Oh, Oliver! It’s been so long I don’t even know where to start! Actually, I wrote a really good post last night in my head, while I was trying to fall asleep last night. It was quick, and witty, and full of cute information about you. And, when I woke up this morning, I couldn’t remember a dang thing. Shoot.
Well, that might be partially because you are not still sleeping through the night. You decided you liked that midnight/one am feeding, so it’s back! I’m not totally surprised, but I am a little exhausted at this point! That sweet, sweet taste of sleep last month… wow, Oliver. That felt good. Seriously. YOU SHOULD TRY IT! But, I think that your sleeping habits have actually taught me something about this whole parenting thing. Don’t get comfortable. Not even for a second. Cause the minute I think I have a system down with you… that I know what time you will get up, how long you will sleep, if you will cry in the car or not… the second I think I know something, you change it up on me.
There have been some pretty big changes with you this last month. You can definitely flip yourself over from your tummy to your back, although you are pretty particular about where you do it. Pretty much you only roll in your crib, after you wake up from a nap, you get your legs under you and push yourself over. Then you lay there and babble to yourself. It’s pretty fun for your Dad and I to lay in bed and listen to you be happy. And the best part is, that when we do go in to get you, you greet us with a huge smile!
You are pretty close to actually rolling over at other times, and there really isn’t any rush to do it, but you get yourself pretty frustrated when you can’t quite get that total roll down. I know it will come soon enough, and I know before long you will be pulling yourself up on furniture and in your crib. You already pull yourself up on Dad’s hands, all the way up to standing, and boy do you look super proud of yourself!
As much as we love to play with you, I have to admit that there are times when I love putting you in your exer-saucer and letting you go to town! The first time we put you in it, there was a lot of face-planting into the toys. But from then on you had it! And now, you just love spending a little time in there entertaining yourself. And that lets me throw in the laundry, do the dishes, use the bathroom by myself (such a treat!), or do a little cleaning. I don’t know if it is the exer-saucer or the play mat or your toys, but you have got a serious little grip now, and you are really good at reaching out and grabbing things. When we went to the doctor this month, they said I should start to watch for you passing things from hand to hand. I looked at them like they were crazy, handed you a toy, and you passed it to your other hand. It was a nice moment to show you off!
Gosh, Oliver, there is so much more! We changed you from the bassinet on your stoller to the big kid seat, and we’ve actually gotten to use it a couple of times because the weather is finally starting to warm up! You got to visit your Grandma Annie, and your Aunt Cindy in the last couple of weeks and show off your growing cuteness. And we scheduled a visit from your Ukki and Amma at the end of this month that we are really looking forward to!
I promise I will try to write more often. Daily may not happen, but I can barely remember all the great stuff that has happened with you in the last month, and even though I’m looking forward to what comes with you, I really want to be able to look back on this and remember how fun every day was! Ok Ol, I’m leaving you with a bunch of pictures of you playing this last month. You sure have gotten big… almost 16 pounds already! Don’t grow up too fast, ok? Love you little man.