Wednesday, August 17, 2011

42 weeks

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

Only a few weeks shy of his first birthday, your baby's no longer a helpless infant who can't do anything without you. He still needs plenty of care and support, but his growing independence — evident in his solo standing, stooping, and squatting — is becoming apparent.  Your baby may walk while gripping your hand, and he'll hold out his arm or leg to help you dress him. At mealtimes, he may be able to grip a cup and drink from it independently (though some children may not do this for a few more months) and hand-feed himself an entire meal.  Once your baby's able to drink from a cup by himself, you may need to start ducking, because he's just as likely to toss it when he's finished as to put it down gently.
Your baby will also purposely drop objects for someone, probably you, to pick up. If you get tired of this dropping game, take away the object for a few minutes and try to distract your baby with something just as enticing, such as a fun game of peek-a-boo.

Noah is continuing to improve his walking skills and is walking more often, and further distances.  He still crawls rather than walks about 60-70% of the time.  One day last week we had some friends over, and as they were leaving he waved his hand and said "buh-buh".  It was too cute!  He waves his hand at people a lot, but we haven't heard any additional attempts at bye-bye.  He has been exploring the "goo", and "ga" sounds more, as well as "wa".  His main sounds are still mama and dada though.  He's got several top teeth that have been making their way through lately.  He has his two center top teeth now, and the teeth on either side of those are starting to break through the skin also.  Within a few days he should have a total of 6 full teeth.  He's been handling all of the teeth cutting through super well, there was only one night that he didn't sleep through the night, and all I did that night was nurse him and put him back to bed, and he slept well.  He's still a very happy, easy going baby.  We walk (or jog) outside for about an hour a day and he loves it, he never seems to cry or fuss outside.

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