Early July he began to sit. It's amazing how much more like a person he seems to be when he can sit and grab for things in front of him. This led to him rolling. He had rolled over last month, but it was only once at a time and very strenous. These days he's a rolling machine! Flipping this way and that... In fact now he's even started to lift his butt up when he's sitting, using his muscular thighs to push him up in the air. When he is down on his tummy, he can push all the way up now, which is pretty adorable. He hasn't quite mastered pulling his legs in under him to begin to crawl, so instead he kind of looks like he's swimming. Heather posted the MOST adorable video of him doing this, so check her post if it's been a while! We think he's on the verge of figuring it out. Our house will never be the same again...
Our little man also has not one but TWO teeth. He got his first tooth July 17 and his second on the 23rd. It's amazing how quickly things change. I wasn't expecting to get another tooth so quickly after the first. They are both bottom teeth, and he has been very kind to his mama, so no feeding rituals have changed.
Speaking of feeding rituals, man this kid can EAT! His diet now includes sweet potatoes, apples, pears, carrots, bananas (his least favorite), peas, and rice cereal. We're trying to avoid oats, barley and white flour his first year because of the siliac disease that runs in Micah's family. (Unfortunately, I already learned the importance of reading the label when I tainted him this week. I thought food marked "spinach & carrots" would be just that. Oh, what I have to learn! Apparently, it also included potato and barley (oops!).) In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to introducing squash, green beans, brown rice and blueberries. Anyways, he's eating a lot and growing bigger day by day.
He has also grown very aware of his environment. Hunter is one of the most interesting subjects in the house, and he really enjoys chatting with him. (Hunter says the verdict is still out for him - haha.) He learned while he was sick that coughing gets attention (or maybe he just thinks it's a super cool sound), so he does this hilarious fake cough allllllllllll the time. Oh & yesterday he was hanging with Sydney, Scott & Molly's newest little girl who is just a few weeks old, and they couldn't take their eyes off each other. It was pretty cool to see them both interacting with one of "their own".
We've been trying some new stuff lately. He's riding in his BOB (stroller) like a big boy. He seems to really enjoy his new perspective. He also got to try sitting in a restaurant's high chair for the first time a couple of nights ago. He did really well. We have a totally yuppy accessory (according to Arwen) that is like a playmat for high chairs & shopping carts. It's to keep a layer of cloth between him & the germs. But I gotta tell ya, that thing was a HIT last night. I'm sure it's only because it was new, but Logan kept himself occupied throughout the ENTIRE meal. (That's a little thing us mommies call a "miracle"!)
He's got his 6 month check up next week. We're betting he'll be darn near ready for his new carseat (which means over 20lbs). A few weeks ago when he had croup (a severe cough), they weighed him at almost 18!
Here's some pics from over the summer. Micah's been enjoying time spent with his little boy, I think. (Although, the last picture is hiking 4 14ers in one day with Arwen).
Here's a video of him chatting it up with a couple of cousins while we were on vacation...