Ok friends and family, I hear you. You aren't coming out and saying it, but I can hear your thoughts. "Laura, that's great you and Brett starting eating steak on Sunday and you make cake in the microwave. Sure, you love a couple of Dad's and you took a picture of a train. Good for you. But we aren't reading this blog for you. We want to know about Max!" Fine. I'll stop talking about myself for a minute.
You really want to know about Max?
Well...he's a bit constipated and a bit cranky. Oh, and now he has a cold.
Sorry, you asked
Actually, besides the issues mentioned above, Max is developing right on track. At least I think so. I stopped comparing him to what the "experts" say he should be doing because it makes me a bit insane. He's a week ahead in some places and a week behind in others. The past few weeks have had some pretty major milestones however.
The biggest development is that Max has started using his hands. He skipped the "batting at things" stage altogether. He's grabbing at things and it's obviously intentional because when he gets a grip, the object goes directly to his mouth. It was fun the first few days as he would swing and miss but now he's pretty accurate. The only downside is I need to temporarily put away all my dangling earrings!
Another ADORABLE development is he is more verbal. From yelps to coos to gurgles and the best- laughing, he is able to communicate more than "HOLY CRAP I'M PISSED SO FIX IT". It's totally awesome. Plus, he does this the most when we are changing his diaper, thus making a unfun task completley awesome!
I no longer dread car rides now that Max doesn't scream bloody murder the whole time. Instead, he looks around, maybe yelps once or twice and falls alseep. It's adorable. And blissfully quiet.
Other things changing include:
-He notices himself in the mirror...and thinks he's hysterical
-He's working on sitting up and no longer despises his bumbo.
-He's able to play in his exersauser though he isn't 100% sure he likes it.
-He has rolled from tummy to back 7 times but most of the time does it when no one is looking.
-He still loves that damn bear
I don't want to complain too much. He's healthy and that is all that matters. All in all, he's a pretty wonderful kid and my life is better with him in it.