Wednesday, July 27, 2011

39 weeks

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

Your baby's personality is really emerging now. She may be very social, granting broad smiles to everyone she meets, or a little more shy, hiding her face when well-meaning strangers try to engage her. Your baby may charge ahead boldly or assess the situation carefully before accepting others. She might be even tempered or switch her moods quite dramatically.  She'll gesture for your attention and may even wave goodbye when she sees you head for the door. She's also developing a mind of her own, which you may run up against when you try to put her in her car seat or stroller.
Noah loves playing with his buddy Luke, who as of August I'll be watching 3 days a week now rather than 2

Noah keeps getting closer and closer to walking.  Now he can walk around the room only grasping one of our hands in his (rather than holding on with both hands).  He keeps testing himself by standing up without holding onto anything for several seconds at a time, before plopping down on his rear.  He is getting a lot more inquisitive, and rather than just playing with what is out in the middle of the room, he is starting to dig in drawers to see what else he can find.  He loves (much to my dismay) opening up the pantry and pulling out coffee filters, tuna cans, and plastic bags.  He also loves pulling all of the tupperware out of the cabinets.  He seems to be able to spot an electrical outlet immediately upon entering a room and becomes obsessed with it.  He also LOVES trying to grab and unwind rolls of toilet paper.  He also loves bath time, and playing with his toys and splashing the water.  And he recently has discovered the fun game of dropping all of his toys and his cup from his high chair and watching them fall, and watching mama retrieve them.  He hasn't purposefully started dropping his food yet though, I think he's scared that I won't give it back. 

Noah is becoming increasingly attached to me, and often won't let anyone other than me hold him if I'm in the room, especially if there are strangers around.  There is a certain side of Noah that only Jeremy and I get to see.  Around others he is usually shy at first, and then warms up and will be fun and goofy.  But there's a certain side to him that only comes out when the three of us are all at home together.  There's a silliness and comfort that he just doesn't show around other people.

I never really thought much about the fact that Noah doesn't watch cartoons, movies, or TV until a friend came over and was surprised at that.  It's probably a little more work for me to entertain him all day long without letting him watch TV, but it works for our family, at least at this point in time.  I'm sure eventually in the future we will let Noah watch a show or movie here or there, but that is probably still a ways down the road.  It really wouldn't even be convenient, because our only TV is so small, and so high off of the ground that I doubt Noah would even be able to see it well.

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