It always amazes me how much Seth learns in a month. I don’t think I make nearly a quarter of the amount of progress that he does.
All he’s wanted to do this past month, is crawl. He gets upset – throw a tantrum kind of upset – if you put him in his chair or bouncer instead of on the floor. He is SO “strong willed”. He’s nine months old but some days I feel like I am negotiating with a two-year-old.
We’ve started using “ah-ah” in a stern voice with violent head shaking if he goes near wall sockets or the fireplace (that doesn’t work). He now crawls to a plug and starts shaking his head. If he doesn’t touch it and crawls away, I praise him more than I’ve praised any puppy. I think the neighbours might think we have a puppy who’s a “very good boy”.
I thought we would have a few more months before we’d have to properly baby proof the house, but nope, the time has come. It’s really exciting but also crazy because THEY GROW UP SO FAST! I’m finding it hard to wrap my head around the fact that he’s almost a toddler! HOW!?
Something really cute (to me) that he’s doing, is watching his nappies being thrown away. He’s realised that they disappear into the nappy bin, so he’ll wiggle himself to peer over the edge of the change table (while I hold him) and then watches intently as I spin the lid to seal the nappy in the bin. The look of amazement on his face makes me want to scoop him up and give him a million kisses on his chubby little cheeks… but it’s a race against time to get a new nappy on before he wees on me!
Hide and seek is also fast becoming a favourite. The delightful squeal that he makes when he finds me is the best sound in the whole world. There’s nothing better than seeing your child happy and smiling. It makes my heart want to burst.
Something that’s been annoying me though, is that he doesn’t want to cuddle, at all. I miss our morning cuddles while he drinks milk. Now he can hold the bottle himself and takes his milk “to-go”. He’ll crawl around, make a milk stop, put the bottle down and carry on crawling. The only time I get cuddles is when he’s struggling to fall asleep so I’m really feeling left out. Mr Independent.
It’s been a really good month for us all though.
I hope I didn’t just jinx it.