It’s been another interesting week, mostly things continuing on from my last summary. Sprogzilla has cut his fourth incisor and so his sleep has improved considerably. He is going longer stretches (sometimes almost five hours straight!) for the first session of the night and is not waking up screaming. Even his second nightly session has increased to over two hours for the last two nights. We have also started putting him to bed a couple of hours earlier and he doesn’t seem to think it’s just naptime anymore. Of course, now that I have dared to write this, he will revert to his old patterns. I’m certainly not going to get my hopes up that all this will stick until it’s happened for at least a couple of weeks.
He does appear to be going through a major growth spurt however, and is clearly working on walking and talking. For most of this week, he’s been taking the odd unsupported step and then falling down. Today, he climbed off his Bounce and Spin Zebra and took three steps over to me sitting nearby! I so wish Sprogdaddy had been home to see it.
We’ve heard lots of babbling that sounds like nonsensical sentences. The little guy is obviously trying to say something, we’re just not clever enough to figure out what yet. A couple of days ago, he was handing us his toys and we were passing them back and I’d swear he said thank you! Or should I say “taaank ooo”.
As usual, I keep having to move things further out of his reach. He may be a short fella, but there’s not a lot of places beyond the grasp of those chubby little fingers.
He regularly clambers onto the sofa now and can also climb down backwards with ease. It’s so lovely when he climbs up for cuddles! He also enjoys spinning me around when I’m sitting in the computer chair!
One new habit I’m not so thrilled to see is biting. He used to do it to Sprogdaddy occasionally, but now I’ve felt it a couple of times – including right now as I write this post! I actually have a bruise forming with two tiny teethmarks embedded in my arm! I was a bit concerned the other day as he bit my nipple (by cripes, that was sharp!) but he hasn’t done it since. I suspect the startled squeal I let out had something to do with that…..