Mazen is 40 weeks old today! Obviously I am biased, but he just gets cuter everyday! Like everyone predicted, he is learning by leaps and bounds and impresses me everyday with his understanding and communication.
He understands things like “Give a kiss” and “Come over here” and thanks to some bootcamp training at the beach from Grammie Buzz, he can wave hi and bye-bye. He waves at himself in the mirror now whenever he passes by! I am amazed that he understands “No!” (Or at least my tone) and knows to look for Da-da in the garden every night at bedtime. (I nurse, Matt weeds). He recognizes himself in mirrors and videos. And he has also started to dance a little to music – so cute! We are working on teaching him to clap and learning some of his body parts.
He is pulling up on everything imaginable and getting really good at it. There have been less head bonks and tumbles this week than ever before.
He crawls fast now and long gone are the days where I could leave him playing in the middle of the rug and trust that he wouldn’t move until I got back. Now I have to keep the eye in the back of my head on him at all times. Babyproofing has gone well so far.
He loves to point and touch fingers ET-style, has a hilarious laugh when he sees an animal or one of his family members, and this windowsill is his favorite spot in the house:
He still loves food and his favorite food still seems to be avocado. We’re doing more finger foods than purees these days including little bits of salmon, chicken, beans, cooked veggies, banana, shredded cheese, berries and more.
He was hesitant about his visit to the chilly ocean, but he LOVES the pool! We joined one nearby for the summer, and I carry him in and he swims around in my arms, kicking his feet and splashing with his hands. And amazingly, he leaves his sun hat ON!
We like our new Foonf car seat a lot. I can’t say it has done any magic – on our car trips we still get tears at times – but he’s much less hot and seems to have a lot more fun playing from his upright angle. He loves to play with the remote control KK got him!
Weight 22 pounds, 14 ounces at his 9 month checkup (91 percentile)
Height 28.5 inches (50 percentile – taking after his mom!)
Likes: Pulling up, crawling, peek-a-boo, finger painting with his food, stories in laps, his remote control
Dislikes: Diaper changes, baths in the big tub, sippy cups
Nicknames: Bean, Beansie, Stinky Bean, Cutie, Pumpkin
Teeth: Just the bottom two, but those uppers are sure causing trouble!
Words: Mama when he wants something, Dada at playtimes
Nursing: 6 times a day. AM, before & after morning nap, before & after afternoon nap, PM.
Meals: 3 a day whenever mom eats
Sleep: 7:30pm – 6:30am with an occasional peep during a rollover, but overall sleeping great
Naps: 9am & 2pm for 1.5 hours each
He’s the best!