As I posted earlier, I noticed that ONE tooth has decided to show itself out of boyboy's bottom gum on his 8th month.
Other things that have popped out is boyboy's show of frustration.
He knows how to show his frustration now.
This happens when he is sleepy and is (rudely) awaken by mummy needing to go somewhere, daddy turning on the lights at 10.30 pm to get ready for bed, wiping his butt and changing diaper when all he really wants is to turn over, suck his thumb and sleep.
It can also happens right in the middle of the living room when he is trying to get himself up from this-irritatingly-close-to-the-floor sitting position to a much higher can-climb-over-mummy's-lap standing position
And what does he do when he is frustrated?
Betcha if he could stamp his feet, he would.
But right now, he will howl and when I try to stroke his head or pat him, he will push my hand away.
He still allows me to pick him up and cuddle him and hum his favourtie song.
But no patting his chest (if he is lying down) or rubbing his back or stroking his head.
The other thing that has popped up is his constant need to eat when we eat.
Maybe it is the smell, the sight of us putting food in our mouth.
Whatever it is, as soon as our food arrives, he will start drooling and his mouth will start moving as if he is eating too! What imagination!
So, now whenever we eat out, out comes his biscuit container as well.
At least that keeps him contented for almost the entire duration of our meal.
And finally, his inborn ability to crawl has also popped out.
We bought him a bus, an airplane and a turtle last weekend. All with pull back trings at the end that makes the toy move. He loves his turtle coz it is bright yellow and the flap on its legs are made of leather, so it really moves in a flip-flop fashion. He also loves his bus that ting-a-ling-a-lings whenever it moves. This I hold on to it and move it manually even though it also has a draw string coz it moves too fast for boyboy to catch up.
But these 2 toys have got him crawling pretty fast trying to grab them and (sigh) put them into his mouth.
One pop-in to report as well. His nose has stopped running!
Aunty Cecilia, grand 'old' whiz of a babysitter found out that we were wetting boyboy's head at night. In redemption of myself, he was really sweaty and we didn't turn on the aircon so soon after his bath. But now that we have stopped doing so, his runny nose has stopped.
What can I say....a little smelly head is better than a running hose (opppsss.....I mean nose!)
So, Some poppings have got me concerned, some poppings have made me glad.
Guess there always will be some up and downs, some good and bad, some concerns and gladness.
Hai.....that is a mummy's life for you!