Quick updates at this age:
He's crawling FAST and pulling himself up to standing already (yikes)
He's starting to mimic us all the time, with sounds and actions
He's clapping and dancing and starting some sign language
He wakes up happy every single time
He cries instantly when he hears Zane or Emmy cry
He ate his first meal of all finger foods tonight and did great - how did he get this big all of a sudden?
He's starting to hate being in the car
He "yells" at Z and E when they grab and kiss him, or take a toy away
He looks for them all the time and he tries to follow them around the house
He knows where we are now when we hide around a corner and comes to get us
He's wonderfully sweet and joyful
I love his tired eyes when he first wakes up
More crawling videos, from when he first started. I need to take new ones now that he's faster and more coordinated.
This one, he starts going about half way through
Not crawling because he hates the grass. His expression is funny. Turning in circles
He wants to grab everything now too of course. When the kids have something he wants he lunges at them, pulls their arms or shirts toward himself to try to get whatever he wants. Then, he'll follow them to the other side of the room if they move. He doesn't give up easily - probably a good life long trait to have.
I can't stand the anxiety this stage brings on me. Just constantly hoping that he doesn't hurt himself and trying my best to prevent as much as possible. Not to mention the little toys all around that are choking hazards!
Smithy Dude has also had to sleep a lot on the go lately. Having two older siblings pretty much guarantees that he usually can't take both full naps at home in his bed. We have fun stuff to do!
Here he is falling asleep or sleeping in all sorts of places. Hahaha. Love it (even though I do feel bad sometimes).
Zane's t-ball game
On a family hike
In a swing at the park
Smith was hanging out with another baby born 2 days before him, the daughter of friends of ours. He just wanted to grab her ears, nose, arms, whatever he could get his hands on. He especially loved taking her toy. We have a lot to practice with manners. j/k