When he starts to crawl to the kitchen and I block his way - left (laugh a little), right (still can smile), right a little but more than left, than middle....BAAAWWWWLLLLL !!!!
When he wants to play with his blocks and the lid does not come off...BAAAWWWWLLLL !!!!
And of late he has been sucking on his thumb until he has developed a blister. So, we have to either stop him from habitually putting his thumb in to suck. Or put a mitten on his hand. Or what my babysitter cleverly does is play with him and then drug him with milk to never never land. But whenever we take his hand out from his mouth.....BAAAWWWWLLLLL !!!
The worse BAWL being the 3rd one. Coz you know nothing comforts him like a thumb. And now I am scolding myself for not nipping the bad habit in the bud when it first started!
Sigh...I was a thumb sucker too. Is it genetic?
On another note, it is indeed my greatest joy to see him understanding things better now.
- He loves to cock his little head to the left/right to see as much of you as possible before you are out of sight.
- He loves to peep at you behind covers or in between his cot/table legs/sofa.
- He loves to see photos and videos of himself and actually points and laughs at himself or shows concern when he sees himself crying.
- He can wave byebye most of the time and lift both his hands at the sound of a "hurray!"
- He is analysing things now and you can really see that he is thinking about why this thing happens and how that sound is made.
- He loves making the "ssssss" sound like that of a snake and laughs histerically when you make it back at him. (thanks to Cecilia)
- He bounces up and down everytime we sing the "Hop Little Bunny song". (thanks to Cecilia)
- He utterly loves 'noise' and if you don't make any, he will make it for you.
- Stands by himself very often now and very steadily. Squats down more often. Not much of the weird sit-to-stand-positions now.
I love that his mind is opening up.
That means I need more ways and ideas to fill his mind up with all things good,
and to let him see, feel and listen to things that are all constructive.
Also I reckon time for a little more disciplining.