Friday, July 16, 2010

8 Months!

Tomorrow Carter will be 8 months. He "passed" his neurodevelopment assessment, which means that he is testing in his age range and will not need therapy of any kind for at least a year--hooray! He is now pretty stable sitting up and playing with his toys, although he'd much rather have someone sitting by his side, watching him play (frustrating when I am trying to work and just want him to play by himself for 5 minutes!) He has me wrapped around his finger and he is definitely the boss of the house which is beginning to drive everyone crazy. Dave and I are finally determined to be a bit stricter at bedtime (making Carter stay in his crib all night!) We are trying it out this weekend... wish us luck! He now only naps in his crib (no more swing) so he is slowly getting used to it.

Carter is much more aware of his surroundings now. He knows when he has a toy in his hand and if you take it away, he protests. He loves my mom's dog Lily (a big boxer) but isn't too happy with my uncle's dogs (little Boston terriers--he bursts into tears when he sees them!) He loves being outside (as long as it isn't too sunny) and he loves swimming in the pool. He is starting to get a bit of anxiety around strangers or people he doesn't know too well... I am hoping this will pass or we will never be able to convince anyone to babysit for us!

Isn't this the cutest back of the head you've ever seen?

Lastly, we borrowed an activity saucer from Dave's brother. Carter likes it but is very unsure of one toy that I refer to as "clown dog" because it looks like a dog with a clown costume on--a bit creepy. Here is a funny video of Carter trying to decide what to do about this clown dog... I think he also thinks it is a bit scary!


sherry said...

He is off-the-charts cute!

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