I’ve been quite busy learning lots of new things while we were in Arkansas last week. One of my most impressive accomplishments, however, was talking Daddy into creating a Google Account for me so I can post on the blog. Unfortunately, blogging isn’t listed on any of the milestone charts, but I’ve been working on regular baby skills too.
I really like mirrors and windows. I like to follow objects in the mirror, and I really like when I can see light and dark movement in the mirror or window (like the sun through trees). There was another baby in our hotel room that I kept trying to play with, but I couldn’t quite figure out where he was.
I love to play with my hands and feet. Mommy bought me some foot rattles, but my feet were too big, so she had to take them back and get the wrist rattles. They aren’t quite as much fun, but no matter how hard I play, they don’t go away like regular toys.
I also discovered that I have toys and when I grab them, they make noise. Unfortunately, sometimes I play with them too hard and then I can’t reach them anymore. I’m working on a solution to this problem though. I’ve mastered rolling from my belly to my back and I’m working on the other direction.
You can see me roll in the video below. I’ve gotten much faster since this was made. I was really tired that day because every time I rolled over, someone would flip me over and make me do it again. Everyone would get so excited every time I rolled over, but I was really ready for a nap after all that hard work.
I can hold my head up quite well. Yesterday I spent about 30 minutes doing mini push-ups and looking around the living room. Sometimes I hold my head up so well that when other people hold me and they forget that I’m still really little and they need to support my head and neck.
I can also smile. I generally like to do this in the middle of the night when Mommy gets up to feed me, so there aren’t good pictures of this skill yet.
I don’t know how often I’ll get to post on the blog because Mommy and Daddy are pretty insistent that I’m not allowed to watch television
, but since they have been busy unpacking from our trip and cleaning the house for our visitors, I’ve snuck in some computer time. I wonder how old I have to be to get a Facebook
Capone has been quite busy for the last several days. Since we have been down in Arkansas, we’ve spent a lot of time in car visiting people, but Capone has also learned some new skills. One of which was talking Rakicy into creating a Gmail address for him so he could post on the blog.*
We did the whole trip entirely in cloth diapers. I started to pack some disposables, but decided at the last minute to leave them at home. We ended up using Bumgenius 3.0 on the road and prefolds and covers when we were at my parents’ house. Even with 2 days in the car, I was sold on the cloth. We made it to Arkansas without any diaper rash and the only waredrobe changes we had were do to Capone’s decision to pee while we were changing the diaper.
He was quite the trooper on this trip. We arrived in the middle of a heat wave and despite temps well over 100, he hardly complained as we dragged him all over Arkansas.
He got to meet his great grandparents.**
He went shopping, met up with lots of friends, was the guest of honor at a baby shower, and hung out at the pool. By the time we got home, we were all exhausted. Hopefully tomorrow, Capone will get to blog about all of the things he learned on the trip, but for now, we’re all going to bed.
*Unfortunately, it was past his bedtime by the time we got home and unpacked, so you’ll have to watch for his post in the coming days.
**In addition to being the only grandchild on both side of the family, Capone is also the only great grandchild as well.
Capone got to try out his new swim diaper (which unfortunately you can’t see in this picture) last night. We tried out the pool last night, but since it late and we had been in the car for the last two days, it didn’t go over too well. Today, however, Capone took his afternoon nap in the baby raft. It turns out that he is a big fan of the pool. The swim diaper worked wonderfully. No messes in the pool and no waterlogged baby.