Harvey is learning so fast. It's crazy to me how much new stuff he can do. It's so much fun. I keep talking about his sleeping so I feel like I have to make mention of it. But I'm only going to mention I'm not going to mention it. Because it is the same and it is still so very hard for me.
That's the only bad thing. All other things are awesome. This month he has figured out how to get from his belly to his bum. I think that has made sleeping more tricky because instead of staying laid down in bed, he sits up and cries and then doesn't fall back asleep. He also has figured out how to pull himself to standing (and does that in the crib too with the same effects on sleep). He crawls so fast everywhere and is pulling himself up against everything.
|Finally starting to pull his own weight around here.|
He has taken some small steps along the furniture as well recently. I bet he's walking by the time we go home for Christmas. I am going to miss has army crawl but I won't miss his chest and belly being a constant reminder of how dirty our floors are no matter how many times I vacuum and mop :)
He ate some salmon and asparagus the other night and he was LOVING this jalapeno chili I made a couple weeks ago. He ate a ton of that. And he even had a few bites of a chicken tikka masala indian curry dish I made that was kind of spicy. It made me proud. I'm not holding my breath, but I still hope that he's a good, healthy and adventurous eater. I still love watching him eat.
|I love his eyes in this picture. So intense.|
|This is one of our new favorite pics of him of all time.|
|Checking out the fish tank.|
At my friend Lindy's the other day, her daughter Lilly pushed and pulled Harvey around on that thing for awhile and he was in heaven again. Needless to say - I think he's getting some form of riding car something for Christmas and or birthday. Speaking of cars - he's starting to show a lot of interest in them. Dad bought him a few new hotwheels and he has been "driving" them across the table and floor recently. He is fascinated by wheels on anything too. He just spins and spins them. I love it.
He still is a water boy. Loves the bath and is all over the place in it. That makes it a little more interesting/tricky for me. And I've taken him to the pool a few times this last month and he starts trying to jump out of my arms as soon as we walk into the pool area. He gets so excited and shows no trepidation by deep water or water splashing his head or face. I hope he continues to love the water. .
|Baby bums are the best|
Here's some other pictures that have randomly been taken this last month.
|Not cooperating for photos at the park during play group.|
|Nice outfit, huh?|
|Intimidating football face.|
|This is my favorite.|
|Well, and this one.|
I need to not focus on what he's not doing (like sleeping) and focus on the grossly larger amount of things he is doing and all the wonderful things that are Harvey. He's so happy and fun and giggly and stubborn and determined and smart. He can be challenging at times and I always worry about him for one reason or another but the indescribable amount of joy he brings to our lives far and away makes up for any challenges!
It's a couple of weeks later and I found some pics on my phone and iPad that I didn't include. I know - you were wondering where those were ;) Hopefully I'm getting them in the right month.