24 October 2016

Taiki is 6 Months!

Half way to ONE!
This month seemed to go on forever for some reason! Taiki has gotten really active lately and is starting to become a little bit of a handful!

Here are some of his developments for this month:

He can roll both ways now which means he will roll all around the room until he finds something interesting to naw on. Last week while I was cooking dinner, he became fascinated with the internet and tv cords and had a good naw and slobber all over them! Gotta keep my eye on this little guy now.

He can't quite sit upright yet, but is getting used to sitting. He will always lunge over and grab something in front of him and then gets stuck because he can't pull his body back up lol.

He loves to stand and hold on to the coffee table. He will slip over to the side, so I still need to support him but he LOVES to stand.

For some strange reason, he doesn't love to stand in the Jolly Jumper. I think maybe he gets lonely or because the doorway is a bit out of the way and he can't see or do much. He hasn't really gotten into the jumping aspect. He just kinds stands and kicks and slips around.

He can pick me out of a crowd and once our eyes lock, he will wail until he can get back to me.

He can put himself to sleep with the help of his little thumbs. He has gotten way better at taking the dummy and bottle now which should make bottle feeding easier if we ever need a babysitter.

He has gotten so much hungrier in the last couple weeks so I started him on solids. First food was apple sauce which he LOVED and tried grabbing the spoon out my hand to shove more into his mouth. I have tried other baby foods, but the ones he likes the most are the soft jelly kinds that are easy to swallow without much mouth action. I tried a pumpkin one once and he kept gagging because it was a lot thicker than the apple and fruit kinds. So for now we are just giving him soft fruit and soups. He really loves his food! 

Still such a smiley boy! I still haven't heard him have a really good laughing fit yet. He laughs for a while but he isn't in hysterics. Can't wait for that!

He loves playing peekaboo under a blanket and will rip it off his face to search for me. He thinks it's hilarious.

He got his BCG immunization last month which was sad :( It's the 9x9 stamp one. The Doctor did it on the underside of his arm though so hopefully it won't be an eyesore in the future.

It is getting colder now so we have pulled out all his hand-me-down clothes, some of which I have been saving since I received them from Jun's sister for Reia to use! It's nice to finally be able to use them because I have always envisioned using them once I had a son, and now I can!

His hair is getting really long now at the front and on top, but is still kind of thin at the back. Don't know when I'll cut it. Maybe when he's one. We'll see how long it gets!

He loves to hold on to my face and look me in the eyes.

He doesn't poo that often. It's as if he saves it all up for that one big release! lol 

He wakes up at night a lot now. Sometimes he rolls out of bed (futon) and gets stuck on the side or is cold because he kicked his blankets off. Most of the time he is just hungry, but he gets SO impatient now when he sucks and the milk hasn't come down yet. He hates waiting and gets frustrated and pulls on me :( So so tender right now tmi.

Well, here's to another month! I can already tell that he is going to be an active one! He is curious and cuddly, and handsome and hangry!

Love you my boy <3

26 September 2016

Taiki is 5 Months

This month just flew by! Only 5 months down and already he is looking pretty chunky!

Here are his developments for this month:

He flails his arms around a lot now and has started trying to grasp on to things (which is what I think the arm flails stem from). He smacks my face with his little fists until he is able to cling on to my eye or a nostril lol.

He rolls over on to his tummy and can prop himself up with his arms now, but only to the right! He can only roll to the right. He's going through a Zoolander phase.

He loves standing up (with help) and looking at people. He gets all excited and waves his arms around wildly and smiles uncontrollably.

Aila has gotten really interested in him lately and will always ask me to show her his face. She loves kissing his cheeks and showing him her toys.

He is really good at sucking his thumb, I'm already dreading the weaning process.

He had his baby photoshoot today and got dressed in a kimono and a tuxedo! He was a little sleepy so it was harder than normal to get him to smile, but we got there. His sister's had the best time dressing up in princess gowns and having their hair and makeup done!

He got his BCG immunisation shot today, the BIG one! The 9x9 stamp one :( He didn't cry as much as the girls did, but he was still very very sad.

He can stand and support himself on the coffee table. His knees buckle sometimes and he slides off every now and then so I have to watch that he doesn't dong his head, but he is getting better!

He cries and stares at me when he wants to be picked up. Even if he can't see me, he knows my voice and will cry if he hears me.

He looks at us when we eat and seems really interested in food. Just another few weeks or so and I will see how he likes solids.

I had to take his passport photos this month and attempted to do it by myself this time. These are some that didn't make the cut, but are still cute :)

Still the smiliest baby ever! He loves faces and will try grab onto them. His motor skills aren't there yet but he is getting better at slowly opening his fingers and wrapping them around the things he wants.

Love him to bits and love watching him grow :)