Baby J 81/2 to 9 months
As I was preparing to write this post I realised that I hardly have any pics of Baby J "in action". I'm so busy taking pics of Sweetpea for her parents I haven't taken hardly any of Baby J. I will try to be more conscious of recording more of Baby J's efforts in the future.
I would have to say that my main observation of Baby J is that he is a details kind of guy. He loves to explore all kinds of small details of any object he picks up. He will usually spend several minutes or more exploring each item. He is not crawling yet but does move around on his knees to reach things and rolls over to get to things. I'm not sure if his attention to detail and focus on individual items will change once he can move around with ease. I'm wondering if this is just part personality and part the fact that he has been given materials to develop his focus and concentration since birth.
Baby J loves the cylinder imbacure box and has spent so much time trying to figure it out. He will spend sometimes 15 or more minutes with the material. He has now mastered it and I've introduced him to the rectangular prism. He has managed to get it through the hole once or twice but not consistently.
He also enjoys the egg and cup and the peg and cup and can do both easily.
Baby J loves the stacking cups and can put several of them into each other. He likes when I build a tower and knocks it down.
In general he is trying very hard to move but just can't seem to get past moving all the way forward onto all fours from a sitting position and then sliding onto his belly. He gets soooo frustrated and it is painful to watch him do this over and over. I seriously can't wait until he figures out how to crawl!
I have been so focused on Sweetpea this month that I can't really think of anything else specific that Baby J is doing although I know he has been doing lots of things! Next month will be more evenly recorded for sure!