Yesterday when we went out, we encountered a few moms carrying their newborns and there was this 1 mom carrying her twins! The babies looked like dolls! 😀 Instantly I felt like wanting a newborn like that too! When I looked at my baby… well… this little guy is gonna graduate from babyhood soon hmmm 🙂 Honestly, it’s tiring nowadays. Sometimes I feel like this is the most exhausting stage of taking care of my baby so far. Sometimes I feel like I couldn’t wait for him to get bigger. But sometimes I also wished I could turn back the time when he was 3 or 4 months old because he was soo easy to be taken care of.
However, the good thing is these days we’re never running out of surprises. Everyday there’s always new thing he would show us. Almost everyday when hubby got home from work I couldn’t wait to report to him the new story on Ihsan. Sometimes there are more than one! We are really entertained by him nowadays 🙂
Height & weight: He weighted 7.6 kg as on last Wednesday although the latest weight I took today is 7.8 kg. His height now is 68.0 cm more or less.
Crawling, creeping & sitting: Ihsan finally can push himself forward. Right after that, he fastly mastered the crawling skill and he’s now everywhere! He gets under the table, inside narrow spaces, behind stuffs so on and so forth. He follows us wherever we go too. I feel like being a train head with small couch tagging along Behind me 😛 It’s getting more interesting as he’s now started to creep on his knees too and even try to hold on on only 1 hand although he’s yet to stand. He enjoys grabbing stuffs on the book cabinet, his diaper basket on the sofa, things on the table and many more. He loves creeping on us too, trying to pull the writings on our shirts, trying to touch our faces, trying to touch our hands and many more. Besides, he’s also starting to sit on his own! That’s super cute! 😀 I just witnessed he did it today by himself without stumbling down.
Because of his new found abilities, he’s becoming more challenging for me. He keeps discovering everything in the house and he’s more attracted to non-toys stuffs especially the one that he sees we are holding or on us like my telekung and the sejadah. Sometimes by the time I finished praying, the sejadah is already crumpled while he is lying in front of me with his stinky diaper 😛 Many of the things he likes to play are of course baby hazard stuffs like wires and heater (again!). He’s also starting to fall more frequently. Although I keep watching him like a hawk (that helps reduce the number of falling incident) but of course I can’t just glue my eyes on him. He also knows how to open the living room door (by pushing with his hand or kicking) then crawl towards the entrance. But usually he’ll stop halfway because he gets distracted by the house slippers. That’s dirty, I know. This makes my trip to the toilet not at piece. Sometimes I need to open the toilet door while doing my business in order to ensure he won’t go far until the entrance because he might fall down on the floor below. Thus, we really need to do mega baby-proofing project real soon.
Solid foods: Ihsan is getting better in accepting solids. His bowl movements has gone back to normal. Although I do believe the previous diarrhea incident was majorly started once he caught cold. But everything is related to each other. Somehow his nappy rash is also completely gone. My baby is back to a cheerful baby and we are also happy 🙂 Anyway, I’ve introduced Ihsan to white meat fish. He likes it I think because he eats more than usual. Maybe his rice porridge tastes better rather than the bland taste of plain ride porridge mixed with vegetable only. So far Ihsan has eaten sweet potato, carrot, avocado, banana, sawi and pumpkin. During the afternoon when I’m cooking, usually I’ll be giving him baby senbe. He’s getting better at holding his finger food and eating it rather than playing with it. Owh by the way he has 2 teeth now! 😀 I’m planning to start giving him solids 2 times a day soon. By the way, nowadays Ihsan is more prone to get things into his mouth. I’ve seen him chewing his plush animals. It’s cute because he looks like a baby carnivore *Meow!!!* hihi 😀 Just now we saw him crawling but with his 1 hand chewing on small Mr. Teddy’s leg. We tried to capture the moment but it was over before could grab our hands on the camera. Seems like he’s really practicing to use his teeth 😉
Others: I see that he’s getting clingy with me. He loves to be pampered… resting on me while watching tv… or simply lying on me then looking at me… or touching my face… or playing with my sweater and so on. So manja one this boy 😛 Is he playing favorite? We’ll see and I’ll update on this on next month’s milestones. He’s starting to throw tantrum when we don’t give the thing he wants. He would cry lying and his legs kicking on the floor. That’s scary. I pray that this won’t become a habit until he’s toddler and what more doing it in the public, amin! Other than that, he cries with high pitch that’s deafening our ears! Seriously… that’s also scary and blood boiling too! I’m glad that our house is a bit distant from the neighbors’ houses. Or else I’m sure the police would be knocking on our door due to someone reporting that I might be abusing my baby wahaha! 😛 Ihsan loves to play with mirror. He’s really fascinated with hiw own image and it’s really funny seeing his reactions. He loves to pull our hair and pat our faces and that hurts!, obviously. He babbles a lot when he’s energetic. He knows how to put the ball inside the hole on his activity playing box after I taught him. He loves reading books (well… I read and he listens) and watching the videos I collected for him.
I think that’s all I could remember right now. I really enjoy looking at my baby’s progress from day to day 🙂 I never put expectation for him to achieve something. I’d rather prefer that he grasps everything on his own pace. But of course I do keep monitoring him to ensure that he won’t get out of the normal time lines. Anyway, I keep praying that we’ll always have all the patience in the world in taking care of our baby since our life with him is getting more ‘interesting’ from day to day! 🙂