Having a baby around can be fun…and it can make you tear your hair out at times.
With a 7 month-old at home, I am right now in the fun stage especially since he hasn’t yet discovered the joys(!) of being able to crawl. All he has learned so far is to turn over on his stomach and rotate at that spot. Though he is doing his best with the skills learned so far :-).
For some reason, he seems to think that lying on his stomach and twirling his hands and legs in the air and then doing a mini push-up, will get him to his desired destination (which is usually the TV remote or my cell-phone). After his push-up, he looks expectantly at the object of his desire (expecting it to be at his reach) and then turns away since it still hasn’t moved closer to him 🙂
Another favourite (mine, actually) is how excited he gets when he is lying on the bed, and sees someone walking about or standing near to him. This seems to signal to him that he ought to be in that person’s arms; next, he raises his arms high and starts cooing and gurgling in baby-talk. And if that person does not notice him, then get set for an avalanche of scoldings from him, which kind of goes like this: “Thi thee thii geeeeee thi thi thi aaaaaa thai thai geee….” 🙂
It just tickles him pink to be laid on the bed. The designs on the bedspread are always a source of wonder for him, as is the possibility of being able to roll around in the blankets. Here is a pic of my bundle of joy –