Baby Boy is trying SO hard to be mobile. He lays on his belly and alternates between pushing up on his arms and laying on his belly flailing his arms and legs. His preferred method of communication recently has been growling, so when he gets frustrated, that's what he starts to do. The funny part is that he'll have a toy, then push it just out of his reach and get mad that he can't play with it anymore. In the last couple of days, though, he's been able to get his right leg bent and push off with it. He moves a bit crooked, of course, but he's getting there. The sitter also told us that he's been doing downward-facing dog some, forming an upside-down V with his hands and feet on the ground. He's SO close. Even now, we can't put him on the floor and expect him to stay there. He's a rolling and spinning fool. He hasn't quite figured out that he could barrel roll to move across the floor, but does it inadvertently anyway. The place he most commonly rolls, though, is in bed. We put him down awake and then go downstairs to look at the video monitor to watch the show. He rolls and spins and does a few laps of his crib until he just falls asleep. It's so fun to watch!
I guess that means it's time to start thinking about baby proofing since I have a feeling he's going to be into everything. The bookcase that has been in the living room since before Baby Girl was born might need to be anchored and/or emptied altogether. It houses my cookbooks, so it wouldn't be a huge deal if it got emptied, but I don't want him to pull up on it. Baby Girl left it alone in general and I have a feeling that Baby Boy is going to be an entirely different ballgame. Here we go...
Dance of the Ladybugs
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