Monday, March 4, 2013

Roly Poly Ollie

It's pretty common for me to look around for Griffin and find this at my feet:

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I'll put him down in the middle of a room, then walk to whatever I need to work on (cooking, sewing, etc...). By the time I get settled, I have a little bug at my feet. More often than not, that little bug is also babbling and grabbing my feet (bonus points for buttons or laces on my shoes).

G's mobility seems to have exploded overnight, along with intense curiosity and a growing mastery of fine motor skills. Sometime between him destroying a grocery store display from his perch in the cart and a broken mason jar in our kitchen (no babies were injured in that incident, but it sure did startle him and get my adrenaline going), I realized that we have left behind the days of him happily playing on his playmat while I cook dinner. His jumperoo(s) has increased in value exponentially, and I will most certainly be honing my spidey-sense and reaction times :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

7 Month Update

7 Mth

If February wasn't so short, I DEFINITELY would have gotten this in before the month was over. 7 months seems to be a magic number for this little boy. He officially has 2 teeth (a significant upgrade over 1), he's very good at rolling to get where he wants to go, his new name is Grabby McGraberson, he sits for good chunks of time on his own, and he's popping up onto his hands and knees as much as possible. This last development has only started within the last few days, and it's completely adorable to watch as he wills himself to move forward. The coordination isn't there yet, but he KNOWS he's so close.

I can tell I'm in trouble as this little person gets more mobile. He's adorable, but he's more than happy to distract you with his babble and dimple as his little hands reach out to snag whatever you've left within arms reach (glasses, bowl of food, pens, diaper...). Goodness, he's lucky I like him so much ;) 

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On second thought, I'm pretty sure I'm the lucky one in this relationship.