I'm not so bad at getting Simon's monthly pictures taken, but I just can't get them all on here for updates. Our summer has been incredibly busy around here. There have been very few days when we have been home all day. I can probably count them on one hand. So, finally, here are months 6-9. All three boys are down napping, and I am determined to get this done.
Simon has grown so much this summer! He has gone from rolling over once in a while to a full out crawl, almost bear crawl. When he gets off the blanket outside, he gets off those knees really quick. He hates the grass. When you sit him in it, he picks up both legs and attempts to balance on just his bum. So cute!
Simon has just recently moved to two nursing sessions a day. When he wakes up in the morning and before bed at night. I am still missing the afternoon feeding, but he was ready, and it was becoming a battle most days to keep him still. He has four teeth in now, with two more on the way. He eats with us for all three meals during the day and often eats what we are eating. He prefers to feed himself, and is recently wanting to have his own plate with food on it.
Simon is loud. I know in his mind he feels he has to be heard over the big boys, but wow!! He also thinks screeching is whistling. Willy will whistle at him, and Simon will screech back. Geez, that boy has a set of lungs. He is also beginning to fully let us know when he wants something. I'm getting out the baby sign language stuff today. Hopefully it helps.
He is also incredibly stubborn. He loves to explore and has a hard time knowing that we mean business when we tell him no. It often takes 5 or 6 times telling him no, a couple hand slaps, and moving him away before he'll move on to something else. The big boys learned pretty quick. And I know Simon gets it, he just thinks he can stick it out longer than Willy and I. Poor kiddo has no idea.
He plays well by himself at times, and others he can't be alone. Now that his nursery has been moved and is closed in, I can leave him in there to play while I switch over laundry and such. Most of the time he is happy in there, but sometimes he stands at the gate and cries til I come back for him. With two more teeth coming in, he's spending more time in my lap and arms than usual. But I really enjoy the time with him. I know it won't be much longer until he is always up and on the go.
Colton and Ethan play with him quite a bit. He loves them so much!! And he loves their toys. We've created different barriers with the baby cage gates so they can play without him tearing up their stuff. They've recently nicknamed him "Babyzilla." It's pretty accurate. His favorite game is to knock over a stack of blocks. He will crawl across the room to knock them down and crack up laughing afterwards.
He are the pictures from the last four sets. It's neat to see how much he has changed.
Loving on his owl. He really interacted with it this month (6)
The smile we see most often. He lights up a room with it. And notice the wet line down the sticker? Most of them are like that now.
I think he really looks like Willy here.
SIX month collage
What a grin!
Two boys and Willy were standing behind me trying to get him to laugh.
SEVEN month collage
Check out the pearly whites. This is his goober grin.
He thought he would take a dive off the chair. Didn't happen.
EIGHT month collage. I really love this one.
He just wasn't having the pictures this month. But boy he has sure changed since last month.
Finally a smile here. Almost. He just looks so big!
And here is the NINE month collage. I can't believe there are only three more left.