Thursday, November 13, 2008

If you water them, they will grow...

That's what a flight attendant told us the first time we took Kira on a plane. So growing is what the baby has been doing. Sure, we water him a little now and then but boy is he ever growing.

Baby books always tell you that when everything seems super and the rainbow is out and the sun is shining, often you will experience sudden set backs. For example, a baby who normally sleeps a 6 hour stretch at night starts waking up every 2 hours for no apparent reason. A baby who normally is happy and independent suddenly becomes super clingy and grumpy. A baby who normally smiles and giggles all day long suddenly starts to whine and cry non-stop. The books advise that unless said baby is sick, it usually means that baby is about to achieve some major developmental milestone. The tiny baby brain just needs to adjust to the big change.

I had a whiny, grumpy, angry, clingy baby for a couple of days and I was wondering what was in store for me. The answer is: standing. Baby figured out how to stand! Poor kid hasn't figured out how to sit back down so he'd get up, stand, explore and scream in frustration and exhaustion after 10-15 min of standing. It's kind of funny to watch.

Story telling time is over. It's picture time.

"I am so tall!"

" and hot!"

"Sitting is fun! Especially when the bossy big sister is not around to push me over and reclaim *her* chair."

"Is the air fresher up there?"

"These fingers are mighty yummy."

"Do you want to try them? Unlike my sister, I am all about sharing."

"Back to my usual cheerful self."

"I think I am teething like mad. There always seems to be a pool under my chin."


Anonymous said...

Look at those cute little front teeth of his!!!

langlangcreations said...

Hurts a lot when he bites!