Doctor: Hi fat baby! You are so happy and perfect!
Me: I know!
Doctor: Does he have any new tricks this month?
Me: YES! He rolls back and forth.
Little Fox: smiles and immediately rolls back and forth
Me: And he takes his pacifier in and out my himself.
Little Fox: smiles and immediately takes his pacifier in and out.
Doctor: Impressive! He also has highly advanced language response skills, I see.
Me, beaming with pride: I KNOW! He even laughs at my jokes.
Little Fox: laughs
Seriously, how does this kid get more perfect?! He cannot. Maybe except for sleeping in his crib at night – he has some work to do there.
Husband and I are continuously baffled by his happiness. He had a stomach virus with some pretty gnarly results but laughed through pretty much the whole thing. Saurus is CONSTANTLY bugging him but Little Fox thinks he hung the moon and absolutely LOVES anything big brother does – even if it’s poking him in the cheeks 9000 times in a row and yelling “I love you, Little Brother” directly into his face while he’s trying to eat/sleep/do anything.
He also discovered his tongue so his new favorite activity is licking everything he can get moderately close to his mouth.
He is thisclose to rolling over but I’m praying he hits a roadblock there. I’m not ready for that yet. I like being able to leave him on the floor and know he won’t scoot too far. Right now he just grabs his feet and lets physics take over. Like a giant roly-poly. Or a bowling ball.
1. wooden teether : ahhhh, teething. I predict the remainder of the baby updates will consist of at the teething-aid-of-the-moment.
2. plush deer rug : this has been in the nursery since Little Fox was born but it really comes in handy for carting around the house and it fits perfectly under the play gym and is a nice cushion for our hard floors.
3. burts bees pajamas : the boys’ christmas pajamas this year and they looked ADORABLE. And refused to both look at the camera at the same time. And cooperate about pictures in general.
4. swing : We are revising our previous swing review to say that, while we love the swing, Little Fox no longer does. We tried out this one at a friend’s house and the dude sat perfectly still with a giant smile on his face for 45 minutes. So we immediately Amazon Primed it to our house and regret nothing. First Child loved the back and forth swing, Second Child only likes going side to side. Typical.
5. antifungal cream + flannel wipes + wipe warmer : Diaper rashes are just the worst. Period. So when things get a little out of control, we bust out the big guns: flannel wipes and clotrimazole. I just cut out squares of flannel (pre-washed in baby detergent), soak them in water with a little coconut oil and a drop of lavender oil, and put them in the wipe warmer. This plus a thin layer of antifungal cream topped with about half a jar of barrier cream (I like burts bees ointment) does wonders. You’re also supposed to keep them as dry down there as possible but, come on, I have little boys and little boys enjoy making artwork all over the walls if left diaperless so that’s not a possibility.
6. bandana bibs : I suppose we had to get to the drooly stage sometime and thankfully they make cute bibs for that.