I think I've mentioned before but Kian is not a laugher or giggler. He smile 24/7 but it's like he doesn't know how to laugh. Or we are just not funny enough. Whatever the reason it is a long, tedious project to try to get even a hint of giggle out of the boy. When he finally does it sounds forced or fake. It's become a big joke around the house. Really, I'm not a big laugher either, that's Izaac's department.
Well, a couple of nights ago we decided to organize the pots and pans cabinet. Kian was in his walker and Isabel and I were sitting on the floor. I had Isa take all the pans and lids out and while I was trying to figure out the best way to organize them, Isa became a one woman band. She had a basket and a couple different pans set up, I don't think she was singing but I can't remember. This went on for a few minutes, she was in her own world drumming away. Neither of us were paying attention to Kian. The next think I hear is a full on, belly laugh coming from the walker. I look over and baby boy is watching Isabel and LAUGHING. Hard. For a few minutes. It was really cute to watch. I have no idea why she was so funny but he sure enjoyed the show.
We decided to see if he wanted to participate in the band. Set him on the floor and gave him a wooden spoon to bang away with. Not so much. The spoon when straight in his mouth. After awhile he grabbed a lid and started banging it around but he did not seem to get as much enjoyment out of that as he did watching Isabel.
January 11, 2010
I had invisioned a letter to Kian every month for the first year...well I sort of skipped the last few months! I have no idea where the time has gone. Anyway, baby boy you are now 7 months and some change. Wow! It has been a great 7 months. I really couldn't ask for a better baby, let's hope this continues as you get older :-). You have progressed since your last letter at 4 months. You are now around 19.5+ pounds and at a very chunky monkey stage. All round and full of baby fat. However, I don't think this will last too long because you are on the move!
In the last few weeks you have mastered comando crawling or slithering...you are very good at moving yourself across the room on your belly, especially if it is for something interesting like a cord. You move and roll and spin all over now. It's very fun to watch. You are also excellent at sitting and will sit and play in you play area for quite a long time. You are getting more interested in toys but still prefer anything that you aren't suppose to have (phone, cords, space heater, etc).
You still love to eat and seem to be enjoying solid foods more and more. You are constantly trying to take our food away from us! You are also trying to blow raspberries on our cheeks now (or the couch!) and occasionally it works. Most of the time we end up with a very wet, licked cheek though. You love to play peek-a-boo and actually cover your own face quite a bit. You are a massive drooler! You still smile all the time but it is very hard to get you to laugh. And even then it isn't a traditional giggle. You sleep very well and we are able to put you down and you will fall asleep on your own! However, I still like to cuddle you to sleep most of the time :-). You adore Isabel and find her very intertaining and you are finally tall enough to move around in your walker. It is so amazing to watch your personality and new skills emerge! I wish we could just slow down time a little.
Christmas was fun. You managed to tear little tiny pieces of paper off the presents but then wanted to eat the paper. We took to long to open presents and you fell asleep about half way through. I think you're favorite part of the day was when all the family was over holding you and spoiling you! You love to be held!