so nathaniel is seven months and one week old. you know what the means? we have to keep him in our line of sight constantly. this kid can make it from one side of the living room to grabbing at the plants on the other side in the time it takes me to put him on the floor and go to sit on the couch. in fact, we’ve often found ourselves confused as we lose a visual on him, only to find that he’s hanging out under the coffee table playing with one of pickles’ toys. actually, that’s one of his favorite new activities.
he loves the earth kong. absolutely craves it. if he sees this toy, there is nothing that can stop him from getting to it. we’ll move the toy somewhere else and he’ll just follow it. pickles will pick up the toy and wander somewhere with it and nathaniel will follow. pickles has even sat himself down between nathaniel and the kong, but nathaniel just keeps moving. pickles enjoys playing with nathaniel, for a time, but then he gets annoyed or something, grumbles to himself and walks away. this has been happening quite often lately.
so besides crawling around, nathaniel is also doing some pretty kick ass sitting. no longer does he sway back and forth trying to keep his balance, he’s in full on sitting down mode. in fact, he’s even made the move from crawling to sitting up. i missed how it happened, but he was crawling for pickles’ bed (like i said, he just wants all of the dogs things) and when i looked back at him, he was sitting up with his little baby ipod. you know what that means? his mattress has been lowered in his crib. i’ve also been working with nathaniel on his ability to stand up. he’s very wobbly, but i don’t have to hold him up anymore, just sort of guide him to not falling over. no worries, the house has been babyproofed thanks to a gift card for buy buy baby (we prefer babies ‘r us).
not sure what else to report other than nathaniel’s first experience with gefilte fish went about as well as i would have expected. he ate a little bit, then spit it all out. he does, however, really like the vast majority of the foods we have been feeding him. the only thing he wasn’t so happy with was chicken, but other meats (beef and lamb) that we tried he loved, going as far as devouring the lamb i was feeding him. today he had his first experience with mangos, and liked them so much that if i wasn’t feeding him fast enough he would freak out a little (julia got to experience that when she fed him dinner). we think it’s because they are sweeter than anything he has eaten so far, that he’s just really liking the sugar rush it’s giving him.
that’s all we need, nathaniel hopped up on sugar.