In other baby news, the pediatrician gave us the go-ahead to start introducing solid foods. We are doing something called Baby Led Weaning, so no baby food or purees or spoon feeding. Just soft, easy-to-grab, finger foods cut to about the size and shape of a french fry. Of course, he is still getting his nutrients from formula so at this point he's just exploring things. We started by keeping him in his high chair at the table with us instead of taking turns eating while the other one took care of the baby. We let him have a spoon and fork on his tray first, then gave him some banana pieces that he could grab. He got the spoon right into his mouth, but isn't quite sure about the banana thing yet. Next up is sweet potatoes.
He's been enjoying sitting up straight. Like in this swing. Or on the couch, modeling the socks I knit for him last Christmas. He likes to sit in the stroller part of the stroller instead of the car seat attached to the top, and sitting up in the high chair instead of leaned back. Rolling over is new. Not from tummy to back yet, but from back to tummy. Then he gets stuck and mad that he can't get back.
The best thing though, is that he has started laughing. Which means I now spend my time making silly faces and sounds trying to get him to giggle because it's my favorite sound in the world.