Last Friday, March 15th, Malachi crawled forward for the first time!
There was a toy he wanted and he crawled right over to get it. What
the video doesn't show is the smile and surprise he had on his face once
he lifted his head back up!
My baby is growing up!
And now for some photos...and the video!
The day of his first crawl!
My sleeping, sick baby.
Modeling (and trying to take off) the crown he/we made at baby story time at the library.
A better view of the crown.
9 months old!
My 9 month old!
The face he gives us often when he is getting excited about something! I love it!
My sleeping baby in his car seat. He normally sleeps with his hands behind his head on the bed, but this day he did it in the car seat too.
It's been over a month since I last posted and I apologize for the absence to those of you who are still reading this blog...
In this past month or so...
Malachi is growing and learning and he is oh, so smart!
He celebrated his 8 month birthday on February 12th. He is almost crawling! He hates being on his tummy, but if there is something he wants to reach he will arch his back and roll over and scoot to reach it.
We think he might walk before he crawls.
He is so curious and wants to reach and explore everything that he can.
He learned how to wave in his 7th month! He doesn't wave at everybody yet, but if you're patient he will wave at you.
He gives high fives!
And kisses! Open mouth baby kisses! I love them! :)
He knows how to give the sign for "more" which he uses often. I sometimes peek in on him when he just wakes up from his nap and see him practicing "more" to himself.
He can clap his hands.
He says "mmmm" "mmm" when he is eating.
He's very smart.
He usually wakes up smiley from his naps. It's so wonderful!
His tongue is almost constantly out and he spits sometimes.
He babbles "ohma ohmama" when he wants me and then reaches his arms out towards me. It is the sweetest thing!
He loves books! He has ones that he likes more than others. He learned how to boom from a book and now he booms a lot!
His favorite songs are "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty".
He is very observant. If someone is speaking, he watches them like a hawk and then smiles at them when they are finished.
His pincher grasp is the cutest thing! He is really good at getting food to his mouth but has a harder time letting go of it once his fingers are in his mouth. He has tried to pincher grasp pureed squash to his mouth. It worked...sort of.
On Saturday he pulled the pincher off a crawdad. He's learning young...I guess that's typical boy!
He loves squash! And sweet potatoes and carrots. He is not a fan of plain yogurt (even with sweet potatoes mixed in).
Last Thursday he weighed 17 lbs. 7.4 oz.
He is so ticklish! I walked in the other day to Mali and Jesse playing and Mali was just laughing and laughing as Jesse was tickling his belly.
Last Thursday he was diagnosed with his first ear infection and given antibiotics. We thought he might have RSV, which thankfully he didn't. He is starting to feel better. It is has been a rough winter. It feels like he (and Jesse) has been almost constantly sick.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New year. It's gone by too fast, but we spent Christmas (10 days!) in Idaho with my in-laws (Jesse's parents). It was fun for Jesse's parents to see Malachi since the last time they saw him he was only a month old! Malachi was also able to meet all of his cousins- two of which are only 6 months and 2 months older than him! I enjoyed seeing where Jesse grew up as well as his parents farm. Malachi had fun opening presents, but like most babies he seemed to be more interested in the wrapping than the actual presents. I loved being a part of Mali's first Christmas.
Malachi got a sippy cup from Santa for Christmas and loves drinking water out of it. He is also eating rice cereal regularly and enjoys that too. He has been doing a great job of sitting by himself lately and he even enjoyed a Bumbo seat while we were at his grandparents house.
A day before we left Idaho we visited Jesse's brother and his wife (also a Natasha!) at their house in Eastern Idaho. Then we left for SLC so we could see the lights at Temple Square. I had never seen them before and they were beautiful! What a lovely end to the trip.
We are now in Columbus with my parents and sister and celebrated the New year here. I'm glad we were able to spend time with my family as well.
Here are a some photos from Christmas and New Years...
On October 31st, Malachi finally got his toe in his mouth after working at it for about a day! He was excited! (And he is in his Halloween costume- a little pumpkin and so cute to boot. Our ward didn't have Trunk or Treat so that was the best we did, just dressed him up and took a few photos.)
Everybody comments on how happy Mali always is, and it's true- he is such a happy baby! Always smiling, content, and flirty, oh so flirty with girls. :) He just turned 5 months old on the 12th and these have been the best 5 months! I just love my baby so much! He has brought such joy to our lives and I'm so grateful that I have the wonderful privilege and opportunity to be his mama.