This month, we’ve seen Jamisen’s personality just blossom. He laughs all the time. He giggles. He smiles. He makes motorboat sounds. He is just starting to figure out how to wave; well, he mostly just lifts his arm a little higher than his shoulder and just holds his hand out. He’s about half way there. He still hasn’t progressed on basic baby sign language but man, does he think it’s hilarious when we do it!
We are also trying to teach him to clap. So far, it’s lots of watching us clap and lots of laughing at us but no forward movement towards actual clapping himself. Jamisen can now do a full on crawl (at rapid, rapid speeds) and he’s loving pulling himself up on EVERYTHING. He balances, mostly precariously, on his tippy toes and pulls himself up on anything that looks even remotely stable (loose, baggy pants are his fave, which are less than ideal for the person wearing said pants).
He’s also getting picky about his food. He still eats everything or just flat out refuses it (knock on wood: no spitting it out yet!). He does have quite the little opinion and will tell you, loudly, if he doesn’t like his food or if you’re not feeding him fast enough. He has officially found his voice.
He is a cheerful little guy and very social. He loves people so I am going to try to make more reading times at the library so he has the opportunity to hang out with more babies, toddlers and other parents. We’re loving being parents and now that he’s sleeping through the night (cheers all around), we’re getting back on track with gym schedules, packing lunches for work and general normalcy in our household. Phew. It’s nice to feel like things are not about to fly off their axis in the household setting. It’s all a wonderful experience and we’re so glad that we have Jamisen to learn with because he laughs no matter what we do.