Thursday, August 31, 2006

Nine months old!!!!!

Well yesterday our baby boy turned nine months old!
It astounds me how much he has grown and changed in just 3 quarters of a year. Hes gone from being described as a bonny baby by strangers to being called a 'bruiser' (were quite proud of that ;) and hes a noisy bugger! One of his faverite games is to yell, listen to me copy the yell and then yell back and so on and so on and so on!
Yesterday was gorgeous. Jase always reacts very enthusiastically when Chris comes home from work. First, he hears his voice before he sees him and he starts looking around, then Chris shouts to him again and he starts shaking with anticipation and looking all around for him, and then when his father finally appears hes smiling like a nut and shaking to be picked up by him. Well last night was a new one. he did the usual shaking and looking, but then when he finally saw his father he just completely lost his nana. He screamed with excitment, gave the biggest laugh weve heard from him yet and practically LEPT out of my arms into his dads. It was an absolutly beautiful thing to see.
Jase has a funny laugh, instead of a normal laugh its more of a loud uncontrolled exhale - if that makes any sence. the closest thing i can think of to describe it is a sweet and definatley non-creepy version of Bevis and Butheads laugh.
On another note I found a great website yesterday that promotes a child rearing philosophy that actually mirrors to a large degree what Chris and i have been doing. Finally!!! I didnt think i really had a parenting style, but apparently I do and its called Attachment Parenting. If anyone is curious just search for Attachment Parenting and youll find a hundred sites, and theres a great overview in Wikapedia. I dont take some of the principals as far as some do, but its definatley very interesting reading.
Chris and I also decided the other day to stop stressing about Jasons night time sleeping habits. So when he wakes in the night i try to settle him and leave him in his bed, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. When it works it works, and when it doesnt he just comes to bed with us. Last night he woke at 2.00am and I got him to settle in just a few minutes, but then he woke again at 3.30am and he was wired and deeply unhappy about it. So he came to bed with us and was asleep in seconds.
All in all its been a wonderful 9 months and I wouldnt trade a single second. Except for maybe the two minutes it took yesterday to clean him up after he filled his nappy while IN his jolly jumper. Ugh.


At 31 August 2006 at 4:19:00 PM NZST, Blogger Saffron said...

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At 31 August 2006 at 4:25:00 PM NZST, Blogger Saffron said...

Happy 9 months Jason!! Soon you'll be a year old - wowo! :)


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