When he was 7 months old, he looked like this.
And he couldn't yet do this:
He's had so many firsts this month. Talk about growth/developmental spurt!
Now he can:
pull himself up to stand
cruise between items of furniture
cruise along the hallway
drink from a straw
clap his hands
say "dada" and "ap ap" (clap)
throw items (we do throw and catch/pass back and forth games)
hold a cup and drink from it
blow (like when we're cooling off food)
get into stuff and cause trouble
He's unstoppable now!
Unfortunately, he had a different kind of first last night. Daddy took all 4 kids out to the optician while I stayed back to cook supper. When he was getting everyone back in the car, he had turtle in his backpack carrying thing, while he was buckling Zoe in. i can't understand exactly how it happened, but somehow a seat fell back or something and banged Glenn on his face.
And he got his first shiner.
It's killing me. I hate that I wasn't there when he was crying for me. He needed mummy to comfort him. By the time they got home he seemed to have completely gotten over it. He was content. I still put an ice pack on it and have been treating it with arnica which seems to be helping.
But he's his usual happy self.
I used to describe him as content, peaceful and placid. I can't use those terms now. Because he is raring to go! He wants to be up and about and discovering things and getting into things. Safe to say he's mobile. Placid he is not. But he is just as happy as ever. Such a joyful little lamb, such a delight. I love my boy.