Thursday, May 3, 2012

Check-in 5/3/2012

So, since Nathan's sickness, it has almost been business as usual at home.

As much as I expected otherwise, Nathan isn't quite pushing up into the crawling position just yet. He has done it a couple of times, but that's it. However, his balance while sitting on his own is getting much better! He'll still have a couple of random faceplants when he over-reaches for one of his favorite toys. Always funny.

One thing he is really good at is rotating while on his tummy. If I set him down in his crib before he's actually sleepy, he'll end up rotating 180 degrees and facing the wall, for whatever reason this pleases him greatly. Loves it! Unfortunately, he does this everywhere. We are living on the bottom floor of our tiny condo, and have hardwood floors directly on the cement foundation. Very hard surface. I have this little yoga mat that I put his blankets on so he can play without getting dirty (our cats tend to walk/track litter everywhere). This little setup used to work just fine, but almost immediately when I set him down he rotates so that he can slap the dirty floor! Gross! *Sigh* I guess I'll have to start cleaning the floors more often. :-p Especially once he is actually crawling!

It's amazing to see him continue to explore new things. Right now it might appear as though he is smacking some of his favorite items/people (ahem....) but really he is exploring the smacking/thumping/thwacking sound and feel that occurs when he manipulates different objects. It used to be that when he awoke from a nap, he would call out to get my attention to come pick him up, but now the only way I know he's up is when I hear a "thump, thump, thump, thump" from his crib mattress. It actually took me a couple of days to figure out exactly what he was doing because as soon as I get in the room (I tend to vocalize my presence) he'll stop and look for me. So I had to sneak in!

He also seems to have discovered his hands for the first time ever. It is like the stereotypical  druggie who gets high (in a movie) and just stares at his hands like "Whoa....". So funny.

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