Can you tell that he had a blast "hunting" for Easter eggs?
We've hit a couple of big milestones in the last month. Jake has complete mastered crawling. He is a speed-demon! He has also figured out how to stand himself up with the support of anything he can get his hands on for leverage (furniture, toys, other sitting babies...). He can also support himself standing with one hand, while reaching for or playing with a toy in the other. He can also use both hands to play with toys while standing so long as he is leaning up against something. He has balanced himself a few times (for very brief seconds) without any support at all. Don't think he's figured out that he's done that one yet!
He officially has eight teeth - two are still working their way in which causes some heart-ache and frustration sometimes. He can also hold his bottle all on his own, with us providing the recline for him. He's slowly figuring out the fun of finger-food... even though we still have some gagging-reflexes going on.
And personality - it's emerging, and it's adorable. His favorite things right now are to "lounge" up against us and placing his head in our laps when he's getting tired. He is also LOUD, no quiet baby here. He loves to babble, and with quite a lot of intensity sometimes :)
It's so exciting to watch him progress and grow. But, of course, there are things that I can't wait for...
Number one on the list is his first birthday - we can officially turn his carseat forward at that point and hopefully we will no longer have the screaming that occurs during car trips longer than 15 minutes. Seriously, this is one thing we are counting down the weeks on - which, by the way, is seven weeks away.
Number two would be walking! We know that this will cause other challenges for us, but both Andy and I cannot wait for him to walk. It just opens up so many other fun things that we can do, including running around at the park, going to the beach, walking-type toys, playing in the backyard, chasing the cat around the house... It's almost like he's brain is way ahead of his body again, in that you can tell he wants to do it, but his body isn't cooperating. (This same kind of thing happened right before he met other milestones - whack at his toys on his playmat, rolling over, sitting up on his own, and crawling.) So, we really think the walking is not far behind!
Anyway, he's adorable and we love him more than anything. We can't wait to see what the next month will bring!