Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Eighth MONTHDAY!!!

What he can do:
He plays a cute little repeating game where he wants you to smack the table or your lap, make the "tough guy" face, then shake his head.  He sometimes varies the order, but he LOVES when you play this with him!

He is so, so, so close to crawling.  He will go from sitting to crawling positing.  He will do the typical rock back and forth and sometimes he can even thrust himself forward a little bit.  He's really ready, he just needs to figure it out!

His favorite sounds are "Da" and "Ta" and he likes to say them over and over.  Curt loves it when he says something that sounds like "Hi Dada".

What he can't do:
-Sleep in his crib
-Roll over

So he had been a pretty good sleeper but slept full time in his rocker. So when it was time to move him (he was too mobile for the rocker) the transition was not.....smooth. This led to a good month of torturous days for mommy who had to continuously listen to crying and second guess herself.

We understood some of his difficulty with the help of our parents as teachers lady.  She asked us about his rolling over and I dismissed it stating that he just skipped that part of babyhood. She pointed out that this was unusual. He was so good at sitting up so early that we stopped putting him on his back. It didnt dawn on us that when it was time to start sleeping in his crib he'd lay there stuck like an upside down turtle!

Once we figured this out, we worked hard on rolling over and his sleep finally improved (with some rough patches along the way of course-he is a baby after all!)

Check out this baby:

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