Thursday, February 21, 2008

A busy week

Well this has been quite a week for our busy little guy. That tooth that he's been working on for months finally popped through two days ago - wooo! Right now you can feel a sharp little edge on the bottom left gum, although it's still hard to see. And wouldn't you know it, the second tooth is not far behind! We can see the right one just below the surface.

As if it wasn't enough to be teething, Matthew's also getting over his very first cold :( I thought it was just teething but then he got really stuffy and starting pulling on his ears. Thankfully the doc says there's no ear infection... and he's already getting better today. Poor guy!

Something interesting he's doing, suddenly, is flipping onto his tummy!! He had done it a couple of times before, but since this is the kid who HATES (or, rather, hated) to be on his tummy, he never wanted to do it on purpose, until now. It's like he realizes he can get to things out of reach and explore the world in a whole different way from his tummy. And yes, he is pushing up on his arms and kicking those little legs like he really wants to GET somewhere... so I am sure it won't be long before he's up on all fours.

And finally, although he's been standing up in our laps hanging onto our hands for a while, he now wants to stand holding onto furniture. :O He can't quite pull himself up yet, but if I put him beside the couch or coffee table he will hang on and stand there looking very proud of himself! Not only that, but he's taken to standing in front of me, holding his hands, and taking a few steps. The steps are still a bit shaky but he is getting it. I can't believe it! Such a big week for our little guy!

We go see the doctor next week for his 9 month check-up, I'm curious how our little string bean is growing. :)