i’ve noticed that sufyan’s development goes like this:
smooth sailing. rough time. new skill. smooth. rough. new skill. for example when he was 4 months, he went from “little buddha” to complainer whiney butt. then he learned to sit up and all was smooth again. at 5 months until 9.5 months he would drag us around by our hands to help him walk and yell and scream when we didn’t want to walk around the house for the 50th time. then he learned to walk and it was smooth again.
now we are in another rough time. he is working on talking, communicating more specific needs, and lots of independence. and it’s melt down city when we: won’t hold him at the light switches for more than 10 minutes. have to put him down to pee. won’t sit in a parked car in the 100 degree car interior so he can play at the console and steering wheel. won’t let him climb alone to the back of the couch.
as challenging as it is, it’s also pretty cool to see him suddenly expanding his understanding of what’s possible…if only we’d give him a little help. and he is working so hard on communicating verbally that he talks in his sleep sometimes. and he CLIMBS in his sleep, too! which means we rescue him from this weird, upside down backwards sleep position throughout the night (head hanging off the top of his bed)
I went to meet a midwife yesterday, and S wasn’t feeling like visiting. He was complaining and grumping, and the midwife commented on his “cute crying face”. We get that a lot, because S is emphatic about everything he does. (Jenna took most of the following photos with her phone camera)
a fall this morning from our front porch step onto the doormat 😦
serious with panda
frustration. i want to hold the camera!
really getting to the bottom of it
sweet little curls!
sad baby. he wants the camera for real.
more serious panda
and jenna wrangling both boys!