Well, I really did have good intentions on posting this in time, but here I am, a week late...but then again, at this point I should consider myself lucky that I'm recording anything at all! Sheesh. Anyway, here we go, Victor's 3/4-to-1-year-old update:
*Stats: Weight and Height will be determined next week at his doctor's appointment for his extra needles. Wearing 6 month PJs, and 6 month and 6-12 month pretty much everything else (I finally gave in and put away his last few pairs of 3 month pants and 3-6 month shirts, I was in denial I think!) Still wearing all his small cloth diapers, although they are pretty 'low riders' in some cases. I adjusted his Fuzzibuns one-size diapers and they now do a much better job than they were doing before. We switched to Size 3 disposables, even though he could still fit into size 2s easily. Eyes are still super dark, not sure when/if they will ever turn!
*The biggest milestone this month has been the pulling up/standing. He has pretty much mastered it and can now pull himself up on pretty much anything, even things without ledges like the fridge door! He loves to be standing and prefers that over anything else these days. He's most content when standing up against the coffee table or his 'toy chest' and pulling things down/playing with items while standing. He can also get down without any sort of issue and even learned how to scoot himself off the couch feet first! Unfortunately he doesn't always remember to do that and has taken a tumble or two (same with the standing, it hasn't come without a few bumps and bruises). He's not the best at sitting but I feel like I can mostly trust him to sit now, at least for a little bit (he'll usually go down on his belly to crawl or play from sitting).
Little lion-Halloween 2010
*He's getting better at making sounds and will try to repeat what we say. Right now we're trying to get 'bye bye' down, but it mostly comes out like 'baba'. I didn't mention this in his other updates but he whistles all the time, it's really funny. He makes his mouth so small and then breathes out of it and it makes a little whistling noise, I don't know he does it, but he's been doing it for a couple of months now, it's cute. You can also tell he understands how to respond to certain things, like when I say "gros bec" (big kiss) and kiss him on the cheek he knows to turn his head towards me and lays a big open mouth 'kiss' on my face right after. He's getting better at pressing buttons and figuring things out, it's fun to see when he learns something new and I'm always surprised when he does (I don't know why, I expect babies to be dumber I guess?)
Playing with Papa
*Personality-wise Victor has gotten much better at being on his own, though that isn't to say that he still doesn't whine and cling to us; he does, it's just much less than before. In the mornings he's happy to play on his own and he can entertain himself a bit better (as the day progresses though it seems to get worse and worse-see sleeping bullet above). I don't think he's quite secure yet though because every time he sees me he cries and heads my way, even if he was having a perfectly good time on his own the moment before. He has his good moods and bad moods, but compared to last month the good moods seem to be much more abundant. He's always really happy to see Dan when he gets home from work, which is really heart-warming, and he recognizes other people and enjoys them now, like my parents and my friend Sara. He's still cuddly with me sometimes but also wants to get out one his own/wiggle away more from me now, which is a nice sign. I'm sure this clingy-ness phase will be over soon, and like I said, we're on our way out already.
Seeing his first snow of the winter
He's sweet, excitable, curious, demanding, (a bit) spoiled, happy, precious, and still my little bébé.
Until next month,