Stretching and Stepping

Day 200

Simon sometimes gets shy in front of the camera. He will be talking and active then suddenly quiet down when he realizes that the camera is on him. In this video, I was trying to capture him saying “dada”. He is coughing here because he sometimes chokes on his saliva, he hasn’t really learned how to swallow it yet.

This morning, we went for a car ride to check out a gym for Simon called My Gym.

Ron had been looking online for different activities for Simon. We just went to check out the gym today but will go back for a free class next weekend. They are offering two free classes right now so we’re going to check them out and see which one better suits Simon and see if he enjoys them. They basically have different exercises and activities depending on the age group.

Simon seems to be over his cold, he no longer has mucus in his nostrils. All clear!

Simon’s two little lower teeth are coming out and more visible now. It’s hard to take a picture of them though since he keeps on moving.

Simon just has a really funny expression here.

After meals, we have been giving Simon a cup with a straw filled with water. He likes to chew on the straw but not sure if he is sucking up any water. But he is learning to grip the handles and maybe he’ll accidentally get some water through the straw and want to figure out how he did that.

Ron has been doing different exercises with Simon including having Simon stretch his arms above his head. When he stretches his arms above his head, Simon will take a few steps. It’s kind of like a chimpanzee or something. We missed it in this video but Simon was able to keep his balance and take one step before falling over. He might just skip crawling and head straight to walking.

Our arms are getting a good workout with supporting Simon while he tries to stand. My back is getting even more of a workout when I carry him these days since he seems to weigh so much more. In the evening Simon and I went out for a walk and my legs and back are tired. Also, during out walk we made a stop into Old Navy to change his diaper and he peed all over himself, the changing table, and me. It’s the first time in a long while that he has peed while having a diaper change.

Also, Simon seemed to have a good night’s sleep last night. He went to bed around 10:30pm and woke up around 6am this morning, 7.5 hours without a peep. He woke up to have some milk then went back to sleep for another 2 hours. Ron has been trying to train Simon the last few nights to sleep through the night. Simon has been crying quite loudly in protest (I can hear him through the door) but eventually does go back to sleep with some coaxing. This is the first night that he didn’t wake up at all but I’m guessing it is a fluke since he was probably making up some missed sleep from yesterday. I guess we’ll see in the next few days if the training is really working or not.

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