Friday, February 19, 2010

Sit Tight

We're still rockin' along over here. Max is at once becoming slightly more independent and more needy all at the same time. He's got sitting down pat now. I don't think that he's fallen over in the last 2 days at all. This means that sometimes he can play by himself for a bit, I don't have to hold him up or sit behind him for him to lean on. On the other hand it is not permissible for me to leave the room, and in the living room I have to sit with him, I can't even sit on the couch two feet away. Sometimes even when he's with Jeff he'll holler if I leave his sight.
Still, at least I can face him while he plays and having my hands free is a plus. Sometimes he'll let me play on my iPhone without fussing or I can knit for a while. I'll have to see if there's a book kicking around that I need to read and see how he handles that.

Today he looked like he was going to push himself up to sitting from his stomach, but then he just kind of rolled on his side and then flopped on his belly again. Everyday he gets a little closer to crawling, and then the cats are going to be in for it. Of course, I'm going to be in for it too, but I think I'll find it less terrifying.
He's also gone back to sleeping well again. We had a rough patch for a couple of weeks where he was waking up on his stomach over and over again in the night and not being able to get back to sleep without intervention. It even disrupted naps sometimes, cutting them short by 30 minutes or more. Two nights ago he woke every hour for several hours, but after a peep or two went back to sleep without our help, and last night I only heard him once.

Since the end of December he's grown an inch longer and gained a pound. [28 1/4" and 17 lbs 6 oz] I got curious about his growth since it seemed like his 9 month sized clothes were already starting to get too short for him, so I weighed and measured him at home. Sure enough the tags say that 9 months are for up to 28 1/2 inches and then it's on to 12 months clothes. The only problem is that he weighs almost 3 pounds less than those clothes are sized for, so they are going to be super baggy on him. My plan is next week to get some washed up and ready to wear, but keep struggling him into the 9 month stuff for as long as I can make him fit.
This weekend Dan and Jean are coming to visit and have volunteered to babysit Max on Saturday. The plan is to go out somewhere new for dinner... I can't remember the last time that we went out for dinner. We've been out for lunch a few times (with Max), but I can't remember dinner. So it should be fun.

I imagine this is a pretty boring post for most people to read, so I have filled it with gratuitous cuteness.

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