Wow! E took his first steps over the weekend! Anyone else? He's also starting to sleep 2-3 hours a time now and no longer needing to be latched on all night long. Phew!
I know, right! I can turn away for a few seconds and lose track of which room he's in. He's a speedy boy! I tend to listen for his little noises to track him down. He blows raspberries most of the time so that helps. It does scare me though when he's quiet. Means he has sometime in his mouth 9 times outta 10 and usually it's food from the floor!
The vast majority of the time that Q has something in her mouth it's a hairball of dog hair. SO GROSS! I think I'd care more if she wasn't the third kid... Little baby Hoovers. :)
Not yet here, we are firmly in crawling-land. DD's favorite game of the moment is to crawl toward the cord of my laptop while I'm working (the battery on my laptop is kaput so if she pulls the cord it turns off my laptop), so I have to put her somewhere else and she just comes right back for that cord. Has anyone else's standards of what's allowed in the mouth greatly declined? :)
Yeah, what IS IT about cords?? We were at a friend's house today and Z made a beeline for the ONE cord in the entire downstairs.
My standards for going in the mouth are: If you can't choke on it, get poisoned/sick by it, and it's not alive, go for it my little man.
Zach is not crawling on hands and knees yet, but he could pass as a Navy SEAL with a mean military crawl! He just started wanting to stand up but since we follow RIE practices I am not holding him up for the most part, until he can pull himself up by his own strength. On a couple of occasions I've helped him slightly so he could figure out how to position his feet but mostly he is happy struggling! Today at the park he worked on standing and climbing a step (crawling) for 30 minutes - the level of concentration was astounding!
Eli is cruising around everywhere! I don't think he'll be walking as early as his brother did (10 months), but I bet he will before a year.
Oh gosh...he has stuff in his mouth all the time! I've just started checking his cheek pouches every so often. Foam, hair, fuzz, old dried up food, tissue, you name it! He's a chipmunk!
Oh, and he's no longer crawling! He's been full on walking the last week! He does fall down on his bum a lot but tripods to get right back up! I cannot believe how efficient he is at gaining new skills. No words though. He makes one noise for every animal...does that count!
W's been walking for a little over a month now. At first it was just a few steps here and there but dude is a SPEED DEMON now. He tends to kind of flap his hands while he does it too. It's adorable.
W doesn't actually put a lot of stuff in his mouth other than food... but I wonder if I just feel that way because my first was (and to some extent still is!) an everything in the mouth guy. We jokingly call food bits on the floor "floor treats" because of how delighted G always was to find any little crumb or anything when he was a baby.
Update? Any new walkers? DD doesn't turn one til the very end of the month, and she can stand just fine (from squat to stand by herself and I can stand her up and she stays standing). She's taken a few steps to tease me, but she's not walking yet. I know she'll walk when she's ready, and I also know how valuable crawling is to development, but people are harassing me about her walking. It's frustrating.