7 months week 3 (week 32)

[1-7 Jun]

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Hudson has grown A LOT this week–not physically (though he probably grew taller again because I was surprised at how long his legs extended outwards as I held him for nursing last night). He made leaps and bounds in his crawling, self-protection, cognitive, and walking skills.

Let me elaborate.

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I’ve known his fast crawling skills for a while now (e.g. when he crawled on our bed to do the laps in a swimming pool-back and forth as I switched wai po in the phone to each side of the walls of our bedroom). He can crawl really fast to grab the phone. What I didn’t know was that he can now crawl on the marble floors without accidentally bumping his head into the floor! After work yesterday, P told me H can crawl from our room to the kitchen door already and said I don’t need to hover over H as he’s crawling to prevent his head from bumping into the floor so I gave it a go and discovered that H really can do it already! He knows how to use his hands to support his body weight and then lower his head if he wants a break from crawling. He crawled to the tv console and got some magazines from the books compartment and scrunched up the pages to put into his mouth. He can also take out several other things including the keropok (the sound of the aluminium packaging is attractive to him) and notebook. Sitting there and playing with these.

IMG_8106IMG_8108He also loves standing up by holding on to the vertical part of the sofa or the seat in the car to get a good view out of the windows. Yesterday, he walked from right to left of our beige sofa by holding on to the sofa. (Wai po and wai gong witnessed it too as we were doing video calls). Apparently, H can also walk by holding on to the walls in our bedroom.

IMG_8109So last night, as I was accompanying him in the bedroom waiting for him to play/get tired again, I could lay there and let him crawl/stand without worrying too much about him bumping his head into the wall as I had been earlier this week. He has been very interested in my black contigo water bottle and would always get it when he sees it on the bed. He is strong enough to hold it up and now I also finally don’t have to worry aboutt him hurting himself with the hard metal.

IMG_8113He also loves climb up and step on things to help him climb upwards. Oh dear.

IMG_8388IMG_8385IMG_8391IMG_8406His nap time has also settled into about 2-3 times a day.

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This morning after he came home from his morning walk (today is cloudy/cool breeze like a rainy but not raining day in Malaysia), he was very hungry–he extends his hands to indicate he wants me to hug him, and when I signed/asked if he wants milk, he said “ehn” and when I asked him again to make sure that’s what he means, he replied the same while making eye contact. Aww..but then he’s still an impatient baby so he would make crying sounds and keep turning over and wanting to escape to get milk from me when we try to put on his clothes after his bath (still can’t understand when we ask him to wait).

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The only regrets currently: he still doesn’t seem to like  reading (usually i can only read to him 2-3 pages before he starts turning the book or something), he doesn’t dance with music yet? but he can bang on the piano with his left arm. He’s not very patient in listening to me playing piano for a long time although he still could sit with me at the piano for a while as I practised or dabble in some scales. And of course, his biggest weakness: sleeping. Haha. But I shouldn’t always say this either, he actually has improved and can take naps on our bed during the day if we put some pillows etc around him (like he’s doing now). And these “regrets” I’m writing down, I just want to see when he would improve because I know he will learn to love reading and music!

I need to start speaking to him in the way that I want him to speak later on because he is learning every day and pretty soon, he will be speaking just like us! I will also try to be a non-anxious parent so that he will not pick up this temperament/trait.

-written on 6th June 2020 while H is napping on the bed. I still stay next to him because he would cry when he wakes up so it’s best to quickly assure him that it’s okay.

He makes the cutest faces. I love squishing and kissing him.

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Sunday crawling adventure, captured on camera:

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IMG_8546IMG_8555IMG_8527Stay curious, and stay little for just a bit longer, our dear baby.

 

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