Sunday, August 29, 2010

pop, pop, pop

This weekend I had a few false alarms when I thought Cole was able to sneak something past me and was chewing on something. Turns out he was just making the motions of chewing, but didn't have anything in his mouth. Maybe this is what one does when they have FOUR teeth coming in at the same time!?!

It's been over a week since the top two front teeth first broke through. We're just about able to see the tips of them now whenever he smiles. This morning, I freaked out when I noticed the other two! Though I've been sympathetic through the sleepless nights, I'll have even more patience when trying to comfort him when he wails in the middle of the night and early morning.

Despite the teeth coming through and the congestion he's had because of it, Le Bebe has been an absolute sweetie with our guests these past two weekends. He especially loved his play date with Yoko, Uncle Dave and Auntie Tess' little puppy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

nine months old

He's mobile! Last weekend, Cole took the plunge from reaching out far for his toys and started to crawl. He still has a stronger interest to pulling himself up and learning to walk than to crawl, but I'm suspecting once he realizes the power of being able to quickly scoot away from us or go beyond the boundaries of his pillow fort, he'll take to crawling a lot more.

This past month, he also learned how to pick up and feed himself puffs, yogurt melts, and other small food pieces. It's been so great to watch him progress from just pushing around the mashed food on his high chair tray to actually being able to pick it up and put it in his mouth. Cole also went on his first flight to visit the fam in the Bay Area.

My favorite thing we do together these days is play a game of monster. When I'm the monster, he gets tickled a lot while I nosh on his tummy making nom-nom sounds. When he's the monster, he makes the cutest roar-like sound then lays a sloppy slobber on my face. Thanks, son.