Within the past few weeks, he has definitely become a little jabber box. He'll just talk and talk and talk. His talk and his cry are sometimes very similar, so it can be hard to tell if he is just talking to himself or upset. Here is a video of him singing along to some Taylor Swift.
Will loves to stand when you hold him. His legs are really strong and he can support his own weight for an impressive amount of time. He gets so excited when he stands and just loves to look around.
I feel like I am getting to know my son so much better, as I should feel. I am getting much better at recognizing what is wrong and getting him calmed down. There are still times where he may be upset and I'm not sure what the deal is, but those times are reducing. He can be a pretty sensitive kid. When he wakes up in the night/morning, the routine is to change him, swaddle him, then feed him. He calms instantly when he is initially picked up. Then when I put him down on the changing table to change his diaper, it's like his feelings get hurt and he cries that much harder.
He has also started to laugh a lot more. His giggle is SO DANG CUTE! I live for those moments each day. He is very ticklish...at the right times. When he is in his happy state, he is typically pretty ticklish and I can get a good laugh out of him. Two nights ago, I had him standing on my lap and I was holding his arms. I grabbed his hands and clapped them against my cheeks. He laughed so hard it had me laughing. And he kept laughing and laughing. Finally after a few minutes, I had Lance grab the camera to video it...and of course that is when he decided he was through. One day I will get a good video of him laughing.
When Will is being fed, he almost always holds onto my hand. He especially likes to grab my thumb that is holding the bottle. Sometimes, he will just grab the bottle instead. He probably could hold his own bottle, he just doesn't really want to yet.
|Chillin in the grass at softbal|
|Taken at 6am when I first walked into his room.|
I'm excited to see what the next month will bring.