In a blink of an eye, our Ethan boy has attained a grand young age of 9 MONTHS!
Things Ethan can do now, as noted by his baby-proud parents:
- Sit unaided.
Ethan used to topple over after a while but he is an expert at sitting now. He can sit pretty well in his bathtub too, but usually he will fidget around and try to roll over in the tub.
- Clap hands.
Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night, sits in bed and claps his hands. In the middle of the night, I tell ya!
- Giggle adorably.
Ethan especially loves it when we drop things (intentionally or unintentionally). He loves it when we attempt to juggle too! Lately, we discovered that he giggles when he sees me skipping around. All in all, if we imitate his actions, he will start giggling.
He can say “Bababababa….”, “Wawawawa…..”. A far cry from “Mommy” and “Daddy” but well…..getting there.
I read somewhere that there are different types of crawlers. Bear-crawlers are crawlers who use their arms and upper bodies, lift their butts and drag their legs along to get moving. Apparently, bear crawlers move around really quickly. Pete and I can attest to that!
- Stand with support.
It is such a joy to wake up and see Ethan standing in his cot, holding onto the cot railing, and flashing us a huge, wide GRIN. Very rewarding indeed.
- Do “cha-chi-kok”.
Term used to refer to opening and closing of palms of hands. He normally does “cha-chi-kok” followed by hand-clapping.
- Pass objects from one hand to another
….and then into his mouth!
- Reach out hands to be carried.
Usually accompanied by the very manja “uh uh uh”…now who can resist that?!
- Pose for camera.
If we bring a camera and call out to him while he is playing or crawling around, he will stop whatever he is doing, face the camera and SMILE! True model potential.
- Eats his rusks independently.
Sometimes banging it on the table and usually dropping it, but some of it does get into his mouth.
- Peel off his diaper strap.