
|Here he is enjoying the delicacy known as "blanket"|
-Loves storytime. Uriah has always been good about sitting through books. We do have some touch/feel books, and it's to the point now where he knows on the page where the "feel" parts are and will immediately put his finger to that part of the page. Smart boy!
-Still nursing, but only 3x/day. I cannot wait until 1 year which is my goal when I will officially have my body back to ME. lol. Yay for regular bras, tops/dresses, and taking whatever medicines I want!
Uriah is such a joy for us. While he has never been a great sleeper (he wakes up during the night at least once if not a few times on most occasions), we are so lucky that Uriah being a zombie baby is the only challenge we really have had to deal with. He is such a pleasant, easy-going and calm baby. I really am enjoying being his Mom, and look forward to so many more memories and experiences with him!