Wednesday, June 22, 2011

34 weeks

Here is what is going on with Noah this week according to;

Your baby's vision — previously about 20/40 at best — is now almost adult-like in its clarity and depth perception. Though your baby's short-range sight is still best, his long-range vision is good enough to recognize people and objects across a room. He may see a toy on the other side of the room and try to crawl toward it. His eyes are also probably close to their final color, though you may see subtle changes later.

Your baby may start looking for dropped objects and may use his index finger to point at them. He can easily use his fingers to rake up a piece of food and hold it with his fist closed, and he's learned to open his hand to drop and throw objects with greater precision. He's probably beginning to master the pincer grasp, too — the delicate maneuver that lets him pick up small objects with his thumb and first finger.  Your baby's also a fan of poking things and getting his little fingers into holes, making this a great time to cover outlets around the house.

There'll be times when your baby is afraid of things he can't understand. Even things that didn't bother him before, like a ringing doorbell or a whistling teakettle, may frighten him. When this happens, the most important thing you can do as a parent is comfort and reassure him. Tell him that you're there and he's fine — a hug or a snuggle may be all he needs.

Noah is so much fun!!!!  He's continued to pick up speed crawling, and now he follows me around from one room of the house to another.  He continues to use any stable object he can reach in order to pull himself up to standing.  Every now and then he'll let go and stand for a second or two before plopping down.
He is quite curious, and since he's mobile he can get into anything so we've started working on setting some boundaries.  We were worried that "no" might be hard for him to understand since it's so close to Noah, so we say "no no" when we want him to stop doing something.  Overall he is a very obedient kid (so far) and almost always when I say "no no" he will stop what he is doing, even if I am across the room.  His biggest temptations are shoes, cords, and the trashcan.
Within the past few days he has murmured a few "dadas, dads, or dadadas".  His most used "word" is still mama and he repeats it over and over most of the day.
This week we introduced watermelon and broccoli, both of which he is enjoying.  He also had a fruit puree with apples, blueberries, strawberries, banana and some other fruits.  He loved the puree, but it didn't seem to do so well on his stomach, so I think I'll stick to introducing foods one at a time for now, and maybe wait a little longer on the fibrous berries.

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