The summer is over now and the Fall is in full swing. The students are back at school and the student athletes have been back for weeks. As such, my work life has become a bit busier. All of this is to say it’s not because I’m not driven and totally serious about this blog that I haven’t posted in daaaays and weeeeeks. So. Getting on with it.
Bruno is cruising. For those of you unfamiliar with this term it means that he is pulling himself up and traveling by holding on to things. It’s almost easier to keep up with him because he doesn’t move as fast in this manner as he did with his soldier-on-his-belly crawl (which he still hasn’t graduated from on the crawling continuum) except when he looses his grip or jukes when he should jive and falls straight back and bumps his tiny curl covered head.
When he falls, if I’m around I’m the only thing that will soothe him. It’s adorable but I also feel so bad when his dad picks him up after a head bonk and he cries and cries and reaches for me and almost immediately after the transfer he stops crying and sticks his thumb in his mouth. So, yeah, I feel bad but at the same time it’s the most wonderfully satisfying moment being able to comfort your baby just by being there.
The new standing ability also means that he is doing this in the middle of the night. I’ve read that when babies hit new developmental milestones they will sometimes practice them in their sleep which totally seemed reasonable when it was rolling over, cause, you know rolling over is pretty inoccuous to ones slumber and people roll over in their sleep all the time. And yeah, I know some people stand up and walk around in their sleep all the time, too, but for most that doesn’t involve scaling a wall of vertical slats with a blanket wrapped around their bodies. I mean, unless I’m completely ignorant to the way most people sleep. Or stand up for that matter. Anyway, Bruno has been standing up in the middle of the night and whether he’s waking up before or after, he wakes up and, um, tries to get our attention. And for some reason, whether it’s the swaddle or the darkness or perhaps the shock of awaking and being upright, he can’t/won’t get back down. (We have a system that Daddy does the getting up in the middle of the night because if I get up, I wake up and take sometimes hours to go back to sleep. Where as Daddy can pass back out in moments. This has worked pretty well except for the time when Bruno kept standing up again and Daddy was already back asleep and I’m lying there, like, “ugh, I guess the ‘falling back asleep ship’ has sailed anyway” but I digress) What I’m getting at is that while he still goes back to bed eventually*, sleep has been a bit dicey for the hubby and me.
One last thing I need to add here before I get to the pictures and videos is that now that my work schedule has become more demanding and our childcare situation is held together with hooks and wire (Oh and our car broke on Friday night so that is also now causing a bit of a problem on the childcare/life/getting around front) (I’ve been told that it might be an easy fix so I’m wishing and hoping and praying that it will be ok for my class reunion this weekend. more on that later) the grandparents who usually get to see Bruno on a semi-regular basis are SUFFERING. So I want to let them know that we’re doing the best we can and you are not forgotten. We just need to survive at the moment.
But anyway, Happy Grandparents Day, All of you!
Here’s some more videos as your present
done with his feeding. so he stood up.
*LAST night, Bruno went back to sleep. 4 times. Which of course meant he woke up at least that many times. He’s also SOOOOO** close to getting his first tooth so we’re assuming that was the culprit last night. It had been 6 hours since we gave him Motrin and since it must be taken with food, we gave him Tylenol which did nothing. 4x nothing.
** I say that he is SOOOO close to getting a freaking tooth so often, I don’t even believe me any more. But seriously I think this dastardly tooth is close.