My little dude turned 4 months yesterday and boy has he gotten more capable at tugging mama’s heartstrings lately.
He can now manage a giggle, smile, frown, pout, dazed & confused look at will and it can get extremely annoying when he pulls the frown on me (esp. when I’m getting him to take a nap) ever so often but yet throws giggles and chuckles at our helper, mil, mom & basically anyone else who would be more than willing to play with him.
He’s such a sleeper. With noise, without noise. With light, without light. In the mall, in the cab, at church, at a friend’s etc. In whatever position. If he’s tired or due for a nap, he will sleep (although there may be some resistance prior). With the exception of toddlers continuously screaming near his ears of course, which actually happened at church one day for 3/4 of the duration. And their parents were just oblivious…
He’s quite the swimmer, often drawing glances from parents, passer-bys (it does get to me at times that the pools are positioned such that he’s display to all) & the staff as he multitasks a laugh, funny face, kicks and splashes all at the same time. He’s recently had his 7th swim session where he kicked and splashed and waddled from end to end for 40 minutes (to our advantage because he slept through the entire wedding dinner we had to attend later that evening :p). And by the looks of it, he’ll be ready for the big adult pool anytime soon…which means that one of us will have to be down with him when that happens in about a month’s and no more staying dry while little man splashes on his own.
He loves to walk/stomp/jump on my lap. And that led us to purchase the jumperoo at a steal from the recent Fisherprice warehouse sale. He was a little uncertain about what to do when he first sat in it but after he figured that lifting his toes off the base would lead to some bouncing action…he was quite the little roo.
He’s darn good at staring…blankly. There are moments when he’ll scare me silly with his frozen-in-time ala chameleon stunt for a long few seconds before suddenly just snapping out of it with a blink. Thankfully that usually happens when he’s tired and am about to sleep.
Recently he’s been attempting flipping from tummy to back and vice versa to no success, with his chubby arse often being the hindrance. But no complains about the chubbs since that’s the only thing that keeps people from interfering with my parenting, assumption that fat = well-fed. LOL. It could well be in the genes… mama’s fatty genes that is.
And we finally have our 3rd family pix! 🙂