Monday, October 31, 2011

Five months!

Able to sit up under his own power, too!

Jim's new physical abilities are kind of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, he is now able to sit up straight to have his picture taken. On the other hand, he is now unable to sit still to have his picture taken.

Blooper reel.

Fortunately, Daddy is always around to fix things.

So, what's he been up to, this month? Well, chief among his new abilities is sitting complete unsupported! We discovered this while putting together our new jogging stroller (read: while Noah put together our new jogging stroller and Jim and I watched). I sat Jim down for a second, expecting him to flop back against me, and lo, he did not. Well, he did eventually, but not immediately.

Jim's first time sitting on his own for more than two seconds(and the aftermath).

Now he can sit for 15+ minutes at a time. It's easily his favorite position. If he has a toy in front of him (or a Jane Austen adaptation), he's generally delighted for ages. Of course, it usually ends with him bending over to suck on his toes and then crying because he can't get back up again. Ah, the trials of infancy. This video was taken about a week ago - he's sitting much better now. Almost never falls down anymore.

Other developments in the physical realm: he's trying to crawl (but not getting on very well - he can't seem to coordinate his front and back halves), he's extremely interested in his feet, everything he sees goes into his mouth (his record is two hands and a foot), and his head remains enormous (went to Target to buy him some winter hats and NONE of them would stretch over his noggin - fortunately one of Noah's hats fits him reasonably well [yes, seriously {brackets within brackets!}]).

Jim stalks his crib at night, seeking that which he may devour.

In other Jim news, he's being a bit of a pain in the evenings. I believe it's a combination of boredom (since he is now smart enough to figure everything out immediately instead of staring for hours) and tiredness (since he just abandoned his third nap a couple days ago). His favorite thing now is any activity which gets him out of the house. Trips to the grocery store, walks in the park, spins in the jogging stroller - all of these things keep him happy (until we get home). Unfortunately, it's starting to get kind of chilly (65ish during the day, 40s at night), so we've had to learn how to dress him somewhat more substantially. Behold:

The geekery starts young.

Pouting because he can't find a droid to kidnap.

Other fun things include newspapers (I'll put up a post soon about our extremely literate little family), the cat (Bruce is very stoic), dangerous things (pencils, butter knives, computer wires, arsenic, chainsaws*), and being manhandled.

All of us, except Pablo. Pablo's a jerk.

*Some exaggeration may apply.


Emmaline said...

I miss you guys so much, and love you all. Can't wait to come down later this month. :)

Leah said...

ME TOO. I need to be less of a lazy bum about calling people, dammit.

LC Hunt said...

Awe, I loved the first time my boys sat up on their own. It is so exciting. I see you have a toes chomper too, Max just stopped eating his (didn't help that all PJs had cute animal feet). Your son is precious. Hugs & Blessings to your family.

Heather said...

Hi! I am following back from the hump day hop! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up. Your little guy is such a cutie! 5 months is such a fun month too!

Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!