They’ll learn much more, than we’ll know.

by statia on June 20, 2007

Things my child did today:

Woke up at 6:30 (that’s not really a milestone, but christ almighty, I am dying over here)
Rolled over
Laughed at me
Held onto a toy with an actual on purpose grip.

This kid is growing and developing at mach speed. It’s insane. Some of these things he’s been doing on a semi-regular basis, but today seemed to be one of those days where I couldn’t keep up with all of the new things.

We went to the library today to pick up some books (dur). The Mini loves being read to, which at this age, is fantastic, and is something we’ve gotten into the habit of doing every day. When the mood strikes him, he’ll babble along with the book, but most of the time, he’s content to sit there and listen to the story and look at the pictures. We were there over his lunchtime, so I found an armchair to feed him in. He’s getting to the point where he is too curious to feed in public. He spends more time looking around, than he does eating. I can’t say I blame him, but it’s hard when you’re trying to make sure the kid gets his meal. He also wants it all. Both thumbs in his mouth while he’s eating, which I have to wrestle out of his grill in order to avoid a big mess. After awhile, I was getting really impatient. The Mini loves to smile coyly at the exact appropriate time for maximum cuteness factor, which in turn makes me laugh. Today, I laughed, and then he laughed, and then I cracked the fuck up so hard, and he found this highly amusing and started laughing too. He’s been giggling for a couple of weeks, but today, man, the cuteness was off the charts.

Then we came home after some quick shopping and he proceeded to roll over, which pissed him off good. He doesn’t really like being on his stomach. If he’s happy, he’ll tolerate it, but generally, he screams and carries on, which doesn’t seem to change, no matter how much “tummy time” we do. But from now on, I’m going to have to strap him to everything.

The grabbing thing is one of those things that he’s been working on for a couple of weeks as well. But today, he was bench pressing his cubey thing like it was his job.

Tomorrow he’ll be flying around the living room on a hovercraft he’s going to create with his own two hands.

One of the things that I missed about living here was the thunderstorms. I was pretty surprised when I moved out to the west coast, that thunderstorms are a rarity. Since returning, we’ve had quite a few and last night was a spectacular show, one which rattled the house, and made tons of noise. I love thunderstorms, I really do, but for some reason, they freak me out at night, and the anxiety was only exacerbated by the worry of whether or not our house shaking amongst the racket, was going to wake him up.

He, slept through the whole damn thing, only to wake up at 6:30am.

Damn kid.

Good thing he’s cute.

{ 9 comments }

Kathy June 20, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Next thing you know he’ll be s.o.s’ing the mothership from his crib.

dee dee dee… send cookies… dee dee dee.

I swear my kid and Mini are texting each other about how lame we are already.

Lisa June 21, 2007 at 4:19 am

What a great day the two of you had! I love reading your stories of him.

Robber Barren June 21, 2007 at 4:33 am

6:30? You’re lucky. 6:30 AM is sleeping in as far as my babies are concerned.

becky June 21, 2007 at 8:29 am

dude. i miss thunderstorms, too. even though i don’t like them so much at night. still, they are beautiful to behold while safely tucked away inside the house.

i’m afraid i’ll miss all of those really cool things when i have to go back to work. and that really bums me out.

donna June 21, 2007 at 8:47 am

I’m so jealous that Mini allows himself to be read to. Bridget just tries to eat the books, so it’s kind of pointless. Unless I sit across the room from her and yell the story out so she can hear it. But I think that sort of goes against the point….

jesser June 21, 2007 at 12:43 pm

6:30 early? I’m jealous. Our little one goes to bed at 8:00 and is up by 4:30 most every day.

Faith June 21, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Thunderstorms bug me when they happen at night, too. I don’t mind them much during the day…I like to watch and see what happens, actually. But at night, all bets are off!

Are you breastfeeding? ‘Cuz I can only imagine the show you give at the library when you’re fooling with the kid trying to get him to eat already if you are breastfeeding. :)

robyn June 22, 2007 at 7:50 am

I told you these days would get here soon, did I not? Absolute BEST part of babyhood and it just keeps getting better. Well until the 2-year molars, but we’ll save that lesson for another day. ;-) LOVE hearing you so mommy-happy!

Deltus June 22, 2007 at 8:17 am

He sleeps through house-shaking thunderstorms? Wow. Good sleeper.

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