So, what's new? Kevin and I both noticed that he's getting much better at grabbing things and putting them in his mouth. It's funny how these basic things make us so ridiculously proud and amused. About a week ago, he grabbed Kevin's glasses off his face and stuck those in his mouth. Kevin ran into the room to report the happening. I was delighted. Mostly he just puts toys or blankets in his mouth. Ironically, his pacifier is one of the hardest objects for him to correctly maneuver into his mouth.
He rolls onto his side now from his back, but seems to want to avoid ending up on his belly. He hates tummy time, but he's not quite as awful at it now, and he manages to lift his head a little or grab something in front of him to pull himself forward, but he won't push up onto his forearms. He can also rotate himself round on his back so if you put him down he'll end up diagonal or perpendicular to how you left him.
Also, I think that sometimes he repeats a sound. I'm not sure if he is repeating or if it's just coincidence plus motherly imagination. For example, the other day I said "ya, ya, ya," when he was crying on the changing table, which means "enough, enough, enough" in Spanish, but is often used as a comforting sound much like "it's okay" might be used in English. I think he said "ya" back, but it's hard to say as it's a simple sound, and it's normal for him to make "ahh" coos. I also hear him trying to make the "rr" sound in Spanish sometimes, though this might also be coincidence, especially since it sounds more like a growl. Michele is also pretty sure he tried to "click" back when she spent some time making clicking noises at him.
Finally, just as he was starting to scream a little less often for no discernible reason, he started teething. He's got a little swollen bump in his mouth on the top left and he keeps his fist in that spot most of the time. Teething is the worst because there is no way to fix his problem. I've given him a little Oragel here and there but it doesn't help for long.
This is what teething looks like
Doing a little better the next day with Oragel and the teething giraffe Chrissy got him
Oh, and yesterday he started paying attention when I read to him from his books! He's been completely ignoring the books until now. Though obviously I hardcore staged this photo.
Sleeping in his crib at night
Breastfeeding at night
When people sing to him, almost any song is good
Driving in the car at nighttime
Drinking from a bottle
Cooing to anyone who will chat back
Having his belly rubbed like a puppy
His activity mat
Chewing on his toys
"The Itsy Bitsy Spider" is his favorite song (based on smiles)
The "1-800-Victim2" Commercial
Hates: Everything else, including, but not limited to:
Breastfeeding during the daytime
Sleeping in his crib at naptime
Driving in the car in the daytime
Possibly he hates being held and not being held in equal amounts
His bouncy chair